MSI GF75 Thin 9SC-277XES
Reviews for the MSI GF75 Thin 9SC-277XES
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Positive: Compact size; light weight; stylish design; big screen; excellent display; powerful hardware. Negative: No SD card reader; noisy under loads; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2020
The GF series by MSI provides a budget line-up of gaming laptops quite similar to the GL and GP series. Compared to its predecessor, the MSI GF75 Thin has been introduced with a new narrow-bezel chassis design for a noticeably smaller, lighter and more compact gaming experience. Similar to the GF75 Thin 8RD, this laptop also carries a design which is clearly directed at the gamer community. The proof to state that this device does stand as a gaming laptop includes the keys with red lettering, the typical gamer’s ventilation slots and the brushed metal surface. However, there is an equal amount of space below and above the keyboard, which might be a bit uncomfortable for those with large hands, as the wrists might end up resting on the edge of the case for hours. The top of the base unit and the back of the display are made of cool metal, while the sides and bottom of the base unit are made of thin, cheap-looking plastic.
Apart from that, the keys with red lettering also come with red back-lighting. This lighting has three levels of brightness, and there is also an option to turn it off entirely, as it might not be of interest to some users. The keyboard creates a rather comfortable typing experience with only minimal clatter. In addition, the matte black ClickPad gives a good feeling and offers satisfactory gliding properties. However, it should be noted that there is no free space allocated above or below the ClickPad, as the keyboard has been positioned further down than usual. In terms of its display, the GF75 Thin 9SC comes with a 17.3-inch screen, offering a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This laptop utilizes the same AU Optronics B173HAN04.2 IPS panel as the older GF75 8RD.
The MSI GF75 Thin 9SC has been equipped with an Intel Core i7-9750H, which provides CPU performance that is only marginally better than that of the Core i7-8750H found in the GF75 8RD. While the processor does place this laptop among the higher-end gaming laptops, the GeForce GTX 1650 makes it fall into the budget gaming category. Being Nvidia’s entry-level gaming GPU, the performance is obviously proving the same. There are also no other faster GPU options available for this model. In terms of its connectivity, the GF75 Thin 9SC has a connector for the 135-watt AC adapter, an HDMI port, two Type-A USB-3.1 Gen-1 ports on the left, another single Type-A USB-3.1 Gen-1 port, a single Type-C USB-3.1 Gen-1 port, an Ethernet connector, a Kensington Lock and individual connectors for microphones and speakers on the right side. Overall, this budget gaming laptop is definitely a good choice for gamers out there if it fits their bill.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1650 and therefore the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) without raytracing and Tensor cores. Available with 896 and 1024 shaders.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-9750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor of the Coffee Lake product family designed for the larger laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 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.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» 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.
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