MSI Prestige PE60 2QD – The Sum Of Design

Posted on Jul 1 2015 - 8:13am by Brad Haddin

The MSI Prestige PE60 2QD is a business laptop that has the build quality and firepower of a tank. Marketed as both a gaming unit and a workstation built for business, the PE60 really has no direct competition. What the MSI Prestige PE60 does it provide affordability and power to users who are just as serious about the work they do from 9-5 as they are about the games they play from 5-12.


Styling And Specs

The laptop is big, which is usually true of gaming laptops and workstations, as the Prestige weighs 5.29 lbs (2.3995 kg) with dimensions of 15.07″ x 10.23″ x 1.06″ (38.28 cm x 25.98 cm x 2.7 cm). As you can see from its dimensions, this device is supposed to be portable. Unlike its gaming cousins, the MSI GT80, which weighs 8.33 pounds (3.78 kg), and The Origin EON15-X, which weighs 7.5 pounds, MSI wants you to be able to bring the Prestige to and from your office each day. The Prestige features a power button, a turbo button and a True Color Profile button that are situated on the top right corner of the base. Below these exists a beautifully laid out full keyboard with a number pad, which business users will enjoy. The keys are soft, yet responsive, with a nice moderate give. Playing games and entering data on the keyboard was smooth.

However, the track-pad, which has two buttons for left and right clicks, is incredibly inelegant. The track-pad itself does not have any finesse and requires a bit too much finger pressure.

Here is the MSI Prestige PE60 2QD configuration for review:

  • CPU: 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-4720HQ
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB
  • RAM: 12GB DDR3L
  • Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) anti-glare display
  • Storage: 1TB 7200 RPM hard disk
  • Optical drive: DVD Super Multi
  • Ports: 3 x USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, SD Card reader
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: 720p webcam
  • Weight: 5.29 lbs (2.3995 kg)
  • Size: 5.07″ x 10.23″ x 1.06″ (38.28 cm x 25.98 cm x 2.7 cm

The Prestige handles games and movies beautifully, with a definition that is crisp and clear. It also handles 4K output for videographers and hardcore film buffs. For those who might pursue the Prestige as an office product, to bring it in for a travelling creative team or CAD user, the Prestige PE60 will handle AutoCAD and Photoshop design.


The Prestige comes with 12 GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM with one RAM being 8GB and the other 4GB. The Prestige has a max capacity of 16GB for an additional upgrade cost.