MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XES
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Reviews for the MSI GS73 Stealth 8RD-006XES
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
Model: 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
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.
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.
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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).
92%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.