The MSI GP73 8RD-014X Leopard is a new, versatile, high-performance, full-featured, 120 refresh rate,15-inch Gaming-Oriented anti-glare notebook that is currently in stock and promotion for 1229 euros with a latest-generation Coffee Lake Hexa Core processor. It is equipped with a dedicated NVIDIA Pascal GTX 4 GB dedicated graphics card dedicated to Optimus technology, a hybrid storage solution combining dedicated SSD and a swift hard disk with a large capacity, a USB 3.1 Type-C connection, a backlit chiclet keyboard RGB. It offers the choice of the operating system.
Characteristics MSI GP73 8RD-014X Leopard
|Slab||17.3 ” Full HD LED 120Hz (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake (2.2GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 256 GB 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB dedicated DDR5|
|Audio system||2 speakers of 3W|
|webcam||Yes, HD (30fps @ 720p) with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac Gigabit Ethernet (Killer Gamer)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||SD / MMC / xD|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 1.4 (4K @ 60Hz), mini DisplayPort|
|Entries exits)||S / PDIF / Headset, Micro|
|USB||2 USB 3.1 (Gen1) 1 USB 3.1 USB (Gen2) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2)|
|Drums||Li-ion 6 cells 51Whr|
|Autonomy announced||4 hours|
|Weight||2.7 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Gamer SteelSeries Backlit RGB Chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
It sports a gamer design with its black brushed metal finish and touches of red.
On the cooling side, there is Cooler Boost 5 cooling technology consisting of 2 Whirlwind Blade fans, 7 heat pipes and 4 air grilles.
The MSI GP73 8RD-014X Leopard is a high-performance 17-inch notebook designed for versatile, game-oriented use.
It is able to run a maximum of games with concessions under the most demanding titles in graphics resources since it is equipped with the dedicated card GeForce GTX 1050 Ti version 4 GB dedicated.
However, to take full advantage of the capabilities of this computer, it is necessary to install a complete system such as Linux or Windows.
For example, you can take advantage of NVIDIA Optimus technology: it determines in real time the graphic needs according to the tasks performed by the user. When needed, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the integrated Intel UHD 630 graphics solution and the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti dedicated card.
The Intel UHD 630 is favored as much as possible by Optimus despite its modest benefits because its low power consumption promotes autonomy compared to the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti more greedy and powerful. These two solutions allow you to watch photos and videos.
The 16: 9 aspect ratio of the screen lends itself well to this use, as does the perfect Full HD definition for displaying High Definition content. With its anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment than a glossy slab.
In order to seduce players, MSI integrates a hybrid storage system into this notebook. So we benefit from both a high reactivity in the games but also everyday thanks to the 256 GB dedicated very fast SSD intended to house the system as well as the main games / software, as well as a large storage capacity thanks to to the hard drive of 1000 GB that can accommodate the rest.
The SSD is helping to deliver strong overall performance, especially as it supports a core of 8GB of RAM and a latest generation Hexa Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake processor . The latter provides faster processing than a Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ Quad Core under applications leveraging multicore architecture.
In other words, this computer guarantees a much smoother and faster operation than a
PC without a SSD based on 4 GB DDR3 / 4 and a Dual Core processor. The difference is especially noticeable in the demanding workloads of multicore-based RAM and CPU resources such as photo editing, video editing and 3D rendering.
In terms of connectivity, this computer is well equipped with its convenient VGA and HDMI video outputs to easily connect this PC to a TV for example, its wireless modules Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely, its audio and Ethernet ports, USB 3.1 Type-C sound and 3 USB 3.1 (USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 compliant) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connected USB 3.0 devices.
As for the chiclet keyboard, it has a RGB key backlight system that is convenient for distinguishing them correctly in case of low ambient light.