Basically, the MSI PX60 is a rebranded GS60 but with a different paint job to better suit business-oriented customers but don’t get fooled by the looks, though. The notebook still packs quite the powerful hardware suitable not only for multimedia but for gaming as well. The device has almost everything in stored for your working and entertainment.
In terms of design, the chassis is fairly similar to the GS60 but as we said earlier, it uses different color scheme. With metallic gray on top of the brushed aluminum, it will appear to the more strict business design, although its weight isn’t exactly suitable for this purpose – 2.1 kg. We do have to give credit to the 20.05 mm thick profile, though, as it makes the notebook fairly portable without missing on all the essential ports. In fact, the laptop offers more than you can ask for at this price point in this regard and even distributes all the connectors evenly on both sides.
We noticed that despite the aluminum build, the laptop’s keyboard and center of the lid are a bit flexible but they don’t seem to ruin the overall experience. Also, the screen hinges are smooth, stable and allow lifting the lid with just one hand. They feel pretty well-balanced.
When it comes to input devices, the device excels. Well, at least as far as the keyboard is concerned. It’s fairly comfortable with long key travel and good feedback. It should be suitable not only for typing but for gaming as well. However, we have some mixed feelings about the touchpad. It registers all swipes, gestures, and taps correctly but buttons are a bit too stiff. And the surface might be problematic if your fingers are moist – the finish doesn’t seem to be low-resistance.
The machine is offered in fairly modest configuration setup and by modest, we mean quite limited hardware selection. The CPU is Core i7-6700HQ paired with up to 32GB of DDR4-2133 RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5) GPU. The latter is mostly offered in 4GB GDDR5 flavor in most rivals. Storage variants include a 2.5-inch 1TB HDD plus another M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD for ultra-fast read/write speeds.
Scrolling down the specs, we see one major setback and that would be the screen. Unlike most notebooks in this ballpark, the PX60 6QE features a TN Full HD panel instead of IPS. Our tests will lay out some more information about the screen’s quality but one thing is for sure – it won’t be able to compete against the ASUS N552VX, for example, in terms of image quality. The battery running the show is rated at 47Wh and we are eager to see how it handles the Core i7-6700HQ when away from the charger.
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|Processor||Intel Core i7-6700HQ (4-core, 2.60 – 3.50 GHz, 6MB cache)|
|RAM||up to 32GB (2x 16384MB) – DDR4, 2133 MHz|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)|
|HDD/SSD||1TB HDD (5400 rpm) + M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Display||15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) TN panel, matte|
|Connectivity||LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Thickness||0.80″ (20.05 mm)|
|Weight||2.1 kg (4.3 lbs)|