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MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE Review (Gold w/ GTX970m)

Rating: 9.0.

If you are looking for a gaming laptop with Nvidia’s latest Maxwell architecture then our review today of the new MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE will interest you. This machine features the GTX970m mobile GPU, alongside Raid SSD’s, an Intel Core i7 quad core processor, 3K screen, 16GB of DDR3 memory and a rather fancy limited edition gold chassis. All well and good, but is it worth the £1,799 asking price? Kitguru take you on a guided tour.
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We feel it is fair to say that MSI have been releasing a very tasty range of high powered laptops in recent months. The MSI GT72 2PE Dominator Pro is probably one of the finest high end machines we have looked at in recent years – and so it should be, the company threw everything but the kitchen sink into the chassis!
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The GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE we analyse today ships with a stunning gold finish. MSI told us that this blinged up model is strictly limited edition  – however a more mundane black version will also be available at lower cost. The gold version ships with 2x256GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0, the black version will drop 50% storage capacity, with 2x128GB drives in RAID 0.

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K 2QE Specification:

  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • CPU: Sharkbay Core i7-4710HQ (2.5GHz – 3.5GHz)
  • Display: 15.6″ WQHD+, IPS (2880*1620)
  • Memory Supplied: 2 x 8GB
  • Memory Type: DDR3L
  • Memory Speed: 1600
  • Max Memory Support: 16GB
  • Graphics Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M
  • Graphics Memory: GDDR5 3GB
  • Storage: 2 x 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM
  • Keyboard Type: SteelSeries FULL back lit keyboard with SteelSeries Engine
  • USB3.0 Ports: 3
  • HDMI Port(s): 1
  • Mini Display port(s): 1
  • LAN Port(s): 1
  • Microphone Jack(s): 1
  • Headphone Jack(s) (SPDIF): 1
  • Card Reader: SD
  • Audio: -Sound by Dynaudio
  • LAN: Killer DoubleShot Pro Gb LAN
  • Wireless LAN – Killer DoubleShot Pro 11ac
  • Bluetooth: V4.0
  • Webcam: FHD Camera 1080p
  • Security: Kensington Lock
  • Battery: 6-Cell Li-Polymer(4840mAh 52Wh)
  • Dimension: 390 x 266 x 19.9mm
  • Weight: 1.9kg(w/ battery)
  • Warranty : 2 YR’s Collect & Return (1 YR Global)

Price: £1,799 inc vat.

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