Excerpt: MSI's Dominator Pro GT60 packs two significant firsts. It's the first high-end gaming laptop we've reviewed with a HiDPI display (the GT60's 2880x1660 panel is the equal of the vaunted MacBook Pro's Retina display), and it's the first system we've looked at to sport NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 880M . MSI has also packed this system with a plethora of high-end components in a bid to challenge the dominance of more conventional boutique builders like Alienware.
Pros: Best display we've ever seen on a PC, Excellent port configuration, High overall performance, Battery Boost does boost battery life
Cons: Bloatware, Can't handle its own heat output, No mobile GPU can push 3K gaming at high detail levels
Conclusion: With this system here being an engineering sample, stating a price is not so easy and the specification that is seen is not necessarily going to be the same as the systems that can be brought from various vendors. Instead of displaying a chart with comparable prices, I am going to list the different SKUs that are available in each region with their individual price tags.
Pros: Rapid SSD array with over 1.5GB/s read speed on tap, Optional QXHD+ 3K IPS Panel, Up to 32GB of ram to support even the biggest workloads, Up to 1TB of secondary storage
Cons: Not the lightest or slimmest option on the market, Heavy price tag for a system with top-level specifications right through
Excerpt: If the MSI GT60 looks familiar, that might be because it’s identical to our zero-point gaming notebook , which we first reviewed in our December 2012 issue. While the laptop uses the same chassis, the refreshed unit comes with shiny new parts that include Intel ’s Haswell CPU and a new top-tier 700-series GPU from Nvidia . In terms of design, the refreshed GT60 features the same brushed-aluminum 15.5x10.5x2-inch chassis as its predecessor.
Pros: Excellent battery life; good CPU; great GPU.
Cons: Not cheap; TN panel; same old chunky chassis.
Excerpt: MSI GT60 20D Laptop Performance Review (3k Resolution Screen) A few years ago MSI decided to take on the gaming laptop marketplace in a serious way. They had been producing mobile gaming systems for a while but this was a revised, more...
Excerpt: A few years ago MSI decided to take on the gaming laptop marketplace in a serious way. They had been producing mobile gaming systems for a while but this was a revised, more determined focus. One of the first systems we saw from them in this area was the GX660R with a branch off in design more recently in the form of the GS70 Stealth and on each occasion the systems offered a decent level of features and performance, often having a key aspect which made them stand out in...
Summary: Work(station) zone! MSI makes a foray into the realm of professional workstations and challenges the well-established brands with a vivid Full-HD display, SSD RAID, Nvidia Quadro K2000M GPU, and Intel quad-core CPU. The notebook looks like a pretty compelling package - but can it threaten the workstation-elite?
Pros: Very good display, Very good keyboard, Decent port selection and distribution, Good CAD performance, Very good overall performance, Sturdy chassis, The vivid display, the successful combination of SSDs and conventional hard drive, the keyboard, and the expandability of the system.
Cons: Visual appearance not very business-like, Business features are lacking, Fan is always on, Large and heavy, Small touchpad, A more efficient cooling system, a visually more appropriate chassis with a more business-oriented port selection, and the (supposedly available) IPS display.
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.