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MSI GL63 Series

MSI GL63 8SD-269ESProcessor: Intel Core i5 8300H, Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 85.24% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 30 reviews)
: - %, performance: 91%, features: 93%, display: 84%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 82%

 

MSI GL63 8RD-014XES

Specifications

MSI GL63 8RD-014XESNotebook: MSI GL63 8RD-014XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Foreign Reviews

MSI GL63 8RD-014XES. Portátil 15,6" Intel Core i7-8750H (1199 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/13/2018
Review MSI GL63 8RD & GL63 8RC: Improve Banyak, harga terjaga, opsi penggganti PC !!!
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Good cooling system; nice design; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2018

 

MSI GL63 8RC-015XES

Specifications

MSI GL63 8RC-015XESNotebook: MSI GL63 8RC-015XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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MSI GL63 8RC review – MSI’s budget friendly gaming solution
Source: Laptop Media English
The MSI GL83 8RC is one of the brand’s budgets notebooks and there is no doubt about it. With its plastic build and GTX 1050, you can’t mistake it but just what is the difference with the MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2018

Foreign Reviews

MSI GL63 8RC-015XES. Portátil 15,6" con Intel Core i7-8750H y nVidia GTX 1050 (1049 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good price; decent processor; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2018

 

MSI GL63 8RD-407XES

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

This gaming laptop is one of the latest in the MSI GL Series, and it's definitely a laptop that gamers on a budget would love to get their hands on. As per the norm with other MSI laptops in the gaming series, this laptop is also designed with class and sleek in mind. It came in black and accented in red lines to represent its gaming functionality. The MSI GL63 8RD-407XES comes equipped with the latest 6-core Intel Core i7-8750H. This processor also has 9 MB of cache memory, and with the fantastic Turbo Boost technology, it can also achieve a maximum speed of 4.1 GHz. To complement the powerful processor, MSI has included the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 that has the performance that is equivalent to a desktop computer. This laptop also has an appropriate 8 GB of RAM and even though it is ideal to have more, this is already enough for processes such as video editing or even some simple 3D rendering. Those who prefer a higher RAM capacity will have the option to upgrade to a maximum of 32 GB. The MSI GL63 8RD-407XES also comes with a large and speedy 512 GB SSD. Most laptop owners would prefer to have a hybrid storage system, but 512 GB is actually large enough on its own. As for the ports availability, this new laptop comes with an adequate number of them. It has 1 USB 3.1 Type C port, 3 USB 3.1 Type A ports, 1 HDMI output, 1 Mini DisplayPort output, 1 mic input jack, 1 headphone output jack and 1 SD card reader. As for connectivity, the MSI GL63 8RD-407XES has a Gigabit LAN port, and a dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 adapter. The MSI GL63 8RD-407XES does not come with any operating system on it (FreeDOS), and so the owner will need to get a Windows license for it. There is also the option of putting a copy of the free Linux variants on it to keep the costs down. One thing that most gamers will appreciate about this new MSI GL63 8RD-407XES is the amazing built-in speakers. This laptop has two gigantic speakers that are said to be five times more powerful than the usual laptop speakers. MSI's Audio Boost design will also help to enhance the sound details by 30 %, and they can also improve their audio experience with the Nahimic 3 tool and enjoy 7.1 surround sound on their stereo headset with the Nahimic VR. This laptop also has an ergonomic RGB SteelSeries backlit keyboard and the ability to support 2 external displays simultaneously with the HDMI and mini DisplayPort outputs. It is impressive how MSI can keep the price low with the MSI GL63 8RD-407XES. Perhaps it is the lack of OS that contributes to keeping the price low. However, it is something that most gamers will still be able to live with.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

The MSI GL63 8RD-407XES is a notebook equipped with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics. The first thing that strikes about this new model is the aggressive design of its cover, which, unlike that of the GL62, has an angled design with two oblique lines that flank the MSI and Gaming Series logos, located in the center of this. Another obvious difference lies in the red line that surrounds the perimeter of the work area and resembles old MSI laptops like the GE60. Although completely made from plastic, its casing shows an adequate solidity that is evident in the good stability of the work area. Its hinged system, which allows an opening angle of 135º, keeps the screen in the selected position during normal use of the laptop. Some changes can also be seen in the design of the work area, which has an asymmetric design now. The power button located on the numeric keypad has a triangular shape. The hardware specification includes an Intel Core i7-8750H six-core microprocessor at 2.2 GHz. It will allow users to perform all kinds of advanced functions (photo retouching, video editing, CAD design, etc.) at the most demanding levels. Thanks to TurboBoost technology, this microprocessor can increase its speed to a maximum of 4.1 GHz. Aside from that, it also has 8 GB of DDR4 memory at 2400 Mhz (a single module), and a 512GB SSD with an M.2 interface. The high 3D power of the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti, which has 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory, will allow users to enjoy an excellent gaming experience (high details in Full-HD resolution) with the vast majority of current titles. Similar to the one used by the MSI GE63, its cooling system, "Cooler Boost 5", has seven heat pipes and two fans that are only activated occasionally during light use, to evacuate the accumulated heat inside. It generates a level of noise that, although clearly audible, would not be annoying. Thanks to its matte finish and its good level of brightness, it would be possible to use the screen of this model outdoors, a 15.6" Full-HD (1920 x 1080) LCD panel with LED backlighting. It offers an adequate level of contrast, good color fidelity (especially after recalibrating the screen), and limited but sufficient viewing angles. Furthermore, the notebook has more than decent networking capabilities, being compatible with Gigabit Ethernet, Wifi-AC, and Bluetooth in its version 5.0. In addition to the power connector, located in the back corner, the right side includes two USB-3.1 (Gen1) Type-A ports and the SD/MMC-card reader. Distributed along the left side, we find the Kensington lock slot, an RJ45 (Ethernet) port, HDMI output, mini-DisplayPort output, a third USB-3.1 (Gen1) Type-A port, a USB-3.1 (Gen1) Type-C port, and independent connectors for a microphone and headphones (with digital audio output).

Specifications

MSI GL63 8RD-407XESNotebook: MSI GL63 8RD-407XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Foreign Reviews

MSI GL63 8RD-407XES. Portátil 15,6" con Intel Core i7-8750H y nVidia GTX 1050 Ti (999 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good price; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/28/2018
Portátil para juegos 15,6": MSI GL63 8RD-407XES
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; nice display; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2018

 

MSI GL63 8RC-069US

Specifications

MSI GL63 8RC-069USNotebook: MSI GL63 8RC-069US
Processor: Intel Core i5 8300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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80.6% MSI GL63 8RC (i5-8300H, GTX 1050) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Excellent for the price. At only $900 USD, the entry-level MSI GL63 is able to play most if not all modern titles at 1080p with some tweaked settings for smoother frame rates. The stereo speakers are surprisingly decent and fan noise is relatively low for such an inexpensive gaming machine.
MSI GL63 8RC
Source: PC Mag English
A budget-minded 15.6-inch gaming notebook, the MSI GL63 doesn't offer enough 3D performance or pizzazz to stand out from the pack.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/18/2018
MSI GL63 8RC
Source: PC Mag English
A budget-minded 15.6-inch gaming notebook, the MSI GL63 doesn't offer enough 3D performance or pizzazz to stand out from the pack.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/18/2018

Foreign Reviews

MSI GL63: Laptop gaming giá rẻ chất lượng, không ngại những tựa game hardcore!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2019
MSI GL63: Laptop gaming giá rẻ chất lượng, không ngại những tựa game hardcore!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2019
Ревю на MSI GL63 8RC – бюджетно гейминг решение на MSI
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good cooling system; comfortable keyboard; nice display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2018
Ревю на MSI GL63 8RC – бюджетно гейминг решение на MSI
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good cooling system; comfortable keyboard; nice display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2018

 

MSI GL63 8RC-255CZ

Specifications

MSI GL63 8RC-255CZNotebook: MSI GL63 8RC-255CZ
Processor: Intel Core i5 8300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Recenze: MSI GL63 8RC-255CZ – solidní herní základ
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; nice display; high performance; good cooling and silent system; decent speakers. Negative: Average battery life; inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2018

 

MSI GL63 8SE-071

Specifications

MSI GL63 8SE-071Notebook: MSI GL63 8SE-071
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
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Average Score: 75% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

75% MSI GL63 8SE Recensione: Tanta Potenza Per Il Portatile Con Rtx 2060
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
MSI GL63 8SE: il notebook gaming con GeForce RTX 2060
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; premium design; solid workmanship. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2019
Trên tay 2 dòng laptop MSI GL63/GL73 và MSI GF63/GF75 tại Việt Nam
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; premium design; excellent display; good cooling system.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2019

 

MSI GL63 8RC-644XES

Specifications

MSI GL63 8RC-644XESNotebook: MSI GL63 8RC-644XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 92% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

92% ▷[Análisis] MSI GL63 8RC-644XES, un portátil gaming Core i7 con GeForce GTX 1050 y disco SSD en rebajas
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%

 

MSI GL63 8SE-026XES

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

Specifications

MSI GL63 8SE-026XESNotebook: MSI GL63 8SE-026XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 77.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

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%

 

MSI GL63 8RC-679XES

Specifications

MSI GL63 8RC-679XESNotebook: MSI GL63 8RC-679XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 91% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

91% ▷[Análisis] MSI GL63 8RC-679XES, un portátil gaming de relación calidad/precio incomparable
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%

 

MSI GL63 8SD-437ID

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

Specifications

MSI GL63 8SD-437IDNotebook: MSI GL63 8SD-437ID
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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

 

MSI GL63 8RD-643XES

Specifications

MSI GL63 8RD-643XESNotebook: MSI GL63 8RD-643XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 92% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

92% ▷[Análisis] MSI GL63 8RD-643XES, el portátil gaming ideal para el usuario medio a precio de oportunidad
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%

 

MSI GL63 8RD-675ES

Specifications

MSI GL63 8RD-675ESNotebook: MSI GL63 8RD-675ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 92% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

92% ▷[Análisis] MSI GL63 8RD-675ES, un portátil gaming todoterreno en oferta limitada
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%

 

MSI GL63 8SD-270XES

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

Specifications

MSI GL63 8SD-270XESNotebook: MSI GL63 8SD-270XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% [Análisis] MSI GL63 8SD-270XES: ¡MSI está que se sale!
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
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

 

MSI GL63 8SD-269ES

Specifications

MSI GL63 8SD-269ESNotebook: MSI GL63 8SD-269ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% [Análisis] MSI GL63 8SD-269ES: Simplemente WOW
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%

 

Comment

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).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop): 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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.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.These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop): 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.» 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++). Intel Core i5:

8300H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.3 - 4 GHz (3.9 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).
» 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.

2.3 kg:


85.24%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
MSI GL63 8SD-270XES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-52ZM
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i5 9300H
Asus ROG Strix G531GU-AL018
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-NH.Q53EA.007
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i5 9300H
Lenovo Legion Y7000 2019-81NSCTO1WW
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
HP Omen 15-dh0015ns
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Dell G3 15 3590-cn35907
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i5 9300H
Lenovo Legion Y545-15-81Q6CTO1WWENMY0
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-dk0205ng
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU-BQ015
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Ryzen 7 3750H
Dell G3 15 3590-G1DFD
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Asus ROG Strix G531GU-AL008T
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-78VL
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU-XB74
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Asus TUF Gaming FX505DU-AL085T
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Ryzen 7 3750H
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52-79TY
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Asus ROG Strix G G531GU-AL061T
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Asus ROG Strix G G531GU-AL001
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Asus Zephyrus G GA502DU-AL025T
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Ryzen 7 3750H
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H
Asus TUF FX505DU-BQ045
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Ryzen 7 3750H

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

MSI GL65 9SD-043IT
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i5 9300H, 3 kg
Acer Aspire Nitro 7 AN715-51-70D6
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 2.7 kg
Acer Nitro 7 AN715-51-786X
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 2.7 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54-72T8
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 2.7 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Asus ROG Strix Scar III G731GU-EV044
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.9 kg
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SD-604ES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.3 kg
Gigabyte Aorus 7 SA
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.5 kg
Asus TUF FX705DU-AU029T
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Ryzen 7 3750H, 17.3", 2.7 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07- 6 (Update: 2018-07- 6)