Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI PE60-2QEi716H11BW
As the title of this review playfully suggests, the MSI PE60 Prestige offers a distinct advantage among competing 15-inch gaming laptops because it doesn’t look like a typical gaming laptop with over-the-top design elements. In fact, the PE60 looks like a relatively boring silver-and-black business notebook until you get close enough to notice it has a high-quality screen and packs a gamer-friendly Nvidia GeForce graphics card. This split personality makes the MSI PE60 Prestige an obvious choice for students who want to get an entry-level gaming laptop but have to satisfy parents who insist that the main purpose of a PC is for doing school work.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 73%
Source: Laptop Mag
While billed as an elite notebook that can handle work and play, the $1,119 MSI PE60 Prestige falls a bit short of its namesake. The notebook has a colorful display and enough CPU and graphics muscle for productivity and gaming, as well as speakers that are loud enough to illuminate your jam sessions and game marathons.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: The MSI PE60-2QEi716H11BW is depicted as a piece of art by MSI. Design is kept elegant and classy with no compromise in the performance. Even at first glance, users will definitely appreciate the attention to fine detail. The MSI PE60-2QEi716H11BW comes in beautiful aluminium silver, while the lid is finished in brushed metal. There is a small MSI logo on the right side keeping things visually simple. Inside the laptop is a full sized, backlit chiclet keyboard and a large off-center touchpad. Display on the MSI PE60-2QEi716H11BW is a 15.6 inch Full HD eDP panel with superb colors and sharpness. Audio quality is also top notch with the 4 built-in speakers and subwoofer powered by Dynaudio. This machine definitely lends itself perfectly being both a serious work machine and entertainment device on-the-go.
The Windows 8.1 system comes with an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, 12 GB DDR3L RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX950M GPU and a 1 TB HDD for storage. Other features on the laptop consist of a DVD Super Multi drive, Bluetooth 4.0, a 720p HD webcam, three USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, a VGA port, an HDMI out and mini DisplayPort. The MSI PE60-2QEi716H11BW is a feature packed laptop that runs on a 6-cell battery and weighs 5.29 lbs (2.4 kg).
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).
71.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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