MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 3K Gold Edition Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅07-11-14
Conclusion

(Even if it is a mouthful to say) GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 3K Gold Edition is another spectacular notebook from MSI.

The sign of something special can be traced back to the packaging which is a step above the norm with its classy large black box and compartmentalised components. But the notebook itself holds the biggest surprise with its elegant and luxurious all-gold theme.

After testing GS60 in a range of benchmarks the benefits are clearly evident. The Intel Core i7-4710HQ, 16GB of DDR3 and SATA III SSDs in RAID0 all contribute to GS60ís strong processing power in a variety of different activities. For gaming, GS60 handles most titles very well by allowing more than playable framerates at the super-high resolution of 2880x1620 and with settings on high/ultra detail. The struggles come when more demanding games are played, the GTX 970M, although more than proficient in this arena has some difficulties allowing high detail levels at such a substantial resolution.



Itís nice to see MSI still continuing to work with the likes of Dynaudio for sound and SteelSeries for the keyboard configuration. Both these elements of the notebook bode well and transform the entire experience into a very pleasant one.

The battery in GS60 isnít the usual detachable Li-on type which can be detached and upgraded. Instead MSI has chosen to go for a more permanent solution which takes some of the control away from the user Ė if the battery does need replacing it has a 12 month warranty to which MSI will take care of the unit, after this the user will still need to send to MSI but this will hit their pocket.

Costing £1899 GBP, MSIís GS60 is an aggressively priced notebook. It has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a mid-high end gaming notebook and should be on the shortlist for those wanting a mobile unit of this calibre.

GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 3K Gold Edition is another stellar product from MSI. It features the latest and greatest hardware that avid gamers, offers great all-round performance at a decent price and ironically achieves our gold award!

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Pros
+ Luxurious
+ Nice packaging
+ Great performance
+ Sharp & vibrant display
+ Dynaudio speakers
+ SteelSeries LED backlit keyboard
+ USB 3.0 throughout
+ Ideal for gaming & video editing

Cons
- Battery life
- Fixed battery Ė not upgradable
- Software CDs but no optical drive



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