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MSI Gaming Laptop GE62VR 7RF Apache Pro
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- 3.5GHz Intel HM175 Core i7-7700HQ+HM175 7th Gen processor
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
- 256GB+ 1TB SATA 7200rpm hard drive
- 15.6-inch screen, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Graphics
- Windows 10 operating system
- Latest 7th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor
- Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
- Latest GeForce® GTX 1060 6 / 3GB GDDR5 with desktop level performance
- 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080), IPS level panel (Optional)
- 15.6″ UHD (3840×2160), IPS level panel (Optional)
- Exclusive Cooler Boost 4 Technology
- The X Boost function from MSI technology supports faster storage access speed.
- Dragon Center provides six functions to get a total control of your personal computer
- WTFast free premium license for 2-month
- NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3 X4 up to 2200MB/s speed(optional)
- The latest USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ interface built in
- USB Type-C reversible plug
- Exclusive SHIFT technology boosts performance under controlled noise & temperature
- Nahimic 2 Sound Technology delivering 360⁰ immersive audio experience
- Audio Boost 2 enhancing the gaming headset sound detail and sound stage
- Sound by Dynaudio system
- True Color Technology for increased color contrast and greater image detail
- SteelSeries Engine 3 with GameSense to personalize your play style
- Keyboard by Steelseries with full color backlighting
- Upgraded Killer Gigabit LAN Controller + Killer Shield + 802.11 ac
- Xsplit Gamecaster 1 year free premium license for broadcasting, recording and sharing
- Matrix Display supporting 4K output up to 2 external monitors
- Elegant brushed aluminum chassis, creating an ideal fusion of aesthetics and performance
MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro: Detailed Review
In 2015, we reviewed the MSI GE62 6QD that featured NVIDIA 960M but MSI has since updated it and the latest SKU features NVIDIA’s recently launched Pascal-based GPU – the GeForce GTX 1060 for laptops. Let’s see what this gaming laptop’s got for us:
Everything we loved from the MSI GE62 6QD, the MSI GE62 VR 6RF’s predecessor, is back. The laptop continues to sport brushed aluminium finish on top with the backlit MSI logo and the exact same chassis as its predecessor. The screen bezels are plastic this time again and can be flexed easily with a little pressure which did concern us.The hinges mounting the screen to the base are quite rigid and sturdy but do not allow you to open the laptop without holding the base. The keyboard palmrest area feels really solid and premium, complementing the lid.
Weighing 2.5 kg, this gaming beast is one of the lightest gaming rigs we’ve used, but not the lightest. You wouldn’t mind carrying it around with you if you have strong arms.
On the front you’d find three wide ‘mean looking’ indicating lights for power, hard drive and wireless activity. The back and the bottom of the laptop consist vents running across for increased airflow, keeping the temperatures inside under control. There’s also an ‘Apache’ branding on the back of the laptop for those who like to flaunt it.
Speaking of the ports situated out on each sides, on the left you have a Kensington security lock, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 1.4 followed by a mini Displayport 1.2, two USB 3.0, a USB 3.1 Type-C, and two 3.5mm jacks for microphone-out and audio-out.
On the right, MSI has decided to include an optical drive, a USB 2.0, a full size SD card reader and the AC adapter port on the right.
Acer Predator 15 G9-591, our last best gaming laptop came with a 4K display and didn’t fail to mesmerise us with it. However, our MSI GE62 VR test unit was equipped with a Full HD display, MSI does offer you an option to upgrade to a 4K display that boasts 282 PPI. The 15.6-inch Full HD IPS-level panel with 141 PPI at 60Hz was adequately bright, reproducing crisp and sharp picture quality during the use along with accurate color representation to match other gaming laptops displays.
The 92% sRGB 71% AdobeRGB G-Sync enabled display offers great picture production while gaming, editing and while other multimedia usage. MSI also bundles along its True Color Technology software for increased colour contrast and greater image precision and colour detail, spread across 6 presets – Gamer, Anti-blue, sRGB, Designer, Office and Movie mode. You can also customise these settings to fit best according to your needs and the screen to automatically shift profiles when a specific app is launched, using MSI’s App Sync.
Overall, the display is not something that will disappoint you and gaming on this anti-reflective display is definitely a treat to your eyes.
The MSI GE62 VR packs in an Intel Core i7 6700HQ processor clocked at 2.6 GHz along with 6GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Pascal GPU locked at 1405 MHz to handle those games you’d be playing on the maximum settings possible.
The MSI laptop came equipped with 16GB DDR4 RAM with 2 DIMM slots that can handle a total of 32GB memory along with a 128GB NVMe Samsung SSD and a 1TB Hard drive. You also have the option to add another SSD under the easily removable service bottom panel.
You also get the Killer DoubleShot with Ethernet E2400 and Killer Shield to offer lower latency and jitters while gaming. The Killer E2400 comes equipped with Advanced Stream Detect 2.0 that can now prioritise 6 applications for efficient stream and takes complete control of your network traffic.
Keyboard & Touchpad
The membrane based SteelSeries keyboard included with the MSI GE62 VR is pretty solid and offers about 2mm travel with a tactile feedback. It surely does not match the quality of feedback and comfort provided by mechanical keyboards we’ve seen in flagship gaming machines. The RGB backlit keyboard features anti-ghosting and MSI has been considerate for its gamers and the Windows key has been re-positioned to avoid accidental hits.
MSI also bundles in the SteelSeries Engine 3 which allows you to configure and customise the backlighting for all the keys individually. In case you are an FPS player, the laptop packs in GameSense, a software that changes your keyboard illumination depending on the in-game events. The software divides the keyboard into three customisable sectors, for eg. health, armour and bullets. The backlighting of these sectors changes according to the changes in your health, armour and bullet counts set by the user using GameSense. Games that are currently supported by GameSense include CS:GO, DOTA2 and Minecraft. What lacked was omission of dedicated Macro keys that let you switch profiles on-the-fly.
The trackpad included is identical to the one we saw on the MSI GE62 6QD with the same brushed aluminum texture finish. The trackpad was adequately sensitive, responsive and precise straight out of the box. The left and the right click buttons provide adequate feedback leaving you with a great feeling overall even after long use.
The MSI GE62 VR 6RF is one of the most powerful laptops you can purchase today in India. The Core i7 6700 HQ combined with a SSD storage and the GTX 1060 offers very good performance.
Here are some numbers for you to crunch. PCMark 8 Creative Accelerated test returned a score of 5162 whereas the laptop scored 4237 in Home Accelerated test and 4836 in the Work Accelerated test. To put these numbers into perspective, the PCMark 8 scores for MSI GE62 VR have clearly soared compared to the previous one, proving that it is capable of handling any day to day task you throw at it with more efficiency and speed.
The real difference was visible while running 3DMark tests. Fire Strike returned with a score of 9643, Fire Strike Extreme with 5078 and Fire Strike Ultra with 2491. The improvements that the Pascal architecture brings in with the 1060 is pretty evident with the scores that are improved majorly over the GTX 960M we saw in the previous MSI GE62 and even over the GTX 980M present in the Asus ROG G752VY and Acer Predator 15, both of which have made it to our list of the best gaming laptops.
The upgrade definitely promises higher and efficient CPU as well as GPU performance. Throw any game from your library onto the G-Sync enabled MSI GE62VR 6RF and it would not disappoint you in anyway. Be it running on maximum settings at 60fps, frame drops or load timings. The 1060 also ensures you are future proof, especially if you are planning to add an HTC Vive or other such head-mounted VR devices to your gaming rig. The MSI GE62 VR 6RF is capable of running it with optimised settings.
The Dynaudio speaker and subwoofer configuration on the MSI GE62VR remains more or less similar from the previous GE62 we’ve tested. The audio from the 2W front facing speakers is pretty loud, crisp and provide clear sound output. The 3W subwoofer, however is pretty average but still provides noticeable contribution to the overall output, making MSI stronger in this sector as compared to other gaming laptops.
MSI also bundles its Nahimic 2 sound system for optimised and superior audio output, be it while multimedia activities or during your long gaming sessions. It comes with a total of 6 presets based according to the type of the game you are playing – shooter, strategy or role play along with multimedia presets like music movie and com. You also activate options like microphone loopback, microphone activation level, noise reduction and sound tracking features from the refreshed Nahimic interface.
With the great audio performance from the older MSI GE62 along with the newer add-ons, MSI has ensured to deliver best possible audio output from this one. However it would have been a welcoming surprise to be treated with a 5.1 speaker setup or even something similar to Acer’s SoundPound 4.2 setup with that extra subwoofer.
And everything else:
Along with everything that we mentioned above, the MSI GE62 VR also packs in some more features to offer the best bang for your buck.
Starting off, you have MSI’s Dragon Centre, a console that allows you to take over the laptop settings completely. The panel allows you to monitor your laptop performance, CPU and GPU temperatures, fan speed, allows you to shift between different power modes (Sport, Comfort, Eco and User) enable or disable features like X-boost and VR device scanning along with it. You can also pair your phone with the laptop and later take control or transfer files between them.
Cooler Boost 4 Enhanced Cooling Design for Higher Power Gaming
Heat is the most original element on earth. It’s pure physics that more energy will generate more heat. Cooling is therefore a knotty task to tackle with. MSI exclusive Cooler Boost 4 technology creates dual thermal modules internally by allocating dedicated heat pipes for GPU and CPU. One click on the fan boost button, a total of 6 heat pipes and dual fans actively and effectively push heat out of the system, making the cooling design the highest level of it’s kind.
*The fan boost button is available only on certain models.
True Color Technology
MSI True Color Technology guarantees that each panel in a MSI notebook comes with the finest precision in color. After examination and an extensive factory calibration process by the MSI True Color Technology, the panel quality will be more accurate, close to 100% sRGB. Hence, each color is delivered with the highest standard precision in detail, guaranteeing excellent color fidelity for many use applications.
MSI has partnered with Portrait Displays, Inc. in developing a level of accuracy for display technology that sets a new standard.
Trusting that the displays colors naturally represent the content is MSI’s objective.
True Color Profile:
The preset mode settings provide optimization for 6 different usage scenarios. Work or play, you can easily switch to the mode that best suits your eyes.
The profile sharing feature permits you to share your True Color settings to other users anywhere. This unique function ensures that every notebook using MSI True Color software demonstrates exactly the same color on the screen. It is ideal for agency, corporate in-house and freelance designers seeking to have a common view of their content.
MSI pioneers only the extraordinary gaming machines for your gaming pleasure. As a true gaming legend,
MSI seeks to uphold its tradition to always offer the latest and the exclusive gaming features to fulfill gamers’ every desire.
7TH GENERATION INTEL® CORE™ i7 PROCESSORS
The perfect combination of MSI gaming laptops and 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors shall
bring you up to 10% performance enhancement of smoother VR experience. The 7th generation Intel
Core H series processor utilizes a power-efficient microarchitecture, advanced process technology
and silicon optimizations to deliver faster performance than processors of the previous generation.
CPU core performance of Core i7-7700HQ is 8% faster than i7-6700HQ under average usage. CPU
multimedia performance is enhanced, making it 10% faster than i7-6700HQ. 4K video decoding/transcoding
is also improved 15%. The new media engine of the 7th generation Intel Core H series processor also delivers
power-efficient VP9 and HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration. 4K video playback with HDR visual quality is
therefore significantly improved versus previous generation processors.
PCI-E GEN3x 4 SSD – ULTRA SPEED STORAGE
Get in the game before everyone else with the latest PCI-E Gen 3.0 x4 bandwidth utilizing
NVMe technology on single M.2 SSD. Harness the full performance potential of the Gen 3.0 SSD
through the optimization of the hardware and software outputting extreme read speeds up to
2200MB/s, 5x faster than SATA3 SSD’s.
LATEST ARCHITECTURE DDR4-2400 MEMORY SUPPORT
Get the best possible performance out of your notebook with support of the advanced DDR4-2400 memory,
achieving over 32GB/s in reading speed and 36GB/s in writing. With over 40% faster performance than
previous generations DDR3-1600, DDR4-2400 is the new laptop standard to take your extreme gaming
experience to the next level.
DYNAMIC TEMPERATURE / PERFORMANCE BALANCING
The exclusive MSI “SHIFT” technology pushes system to the extreme while minimizing noise and
temperature. Switch between different profiles either push your system to the extreme or in the
pursuit of longer battery life. Easily activate it by pressing the FN + F7 hotkey combo, or via the
Dragon Gaming Center.
COOLER BOOST 4
ENHANCED COOLING DESIGN FOR HIGHER POWER GAMING
Heat is the most original element on earth. It’s pure physics that more energy will generate
more heat. Cooling is therefore a knotty task to tackle with. MSI exclusive Cooler Boost 4
technology creates dual thermal modules internally by allocating dedicated heat pipes for
GPU and CPU. One click on the fan boost button, a total of 6 heat pipes and dual fans
actively and effectively push heat out of the system, making the cooling design the
highest level of its kind.
ULTRA-FAST, SMALLER AND MORE CONVENIENT USB TYPE-C INTERFACE
The new SuperSpeed+ transfer mode supports transferring data up to 10Gbps, around 20X faster
than the previous USB 2.0 standard. The USB Type -C port is smaller than the old Type-A port and
reversible design makes it more convenient than before.The USB3.1 is backwards compatible with
USB3.0 and USB 2.0.
NVIDIA’S LATEST GEFORCE® GTX 1060 GPU
IS READY TO AMAZE YOU ON MSI GAMING NOTEBOOKS
MSI is the world’s 1st gaming notebook to have this latest NVIDIA next gen. GPU solution onboard.
Performance of NVIDIA’s next generation GeForce® GTX 1060 GPU is expected to improve more
than 40% than GeForce® GTX 900M Series. With the innovative Cooler Boost cooling solution and
MSI’s special gaming features catered for gamers, the NVIDIA’s latest GeForce® GTX 1060 GPU
shall be able to release its full performance completely on MSI gaming laptops. By offering “one
click to VR” solution and a totally immersive and smooth gaming experiences, the new MSI gaming
laptops is going to shatter desktop performance cliché and amaze gamers with refreshing point of
views on MSI gaming laptops.
EMBRACE THE ENTHUSIAST LEVEL VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
The perfect combination of MSI gaming laptops and Nvidia next gen. graphics
(GeForce® GTX 1080 / GTX 1070 / GTX 1060) shall bring you the enthusiast level of
VR experience. Certified by both Nvidia and VIVE, MSI is the 1st VR ready gaming
laptop brand. We provide an exceptionally smooth, powerful mobile platform for
ultimate VR games. Perfect for you to immerse in the amazing artificial world
and explore new ways of gaming.
REALISTIC GAMING EXPERIENCE THAN EVER IN 4K UHD
UHD 4K LCD display is able to deliver superbly detailed nature images, smooth motion,
outstanding color contrast and spectacular color performance. MSI now presents you a
gaming notebook with UHD 4K LCD built-in display. No extra spending is therefore
needed to experience the advantages brought by this feature.
Resolution up to 3840 X 2160
Four times higher resolution than a FHD TN LCD display, delivering images with more exquisite details.
100% Adobe RGB
Brings the image clarity to supreme level with excellent color spectrum, presenting
vivid colors, clearer image depth for more stereoscopic pictures.
Extraordinary Contrast and Brightness
Color performance of the image outputs shall be marvelous with vibrant colors, deep
blacks and bright whites.
WITH BRUSHED METAL DESIGN
Elegant brushed aluminum chassis, creating an ideal fusion of aesthetics and performance.
|Dimensions||50 × 35 × 10 cm|
Processor : Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor 2.80GHz (6M Cache, up to 3.80GHz)
Operating System : Windows 10
Display : 15.6-inch FHD, Anti-Glare (1920*1080) eDP Wide View Angle IPS-Level
Chipset : Intel HM175
Graphics : GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5
Memory : 16GB*1 DDR4-2400, 2 Slots, Max 32GB,
Storage : 256GB SSD +1TB (SATA) 7200rpm
Optical Drive : DVD Super Multi
Webcam : HD type ([email protected])
Keyboard : Backlight Keyboard (Full-Color)
Communication : Killer Gb LAN
802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v4.2
Audio : 4x 2W Speaker
1x 3W Woofer
1x Headphone-out (SPDIF)
I/O Ports : 1x Type-C USB3.1 Gen2
2x Type-A USB3.0
1x Type-A USB2.0
1x SD (XC/HC)
1x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI
Battery : 6-Cell , 51 Whr
AC Adapter : 180W adapter
Dimension : 383 x 260 x 27~29 mm
Weight : 2.4 kg