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MSI WE62 Series

MSI WE62 7RI-1880RUProcessor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro M1200, NVIDIA Quadro M2200
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

MSI WE62 7RJ-1833US

It’s not every day a mobile workstation is taken seriously, taking a look at MSI’s release of the WE62 7RJ-1833US which is tad of a mouth full. But one digresses, normally a workstation be it portable or your average onsite workstation are meant for rendering complex 3D models or crunching numbers or even just plain 24/7 reliability. The WE62 is equipped with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 32 GB of memory, a 512 GB SSD and a Nvidia Quadro M2200 graphics solution. The display features FHD resolution and uses the IPS technology. The key here is its Quadro based GPU, which will be iterated on later. Because MSI is well known for making gaming notebooks it is no surprise that the WE62 would somewhat resemble its gaming cousins with its brushed magnesium-lithium chassis. It carries a rigid and sturdy look and feel with zero flex on the lid. No doubt the WE62 wasn’t designed with elegance in mind with its broad bezels encapsulating its 15.6-inch screen. Flanked on its right side is a DVDRW drive, which some users might find useful especially in 2017, a USB 2.0 port, a SD card slot and the power jack. On its left side, there are the usual myriad of USB 3.0 ports, headphone and microphone jacks, HDMI and a mini DisplayPort, and last but not least a USB C port. It should be noted that the ports of yesteryear are meant to satisfy the most demanding workstation users and not average consumers. In terms of User inputs, the WE62 features a backlit SteelSeries keyboard, which has a decent key travel distance although, as some had suggested, the keys feel rather plastic instead of mechanical. Nonetheless, it remains firm enough. The touchpad is quite spacious with a reasonable smooth gliding experience. Going over to the audio setup, MSI has equipped the WE62 with 4 Dynaudio speakers and a subwoofer, which provides an adequate listening experience although it isn’t as loud as one would expect considering its quad speaker setup, fortunately audio remains quite accurate with minimal distortions even at max volume. Being powered by a Quadro means the WE62 is meant for professional use, which also translates to some professionals needing color accuracy. That being said, MSI has included their True Color utility app to tweak the color settings in accordance to the user’s requirements. One of the few important metrics for workstation class systems can be seen with Cinebench R15, Handbrake and Photoshop CS6 with Cinebench R15 score coming in at 741, a Handbrake 1080p test at 1 minute and finally the Photoshop CS 6 11 filter test coming in at 2 minutes 51 seconds. All in all, this is slightly better or on par with its competitors. Naturally as this is still a notebook, battery life must be taken into consideration with the MSI WE62 scoring a reasonable 3 hours and 26 minutes especially taking into account the hardware it is packing. In conclusion, the WE62 is generally an all-rounder. Its cheaper i7 was able to compete with the more expensive Xeons. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI WE62 7RJ-1833USNotebook: MSI WE62 7RJ-1833US
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro M2200 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Average Score: 50% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

50% MSI WE62 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a video—a locally stored MP4 file containing the full The Lord of the Rings trilogy—with screen brightness set at 50 percent and volume at 100 percent until the system conks out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

MSI WE62 7RI-1880RU

Specifications

MSI WE62 7RI-1880RUNotebook: MSI WE62 7RI-1880RU
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro M1200
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

MSI WE62 7RI: Время Действовать
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: High performance; great built quality; powerful hardware; excellen display; good speakers; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Expensive; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2017

 

Comment

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 Quadro M2200: Mid-range workstation graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture (28nm GM206 chip similar to the new revision of the Geforce GTX 965M).

NVIDIA Quadro M1200: Mainstream workstation graphics card based on the GM107 Maxwell architecture with 640 shaders and a 128-bit wide memory bus. The GPU is similar to the consumer GTX 960M.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Kaby Lake:

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.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.4 kg:


50%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.

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

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-12-22 (Update: 2017-12-22)