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MSI GS60 Ghost

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and design. The keyboard and screen also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the touchpad and sound. Reviews are divided on the usability.

portability, screen, keyboard, design, performance

size, battery, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GS60 Ghost is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 63 reviews)

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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,

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.

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MSI GS60 Ghost


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

MSI has proved that you can make a slim 15-inch gaming rig without making serious trade-offs. The $1,799 GS60 Ghost offers lightweight portability with strong graphics, fairly good battery life and a lovely wide-angle 1080p display. MSI also includes...

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MSI GS60 Ghost Laptop Review


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MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K review


One of the first 3K gaming laptops impresses

Excellent screen ; Solid 3K performance ; Stylish design ; Fantastic keyboard

Runs extremely hot ; Lackluster battery life

Whether you settle for the FHD model or spring for 3K gaming, the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K is one 15-inch gaming laptop to beat. Though, while an undoubtedly impressive feat, beyond-HD gaming is neither something I'd call a must-have feature nor will it...

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MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro


A gaming laptop with huge power that's slimmer and lighter than many Ultrabooks

Enough power for every game ; Fast, quad-core processor ; Slick SSD-based RAID array ; Slimmer and lighter than the competition ; Excellent 1080p screen

Poor thermal performance ; Loud internal fans ; Disappointing battery life ; Lack of real internal access

There’s reasonable punch to bass drums, with only the lowest, deepest notes missing – the Gigabyte, with its pair of sub-woofers, is the only gaming notebook we’ve seen recently that’s really handled bass well. The MSI instead has a well-balanced set...

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MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro 15.6 inch Laptop Review


Today we have a very special review for our readers, a look at the world's slimmest and lightest 15.6 inch Gaming Notebook. The MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro is currently available in 3 different flavours - ...

Super thin and very portable ; weighs less than 2kg ; backlit Steelseries keyboard ; great screen ; decent onboard sound ; very powerful CPU and GPU ; RAID 0 Solid State Drive configuration – hitting 1000MB/s ; very competitively priced

Gets hot ; a little loud under load ; battery runs out of juice quickly if you want to game on the move

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An Excellent First Laptop


-I've had very limited experience with the trackpad, since I use a mouse, but the few times I have used it have been relatively painless. -Ditto the speakers; I use headphones. -Other people have mentioned that the bezel or construction seems cheap,...

Screen looks great ; GPU and CPU perform well ; Keyboard is responsive and comfortable to use ; The backlighting is impressive, and easy to customize with the included Steelseries software ; Boot-up is lightning-fast.The SSD is definitely worth it ;...

As other reviewers have mentioned, not all the keys are backlit. The F7/F8/F9/F11 keys are not lit on my keyboard. I assume this is due to the space being taken up by computer hardware. It doesn't really bother me while I'm working/playing, but it does...

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An amazing notebook


Overall this is a great notebook, it has all the options one needs without going overboard (ie, touchscreens, 3K screen, to much bling) The aluminum dents easy, but that's more my fault. (Drop my phone on it)

It's thin, It's light ; It's keyboard is super satisfying to type on, and it includes a number pad ; It's fast, and great at gaming (for a notebook) ; The track pad is strange at times but it's not hard to get used too ; Good Audio from the ports ;...

The keyboard back lighting is weak ; The display edges are kind of cheesy and cheap feeling ; Heating is a little worry-some (only some of the time) ; Sounds is lacking

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Almost Perfect


10/10 would buy again. It's an amazing laptop. Issues with bloatware are quite common on laptops and I would have liked to have actually owned my windows 8 to do with it what I want, but I can live with that. Maybe I expect too much from a top of the...

Top of the line hardware. Really solid construction except for the bezel around the screen which others had mentioned and I knew beforehand. Incredibly light weight. The back light on the keyboard is amazing and looks really cool when set to change...

Occasionally you will notice the bezel "popping" if too much pressure is applied to it while opening the lid. And by too much I mean just opening it a little too fast, so it does happen from time to time, doesn't take much ; With the screen being so...

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Opted for replacement instead of refund, took a couple weeks to get everything sorted, newegg came thru with a new replacement. ! Thanks newegg ! As to flimsy screen, only time will tell about durability, this is a ultrabook so weight is important. Not...

Replacement unit has worked flawless. Screen is outstanding as is the keyboard. The speed is also amazing, powerhouse little machine.Runs cool and fan noise not an issue

As others have noted, trackpad is difficult to use(slow, semi-unresponsive at times) hopefully a software update can fix ; Lid does feel a little flimsy so care should be used