I met her, the MSI GS70 ghost pro. Now I know it’s only been a week but already she’s open my mind to these new ideas and made me believe that I’m worthy of being loved. So today I’m doing what one should never do in this situation and that’s making online video comparing my new partner to my old one. Right off the bat i should mention that the GS 60 does have more expensive taste than the Asus g550 retailing for around seventeen hundred dollars but when you look at the speck side by side you can clearly see where that extra green has been spent. The ghost pro sports a new six gen core i7 skylake mobile cpu, twice the ram capacity at ddr4. Mind you a 128 gig nbme SSD and a gtx 970 and with three gigs of ddr5 the difference in spec alone here is a compelling proposition and while i firmly believe that it’s what’s on the inside that counts just take a look at how sexy this thing is. Hot damn with a width of just . seven inches a full metal chassis and brushed aluminum finish this is one of the slimmest and most attractive gaming laptops in MSI’s lineup now by no means is the g550 a whale at 1.1 inches thick in fact I usually prefer more cushion for the motion but being extra thin and nearly 2 pounds lighter make the ghost that much easier to handle on the go. Fixes on the left side include a Kensington lock DC power are only two USB 3 and audio jacks for mic and headphone. Well i personally don’t mind losing a USB port coming from the g550 this might be an issue for users looking to use the ghost pro as a desktop replacement by connecting an assortment of peripherals and external drives. On the right side is a killer e 2400 gigabit Lan port mini display port 1.2 and HDMI one for an SD card reader and a USB 3.1 type-c connector that allows you to expand your screen real estate by daisy chaining to 4k panels at 60 Hertz or you can quickly charge your mobile devices with 5 volts at three amps. At the front we find a row of LED indicators for things like battery life bluetooth and AC Wi-Fi. The bottom plate can be removed to access the internal components but for some reason one of the back plate screws is covered by an evil sticker that stands between me and a free world of beautiful hardware like the Kim jong-un of stickers. Under the hood you’ll find your hard drive Wi-Fi module ram and end at two PCIe SSD so you will have to do a bit of extra work to reach these last two components since they’re mounted underneath the main PCB. Here you’ll also find the six cell battery which is really the Achilles heel of this device yielding only one hour and 47 minutes of battery life at full screen brightness during general browsing YouTube and word processing switching over to straight game play. The battery only managed to keep the laptop alive for a measly 40 minutes on the bright side potential buyers of the ghost pro who don’t plan on using a power brick ninety percent of the time can swap the battery out for a sweet potato giving you twice the power upon opening the lid were met with a 1080p webcam at 30fps and a 15.6 inch 1920 x 1080 IPS anti-glare display.
Now although you won’t find anything revolutionary about the screen quality as it’s right on par with the older Asus g550 colors are well represented with excellent contrast as is often the case with IPS panels. My unit does suffer some heavy backlight bleed in the upper left region of the screen which fortunately is only noticeable while viewing a dark scene in a dimly lit environment. One perk MSI brings to the table here is their true color software that’s basically an enhanced version of a gaming monitors on screen display from here you can select different color profiles for various tasks and even assign profiles to specific applications there’s also an anti blue mode to help reduce eye strain during prolonged oops much like the popular flux software at the base of the screen is an LED power button and what looks to be the system speakers at first glance but these are simply ventilation holes for the internal hardware instead. MSI has smartly placed the to dine audio speakers at the front underneath the laptop that in my opinion does a better job of protecting the sound bouncing off the desk surface. Adding to their list of included software the humic sound sweet gives audio a significant boost that turns the ones humdrum laptop audio into something that actually sounds pretty good, yeah sure it still doesn’t rival the basic bluetooth speaker and gamers will most likely have their headphones wired in any way but that doesn’t change the fact that this is really the first time i’ve ever used the word sounds pretty good when referring to laptop audio. Among enhancements to your mic and stream audio the hammock also features customizable profiles to suit various forms of media playback. The virtual 7.1 surround is excellent for movies and gaming when paired with a good set of cans and I love having the volume boost option in case I ever want to use a pair of high impedance headphones. Navigating the GS 60 is both fluid and responsive using the touch pad to move click two finger scroll and pinch to zoom your way through windows 10. It also features a slightly rough surface which does a nice job of adding some grip while keeping it dry to the touch. Just a superb is the chiclet style keyboard from steelseries with laser etched keys that’s received the same tactile surface treatment as the touchpad Goldilocks and I agree that key size and spacing are just right and a solid travel distance makes gaming and typing a surprisingly comfortable experience for a laptop. While backlit keys are always welcome steelseries has gone a step further and implemented RGB LEDs into the mix with a variety of lighting modes to choose from in there engine software unfortunately you can assign perky lighting but rather the program’s puts the keyboard into three separate zones that can be configured to your liking. The software also lets you assign macros to virtually any key on the board and assign your profiles to launch with specific applications. Apart from the bacon software we’ve already discussed you get a simple MSI monitoring app and a one-year license of exploit Jane castor beyond that you won’t find much blood. We’re on the GS 60 say for the obligatory antivirus program in the form of norton consequently ms I should have also thrown in a pop-up blocker. Now at this point in my review it’s safe to say that i’m already smitten by the ghost pros outstanding design and feature set but if there’s one deal breaker when it comes to gaming laptops it’s when the device doesn’t perform as expected and that doesn’t just go for gaming sometimes. Fortunately this puppy screens in almost every triple a title i tested frequently topping 70 FPS on high settings and performing fifty-five percent better on average than my aging impotent lover. The biggest landslide victory was in metro last light where the ghost pro scored a whopping sixty-nine percent higher average FPS now surprisingly we actually saw a higher minimum frames per second with the g550 but overall the game play experience between the two laptops is night and day. Even if you do get some light screen tearing on both models now as expected the faster ghost pros 9 7pm gets hotter than the g550 speed 50 and this translates to a lot more fan noise and slightly higher GPU temps. With my new squeeze at the same time the GS 60 delivers much more effective cpu cooling which kept the chip cool on the low seventies well-placed ventilation on nearly every side of the chassis also allows the fans to exhaust hot air without cooking your hands to a crisp in closing. MSI has shown us once again why it’s one of the best gaming laptop manufacturers in the business there’s really a lot that can go wrong when you’re trying to cram a powerful gaming system into an oversize slice of bread and while it’s not perfect the GS 60 ghost pro delivers one of the smoothest high-end mobile gaming experiences on the market that’s sure to satisfy hardcore gamer on the go. I’d also like to add this would make for a killer editing laptop or streaming laptop as well as for the asus g550, well i can tell by the way she wakes when I touch her at night but she hasn’t fully moved on with my new little mix in the picture. I don’t ever plan on looking back but that is going to do for now guys so let me know in the comments which gaming laptop you’re currently rocking at home, and don’t forget to subscribe me and like on this video if you enjoyed it. 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