The GS60 is the thinnest and lightest full-on gaming laptop we’ve ever seen, tipping the scales at under 2kg (1.96kg), with a chassis that’s 20mm thick at its broadest point. This slim, light laptop is made from a magnesium-lithium alloy – a material that MSI says was first used on NASA’s Saturn V rocket. The metal is black and brushed, and there’s subtle backlighting across the keyboard, power button and logos. It’s a greatlooking machine, even if it won’t attract attention in the same way as larger laptops with larger designs, such as the Alienware 17.
Importantly, though, MSI hasn’t skimped on the internals despite the slim dimensions. The key component is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M – a GPU with 1,344 stream processors, 3GB of GDDR5 memory at its disposal and a core base clock of 941MHz. It isn’t as powerful as the Alienware 17’s GTX 880M, but it should still be able to handle today’s games at great settings.