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MSI GF62 8RE-041NL


MSI GF62 8RE-041NL
MSI GF62 8RE-041NL (GF62 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 SSD + 1 TB HDD
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: SD
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 29 x 383 x 260 ( = 1.14 x 15.08 x 10.24 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



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

Reviews for the MSI GF62 8RE-041NL

80% MSI GF62 8RE-041NL
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%


Model: Let me start with a question: Can you easily define your requirements for a new laptop? Are you a gamer or are you someone looking for good CPU performance? Because your answers will change your approach to MSI’s GF62.

First of all, the MSI GF62 8RE-041NL is a model from 2018. Therefore, hardware is a bit old compared to current technology. It has an i7 8750H processor and a GTX 1060 GPU. This is exactly why I started with a question. Because, with the GTX 1060 you can still play games, but not in very high settings. It will become the bottleneck in the days to come. Whereas with the 8750H processor, I think you can continue using it for another good 3-4 years. It has a USB 3.1 Gen. 2 onboard, but not a Thunderbolt 3. I am saying this because, maybe in years to come, there could be possibilities to connect an external GPU over USB 3.1. I am of course not sure if the bandwidth would be enough for this or not, but this is what it is right now.

I am pretty sure you can continue playing games like LoL, CS:Go, Dota 2 and all other similar games for years to come with this laptop.

Your choice of this laptop depends on your budget. New models with latest hardware currently cost more than 2,000 Euros. The GF62 is around 1,500 Euros at the time of writing. It is still not that cheap, but could be a considerable option.

Do I have any criticism? I mean, I cannot say I have too many things to say. It can get heated, just like every other gaming laptops. It has rather quite charging unit, just like any other gaming laptops. Good parts? Well, it is MSI. It has a good keyboard and a good system management software. With 2.2 kg, it can be considered lightweight for a gaming laptop this size. It has good connections which kind a make it future proof. If you already have something in hand and you say going forward you might need a new “multimedia” laptop, keep the GF62 in your list, because lets be honest the GTX 1060 will be considered a low-level GPU in 1-2 years. If you need something now and with being 100 % for gaming, define your budget first and set your priorities. If you focus on quality, you have to pay extra. If you are only interested in performance, there can be other models from Acer, Dell or Asus that can be in your interest.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

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, 2019-08-10 (Update: 2019-08-10)