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MSI GX60

Specifications

MSI GX60
MSI GX60 (GX60 Series)
Processor
AMD A10-4600M 2.3 GHz
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 7970M - 2048 MB, Core: 850 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, GDDR5, Catalyst 12.11, Enduro
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2x 4096 MB SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM PC3-12800 (1600 MHz), 2 slots, max. 16 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LG Philips LP156WF1-TLF3 (LGD0259), TN LED, Full-HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD AM70 FCH
Storage
2x SanDisk U100 (RAID 0), 64 GB 
, + WDC WD7500BPKT-22PK4, 7200 rpm, 750 GB
Soundcard
Realtek ALC892 @ AMD Hudson-3 FCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone, microphone, line-out, line-in, Card Reader: SD,SDXC,SDHC,MMC
Networking
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Qualcomm Atheros AR1111 WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
TSSTcorp DVDWBD SN-406AB
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 55 x 395 x 267 ( = 2.17 x 15.55 x 10.51 in)
Battery
87 Wh Lithium-Ion, 7800 mAh, 11.1V, 0.48 kg, 9 cell, BTY-M6D
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD (30 fps @ 720p)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.1 (THX TruStudio Pro), Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, PSU: 180 watts, driver DVD, warranty brochure, warranty card, quick start guide, MSI gaming mouse, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.426 kg ( = 120.85 oz / 7.55 pounds), Power Supply: 848 g ( = 29.91 oz / 1.87 pounds)
Price
1199 Euro

 

Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 67%, features: 86%, display: 77% mobility: 61%, workmanship: 63%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: 73%

Reviews for the MSI GX60

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%

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%
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%

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 7970M: High-end GPU by AMD manufactured in 28nm and based on the GCN architecture. 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.
A10-4600M: Mobile Quad-Core processor with only two FP calculation units and an integrated Radeon HD 7660G graphics card. » 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.
3.426 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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).


67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-03- 2 (Update: 2013-03- 2)