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MSI GS40-6QE-026CZ Phantom

Specifications

MSI GS40-6QE-026CZ Phantom
MSI GS40-6QE-026CZ Phantom (GS40 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: no
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the MSI GS40-6QE-026CZ Phantom

MSI GS40 6QE Phantom
Source: Custom PC Reviews English
Overall, the MSI GS40 6QE is a great choice for those looking for a portable high end gaming notebook. While there are a couple issues to be ironed out, there are few competing notebooks out there that offer the type of performance the GS40 Phantom offers in a sub 1″ thick, 14″ form factor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2016

Foreign Reviews

Test: MSI GS40 - maximum výkonu v 14“ tenkém notebooku s GeForce GTX970M
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; slim and light; comfortable keyboard; good range of interfaces; quality full-HD IPS display. Negative: Poor speakers; weak cooling system; poor touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2016

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.
MSI GS40-6QE16H11
GeForce GTX 970M

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-14 (Update: 2016-02-14)