MSI GS60 Ghost review: a gaming rig in Ultrabook's clothing
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.
- Simple, elegant design
- Great trackpad for productivity
- Disappointing audio
- Average battery life
- Trackpad is lousy for gaming
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.
How It Stacks Up
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XPS 13 (2015)
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MSI and Origin PC use NVIDIA's desktop-grade laptop graphics
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