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MSI GS60 Ghost review: a gaming rig in Ultrabook's clothing

Summary

The GS60 Ghost is a slim and powerful option for gamers who want a lightweight rig. If you're going to spend that kind of money, though, wait for the unreleased GS60 Ghost Pro, which will bring a sharper display and better graphics.

Pros
  • Simple, elegant design
  • Powerful
  • Great trackpad for productivity
Cons
  • Disappointing audio
  • Average battery life
  • Trackpad is lousy for gaming
MSI GS60 Ghost review: a gaming rig in Ultrabook's clothing

It's the natural order of things: NVIDIA releases a new line of mobile GPUs and suddenly the market is flooded with new gaming laptops. It is spring, after all. Most notebooks in the category follow a standard form, but every now and then someone breaks the oversized, hulking mold. This year, it's MSI. Until now, the company's lightweight series consisted of one machine, the GS70 Stealth. It was praised for being thin, light and having a more premium feel than most gaming laptops, but its 17-inch screen still made it unwieldy. Enter the GS60 Ghost: everything you loved about the Stealth, but with a 15-inch display and -- wouldn't you know it -- NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 800M series GPU. Let's see how it stacks up.

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Scores

Engadget

81
 

Breakdown

Display
10.0
Noise
8.0
Battery life
7.3
Expandability
7.0
Design and form factor
8.7
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Specs

GS60

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

GS60

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI
Pointing device
Trackpad
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