MSI GL62 7QF-1668XES
Reviews for the MSI GL62 7QF-1668XES
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Large screen; decent hardware; good display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2017
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Decent hardware; high gaming performance; good price. Negative: No backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2017
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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-7300HQ: 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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» 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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