A low-end gaming rig in a conservative business laptop’s clothing, MSI’s PE60 Prestige ($1,199 to start; $1,249 as reviewed) looks equally at home in the boardroom and the living room. Thanks to its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU and optional quad-core Core i7 CPU, this 15-inch laptop packs enough power to play the latest games, though not always at high settings. The screen isn’t as accurate or as bright as some competitors, and although MSI opted for an aluminum chassis, it doesn’t feel all that sturdy. But the Prestige’s comfortable keyboard and useful software may be enough to win over entry-level gamers who also need a laptop for work.
I wouldn’t have guessed just by looking that the Prestige had gaming-ready power. It has a pedestrian design with a brushed-aluminum, silver lid (though it doesn’t feel as sturdy as other aluminum laptops) featuring MSI’s logo. From far away, I’d think it was a business laptop, and I can appreciate that it doesn’t scream “Gaming!” with black and red stripes.
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