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MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB

Specifications

MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB
MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB (GE73 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1480 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, 256-bit connection, ForceWare 397.93, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, 2 of 2 slots used, max. 32 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, Chi Mei N173HHE-G32 (CMN1747), TN WLED, Full-HD; 120 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY, 256 GB 
, SATA-III-SSD + HGST HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB HDD, 7200 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC1220 @ Intel Cannon Lake PCH
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Mikrofoneingang, Kopfhörerausgang, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 419 x 287 ( = 1.18 x 16.5 x 11.3 in)
Battery
51 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers (3 watts), 2 subwoofers (3 watts), Keyboard: Chiclet (SteelSeries RGB), Keyboard Light: yes, 230-watt power supply, Norton Security (Testversion), XSplit Gamecaster (Trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.948 kg ( = 103.99 oz / 6.5 pounds), Power Supply: 780 g ( = 27.51 oz / 1.72 pounds)
Price
2019 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 88.2% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 94%, features: 63%, display: 88% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB

86.4% MSI GE73 8RF Raider RGB (i7-8750H, GTX 1070, Full-HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Light organ. MSI equips the GE73 8RF with a hexa-core Coffee Lake-series processor, which provides a significant increase in performance over its predecessor. The notebook smoothly runs all current computer games on its responsive 120-Hz TN panel (Full-HD).
MSI GE73 Raider RGB 8RF Review
Source: Overclock3d English
It doesn't seem all that long ago that gaming laptops finally made the move away from mobile variants of desktop hardware, to fitting desktop hardware onto a mobile platform. The major push from all three big companies - Nvidia, Intel and AMD - towards greater efficiency meant that you were no longer crippled when comparing a desktop to a laptop of similar specifications.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/07/2018

Foreign Reviews

90% MSI GE73 Raider RGB 8RF incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Обзор MSI GE73 Raider RGB 8RF: нужны ли игровым ноутбукам 6-ядерные процессоры
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; great built quality. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/11/2018
Test: MSI GE73 Raider RGB 8RF - herní notebook a nejnovější procesor Intel Core i7 s šesti jádry
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; decent display; backlit keys. Negative: Slow SSD.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2018

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.  
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.
17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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).


88.2%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-06- 3 (Update: 2018-06- 3)