Summary: Recently, MSI has not only been able to draw attention with their own equipment, such as the GT70, but also managed to distinguish themselves as a barebones producer for numerous build-to-order devices, and all of them have an attractive price-performance ratio in common.
Pros: very good price-performance ratio, very good gaming performance, very good keyboard, brigth Non-Glare-Display, doesn't get too hot
Cons: build quality could be better, only average CPU performance
Excerpt: Introduction The MSI GX60 is a gaming notebook based on AMD's Trinity mobile platform, codenamed Comal . The MSI GX60 features an A10 APU, discrete graphics, and premium components designed to improve the gaming performance on the device.
Conclusion: Sure, we'd like to see an option for a solid-state drive. And despite its responsiveness, we never got used to the system's cramped, recessed touch pad. But most gamers will want to use a mouse when gaming, and if you really want an SSD, the system's chassis has space inside for a second hard drive.
Pros: Great gaming performance for the price, Nice 1080p matte screen, SteelSeries keyboard, Blu-ray drive, Good battery life for a gaming rig
Cons: Weak productivity performance, No solid-state drive or backlit keyboard at this price, Cramped, recessed touch pad
Conclusion: At the end of the day the MSI GX60 is a very capable gaming notebook that delivers great value with a few minor shortcomings. It's nice to see MSI include useful extras like a gaming mouse and backpack, but considering the gaming audience we would have liked to see an even better keyboard (one with...
Excerpt: Some time ago I had the opportunity to look at Maingear�s Titan 17 notebook, a system described as a high performance desktop replacement by the boutique PC builder. The portable certainly lived up to the hype as it decimated every benchmark we threw at it, chewing through games on its way to...
Summary: MSI's opus won't touch triple-digit framerates like the recently reviewed Maingear Nomad 17, but that $2,599 system also costs over a grand more than the GX60. Moreover, in some of our gaming tests, this MSI bested the more expensive ASUS G75VW-DS71 and held its own against the Digital Storm X17 ,...
Summary: A bold hardware mix. How much power does the Radeon HD 7970M still have when the high-end graphics is combined with a weak processor? MSI installs AMD's low-cost A10-4600M quad-core in its GX60 to achieve the lowest price possible. Our benchmarks reveal the sobering results.
Pros: Casing's cool surfaces, Very potent graphics card, Matte, Full HD screen, Blu-ray drive, Many interfaces, Strong battery, Great sound, Fair price, Above all, the good picture and sound quality.
Cons: Unusual keyboard layout, Very flashy design, Weak processor, Sensitive lid, Bulky chassis, A plain design and matte casing surfaces.
Summary: MSI's new gaming portable makes pixel pumping the priority
Pros: Games look awesome, Good battery life, Excellent sound quality, Aggressively priced, The screen is excellent and delivers just what you want from a gaming portable: rich and vivid colours, great contrast and huge detail thanks to a 1,920 by 1,080 pixel grid. The battery life is excellent for this...
Cons: A10 processor isn't good enough, Radeon HD 7970M graphics held back, Disappointing SSD RAID array, Thick chassis, Gets hot under load, Make no mistake. AMD cores are not like Intel cores. And Intel Core i7 quad-core chip typically delivers at least twice the performance of the AMD A10 processor. ...
Excerpt: 12 Flares 12 Flares × Today we are looking at the latest gaming laptop from MSI, which features the new AMD A10-4600M Trinity APU, 8GB of DDR3 memory, Steelseries keyboard, 750GB hard drive and 2GB Radeon HD7970M graphics card.