MSI GP62 7RD-090DE Leopard
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GP62 7RD-090DE Leopard
A nice gaming laptop if you are on a budget, but unless you are into the lighter load games, getting the 1050ti version is almost necessary. I almost hesitated to call this version a gaming laptop given that the 1050 was so completely overwhelmed by moderate to high-performance tests. While I love the processor performance, the standard 1050 simply struggles to compete. The 1050 version is simply a nice budget laptop – Pay the extra, get the 1050ti version.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/13/2018
Source: PC Quest
You would spend more than one lakh for this gaming beast, which seems a good idea considering its performance. It's a real beast that can easily handle various games, only battery backup is disappointing, but overall it's a good gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
While we’re generally happy with this laptop, what MSI still lacks is finesse – the GP62 7RD is loud, plasticky, and just bordering on garish. We also wish the keyboard had been a little better. If looks and portability matter a lot to you, check out models from HP, Dell and Lenovo instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 70%
The MSI GP62 7RD-090DE Leopard is a high-performance gaming laptop refreshed with CPUs from Intel’s 7th-generation ‘Kaby Lake’ lineup. This is a solid workhorse of a laptop and would be good for professionals who need a lot of power and a big workspace just as much as gamers. The gaming laptop is nowhere near as slim as today’s mainstream laptops. The MSI GP62 7RD Leopard has a bulky design and weighs 2.4kg. The laptop comes with a decent keyboard equipped with all the keys that can be thought of. The keyboard is designed with the requirements of professional gamers in mind. It has ergonomically-designed keys with 1.9mm of key travel for more responsive and tactile feedback, optimum WASD zone and support of Anti-ghosting capability for up to 45 keys. The keys can be used with ease even at night or in a dark room as the keyboard has SteelSeries single color backlighting. The MSI GP62 7RD-090DE Leopard has an IPS display with a higher gamut of 72% NTSC color range. It produces rich colors and has the good amount of brightness levels. The vivid 1920×1080 resolution screen is among the best displays in gaming laptops with wide viewing angle. MSI went with a non-glossy display, so users don’t have to struggle with reflections.
As for the design, the laptop is relatively slick, with a lot of clever lines and angles masking this laptop’s overall bulk and making it easier to hold and carry. However, the matte black finish of the lid picked up smudges and fingerprints in no time. There are red accents on the front and rear, and a red MSI-“G Series” badge on the lid. Under the hood, the gaming beast is backed by a 2.8 GHz i7 Kaby-Lake CPU and a GeForce GTX 10-Series GPU combined with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. This combination makes the machine a real beast that can handle almost every type of game, as the latest generation of GeForce GPUs has improved 3D performance. Combined with the "Cooler Boost 4" cooling solution, the laptop offers a smooth gaming experience. To further enhance the latter, the laptop also features the audio software Nahimic, which offers high-definition sound technology and boosts the audio and voice performance. For input/output ports, the laptop features an Ethernet port, two standard USB-3.0 ports, one USB Type-C port that works at USB-3.0 speed, HDMI and Mini-DisplayPort video outputs, as well as individual 3.5-mm microphone and headphone sockets on the left. The MSI GP62 7RD Leopard Pro has a single USB 2.0 port and the DC power inlet on the right, along with an SD-card reader and a DVD-RW drive. The user will also get a Killer Gigabit Ethernet controller, AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and an HD webcam. These days, MSI is known for their gaming laptops, and this is definitely one to consider if you are in the market for one.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» 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.
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).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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