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MSI GS60 2QD-470UK

Specifications

MSI GS60 2QD-470UK
MSI GS60 2QD-470UK (GS60 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-4720HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1800 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GS60 2QD-470UK

80% MSI GS60 2QD-470UK review: The most totable gaming laptop in its category, the MSI doesn't scrimp on performance
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
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%

Comment

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.

» 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.  


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.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-05-23 (Update: 2015-05-23)