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MSI GF62 Series

MSI GF62 8RE-041NLProcessor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H, Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.2kg
Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: 90%, display: - %
mobility: 60%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

MSI GF62VR 7RF-1013NL

Specifications

MSI GF62VR 7RF-1013NLNotebook: MSI GF62VR 7RF-1013NL
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI GF62VR 7RF-1013NL
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GF62VR 7RF-1013NL - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GF62 7RE-1808XES

For casual gamers who do not need the most powerful gaming laptop that is available on the market, it is sometimes difficult to decide whether to pick a computer that is more gaming-oriented or one that is better for productivity. To answer this problem, MSI has launched another affordable mid-range gaming laptop, the MSI GF62 7RE-1808XES, that seems to be able to satisfy the needs of a casual gamer. This gorgeous and sleek laptop is built with a cool metallic grey design with an elegant brushed finish; a design that seems to be consistent across MSI's line of gaming laptops. Its size is also very consistent with typical gaming laptops: 15.6" display, 29 mm in height and about 2.2 kg in weight - nothing particularly unusual here. One exciting element of this laptop has to be its modern and ergonomic SteelSeries keyboard with RGB backlighting. The monitor also has a 94% NTSC wide-viewing panel that allows a clear view from both the left and right angle. The new MSI GF62 7RE-1808XES comes with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, which has an integrated 6MB SmartCache memory and 4 cores which, thanks to the amazing Intel Turbo-Boost technology, will reach a frequency of up to 3.80 GHz. The notebook is also equipped with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card with 4 GB of DDR5 RAM, and a very generous helping of 16 GB of RAM. Another strength of this laptop is the hybrid 1 TB of HDD and 256 GB of SSD storage capacity. Gamers should be able to run modern AAA games at max settings and still get a steady 60 FPS.

Now, let's talk ports! The MSI GF62 7RE-1808XES has a generous lineup of USB connectivity with one USB-3.1 Type-C ports, two USB-3.0 Type-A ports and one USB-2.0 port. It also has a dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 combo adapter, an Ethernet-LAN port and an SD-card reader. For the display, the laptop comes with one HDMI and a mini DisplayPort output respectively, and this combination will allow the user to connect up to two external monitors at the same time thanks to MSI's very own innovative Matrix Display support. Matrix Display supports 4K output with a resolution of up to 3840 x 2160. To help gamers get more out of their gaming experience, MSI also included the highly acclaimed immersive 3D sound solution, Nahimic 2+, in their Audio Boost. And for those who enjoy competitive gaming or online multiplayer games, the upgraded Killer Ethernet E2400 chipset and its easy-to-use Killer Networking Manager will help bring a more positive online gaming experience with consistent ping. With all these impressive features and hardware specifications, the reasonably priced MSI GF62 7RE-1808XES proves that you do not need to spend a fortune to own a reliable gaming laptop.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI GF62 7RE-1808XESNotebook: MSI GF62 7RE-1808XES
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 82% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

82% [Análisis] MSI GF62 7RE-1808XES, un asequible y potente portátil para juegos que tu bolsillo agradecerá
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
Portátil para juegos 15,6": MSI GF62 7RE-1808XES
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; excellent display; good price; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2018

 

MSI GF62 8RD-010XES

Specifications

MSI GF62 8RD-010XESNotebook: MSI GF62 8RD-010XES
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Pricecompare

 

Foreign Reviews

MSI GF62 8RD-010XES. Portátil 15,6" gaming completo (1099 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good price; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2018

 

MSI GF62 8RE-041NL

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

Specifications

MSI GF62 8RE-041NLNotebook: MSI GF62 8RE-041NL
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

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

 

Comment

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).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile: Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 965M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Kaby Lake:

i7-7700HQ: 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.

Intel Coffee Lake:

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.


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


2.2 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.2 kg:


80.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07-29 (Update: 2018-07-29)