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MSI GX60 1AC-025

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of MSI GX60 1AC-025. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The keyboard and price also get good views. Some have doubts about the size and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GX60 1AC-025 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review MSI GX60 Notebook

 

A bold hardware mix. How much power does the Radeon HD 7970M stil

Casing's cool surfaces; Very potent graphics card; Matte, Full HD screen; Blu-ray drive; Many interfaces; Strong battery; Great sound; Fair price

Unusual keyboard layout; Very flashy design; Weak processor; Sensitive lid; Bulky chassis

15-inch high-end laptops such as the Asus G55, the Deviltech Devil 6700, the Schenker XMG A522 or the Schenker XMG P502.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

MSI GX60 Review

 

The MSI GX60 is a 15.6-inch gaming notebook loaded with an AMD processor and Radeon HD 7970M graphics. Is this the best bargain for a gaming rig at a retail price of $1,200?

Non-glare 1080p display ; Powerful graphics with Eyefinity support ; Fast, high-capacity storage (SSD + HDD)

Mushy keyboard ; No keyboard backlight (on this configuration) ; Processor might be a bottleneck for some games

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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

MSI GX60

 

Got a need for speed but a little lean on the green? The AMD-powered MSI GX60 gaming notebook is available at a wallet-friendly price ($1,426 as configured) and ships with some impressive trimmings, including an AMD Radeon HD 7970M GPU, a Blu-ray...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

MSI GX60 1AC-021US Review and Ratings

 

CPU speed isn't its strong suit. But if you're looking for a mid-sized, low-priced gaming laptop with a 1080p screen, Blu-ray, and 30-plus frames per second, MSI's $1,299 GX60 is tough to beat.

Great gaming performance for the price ; Nice 1080p matte screen ; SteelSeries keyboard ; Blu-ray drive ; Good battery life for a gaming rig

Weak productivity performance ; No solid-state drive or backlit keyboard at this price ; Cramped, recessed touch pad

With its comparatively underwhelming processor versus its high-end graphics, some would call the MSI GX60 1AC-021US unbalanced. And we wouldn't completely disagree. In some games that like very fast CPUs, the tepid AMD A10 chip in the GX60 could...

Feb, 2013

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Expert review by: Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

MSI GX60 Gaming Laptop Review

 

An all AMD powered beast.

Extremely powerful graphics card; Sharp anti-glare screen; Decent speakers; Solid keyboard; Loads of connectivity options; Low temperatures; Comes with decent gaming mouse

No backlit keyboard; Typical MSI bloatware; CPU bottlenecks some games

I needn’t remind you dear reader that the AMD Radeon HD 7970M performs on par with the Nvidia GTX 680M and is literally one of the fastest mobile GPU’s on the planet right now, to the point that the performance is double what anything lower (from both...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

MSI GX60 review

 

MSI's latest gaming laptop takes the very best mobile components AMD has to offer and drops them in a 15in chassis. This is a laptop that should handle even the latest demanding titles. With its dedicated graphics card, Blu-ray optical drive and Full...

The GX60's powerful AMD components aren't up to the standard we expect from a gaming laptop

Feb, 2013

WORTH BUYING

Expert review by: Zardon (kitguru.net)

MSI GX60 Gaming Laptop Review (A10-4600M/HD7970M)

 

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. At less than a grand, is this the new gaming...

Great gaming machine ; very competitive price point ; 8GB of memory ; HD7970M is a powerhouse mobile gaming solution ; screen is very good ; connectivity is strong ; Steelseries keyboard

No solid state drive ; AMD switchable graphics often defaulted to the onboard 7660G ; A10 4600m can run out of steam with more demanding tasks ; can get hot ; battery life isn’t great

Kitguru says: At the price, we can overlook some of the misgivings.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: BennyJ (newegg.com)

Extremely Satisfied

 

Contacted MSI and they will allow you to open up the computer to add an SSD in the extra slot without completely voiding the warranty, however you're more likely to be the culprit if the computer does need some warranty service (future HDD problems)....

Great gaming performance. I can easily say that it keeps up with my FX-4170/ 7850 gaming rig. I can play Just Cause 2 with all the settings on Very High with no lag what-so-ever in 1920x1080 where it would lag on my gaming rig ; It has an open slot for...

No backlit Keyboard ; The glossy plastic shell gets smudged easily ; I know a lot of people are saying Windows 8 is great, but I was having some issues loading games ; Brittle feeling plastic, I wouldn’t open this thing up for upgrades unless I had to....

May, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

great for the price

 

Best GAMING ONLY laptop for the money.

This laptop is perfect for the price,runs everything maxed with fee exceptions sky rim will run at 60 fps on ultra with shadows turned to medium and distant object detail on med,however after I installed an ssd and win 7 it will play on ultra with 60...

WINDOWS 8 IS TRASH..INSTALL WINDOWS 7 AND AN SSD ASAP ; A10 4600m is on par with high end i3 or low end i5 but an ssd helps it a lot,still for the price I can't complain,or drop an egg for that matter

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Bob's Uncle (newegg.com)

Shame this has come out after I quit gaming...

 

Even though I quit gaming I saw this sucker for less than a grand here on the egg as an open box model. I just knew I'd never let myself live it down if I didn't buy it. I've wanted a machine like this ever since Alienware dropped their AMD gaming...

All AMD. Let's face it, this is a fanboi box ; It's quick for everyday productivity tasks ; Runs engineering applications rather well considering the price I paid open box ; Better battery life than is stated. 7 hours is easy to get around the house...

It looks horribly unprofessional ; Plastic abounds --and it's poor quality bubble plastic. I'm worried about durability to be quite frank ; The built in speakers are not as bad as some machines I have seen, but they aren't on par with most newer...

Apr, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:THX TruStudio Pro
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:7800
Battery performance:7800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7660G

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:103
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:THX TruStudio Pro
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
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
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:180

Processor

Chipset:AMD A70M
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:AMD A70M
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:A10-4600M
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:4
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:A10-4600M
Processor socket:Socket FS1r2
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Height:2.17
Weight:7.72
Width:15.6