MSI PL62 7RC-051XES
Reviews for the MSI PL62 7RC-051XES
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; impressive design; good hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2017
Source: Putoinformatico ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Decent hardware; large screen; excellent display; good connectivity. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2017
Model: Whether you are a casual gamer or a user simply looking for notebook with reasonable specification without breaking the bank, MSI may have you covered with their P series line up and more specifically the PL62 7RC-051XES, which sports an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB of storage, and last but not least the new Nvidia Geforce MX150, which was designed as the Geforce 940MX replacement. On the exterior the MSI PL62 7RC-051XES has a brushed finish which sadly is not aluminium but a mix of plastics and metal. The overall chassis flex is minimal and so is keyboard flex unless you press really hard. In terms of IO the MSI PL62 7RC-051XES is moderately equipped with 1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 ports with no thunderbolt support unfortunately or even Type C for that matter, 1 HDMI port, and 1 Displayport. One surprising thing of this notebook is that most of its spec are a little low although it is a mid-range model. However, userscan actually add another RAM module or even an NVMe based M.2 storage should they wish to upgrade later. The included Geforce MX150 may not be a GTX 1050 or even its bigger brethren, but it is actually quite decent considering that it is almost equivalent or better than the previous generation Geforce 950M. Thanks to lower power consumption than its predecessor, the MSI PL62 7RC-051XES might be an ideal ultra-portable or even multimedia device. Overall the GPU was able to run current titles smoothly on medium settings, which should satisfy undemanding gamers.
The MSI PL62 7RC-051XES comes with a FHD IPS panel, which has good viewing angles but somewhat lacks brightness. However, for an IPS based panel it is still reasonably bright when used under optimal conditions. With its high contrast and deep blacks there really is not much to complain about. One thing media content creators should be aware of is that this panel scores about 94 % of the NTSC color pace, which is good. The SteelSeries keyboard means comfortable typing. The touchpad is somewhat rough, but it does not take away from the finger gliding over it. Moreover, it is not one of those integrated touchpads and clickpads; bonus points for having dedicated buttons. The MSI PL62 7RC-051XES features four 2-Watt speakers optimized by Nahimic, which offer a high level of volume although bass is practically non-existent. While the included GPU is not as power hungry as its larger brethren, the MSI PL62 7RC-051XES has an abysmal battery life of 3 hours even during light usage. Due to its battery life it seems like users may have to contend with it.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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-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.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.