The MSI GX60 features a Quad-core AMD A10-4600M CPU clocked at 2.3GHz alongside AMD Radeon HD 7970M discrete graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, it also packs 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.
Extremely powerful graphics card.
Sharp antiglare screen.
Loads of connectivity options.
Comes with decent gaming mouse.
No backlit keyboard.
Typical MSI bloatware.
CPU bottlenecks some games.
By TechSpot on January 29, 2013
Despite the bulky aesthetics we applaud how rounded the MSI system is, especially for the price, you get a pretty good GPU, display quality, built-in audio and battery life.80
By DigitalVersus on July 05, 2013
The MSI GX60 1AC does have some things going for it, like the sound quality and battery life... But the processor is entirely inadequate to support the graphics card, stopping it from providing any quality gaming, and the picture quality is...40
By PC Mag on March 25, 2013
When you're faced with a choice of overall performance vs. gaming performance on a budget, the MSI GX60 1AC-021US is a great entry-level system for the gamer on a...80
By Computer Shopper on February 26, 2013
CPU speed isn't its strong suit. But if you're looking for a mid-sized, low-priced gaming laptop with a 1080p screen, Blu-ray, and 30-plus frames per second, MSI's $1,299 GX60 is tough to beat....80
By Expert Reviews on February 09, 2013
The GX60's powerful AMD components aren't up to the standard we expect from a gaming laptop...60
By TechRadar on January 28, 2013
But it's the AMD A10 CPU that's the real sticking point. It's just about tolerable for most current games. But there's absolutely no performance in hand for future games. And it makes the AMD Radeon HD 7970M dedicated graphics chip seem a little futile and the GX60 ultimately a bit off-target.70
By TBreak on December 31, 2012
I needn’t remind you dear reader that the AMD Radeon HD 7970M performs on par with the Nvidia GTX 680M and is literally one of the fastest mobile GPU’s on the planet right now, to the point that the performance is double what anything lower (from both AMD and nvidia) can offer.-
By LaptopMag on December 28, 2012
The MSI GX60 is an affordable gaming notebook that delivers impressive graphics performance, a full HD matte screen and superb battery life.80
By NotebookCheck on December 20, 2012
Nevertheless, it is not easy to come to a final verdict. The GX60 is designed for casual gamers considering the CPU issue. Enthusiasts will have to look elsewhere with something containing ‘Intel’.81
By KitGuru on October 21, 2012
The omission of a solid state drive is the biggest performance issue for the GX60. The large 7,200 rpm mechanical drive is about as good as you can get in a 2.5 inch form factor, but it is still limited to around 120 MB/s which can cause the machine to grind at times.80