|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080|
|Processor||3.2 GHz Core i7-4700HQ|
|RAM||8 GB DDR3L SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||1024 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA Geforce GTX860M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2000 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
MSI GE60 Apache Pro-003 15.6-Inch Laptop
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The specs: This laptop comes with a 15.6" FHD anti-glare screen, an Intel core i7 4700HQ processor, an Nvidia GTX 860M 2GB discrete graphics card, 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM, and a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive. For those that find no meaning in what I just stated, let me put it in simple English: this laptop has a great beautiful looking screen, an awesome latest generation quad-core processor, plenty of RAM, a sweet graphics card to play the latest games, and a spacey 1TB hard-drive for all your storage needs.
Build: The build on this laptop is amazing. It's a smaller form factor but not quite as thin/light as a Razer Blade or Macbook Pro however it feels light compared to most gaming laptops. The Apache Pro weighs a tad over 5 lbs. For the record I'm used to Asus ROG gaming laptops that weigh about 9+ lbs so the difference is night and day. The Apache Pro has an aluminum lid with the MSI Dragoon logo that lights up, has 4 USB ports, VGI out, DVD drive, Ethernet cable, Killer LAN networking, headphone/microphone jack, an SD card reader, a nice keyboard designed by Steelseries with customized LED background lighting and high quality Dynaudio built-in speakers. All in all everything that you could expect for a laptop of this category. Have to rate the uber-small form factor with tons of features an A++.
Screen: The screen is a 15.6" 1080P screen. Now I don't know the technical terms but I have to say, this screen kicks ass. So far all the games I've played looked alot more vivid and beautiful than on my Asus ROG (which has a 17" 1080P screen). Seriously, the difference is easily on par with a retina screen!Read more ›
I ordered this product over a month ago, and I decided to return the laptop. I really enjoyed it at first. I loved the aesthetics of the laptop, the feel of the keyboard, the beautiful display, and the great speaker quality. Unfortunately, as the days went by, certain issues that I once was able to overlook continued to worsen overtime, leading me to make a direct 180 of my original perspective of the laptop. These issues include the audio, microphone, trackpad, and fan of the laptops, which I will address below:
Audio input/output: The quality of the speakers were great, but the microphone was unusable and of very poor quality. There was random drop-outs of the mic as if it was disabled, and voice recordings were too low to be heard. Increasing the microphone level and dB level helped somewhat with voice recognition, but it also led to increased background and static noise. I tried everything to fix this, including reverting to the Microsoft drivers, reinstalling the Realtek drivers, or updating the drivers. Nothing worked. In the end, I suggested future owners that a external microphone is necessary. With that being said, if you plan on using a microphone, you still have to sacrifice audio output quality and the great Soundblast Cinema because no external microphone worked with the Realtek drivers. I had to uninstall the drivers and revert to the Microsoft drivers for my external mics to work.
Trackpad: As mentioned in my original review, the trackpad is sluggish. Increasing the sensitivity to its maximum capacity did make it more effective, and I found myself not having much of a problem with it for daily web browsing when I am not on my desk.Read more ›
That being said, I do have a fairly well put together desktop so I do know what some real horse power can output.
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I am honestly very satisfied with my purchase, though still only a week in.
The laptop is light, portable and overall powerful for the price.
Though I have not owned nor ever used a gaming laptop in this range I feel like it was a good pick.
The keyboard feels awesome and very responsive. I do have a razer keypad and mouse to game with I only use the mouse seeing how nice the steelseries keyboard actually feels. And well it lights up and can be different colors too haha.
The screen is very vibrant and pops very well while still being bright and has a anti glare finish.
The screen is very colorful and reasonable in size. I have a 24in and 32in dual monitor setup for my desktop and had no problem transitioning over to the laptop. I actually do not have this many colors in my 23'' Viewsonic, still in awe when playing bf4 or league or diablo after using this laptop.
The computers overall speed and responsiveness is overall ok. There are some bumpy times but I blame that on windows 8. I would have loved to have a ssd installed on here but will more than likely add one within the next two months or so. That was the number one thing I noticed when moving from my desktop which has a corsair 128gb ssd, the slower boot and load times.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
love this laptop although it has some flaws. it's been almost a year since i bought this laptop for $899 (with a $100 rebate) . still works great. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Naveen
Since i bought this computer, it was all great. Then yesterday the earbud plug decided to not work.Published 12 months ago by Arsel Kalemoglu
Soils choice, you really get what you pay for. I bought the laptop to play the switcher series and although it is unable run wild hunt at full rez it is at a playable level.Published 13 months ago by Quentin
As a gamer, I have been really pleased with this laptop so far.
1. Boots up really fast, in about 10 seconds from being fully shut down.
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It gets hot playing world of warcraft. But name 1 laptop that doesn't. Otherwise it's a very good laptop. I do wonder how long it's gonna last getting that hot.Published 13 months ago by SG
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