Notebookcheck

MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider

Specifications

MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider
MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider (GE63 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1480 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 385.41, Nvidia Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4, 2400 MHz, Dual-Channel, both slots occupied
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Chi Mei N156HHE-GA1 (CMN15F4), TN LED, 120 Hz, Full-HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY, 256 GB 
, M.2-SSD + HGST HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB HDD, 7200 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC1220 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: two 3.5 mm jacks (audio-in and audio-out), Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.5 x 383 x 260 ( = 1.08 x 15.08 x 10.24 in)
Battery
51 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W speakers + 2x 3W woofer, Keyboard: Chiclet by SteelSeries, Keyboard Light: yes, 230-watt power supply, MS Office Trial, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.422 kg ( = 85.43 oz / 5.34 pounds), Power Supply: 947 g ( = 33.4 oz / 2.09 pounds)
Price
2000 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 78.4% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 95%, features: 65%, display: 88% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider

85.2% MSI GE63VR Raider-075 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Daring to be imperfect. What, a TN panel in an $1800 gaming notebook? Yes, MSI has done it again and prioritized 120-Hz and quick response times. If you can work with this, you will probably be happy to overlook the few problems this otherwise well-made notebook has. Only one of MSI's decisions is rather questionable.
MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider review – one of the best GTX 1070 notebooks out there
Source: Laptop Media English
Going back to reality, we really enjoyed the keyboard with its RGB backlight, and the touchpad, which is far more adequate than some of the laptops in this category. The good cooling solution and the ease of use of the Dragon Center utility, combined with the super useful fan boost button just add to the greatness of this device. If you’re ready to give battery life away for the immersive gaming experience provided by the 120 Hz screen, we can truly recommend the MSI GE63VR 7RF to you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2018
70% MSI GE63VR Raider Review: Makes all the right noises
Source: Gadget Show English
There are two things which work in the favour of MSI's latest offering: performance and the fact that it doesn't heat up. The gameplay is efficient, the display is smooth and MSI deserves kudos for delivering all this at a relatively acceptable price point. While Rs 1,49,999 isn't exactly cheap but when it comes to gaming laptops it is competitive. As mentioned earlier, you've alternatives from HP and Asus with similar or better specifications but they do cost more. If you're looking for a quiet and efficient performer, the GE63VR Raider from MSI will be a good option to go for. However, the battery life could prove to be a deterrent to many.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Gaming-Notebook mit GTX 1070 und 120-Hz-Display
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2017
Notebook mit Bling-Bling und 120 Hz
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2017
MSI GE63 Raider RGB
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent hardware; backlit keys; fast system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2018
MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; large screen; powerful hardware; backlit keys; decent speakers; good cooling and silent system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2018
80% Review: MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор игрового ноутбука MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider 4K: 1070 «лошадей» под капотом
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; excellent speakers; comfortable keyboard; high mobility. Negative: Average performance; noisy under loads; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2017
Игровой ноутбук MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider 4K
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; beautiful screen; slim size; comfortable keyboard; backlit keys; nice touchpad; excellent speakers; high performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2017
Test: MSI GE63 - GE63VR 7RF Raider - herní notebook s rychlým 15,6 palců LCD a novinkou v podsvícení
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: High performance; slim size; solid workmanship; excellent display; backlit keys. Negative: Mediocre touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2017
Review Notebook Gaming: MSI GE63VR 7RF RAIDER
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice display; good connectivity. Negative: Overheats while using; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2018
MSI GE63VR 7RFX Raider Pro – Paket Komplit Notebook Gaming GTX 1070 15-inch
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: High performance; light weight; large screen; good speakers. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2018
Ревю на MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider – един от най-добрите лаптопи с GTX 1070
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; comfortable keyboard; decent speakers. Negative: Weak processor; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2018

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

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.
2.422 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 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).


78.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
MSI GT62VR 7RE-456XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI Raider GE63VR 7RF-227XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GE63VR 7RF-252XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GE63VR Raider 4K-212
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GE63VR Raider-213
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GE63VR 7RF-039 Raider
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GE63VR-001 Raider
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GE63VR 7RF-005NL
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GE62MVR 7RG-033XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GE63VR 7RF-014CZ
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GE62MVR 7RG-012 Apache Pro
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Asus GL502VS-GZ226T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Asus Strix GL503VS-DH74 Scar Edition
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Asus Strix GL503VS-EI012T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Asus GL502VS-FY313T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P56XT
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP Omen 15-dc0805no
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
Alienware M15, GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
Asus Strix Scar II GL504GS-ES082T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL504GS-ES056T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
HP Omen 15-dc0982nd
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
Asus Zephyrus M GM501GS-EI004T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
Asus ROG Strix GL504GM Scar II Edition
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
Asus Zephyrus M GM501GS-90NR0031-M00420
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
MSI GE63 Raider RGB-010
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
Asus GL504
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
Gigabyte Aorus X5 V8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8850H
Current Prices
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > MSI > MSI GE63VR 7RF Raider
Stefan Hinum, 2017-09-29 (Update: 2017-09-29)