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MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro

Specifications

MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro
MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro (GS63 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 4 x 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, Kaby Lake
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4 @ 2.400 MHz
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, 4K IPS, glossy: no
Storage
512 GB SSD (256GB *2 NVMe M.2 SSD PCIe Gen3 x4) + HDD 2 TB 5.400 RPM
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: SD (XC/HC)
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 40 x 390 x 266 ( = 1.57 x 15.35 x 10.47 in)
Battery
75.24 Wh, 8 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2.94 kg ( = 103.71 oz / 6.48 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro

MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro Review
Source: The Techy English Archive.org version
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
MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro 4K Review
Source: Overclock3d English Archive.org version
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

Foreign Reviews

Portátil Gaming MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent screen; powerful hardware; fast system; good speakers. Negative: Weak GPU.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/03/2017

Comment

Model:

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 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.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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


i7-7700HQ: 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.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.94 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-01-13 (Update: 2017-01-13)