MSI GL63 8SE-026XES (GL63 Series)
16384 MB 
15.6 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
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
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
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
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.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» 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.  

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.


15-16 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).

77.5%: 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, 2019-03-14 (Update: 2019-03-14)