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MSI GP63 Series

MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD-694XESProcessor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.316kg, 2.32kg
Price: 1100, 1500 euro
Average Score: 84.73% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 9 reviews)
: - %, performance: 95%, features: 79%, display: 82%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 83%

 

MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE-013US

Specifications

MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE-013USNotebook: MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE-013US
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.316kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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82.2% MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
No-frills gaming. The GP63 Leopard is MSI's update of the long-lasting GP62 series. Our review laptop pairs mid-range GTX 1060 graphics with Intel's new hexa-core Coffee Lake-H CPU. How some internal design changes and the new hardware affect the performance is the subject of our review.

Foreign Reviews

Le MSI GP63 Leopard rentre dans l’arène
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware; good speakers. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2018
Le MSI GP63 Leopard rentre dans l’arène
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware; good speakers. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2018

 

MSI GP63 8RE-041XES

MSI, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer, is back on the floor with their new MSI GP63 8RE-041XES gaming laptop. Another one of their mid-range gaming series, the new notebook comes with a neat and sleek 'sports car' design, with a black chassis and red lines accent. Let's see what this new laptop has to offer. The MSI GP63 8RE-041XES is powered by the new Intel Core i7-8750H processor that comes with 6 cores, 9 MB of cache memory, and, with Intel's Turbo Boost, can achieve a maximum of 3.9 GHz. It also houses a Nvidia GTX 1060 with 6 GB of DDR5 RAM that will allow gamers to run their games at maximum settings with a minimum of 30 FPS. Consistent with many of MSI's other mid-range gaming laptops, this one also comes with a massive 16 GB of RAM, which is definitely enough for demanding processes such as 3D rendering and video editing. It is also possible to upgrade the RAM to a maximum of 32 GB. A very nice element on this laptop is its hybrid storage system - a 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD - as this gives the computer an excellent balance between huge storage and a speedy file system. As for the availability of the ports, the MSI GP63 8RE-041XES comes with one USB-3.1 Type-C port, three USB-3.1 Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 combo adapter, one HDMI output, one mini DisplayPort output, and one mic and headphone combo jack. It is also important to note that the MSI GP63 8RE-041XES does not come with a pre-installed operating system, so the user will have to purchase a Windows license separately. Or perhaps go for one of the Linux OSes, since Steam has just updated SteamPlay and more games are now playable on Steam.

Another thing that stands out on the MSI GP63 8RE-041XES are the built-in speakers. To improve the players' experience, MSI decided to equip the laptop with two giant speakers that are five times more powerful than conventional laptop speakers. Users can also enhance the sound system with Nahimic 3, which can give them more control over the sound performance of their media. The Nahimic VR will also bring the 7.1 surround sound to a regular stereo headset. MSI's very own Audio Boost design will furthermore be able to magnify the sound details by 30%. Other features worth mentioning include the ergonomic RGB SteelSeries backlit keyboard, the ping-protecting Killer Gaming LAN, the redesigned Dragon Center 2.0 and MSI's "SHIFT" technology for profile optimisations, and even the Matrix Display that supports up to 2 external displays simultaneously with both the HDMI and mini DisplayPort outputs. It is nice to see that MSI was able to come up with a gaming laptop of this quality and still keep the price relatively low. Perhaps that was the reason the MSI GP63 8RE-041XES came with FreeDOS. Now is a good a time as any to try out one of the Linux flavours.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI GP63 8RE-041XESNotebook: MSI GP63 8RE-041XES
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

MSI GP63 8RE-041XES. Portátil gaming 15,6" con Intel Core i7-8750H y nVidia GTX 1060 (1299 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High mobility; nice gaming performance; large screen; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/29/2018
Portátil para juegos 15,6": MSI GP63 8RE-041XES Leopard
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; good hardware; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2018
MSI GP63 8RE-041XES. Portátil gaming 15,6" con Intel Core i7-8750H y nVidia GTX 1060 (1431 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2018

 

MSI GP63 8RD-008BE

Specifications

MSI GP63 8RD-008BENotebook: MSI GP63 8RD-008BE
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI GP63 8RD-008BE (Belgisch model) - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GP63 8RD-409MY Leopard

Specifications

MSI GP63 8RD-409MY LeopardNotebook: MSI GP63 8RD-409MY Leopard
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.32kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD review – a mixture of premium and budget qualities
Source: Laptop Media English
Overall, the MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD is not a bad notebook. It offers some premium features and good performance but it’s not for everybody. You have to choose wisely what you want to compromise. A good alternative may be the Dell G3 15 3579.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2018

Foreign Reviews

Ревю на MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD – смесица от бюджетни и премиум качества
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Good cooling system; comfortable keyboard; nice display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2018

 

MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD-694XES

Specifications

MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD-694XESNotebook: MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD-694XES
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 92% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

92% MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD-694XES: ¡Un portátil que vuela!
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 100% mobility: 80% 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 1060 Mobile: The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile: 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Coffee Lake:

i7-8750H: 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++).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» 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.

2.32 kg:


84.73%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-004NL
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 14", 1.3 kg
MSI GL65 9SC-004
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Coffee Lake i5-9300H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07- 6 (Update: 2018-07- 6)