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MSI 15.6" Gaming Laptop with Core i7-3610QM, GT650M/2GB GDDR5 and DVD Rewriter
The MSI GE60 0NC-006US packs Intel's third-generation Core i7-3610QM quad-core processor and NVIDIA's latest GeForce GT650M graphics with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM, much faster than its previous-generation graphics. No need to look back, because no one will catch up.
Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits 15.6" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9, 1920 x 1080) NVIDIA GeForce GT650M discrete graphics with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM 6GB DDR3 system memory 750GB HDD (7200RPM) DVD SuperMulti Drive Accelerated performance with MSI TDE Technology SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard MSI Audio Boost Technology and THX TruStudio PRO
SLIM, SLEEK and POWERFUL
The red trims, laser film cover, and its sleek body kit makes the GE60 one of the most portable gaming laptops.
Inspired by sports line race cars, its design emphasizes on the extreme and adrenaline rushing spirit of gamers.
NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 650M GRAPHICS
Built with the latest graphics card for a visually stunning gaming experience, the GT 650M is the best solution for gaming on the go.
Not only does it achieve a 3DMark 11 score of 10000, it also achieves in creating a better user experience by intelligently saving power with the NVIDIA Optimus Technology.
Automatically switching between the NVIDIA discreet graphics card and the on-board video, this feature increases the battery life for a more enjoyable experience.
INTEL's THIRD-GENERATION CORE i7 PROCESSOR
GE60 0NC-006US blazes through your games and multimedia files with INTEL's 3rd-genertation Core i7 processor.
Being able to perform multiple tasks with ease, the new Core i7 processor increases the computing speed up to 200% while creating, writing and editing any multimedia data.
Need higher resolution viewing power? The new processor delivers the 1080p full HD resolution and its multi-core processing power boosts the overall GPU performance by 30-60%.
STEELSERIES GAMING KEYBOARD
Designed with the player in mind, the keyboard is specially made to increase the performance of the player.
Accurately detecting up to 10 simultaneous keystroke actions for precise multi-tasking and micro-managing, you¡¦ll be prepared for any situation.
For crystal clear and high fidelity sound, the audio jacks have been coated in gold for maximum audio transfer.
Working in sync with an audio amplifier, always have the upper hand as you can expect to hear every step and sound from your headset.
Some negatives to it are the keyboard could use better keys, I am not a fan of the ‘feel’ of them, however the inclusion of a number pad more than makes up for it. One other minor gripe that I won’t fault it for since it’s a completely different feature is that I wish it had a keyboard back light. I did not realize I would miss this until I started using this over my old laptop.
Almost forgot, another con is the battery life, it is horrible, but again, that can be fixed quite easy.
Finally, since I like to end on a positive, the sound of this laptop is impressive (for a laptop) While I may still get desktop speakers if I was using it in the same location all day, this is the best sounding sound I have ever heard out of a laptop.
Buy it if u are a low key person, and likes play some new games. u like watch full HD movies, edit your pictures and watch Youtube without any lags. Or u need a powerful laptop can easy to carry around.
Don’t buy it if, you have mysophobia. This thing can easy leave fingerprints, must clean very often. Or u have very good taste, u want something beautiful to show others.
Cons so far about this laptop:
1. overall build quality is just soso. cheap feel. The bottom of the laptop can make some plastic noise if u press it harder. the same with the CD driver area.
2. fingerprints. but most same level other brand laptops leave fingerprints too..so
3. touchpad is soso.. when I scrolling use the touchpad, I feel bad compare with my macbook pro.
4. the S-Bar software is stupid… who the hell will run it all the time ?
5. The screen is made by LG in 2009….WTH . such a old screen.
6. The blue color indicator light on the front of laptop is too bright..no reason made something like this.
1. Gt650m 2GB ddr5 runs game very good. I play world of tank in 1920*1080. all set on high, and get 60-70 fps.
2. very quiet compare my old HP laptop. If u just do some normal task..you cant hear anything, when play games, its still quiet compare with others.
3. Heat. Itz the most important reason that I choose this laptop… doing normal task, the cpu temp stays at 45-50 C. Graphic card and HDD temp at about 30-35C. When u play games, the cpu temp is rarely over 80C. You can not feel any heat from your keyboard. The fan did best job on this laptop.
4. Audio.. just wow….the THX trustudio pro is amazing. 4 speakers bring you to heaven. You should try this by yourself.
5. The screen is old, but is still the middle level full HD screen in the market. It is a TN, Matta screen. Itz good enough for me. I did not find any dead pixels on mine.
6. very light.( thatz why the build quality is just soso)“
7. I like the keyboard so far.
8. I like the power connection at the left side of laptop..so when I use my mouse. It wont disturb my mouse line..
9. Easy clean fan dust. This is important. Im lasy, I want something can easy open it, This laptop is very easy to open, and u can see the fan when you open the bottom.
so far I can only think those pros and cons. I will update more later. thx
I now wish I had bought two of the GE60′s and actually saved a grip!
Highly recommend this laptop for anyone looking to game on the go. (NOTE: this is a gaming laptop, so don’t expect long battery life out of it unless you really tweak the system services and settings).
I do some gaming on this laptop when I travel, and so far everything is running great. Skyrim is smooth on ultra-high settings.
The RAM is a little weak at only 6gb, but I haven’t had any issues yet, and I see lots of sales on 16gb laptop RAM packs, so I may upgrade to that in the future. I do wish it had an SSD, but for this price I didn’t expect one. Another easy upgrade in the future when I find a good deal.
Overall, highly recommended.
Short note for gamers… I’ve played the following games on it with all graphics options turned up (except antialiasing) at the native resolution (1080P):
Borderlands 1, 2 (on 2, I had to turn PHYSX down to medium to get graphics smooth)
Call of Duty Black Ops
Batman – Arkham City
Just Cause 2
I haven’t used FRAPS to see actual framerates, but I did not experience any framerate dips or stuttering when playing these games. This is my main reason for this machine and I am very satisfied with the game performance.
The screen is great, 1080P with no glare and it gets very bright when you turn up the brightness all of the way.
The keyboard is great and doesn’t feel crowded even with the number pad, I like the feel of the keys when typing and have not had any input issues.
The four speakers can get very loud without distortion and the THX software is great for simulated surround sound!
The case is all plastic and is a fingerprint magnet, but it is solid and keeps the weight down. I have not experience any flexing or creaking plastic when moving it around or using it. I am amazed with how thin and light MSI engineered this thing. Gaming laptop under 6 lbs, and the power adapter isn’t the size of a brick!
The only heat exhaust is on the left side toward the rear, it blows out hot air when gaming for prolonged periods.
The cooling system works great though, it keeps the heat directed towards the exhaust and prevents the whole machine from getting hot.
The new Core I7 processor is very fast and complements the videocard very well.
The 650M GPU runs every game I’ve thrown at it, it seems to run faster than my media PC’s GTX 460!
Again, NVIDIA’s Optimus graphics switching software is awesome! It lets you decide when you use the dedicated graphics processor, and the Intel integrated graphics handle everything non-gaming perfectly.
Built in WiFi/Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet all work flawlessly, my bluetooth mouse setup in seconds and WiFi signal around my house has full signal (my Alienware would lose signal in two of the rooms).
The optical drive works great and the eject button by the screen is well placed.
The 7200 RPM 750 Gig Hard Drive included is plenty fast and doesn’t get hot.
This is my first machine with USB 3.0 and I have 3.0 external drives, it is much faster (4X) than USB 2.0 on my desktop!
Putting the mSata SSD and installing more RAM took less than 5 minutes (once I found the right screw for the mSata SSD). Make sure you contact MSI support and get confirmation prior to taking off the cover before upgrading as there is a Warranty Void sticker covering one of the screws.
I upgraded the memory to 16GB and put a 240GB mSata SSD drive into the vacant slot on the motherboard and reinstalled the system software onto the SSD.
This system was no slouch right out of the box, I just love the 15 second boot times that SSD provides!
I am very pleased with how much computer you can get for under $1000.
I used to buy only ASUS/DELL for gaming systems, but it looks like MSI are on to something.
I’ll definetly be looking at MSI first for my next laptop (which won’t be for quite awhile now
I recommend this system to anyone looking for a gaming/performance laptop at an excellent price!
To give perspective, I am upgrading from an ASUS G50Vt that is about four years old. That one has a Core2 Duo at 2GHz, 1366×768 matte screen, 4GB RAM and a GeForce 9800GS graphics card. The Windows Experience processor ratings were 5.8 and the graphics came in at 6.7. I recently put a Crucial M4 SSD in it that rates a 7.8 (highly recommended for any computer, FYI).
This laptop rates the processor at 7.8, graphics at 6.8(?) and the hard drive at 5.7 (I have an SSD on the way).
I do quite a bit of gaming on the computer.
This laptop is fantastic. The 1920×1080 matte screen is very clear and bright. I have not taken it outside, so I can’t comment on outdoor viewing, but it’s great indoors. I also like the ‘stepping’ that the hot keys do when adjusting brightness. On the ASUS, it seemed that every FN-F4/5 press to dim/brighten the screen changed the screen by 1%. It took forever to adjust brightness. This computer has more deliberate stepping that seems to be around 10% per press.
Gaming wise, I haven’t gotten around to running everything I want yet, but on the highest settings and full resolution, I haven’t seen a slowdown yet. Guild Wars 2 can maybe get a bit of a drop during World v World when there are a million spells exploding at once and player names are all on, but things like League of Legends and Torchlight 2 are perfectly smooth. For you WoW players, I can’t see a reason this laptop would give you any issues.
I’m not sure why both graphics cards are benchmarking the same in Windows Experience (probably because it’s a horrible benchmarking tool). It’s obvious that the 650M with 2GB of DDR5 is FAR FAR superior.
Unlike some other reviews, I REALLY like this keyboard. On the ASUS, pressing the keys (especially in the middle) would make the keyboard flex in. On the MSI, the keyboard is solid. There is absolutely no flex. I type pretty fast and I haven’t haven’t had any missed keys yet (which I would actually get sometimes on the ASUS). I also feel that the trackpad is nice. The button to turn it off is handy, and it’s an actual button. The ASUS has those sensor touch ‘buttons’ that would press if you brushed your hand anywhere near them. I prefer actual buttons, like on the MSI.
The powerbrick is virtually identical to my ASUS. It’s fairly large, in my opinion…barely tolerable if you’re traveling (but still tolerable). At least it’s not like one of the new ASUS chargers that has the speakers in it and is like a 2 liter soda.
I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of bloatware. There is far less than I thought there would be. I immediately uninstalled the S-Bar, which was amazingly useless. Think of it like a notification bar on your phone that has the options for turning on/off wifi, bluetooth, etc… It’s just in the way and redundant, especially since you can do everything with FN-hotkey. There were only like two other programs I uninstalled.
Now, the one disappointing feature of this laptop (besides backlit keyboard, but I knew that going in…). The wifi card is a Centrino 135 and it is 150mbps, single channel. It does not support the 5GHz band on wifi. For what is basically a gaming computer, I expected it would have dual channel and maybe be rated at 300mbps. I mean, don’t get me wrong….it still works fine and is fast (enough). But, the ASUS can see the dual channel so I don’t see why they skimped on what is probably a $3 network card.
For the price, the specs and the overall build, I’m happy with the purchase. Now to just get the SSD and install it!
I recommend it.