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MSI GE63 8RE-045NL


MSI GE63 8RE-045NL
MSI GE63 8RE-045NL (GE63 Series)
Intel Core i7-8750H 6 x 2.2 - 4.1 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
16 GB 
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
256 GB SD + 1 TB HDD
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: undefined
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 383 x 260 ( = 1.18 x 15.08 x 10.24 in)
51 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI GE63 8RE-045NL

80% MSI GE63 8RE-045NL - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN version
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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-10-30 (Update: 2018-10-30)