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Hello OCN,
Really wanting to order a new laptop and have decided on the MSI GE60 0ND-042US.Newegg linky to product I was pretty set on a Sager NP6110 but with the fact that I'm in the military and am currently thousands of miles away form home(and will be for a few months) websites like XoticPC only ship to Card addresses or Paypal verified addresses so they wont ship to me here. Plus I wouldn't trust my $1000+ laptop sitting at the general delivery at the Base post office(not that workers would be untrustworthy, I've just had packages get lost/damaged in simpler situations so just playing it safe) . Works out tho because the MSI has better components for just a few bucks more Plus the 1080P screen which is big for me. The main reason why I decided on this product is that I can get it from BestBuy for $1,199.00 and have them ship it to a local store here in Florida and just go pick it up myself solving the shipping problem.

I'm sure you know the specs but just in case here they are off the MSI site:
• Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor
• Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
• 15.6" Full HD Anti-reflective Display (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M discrete graphics (DDR5 2GB VRAM)
• Accelerated performance with MSI TDE Technology
• Keyboard by SteelSeries
• Giga LAN Networking
• MSI Cooler Boost Technology
• THX TruStudio PRO™
• 750GB hard drive (7200rpm)
• 8GB DDR3 1600MHz system memory
• DVD Super Multi
• USB 3.0 for high speed data transfer
• HDMI 1.4 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output
• Built-in 720p HD webcam
• Gold flashed audio jack ports with amplifier
• 802.11 b/g/ n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth

I plan on slapping in my 256Gig M4 out of my current POS-Top in place of the 750Gig HDD. Maybe down the road i'll order a Mssd to boot and put 750 back in there.

My main use for Laptops is watching videos. my desk top being across the room when I'm in bed or down stairs. the laptop is my Netflix / browsing power house. The second and less important use is portability. Be it taking it with me to my friends house or with me on trips like the one I am on now where I will be away from home and my desktop for months at a time. With this portability battery life is not an issue I will almost always have it plugged in, If I get an hour out of it I will be happy. I just want to be able to play games when I'm not home. Graphic quality being semi important. I would like those games to look pretty. How do you think this thing will do compared to my sig rig? Games I mostly play are TF2(obvious max), Skyrim, L4D2, Minecraft, GTAIV, and thinking of picking up BF3


Any way what do you all think of the GE60 or the GDDR5 GTX660m?
post #2 of 8
Should play those games no problem at lower quality. The 660M should be able to OC pretty well as well and from what I've seen seems pretty good. The rest of the laptop should be fine, 3610QM and 8GB RAM shouldn't cause a bottleneck. Looks good.
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I'm thinking the y580 might be a better deal if the specs are the same.

But, where I live they will sell you a GE60 with an i5 instead of an i7, which is a better balance of cpu/gpu in my opinion.
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I'd prefer I5 too, but remember that some games CAN use more than 2 cores (Dirt 3, GTA) - however, better invest in other things, like GPU or SSD, if you ask me.
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I wouldnt mind getting a Y580, the Blu ray drive would be a nice addition. But best buy is sold out on them so Id have to order directly from Lenovo. not a problem but the coupon code expires today and I wont order till Friday. I guess I will wait to see if they have a new code for next week. maybe even bestbuy will have em back by Friday. The whole idea behind the GE60 was I could pick it up at the local best buy here in FL and not have to deal with shipping. for the y580 to be worth it for me it would have to be the model with the 1080p and blu ray drive.
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Originally Posted by amigamerlin View Post

I won't recommend the GE60.
Here is a list for this type of question:.
This is the GE60 review
In short:
1. Not the best performance/price ratio
2. Average or below average build quality, heat and noise handling
=> why buy it?
You have better options, like the Lenovo Y580 that was sold for 1000$ and now it's 1100$ but you can wait for the next week coupon (in two or three days I think). Or the HP Envy 15/17 (I wouldn't recommend the 15) or the HP dv6t or the Asus G55VW which has great screen too + high build quality, very good heat and noise handling and therefore it's better. Will cost 1250$ for the 660M version.

For every "bad" review I can find a good review. http://forum.notebookreview.com/msi/668214-link1313s-msi-ge60-review.html
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Yes, I know that review. But it's not a matter of a "bad review" against "good review", it's about comparing different laptop using the same method and one that you trust (as much as can be)
For example, the GE60, compared to other laptops reviews by notebookcheck costs more, but gives less. notebookcheck, unlike user reviews on notebookreview, are using the same testing method and they check viewing angles, contrast, brightness and color accuracy, you know it's probably very comparable between other laptops they reviewed.
The GE60 is definitely not a bad one, but it's not the best for the money
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I think it mostly depends on where you are and from whom you're ordering it though. Since where I am, every laptop that isn't an MSi costs about 50-100 bucks more :/
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