MSI GP62M 7RDX (WOT Edition) -1276GB
Reviews for the MSI GP62M 7RDX (WOT Edition) -1276GB
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Impressive design; nice gaming performance; backlit keys; decent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2017
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; good price; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2017
Model: Recently MSI has rolled out -pun intended- a World of Tanks licensed notebook in the form of the MSI GP62M 7RDX. If you notice that this notebook is just a reskinned MSI GP62M 7RDX Leopard, you are most likely right. While the specification may not differ from the vanilla version of the same notebook model, it is worth mentioning again. The MSI GP62M 7RDX has a Core i7-7700HQ processor, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of HDD storage. It is a bit jarring that MSI has labeled this model the 1276 GB when in fact this mere model number name might be mistaken as total storage included. Because this is a World of Tanks license MSI notebook fans of the game will be delighted to know that MSI has also bundled 60 days’ worth of premium account credit, 2000 gold credits, access to the in-game IS-2 tank and then some. While MSI has aluminium constructed gaming notebooks, the MSI GP62M 7RDX is mainly made out of plastic, which might disappoint some users as they are already spending quite a sum on the notebook. The top lid is made of an aluminium sheet, which might be sufficient in protecting the LCD panel. However, this can be negligible since the notebook is relatively thick enough to be solid and rigid under normal stress and use. The included LCD panel is of the IPS variant with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels. This is about standard on notebooks of this size. Even if MSI would offer a 4K option it would be advisable not to choose it, as the notebook is only equipped with a GeForce GTX 1050 graphic and this can severely deteriorate your gaming experience. 4K resolution might be a litte too taxing for systems equipped with a graphics cards weaker than a 1060.
The MSI GP62M 7RDX has many interfaces, namely 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0,1 USB type C port, 1 HDMI port, 1 DisplayPort and your usual audio jacks and card reader. One can only wonder why MSI decided to include USB 2.0 when USB 3+ has become the norm. As with most MSI notebooks the keyboard generally remains quite solid with excellent key travel distance of up to 2 mm and no feeling of mushiness, in terms of actuation force the keys are on the moderate side at 61 g. While this is a 15-inch notebook, it is actually nice to see that MSI has actually made a well-spaced keyboard without messing up the keyboard layout. The keyboard is RGB backlit with 3 levels of brightness, which is useful for night owl gamers. There is the classic 2 button touchpad, which can be a godsend, since most manufacturers have shifted to an integrated touch and clickpad for god knows what reason. While gamers would naturally use a mouse over the touchpad while gaming it is usually preferred to have individual click and touch sectors since they provide a much more intuitive feedback to the user. Jumping over to the aural devices of the MSI GP62M 7RDX, it can be said MSI has done a good job with the notebook having a 4 speaker array. As a result, sound feels more punchy, yet not overwhelming in the higher range. This does not mean mids would suffer; quite the opposite actually. However, with the lack of bass there are times that audio can feel a little flat.
While this notebook naturally falls under the multimedia category it is still mainly marketed as a gaming notebook. Hence a record breaking battery life is not to be expected. Nevertheless, the notebook was able to last 4 hours and 4 minutes while watching videos, which is neither bad nor impressive. Overall, the MSI GP62M 7RDX appears fair by all means. If you are a World of Tanks fan who is looking for a decent gaming notebook and some extra World of Tanks freebies, this might be an excellent choice. Otherwise, the going with its vanilla version isn’t bad either.
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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.
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