TechSpot: MSI GX60 notebook review

Some time ago I had the opportunity to look at Maingear’s Titan 17 notebook, a system described as a high performance desktop replacement by the boutique PC builder. The portable certainly lived up to the hype as it decimated every benchmark we threw at it, chewing through games on its way to earning the title of the most powerful notebook we had ever reviewed.

The harsh reality, however, is that most people can’t afford to spend a few thousand on a notebook computer, even if it's on a solid gaming machine that doubles as a desktop replacement. To that end, today we'll be checking out a portable from MSI that aims to deliver a similarly solid gaming experience without breaking the bank.

The MSI GX60 is the latest entry in the company's Gaming Series of notebooks. The unit we tested arrived with a quad-core AMD A10-4600M CPU clocked at 2.3GHz alongside AMD Radeon HD 7970M discrete graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, a 15.6-inch non-glare display operating at 1920x1080, 8GB of DDR3 memory in a 4GBx2 configuration, 128GB of flash storage used as the OS drive and a 750GB 7200RPM disk drive for storage.

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I think I would prefer another high-end XPS 17 or an ASUS if I were shopping again. This unit seems quite rushed from a design and build point of view.
Specs are good though and props for the SSD & 7200RPM combo.
Doesn't seem to mention battery life at all? I'd have liked to know how long it lasts for gaming vs browsing/general usage.

Edit, that test didn't disabled the crossfire that probably the processor has with the dedicated GPU, therefore hindering the performance, I mean, come on... StarCraft at 30 + fps? that's too low and I'm very sure that it's being bottlenecked by the GPU integrated on the processor...

Bad Review.

I expect far better than that because my system is an A6-3410MX and a 6750m, past generation cpu and gpu and they do better than the results they are posting in there. You really haven't used an AMD system well balanced that's why you talk as if intel is the best only.