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MSI GL63 8SD-270XES

Specifications

MSI GL63 8SD-270XES
MSI GL63 8SD-270XES (GL63 Series)
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 512 GB SSD
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: SD
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 383 x 260 ( = 1.18 x 15.08 x 10.24 in)
Operating System
FreeDos
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the MSI GL63 8SD-270XES

MSI GL63 8SD-270XES. Portátil 15,6" con nVidia GTX 1660 Ti y pantalla 120 Hz (1099 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; attractive price; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2019
MSI GL63 8SD-270XES. Portátil 15,6" con nVidia GTX 1660 Ti y pantalla 120 Hz (1099 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; good price / performance ratio; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/15/2019

Comment

Model: MSI in itself has been an exceptional brand when it comes to catering to whatever the gaming community needs. MSI is one of the very few companies of whom possesses the noble privilege of having a decorated title synonymous to the likes of Razer and Alienware (now under the supervision of Dell), which has been much loved not just from the existing gamer’s community, but as well as aspiring fans all across the world. Needless to say, with a tremendous reputation intact, the only way forward for MSI is up, and that encroaching goal starts to manifest in the form of one of their latest laptop, which is otherwise known as the MSI GL63 8SD-270XES.

The MSI GL63 8SD-270XES is considered to be relatively grand in its own way. For instance, this statement is signified through the sheer screen size of this particular laptop model alone. The MSI GL63 8SD-270XES is said to measure up to 15.6 inch when it comes to the display, which also happen to carry a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution. The basis of a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel screen resolution is considered to be the standard for gaming laptops in order for in-game graphics to be displayed at the most optimal of standards. Touching on the basis of standards pertaining to in-game graphics, the MSI GL63 8SD-270XES is well-equipped for the task in order to deliver the quality and competency in terms of the generation of visually appealing graphics for users to personally experience. This is due to the fact that the MSI GL63 8SD-270XES comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB GDDR6 graphics card. This graphics card is one of the relatively powerful internal units. It is capable of utilizing the award-winning Turing ray tracing architecture in order to create realistic graphics based on the principle of reflecting environmental light onto the assets within a launched game.

In terms of design, it is somewhat a relief that the MSI GL63 8SD-270XES laptop model is retaining the MSI’s brand signature bold red accent imposed on the backlights of the keys on the keyboard alongside the lines and pattern engraved on the chassis of the MSI GL63 8SD-270XES model. This is a clear and evident distinction, which is regarded as a form of identity in order for users to identify whichever laptop models are designed for gaming or for other purposes. Though it may seem that the design of the MSI GL63 8SD-270XES may come off as a generic cookie-cutter aesthetic, one should not overlook the very fact that this simple yet stylish design will always have a spot for avid games far and wide.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop): Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1660 Ti and therefore the Turing architecture without raytracing and Tensor cores. The performance of the Max-P variant should be similar to an older GTX 1070. 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.  
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 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.
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.
2.3 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).


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
MSI GL63 8SD-437ID
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-09- 4 (Update: 2019-09- 4)