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Redaktion

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Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« on: July 07, 2012, 10:16:31 »
Gamers' choice? Attention gaming fans: thanks to the Core i7 processor and Nvidia’s latest graphics card, MSI's GE60 promises a strong application and 3D performance for the medium-sized budget. We already know the used barebone featuring a matte Full HD Panel from another manufacturer.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-MSI-GE60-i789W7H-Notebook.77855.0.html

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 14:37:05 »
I was wondering of the heat emissions: are those the max temperatures you got during load? Because when I was looking at another review on youtube, there was only max temp around 35 degrees. Seems quite weird a 20 degree jump in heat emissions.

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 17:05:12 »
Yes, this was maximum load and very high room temperatures. Real worst-case scenario.

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 00:10:58 »
I'm sorry but 79% is way unfair for this amazing machine. Temperature control is amazing and should be given 90, I don't know what are you talking about. The connectivity is good enough, and you may not like the case quality and glossy design but its high quality, and very cool. Awesome mouse and weight, awesome display, awful keyboard. To be honest it's funny to put -no SSD in a 1100$ notebook, it deserves a 90% and it deserves it.

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 10:39:26 »
Glossy finish is a good thing for me, as I love regularly taking care of my stuff to keep it clean.

The optical drive flex is awkward, but I have had the same problem with other laptops in the past and it didn't affect anything.

The battery is decent for my purposes, it's about what I get with my ASUS Eee PC currently.

The heat is awkward but rather than spending an extra $200 for the ASUS RoG machine I would spend $20-$40 on a good quality laptop cooling mat. I only game when the laptop is stationary anyway, because I use a mouse.

Weight is good, it's actually slightly lighter than my wife's 15" Acer Travelmate from 5 years ago despite having 10x the performance.

I won't be using the trackpad unless I'm just browsing the Internet while it's on battery power. I will be using the Razer DeathAdder most of the time as a trackpad in general is the worst input for RTS gaming.

Noise could be better, I don't like a lot of noise. The turbo fan option is useless to me. I think the noise is about the same as what I'm used to, though, so I won't be taking a loss.

Lack of a backlit keyboard is kinda disappointing, meh. At least the quality of the keyboard is above average (SteelSeries). Maybe I will get an accessory LED-backlit keyboard some day.

You can use a laptop configuration site to configure this with a 60GB mSATA SSD plus a junk HDD, so I am not fussed about what drive comes on it by default.

I think this is the best $1000-$1100 laptop I have found for my needs. I will buy it as soon as I can save up enough $.

Henrik

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 17:28:38 »
Yes, this was maximum load and very high room temperatures. Real worst-case scenario.

Okay if that's the worst case, then what kind of temperatures can we expect during regular gaming?

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 13:25:43 »
Depending on the ambient temperature, expect about 5-10 degrees less for the case and at least 10-15 degrees less for the CPU during normal gaming.

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012, 22:06:44 »
I'm sorry but 79% is way unfair for this amazing machine. Temperature control is amazing and should be given 90, I don't know what are you talking about. The connectivity is good enough, and you may not like the case quality and glossy design but its high quality, and very cool. Awesome mouse and weight, awesome display, awful keyboard. To be honest it's funny to put -no SSD in a 1100$ notebook, it deserves a 90% and it deserves it.

If you have/want the machine and think that it's amazing, enjoy/buy it and be happy with that laptop.  If somebody thinks that it just a "good" (79%) machine, at least you know that it is good.  :)

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 10:08:44 »
You would be saving my life if you could get back to me fast. Currently I just bought a Asus K55VM (R500VM-ms71) and 10 days after purchasing it I was doing some skimming and stumbled upon this. Now i know this has 3x a better graphics card but everything else is pretty similar. The real reason i thought about returning my k55vm is because if i bought this i would be getting a laptop with full 1080p hd resolution. Do you think its worth the Graphics card upgrade & resolution for the extra 200-400 dollars? i bought my k55vm for 854 w/tax. The only thing really holding me back from this is the quality level of the case and the glossy factor. If you could provide just a little more depth or maybe comparison between the 2 laptops builds it would help me with my decision greatly.. thanks

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 17:08:07 »
IMHO, the GE60 looks better than the K55VM, and if you keep it clean, the glossy back won't be much problem (I've got a glossy one myself). The review mentioned some minor flaws, but also said that in everyday use those minor flaws won't represent any concern or drawback. Maybe a Editor could help us with a comparison between the two machines.

If you want to use your laptop as a gaming machine or for video applications, the GE60 would be worth that US$ 300 difference.







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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2012, 18:10:44 »
Thanks a lot for that information. That really helped with my decision. I think I will go return my K55VM today and purchase the GE60 from  Newegg! Unless anyone thinks it would be a bad idea. I would love to hear from others too haha

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2012, 13:06:13 »
Terrible design mess, rough surfaces, except those covered with high gloss paint.

It has two key advantages over Alienware's M14x:  a matte screen and less noise.  But design and workmanship is too fugly for me to buy it, sorry... Sager does better than this  :s

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 00:15:20 »
I got this computer a few days ago. The pictures do not do it justice. It looks fantastic, solid, weighs very little. The A/C weight IS NOT A CONCERN - it only weighs slightly more than your average A/C. ABSOLUTELY NOISELESS at least for office work, movies and light computational tasks. The screen is simply gorgeous, monster resolution, bargain price, superb sound (no subwoofer though, this is why the laptop is lighter)... I'm absolutely satisfied  ;D

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2012, 20:24:24 »
i really dont understand this reviewer. i read the article looked at the stats and made my verdict. this laptop is more powerful, quieter, cooler, sleeker and more attractive than the alternatives that he mentioned in this article that he praised so highly. so what it doesn't have thunderbolt! noone needs it! if you've got a couple of usb 3 ports that's all you need as far as im concerned. the mac has got nothing on this and this is half the price. please someone tell me im wrong or offer me a better alternative for £1000 before i got out and buy one (ps the £1000 version includes the GTX 660M)

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Re: Review MSI GE60-i789W7H Notebook
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 21:14:39 »
I bought an MSI GE60 last year and I have to say it offers the best features-to-price ratio of any laptop I've ever seen. The screen for one is amazing, not as good as a Mac screen but far better than any other PC laptop (and 1080p for no extra cost!). The video card, memory, and hard drive that you get with this thing for this price is unbeatable. The plastic case ought not be a deal breaker when you're laptop-hunting, and anyway it's not even flimsy. It's lightweight and thin, and it doesn't get hot if you're not playing videogames for hours on end (if you do, get a cooling pad--they are cheap). I don't understand why it got such a bad temp rating. The one downside is the keyboard. Sometimes I hit the edge of the spacebar and it doesn't register, and I've never liked chiclet keyboards. But don't listen to this reviewer; buy the laptop if you can still find it.

 

 
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