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MSI GL62 7QF-1668XES

Specifications

MSI GL62 7QF-1668XES
MSI GL62 7QF-1668XES (GL62 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2048 MB, GDDR5
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4 2133MHz SODIMM
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 1TB (7200 rpm S-ATA)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
DVD +/- RW Double Layer
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28 x 383 x 260 ( = 1.1 x 15.08 x 10.24 in)
Operating System
FreeDos
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the MSI GL62 7QF-1668XES

[Análisis] MSI GL62 7QF-1668XES, redefiniendo el gaming en portátiles
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; decent hardware; good display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2017
MSI GL62 7QF-1668XES. Portátil 15,6" equilibrado (799 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; high gaming performance; good price. Negative: No backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2017

Comment

Model: The latest GL62 is built to capture the heart of gamers. This gaming rig casts an imposing figure at first sight as its black and red aesthetics emanate the aura of a powerful gaming laptop. It boasts a 15.6" Full HD screen panel, which displays true-to-life viewing experience. The 94 % NTSC panel delivers higher color range and presents smoother color stage image output. The keyboard has also been improved with better responsiveness and tactile feedback in order for gamers to gain full command over gaming missions. It is not a mechanical unit but it comes close to it. However, the keyboard is not backlit and this could be a significant drawback especially when used in dark environments. Sound quality is nonetheless superb as it is enhanced with the MSI Audio Boost 2 technology, which increases the output sound detail and sound stage by 30 percent. The Nahimic audio software further boosts the audio and voice performance of this gaming laptop. Performance on this machine is top-notch as it is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processors. The new 7th generation Intel Core H series processor delivers power-efficiency and hardware acceleration. 4K video playback with HDR visual quality is therefore significantly enhanced. It is also integrated with the powerful GEforce GTX 960M discrete graphics card with 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, which is enough for gaming at reasonably high settings.

This configuration allows gameplay experience to be notched up to the highest settings. The MSI “Shift” technology maximizes the system to the extreme at the same time minimizing noise and temperature. The Cooler Boost Technology further provides a powerful cooling system, which keeps this laptop cool even when playing demanding games. On top of that, the Matrix Display technology supports up to 2 external displays simultaneously through 1 HDMI port and 1 mini DisplayPort. By connecting the laptop to an HDTV display, the Matrix Display technology supports 4K output with a resolution up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. It is also equipped with the USB type-C interface, which supports transferring data up to 5 GBps, around 10 times faster than the previous USB 2.0 standards. Gamers are also offered the WTFast software, which essentially is a gamers’ private network built just for MMO gamers. It comes bundled with a 6-Cell , 41 Wh battery, which arguably is average for a gaming rig with these specs. Networking is supported by both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. It comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home. In all, the GL62 makes an ideal choice for a gaming rig considering its reasonable price.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series. 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.
7300HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.5 - 3.5 GHz without Hyper Threading (which is supported by the faster i7 CPUs). The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1000 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).» 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.
2.4 kg:

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


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, 2017-03- 7 (Update: 2017-03- 7)