The MSI GS60 GHOST-003 15.6" Gaming Notebook Computer is built with gaming and multimedia use in mind. The 15.6" widescreen display features LED backlighting, which uses less power than CCFL backlighting. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution powered by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 discrete memory. The display can play Full HD 1080p content natively without upscaling.
The system is powered by a 4th generation Haswell quad-core 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor. It also has 16GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, a 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, a 128GB solid state drive, a multi-format media card reader, Killer Gaming Networking with 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in Dynaudio premium speakers and a subwoofer.
Windows 8.1 is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Quad-Core Haswell Intel Core i7 Performance
This MSI notebook houses a 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor. Its quad cores have a stock speed of 2.4 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.4 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 6MB L3 cache, 16GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to game as well as multitask smoothly and efficiently.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M Graphics
Built for a visually stunning gaming experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M arms you with industry-leading technologies including DirectX 11 support, dynamic PhysX effects, CUDA and more. Based on NVIDIA's Kepler GPU architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M provides optimal performance per watt. The SMX streaming multiprocessor is twice as efficient as the prior generation and the new geometry engine draws triangles twice as fast. The result is reliable performance, power efficiency and high image quality.
Full HD 15.6" eDP Wide View Angle Display
The MSI GS60 has a 15.6" eDP Wide View Angle display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution. The resolution allows the MSI GS60 to play Full HD 1080p content natively without upscaling or letterboxing. You can also output video to an external display via the Mini DisplayPort or the HDMI 1.4 port.
Killer Gaming Network
or an online multiplayer, the slightest bit of lag will throw off your game. That's why the MSI GS60 has a 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack to ensure you have the support for a fast-wired Internet connection. With Killer Gaming Network, the MSI GS60 automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive network traffic for online games, HD video and high quality audio. This results in better control and fewer buffering interruptions during your online experience.
Intel Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Featuring Intel dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the MSI GS60 delivers high performance, broader coverage, longer battery life and wireless speeds of up to 867 Mbps. The MSI GS60 also comes with Bluetooth technology so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-compatible peripherals and accessories.
SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard
The SteelSeries gaming keyboard is designed to provide a high quality gaming experience with full color backlit LED lighting, completely customizable tactile feedback and highly efficient anti-ghosting capabilities.
The power of full customization in one application. Use every key to your advantage with the SteelSeries Engine to streamline and personalize your play style. Create the perfect layout for yourself. Share your keyboard settings and profiles with fellow gamers. Customize the SteelSeries keyboard with over a billion different combinations of modes, effects and colors. Track your key actions and improve your game play with the statistics tracker.
Dynaudio Premium Speakers
The MSI GS60 features Dynaudio premium speakers, which provide high definition audio quality. Immerse yourself and become a part of your games with the surround sound theater experience with four 4.1 channel speakers and a subwoofer.
Amplify the experience of your headset with gold plated and boosted audio jacks for higher fidelity sound quality to gain the advantage during the heat of battle.
Seamlessly display video between multiple devices without cables or network connection. Share your laptop screen with a projector or external display in real-time and share your experiences without the cable clutter.
Dual Fan Thermal Cooling
Designed for maximum efficiency, the dual fan thermal cooling maintains a constant cool temperature during intense and long gaming sessions. Meticulously and intelligently built to ensure optimal gaming performance, heat is dissipated at a 45deg. angle to avoid any contact with your hands.
XSplit Gamecaster allows you to easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube and more. Designed to make the user experience exceptionally smooth with low resource usage and superior features, Gamecaster makes live streaming easier and less of a hassle.
MSI Matrix Multi-Monitor Display
Watch, work and play all at once with the MSI exclusive Matrix multi-monitor display. Connect up to 3 external monitors and transform your notebook into the ultimate multimedia center.
Monitor, manage and play instantly from the Dragon Gaming Center. Quickly launch your favorite games and applications, check the health of your system, or access system information and background programs to easily free processing resources.
The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network options and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more.
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it, so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it.