MSI GT60 2PC-464XPL DOMINATOR
Reviews for the MSI GT60 2PC-464XPL DOMINATOR
Source: Notebooktest.pl PL→EN
Positive: Robust design; good keyboard; very high performance; good speakers and a built-in subwoofer; fast HDD; very easy access to components; position of the ports. Negative: Noisy cooling system; hot under load; poor microphone and camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2014
MSI is well known for a multitude of options in the gaming notebook market segment. The MSI GT60 2PC - 464XPL DOMINATOR is another machine that delivers where it matters. The Windows 8.1 notebook has a familiar design employed by MSI right up to the black chassis and SteelSeries keyboard, which allows users to customize the background light.
The notebook comes with a 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080), anti-glare screen with good clarity and colors. There is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX870M GPU with either 6 GB or 3 GB GDDR5 graphics memory; depending on the configuration selected. At the core of the device is a 4th generation Intel Core i7 48000MQ processor and DDR3L 1600 MHz support up to 32 GB.
The storage is a combination of up to 384 GB Super RAID 2 + 750 GB HDD 7200rpm and the notebook is equipped with either a BD Writer / BD Combo / DVD Super Multi; again depending on the variant. The MSI GT60 2PC - 464XPL DOMINATOR comes with a 9 cell Li-ion 7800 mAh battery.
Other features include Killer E2200 Game Networking, Cooler Boost 2 technology and XSplit Gamecaster for game recording capabilities. The total weight of the notebook is 3.5 kg.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
4800MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.
MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.