MSI GS60 2PE-626UK
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GS60 2PE-626UK
Source: Trusted Reviews
There’s plenty of power inside this machine, and MSI has squeezed top-level components into a chassis that’s slimmer and lighter than any gaming notebook we’ve yet seen. The screen and keyboard also excel, and the speakers are good. It’s a contender if rivals are expensive, but only worth a purchase if you’re going to be using it at a power source and on a desk – as poor battery life and thermal performance are the MSI’s key problems.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
It is true, the machine does run rather warm, and it emits a fair level of noise under heavy, sustained load. There is absolutely nothing MSI can do about this – apart from add in more fans and increase noise levels well past 40dBA. MSI have clearly spent some time in the R&D department, balancing the heat against noise emissions. Even though the machine does get very warm under load it never suffered from throttling during our tests. If you pick one up however, we do advise that you keep the rear vents clear from any obstructions. MSI are selling several versions of the MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 15.6 inch Laptop. This particular model we reviewed today, is available from Overclockers UK for £1,399.99 inc vat, although it has just sold out as we went to press. MSI did tell us that this is one of their more popular models, and it isn’t difficult to see why.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Cowcotland FR→EN
Positive: Good design; good performance; matte IPS display; rich connectivity; numeric keypad. Negative: Noisy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2014
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2014
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Very high performance; slim aluminum design; good keyboard; light; IPS display. Negative: Hot under load; noisy; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2014
This thin gaming laptop is powered by a fourth generation Intel core i7 processor and features an Nvidia GeForce graphics. It should be powerful and fast enough to handle every game thrown at it and run it well.
The GS60 is lighter and thinner than its gaming laptop competition at a mere 1.96 kg and 20 mm height. The 15.6-inch screen display at 1920 x 1080 resolution delivers vibrant colors. Two speakers and two subwoofers are placed at the bottom and deliver a great sound. The backlit keyboard that can be adjusted in multiple colors and multiple areas.
With two 128 GB solid state drives in RAID 0 configuration and a 1 TB HDD, there should be plenty of space in this gaming laptop to house a number of games. The laptop has three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, an SD card slot, audio jacks and an Ethernet connector.
The downside of this gaming laptop is the unbearable heat that it emits during heavy gaming. The high heat prevents users from setting the laptop on their laps. The noise of the fan is distracting, too. The MSI barely lasted two hours without being plugged in on normal use (web browsing and video chat) and would not last an hour while gaming.
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.
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.
4700HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 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 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).
80%: 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.