MSI is famous for its gaming brand notebooks and we often overlook the Prestige series notebooks, these notebooks are made for work but they are no slouch when it comes to gaming either. The MSI Prestige PE60 7RD is the latest in their PE line-up featuring latest generation Intel processor and a GTX 1050 Nvidia graphics system.
Tbe back cover of the MSI Prestige PE60 7RD is a bright silver brushed metal finish.
Here’s the notebook with the lid down, seems pretty thick right? As you can see the exhaust is at the rear of it.
Just how thick is the MSI Prestige PE60 7RD? Here’s a LEGO minifig for comparison, I’ll get into the details on why the thickness.
One of the key feature is the silver-line printed key caps for the keyboard, these key caps make the keyboard look better with the back-lit on.
The MSI Prestige PE60 7RD comes with a huge touch pad and the left and right buttons each have their own button cover.
The power button for the unit happens to be at the upper right corner, which I think can be quite a dangerous spot.
The MSI Prestige PE60 7RD comes with optical drive, and that explains the thickness.
Here are the I/O ports on the right.
And here are the I/O ports on the left.
At the front there are 3 blue colored LED indicators, they indicate the Wi-Fi connectivity, the battery status and the storage usage (HDD LED)
The speakers on the MSI Prestige PE60 7RD are on the front left and front right, both are facing forward.
The MSI Prestige PE60 7RD is nice to look at but the material used feels a little inferior, it was designed for work but I’m surprised MSI opted for a panel that’s not IPS. Sure, you will be able to adjust the output of your screen to your preference by using MSI’s software but as with any hardware, there is a limit on what their software can do.
That aside the audio output is horrible, if you are one who expects a notebook to have reasonable audio then you might feel disgusted with its output.
On a positive note, the MSI Prestige PE60 7RD comes with optical drive, a powerful processor and a good enough graphics card for gaming purpose and that makes it a great all-rounder, of course this also comes with the increase in size.
The battery life seems good, you should be able to use it for a good few hours as long as you don’t run graphics or processor intensive content.
The MSI Prestige PE60 7RD retails at RM 4,999 – it’s quite affordable when you consider its specs but I feel that the price could be better justified if they used a better display panel.
Do remember to check out the official product page.