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MSI GF63 8RC-457XES

Specifications

MSI GF63 8RC-457XES
MSI GF63 8RC-457XES (GF63 Series)
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 512 GB SSD
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.7 x 359 x 254 ( = 0.85 x 14.13 x 10 in)
Operating System
FreeDos
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the MSI GF63 8RC-457XES

MSI GF63 8RC-457XES. Portátil 15,6" potente muy ligero (799 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; high portability; light weight; attractive price; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2019
MSI GF63 8RC-457XES. Portátil 15,6" potente muy ligero (999 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; high portability; good price; nice performance; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2018

Comment

Model: It seems that more and more gaming laptops are emerging on the market these days, from budget gaming laptops and expensive premium ones, gamers are currently spoilt for choices, especially if they have a big budget to work with. To cater to the needs of these gamers, MSI has launched a new 15.6-inch laptop in their gaming range, the MSI GF63 8RC-457XES. MSI decided to equip the new MSI GF63 8RC-457XES with one of the latest eighth generation 6-core processor, the Intel Core i7-8750H. As its description implies, this relatively new processor CPU has six cores and 12 logical cores. The extra cores will allow the CPU to boost its performance by up to 40% when compared to older processors. It also has 9 MB of cache memory, and with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, it can clock at a frequency of 2.2 GHz to 3.9 GHz. This processor will allow users to do heavy processing tasks like 3D rendering, heavy video and image editing, and run some computational programs. As this was marketed and targeted at the gaming community, the MSI GF63 8RC-457XES comes with an Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card that has its own built-in 4 GB of GDDR5 RAM. This may not be the best Nvidia card for the professional gamer, but seeing that this is a portable computer and not a desktop, it will be sufficient. Gamers will have no problem running new game titles at medium to high settings. Those who are feeling adventurers may even try it at ultra-high settings. Its matte-finished 1,920 x 1,080 pixels IPS Full HD screen is also a display that gamers will appreciate.

Gamers will also like the 512 GB SSD that MSI has included with the new MSI GF63 8RC-457XES. Unlike traditional hard disk drives, this will definitely load and run the games faster. To complement the hardware, the laptop is also equipped with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, and the user will have the option to upgrade it until the maximum of 32 GB. Connectivity-wise, this laptop has more than enough ports to satisfy most users. It comes with one USB Type-C port, three USB 3.1 ports, one microphone jack, one headphone jack, one HDMI output, one LAN port and a dual-band WiFi plus Bluetooth 5 combo. There is also a web camera for video conferencing or even basic video streaming. Other points that we like about the new MSI GF63 8RC-457XES is the backlit keyboard, the thin bezels on the display, and the purported 7-hours of battery life. Measuring at 21.7 x 359 x 254 mm and weighing about 1.9 kg, MSI’s new gaming laptop is powerful and relatively lightweight enough that it should be one of the laptops that gamers should keep in mind when shopping for a new portable rig.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version. 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.
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.
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.
1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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).


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-12-14 (Update: 2018-12-14)