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MSI GL63 8SD-437ID

Specifications

MSI GL63 8SD-437ID
MSI GL63 8SD-437ID (GL63 Series)
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 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): 29.5 x 383 x 260 ( = 1.16 x 15.08 x 10.24 in)
Battery
51 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI GL63 8SD-437ID

80% MSI GL63 15-inch laptop review (Core i7, GTX 1660Ti)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
There are quite a few GTX 1660 Ti mid-range gaming laptops out there, and while there are a few reasons to consider the MSI GL63 in this class, there are also a handful of others that can steer you towards the competition. The GL63 still sets the bar at performance, thermals and audio, but its old design is no longer on par with today's expectations, nor are the screen options and the short battery life, thus MSI needs to compensate for these with aggressive discounts in order to still make this notebook a worthy choice in 2019.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Review MSI GL63 8SD-437ID: Pake GPU Arsitektur Turing Tapi Bukan Seri RTX
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; high performance; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2019

Comment

Model: MSI never ceases to amaze with its line-up of impeccable gaming laptops. The brand continues to deliver us with another mind-boggling laptop model, which cramps coolness, stylishness, and top-tier performance in one singular package – the MSI GL63 8SD. The color red has been a dominant flag color in the gaming scene, which has embellished various gaming devices left and right as a national identity. Right off the bat, the MSI GL63 8SD can be instantly recognized as one of the high-performance gaming laptops in the industry due to its distinguishable red linings. On top of that, the gaming keyboard of the MSI GL63 8SD is designed by SteelSeries – an elite Danish manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories. The contribution in design and aesthetics from a world-renowned workforce speaks for itself. The keyboard is designed to have a far better response to tactile feedback, a strategically spaced WASD movement zone for optimal input per millisecond, mechanical-level shielding, as well as support of anti-ghosting up to 45 keys.

Needless to say, the MSI GL63 8SD itself is also rigged with powerful gaming components such as the likes of the new NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and RTX graphics card. The RTX graphics card enables real-time ray tracing to be conducted in-game in order to emulate the best visual graphics possible without putting smooth gameplay performance on the line. Based on reliable research and studies, gameplay performance has demonstrated a significant increase up to a staggering 40 percent. This prominent increase of rate performance lifts the MSI GL63 8SD to a higher pedestal due to the advancement that it can bring to the table.

The MSI GL63 8SD offers extra (optional) performance-enhancing features that are guaranteed to boost gameplay performance to an otherworldly level. Instead of opting for a general screen panel, users can go for the 120 Hz panel, which enables 120 picture frames per second. Hardcore gamers can now inherently avoid confusion in chaotic moments and delay in hitbox registrations by experiencing Triple A (AAA) games at 120 picture frames per second. Furthermore, the MSI GL63 8SD is not entirely oblivious to how horrendous Internet connection can affect gameplay. With the Killer Gaming LAN designed to put an end to the sufferings of lag, this competitive chip can both protect and prioritize network trafficking for games. Data can now be redirected to fuel gameplay instead of being sidetracked by other insignificant tasks running in the background. Data transference and bandwidth can easily be managed in accordance to one’s liking with the Killer Control Center.

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.

2.2 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).


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-06- 7 (Update: 2019-06- 7)