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MSI GS60 Ghost Gaming Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of MSI GS60 Ghost Gaming Series. 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 are impressed by the design and keyboard. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability and size.

portability, performance, screen, keyboard, design

battery, usability, durability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GS60 Ghost Gaming Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI GS60 Ghost Gaming Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of MSI GS60 Ghost Gaming Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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 screen and price. The design and performance are also appreciated. The reliability and battery get mixed comments, and there are some critical comments about the durability and usability.

portability, performance, design, price, screen

usability, durability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GS60 2QD Ghost 607-HID2 i7-5700HQ 2.7-3.5GHz 15.6" (FHD / GTX 965M 2GB / 256GB RAID SSD + 1TB HDD / 16GB RAM)MSI GS60 2QD Ghost 607-HID2 i7-5700HQ 2.7-3.5GHz 15.6" (FHD / GTX 965M 2GB / 256GB RAID SSD + 1TB HDD / 16GB RAM)

Mar, 2019

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K review

 

One of the first 3K gaming laptops impresses

Excellent screen ; Solid 3K performance ; Stylish design ; Fantastic keyboard

Runs extremely hot ; Lackluster battery life

Thin, light and 3K are what this grand gaming laptop excels at, but save some dough and go for the 1080p version.

Aug, 2014

PC Advisor Best Buy Award

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

MSI GS60 2QD-470UK review: The most totable gaming laptop in its field

 

New advances in graphics processor technology have been followed with promises of thinner and lighter gaming laptops. But the MSI GS60 2QD-470UK is the first high-performance notebook designed for gamers that really delivers on that promise.

While still not especially petite by the standards of some 15-inch laptops – its footprint is 14 percent larger than a MacBook Pro despite its smaller display – the MSI GS60 2QD-470UK does manage to keep within the magic size and weight figures of 2.0...

May, 2015

Expert review by : James Pikover (mashable.com)

MSI Scores With Ghost: Desktop-Power Gaming in a Laptop [REVIEW]

 

MSI's GS60 Ghost is the best way to game on the go today. It's got enough power to run any game and make it look good, and it'll do it in style.

The power to play any game ; Excellent customizable keyboard ; Reasonably priced

Terrible trackpad ; Flimsy plastic case ; Limited hardware customization

If you like PC gaming, you will love the MSI GS60 Ghost.

May, 2014

Expert review by (engadget.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost review: a gaming rig in Ultrabook's clothing

 

The GS60 Ghost is a slim and powerful option for gamers who want a lightweight rig. If you're going to spend that kind of money, though, wait for the unreleased GS60 Ghost Pro, which will bring a sharper display and better graphics.

Simple, elegant design ; Powerful ; Great trackpad for productivity

Disappointing audio ; Average battery life ; Trackpad is lousy for gaming

Like the Razer Blade, the Ghost plays to a specific niche: gamers who want the power of a full-fledged gaming PC without sacrificing portability or aesthetics. It's a small subset of the notebook market, but MSI's GS60 fits right in: It's thin,...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro Notebook Review

 

Gaming with Skylake. MSI has updated its GS60 by equipping it with a new Skylake processor. But this is not the only new feature of the new model. However, the drawbacks of the old model are still issues in the current gaming companion.

individual keyboard illumination, high system performance, aluminum chassis, thin construction, no throttling

limited maintainability, battery discharges under load, touchpad suffers from delays, meager runtimes, pulsating fans

Once again, MSI offers a nicely designed and slim gaming notebook. Fortunately, the current version features a USB 3.1 port. The second new feature is the DDR4-RAM. However, our main focus was the Skylake processor, which manages solid overall results....

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60

 

Processor size 4k Resolution not being compatible

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60

 

Quick boot up

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60 2QD-298UK

 

Seems to tick all the important boxes successfully, really good gaming laptop.

Not really a bad point, but looks could be improved a little.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60 2QD-298UK

 

Light, good performance, good track pad and comes with a good protective sleeve.

Not a wide viewing angle screen.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI GS60 2QD-298UK

 

Screen not great

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer / Nahimic sound technology / Sound Blaster Cinema / 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

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
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
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 840M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M / 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 / 32 / 64
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 G-SYNC:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x191B / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics 5600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO) / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / 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

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

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Nahimic Audio Enhancer / Nahimic sound technology / Sound Blaster Cinema / 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
LAN controller:Atheros Killer E2200

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: 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:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
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 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
AC adapter output current:7.7
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:120 / 150

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35 / 37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM86 / Intel HM87 / Intel® HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4210H / i5-6300HQ / I7-4700HQ / I7-4710HQ / I7-4720HQ / I7-4810MQ / I7-5700HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1364 / BGA 1440 / BGA1364 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440 / PGA946
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / G0 / R0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / 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:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / 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 QuickPath Interconnect: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / 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 Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
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 / Yes
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 / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
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 / N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75116 / 78929 / 78930 / 78934 / 78937 / 87716 / 88959 / 88967 / I7-4700HQ / I7-4710HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor code:SR15E / SR15K / SR1PX / SR1Q0 / SR1Q8 / SR2BP / SR2FP / SR2FQ
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

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

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.6 / 266 / 28.7 / 39
Height :1.98 / 1.99 / 19.9 / 2 / 2.16 / 20.1
Weight:1.9 / 1.95 / 1.96 / 1.98 / 2
Width:26.6 / 39 / 390 / 41.8