MSI GS60 2PE-286UK
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GS60 2PE-286UK
Source: Ultrabook Review Archive.org version
Overall, I’m extremely pleased with the laptop, especially the 970M version. The GS60 Pro offers pretty much the best that can be offered by an Ultraportable to date. And they do it without skimping on the screen and keyboard quality. The trackpad could be a little better but it certainly isn’t keeping me from liking this machine. I’ve only spent a short time with the 970M version but I’m sure it will fill in the gaps I think was lacking in the previous version.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K has nearly everything we want in an ultraportable gaming laptop. The slim aluminum chassis is light enough to tote around, while still feeling sturdy and looking aggressive enough for a LAN party. The performance is solid, and the high-resolution display looks great. It's not quite perfect—the battery life is a little short, and the heat issues leave us worried about toasted-leg syndrome—but it shapes up to be one of the best midrange gaming rigs we've seen yet. That's enough for it to replace the Digital Storm Krypton as our Editors' Choice for midrange gaming laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
Whether you settle for the FHD model or spring for 3K gaming, the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K is one 15-inch gaming laptop to beat. Though, while an undoubtedly impressive feat, beyond-HD gaming is neither something I'd call a must-have feature nor will it be all that great on this series of cards come 2015 and beyond. Just don't expect the endurance of an Ultrabook from this rig. And gentlemen, for the sake of your future spawn, don't play with this thing on your lap without protection. (I mean a laptop cooler, you gutterhead!)
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: AnandTech Archive.org version
The bottom line is that you have to decide what's most important to you. If you want a HiDPI gaming notebook with good battery life, you'll unfortunately have to give up some gaming performance (i.e. get Dell's XPS 15 with GT 750M graphics) or battery life (all of the above laptops I just mentioned deliver less than five hours of battery life).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2014
Source: Gamestar DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 88% features: 80% display: 80%
Impressive and powerful; these are the two words associated with the MSI GS60 2PE-286UK Ghost Pro 3K edition. MSI has claimed to have created the thinnest and lightest 15.6 inch gaming notebook while keeping the aggressive yet classy looks. Design wise the notebook fits into the standard 'MSI gaming laptop look' with its SteelSeries multi-coloured LED back light keyboard being the center of attraction.
Packed in is the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 4710HQ processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M graphics chip with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM, and the capability to install up to 16 GB DDR3 RAM. The storage space is a combination of 256 GB SSD for speed and 1 TB HDD for space. The user interacts with the 15.6 inch 3K wide-view LCD display and it is certainly delightful on the eye.
The audio quality should be awesome thanks to the Dynaudio speakers and Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 technology. Other hardware include a FHD type webcam, Killer E2200 LAN port, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi technology, 3 USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth 4.0 support. The entire system is powered by a 6-cell Li-Polymer 4840 mAh battery cell.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
» 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.
4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 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 typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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).
80.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.