MSI GE60 2PE Review

By Anirudh Regidi | Updated Nov 25 2014
MSI GE60 2PE Review
DIGIT RATING
86 /100
  • design

    83

  • performance

    85

  • value for money

    85

  • feature

    87

User Rating : 4/5 Out of 1 Reviews
  • PROS
  • Gorgeous display
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Intel Core i7, NVIDIA 860M combo
  • CONS
  • Heats up
  • Steep pricing

Verdict

The MSI GE60 2PE has a gorgeous screen with good contrast ratios. Complementing the display is the excellent keyboard built by SteelSeries and falls just short of a mechanical keyboard. The keyboard features fully customizable RGB backlighting. The Core i7-NVIDIA 860M combo is quite capable, the only thing it lacks is an SSD.

 

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MSI GE60 2PE detailed review

Despite its unimaginative name, the MSI GE60 2PE stands apart as among the very best laptops that we’ve ever had the pleasure of testing. For a laptop to be good, there are a few things that it needs for sure, starting with the screen, and to that end, MSI has done itself proud. The screen is gorgeous. The contrast ratio is very good and while we will admit that the screen is a bit too dark, the display’s colour rendition is phenomenal and at par with the best display we’ve seen.


Complementing that display is an excellent keyboard that, just short of a mechanical keyboard, is amazing to type or game on. It’s designed and built by SteelSeries, which is probably why it’s so good and as a bonus, you get fully customizable RGB backlighting. Speakers are again exceptional (built by Dynaudio) and provide loud and clear feedback that put just about every laptop speaker to shame.

In terms of hardware and performance, the Core i7-NVIDIA 860M combo is quite capable and most games managed to pump out 60fps at medium-high settings, which is very good. The laptop did tend to heat up, as expected, but the “CoolerBoost” cooling system managed to keep temperatures in the 85°C range at full load. The only thing it lacks is an SSD. It’s a glaring omission in an otherwise fantastic product.

Despite being fantastic, one cannot ignore the steep price, but we’re also hard-pressed to think of capable alternatives.

Specifications

CPU: Intel i7 4710HQ
RAM: 8GB
GPU: Nvidia 860M
Display: 15.6” @ 1080p
Misc.: 1TB HDD, Blu-Ray drive, SteelSeries keyboard, DynAudio speakers

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MSI GE60 2PE Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹139400
Release Date: 14 Oct 2014
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • OS OS
    NA
  • Display Display
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  • Processor Processor
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MSI GE60 2PE

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