MSI GS60 Ghost-003 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black)

MSI GS60 Ghost-003 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black)

MSI GS60 Ghost-003 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ (Haswell)
  • 16GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 1TB 7200 rpm HDD + 128GB SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M Graphics (2GB)
  • 15.6" eDP Wide View Angle Display
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, SDXC Card Slot
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • SteelSeries LED-Backlit Keyboard
  • Windows 8.1
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MSI GS60 Overview

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The GS60 Ghost-003 15.6" Laptop Computer from MSI is built with gaming and multimedia use in mind. The chassis features a bold design with an aluminum body kit and a black finish.

The 15.6" widescreen display features LED backlighting, which uses less power than CCFL backlighting. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution powered by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete memory. The display can play Full HD 1080p content natively without upscaling.

The system is powered by a 4th generation Haswell quad-core 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor. It also has 16GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, a 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, a 128GB solid state drive, a multi-format media card reader, Killer Gaming Networking with 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an integrated webcam, and microphone. There are also built-in Dynaudio premium speakers and a subwoofer.

Windows 8.1 is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.


Quad-Core Haswell Intel Core i7 Performance
This MSI notebook houses a 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor. Its quad cores have a stock speed of 2.4 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.4 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 6MB L3 cache, 16GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to game as well as multitask smoothly and efficiently.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M Graphics
Built for a visually stunning gaming experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M arms you with industry-leading technologies including DirectX 11 support, dynamic PhysX effects, CUDA, and more. Based on NVIDIA's Kepler GPU architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M provides optimal performance per watt. The SMX streaming multiprocessor is twice as efficient as the prior generation and the new geometry engine draws triangles twice as fast. The result is reliable performance, power efficiency and high image quality.
Full HD 15.6" eDP Wide View Angle Display
The MSI GS60 has a 15.6" eDP Wide View Angle display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution. The resolution allows the MSI GS60 to play Full HD 1080p content natively without upscaling or letterboxing. You can also output video to an external display via the Mini DisplayPort or the HDMI 1.4 port.
Killer Gaming Network
For an online multiplayer, the slightest bit of lag will throw off your game. That's why the MSI GS60 has a 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack to ensure you have the support for a fast-wired Internet connection. With Killer Gaming Network, the MSI GS60 automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive network traffic for online games, HD video, and high quality audio. This results in better control and fewer buffering interruptions during your online experience.
Intel Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Featuring Intel dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the MSI GS60 delivers high performance, broader coverage, longer battery life, and wireless speeds of up to 867 Mbps. The MSI GS60 also comes with Bluetooth technology so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-compatible peripherals and accessories.
SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard
The SteelSeries gaming keyboard is designed to provide a high quality gaming experience with full color backlit LED lighting, completely customizable tactile feedback, and highly efficient anti-ghosting capabilities.
SteelSeries Engine
The power of full customization in one application. Use every key to your advantage with the SteelSeries Engine to streamline and personalize your play style. Create the perfect layout for yourself. Share your keyboard settings and profiles with fellow gamers. Customize the SteelSeries keyboard with over a billion different combinations of modes, effects, and colors. Track your key actions and improve your game play with the statistics tracker.
Dynaudio Premium Speakers
The MSI GS60 features Dynaudio premium speakers, which provide high definition audio quality. Immerse yourself and become a part of your games with the surround sound theater experience with four 4.1 channel speakers and a subwoofer.
Audio Boost
Amplify the experience of your headset with gold plated and boosted audio jacks for higher fidelity sound quality to gain the advantage during the heat of battle.
Seamlessly display video between multiple devices without cables or network connection. Share your laptop screen with a projector or external display in real-time and share your experiences without the cable clutter.
Dual Fan Thermal Cooling
Designed for maximum efficiency, the dual fan thermal cooling maintains a constant cool temperature during intense and long gaming sessions. Meticulously and intelligently built to ensure optimal gaming performance, heat is dissipated at a 45° angle to avoid any contact with your hands.
XSplit Gamecaster
XSplit Gamecaster allows you to easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, and more. Designed to make the user experience exceptionally smooth with low resource usage and superior features, Gamecaster makes live streaming easier and less of a hassle.
MSI Matrix Multi-Monitor Display
Watch, work, and play all at once with the MSI exclusive Matrix multi-monitor display. Connect up to 3 external monitors and transform your notebook into the ultimate multimedia center.
Command Center
Monitor, manage, and play instantly from the Dragon Gaming Center. Quickly launch your favorite games and applications, check the health of your system, or access system information and background programs to easily free processing resources.

Windows 8.1

The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network options and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and more.
Windows Store
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it, so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it.
In the Box
MSI GS60 Ghost-003 15.6" Laptop Computer (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Battery
  • Protective Sleeve
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty (Includes 1-Year Limited Global Warranty)
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    MSI GS60 Specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-4700HQ
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Display 1 x Mini DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    Integrated Microphone
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone Input
    Media Card Slots SD
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Bluetooth Yes
    Webcam User-Facing
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Operating System Windows 8.1
    Keyboard Standard Notebook Keyboard (Numeric Keypad)
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.3 x 0.7 x 10.4" / 38.9 x 1.8 x 26.4 cm
    Weight 4.36 lb / 1.98 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.307 x 15.276 x 4.567"

    MSI GS60 Reviews

    GS60 Ghost-003 15.6- Laptop Computer (Black) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong, with a caveat It's extremely fast, light, thin, and quiet. Win8 is terrible but that's not MSI's fault. The big, big caveat is the screen. Although it's great, sharp, wide viewing angle, it is so warm as to be a major issue. They say it's a 6500k native screen, but it's a very, very warm 6500k, dramatically warmer than any other laptop I've ever seen, and most desktops. Although it can be tweaked in the rgb settings of the graphics card, to get the windows UI to not be a dingy yellow you have to make it so blue that photos are out of whack. It's dramatically warmer than the previous MSI laptops I've owned.
    Date published: 2014-08-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gaming Laptop Bought it for gaming. Awesome Graphics and speed No hang time.
    Date published: 2014-11-29
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