Powerful new notebook targeting players with the latest generation Hexa Core i7 Coffee Lake processor, the MSI GE63 8RF-026X Raider features a dedicated 8GB dedicated NVIDIA Pascal GTX dedicated graphics card, a 15-inch 120Hz Full HD anti-glare display , a good amount of RAM, a hybrid storage solution marrying dedicated SSD and large capacity hard drive, a USB 3.1 Type-C connection or a backlit chiclet keyboard. It offers the choice of the operating system and is currently displayed in stock and promotion for 1849 euros . It is also available under the reference MSI GE63 8RE-026XFR.
MSI GE63 8RF-026X Raider RGB
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED 120Hz (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake (2.2GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 7200 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 Dedicated, Intel UHD 630 Integrated Processor and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Audio system||2 3W speakers 2 3W subwoofers, Dynaudio Nahimic Audio Boost|
|webcam||Yes, HD 720p (1280×720) with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac Gigabit Ethernet (Killer Gaming LAN)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC / xD|
|Video output (s)||HDMI (4K @ 30Hz), mini DisplayPort|
|Entries exits)||Headphones, Micro (gold plated)|
|USB||2 USB 3.1 (Gen1) 1 USB 3.1 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2)|
|Drums||Li-ion 6 cells 51Whr|
|Autonomy announced||4 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||383 x 260 x 29.5|
|Other||SteelSeries retro-styled RGB chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
It sports a gamer design with its black finish and touches of red.
It is cooled by the Cooler Boost 5 technology combining 2 Whirlwind Blade fans with 7 heat pipes and 4 ventilation grilles.
The MSI GE63 8RF-026XFR Raider RGB targets those who are looking for a powerful, 15-inch, high-performance, multi-purpose notebook with the latest generation processor.
It is based on a Coffee Lake Hexa Core i7-8750H processor which, combined with 16 GB of RAM, delivers a global power capable of satisfying the most demanding users.
Such components guarantee much faster operation on a daily basis than a Dual Core processor and 4 GB DDR3 / 4, the difference being particularly strong in the CPU and RAM resource-intensive areas exploiting the multicore architecture (including with a Kaby processor Lake Quad Core i7-7700HQ), such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
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Expected, the storage is hybrid. So we take advantage of both great responsiveness and fluidity thanks to the very fast dedicated SSD of 256 GB expected to house the system as well as the main games / software, as well as a comfortable capacity thanks to the hard disk of 1000 GB which can welcome the rest, swift model with its speed of 7200 rpm against 5400 rpm usually.
With its dedicated high-end GeForce GTX 1070 card, this notebook is able to run at a good level of detail the most recent games and demanding graphics resources.
In practice, the GeForce GTX 1070 is leveraged by embedded NVIDIA Optimus technology when it comes to performing graphic processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630 housed in Coffee Lake which, despite its modest performance, is indeed maximized by Optimus because of its reduced energy consumption which promotes autonomy. Depending on the needs, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Intel UHD 630 and the GeForce GTX 1070, both obviously allowing to watch photos and videos.
With its 16 / 9th format and its Full HD definition, the screen lends itself well to this use and especially High Definition content. Anti-reflective, the screen provides better visibility than a bright tile in a bright environment. With 120Hz screen frequency 2 times above average, fluency is improved in games.
The integrated connectivity is good by the way, including Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect wirelessly remotely, HDMI video outputs and mini-DisplayPort convenient to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor by example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C or 3 USB 3.1 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it .
Lastly, let\’s mention the presence of Killer Gamer Lan technology to give network priority to online games, in order to seduce players. In the same vein, the chiclet keyboard has been adapted to the habits of the players with the help of SteelSeries and benefits from a RGB backlight system of practical keys to distinguish them correctly in the dim light.