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MSI GS73VR 7RG-003 Stealth Pro

Specifications

MSI GS73VR 7RG-003 Stealth Pro
MSI GS73VR 7RG-003 Stealth Pro (GS73VR Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 1101 MHz, Memory: 8008 MHz, GDDR5
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 1300 MHz
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175
Storage
,  GB 
, HDD: 2TB + SSD: 512GB M.2 PCIe (2280/M-Key Slot)
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.6 x 411.8 x 284.9 ( = 0.77 x 16.21 x 11.22 in)
Battery
51 Wh, 4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: FHD ([email protected])
Additional features
Speakers: 4x2W + 1x3W Subwoofer, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.43 kg ( = 85.72 oz / 5.36 pounds), Power Supply: 735 g ( = 25.93 oz / 1.62 pounds)
Price
2700 Euro

 

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Reviews for the MSI GS73VR 7RG-003 Stealth Pro

Ein schlankes Gaming-Notebook mit Max-Q
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2018

Comment

Model: The GS series from MSI has been characterized for a few generations by a very compact and lightweight design but was always very loud and hot. So it is no surprise that MSI uses the series to build the first Max-Q graphics cards in-house. The MSI GS73VR 7RG Stealth Pro is one of the first MSI notebooks to be powered by the Max-Q family of energy-efficient and efficient chips. With dimensions of 412 x 285 x 19.6 mm and a weight of only about 2.4 kg, the MSI GS73VR 7RG -003 Stealth Pro 4K is very compact and lightweight, especially with regard to the powerful hardware. The thin housing is partly at the expense of stability. Especially in the area of ​​the keyboard bed, which can be pressed in comparatively deeply, and occasionally it creaks. In terms of design, MSI remains true to its line. The GS73VR 7RG Stealth Pro also uses a black brushed aluminum chassis and the usual dragon emblem on the screen lid, which is even illuminated during operation. The notebook is exclusively available with a 17.3-inch display, whose panel can be set to a viewing-angle-stable IPS or a responsive 120 Hz TN model. In MSI GS73VR 7RG-003 Stealth Pro, an FHD model with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels is used.

Powered by an Intel Core i7-7700HQ and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, it boasts a fast 512 GB NVMe SSD and a 2 TB hard drive. The memory is 16 GB. In the display, MSI has opted for the fast 120 Hz version, which should be especially pleasing shooter players. Due to the 17.3-inch orientation, the MSI GS73VR 7RG Stealth Pro has its own number pad. However, the keys are much smaller than the rest of the keyboard. The WASD buttons, which are especially important for players, have not been highlighted in color by MSI. The keyboard, which once again arose in collaboration with SteelSeries, sets new color accents, but on the fly. Then all buttons are backlit by RGB LEDs. Unlike the flagship models, the backlight cannot be individually configured for each button, but the keyboard can be divided into three zones, which can be set separately. In terms of connections, it actually has everything a modern gaming notebook requires today. On the right side of the case, there is a Type-A USB 3.1 interface, the Type C port including Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, mini DisplayPort and the external power supply connector. Opposing, there are three other type-A USB ports, two gold-plated 3.5 mm phone jacks for headset connection, a card reader, a killer-feature Gigabit Ethernet interface, and a Kensington anti-theft feature.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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. » 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.
17.3":

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.
2.43 kg:

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).


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-02-11 (Update: 2018-02-11)