MSI PL62 7RC-051XES (PL62 Series)
Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 383 x 260 ( = 0.87 x 15.08 x 10.24 in)
Operating System
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Reviews for the MSI PL62 7RC-051XES

MSI PL62 7RC-051XES. Portátil potente diseño convencional (799 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive design; good hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2017
Portátil avanzado: MSI PL62 7RC-051XES
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
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.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.


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.

2.2 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.


MSI PL62 7RC-001
GeForce MX150

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-09- 6 (Update: 2017-09- 6)