MSI GX60 Series

MSI GX60-3AE-216USProcessor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M, AMD A-Series A10-5750M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 3.426kg, 3.5kg
Price: 1199, 1200 euro
Average Score: 78.24% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 73%, features: 81%, display: 82%
mobility: 65%, workmanship: 69%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 81%

 

MSI GX60-1AC-025UK

Specifications

MSI GX60-1AC-025UKNotebook: MSI GX60-1AC-025UK
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

Average Score: 79.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

80% MSI GX60 Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Techspot English
The MSI GX60 is a budget gaming notebook that almost gets the formula right. As tested, the GX60 is meant to be sold for $1,420, but we couldn't find it anywhere as of writing. Instead an identical system without the SSD is sold on Amazon and Newegg for $1,200. Considering the SSD was one of weak points of this system, for $100 you could easily justify plugging in a faster, more reliable SSD than the one MSI shipped to us. Despite the bulky aesthetics we applaud how rounded the MSI system is, especially for the price, you get a pretty good GPU, display quality, built-in audio and battery life. Which ultimately makes it hard not to wonder what sort of potential the GX60 could have had with the right processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% MSI GX60 review
Source: Techradar English
That said, it all makes for a very sturdy and robust feeling system. Likewise, the keyboard feels great, too. Engineered by keyboard specialist Steelseries, it's very stable with little to no deflection of the keyboard bed. But it's the AMD A10 CPU that's the real sticking point. It's just about tolerable for most current games. But there's absolutely no performance in hand for future games. And it makes the AMD Radeon HD 7970M dedicated graphics chip seem a little futile and the GX60 ultimately a bit off-target.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MSI GX60
Source: Techreview Source English
The MSI GX60 is an affordable Windows 8 gaming notebook that provides excellent graphics performance, surprisingly long battery life and a 1080p HD display. The design could be a little better as it's a little chunky and the keyboard isn't backlit. For the money, the MSI GX60 is a pretty good value. MSI chose to use an AMD CPU that is still able to compete with Intel Core powered notebooks without that added cost. We really like the inclusion of a Blu-ray player and dual hard drives on such an affordable laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MSI GX60 Gaming Laptop Review
Source: T Break English
So the MSI GX60 is not only an impressive laptop on paper, but also in practice. While some may consider the AMD A10 Trinity APU to be a bit of a bottleneck, the quad-core processor is more than capable of handling daily tasks and gaming in general. Games like Battlefield 3 and Guild Wars 2 which are heavily dependent on the CPU do show the limitations of the Trinity APU, however.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% MSI GX60
Source: Laptop Mag English
Budget minded gamers should no doubt give the GX60 a serious look. Its impressive Batman: Arkham City scores alone should tell you that this AMD workhorse is no slouch. The 1080p matte screen makes movies and games look like candy for your retinas, while its keyboard and cool palmrest will be welcome homes for your hands while you taunt your LAN-mates after fragging them.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX60 Gaming Laptop Review (A10-4600M/HD7970M)
Source: Kitguru English
The MSI GX60 Laptop is a well priced machine targeting a wide enthusiast audience who don’t wish to pay £1,500-£2,000+ for a new high powered gaming laptop. The recommended retail price of £999.99 inc vat is very competitive. The fact that Overclockers are selling it this week for £899.99 inc vat makes for a very tempting proposition. The MSI GX60 has many strong points worthy of mention. The included Steelseries keyboard is fantastic, offering tactile feedback, well spaced out keys and a full numpad. The only problem is the lack of double height return key, which always causes a problem for me, long term. It isn’t backlit either which is slightly disappointing.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
74% 15,6-Zoll-Spiele-Notebook mit Radeon HD 7970M
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 73% features: 70% display: 85%
Günstiger Gamer mit Radeon HD 7970M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: sound allround-package; maximum frame rates; fair display, battery runtime and input devices Negative: low office performance
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2012

 

MSI GX60-A10797287B

Specifications

MSI GX60-A10797287BNotebook: MSI GX60-A10797287B
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

90% Reinerbige AMD-Spielekombo
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 88%
Test portable Gamer MSI GX60
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Price; keyboard; design; discrete graphics card; storage. Negative: CPU performance; noisy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2012

 

MSI GX60

Specifications

MSI GX60Notebook: MSI GX60
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.426kg
Price: 1199 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

81% Review MSI GX60 Notebook | Notebookcheck
A bold hardware mix. How much power does the Radeon HD 7970M still have when the high-end graphics is combined with a weak processor? MSI installs AMD's low-cost A10-4600M quad-core in its GX60 to achieve the lowest price possible. Our benchmarks reveal the sobering results.
40% MSI GX60
Source: Digital Versus English
The MSI GX60 1AC does have some things going for it, like the sound quality and battery life... But the processor is entirely inadequate to support the graphics card, stopping it from providing any quality gaming, and the picture quality is atrocious.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%
Spielpraxis – 15,6-Zoll-Gaming-Notebook mit AMD-Plattform
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2013
Rating: performance: 45% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
80% MSI GX60 - laptop do gier
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GX60-1AC-021US

Specifications

MSI GX60-1AC-021USNotebook: MSI GX60-1AC-021US
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)
 GX60-1AC-021US (Model)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% MSI GX60 1AC-021US
Source: IT Reviews English
If you want a system around $1,300, you can ask for one that offers good performance on multimedia creation or 3D gaming prowess, but not both. When you're faced with a choice of overall performance vs. gaming performance on a budget, the MSI GX60 1AC-021US is a great entry-level system for the gamer on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX60 1AC-021US
Source: PC Mag English
Pricewise, the GX60 would replace the Maingear Pulse 11, but that system is technically an ultraportable gaming desktop EC. However, the GX60 is a better gaming rig than the Pulse 11, especially considering the GX60's frame rates at 1,920 by 1,080 and looking at the comparative 3DMark 11 scores. The MSI GX60 is the gaming laptop we'd recommend at the sub-$1,500 price point. That earns it our Editors' Choice award for entry-level gaming laptops. Since it can play high-end 3D games at its 1,920 by 1,080 native resolution, it's the affordable rig we'd buy to hone our 3D gaming skills.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX60 1AC-021US
Source: Techreview Source English
The MSI GX60 1AC is a mid-sized, affordable gaming laptop that has a 1080p display, a Blu-ray optical drive, above average battery life and solid performance. It does lack a backlit keyboard and the touch pad is rather small for our liking.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX60 1AC-021US Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
Sure, we'd like to see an option for a solid-state drive. And despite its responsiveness, we never got used to the system's cramped, recessed touch pad. But most gamers will want to use a mouse when gaming, and if you really want an SSD, the system's chassis has space inside for a second hard drive. So you could drop an SSD in yourself without losing the 750GB hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% MSI GX60 1AC, rendimiento gráfico a prueba de jugones
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 79%

 

MSI GX60-1AC-096XPL

Specifications

MSI GX60-1AC-096XPLNotebook: MSI GX60-1AC-096XPL
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI GX60 1AC-096XPL
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 63% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%

 

MSI GX60-3AE-216US

Specifications

MSI GX60-3AE-216USNotebook: MSI GX60-3AE-216US
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-5750M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

 

MSI GX60
Source: AnandTech English
On paper, the AMD-powered MSI GX60 had to seem like a good idea, and I'm not even convinced it actually isn't one. Using a less expensive CPU to force the price tag down and going whole hog on the GPU isn't that uncommon among custom built desktop PCs, so as long as the gaming performance is there in a notebook, it's certainly worth a shot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2013

 

Comment

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.

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These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

AMD Radeon HD 7970M: High-end GPU by AMD manufactured in 28nm and based on the GCN architecture.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD A-Series:

A10-4600M: Mobile Quad-Core processor with only two FP calculation units and an integrated Radeon HD 7660G graphics card. 

A10-5750M: Quad-core processor with only two FPUs and an integrated Radeon HD 8650G graphics card. Top model of the A10 series.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.426 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

3.5 kg:


78.24%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» MSI GX60-1AC-096XPL
A-Series A10-4600M
» MSI GX60-1AC-021US
A-Series A10-4600M
» MSI GX60
A-Series A10-4600M
» MSI GX60-A10797287B
A-Series A10-4600M
» MSI GX60-1AC-025UK
A-Series A10-4600M
» Eurocom Racer 2.0
Core i7 3920XM

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Digital Storm x17-Level 1, Ivy Bridge
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.8 kg
» MM Vision NB3785
Core i7 3610QM, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Alienware M17x R4
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 4.36 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» MSI GT60 2PE-495RU
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT60 2PC-464XPL DOMINATOR
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Medion Akoya S6214T-MD99380
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3520
» AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4810MQ
» MSI GT60 2PE Dominator Pro
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT60-2PE16H11B
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4800MQ
» MSI GT60 2PC Dominator
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ
» Asus N56VV-S4013H
GeForce GT 750M, Core i5 3230M
» HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-N062SF
Radeon HD 8670M, Core i5 4200U
» MSI GT60-2OD-092UK
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Dell Precision M4800
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4900MQ
» Deviltech Devil 7800
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
» MSI GT60-0ND-284P
GeForce GTX 675M, Core i5 3210M
» Eurocom X3
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4930MX
» MSI GT60-2OD-026US
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4800MQ
» One K56-3N2
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Medion Erazer X6825-MD98235
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3630QM
» Medion Erazer X6823 (MD 98269)
GeForce GTX 670MX, Core i7 3630QM
» Maingear Nomad 15
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3840QM
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-10-31 (Update: 2012-10-31)