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MSI GP60 2PE Leopard 15.6″ Laptop Video Review with DaveChaos

MSI GP60 2PE Leopard 15.6″ Laptop Video Review with DaveChaos

Today DaveChaos takes a look at the GP60 Leopard 15″ Gaming Laptop from MSI. Watch the video review below and checking out the full spec listing at the bottom.

Available on YouTube in HD

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GP60 Series Tech Specs:

  • CPU: The latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 Processor
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Chipset: Intel HM86
  • Memory: 2 x DDR3L-1600 MHz,max 16GB
  • LCD Size: 15.6″ HD (1366×768) /FHD(1920×1080) Anti-Glarere
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 840M
  • Graphics VRAM: DDR3 2GB
  • HDD (GB): up to 128GB SSD+1TB SATA 7200 RPM
  • Optical Drive: BD Combo / DVD Super Multi
  • Audio: Sound by stereo speakers Exclusive Audio Boost technology Creative Sound Blaster Cinema
  • Webcam: HD type (30fps@720p)
  • Card Reader: SD
  • LAN: Killer Gb LAN
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11 ac
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth v4.0
  • D-Sub (VGA): 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • USB 2.0 port: 2
  • USB 3.0 port: 2
  • Mic-in/Headphone-out: 1/1
  • Keyboard: Keyboard by SteelSeries
  • AC Adapter: 120W
  • Battery: 6-Cell Li-Ion(4400mAH)
  • Dimension: 383X249.5X32.3~37.6mm
  • Weight (KG): 2.4Kg(W/battery)

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  • https://plus.google.com/104617332864689741889 John T.

    With only an NVIDIA GeForce 840M for graphics processing, it isn’t really a “Gaming” laptop, more of an entertainment system that is capable of some games.
    Laptops should not be marketed as being for gaming, as they all inevitably suffer from heat and breakdown quicker than they normally would under every day usage.
    Until Manufacturers implement an efficient and effective cooling system in laptops, stick to gaming on a desktop system.

    • Ben

      ugh, spoken like someone who has little experience. A powerful laptop is like a powerful car. If you take care of it and be sensible it’s reliability is a moot point. Are you suggesting tiny and low power consumer laptops have greater reliability? Enough airflow, fans and heatsinks can be done to cool 100W GPUs effectively it’s the big OEMs (MSI is the worst I just read their latest & greatest GT60 throttles like a serial killer) who prioritise weight and cost more than temps who cause this misconception. I’ve had a 15″ Clevo with 580M and a 17″ with 680M over the last 3.5 years and the ability to pick up my system and take it with me is such a part of my daily life now I can’t imagine how I was ever tethered to a desk 10 hours in a row. I do agree a 840M is underwhelming, but ultimately it’s not the size that matters it’s whether it does the job well enough ;p nor does everyone have $2k to drop on a laptop

      • https://plus.google.com/104617332864689741889 John T.

        Actually it is spoken from vast experience with people constantly posting their complaints and issues regarding so called “gaming” laptops on two tech support sites which I assist on.
        But if you want to compare your experience with two laptops …..

  • pete

    would this laptop run wow mists of pandaria

  • Mamamia

    Why you criticize this computer?
    You do not even know what it is and it is true that if we take maximum care is a PC that can keep for many years.

  • Roland

    Up to 128GB SSD? Gentlemen, you can configure 250GD SSD alongside the standard SATA HDD. I did it anyway and it works. 😛 I got the Samsung SSD 250GB 840EVO installed and its awesome!!!

    • Stefan

      How does it work? Where do you place the SSD? I’ve found a similar MSI at an after Christmas sale, MSI GP60 2PE-225NE, with same cabinet, and only minor, minor differences in configuration (of no importance to me since I mainly need a very good word processor, however with great graphics and lots of storage; I am a lawyer) at approx 60 % the price of this one, but only 750 HDD. I figured one can replace HDD to the combo SSD + mecanical HDD. Can not find any information about replacing with combo storage discs on Internet. No pics.

    • Stefan

      I installed a 25 GB mSATA as well. No problem, works excellent. I would however likt to try a 1 TB mSATA. Wrote MSI support. They said config is for a 128 GB and advised not to do try anything else. But I have run my 250 GB for three months without problem. Has anyone out there tried a larger than 250 GB?

    • Stefan

      Sorry, of course not a 25 GB mSATA but a 250 GB.


    Is it possible to install an mSATA drive on this laptop? Any help would be appreciated.

  • Darren Gudmundson

    Be warned. Had mine for only two months when the hard drive kacked.

    Totally unacceptable.

    And if you don’t actually get a chance to play with it “hands on”, it is constructed of cheap flimsy plastic. Feels like it will break in an instant…….and it did.

    Save your money.

  • Jgthegamer653

    Can I play GTA 5 on this?coz I’m lookin for a good gaming laptop under £600,if I can’t run GTA 5,any suggestions on different laptops?

    • http://www.HardwareHeaven.com Stuart_Davidson

      Hey Jg, GTAV wasnt out at the time the laptop was here for testing so we cant confirm that.

  • bigcrunch1234

    Does this laptop have an extra slot for another RAM and other expandable units? If so, is this unit available in BestBuy?

    • http://www.HardwareHeaven.com Stuart_Davidson

      It will take up to 16GB of memory and 2x drives.

      • Geforcexm453

        Can this laptop play Elite: Dangerous well?