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MSI GS43VR 7RE-062

Specifications

MSI GS43VR 7RE-062
MSI GS43VR 7RE-062 (GS43VR Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2133 MHz
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, LED, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 256 GB - M.2 SSD NVMe + 1 TB HDD / 7200 rpm
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 345 x 245 ( = 0.87 x 13.58 x 9.65 in)
Battery
61.3 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 85% mobility: 85%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the MSI GS43VR 7RE-062

MSI GS43VR – Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
The MSI GS43VR is an impressive and refreshing antidote to the rest of the gaming market. Other machines tend to be larger and heavier, or promise slim and light operation and don’t deliver due to thermal and noise issues.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2018
70% MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Even if it meant a price hike, however, we'd like to see a bigger solid-state drive, ideally a 512GB SSD in lieu of a hard drive, and larger arrow keys to prevent finger fumbling. We're subtracting half a star from our rating and holding off on an Editors' Choice tag for those reasons, though all three of our recently tested 14-inch gaming rigs—this MSI, the Gigabyte Aero 14, and the Razer Blade—are well worth a look. Intel and Nvidia are inspiring laptop manufacturers to do some great work nowadays.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
MSI GS43 7RE Phantom Pro Review
Source: Vortez English
While larger 16/17-inch gaming laptops will be ideal if you need a semi-portable solution, the 14-inch offering that we’ve had the pleasure of looking at today clearly emphasises the notion of portability by serving up a lightweight solution with tighter dimensions.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2017
75% ​MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro full review
Source: PC World English
This gaming laptop from MSI is much smaller than most of the range's other models, but it's still a jack of all trades and master of none.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% ​MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro full review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
This gaming laptop from MSI is much smaller than most of the range's other models, but it's still a jack of all trades and master of none.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
MSI Gaming laptop hands on review and slideshow: MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro
Source: Good Gear Guide English
We’ve seen some absolutely massive gaming laptops from MSI but then they’ve had things like SLI graphics and mechanical, desktop keyboards embedded. The GS43VR 7RE is a much more reasonable size. It’s not small with its 14-inch screen but its 1.8KG weight is almost ultraportable compared to its girthy siblings.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2017

Foreign Reviews

88% Kompaktes 14 Zoll Notebook
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 77%
Review: MSI GS43VR 7RE (14″ FHD, Core i7-7700HQ & GeForce GTX 1060)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive design; compact size; excellent performance; nice display; good connectivity. Negative: Overheats while using; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2017
Msi GS43VR 7RE. Análisis Y Pruebas
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good display; solid workmanship; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2017
Test: MSI GS43VR (7RE) Phantom Pro - extrémní výkon v lehkém 14“ notebooku
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent display; high performance. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2017

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): 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. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

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.
1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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).


77%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03- 1 (Update: 2017-03- 1)