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MSI GF63 Series

MSI GF63 8RD-254UKProcessor: Intel Core i5 8300H, Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.86kg, 1.9kg
Price: 750, 900, 1200 euro
Average Score: 77.57% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 18 reviews)
: - %, performance: 85%, features: 42%, display: 83%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 81%

 

MSI GF63 8RC

Specifications

MSI GF63 8RCNotebook: MSI GF63 8RC
Processor: Intel Core i5 8300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.86kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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79% MSI GF63 8RC (i5-8300H, GTX 1050) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The GF63 is nearly the same size and weight as the GS65 but for hundreds of dollars less. MSI has created an excellent budget gaming system that's also light enough for schoolwork and travel.
MSI GF63 first look: The best £1000 gaming notebook from Computex 2018
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It may not have the wow factor of many competing notebooks to arrive at Computex 2018, but by focusing on the fundamentals, MSI has managed to create one of the most impressive-looking affordable gaming laptops I’ve seen in quite some time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2018
MSI's GF63 laptop is a rig for gamers on a budget
Source: CNet English
Unveiled at Computex in Taipei, MSI's GF63 is a gaming laptop that's not too thick, not too heavy, has a gorgeous slim-bezel display and is only $999.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/07/2018
Hands on: MSI GF63 review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI GF63’s slim chassis, ample gaming performance and affordable price point have made thin-and-light gaming laptops more accessible than ever before.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2018
Gaming-Notebook mit starkem Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2018
MSI GF63 le gamer mobile pour jouer sans se ruiner
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: High mobility; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; large screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2018

 

MSI GF63 8RD-251

Specifications

MSI GF63 8RD-251Notebook: MSI GF63 8RD-251
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.86kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% MSI GF63 8RD review: Sleek gaming laptop, but pricey
Source: India Today English
There's a lot of stuff to love about the new GF63 8RD - it's got a sleek look with a smooth brushed metal design on the outside and inside. It's lightweight and easy to carry around so it doubles up as a work laptop when you're nt gaming, it's got a great IPS panel with some spot on colours and an immersive bezel-less display. This mixed some some decent performance makes it a great gaming laptop, if only it were more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
94% Đánh giá MSI GF63 8RD 2018: Laptop chơi game mỏng, nhẹ như Notebook
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 94%
Trải nghiệm 1 ngày chơi game với laptop MSI GF63 8RD 2018
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice speakers; good cooling system; beautiful design; slim size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2018

 

MSI GF63 8RD-050NL

Specifications

MSI GF63 8RD-050NLNotebook: MSI GF63 8RD-050NL
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% MSI GF63 8RD
Source: PC Mag English
Inspired by MSI's slick GS65 Stealth Thin, the GF63 8RD is a one-cut-above budget gaming laptop with a trim chassis made possible by Nvidia's Max-Q tech. Only battery life keeps it from top marks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% MSI GF63 8RD-050NL - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI GF63 8RD-010XES

Specifications

MSI GF63 8RD-010XESNotebook: MSI GF63 8RD-010XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: MSI homepage
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MSI GF63 8RD-010ES. Portátil 15,6" gaming fino y ligero (1154 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; slim size; light weight; high mobility; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/14/2018
Portátil para juegos 15,6": MSI GF63 8RD-010XES
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; high mobility; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2018

 

MSI GF63 8RD-291XES

Specifications

MSI GF63 8RD-291XESNotebook: MSI GF63 8RD-291XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: MSI homepage
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MSI GF63 8RD-291XES. Portátil gaming de menos de 2 kg (1099 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Light weight; good price; decent hardware; slim size; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2018

 

MSI GF63 8RD-010ES

Specifications

MSI GF63 8RD-010ESNotebook: MSI GF63 8RD-010ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: MSI homepage
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MSI GF63 8RD-010ES. Portátil 15,6" gaming fino y ligero (1154 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; slim size; light weight; nice gaming performance; good hardware; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2018

 

MSI GF63 8RC-230CH

At the beginning of this review, I have to admit that I like MSI gaming laptops. The way they are designed, materials used, concept, meaning everything that you see from outside looks great. But as a gamer or if you are planning to be one whether a pro or just for casual, the looks should be the last thing you need to be interested. First of all, you need a good GPU then a good CPU and a good screen. Most gamers are going for TN panels instead of IPS, but that should be a discussion of another series. Anyway, lets get back to our MSI laptop. It is a 15.6 inch laptop and to be honest, pretty light with 1.9 kg. So it will be very easy to carry around. Unfortunately, even if this laptop has a good design and is pretty lightweight, I can't suggest it, no, simply I can't. Here is why. First of all, it comes with a GTX 1050, which I consider to be very mainstream right now and unfortunately became too old to run most of the modern games with good FPS. Then other thing is that it comes with conventional HDD. We are almost done with 2018 and a gaming laptop without SSD? Come on. Yes, the GF series is an entry level series, but still if you are going to spend money on a gaming laptop, at least get something with which you can continue to play for a few years. But on the other hand, if you consider this laptop for different purposes, it, well, maybe workout. Its processor is great. But still with 8 GB of RAM and a slow HDD, all your options are limited. Sure there are other SKUs of this model, which are of course priced differently. My piece of advice for my dearest readers would be to know what your requirements are. If you plan to play games like CS:GO, Dota 2. LoL, Rocket League than it is fine to go models with entry level graphics cards. But if you want to play games like GTA, Tomb Raider or saying shortly where there are too much moving parts and graphics matters, you need a better GPU, something like GTX 1060 and an SSD is a must. As I said, it is pretty hard for me to recommend this laptop to anyone who is willing to play hardcore games. Even for entry-level games, without an SSD installed, I think you should pass. If you don't care about the looks or the material that is used, you can look for alternatives from the Acer Predator or Asus TUF Gaming series. You might end up getting better hardware for the same amount of money. Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Specifications

MSI GF63 8RC-230CHNotebook: MSI GF63 8RC-230CH
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Review MSI GF63 8RC – Desain Ramping, Performa Jempolan, Cocok untuk Gamer dan Profesional
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; slim size; light weight; high mobility; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2018

 

MSI GF63 8RC-457XES

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

Specifications

MSI GF63 8RC-457XESNotebook: MSI GF63 8RC-457XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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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

 

MSI GF63 8RD-254UK

Specifications

MSI GF63 8RD-254UKNotebook: MSI GF63 8RD-254UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.86kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% MSI GF63 8RD Review: Red Dragon
Source: The Techy English
The MSI GF63 8RD is a surprisingly high-performance gaming laptop in a compact and lightweight package. It does fall short in terms of battery and can heat up a bit under intense usage. All in all, it is a laptop that has been focused on hardcore gamers and will definitely leave them impressed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% MSI GF63 8RD gaming laptop review: Power in a light chassis
Source: The Indian Express English
There’s a lot to love about the MSI GF63 8RD. Perhaps what makes this gaming laptop shine is the way it has been packaged. It can both be used a general purpose laptop and a dedicated gaming machine. The combination of portability, performance, long battery life and classic design, makes the MSI GF63 8RD worth checking out. And that should be seen as an achievement and the credit goes to MSI. All this does come at a cost though, with the MSI GF63 8RD costing a cool Rs 99,990.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2018
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 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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q: More power efficient version of the GTX 1050 Ti with about 10-15% slower than a normal laptop GTX 1050 Ti.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop): 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 Core i5:

8300H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.3 - 4 GHz (3.9 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). 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++).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.86 kg:

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

1.9 kg:


77.57%: 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.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-10-22 (Update: 2018-10-22)