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MSI GS40 6QE Phantom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of MSI GS40 6QE Phantom. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the keyboard, while opinions are divided on the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GS40 6QE Phantom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : James Morris (kitguru.net)

MSI GS40 6QE Phantom Review

 

Gaming laptops have the reputation of being monstrous objects requiring specially constructed bags f Gaming laptops have the reputation of being monstrous objects requiring specially constructed bags for carrying them between locations with the battery...

Very good gaming performance for this size of notebook.

Not quite as fast as the best gaming notebooks currently available.

The MSI GS40 6QE Phantom achieves the difficult task of providing gaming performance near the top of what is currently available in a notebook whilst also being very portable, and with a very usable battery life.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

MSI GS40 6QE Phantom

 

MSI's GS40 6QE Phantom is a solid midrange gaming laptop with the power for 1080p games on high settings, a nice feature set, and a high-quality build for well under $2,000.

Solid performance. Plentiful storage. Features USB-C with Thunderbolt 3.

Latest games will challenge high-end graphics capabilities. Unsatisfying keyboard.

Conclusion The MSI GS40 6QE Phantom is a good gaming laptop, boasting a good array of features and components, and it doesn't have any glaring weaknesses. Its GTX 970M card is capable of 30fps gaming at 1080p on the highest settings for most games...

Jul, 2016

Recommended

Expert review by : David Hollingworth (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: MSI GS40 6QE Phantom

 

MSI stitches up value mobile gaming.

MSI once again delivers an outstanding machine for the price, with an excellent mix of interior components combined with a classy display.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery Capacity:8060
Battery capacity (Watt hours):61
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
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:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
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:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x, VT-d

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
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:150

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
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
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
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): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
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® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967
Processor code:SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.5
Height (front):2.18
Height (rear):2.28
Weight:1.6
Width:34.5