MSI PE60 2QE-051NL
Reviews for the MSI PE60 2QE-051NL
Source: Hardware.info NL→EN
Positive: Good aluminum finish; outstanding performance; good display; ergonomic keyboard. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2015
Model: Compared to its gaming series counterparts the MSI PE60 2QE-051NL looks tamer. It aims at those looking for performance in a more elegant package. The lid comes in beautiful silver brushed metal finish and this color scheme is carried over inside. The full-sized tile-style keyboard is comfortable for extended typing and productivity. The 15.6 inch anti-glare display features FHD resolution. Colors and brightness are even good even in bright outdoor conditions.
The Windows 10 system comes with an Intel Core i7-5700HQ processor, up to 16 GB RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU and a combination of up to 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD. Audio quality is not just an afterthought. The MSI PE60 2QE-051NL comes with an audio setup consisting of four speakers and a subwoofer, which delivers impressive clarity and loudness. Other features include a HD webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI out, a Mini-DisplayPort, a card reader, a USB 2.0 port and three USB 3.0 ports. The MSI weighs 2.3 kg, which is quite low for its performance, and comes with a 6 cell battery.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card 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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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).
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