MSI GE60 2PE Apache Pro Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅12-03-14
Closer Look

Sleek and professional in appearance

MSI has adorned GE60 with a professional looking brushed aluminium lid which really makes the notebook stand out. Rather than attaching a flat lid, MSI has applied two concave edges which adds depth to this particular aspect of GE60. The MSI logo and gaming dragon insignia have been placed in the centre.

We’re really impressed by the look and feel of GE60, you are left in no doubt that this notebook has been designed with quality at the forefront of priorities.

Brushed aluminium lid looks superb

Flipping GE60 over, we have five rubber studs to prevent the unit from sliding on smooth surfaces. There are various areas which feature ventilation cut-outs for the internal components to have an outlet for heat dissipation.

The reverse of GE60

MSI has placed two front facing speakers onto the curved edge of the casing. On the alternate side, there is an area for mounting the included battery. This compartment has a latch system to securely lock the unit into place.

The only other noteworthy aspect to reference is the model and serial number which can be found with the compliance standard logos.

6-Cell battery included

Focussing our attention on the sides of GE60 we have various ports and slots to make use of. On the left-side there is allocation for a Kensington lock, AC power port, ventilation for graphics card, a single USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and headphone/microphone jacks (Audio Boost enabled).

These ports allow lots of flexibility for varied usage such as projecting visuals onto a bigger hi-def screen or transferring files using SuperSpeed USB 3.0.

The left –side showing lots of versatility

Over on the other side, there is a BluRay drive, single USB 2.0 port, VGA display port and gigabit LAN port.

The addition of a VGA port provides a solution those who are interfacing with older devices. It’s also nice to see the inclusion of a gigabit LAN port via Killer E2200- although we do have WiFi functionality, many users will still plug directly into the network source to obtain optimum transfer rates.

More functionality including a BluRay drive

Continue with us over the page were we take a look under the lid.

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