Summary: While it’s not the most expensive notebook we’ve ever reviewed, it’s certainly not cheap at $2,100. We also wish it were sleeker and dropped a few pounds so we could lug it around more easily. Still, if you’re seeking great performance from a desktop replacement, this is one fine machine.
Pros: Excellent battery life; good CPU; great GPU.
Cons: Not cheap; TN panel; same old chunky chassis.
MSI GT60 2OD-026US Gaming Notebook Review: Desktop-Class Mobile Gaming
18 July 2013
Excerpt: With the release of Haswell upon us, we’re being treated to an impacting refresh of some already-impressive notebooks. Chief among the benefits is the much-championed battery life improvements—and while better power efficiency is obviously valuable where portability is a primary focus, beefier models can also benefit by way of increased versatility.
Conclusion: That being said, the base model of the MSI GT60 offers a great package for gaming enthusiasts. The build may not be as flashy as the , but it provides excellent performance in a portable package.
Summary: With its fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and Nvidia GTX 780M graphics, the MSI GT60 2OD-026US is a gaming beast. While we're not as enamored with its design as we are with the new Alienwares', the GT60 outperforms the Alienware 17 on a number of tests, and does so for about $400 less. This MSI also offers a comfortable keyboard and quality audio, though it runs hot in one spot.
Pros: Excellent performance, Bright and vivid display, High frame rates in latest games, Great audio quality, Gamer-friendly keyboard