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MSI GS60 2PE Ghost PRO

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of MSI GS60 2PE Ghost PRO. 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 keyboard and sound. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the screen and usability.

portability, design, performance, sound, keyboard

battery, durability, usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GS60 2PE Ghost PRO is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (kitguru.net)

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 15.6 inch Laptop Review

 

Today we have a very special review for our readers, a look at the world's slimmest and lightest 15. Today we have a very special review for our readers, a look at the world's slimmest and lightest 15.6 inch Gaming Notebook. The MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro...

Super thin and very portable.

Gets hot.

Kitguru says: The MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro is a powerful, well designed, super thin gaming laptop. It really doesn’t get any better than this. A perfect partner for LAN gaming events.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

MSI's GS60 2PE Ghost Pro is a 4K 20mm-thin gaming laptop

 

Featuring a magnesium-lithium alloy chassis, the Intel-powered gaming notebook from MSI is indeed drool-worthy in both specs and design.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Janelle Li (hardwarezone.com)

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro - Ultraportable 15.6-inch gaming all-rounder

 

MSI has released a range of refreshed notebooks in its GS series, with the GS60 2PE Ghost Pro boasting an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU in a sleek chassis no more than 23mm thick and 2kg heavy. But how is the user experience? And how does it stack up...

Good performance ; Great audio ; Multi-color backlit keyboard ; Thinnest and lightest in its class

Display flexes due to thinness ; Poor battery life

The MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro is a beautiful, sleek and lightweight gaming notebook. The thinness of the display panel does result in some flex, but the rest of the machine feels sturdy and dependable.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 9S7-16H212-060

 

I ordered this laptop thinking it would cope with everything I had to throw at it. and it does, the only other model I was considering was the Razer Blade, and this was the same spec for much cheaper!

The battery life off charge is terrible, it lasts 2 hours max when under any kind of load, from as little as just internet exploring or word processing, as I primarily bought this laptop for University, I am just going to have to hope I can always find...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 9S7-16H212-060

 

The design is great, thin form factor with nice materials and finishes used. The laptop itself is ultra thin and doesn't weigh as much as my 13" Dell Adamo so I'm very impressed, I've knocked a point off however as I'm not a fan of the dragon logo on...

Battery life is a mixed bag, whilst gaming you'll get less than an hour out of it, general use you can get up to 3. There are cheaper options out there but I imagine they can't match the GS60 in terms of build quality and materials.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 9S7-16H212-060

 

I ordered this laptop thinking it would cope with everything I had to throw at it. and it does, the only other model I was considering was the Razer Blade, and this was the same spec for much cheaper

The battery life off charge is terrible, it lasts 2 hours max when under any kind of load, from as little as just internet exploring or word processing, as I primarily bought this laptop for University, I am just going to have to hope I can always find...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 9S7-16H212-060

 

The design is great, thin form factor with nice materials and finishes used. The laptop itself is ultra thin and doesn't weigh as much as my 13" Dell Adamo so I'm very impressed, I've knocked a point off however as I'm not a fan of the dragon logo on...

Battery life is a mixed bag, whilst gaming you'll get less than an hour out of it, general use you can get up to 3. There are cheaper options out there but I imagine they can't match the GS60 in terms of build quality and materials

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 9S7-16H212-060

 

very thin, very light, quiet, attractive design.

seems to be some problem with the wifi card which lots of people are having. still in frustrating liason with not very helpful customer service (at msi) to resolve.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 9S7-16H212-060

 

very thin, very light, quiet, attractive design

seems to be some problem with the wifi card which lots of people are having. still in frustrating liason with not very helpful customer service (at msi) to resolve

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 9S7-16H212-060

 

Performance: quick boot times and responsive no matter the task.

Track pad a bit fiddly - but turn it off and attach a USB mouse and it's fine.

Jun, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:4840
Battery capacity (Watt hours):52
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified: Yes

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
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2880 x 1620
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad 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 870M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
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
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
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 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 / 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
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type: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 8 / 2 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 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system: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 / 1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:150

Processor

Bus type: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 HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.5
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I7-4700HQ / I7-4700MQ / I7-4710HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1364 / PGA946
Processor threads: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: 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: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: 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 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
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
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® 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): 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 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75116 / 75117 / 78930 / I7-4700HQ / I7-4710HQ
Processor code:SR15E / SR15H / SR1PX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
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 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128 / 1256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.6
Height :1.99
Weight:1.96
Width:39