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MSI GL63 8SE-026XES (GL63 Series)
Intel Core i7-8750H 6 x 2.2 - 4.1 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
16 GB 
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: undefined
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 29.5 x 383 x 260 ( = 1.16 x 15.08 x 10.24 in)
Operating System
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI GL63 8SE-026XES

Portátil para juegos 15.6": MSI GL63 8SE-026XES
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; great display; backlit keys; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2019
MSI GL63 8SE-026XES. Portátil 15,6" con nVidia RTX 2060 (1499 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Big screen; high portability; good hardware; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/12/2019
85% Recensione MSI GL63 8SE: RTX al giusto prezzo!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% MSI GL63 8SE - Raytracerace begint op de laptop
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%


Model: The MSI GL63 8SE-026XES is high performance gaming laptop. It features a popular design with per-key RGB backlight or red backlight. On the per-key RGB backlight model, gamers can customize each key to their liking and receive real-time in-game status through keyboard lighting, or even watch the lights dance to their favorite tune. For display, the laptop comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080 pixel) panel. By displaying 120 picture frames per second, MSI brings gamers the most vibrant visuals for the ultimate entertainment pleasure. The 94 % NTSC panel delivers a higher color range, presenting smoother color stage image output. Moreover, the wide-view characteristic of this panel allows clear view even from left and right side of the viewing angle. Users can also expand their vision across multiple display with HDMI and mini DisplayPort, and enjoy up to 4K (3840x2160) resolution output. As for hardware, it has an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, a GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 graphics adapter, 16 GB RAM and a storage combination of 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD. The processor powers up with 40 % performance gain over the previous generation with the extra cores. The 16 GB DDR4 RAM is faster, yet draws less power. The laptop also features dedicated thermal solutions for both the CPU and GPU with a total of 7 heat pipes. This ensures maximum performance under extreme gaming.

Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features such as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works. Besides that, users can use the Dragon Center 2.0 to monitor and optimize through various customizations and free system memories to prioritize in-game performance. Users can protect and prioritize networking traffic while preventing lag spikes to always game at their best. Furthermore, gamers can easily manage bandwidth for each application with the user-friendly Killer Control Center. The new SuperSpeed+ transfer mode supports transferring data up to 10 Gbps, around 20-times faster than the previous USB 2.0 standard. The USB Type-C port is smaller than the old Type-A port and reversible design makes it more convenient than before. As for audio, gamers can feel every engine sound roaring past with the upgraded giant speakers. It has exclusive audio module design and independent sound chamber for top-notch auditory sensation. The all new Nahimic 3 enhances in-game 3D surround sound and makes finite control over music, movies, and conference calls. For conclusion, the MSI GL63 8SE-026XES is a good looking and high performing gaming laptop. It is catered for gamers who game on the go. The great hardware specification, cooling features, audio and design of the laptop checks all the requirements of a gaming laptop.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates.

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.

i7-8750H: 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-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.

77.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03-14 (Update: 2019-03-14)