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MSI GX60 Series

MSI GX60-3CC87FDProcessor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M, AMD A-Series A10-5750M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M, AMD Radeon R9 M290X
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 3.426kg, 3.5kg
Price: 1199, 1200 euro
Average Score: 76.3% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 70%, features: 83%, display: 80%
mobility: 63%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 80%

 

MSI GX60-1AC-025UK

Specifications

MSI GX60-1AC-025UKNotebook: MSI GX60-1AC-025UK
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

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Average Score: 79.14% - good

Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

80% MSI GX60 Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Techspot English
The MSI GX60 is a budget gaming notebook that almost gets the formula right. As tested, the GX60 is meant to be sold for $1,420, but we couldn't find it anywhere as of writing. Instead an identical system without the SSD is sold on Amazon and Newegg for $1,200. Considering the SSD was one of weak points of this system, for $100 you could easily justify plugging in a faster, more reliable SSD than the one MSI shipped to us. Despite the bulky aesthetics we applaud how rounded the MSI system is, especially for the price, you get a pretty good GPU, display quality, built-in audio and battery life. Which ultimately makes it hard not to wonder what sort of potential the GX60 could have had with the right processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% MSI GX60 review
Source: Techradar English
That said, it all makes for a very sturdy and robust feeling system. Likewise, the keyboard feels great, too. Engineered by keyboard specialist Steelseries, it's very stable with little to no deflection of the keyboard bed. But it's the AMD A10 CPU that's the real sticking point. It's just about tolerable for most current games. But there's absolutely no performance in hand for future games. And it makes the AMD Radeon HD 7970M dedicated graphics chip seem a little futile and the GX60 ultimately a bit off-target.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MSI GX60
Source: Techreview Source English
The MSI GX60 is an affordable Windows 8 gaming notebook that provides excellent graphics performance, surprisingly long battery life and a 1080p HD display. The design could be a little better as it's a little chunky and the keyboard isn't backlit. For the money, the MSI GX60 is a pretty good value. MSI chose to use an AMD CPU that is still able to compete with Intel Core powered notebooks without that added cost. We really like the inclusion of a Blu-ray player and dual hard drives on such an affordable laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MSI GX60 Gaming Laptop Review
Source: T Break English
So the MSI GX60 is not only an impressive laptop on paper, but also in practice. While some may consider the AMD A10 Trinity APU to be a bit of a bottleneck, the quad-core processor is more than capable of handling daily tasks and gaming in general. Games like Battlefield 3 and Guild Wars 2 which are heavily dependent on the CPU do show the limitations of the Trinity APU, however.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% MSI GX60
Source: Laptop Mag English
Budget minded gamers should no doubt give the GX60 a serious look. Its impressive Batman: Arkham City scores alone should tell you that this AMD workhorse is no slouch. The 1080p matte screen makes movies and games look like candy for your retinas, while its keyboard and cool palmrest will be welcome homes for your hands while you taunt your LAN-mates after fragging them.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX60 Gaming Laptop Review (A10-4600M/HD7970M)
Source: Kitguru English
The MSI GX60 Laptop is a well priced machine targeting a wide enthusiast audience who don’t wish to pay £1,500-£2,000+ for a new high powered gaming laptop. The recommended retail price of £999.99 inc vat is very competitive. The fact that Overclockers are selling it this week for £899.99 inc vat makes for a very tempting proposition. The MSI GX60 has many strong points worthy of mention. The included Steelseries keyboard is fantastic, offering tactile feedback, well spaced out keys and a full numpad. The only problem is the lack of double height return key, which always causes a problem for me, long term. It isn’t backlit either which is slightly disappointing.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

74% 15,6-Zoll-Spiele-Notebook mit Radeon HD 7970M
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 73% features: 70% display: 85%
Günstiger Gamer mit Radeon HD 7970M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: sound allround-package; maximum frame rates; fair display, battery runtime and input devices Negative: low office performance
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2012

 

MSI GX60-A10797287B

Specifications

MSI GX60-A10797287BNotebook: MSI GX60-A10797287B
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% Reinerbige AMD-Spielekombo
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 88%
Test portable Gamer MSI GX60
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Price; keyboard; design; discrete graphics card; storage. Negative: CPU performance; noisy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2012

 

MSI GX60

Specifications

MSI GX60Notebook: MSI GX60
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.426kg
Price: 1199 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

81% Review MSI GX60 Notebook | Notebookcheck
A bold hardware mix. How much power does the Radeon HD 7970M still have when the high-end graphics is combined with a weak processor? MSI installs AMD's low-cost A10-4600M quad-core in its GX60 to achieve the lowest price possible. Our benchmarks reveal the sobering results.
40% MSI GX60
Source: Digital Versus English
The MSI GX60 1AC does have some things going for it, like the sound quality and battery life... But the processor is entirely inadequate to support the graphics card, stopping it from providing any quality gaming, and the picture quality is atrocious.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% MSI GX60
Source: Digital Versus English
The MSI GX60 1AC does have some things going for it, like the sound quality and battery life... But the processor is entirely inadequate to support the graphics card, stopping it from providing any quality gaming, and the picture quality is atrocious.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%

Foreign Reviews

Spielpraxis – 15,6-Zoll-Gaming-Notebook mit AMD-Plattform
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2013
Rating: performance: 45% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
Spielpraxis – 15,6-Zoll-Gaming-Notebook mit AMD-Plattform
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2013
Rating: performance: 45% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
80% MSI GX60 - laptop do gier
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX60 - laptop do gier
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GX60-1AC-021US

Specifications

MSI GX60-1AC-021USNotebook: MSI GX60-1AC-021US
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)
 GX60-1AC-021US (Model)

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Average Score: 81% - good

Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% MSI GX60 1AC-021US
Source: IT Reviews English
If you want a system around $1,300, you can ask for one that offers good performance on multimedia creation or 3D gaming prowess, but not both. When you're faced with a choice of overall performance vs. gaming performance on a budget, the MSI GX60 1AC-021US is a great entry-level system for the gamer on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX60 1AC-021US
Source: PC Mag English
Pricewise, the GX60 would replace the Maingear Pulse 11, but that system is technically an ultraportable gaming desktop EC. However, the GX60 is a better gaming rig than the Pulse 11, especially considering the GX60's frame rates at 1,920 by 1,080 and looking at the comparative 3DMark 11 scores. The MSI GX60 is the gaming laptop we'd recommend at the sub-$1,500 price point. That earns it our Editors' Choice award for entry-level gaming laptops. Since it can play high-end 3D games at its 1,920 by 1,080 native resolution, it's the affordable rig we'd buy to hone our 3D gaming skills.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX60 1AC-021US
Source: Techreview Source English
The MSI GX60 1AC is a mid-sized, affordable gaming laptop that has a 1080p display, a Blu-ray optical drive, above average battery life and solid performance. It does lack a backlit keyboard and the touch pad is rather small for our liking.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX60 1AC-021US Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
Sure, we'd like to see an option for a solid-state drive. And despite its responsiveness, we never got used to the system's cramped, recessed touch pad. But most gamers will want to use a mouse when gaming, and if you really want an SSD, the system's chassis has space inside for a second hard drive. So you could drop an SSD in yourself without losing the 750GB hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

85% MSI GX60 1AC, rendimiento gráfico a prueba de jugones
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 79%

 

MSI GX60-1AC-096XPL

Specifications

MSI GX60-1AC-096XPLNotebook: MSI GX60-1AC-096XPL
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-4600M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI GX60 1AC-096XPL
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 63% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%

 

MSI GX60-3AE-216US

Specifications

MSI GX60-3AE-216USNotebook: MSI GX60-3AE-216US
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-5750M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

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MSI GX60
Source: AnandTech English
On paper, the AMD-powered MSI GX60 had to seem like a good idea, and I'm not even convinced it actually isn't one. Using a less expensive CPU to force the price tag down and going whole hog on the GPU isn't that uncommon among custom built desktop PCs, so as long as the gaming performance is there in a notebook, it's certainly worth a shot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2013

 

MSI GX60-3CC87FD

Specifications

MSI GX60-3CC87FDNotebook: MSI GX60-3CC87FD
Processor: AMD A-Series A10-5750M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M290X
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 GX60 (Series)

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Average Score: 76% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

76% x 26-07-2014
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% emissions: 80%

 

Comment

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).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

AMD Radeon HD 7970M: High-end GPU by AMD manufactured in 28nm and based on the GCN architecture.

AMD Radeon R9 M290X: High-end GPU from AMD based on the 28nm Neptune GPU (GCN architecture). Technically identical to the HD 8970M.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD A-Series:

A10-4600M: Mobile Quad-Core processor with only two FP calculation units and an integrated Radeon HD 7660G graphics card. 

A10-5750M: Quad-core processor with only two FPUs and an integrated Radeon HD 8650G graphics card. Top model of the A10 series.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


3.426 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.5 kg:


76.3%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

MSI GX70 3CC-222XPL
Radeon R9 M290X, A-Series A10-5750M, 17.3", 3.9 kg
Alienware 17, Radeon R9 M290X
Radeon R9 M290X, Core i7 4710MQ, 17.3", 4.1 kg

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MSI GF65 Thin 9SEXR-237XES
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i5 i5-9300H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GL63 9SD-1041IN
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-008ES
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.6", 1.65 kg
MSI GL65 9SFK-286XES
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GF65 Thin 9SD-072XES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 0.154 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-029NL
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
MSI GT76 Titan 9SG-225ID
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Core i9 (Desktop) i9-9900K, 17.3", 4.2 kg
MSI GL65 9SEK-255XES
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GF75 Thin 9RCX-270ID
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 17.3", 2.2 kg
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-007NL
Radeon RX 5500M, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-001XES
Radeon RX 5500M, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-060XES
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.6", 1.65 kg
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-004NL
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 14", 1.3 kg
MSI GL65 9SC-004
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Core i5 i5-9300H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GF63 9SC-621
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Core i5 i5-9300H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GE65 Raider-052
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.27 kg
MSI GS75 Stealth-479
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, Core i9 i9-9880H, 17.3", 2.25 kg
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-006
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.27 kg
MSI GL65 9SD-043IT
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Core i5 i5-9300H, 15.6", 3 kg
MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD-694XES
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, Core i7 i7-8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI GL63 8SD-269ES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, Core i7 i7-8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI GF75 Thin 9SC-061XES
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 17.3", 2.2 kg
MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Core i7 i7-9750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 8SF-032ES
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Core i7 i7-8750H, 17.3", 2.65 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-011
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
MSI GT75 Titan 8SG-051
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, Core i9 i9-8950HK, 17.3", 4.6 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2012-10-31 (Update: 2012-10-31)