Free09200MB1280x720,MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G) Notebook Review
The chiclet keyboard from SteelSeries is already familiar from many other MSI products. We are happy to see it once again because we like the good feedback, yet the stroke is not too firm. We also like the customizable illumination and there are multiple brightness settings. The lettering of the keys is clear and sufficiently large to hit them reliably.
However, it is almost like a tradition that MSI keyboards have a pretty unusual layout: Some rarely used keys like "^" or "#" are very big and other keys like "Return" or the "0" on the numeric keypad are small in return. This can sometimes be confusing when you are used to other inputs with the standard layout.
The layout can be adjusted with macros and it is possible to configure the background illumination with some effects and thousands of colors in multiple zones. All the settings are available in the preloaded application "SteelSeries Engine."Touchpad
The touchpad is a ClickPad without dedicated buttons, which might be an issue for many gamers. ClickPads are not as precise as touchpads with dedicated buttons since the clicks are triggered with a touch on the corresponding side at the lower half of the touch-sensitive surface. This can, however, result in unwanted movements of the cursor. The switches for these clicks are also very susceptible to pressure, especially in such a thin chassis, even if it was not applied on the pad itself. As a result, we can trigger a left click when we apply pressure on the palm rest of our review unit.
The surface of the ClickPad is clearly separated from the rest of the palm rest, and it is slightly roughened. It provides good gliding capabilities and a light and convenient resistance for the fingers. Multi-touch gestures like zooming or scrolling with multiple fingers are no problem.