MSI GF63 Thin 9SC Notebook: Entry-level gamer with compact case
If you are looking for a notebook that is suitable for gaming and does not cost more than $1000, the MSI GF63 Thin 9SC might interest you. As the name suggests, the MSI GF63 Thin has a fairly thin case for a 15-inch device (2.2 cm). Its weight is below average as well compared to other gaming devices at 1.8 kg. This makes the notebook very portable. Thanks to the decent battery life (maximum of 8.5 hours), the GF63 Thin 9SC can also be used without a socket for a while.
MSI has chosen upper mid-range components for their new budget gamer. The Core i5-9300H and the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q complement eachother very nicely and manage to display most games at native Full-HD resolution (1920 x 1080) and high settings. Only very demanding titles (e.g. Red Dead Redemption 2) require users to reduce to medium settings. 8 GB of DDR4 RAM in single-channel mode (1 free slot is available for upgrades) and a 512-GB NVMe SSD complete the package.
Buyers of budget gamers always have to make some compromises and the same goes for the MSI. For example, the 60-Hz display of the GF63 Thin 9SC is not particularly bright and rather slow. We would have also hoped for a Thunderbolt 3 port or at least a USB 3.1 Gen2 connector. Find out more about the MSI's strengths and weaknesses in our review.
Review of the MSI GF63 Thin 9SC