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GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« on: 21-February-13, 20:04:51 »

Hello keepers of MSI knowledge - I'm getting ready to dive into the gaming laptop world, and I'm down to three choices -

Lenovo Y580
MSI GE60
MSI GT60

They're all 15.6 inch screen - 1920x1080 resolution - same i7 processors, so that's even.

The Lenovo Y580 and MSI GE60 are GTX 660, the MSI GT60 is a GTX 675.

The Lenovo Y580 and MSI GE60 have 6 Gb ram, MSI GT60 has 12 Gb.

The Lenovo has 5400 spin hard drive  :biggthumbsdown: , but a 16 Gb SSD - MSI are both 7200 spin hard drives.

The MSI GT60 has a blu-ray drive, others have std DVD drive.

I'm leaning towards eliminating the Lenovo because (1) 5400 spin hard drive (kinda stupid hardware decision IMO) (2) simply the fact that MSI is known for gaming laptops, and (3) my son has a MSI 17.3 laptop which he loves and when he had to get it repaired MSI did the repairs quickly and efficiently - BIG thumbs up to MSI there...   :biggthumbsup:

So now it's down to the GE60 vs. GT60 - right now the GE60 is $1120 and the GT60 is $1300 after rebate.  So is the (1) 4 Gb extra ram, (2) video upgrade from GTX 660 to GTX 675, and (3) Blu-ray drive worth the $180??

I'm leaning heavily towards the GE60 - am I missing anything?

Any body have any experiences with these machines, opinions, or advice they would care to give?
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Re: GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: 21-February-13, 22:39:48 »

GT60 will also add NVidia VGA OC (overclocking GTX675M with pressing Turbo button). Also 4GB extra, blue-ray anf faster gpu is worth the $180 extra. Remember you will most likely not upgrade gpu later so the faster the one is you choose now the longer it will kepp up with modern games.
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Re: GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: 22-February-13, 02:27:57 »

If you are into gaming then get the fastesst GPU that you can afford, as you will be stuck with it until you buy a new laptop.
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Re: GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: 22-February-13, 04:57:06 »

I'm with flobelix and super valhalla....

If you game AT ALL.....the $180 is worth it. Keep in mind that more than like you won't upgrade for a while.....if you're like me, it'll be 2 or 3 years, bare minimum. Maybe longer. $180 up front is worth it to try and keep it at the 2 year+ mark for upgrades.
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Re: GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« Reply #4 on: 22-February-13, 19:10:05 »

Thanks folks for the opinions - I was already starting to lean towards the GT60, and you've brought up some excellent points to help convince me.  Now i just gotta decide on the best deal.  From what I can find, several sites have it for $1399 with a $100 rebate.  Newegg had the best deal with the throw in of Crysis 3 - not a great game based on reviews - but hey, it's freebie.   However, when i look now, it shows that the model is discontinued -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152368

I'm hoping they will get it back in stock, or that someone has an end of month sale to tip me to their site!
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Re: GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« Reply #5 on: 22-February-13, 20:59:06 »

 :hat tip:

GT60 is not discontinued as far as I know. Just seems it is out of stock at newegg
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Re: GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« Reply #6 on: 22-February-13, 21:43:08 »


*WHEW* good to know - very strange to see it listed at newegg as discontinued instead of out of stock! :confused2:
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Re: GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« Reply #7 on: 22-February-13, 21:46:09 »

Could still be a large retailer like newegg knows more. I'd suggest to ask MSI directly: >>How to contact MSI.<<
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Re: GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« Reply #8 on: 22-February-13, 23:12:20 »

the product is just out of stock while the warranty expansion offer is discontinued!!! check that web page again....

Edit: why do not you just buy from amazon? http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-GT60-0ND-250US-15-6-Inch/dp/B009H8RCSY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361571168&sr=8-1&keywords=MSI+GT+Series+GT60+0ND-250US same product same price... also its available at the moment with 12 in stock
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Re: GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« Reply #9 on: 25-February-13, 14:46:08 »


Nice work Newegg - they brought the GT60 back in stock ........ at a $100 price increase... :nooo:
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Re: GE60 VS. GT60 - is it worth the upgrade?
« Reply #10 on: 25-February-13, 19:35:29 »

probably its some updated model then
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