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