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: 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: The $2,399 MSI GT60 Dominator Pro 3K-475 gives gamers the powerful graphics and performance we've come to expect from MSI in an imposing chassis. While having the world's fastest GPU is nice, where the GT60 stands out is its stunning 3K display.
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
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...
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.
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...