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MSI GS60 2QE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of MSI GS60 2QE. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and keyboard. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and battery. There are some negative views about the touchpad and image quality.

portability, performance, design, keyboard, price

screen, image quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GS60 2QE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI GS60 2QE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of MSI GS60 2QE from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the battery and price are generally positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the usability. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and durability.

portability, performance, design, price, battery

usability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 15.6-Inch 4K Ultra HD Gaming Notebook - (Intel Core i7-4720HQ, 16 GB RAM, 128Gb SSD + 1 TB HDD, Nvidia GTX 970M 3Gb GDDR5, WindMSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 15.6-Inch 4K Ultra HD Gaming Notebook - (Intel Core i7-4720HQ, 16 GB RAM, 128Gb SSD + 1 TB HDD, Nvidia GTX 970M 3Gb GDDR5, Wind

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for MSI GS60 2QE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of MSI GS60 2QE from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People really like the performance and portability, whereas some have doubts about the price.

screen, portability, performance

price

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GS60 2QE-616US 15.6-Inch LaptopMSI GS60 2QE-616US 15.6-Inch Laptop

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It's really good but 1 big problem

 

So I really like this computer and it came with so much stuff. Like the waterproof backpack, the keyboard protector, the light up keyboard, mouse, mouse pad are great. They are all made very well. The computer is almost completely metal except for the...

It has been a little over a month and I have some free time to review this. I'm gonna get detailed for future reference for people who may buy something similar to this. -The 4k screen is great, it's sharp, clean, and detailed. There's a lot of room...

Well lets start with one that shouldn't even have been one. Like seriously. For the price we paid for this labtop it should have been flawless but that is not the case. The display screen metal casing on the top left side of my computer was a little...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Really dissapointed in this laptop

 

16G memory, Really good quality screen, even tho mine has Back light issues, Good amount of HD space, Fast CPU Speed. Overall this laptop has the specs to be a really good laptop

the 970m video card is such a disappointment. I don't know if its just my Laptop but i get stuttering in games almost with every game. The only games that play smooth are older games, all new games stuttering especially with a weird hitch that makes...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Wanted to love it, but needed accurate yellow colors more

 

If you don't need accurate yellows for your work, this is an awesome computer.

Beautiful gold metal case. Lightweight. Loved the multi-colored backlit keyboard. Booted really fast on the SSD drive. Very clear display. Came with great extras: backpack, protective sleeve, headphones, keyboard cover, and mouse. Dual fans kept it...

Unfortunately, bright yellow renders as a mustard color on the screen. I'm a web designer and need accurate color for my work. I knew about this flaw when I bought it, but everything else about the computer was so appealing that I thought I could...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Laptop

 

This laptop performs beautifully. The screen works fine, the keyboard is nice, though the windows key is on the right, and function key is on the left (I'm used to windows key being on the left at least). I also use home and end keys constantly but...

Great price, decent GPU, 2 HDDs, quick SSD

Fans kick on a lot, short battery life

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

problem with display

 

light for size, apparently well built, fast, great video when fixed.Installed Dragon and screen display shrunk to small size and can't retrieve

unable to reset, or restore screen size,will write after tech support has had a chance to respond

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It's nice, I like

 

The laptop, Looks, Feels, and Runs excellently. If it weren't for the Killer Wlan i would rate this laptop, 10/10. 48 FPS Really doesn't bother me, As i see it, i get to turn on some options without sacrificing speed. All things said and done I am very...

-Design: thin and light, did i mention it's Gold ? -Gtx970m 6gb: Everything is playable in Good settings, check out youtube. -Steel Series: Typing is a marvelous experience and LED's are pretty cool. -Cooling system: The fans can get loud(what did you...

-Screen: It's 48 Hz, meaning you will cap at 48 FPS. I dont mind, but for some this is unacceptable. -Wifi: Killer Wlan 1525 operates very poorly for me and many others. I'm buying a usb adapter. Updating drivers did not work in my case. -

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro-064

 

Great Laptop, would buy again

I'm just going to mention the cons of this laptop because honestly, if you can deal with those then this is a phenomenal machine. It's powerful enough to handle every game I've played flawlessly, including modern titles like battlefield 4 and crysis 3;...

Couple negatives worth noting: Noise - The laptop is understandably loud while gaming, which is to be expected. However what bugs me is the constant noise from the cpu fan even when the computer is idle. It is always on and is pretty noticable when in...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

pretty sick laptop

 

I'm not really a PC gamer so I wont go on about the graphics processor and running games. I wanted a portable,stylish workhorse/ beast laptop, and that's what I got that. I've had this a few days now and have been running about 5-6 programs at a time...

Start up 3 seconds 16GB RAM Latest i7 processor Illustrator start up 4 Seconds Photoshop start up 3 seconds InDesign start up 6 Seconds (all opened one after the other while running Outlook, Acrobat Pro, Chrome, Spotify, Notepad, PowerPoint) Nice to...

Windows 8 - I love Win 7 and not used to Win 8 Keyboard typeface lettering is a bit cheesy Casing is larger than expected and same size as my old 17" laptop The high resolution screen is almost too much - programs like Chrome look fuzzy when set on...

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

sent it back. Here is why....

 

So there you have it. This is a really great laptop if it wasn't for the 4k panel that ruins it. I wanted ultra-HD for destop, movie and pitcture viewing, so decided to give this a try. I dont mind downscaling the resolution for games to have a UHD...

1. Thin, light, sleek, cool gold color 2. 970m is fairly solid for most games 3. screen is 4k, meaning desktop looks very sharo 4. glossy screen with tons of reflections for those that like the vibrant colors that come with a glossy screen 5. really...

1. The screen. Oh, the screen. I would have kept this laptop if the screen was the previous 3k screen. The 4k screen they use is a Samsung panel which only does 48hz refresh. So all your games will look laggy, and some screen tearing is apparent in...

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost Pro 4K-078 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4710HQ (2.50GHz) 16GB Memory 1TB HDD 256GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6 GB GDDR5 15.6

 

Overall I really liked this laptop and wanted to keep it, but the screen resolution and FPS cap really made me upset. I wish somewhere in the specs it told me that the screen was only a 48hz. I didn't think MSI would put such a screen on a nice laptop...

Fast Processor (mine was i7 4720HQ not 4710HQ) and Video card. Great performance. 128GB x2 SSDs in Raid 0. 7 seconds to boot up. Steelseries Keyboard looks amazing. Sound is the best I've heard from a notebook. Packaging and free stuff it came with...

Found out that the screen caps out at 48hz which means that the FPS cap out at 48 frames. This is completely ridiculous for a gaming notebook. Some games are not compatible with the 4k resolution which I knew, but still very annoying. This is not a...

May, 2015
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Audio Boos / Audio Boost / Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 / Nahimic sound technology / Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

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

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2880 x 1620 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / PLS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 2 / 32
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
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
NVIDIA 3D Vision: No
NVIDIA G-SYNC: Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 5600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 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 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / N / No

Other features

Audio system:Audio Boos / Audio Boost / Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 / Nahimic sound technology / Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4 / 1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N / No / Yes
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:7.7
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:120 / 150

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / 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 / 1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM86 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4210H / I7-4710HQ / I7-4720HQ / I7-5700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / G0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / 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 / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
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 / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78930 / 78934 / 87716
Processor code:SR1PX / SR1Q0 / SR1Q8 / SR2BP
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDIO, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.6 / 266 / 28.8
Height :1.99 / 19.9
Height (front):2.95
Height (rear):3.35
Weight:1.9 / 1.96 / 2.6
Width:39 / 390 / 42