MSI GS60 2QD-470UK
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Reviews for the MSI GS60 2QD-470UK
Source: Tech Advisor
While still not especially petite by the standards of some 15-inch laptops – its footprint is 14 percent larger than a MacBook Pro despite its smaller display – the MSI GS60 2QD-470UK does manage to keep within the magic size and weight figures of 2.0 kg and 20 mm, making it the most totable gaming laptop in its category. It has the graphics processor to take on modern games up to their highest detail settings, and is only let down by noisy fans and a relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Model: The MSI GS60 2QD-470UK is a gaming laptop produced by MSI with a more classic and subtle design compared with the common edgy gaming laptop looks. The entire device feels refined with simplistic lines and rounded edges. It is discreet device in general. This is more apparent if the user opts for the black edition instead of the more outlandish red edition. Most parts of the laptop are finished in smooth brush metal and the chassis feels durable in hand. A common factor with most MSI gaming laptops is the SteelSeries keyboard that has full color LED backlighting while being tactile and responsive.
The Windows 8.1 laptop features a solid array of hardware specifications such as an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, a maximum of 16 GB DDR3L RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 3 GB GDDR5 VRAM. Storage on the laptop comes with up to 512 GB Super RAID plus 1 TB HDD for performance and storage capacity. The 15.6 inch Full HD display produces good clarity and colors. Other features include a Full HD webcam, a card reader, Bluetooth 4.0, a Killer DoubleShot Pro 11ac wireless card, an HDMI out and three USB 3.0 ports. With a 6-cell Li-Polymer battery, the MSI GS60 2QD-470UK achieves a good battery life.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M: Lower high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell chip GM204 and GM206 (newer 2016 version with higher clock rates). Part of the GeForce GTX 900M 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.
4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 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.