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MSI GS73 Series

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XESProcessor: Intel Core i3 7020U, Intel Core i7 6700HQ, Intel Core i7 7700HQ, Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.41kg, 2.43kg
Price: 1600, 2200, 2240 euro
Average Score: 88.63% - very good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
: - %, performance: 96%, features: 91%, display: 86%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 74%

 

MSI GS73-6RF-006UK

Specifications

MSI GS73-6RF-006UKNotebook: MSI GS73-6RF-006UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 2200 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% MSI GS73 6RF ‘Stealth Pro’ 4K 006UK Laptop Review
Source: Kitguru English
MSI have been producing a fine line of gaming-oriented laptops for the last couple of years and today we look at their latest super slimline 17 inch model which features a Core i7 processor, Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics, and a 4k IPS panel along with Steelseries keyboard and Killer networking. At £1999.99 inc. VAT, the MSI GS73 6RF ‘Stealth Pro’ targets the wealthy enthusiast user who places a heavy demand on portability.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

MSI GS73 Stealth Pro-009

Specifications

MSI GS73 Stealth Pro-009Notebook: MSI GS73 Stealth Pro-009
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.41kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 81% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

81% Msi GS73 Stealth Pro-009 (Gtx 1050 Ti)
Source: Tech PowerUP English
Overall, the MSI GS73 Stealth Pro 009 is an interesting laptop. While I feel that it could be better balanced in terms of specifications, it does still offer acceptable performance and a host of features. Meanwhile, it is near silent during typical browsing. While it does get loud during gaming, you won't notice it doing so if you use a headset. A few bugs with the software need to be worked out; namely, one with the Nahimic audio enhancer as it seems to have some audio issues with Battlefield 1 that are not present in Battlefield 4. It is likely a one-off issue with that particular game only.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%

 

MSI GS73 7RE-017XES

Specifications

MSI GS73 7RE-017XESNotebook: MSI GS73 7RE-017XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.43kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Foreign Reviews

MSI GS73 7RE-017XES. Portátil 17,3" potente muy ligero (1399 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; light weight; high portability; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2017

 

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011

Specifications

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011Notebook: MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-011
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.41kg
Price: 2240 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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84.8% MSI GS73 8RF Stealth (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Washboard belly. With a height of just 19.6 mm (~0.77 in), the GS73 Stealth belongs to the slimmest gaming laptops on the market. Despite the compact dimensions, MSI has managed to squeeze powerful hardware under the hood. You can find out in our test, whether this concept is working or the cooling system is overtaxed.

 

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XES

The MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES has been such a great hit with gamers worldwide, but the Taiwanese manufacturer also has another variation of the laptop, the MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XES, that gamers can keep in consideration too. This gaming laptop is quite similar to the MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES with some differences in the specifications. The MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XES comes equipped with a powerful Intel Core eighth-generation processor, the i7-8750H. This powerful CPU comes with 6 processing cores and 12 logical threads. The CPU can clock at a frequency of 2.2 GHz to 4.10 GHz, especially with Intel's Turbo Boost technology. A powerful processor should, of course, come with an equally powerful graphics card, especially when it is marketed as a gaming laptop. The MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XES comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. This graphics card also comes with its own 4GB GDDR5 VRAM memory. This combination can practically guarantee a smooth gaming experience and heavy processing tasks. There should be no problem with running current AAA titles at high settings. To give gamers a more pleasant experience, MSI also decided to outfit this laptop with a whopping 16 GB of RAM that can be upgraded to a maximum of 32 GB. Gamers will also definitely enjoy the fast 256 GB storage drive that the laptop has, in addition to the traditional 1 TB hard disk drive. Operating system and games can be installed on the faster drive to minimize loading and processing time. However, it is worth noting that this laptop does not come with an operating system. Users will have to install their preferred operating system on it. Most gamers will probably prefer Windows, but many current game titles are now supported on Linux. Let's move on to connectivity and ports. The MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XES comes with one USB 2.0 port, three USB 3.1 ports, one USB Type-C / Thunderbolt port, an Ethernet port, an SD card reader slot, and a headphone/mic combo jack. The laptop also has a dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 combo chip. With all the display ports and MSI's Matrix Display, users will be able to connect to up to three monitors or TVs. That's great news for those who prefer larger screens for their games. The MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XES has a 17.3-inch matte-finished monitor panel with Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). Competitive gamers will also love the 120 Hz refresh rate and the 3 ms response time. To make it a sweeter deal, MSI also decided to equip it with a backlit RGB keyboard by SteelSeries. The keyboard feels great and has an optimum WASD zone, and its 1.9 mm key travel is definitely a part of the excellent ergonomic design. Even though it is a gaming laptop, it only weighs about 2.4 kg and measures at 19 x 411 x 284 mm. It is only slightly lighter than a regular laptop, and that makes it perfectly portable. It is definitely a gaming rig that was made for traveling. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XESNotebook: MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
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% ▷[Análisis] MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XES, Opiniones y Review de un portátil perfecto para los jugadores más exigentes
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%

 

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES

It is easy to see why MSI is such a big hit with gamers worldwide. Perhaps it has something to with the high number of gaming laptops that they have consistently churned in a year. And this latest gaming laptop from them is no different. The MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES is as much of a beast as the last high-end laptop that MSI has previously launched. The MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES is outfitted with one of the hex-ordinary performance eighth generation Intel Core i7 processors, the Intel Core i7-8750H. This ultra-powerful CPU has six processing cores and 12 logical threads (with hyperthreading technology). The processor also clocks at a frequency of 2.2 GHz to 4.1 GHz, all thanks to Intel’s Turbo Boost technology. If the CPU has not already wowed you already, then it is also worth mentioning that this beast of a machine comes with a huge 16 GB RAM of memory. Those who are looking to buy a titan machine may opt to upgrade the memory to a maximum of 32 GB. To complement all this powerful hardware, MSI also made a great decision to include a 256 GB SSD in addition to the traditional 1 TB hard disk drive. The SSD will help to boost the performance of reading and writing to game files. No gaming machine is complete without a powerful graphics card, and the MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES certainly did not disappoint. MSI has equipped this giant with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. This card comes with a whopping 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It goes without saying that this machine is built to run intensive and power-hungry AAA games and other heavy tasks like professional 3D rendering and video and image editing. Now, let’s talk about connectivity and ports. The MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES certainly did not disappoint. The laptop comes with a USB Type-C / Thunderbolt port, three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, a mini DisplayPort, an HDMI output, an Ethernet port, a 2-in-1 SD card slot, an audio/mic combo jack, and also a dual-band WiFi plus Bluetooth 4.2 combo chip. It is also worth noting that the laptop can connect to three different monitors or TVs with MSI’s innovative Matrix Display through the HDMI output, mini DisplayPort and ThunderBolt output. Gamers will also love the backlit per-key RGB keyboard by SteelSeries that has an ergonomic design with only 1.9 mm key travel, support for anti-ghosting and an optimum WASD zone. The laptop also comes with a 17-inch Full HD screen with 120 Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response time, which is perfect for those who are into tactical and competitive gaming. The MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES is not only a powerful gaming laptop it is also quite portable. For a machine with this configuration, it is such a surprise that with a measurement of 19 x 412 x 284 mm, the MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES only weighs about 2.4 kg. And that makes it both powerful and lightweight, something that can be justified by its price tag. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XESNotebook: MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES
Processor: Intel Core i3 7020U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 92% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

92% ▷[Análisis] MSI GS73 Stealth 8RE-007XES, un ultrabook gaming de 17'' con gráfica GeForce GTX 1060 en rebajas
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
92% ▷[Análisis] MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES, Opiniones y Review de una bestia del gaming en rebajas
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Portátil para juegos 17,3": MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2018

 

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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.

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 (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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop): 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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q: Efficient high end graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP104 chip as the normal GTX 1070 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 15% lower performance but much lower power consumption. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.» 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.  

6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.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.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++). Intel Core i3:

7020U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.3 GHz (no Turbo Boost), HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.43 kg:


88.63%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

MSI GE73 Raider 8RF-029ES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
MSI GE75 Raider 8RF-012XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H
MSI Raider GE73VR 7RF-258XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP OMEN 17-an105ns
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 3.8 kg
Medion Erazer X7861
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 3.4 kg
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-960K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 4 kg
Origin PC EVO-17S, GTX 1070, i9-8950HK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 2.99 kg
Acer Predator Helios 500 517-51-59BH
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 4 kg
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-98Y7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 4 kg
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-90BK
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 3.8 kg
Medion Erazer X7853-MD60707
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 3.8 kg
Medion Erazer X7853-MD60709
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 3.5 kg
HP Omen 17-AN113NS
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 3.8 kg
HP Omen 17-an104nd
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 3.8 kg
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-72NU
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 3.78 kg
Alienware 17 R5
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 4.416 kg
Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51-99UR
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 3.78 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP Omen 15-dc0006ur
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI GE63 Raider 8RF-040ES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI P65 Creator 8RF-442
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.88 kg
HP Omen 15-dc0805no
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Alienware M15, GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus Strix Scar II GL504GS-ES082T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.46 kg
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL504GS-ES056T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF-086TR
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GT62VR 7RE-456XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.9 kg
HP Omen 15-dc0982nd
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus Zephyrus M GM501GS-EI004T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.45 kg
MSI Raider GE63VR 7RF-227XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-05- 7 (Update: 2017-05- 7)