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MSI PS63 Series

MSI PS63 8RC-031NLProcessor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.6kg, 1.65kg, 1.661kg
Price: 1700 euro
Average Score: 82.27% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 85%, features: 80%, display: 88%
mobility: 90%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 88%

 

MSI PS63 Modern 8RC

Specifications

MSI PS63 Modern 8RCNotebook: MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.661kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 86.13% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

90% MSI PS63 Modern 8RC (Core i7-8565U, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Slim yet powerful is no longer witchcraft. MSI has developed the PS63 for productive power users who edit images and videos. Its dedicated GPU should meet the high demands of video and photo-editing, design work, 3D animation or music production. We will put the PS63 Modern 8RC through its paces in this detailed review and see how it stands up against its competitors.
MSI PS63 Modern review – hot out of the oven… literally
Source: Laptop Media English
As much as we wanted to love this device, it just didn’t let us to. That’s a pity, especially given the fact that it is one of the prettiest laptops you can find on the market right now. Additionally, it checks all the boxes in theory – it has capable hardware, huge battery, and an attractive display, so … what went wrong?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/07/2019
70% MSI PS63 Modern
Source: PC Mag English
MSI continues to bolster its business-friendly Prestige line with the PS63 Modern, a svelte 15.6-inch notebook that falls just short of the top rung of desktop replacements.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MSI PS63 Modern 8RC Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It's really hard to find a laptop that strikes the perfect balance between features and portability. MSI has come very close to that with the PS63 Modern. This is a company that knows what serious PC users want, and design hasn't come in the way of usability. The screen and keyboard are very good, battery life is strong, and overall construction quality is satisfying.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
87% Recensione MSI PS63 Modern – Il perfetto compagno per i Content Creator
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
87% MSI PS63 Modern 8Rc Recensione: Un Notebook Tuttofare Pensato Per Il Lavoro
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 87%
93% Recensione MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Recensione MSI PS63 Modern: un prontuario di produttività
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high autonomy; nice display; pleasant ergonomy. Negative: No Thunderbolt 3 port; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2019
MSI Prestige PS63 Preview
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Metal case; premium design; solid workmanship; slim size; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2019
100% Portable MSI PS63 Modern
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
82% MSI PS63 Modern: компактный ноутбук с мощным железом и двумя днями работы
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% مراجعة للحاسب المحمول MSI PS63 Modern: توازن ممتاز ما بين القوة والبطارية!
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

MSI PS63 Modern-091

The MSI PS63 Modern-091 is an ultrabook that is lightweight and portable but still delivers decent performance. It features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (or 1050Ti) in a 15.6-inch Ultrabook, which is not common in the market. The P63 is a great looking laptop. It features blue chamfered "diamond-cut" edges on the aluminium chassis, which makes it a gorgeous looking laptop with blue and black accent. The laptop measures at 35.69 x 23.37 x 1.6 cm (14.05 x 9.20 x 0.63 inch) and weighs at 1.6 kg. The PS63 Modern is one of the lightest 15-inch laptops that also has a full GeForce GTX 1050 or 1050Ti GPU. MSI laptops typically have top quality display panels. The PS63 is no exception. It features a 15.6” matte (anti-glare) panel with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full-HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. Color accuracy is 95 percent of sRGB and 75 percent of AdobeRGB, which is fairly accurate. The brightness is average at 315 nits but it is enough to work comfortably under environmental lightings. As for hardware specifications, it has an Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8 – 4.6 GHz processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4G GDDR5 graphic processor, 16 GB (1x 16 GB) DDR4 2666MHz RAM and 1 TB M.2 SATA SSD storage (2x 512 GB). Even though it does not feature the latest GPU, it is capable of delivering more than adequate performance and even allows for graphics editing, as well as gaming on some not so resource demanding games. The keyboard delivers comfortable typing experience despite its shallow and flat keys. Having a keyboard that’s made to be ergonomic, with an optimized travel distance makes all the difference when users are typing. Users can type in comfort day or night, with the backlit keyboard. MSI uses Microsoft Precision drivers on the trackpad, and the spacious physical trackpad is smooth. Located on the top left of the trackpad is a small fingerprint reader for Windows Hello biometric authentication. Because of the efficient 15 W Ultrabook CPU, the PS63 Modern gets excellent battery life even though it has an average 4 cell (82 Wh) battery. MSI provides three "classic" USB Type-A ports as well as a USB Type-C port. A microSD slot is also available. The MSI PS63 Modern-091's exclusive Cooler Boost 3 Technology, with 2 dedicated fans and 3 heat pipes, stands out among the competition, keeping the laptop cool even in intense usage. As a conclusion, MSI has delivered a laptop, which features great performance, especially with the discrete graphics processor on an ultraportable laptop build. It is definitely a great choice for people who are always working on the go and want something with some gaming capabilities because of the lightweight build. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam The MSI PS63 Modern is a workforce laptop that is sleek, powerful and boasts a portable design. Although, the device is not a high performing dedicated gaming laptop, its GTX 1050 TI is impressive for a device with portability in mind. The MSI PS63 modern is actually targeted at designers and its main message is sixteen by sixteen by sixteen. The meaning behind is that the device is sixteen millimeters thick, weighs 1.6 kilograms and has 16 hours battery life. The PS63 is powered by a Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GTX 1050. However, there is also another configuration that includes a GTX 1050 TI and an m.2 SATA SSD. As for expandable storage, the device two m.2 slots and one extra RAM slot for users who want to upgrade it, meaning users are able to max out to 32 GB of RAM and at least 2 TB of storage. The MSI PS63 has a very stylish design that screams sophistication with its modern aesthetic, it has a blue trim around the outer edge of the display that looks great in any given situation. MSI has a very over-the-top logo and on the top of the PS63, the dragon logo has faintly been embossed on, so that it can keep the simple style. The laptop’s shell is made from an aluminum material that is cooling collective, which also gives the device an excellent touch to it that does not slip out of users’ hand when carrying it around. As users open up the laptop, they are welcome to an excellent narrow bezel, the hinge is plastic, which ruins the aluminum shell design, but it is possibly due to heating purposes. Overall, it is a 15.6-inch laptop, that is 25.56 x 23.37 x 1.52 cm (14 x 9.2 x 0.6 inch). In terms of ports, on the right-hand side, there are two USB 3.0 ports and a microSD slot. On the left side of the laptop, there is a barrel charger, which is a mandatory charger; 90 watts. Users will also find an HDMI port, a headphone jack, one USB type-C and type-A. The PS63 also comes with an USB to Ethernet adapter. The keyboard is backlit with LEDs, but the big feature on the inside is MSI’s new touchpad approach. The giant strip of gloss touchpad is what MSI is going for these days with all their notebooks, both gaming and work. The touchpad is 13.97 x 6.35 cm (5.5 x 2.5 inch) big. The extra space on the touchpad provides users to make use of the many gestures that replace the need for a mouse; pinch and zoom, swiping with three fingers and much more. The laptop also comes with a great fingerprint reader. Although the 15.6-inch 1080p IPS LED display is great, the device lacks in the brightness sector, as it is one of the dimmest laptops compared with other MSI laptops. The PS63 is not the brightest, but it does boast some fantastic color ratio at 136 % color gamut. Regarding the performance, the average use proved that the internals of the device are fast and powerful with everything performing extremely well. When it comes to gaming, users will be able to easily play most modern games on a medium to high setting, while maintaining at least 30 FPS (frames per second). While this laptop is not focused on the gaming aspect, the GTX 1050 TI is sufficient to satisfy any gamers while on the go. MSI stated that the PS63 has 16 hours of battery life. Users are only able to get 16 hours of battery life if the device is on lowest performance, lowest brightness and the backlit keys are disabled. All in all, the MSI PS63 Modern is a very sleek and lightweight device. Users are able to get a great entry gaming laptop, excellent designed device and a powerful work and travel notebook all in one. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI PS63 Modern-091Notebook: MSI PS63 Modern-091
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.65kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% MSI PS63 Modern Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI PS63 Modern offers discrete graphics in a portable chassis, but its 15.6-inch,1080p display is dim.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-009GB

Specifications

MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-009GBNotebook: MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-009GB
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% MSI PS63 Modern 8RC review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI PS63 Modern has a fantastic battery life and is a great performer overall. Depending on whether you prioritise battery life or raw performance it may or may not be on your short list. Just don’t lose sight that it delivers a compromised performance with a focus on battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recenze: MSI PS63 Modern – kompaktní neznamená pomalý
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Attractive design; metal case; high performance; nice display; pleasant ergonomy; long battery life. Negative: Poor webcam; no SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/04/2019

 

MSI PS63 Modern 8M-080CZ

Specifications

MSI PS63 Modern 8M-080CZNotebook: MSI PS63 Modern 8M-080CZ
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: MSI homepage
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RECENZE: MSI PS63 Modern 8 - 15.6'' klasický pracovní notebook, tichý, mobilní, s herními geny
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice display; metal case. Negative: Mediocre touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2019

 

MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-013ES

Specifications

MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-013ESNotebook: MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-013ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 95% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

95% ▷[Análisis] MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-013ES, el portátil ultrabook que tanto esperabas al precio que soñabas
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 95% features: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%

 

MSI PS63 8SC-003NL

Specifications

MSI PS63 8SC-003NLNotebook: MSI PS63 8SC-003NL
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% MSI Prestige PS63 Modern Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

MSI PS63 8RC-031NL

Specifications

MSI PS63 8RC-031NLNotebook: MSI PS63 8RC-031NL
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% MSI PS63 8SC-003NL Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% MSI PS63 8RC-031NL
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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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).


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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q: Efficient mid-range graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP107 chip as the normal GTX 1050 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 10 - 15% lower performance than the laptop GTX 1050 but at a much lower power consumption. 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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q: Mid range dedicated graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the GTX 1650 but with reduced clock speeds and power consumption. Uses the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) but without Raytracing or Tensor cores.» 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.  

8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.661 kg:


82.27%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-03- 7 (Update: 2019-03- 7)