MSI GE60 APACHE-033 15.6" Laptop Computer (Aluminum Black)

MSI GE60 APACHE-033 15.6" Laptop Computer (Aluminum Black)

MSI GE60 APACHE-033 15.6" Laptop Computer (Aluminum Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ (Haswell)
  • 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M Graphics (2GB)
  • 15.6" Full HD eDP Antiglare Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • SteelSeries LED-Backlit Keyboard
  • Windows 8.1
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MSI GE60 Overview

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The GE60 APACHE-033 15.6" Laptop Computer from MSI is built with gaming and multimedia use in mind. The chassis features a bold design with a sleek aluminum black body kit and a laser film cover complimented with red accents.

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 850M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete memory. The display can play Full HD 1080p content natively without upscaling. The screen also has an anti-reflective finish, which reduces glare in brightly lit environments.

The system is powered by a quad-core Haswell 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor. It also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, a 1TB hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 3-in-1 media card reader, Killer Gaming Network with 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated 720p HD webcam, and microphone. There are also built-in quad speakers. There is also an extra mSATA hard drive slot if you wish to upgrade in the future.

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 4th-Gen Haswell Intel Core i7 Performance
The MSI GE60 houses a 4th-generation Haswell Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor. Its quad cores can reach 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. The fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor uses less voltage than its predecessor for improved battery life. With a dedicated 6MB L3 cache, 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be multitasking between applications quickly and efficiently.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M Graphics
Built for a visually stunning gaming experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M 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 850M 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" Anti-Reflective Display
The 15.6" display has an anti-reflective coating that cuts down glare, reducing eyestrain and sharpening the picture to provide a more enjoyable viewing experience. The display also has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution so you can play 1080p HD content natively in deep black levels and vibrant color.
Killer Gaming Network
For an online multiplayer, the slightest bit of lag will throw off your game. That's why this MSI GE60 has a 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack to ensure you have the support for a fast-wired Internet connection. With Killer Gaming Network, the MSI GE60 automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive network traffic for online games, HD video, and high-quality audio for better control and fewer buffering interruptions during your online experience.
802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
Featuring Intel dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the GE60 delivers high performance, broader coverage, and longer battery life. 802.11ac Wi-Fi can reach up to 433 Mbps. The GE60 also comes with Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-compatible peripherals and accessories.
The Command Center
Monitor, manage, and play instantly from the Dragon Gaming Center. Quick launch your favorite games and applications, check the health of your system, or access system information and background programs to easily free processing resources.
MSI Matrix Multi-Display Support
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.
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, seamlessly, without the cable clutter.
SteelSeries Engine
Use every key to your advantage with the SteelSeries Engine to streamline and personalize your play style. 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.
Gaming Keyboard by SteelSeries
The SteelSeries keyboard was designed to provide an optimal gaming experience with full color backlit LED lighting, completely customizable, tactile feedback, and highly efficient anti-ghosting capabilities.
Dynaudio Premium Speakers
Dynaudio provides an optimal audio experience by replicating a home theater with four 4-channel speakers.
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.

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, 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 GE60 APACHE-033 15.6" Laptop Computer (Aluminum Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Battery
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty (Includes 1-Year Global Warranty)
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    MSI GE60 Specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-4700HQ
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 4600
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Finish Matte
    Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    2 x USB 2.0
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x VGA
    Audio 4 x Integrated Speaker
    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 Bluetooth 4.0
    Webcam User-Facing
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Operating System Windows 8.1
    Keyboard 102-Key Standard Notebook Keyboard ()
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.0 x 1.2 x 9.8" / 38.1 x 3.0 x 24.9 cm
    Weight 5.28 lb / 2.39 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.5 x 13.3 x 3.6"

    MSI GE60 Reviews

    GE60 APACHE-033 15.6- Laptop Computer (Aluminum Black) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great laptop, but needs some upgrades. I bought this not for gaming, but for the purpose of having a decent CPU,GPU, display resolution, and backlit keyboard. When I ordered this, I also ordered more memory and an mSSD drive to install Win7Pro as a boot drive and the 1T has storage. UPS delivered everything all at once & I quickly wiped Win8 off the slow 5400 HDD and the mSSD works flawlessly with the rest of the power this laptop has to offer. YOu may have to find some drivers elsewhere as MSi's site doesnt list all of them. The only issue I have is the touchpad. Why does someone need o use 2 fingers to scroll when the right side of the touchpad worked for years. I never liked Elan based touchpads and it seems theyve flooded the market with their version of what a touchpad should be, not what customers like. trying to scroll will zoom the page sometimes. Ive adjusted the sensitivity of it a few times and I still cant get to a comfortable setting. Before you say get a mouse I use this where rolling a mouse around isnt an option. BAttery life is as advertised in eco mode. Screen has no dead pixels. Fingerprint magnet but comes with a nice cloth that will polish them away. Another issue I found was the CPU fan power wires being crushed onto the heatsink. When installing my SSD, I relocated them elsewhere so it doesnt touch the heatsink. So I would open it up just to be on the safe side. Col boost fan button works great when running hot aand the fan sounds like a fan should. Bottom line is I'm completely happy with the performance of this laptop except the touchpad. The touchpad is why I knocked off 1 star as I use it daily. Ive researched Lenovo, Dell, Sager, and a few others and MSi has more features for less $$ and lists the parts inside. With the others (besides Sager) you dont know what parts are used. Even with the memory and mSSD upgrades I still came in under what the other big name companies charged for a stock factory unit.
    Date published: 2015-02-28
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    What is the battery life on this laptop?
    Asked by: Laura W.
    battery stops working without any cause, my laptop is currently in repair for this. don't buy this product
    Answered by: CHARLES A.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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