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MSI GL62M 7REX-1252CN

Specifications

MSI GL62M 7REX-1252CN
MSI GL62M 7REX-1252CN (GL62 Series)
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS
Storage
,  GB 
, 1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15 x 388 x 260 ( = 0.59 x 15.28 x 10.24 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Weight
2.34 kg ( = 82.54 oz / 5.16 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the MSI GL62M 7REX-1252CN

[Análisis] MSI GL62M 7REX-1252, ¡El gaming en portátiles nunca había sido tan asequible!
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; large screen; nice display; decent hardware; good connectivity. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2018
Review: MSI GL62M 7REX
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; excellent price / performance ratio; good hardware; nice connectivity. Negative: Overheats while using; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2017
[Análisis] MSI GL62M 7REX-1252CN, un portátil gaming de alto rendimiento en oferta en GearBest
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent display; good hardware; nice connectivity. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2017

Comment

Model: The MSI GL62M 7REX-125CN operates on Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit and runs on an Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Intel Core i7) processor, which greatly enhances a user’s gaming experience, and makes the laptop run more smoothly. The CPU can be as fast as the high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications), with the advantage of offering 4 cores. However, due to the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended to be operated on large laptops. The quad-core notebook processor is also based on the Kaby Lake architecture. The chips also integrate the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is built on an improved 14 nm process that makes it run more smoothly and absorbs low energy consumption. The GL62M 7REX-1252CN comes with a very modest Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which makes it better and faster in playing games and watching videos. The mainstream graphics card that is based on Nvidia’s Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 965M, enables users to play modern and demanding games, smoothly in a medium detailed setting and HD resolution. This is mostly sufficient for most gamers out there.

It has a large display of 15.6-inch IPS panel with an aspect ratio of 16:9, and a FHD resolution of 1.920 x 1.080 pixels and 141 PPI. Its black, metal body is 2.34 kg in weight, and has a dimension of 38.80 cm x 26.00 cm x 1.50 cm. It runs on a 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM at 2400 MHz, whilst its internal storage is a 1 TB HDD accompanied with a 128 SSD for faster startup and launches. Even for a gaming laptop, the MSI GL62M 7REX-1252CN has a pretty bad battery life. It will only last for about 4-5 hours of standby time. It is hardly possible to finish a game then on this battery. The MSI GL62M 7REX-1252CN’s connections range up to 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, SD card Slot, Mini HDMI Port, 3.5 mm Headset jack, DC Jack, 1x Type-C port, 1x Mini DP Port, and 1 RJ45. The best features of this MSI GL62M 7REX-1252CN, are its body-build and design, and the available features that are provided in this device. It also has a single 720 pixel front-facing camera. MSI has been doing very well in the gaming notebook segment lately and is definitely showing a lot of its capability in this segment. With laptops like the GL62M, it brings gaming laptops to the more affordable segment of the market. Besides, not all gamers need the ultra-high spec-ed laptops that can cost a bomb.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook): 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. 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.
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.  
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» 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.
2.34 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, 2017-09- 5 (Update: 2017-09- 5)