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MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)

Specifications

MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G) (GS60 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 3072 MB, Core: 924 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 344.75, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR3L (PC3-12800), 2 slots, both occupied
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel, Samsung SDC4852, IPS, 4K, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Storage
2x Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD (RAID 0), 512 GB 
, M.2 + HGST HTS721010A9E630, 1000 GB @ 7200 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC892 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, 3.5 mm microphone input (4.0 analog, 7.1 via S/PDIF), Card Reader: SD,SDXC,SDHC
Networking
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1525 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 390 x 266 ( = 0.79 x 15.35 x 10.47 in)
Battery
52 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4840 mAh, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Full HD (30 fps @ 1080p)
Additional features
Speakers: 4.0 Dynaudio (Sound Blaster Cinema 2), Keyboard: Chiclet by SteelSeries (3 zones), Keyboard Light: yes, Power adaptor: 150 Watts, Backpack, Mouse, Headset, XSplit Gamecaster, Dragon Gaming Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2 kg ( = 70.55 oz / 4.41 pounds), Power Supply: 515 g ( = 18.17 oz / 1.14 pounds)
Price
2300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 87.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 93%, features: 68%, display: 82% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 65%

Reviews for the MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G)

83% MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Gold piece for gamers? The MSI GS60 is now available with a 4K display and Maxwell GPU, the current update uses the fast GeForce GTX 970M. Our review will show if everything is gold that glitters at the GS60.
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K
Source: Hexus English
On paper, MSI's GS60 Ghost Pro 4K gaming laptop appears to be too good to be true. A quad-core Core i7 processor, GTX 970M graphics, solid-state storage and a 15.6in, 4K display packed into a body that's less than 20mm thick? Every gamer's dream, and MSI has improved on the original GS60 formula in more ways than one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2015
90% MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 2QE
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Unless you need all day battery life, go buy one now. Really. If you can afford it, there's even a cost saving rationale: you won't need a highly portable laptop for work and a separate gaming machine. It's all things to all people: a work machine, travel companion and amazingly powerful gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE Review (Gold w/ GTX970m)
Source: Kitguru English
The MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE really is a gaming tour de force. Even at the native 2,880 x 1,620 resolution of the 3K panel, the GTX970m is able to generate smooth frame rates. The only caveat will be games such as Tomb Raider will need the image quality settings dialed down a little, to a notch just below maximum. On a 15.6 inch screen it is difficult to get the full value from a 3k panel. Without calling upon Windows 8.1 scaling options, desktop text is miniscule, and tricky to read. That said, a couple of scaling tweaks in the operating system can cure many legibility issues. I say many, because not all 3k/4k 15″ usability issues can be resolved via the OS.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Review: MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro con Geforce GTX 970M
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Perfect constructed aluminum chassis; excellent display; good sound system; excellent performance.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/16/2014
Обзор игрового ноутбука MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 3K с видеокартой NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful performance; compact size; excellent display. Negative: High price; poor speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2014
Мал золотник, да дорог. Обзор игрового ноутбука MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 3K Gold Edition
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Great design; quality sound system; good display; adjustable backlight keyboard; adequate cooling system; fast and roomy storage system. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2014

Comment

Model: Built to awe gaming intensive users, the MSI GS602QE Ghost Pro 4K Gold Edition will definite turn heads with its internal specs and external bling. Claimed to be the thinnest and lightest 15.6 inch gaming laptop out there by MSI, the elegant device is a wonderful portable gaming option. The first thing noticeable is the rose gold color used on the entire chassis and front panel with a brush metal finish. This is an unusual color but will bode well with users looking for something flashy and different.

The design contains clean lines and the famous multi-color SteelSeries keyboard with good layout and feedback response. The Windows 8.1 laptop comes with a 15.6 inch 4K UHD PLS display that produces superb image quality expected with 4K resolution. At the heart of the device is an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor clocked at 2.7 GHz, up to 16 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM, and the all-powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU with 3 GB GDDR5 VRAM.

The audio quality is also impressive with sound by Dynaudio and Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 technology. Other features include a FHD webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, Killer DoubleShot Pro LAN, three USB 3.0 ports and a Mini-display port. Battery life on the MSI GS602QE Ghost Pro 4K Gold Edition is decent with a 6-cell Li-Polymer pack rated at 4840 mAh powering the beast.

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.  
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.
15.6":

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.
2 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).


87.67%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
MSI GE62-2QFUi716H11
GeForce GTX 970M
MSI GS60 2QE-262ES
GeForce GTX 970M

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-10-23 (Update: 2014-10-23)