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MSI GL63 with Core i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1650, and a 512 GB NVMe SSD now shipping for $800

The cheapest MSI laptop with 9th gen Intel Core CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 GPU will set you back $800 (Image source: Walmart)
The cheapest MSI laptop with 9th gen Intel Core CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 GPU will set you back $800 (Image source: Walmart)
MSI has beaten its competitors to widespread availability of the latest laptops equipped with Intel 9th gen Core CPUs and Nvidia GeForce GTX 16 GPUs. Walmart now has at least a dozen different configurations ranging from the cheap MSI GL63 all the way up to the pricey GE75.

Walmart is now stocking a wide range of MSI laptops ready to ship starting from $800 all the way up to $3000. MSI was one of the many major OEMs last month who announced the availability of laptops equipped with both 9th gen Intel CPUs and GeForce GTX 16 GPUs.

The most affordable option is the 15.6-inch MSI GL63 with the Core i5-9300H CPU and GTX 1650 GPU. Perhaps most surprising is its primary 512 GB NVMe SSD instead of the usual mechanical storage. When Nvidia launched its mobile RTX series, for example, the cheapest RTX 2060 laptop at the time was also the MSI GL63 for $1500 albeit it shipped with a much slower 1 TB HDD.

Move up a step and you'll get the 17.3-inch MSI GL73 with the Core i7-9750H and GTX 1660 Ti GPU for $1500 USD. This configuration quadruples the DDR4 RAM of the above GL63 from 8 GB to 32 GB while keeping the same 512 GB NVMe SSD.

The most expensive configuration leapfrogs the GTX 16 series for the RTX 2080 GPU at a price of $3200. It's disappointing that the CPU remains the same as the above GL73 instead of offering an unlocked Core i9.

The fast nationwide availability of these MSI systems is notable because most other OEMs like Asus, Razer, Gigabyte, and Dell have not yet begun shipping their Intel 9th gen gaming laptops or are only shipping in limited quantities at the moment. Expect our reviews on many of these configurations in the coming weeks and months.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-05- 7 (Update: 2019-05- 7)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.