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For full specifications see the MSI GT60 2OC specifications page.

NameMSI GT60 2OC
ProcessorThe latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor
Screen15.6“ Full HD (1920×1080) anti-glare LCD panel in LED backlight
RAMUp to 32GB
HDDUp to 384GB Super RAID 2 + 750GB HDD 7200rpm
Optical DriveBD Writer / BD Combo / DVD Super Multi
Graphics Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 770M
NetworkKiller DoubleShot
Killer DoubleShot

Linux Compatibility

Graphics ChipTestedworks
VGA OutTestedworks
HDMI OutTestedworks
Display PortTestedworks
Optical DriveTestedworks
Headphone PortTestedworks
Microphone-In PortTestedworks
Line-In PortTestedworks
Card ReaderTestedworks
Backlit KeyboardTestedworks


This laptop is rock solid! Built very well. The Steelseries backlit keyboard is awsum!!! Keyboard has a very nice feel to it.Dual graphics with Intel and nVidia. Quad core. Even has a turbo boost fan button in case you do intensive gaming, video editing, ect., with a separate pipe to offset the heat. I’ve had no heating issues. MSI has its own Burn Recovery Tool so you can immediately burn recovery discs in case you need to reinstall. Takes 4 DVDs or you can burn to a flash drive. Laptop came with a bracket and screws in case you wish to install a 2cd hdd. I immediately wiped the hdd and installed Linux after burning the discs. Went into the BIOS by hitting the delete button, disabled fast boot and EUFI, enabled Legacy. Went with Nouveau drivers. Installed Nouveau and Nouveau Bumblebee to handle the gpu for nVidia. I later installed nVidia driver 331.113 and uninstalled Nouveau. Found a js to enable the colors for the backlit keyboard.and the built in button on the laptop now works the keyboard colors. Matte finish screen has no glare what so ever. Extremely rich colors, not 1 bad pixel..The sound that comes through these speakers are very impressive as well. Normally I would have hooked up my ext surround sound to it, but it's not even needed.


This laptop works flawlessly out of the box for the distros Iv'e tested on it using Legacy mode in the BIOS:
Mint Cinnamon 16
Mint 17
Mint 17.1
Mint 17.2 (would not install out right. Install 17.1 and upgrade in place to 17.2)
LMDE Cinnamon

Mint 17.1 will also install under UEFI with a USB.

Gentoo would not install with DVDR nor USB
Ubuntu required editing of grub during install “nomodeset”

If you install the default nVidia driver for dual graphics, also install optimus and primus.
*optimus and primus are both in synaptic.
Install “Bumblebee and nVidia Display” applet to control cpu/gpu as needed VERY handy applet for gaming.
*applets found in system settings>preferences>applets


534534, 2016/09/18 04:31

fckg Nvidia Optimus + fckg “poor” MSI BIOS = suicide

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