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
Excerpt: 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? MSI's GT60 WSPH-7216257BW (0NG-405de) Workstation is actually a gaming notebook modified for professional applications.
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
Summary: We’re also dismayed by the absence of any SSD storage. Given the caliber of the other parts, a fast boot drive, at the very least, seems warranted. Of course, that would add to the GT60’s price tag. At $1,500, the GT60 remains affordable and offers a sound gaming system/desktop replacement, if not an outstanding one.
Pros: Strong CPU and GPU performance; good battery life; nice screen.