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MSI Gaming GE60 Apache Pro-003

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of MSI Gaming GE60 Apache Pro-003. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and screen are generally positive. The keyboard and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability and portability. Reviews about the energy efficiency and size are mixed.

performance, price, keyboard, screen, durability

usability, portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Gaming GE60 Apache Pro-003 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI Gaming GE60 Apache Pro-003

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of MSI Gaming GE60 Apache Pro-003 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound. The performance also gets good views, but some have doubts about the portability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Timothy Torres (computershopper.com)

MSI GT70 Dominator-893 Review and Ratings

 

The MSI GT70's blazing performance, Blu-ray player, and Dynaudio speakers combine to form a topnotch, barely portable gaming and entertainment behemoth.

Lightning-fast performance ; Fun and comfortable backlit keyboard and touch pad ; Multiple USB 3.0 ports ; Excellent graphics and sound ; Blu-ray player

Narrow screen viewing angle ; Noisy fan ; Bulky and heavy ; No touch screen

Between big batteries and Intel's more efficient "Haswell" architecture, today's portable gaming rigs outlast their 90- to 120-minute predecessors; the Dominator lasted for over three hours in our strenuous video playback test. Even so, you're not...

May, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

great

 

I'[d recommend this

Specs---you know what you are buying and it is great for the price

cheap, flimsy plastic

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great until the HD controller died

 

It was a great laptop with a lot of room for growth in RAM

The HD controller died at 6 months, and now it can't detect any drives

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

So far so awesome.

 

Overall, I am extremely happy with this gaming rig! I've been in play with it for a total of 5 1/2 months now. I would stay it is still current and would go toe to toe with computers priced at $2000. My previous computer was a 15inch 2011 Macbook Pro....

Let's be honest here, it's what you're all dying to know ; Yes, the keyboard lighting is as awesome as you think it will be ; Sure, you can't majorly personalize the colors, but gosh it looks great ; The keyboard spacing is also really nice, as our the...

Webcam/Mic kind of stinkk. It also could just be Skype, but this computer and Skype don't seem to get along well ; You have to open the setting for your webcam/mic/bluetooth/ some other micro settings in order to activate your webcam upon receiving the...

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing

 

The inagreated keyboard and speakers just stop working sent it in to MSI great customers service ordered in and replace the keyboard and speakers for free

Amazing high speed very good graphics fast startup generaly an amazingcomputer

More ram then 8 GB is important And I wish i got more

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Gaming PC

 

I kinda wished the keyboard would light up though for those late night gaming sessions or when she's working on homework.

I bought this laptop for my wife because she needed a updated laptop. (Her Samsung worked great as a paperweight but that's all.) Since she is into gaming just as much as I am so I figured that I'd get her a gaming PC so we could play games together ;...

As of right now there is nothing that her and I can see wrong with this product other than it is not equipped with a back-lit/lighted keyboard

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Upgrade nightmare

 

Great keyboard lighting ; Powerful CPU ; Good GPU

I was not happy to see that your warranty is void if you open the rear panel to upgrade RAM/HDD etc. Being as this is a performance laptop, I would assume that upgrades would be the norm. Especially that the default hard drive is a 7200rpm mechanical....

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Hands down the best laptop i've ever used.

 

First MSi Machine! And i'll come back again!

When i put this on my desk it feels like a desktop with a mouse and a headset, you don't even realize it's a laptop until you look away ; Ran watch dogs on max @ 30-45 fps

Nothing thus far, but will update in the future if anything

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Pretty good for the price!

 

Owned this laptop for a little over 9 months and its has performed exactly as i hoped. Plays most games like WoW GW2 diablo3 on medium to high settings. It was shipped to me nice and fast. Word of caution, the fan is very cheap. Mine started making...

Looks Great ; Starts up fast ; Runs around 50 degrees Celsius ; Case is sturdy

Poor customer support ; windows 8.1 ; Some cheap parts

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Pretty good for the price!

 

Owned this laptop for a little over 9 months and its has performed exactly as i hoped. Plays most games like WoW GW2 diablo3 on medium to high settings. It was shipped to me nice and fast. Word of caution, the fan is very cheap. Mine started making...

Looks Great Starts up fast Runs around 50 degrees Celsius Case is sturdy

Poor customer support windows 8.1 Some cheap parts

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sound Blaster Cinema
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery capacity (Watt hours):49
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 840M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:103
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:Sound Blaster Cinema
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:120

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM86 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4200M / I7-4700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1364 / PGA946
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75116 / 76348 / I5-4200M
Processor code:SR15E / SR1HA
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.9 / 26.9
Height :3.9
Height (front):3.23
Height (rear):3.76
Weight:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7
Width:38.3 / 41.8