MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro
Reviews for the MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro
Source: The Techy
So coming back to our main question, is it the portable gaming device that every gamer has been waiting for? Well, after testing the laptop under some intense usage, we can safely say that the GS63 VR 7RF Stealth Pro is BIG on performance and is LIGHT in weight !
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2017
With so many versions of the MSI Stealth Pro laptop available you're guaranteed to find one to suit your needs and/or budget. All of them look fantastic in the brushed aluminium chassis and the black finish ensures that the Steelseries RGB keyboard really shines. The build quality is excellent too. Cheaper laptops can sometimes flex a little more than you might be comfortable with, but the MSI has no such issues. Even the screen is rigid for those times when you open it one handed rather than using the recommended two.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2017
Source: Noticias 3D ES→EN
Positive: Excellent screen; powerful hardware; fast system; good speakers. Negative: Weak GPU.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/03/2017
Like many MSI laptops these days, the MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro is a slim gaming laptop. Thanks to its powerful Core i7 processor and Nvidia Pascal video card, the 15-inch GS63VR can keep up with speedy desktop replacements, but without the backbreaking weight. Even better, the skinny system can support VR headsets, like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, without breaking a sweat. Somehow, MSI managed to fit all those powerful components in a 4.2-pound, 14.9 x 9.8 x 0.69-inch chassis. It's one of the slimmest 15-inch gaming laptops on the market. The laptop's black, brushed-aluminium lid gleams in anticipation of the user's touch. It’s black aluminium interior is a design that's similar to previous Stealth laptops. There are a few slight changes, including an orange power light that now lurks at the centre of the top-mounted heat vent, and the red, chrome-lined touchpad. The Stealth Pro's 1920 x 1080 matte display is begging to be seen. The 15.6-inch panel serves up gorgeously vivid colours, particularly when it comes to red hues. Most of the Stealth Pro's vividness comes from its ability to reproduce 111 percent of the sRGB colour gamut (100 percent is excellent), which is better than the 90-percent mainstream average. The Stealth Pro is outfitted with a 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor with 16GB of RAM, which is comparable to most gaming laptops on the market. The Stealth Pro's 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD, which is paired with a 1TB, 5,400-rpm hard drive is capable of duplicating 4.97 GB of multimedia files in 9 seconds.
As for audio, the laptop has the Nahimic 2 software installed, which offers several presets to optimize the listening experience. For gaming, there are Role Play, Shooter, Strategy, and Racing. Multimedia settings include Music and Comms. The app also offers several cool features that will help get a jump on in games. For example, the SoundTracker feature points out enemies' locations based on sound. There's also Audio Launchpad, which maps sound effects to keyboard shortcuts, letting the user quickly accentuate a sweet move. MSI and SteelSeries continue to make a great team: The island-style keyboard delivers firm, bouncy feedback, making it one of the best keyboards. The multi-coloured backlighting illuminated my keystrokes, even with the lights off. For a cool custom creation, thanks to SteelSeries' software, users can assign one of 16.8 million colours and four effects to one of the three zones of the keyboard. There's also the GameSense feature, which maps the keyboard zones to a specific game. Along the Stealth Pro's right, there is a USB-2.0 port, a USB-3.1 Thunderbolt port, HDMI, a Mini DisplayPort, the power port and the power button.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
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.
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).
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