MSI GE60 Apache Pro Gaming Laptop Unleashed – See Specs, Reviews, Price and Where to BuyPublished on April 19th, 2014 | by Peter Paul
MSI has unleashed an array of gaming laptops and notebooks, all armed with the latest next generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series discrete graphics processor. Today, let’s take a look at the more affordable line of MSI gaming laptop – the MSI GE60 Apache Pro and GE60 Apache-033. Both gaming laptops are powered by the 4th generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ Haswell Quad Core processor, and the latest GeForce GTX 860M and GTX 850M respectively. Check out the rest of its features, specifications, price and where you can buy below. There’s also a video review of the MSI GE60 Apache Pro for your reference.
MSI GE60 Apache Gaming Laptop Features
The MSI GE60 Apache Pro is an affordable gaming laptop that is designed to cater the needs of mobile gamers. Under the GE60 Apache’s hood is a powerful Intel Core i7 4700HQ Quad Core Haswell processor, paired with an 8GB of RAM that can be upgraded up to 16GB. The GE60 Apache Pro is powered by a GeForce GTX 860M, while the GE60 Apache-033 is powered by a GeForce GTX 850M. Obviously, the GTX 860M is better than the GTX 850M. It also features a nice 15.6-inch LCD Panel in LED backlight display with Full HD resolution at 1920×1080.
With the MSI GE60 Apache series, you have lots of storage options. The GE60 Apache Pro-033 comes with a 1TB 7200rpm hard disk drive, while the non-pro comes only with a 1TB 5400 HDD rpm drive. But there are two mSATA slots available where you can install 2 more mSATA SSD and can be configured in RAID0 or Super RAID giving you read/write speeds of up to 900MB/s. It also features Killer™ E2200 Game Networking and Intel Dual Band Wireless AC for smarter, faster, networking for all online entertainment.
The MSI GE60 Apache gaming laptops features a customizable keyboard with SteelSeries Engine so that you can personalize your play style. It also features XSplit Gamecaster for easily recording gaming moments, broadcasting and sharing live gameplay sessions to YouTube, Twitch, UStream and more. Not to mention, it also has 4 powerful speakers by Dynaudio, with exclusive Audio boost design for crystal clear audio fidelity. Check out the rest from the specifications table below.
MSI GE60 Apache Pro and GE60 Apache-033 Specifications
|Specifications||MSI GE60 Apache Pro-003||MSI GE60 Apache-033|
|Processor||4th Gen Haswell Intel Core i7-4700HQ 3.2 GHz||The 4th generation Intel® Core i7 Processor|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 64bit||Windows 8.1 64bit|
|Chipset||Intel® HM87||Intel® HM86|
|Memory||8GB DDR3L SDRAM (upgradable to 16GB)||8GB DDR3L SDRAM (upgradable to 16GB)|
|Graphics Processor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M|
|Graphics Memory||2GB GDDR5||2GB GDDR5|
|Display||15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080), Anti-glare||15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080), Anti-glare|
|Storage Drive||1TB HDD 7200rpm (2 mSATA slots available)||1TB HDD 5400rpm (2 mSATA slots available)|
|Optical Disc Drive||DVD Super Multi||DVD Super Multi|
|Audio||4 speakers||4 speakers|
|Webcam||HD type (30fps@720p)||HD type (30fps@720p)|
|Card Reader||SD (XC/HC)||SD (XC/HC)|
|LAN||Killer E2200 Game Networking LAN||Killer E2200 Game Networking LAN|
|Wireless LAN||802.11 b/g/ n||802.11 b/g/ n|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.0||Bluetooth v4.0|
|USB 2.0 port||2x||2x|
|USB 3.0 port||2x||2x|
|Mic-in/Headphone-out||1x / 1x||1x / 1x|
|Keyboard||Keyboard by SteelSeries 103 keys||Keyboard by SteelSeries 103 keys|
|Battery||6-Cell Li-Ion (4400mAh 49Wh)||6-Cell Li-Ion(4400mAh 49Wh)|
|Dimensions||383 x 249.5 x 37.6~32.3mm||383 x 249.5 x 37.6~32.3mm|
|Weight||2.6Kg (w/ Battery)||2.6Kg (w/ Battery)|
Note: The MSI GE60 2PE Apache Pro is just the same with the GE60 Apache Pro. We just omitted the “2PE”. Same goes with the GE60 2PC Apache, which we refer to as GE60 Apache only.
Price and Where to Buy
Both the MSI GE60 Apache and GE60 Apache Pro are now available in US. The GE60 Apache Pro-003 is currently priced at $1,249.99 and the GE60 Apache-033 at $1,199.99 at the time I posted this article. But you can check out their latest best price here: GE60 Apache -033 and GE60 Apache-629.
MSI GE60 Apache Pro Reviews
The MSI GE60 Apache Pro review video below is courtesy of Vortex. It’s a detailed review showing the MSI GE60 Apache Pro from the outside looks to what’s under the hood and its gaming performance.