From the various gaming laptop series that the MSI has launched one of the recent laptops which among the popular MSI gaming laptops is the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro.This laptop has all its specs sorted out making it a perfect gaming laptop for gamers. Let us get into the details and specifications of this laptop:
Screen Size: 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor: 2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ
RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Coprocessor: NVIDIA Geforce GTX970M
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Amazon Ratings: 4.2/5 (customer reviews)
Display and Design
The laptop has the typical aluminum finished cover which is black in color and has a hint of gloss added to it.It has angled lines which give it a really premium look along with the dragon logo which gives the feel of a gaming laptop.The design of this laptop is much similar to the gaming laptops in this range and they have been following this very classic gaming laptop look with a little bit of changes in the detailing.
The GS60 6QE comes with a nice matte HD display unlike the glossy one on the GS60 Ghost Pro-053 4K, you might feel that the gloss on the screen makes the display much better since the colors look more alive but since I have used both screens, I would prefer the matte display because the gloss acts like a reflective surface at times which can be irritating.The matte display in this laptop is not dull and it has a perfect blend of colors.
Now going to go too much into the display details as it has a pretty good enough display which any gaming laptop these days offer for the same price range.
Keyboard and Touch
The keyboard is powered by SteelSeries and the keys have translucent walls which make the backlighting more visually appealing. The keys are really comfortable to use and are quiet unlike keys on many other laptops.The backlighting is divided into three zones and can be customized according to your choice.
The touchpad in this laptop has a visual aspect to it as well with the lighted perimeter which acts as a demarcation line for the touchpad from the rest of the keyboard and it makes using the keyboard much easier in the dark or when there is dim lighting in your room.You even have a feature of disabling the touch while typing or gaming (provided you are using a mouse).
The audio is powered by Dynaudio and there are speakers on the front and the rear of the laptop.The audio is really good though it is not as good as the Alienware series but still it does give a touch fight to the latter.The audio overall quality is pretty good, though the output of the audio at maximum volume could be much better.
Gaming and Graphics
The graphics of this laptop is the NVIDIA Geforce GTX970M which along with the other hardware components does much better than the rest of the laptops having the same GPU.It plays any game at ease in the high settings with high fps and even manages to a play a few graphics demanding games like the Tomb Raider and Metal Gear Solid V at ultra settings as well.However, the gameplay is not going to be the best with most of the games in ultra settings, though it is playable.
The system does come with the GPU overclocking which improves the gameplay multiple folds and makes it ahead of most of the gaming laptops.The SSD on this laptop is extremely fast which results in fast data transfers and various other file transfer operations.The laptop comes with ample storage which includes 256 GB of SSD and 1 TB of HDD and while purchasing you can choose from various combinations of RAM and the storage to suit your needs.
Battery Life and overheating issues
The battery life on this laptop is pretty average, it last for about 4 hours when it comes to surfing the internet and using the laptop for office work.When it comes to gaming on the go, the battery will only last for 2 hours which a very normal range of battery life for gaming laptops these days.Though, I must admit there are gaming laptops which have even worse battery life and looking at that aspect the battery life of this laptop is pretty average.
The laptop does weigh about 10.5 pounds which usually I assume is due to the big exhaust fans that are incorporated in the laptop to maintain an optimal temperature.The laptop doesn’t heat up much or hit any unusual temperature which would be uncomfortable for gaming.
Ports Included and Warranty
The MSI laptops have a lot of ports and it looks really hard to exhaust all of them in a one-time usage. It includes 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2 x USB 3, SD card reader, HDMI 1.4, Mini-DisplayPort and Ethernet port.
The laptop comes with a limited warranty of 2 years.
The laptop is an excellent laptop for gaming and it does have everything you could expect in the given price range.It has an excellent attractive display along with a nicely illuminated keyboard with translucent key walls which transmit the colors beautifully.The touchpad is great to use and the audio quality is great whose quality just gets amplified when it is coupled with the Nahimic software.
The GPU takes the gaming to another level and is way above in quality due to the great hardware that has been included in the laptop.The performance is really good and when it comes to the battery life it is pretty average, though it is better than many other gaming laptops.
The overall verdict on this laptop is that it does have a good balance of price and features and I do recommend you do consider this laptop when it comes to buying a gaming laptop.