MSI GE63 8RE-045NL
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The MSI GE63 8RE-045NL is a gaming laptop that comes with colorful appearance and high performing hardware specifications for hardcore gaming on the go. It is called Raider RGB laptop which featured a Steelseries RGB keyboard. There are two RGB light strips on the lid, an MSI logo and a red dragon shield on aluminium with a brushed pattern, which definitely stands out. Upon opening the lid, the Steelseries RGB keyboard definitely steal the show again. A user can customize the color of the keyboard by each key using the pre-installed MSI program. There is also a separate button on the keyboard to change color mode. The GE63 weighs at 2.49 kg (5.5 lb) and measures at 383.54 x 259 x 30.48 mm (15.1 x 10.2 x 1.2 inch). The laptop is on the heavier side but it is common for gaming laptops to be heavier. For display, the GE63 features a 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. It's a high-quality panel that displays in high contrast and vivid image quality. The display covers 184 % of the sRGB color gamut, easily beating many other gaming laptops. It is also bright enough to be used in indoors. The GE63 definitely can render games very well, even at high details with its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 boasting 8 GB of VRAM. The powerful GPU is matched with an Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake CPU, 16 GB of RAM, a 256 GB, M.2 SATA SSD and a 1 TB, 7,200-RPM HDD. With this specifications, a user should be able to run resource-hungry applications without lag.
The Dynaudio speakers on the laptop are loud and clear, which is a plus on a gaming laptop. There's also Nahimic 3 to adjust audio quality. This laptop also has enough connections to connect peripheral equipment. It has three USB-A 3.1, a USB-C 3.1 port, an HDMI port, a Mini DisplayPort, an Ethernet 1 Gbps port, an SD card reader and an audio connection. As for battery life, the GE63 comes with a 51 Wh battery. However, the RGB light can definitely increase battery consumption, thus it is recommended to only turn on the RGB light while plugged in. As for software, the GE63 runs on Windows 10 and has some MSI software installed. It has MSI True Color, which changes the screen color temperature for late-night gaming and browsing. MSI Killer Control Center lets a user decide which programs and games should get priority on the network. As a conclusion, MSI has delivered a gaming laptop, which can satisfy most gamers on the go with impressive design and great hardware. The solid build and the company’s long history in producing gaming laptops make this laptop an ideal laptop for gamers who wants a high-performance gaming laptop.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile: The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
i7-8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.
MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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