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MSI GE60-I550M245

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews of MSI GE60-I550M245. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the durability and portability. The screen and price also get good comments. Opinions about the energy efficiency and size are different, while many are negative about the touchpad and battery.

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usability, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GE60-I550M245 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI GE60-I550M245

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of MSI GE60-I550M245 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and durability. The design and price also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GE60 0NC-622UK 15.6-inch LED Gaming Notebook (8GB DDR3 RAM, 750GB HDD)MSI GE60 0NC-622UK 15.6-inch LED Gaming Notebook (8GB DDR3 RAM, 750GB HDD)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Jon Martindale (kitguru.net)

MSI GE60 2PE Apache Pro 15.6in gaming notebook

 

Laptops are rarely given much credit when it comes to gaming ability, but the GE60 2PE Apache Pro from MSI has the potential to turn that idea on its head. Packing the ‘hot-off-the-shelf' Nvidia GTX 860M, an Intel i7 4700 HQ CPU with 12GB of DDR3 and a...

Very powerful CPU/GPU combination for gaming.

Materials used for some parts feel flimsy.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

MSI GE60 Apache Pro-003 review

 

We're seeing an influx of new and updated gaming laptops, thanks to the March release of the new 800M-series graphics cards from Nvidia . Most of these cards are going into massive 17-inch desktop replacement systems, but it's nice that even some of...

Nvidia's new GTX 860M GPU is the real highlight of the MSI GE60 Apache Pro-003 notebook, along with a high-end CPU and a great keyboard. The Pro-003 is smaller and lighter than most gaming laptops, and it doesn't have the usual overly glossy screen.

This is still a thick, chunky box that's out of step with modern laptop design. The screen isn't a touch screen and tops out at 1080p.

The MSI GE60 combines one of Nvidia's new 800-series GPUs and other high-end components, in a gaming rig that's not the desk-hogging backbreaker some others are.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook

 

Gamers' choice? MSI hopes to attract mobile gaming fans with the

Matt screen with good contrast and brightness; 2x USB 3.0; High application and gaming performance; Attractive price-performance ratio; Powerful speakers

Moderate case quality; Noise and heat development during load; Sensitive high-gloss surfaces; Improvement worthy interface positioning; No SSD

We already mentioned one of the GE60’s toughest competitors, but there are a lot of other alternatives with an almost identical configuration. Among these, you will find the Asus N56VZ and Schenker’s XMG A502, as well as 17-inch devices like the Acer...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : David Eitelbach (computershopper.com)

MSI GE60 Apache Pro-003 Review and Ratings

 

MSI's new 15.6-inch gaming laptop can't go toe-to-toe with behemoths from Asus, Alienware, and others (including some of MSI's own), but it will get you playing the latest games—with the graphics turned almost all the way up—for half the price.

Affordable ; Thin and light design ; Good keyboard ; Lovely 1080p display ; Full-bodied sound ; Solid gaming performance

Runs hot ; Sluggish touch pad ; Screen lacks touch sensitivity ; Lackluster productivity performance

Although gaming notebooks aren't known for their generous battery life, the Apache Pro lasted a bit more than three hours in our strenuous video playback rundown test. This is a respectable time (and an hour longer than the Gigabyte's), but a bit less...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (computershopper.com)

MSI GE60 0ND-257US Review and Ratings

 

The MSI GE60 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with Core i7 power and Nvidia GTX 660M graphics. It's not the fastest or flashiest gaming rig around, but it's affordable and packs a robust audio system.

Core i7 processor ; Powerful audio ; Good battery life

So-so graphics performance ; No keyboard backlighting ; No Blu-ray drive

Gaming laptops aren't unplugged often, but—particularly for 15- as opposed to 17-inch models—it's good to know you'll be able to do a little movie-watching or Microsoft Office work away from an AC outlet, or at least be able to finish a level and save...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE60 0NC-622UK

 

Runs WoW, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, dota 2 etc all really well on high or max 1920x1080 Starts up REALLY quickly when there's no windows updates or anything. Hasn't throttled yet for anything even on a long gaming session. It does get rather hot on the...

Quite hot Needs to be plugged in to run 100% speed but It still runs all games when not plugged in just more 30 fps instead of 40-60.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE60 0NC-622UK

 

Great performance seeing as it is quite thin for a gaming laptop.

Battery life is terrible, but is the only real down side.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE60 0NC-622UK

 

Excellent screen, flies having added an mSATA SSD

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE60 0NC-622UK

 

Good processor, loads of RAM, good GFX card The case design is nice Keyboard take a little getting used to (with some keys moved or removed)

Windows 8 came pre-installed, was putting a strain on the laptop, not running at full potential Because of the above, the HDD had the new filesystem, which is incompatible with win7 so I had to format the HDD (and lose the ability to use the recovery...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE60 0NC-622UK

 

good perfomance,light weight

battery life is short

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Audio Boost / HD / Sound Blaster Cinema / THX True Studio Pro / THX TruStudio PRO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speaker power:2 / 8
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Red
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / 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 GT 650M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M / nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
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 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:103
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Audio Boost / HD / Sound Blaster Cinema / THX True Studio Pro / THX TruStudio PRO
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x, VT-d
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Type:PC

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
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 input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
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 / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 / DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM86 / Intel HM87
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-4200M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM / I7-4700MQ / I7-4720HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1364 / PGA946 / PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / E1 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 37 / 45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 105 C

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
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 Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: 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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): 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® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 65708 / 71459 / 72056 / 75117 / 76348 / 78934 / I5-3210M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0UX / SR0WX / SR15H / SR1HA / SR1Q8
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No

Software

Bundled software:MSI S-Bar,MSI BurnRecovery,\nMSI Battery Calibration,\nMSI Super Charger,\nTwo demo music,\nMicrosoft Office 2010 Starter,\nMicrosoft Windows Live Essentials,\nCorel WinDVD10 BD (BD SKU),\nAdobe Reader 9,\nAdobe Flash Player 10
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:Trendmicro Titanium (30 days), MAGIX Music Maker 16 (30 days), MAGIX Photo Man/ager 9 (30 days),MAGIX Video easy SE (30 days),WinRAR (40 days)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDIO, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SDHC, SDXC, xD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750 / 878

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.9 / 25
Height :3.2 / 3.76 / 3.8
Height (front):3.23 / 3.76 / 3.8
Height (rear):3.23 / 3.3 / 3.76
Weight:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 3.5
Width:38.3