Summary: MSI has a wide range of powerful devices that provides powerful results, and the same is true with the MSI GT60 20KWS. MSI created this device with professionals in mind and with its hardware, it is not just for eye candy.
Conclusion: The MSI GT60 20KWS, as configured for this review, costs $2,480 through amazon.com. That price includes UPS ground shipping and a two-year parts and labor warranty with lifetime 24/7 technical support; returns are not allowed, except for defective equipment.
Summary: 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 .
Summary: Game mode: Domination. Following the release of Nvidia's 800-series, MSI revamps its gaming laptop line. While not much has changed in terms of external appearance, the performance levels have been improved considerably. Still, the main selling point of the Dominator will surely be its 3K display.
Pros: Colorful IPS panel with phenomenal viewing angles, Superb performance levels (CPU / GPU), Numerous maintenance options, Cool surfaces, Decent battery life, Top-notch sound, Brushed aluminium, 3-zone illumination system, Blu-ray drive, Nice extras, The Dynaudio system never ceases to amaze us.
Cons: High noise emissions under load, Highly reflective display, Location of ports, Tiny touchpad, Heavy and thick chassis, Old-fashioned design, No SSD, Bloatware, No SSD in such a pricy device? A strange decision in the year 2014.
Conclusion: The MSI GT60 Dominator Pro is heavy, looks gaudy, and runs hot, but the hardware is absolutely fantastic. The processor is quick, the GTX 880M can outrun mid-range gaming desktops, and the 3K display looks great when it’s used for gaming.
Pros: Great keyboard, Sharp 3K display, Extremely powerful hardware, Respectable battery life
Cons: Connectivity could be better, Tiny touchpad, Can’t handle some games at 3K resolution, Fan can be very loud at times
Summary: For the price, however, we wish that MSI would work on improving the touchpad, as well as making the speakers louder and the fans softer. Still, this rig feels like a bargain compared to the $2,999 ASUS G750JZ, which offers comparable graphics performance, longer battery life and a more reliable...
Conclusion: The MSI GT60 2PE Dominator Pro is clearly an accomplished performer. It packs in masses of powerful hardware, has a good keyboard and finishes it off with a mostly excellent 3K resolution screen. However, almost inevitably when it comes to gaming laptops we do have some issues.
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.
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...
Pros: Excellent battery life; good CPU; great GPU.
Cons: Not cheap; TN panel; same old chunky chassis.
Conclusion: MSI keeps doing what it does best by creating gaming laptops that offer some of today's most advanced components in a well-built and familiar package. The GT60 2OD 3K IPS Edition takes a tried-and-trusted chassis and equips it with a quad-core Intel Haswell processor, dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX...