MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro-238
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A gamer who doesn’t want to compromise anything would choose something like MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro-238. A notebook so prestigious doesn’t really have weak spots. Everything is in check, including the high-end GTX 1070 graphics card, a Core i7 processor and solid-state drive. The keyboard backlight color can be freely customized. Perhaps one thing I’d like to criticize is the screen – for some players, a Quad HD resolution would be preferable. On the other hand, it would also take more juice from the graphics card. So all in all, the MSI is a well-balanced yet heavyweight series gaming laptop. If that’s what you want, seek no further!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro-238 is a laptop which offer tremendous performance; not only for software but especially for gaming. The GT62VR is just one of MSI's many renamed gaming models in an attempt to take on virtual reality in the notebook space, a move separate from the company's "VR backpack" initiative. The laptop is VR ready for Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset, while simultaneously beefy enough to deliver 1440p graphics to an external display. The MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro-238 has a 15.6-inch Full HD screen. 1080p is not bad by itself but many competitors offer Quad HD screens. The current display runs at 60 Hz refresh rate and it has G-Sync supported. The matte display on the GT62VR Dominator Pro is hindered by washed out colors and black tones, such as shadows and outlines, inferior to what users might see on a glossier panel. The panel type seems to be IPS-level, meaning viewing angle closer to 180 degrees can be expected. A Full HD webcam lives in the top bezel.
The GT62VR is almost exclusively focused on its high-performance specs. For the processor, it has an Intel Core i7-7700HQ with four cores, a base clock of 2.8 GHz and a Turbo clock of 3.8 GHz. Two drives reside inside the MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro-238. The conventional 1 TB hard drive might interest those who want to put heaps of data on their laptop. But, there is also 256 GB SATA3 M.2 SSD, on which the operating system is installed. The laptop comes with two 8 GB RAM modules, which gives a total RAM capacity of 16 GB. That being said, the mainboard hosts four RAM slots all in all. The keyboard on the GT62VR manages to impress with a perfectly-spaced arrangement of character and function keys that are surprisingly quiet. The three-zone keyboard lights are completely customizable using the pre-installed SteelSeries Engine 3 software. Moreover, there's a button dedicated to turning the lights off entirely. The performance of the MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro shines brightest when it's plugged into a weighty power supply. It's not exactly optimized for portability.
The usual set of ports can be found on the sides of MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro-238. The three USB ports are welcoming peripherals such as a gaming mouse or an optical drive. Also, the newer often called multifunctional USB 3.1 Type-C port is included. The video outputs are HDMI and mini Displayport so the user can choose between two solid options. The Internet is accessible with two adapters. Either the 1000Mbps RJ-45 port (Killer Gaming Network E2500) or WiFi (Killer N1435 Combo), which is essentially 2×2 ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 in one package. The MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro-238 is definitely among the best gaming laptops around. However, it does come at quite a steep price.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile: 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.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
15-16 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).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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