MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K Reviewby Jarred Walton on August 21, 2014 6:00 AM EST
MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K General Performance
Where the GE60 was lacking in general performance (thanks to the lack of any SSD storage on the unit we reviewed), the GS60 has no such problems. Below you can see our results for PCMark 7 and 8, with CPU performance and WiFi results as well.
There's nothing shocking here: i7-4710HQ is a fast chip, and all the other components are up to par as well. For general use, the GS70 can handle pretty much anything you might want to throw at it. Including dual-band 802.11ac WiFi is also a plus, with transfer rates topping 380 Mbps on 5GHz connections thanks to the 2x2:2 antenna configuration. As for 3DMark, I include these charts mostly as a point of reference; it's far more useful to look at the performance of games you actually care about, but the results from 3DMark are more or less in agreement with our gaming scores.
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blackmagnum - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - linkHoly Ghost! Look at the price for a 4-1=3K gaming notebook. Please chime in...
Flunk - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - linkYes, it is pretty good isn't it? You'd think a system with a 3K screen, Geforce GTX 870M and high-end i7 would be more overpriced, particularly a thin and light like this one.
odell_wills - Thursday, October 9, 2014 - linkI do agree that it seems pretty good, but I don't understand why people get in when there are fantastic laptops out there (see http://www.consumertop.com/best-laptop-guide/ for example).
Dug - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - linkIt is good considering the components. 870m, high end i7, 2x SSD's, 3k screen, at 4.3lbs and .78" thick is amazing.
LauRoman - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - linkNo jokes about the price of the unit as configured?
boozed - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - linkThere are jokes?
StickyIcky - Monday, August 25, 2014 - linkI see what you did there...
DanNeely - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - link"The testing environment for this workload is unfortunately not fully temperature controlled, but that can be good in that the summer months allow for a better "worst case" scenario. For these tests the ambient temperature (in my office that has no AC, ugh...) was between 80-90F."
If you're too cheap to buy one for personal comfort, you really ought to hit Anand up for $120 as a business expense to put a cheap window AC in your office to achieve reasonably consistent thermal benchmarks.
weiran - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - linkI can't believe they sacrificed so much battery life just so they could put a 1TB HDD in there. Unless you're tethered to a power socket all day, it's hard to recommend this machine just because of that one deficiency.
willis936 - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - linkHonestly it's time to start seeing single drive systems with 1TB SSDs. If they're getting down to .30c/GB then these fancy high end $2k pocket holes should really be all solid state.