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MSI GE60 2PC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of MSI GE60 2PC. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and reliability. The keyboard and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the usability, and there are some less positive opinions about the size and battery.

performance, price, keyboard, reliability, portability

touchpad, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GE60 2PC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE60 2PC Apache Gaming Laptop

 

Startup of Windows and programmes from the SSD is so quick Nice Graphics

Bit hot on the fan side - but with the processing involved there's no wonder Touchpad needs work - constantly dragging and deleting files when not intending to

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GE60 2PC Apache Gaming Laptop

 

Startup of Windows and programmes from the SSD is so quick ; Nice Graphics

Bit hot on the fan side - but with the processing involved there's no wonder ; Touchpad needs work - constantly dragging and deleting files when not intending to

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Would be great except one major flaw

 

I really wanted to like this laptop. I really did. This was the first "expensive" laptop I've ever had and it has been a complete waste of money. I got to where I don't really go anywhere much that would necessitate me taking a laptop since I have...

Strong processor, decent but not great GPU, feels solid, 1080p screen, easy to replace HDD with SSD...... easy to remove heatsink.

Yeah, about that easy to remove heatsink. It is WOEFULLY inadequate to cool this processor. At even the slightest of loads, I'd hear the fan spin up, way up. In fact, this may be the only laptop I've ever owned that is incapable of being even remotely...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Updated 1/5/16

 

Plays all the latest games with no problems. I installed Win7 no problems Easy to add 2nd drive (SSD)

Adding memory or ssd voids warranty. After a year and 1 month the laptop is dead. It will not turn on.. currently waiting on response from MSI. Not sure they will help me since I added memory and 2nd hard drive. Would be very lame if they did not.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great tech for a great price

 

Is the price right? Is the system in stock? Go for it. Just realize it won't be cutting edge by early 2017. As is stands now, however, it is a very capable product.

So, here I am, my Sony Viao, after several years, kicked the bucket. I needed a computer quick. I didn't have a lot of money, especially to spend all at once. I subscribed to Newegg Premier, got 12 month financing, and after nine or so months, I have...

-The system does run hot, make sure to game in a spot where there is room for the computer to breathe -Battery life about 2 hours for web browsing, 45 minutes for gaming

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Cheap...

 

Based on this laptop, I would not buy another MSI notebook. I felt like I was getting an alienware, overpriced and underpowered.

When I say cheap, I don't just mean build quality, I mean price. I got this for an unbeatable bargain, and for what I paid, I got a kick-buttCPU. The GPU's value was a joke in comparison to the AMD I bought almost 4 years ago, it has barely double the...

So why two stars if I like it so much? Because I don't. First off, after the first month the fan seems to have come loose off it's bearing and given the slightest stimuli (rotating the laptop, picking it up, bumping the table it's sitting on, typing,...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MSI GE60 Apache Pro-867

 

-MSI burn recovery worked well. I used it to create disks and do a "factory" reinstall to the SSD.

sweet keyboard ; fast (with ssd upgrade) ; great MSI support (helped me "reset" it after I thought i bricked it putting in the SSD) ; don't really notice any crapware after looking at stuff with revo uninstaller. Just a few apps that seem helpful

battery time extremely poor. <2 hrs in normal use/browsing ; right keypad button wonky/barely works

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing Cost/Performance Ratio

 

MSI never disappoints.

This laptop exceeded my expectations and more for the cost/performance value. Easily plays all new games in 1080p. The GPU can get pretty hot on resource intensive games -- but as long as you have it on a flat surface it stays at a pretty stable temp....

The only con I got out of this laptop is the lack of vram. It would be better with 3 or 4GB. Some games can't be played with higher quality textures because of this. (GTA V -- still looks great on the highest settings possible for this laptop)

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

awesome!!!

 

Get a wireless trackball and you'll be much happier playing games. For the price this laptop is the best bang for the buck. Get one you won't be disappointed.

Great gaming laptop. Handles everything with ease

Touchpad is not for gaming!!! Should be placed on right hand corner of laptop. Being centered just does not work while gaming. Too awkward

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

LOVE this laptop

 

I have a been a computer tech for 15 years. This is by far the BEST laptop I have ever owned.

Fast, reliable, wonderful sound

None yet

May, 2015
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sound Blaster Cinema / Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: 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 GTX 850M
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 installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported: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
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID: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 model:Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:103
Number of hot keys:103
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
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 / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

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

Other features

Audio system:Sound Blaster Cinema / Sound Blaster Cinema 2
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
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: 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 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 input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
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 H87 / Intel HM86
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4200H / I5-4210H / I7-4700HQ / I7-4710HQ / I7-4710MQ / I7-4720HQ / I7-4810MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1364 / PGA946
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):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 Active Management Technology: No
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 / Yes
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 HD Audio Technology: 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 Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: 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): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
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® 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® 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 / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75027 / 75116 / 78929 / 78930 / 78931 / 78934 / 78937 / I5-4200H / I7-4700HQ / I7-4710HQ
Processor code:SR15E / SR15G / SR15K / SR1PQ / SR1PX / SR1Q0 / SR1Q8
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / 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

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
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
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 128 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.9 / 26.9
Height :3.9
Height (front):3.23
Height (rear):3.76
Weight:2.4 / 2.6 / 3
Width:38.3 / 41.8