MSI GL75 10SDR-222
Reviews for the MSI GL75 10SDR-222
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2020
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; beautiful design; high performance; nice display; good cooling and silent system; good speakers. Negative: Poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/07/2020
The MSI GL75 10SDR-222 is the latest to join the MSI family. This laptop can be summarized as a large-screen gaming device with a rather decent price tag. In terms of the design, it is a known fact that the GL series always features a plastic body with a smooth matte finish. Therefore, this laptop carries similar features. The build quality is quite satisfactory, although the surface can be described as the neodymium magnet for fingerprints. However, it is worth noting that not everything is made from plastic, as the lid is made out of aluminium, which slightly enhances its resistance to flex. As for the weight, this laptop is obviously not the lightest 17-inch laptop out there, but it is still pretty easy to carry at 2.5 kg. On the other hand, the laptop is pretty thick at 28 mm. An obvious drawback of this device has to be the hinge mechanism, which is a bit too tight and prevents single hand operation.
As far as the keyboard is concerned, the MSI GL75 definitely has a pleasant keyboard with decent key travel and a satisfying click to the touch. There are also red backlights and full-sized “arrow” keys, which is a great feature, but since they are crammed between the NumPad section and the rest of the keys, there are high chances of wrong clicks. Apart from that, MSI features a trio of dedicated keys with very specific functions, including a Power button, a key that opens the Dragon Centre, and, finally, the one which blows away the heat out of the chassis when pressed. In addition, the GL75 features a pretty big touchpad with good gliding properties and very nice tracking. It also has dedicated mouse buttons.
In terms of connectivity, there is an RJ-45 Gigabit connector, followed by an HDMI port that supports 4K at 30 Hz, a Mini DisplayPort, a USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen. 1) port, a USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen. 2) port, and two audio jacks (one for a microphone and another one for headphones) on the left side of the MSI GL75. On the other side, there is the power plug, two USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen. 1) ports and an SD card reader. As for the display, the MSI GL75 is equipped with a Full-HD 120Hz IPS panel with the measured maximum brightness of 280 nits in the middle of the screen and 278 nits as an average for the whole area, with a maximum deviation of only 5%. In terms of its performance, this MSI laptop comes with an Intel Core i7-10750H CPU and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU along with a 51Wh battery for user convenience. Overall, this is a great device to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile: 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.
i7-10750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor designed for the thicker laptops with room for better thermals. The Comet Lake-H processor is manufactured on the third-gen 14 nm Intel process and features the UHD Graphics 630 iGPU clocked at 350 MHz to 1,150 MHz. The CPU cores run at 2.6 GHz (base clock speed) Boosting up to 5 GHz and the likely all-core Boost frequency is 4.3 GHz. Hyper-Threading support is enabled, allowing two threads to run simultaneously on each core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.