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MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews of MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and design. The keyboard and performance also get good opinions. There are some critical opinions about the connectivity and touchpad. Comments about the reliability and sound are mixed.

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usability, battery, price, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and reliability. The design and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the size.

performance, portability, design, reliability, price

size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro 4K 053-HID2 i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz 15.6" (4K / GTX 970M 6GB / 128GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD / 16GB RAM)MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro 4K 053-HID2 i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz 15.6" (4K / GTX 970M 6GB / 128GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD / 16GB RAM)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the durability and keyboard. The design and screen also get good opinions, but the image quality and usability get critical comments. Comments are divided on the performance.

portability, screen, design, keyboard, durability

reliability, price, usability, image quality

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI GS60 6QE-006US Ghost Pro 15.6-Inch Laptop, Aluminum BlackMSI GS60 6QE-006US Ghost Pro 15.6-Inch Laptop, Aluminum Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Xotic PC MSI GS60 6QE 002US Notebook Review

 

Ghost in a shell. The portable 15.6-inch GS60 gets Skylake, DDR4, NVMe SSD, and USB 3.1 Super Port for its latest refresh. Essentially, pretty much everything but the GTX 970M has been updated. Has gaming performance improved in any way?

improved surface temperatures, very high performance, thinner than most competing gaming notebooks, low CPU temperatures, GPU overclocking, USB 3.1 Gen. 2 Type-C port, extremely fast NVMe SSD, accurate colors and grayscale, no throttling when gaming,...

only 2x full-size USB ports; No VGA, no RAID; One M.2 slot removed, no G-Sync, SODIMM and M.2 SSD require additional disassembly, build quality could be better, non-removable CPU and GPU, no optical drive, loud fan noise, short battery life

It may not seem like a huge upgrade from the outside, but the GS60 is a much better gaming machine than when it was a year ago. The simple move from Haswell and a GTX 8xxM GPU to Skylake and a GTX 9xxM GPU has dramatically improved temperatures. If...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro (002)

 

The MSI GS60 Ghost Pro delivers top-notch performance in an under-$2,000 gaming laptop that's pleasingly thin, but subpar battery life means you'll need to stick close to a power source.

Slim, attractive design. Solid gaming performance. Good array of I/O port options. Plenty of storage. Customizable keyboard backlighting.

Short battery life. Subpar speakers.

Conclusion The MSI GS60 Ghost Pro is an appealing laptop, providing high-end gaming performance in a svelte build. It has a wide array of port options and a surprising amount of storage space, rounded out with extra pluses like customizable...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Brad Bourque (digitaltrends.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro review

 

While the GS60 is surprisingly quick, its potential is killed by a nonsensical software suite.

Mar, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K

 

The MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K delivers a midrange gaming laptop that brings plenty of bang for the buck, and several small touches that will delight gamers.

Customizable backlighting. Gaming keyboard with anti-ghosting. Slim and light design with durable aluminum construction. Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and latest Nvidia graphics card. Generous two-year warranty.

Short battery life. Runs hot while gaming.

Conclusion The MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K has nearly everything we want in an ultraportable gaming laptop. The slim aluminum chassis is light enough to tote around, while still feeling sturdy and looking aggressive enough for a LAN party. The performance is...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K Review

 

MSI has several lines of gaming notebooks catering to different types of users. In the past few months we've looked at MSI's top-of-the-line GT70, equipped with NVIDIA's GTX 880M GPU. While that's a great notebook for those who want performance first,...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Sean Buckley (engadget.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost review: a gaming rig in Ultrabook's clothing

 

It's the natural order of things: NVIDIA releases a new line of mobile GPUs and suddenly the market is flooded with new gaming laptops. It is spring, aft

Simple, elegant design ; Powerful ; Great trackpad for productivity

Disappointing audio ; Average battery life ; Trackpad is lousy for gaming

The GS60 Ghost is a slim and powerful option for gamers who want a lightweight rig. If you're going to spend that kind of money, though, wait for the unreleased GS60 Ghost Pro, which will bring a sharper display and better graphics.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost Review

 

The MSI GS60 Ghost boasts powerful graphics and a vibrant 15-inch display in an extremely lightweight design.

Svelte, lightweight chassis; Good battery life; Solid gaming performance; Vibrant 1080p display with wide viewing angles; Extremely portable

Weak audio; Runs hot when gaming

The MSI GS60 Ghost boasts powerful graphics and a vibrant 15-inch display in an extremely lightweight design.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro (Skylake, 2015 Version) Review and Ratings

 

Equipped with a leading-edge SSD (plus a hard drive!), a fast Skylake CPU, and killer graphics for 1080p gaming, this thin gaming laptop soars, held back only by its brief battery life and, at times, noisy fans.

Excellent performance in a thin gaming laptop ; Solid, mostly metal build quality ; Colorful 1080p display ; Scorching PCI Express x4 SSD and a platter drive in a 4.4-pound laptop ; Keyboard has elaborate backlighting, programmability ; Abundant...

Gets hot and loud when under stress ; Substandard battery life ; Muffled-sounding speakers

If performance is a top priority, as it should be on a gaming notebook, the GS60 Ghost Pro should be on your short list of 15.6-inch notebooks. Its latest-gen Core i7-6700HQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics handily power through today’s...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Derek Sullivan (ultrabookreview.com)

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K review – Nvidia GTX 970M & 870M versions

 

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the laptop, especially the 970M version. The GS60 Pro offers pretty much the best that can be offered by an Ultraportable to date. And they do it without skimping on the screen and keyboard quality. I've only spent a...

well constructed, stellar screen, good keyboard and trackpad, powerful configurations, solid gaming performance for both versions, but especially the 970M model, proper priced

bright backlit logo on the hood that can't be turned off, the trackpad is too close to the laptop's bottom lip, short battery life, some heating and throttling issues on the 870M version

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Thin and light brushed aluminum design, Beautiful 3K display, Solid gaming performance, Full-bodied sound, Good keyboard and touch pad

Runs hot, Screen lacks touch sensitivity, Lackluster Webcam

But minor complaints aside, the Ghost Pro is an excellent choice for your next gaming laptop. It's trim, lightweight, and packed to the gills with cutting-edge components. A gamer could ask for nothing more.

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Nahimic sound technology / Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery Capacity:52
Battery capacity (Watt hours):52
Battery performance:4840
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x191B / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics 5600 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Nahimic sound technology / Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4 / 1.4b / 1.4v
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:150

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM86 / Intel HM87
Configurable TDP-down:35
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM86 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-4700HQ / i7-4710HQ / i7-4720HQ / i7-5700HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i7-4700HQ / i7-4710HQ / i7-4720HQ / i7-5700HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1364 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0 / G0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75116 / 78930 / 78934 / 87716 / 88967
Processor code:SR15E / SR1PX / SR1Q8 / SR2BP / SR2FQ
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 Home / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Height:0.783 / 0.787 / 0.789
Weight:4.19 / 4.32 / 4.41
Width:15.4