MSI introduces a new 15-inch laptop for players , built around the latest generation of Coffee Lake . Characterized by its multicolored “Mystic Light” design, the MSI GE63 8RE-029XFR is solidly equipped with a Hexa Core i7-8750H, 8GB of RAM, a 1.2 TB swift hybrid storage and a large graphic card, the GeForce GTX 1060. Players will also welcome the addition of a full HD 120 Hz 3ms screen and its connection Thunderbolt 3, not to mention the many applications MSI.
Specifications of the MSI GE63 8RE-029XFR 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)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 7200 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1060 6GB dedicated GDDR5, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the 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||Backlit SteelSeries Chiclet Keyboard RGB Silver Lining Print with Numeric Keypad, Multi Touch Touchpad|
At first glance, the appearance of this new MSI GE63 does not really differ from that of the older generation MSI GE62 (VR). Slightly slimmer by 1 millimeter, it still sports this structured black shell with subtle touches of red and the elegant brushed effect on the back of the screen and around the keyboard. But the apparent sobriety hides the ignition of the PC a look even more “fun” with its multicolored LEDS that highlight the structure of the lid and keyboard backlit RGB key touch. This “Mystic Light” identity is fully customizable, all elements can be synchronized or illuminated differently. It is immediately less consensual.
MSI always relies heavily on its many built-in technologies that will enrich the gaming experience. It includes a brand new Dragon Center 2.0 interface that allows you to manage the performance of the PC through different profiles of use, the MatrixDisplay system to extend the experience. external two-screen display or the arrival of Cooler Boost 5 which will automatically adjust the speed of the 2 integrated “Whrilwind Blade” fans and 7 heat pipes via 4 air outlets. The sound is entrusted to two XL speakers and Nahimic 3 technology for more immersion
As suggested – not very subtly – its look, the PC is intended primarily for an audience of players, a vocation supported by the GeForce GTX 1060 in its version with 6 GB dedicated . This high-end dedicated graphics card allows for intensive gaming in Full HD with details set to “High” or “Ultra”. It thus allows to reach 60 fps on the majority of the titles of the moment. Virtual reality is also in its strings while the game in 4K is possible but not in the best conditions.
It has a particularly solid base in front of a Hexa Core i7 Coffe Lake supported by 8 GB of RAM . Compared to its predecessor (i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake), the youngest receives a significant increase in power thanks to 6 logical cores (against 4 for the i7-7700HQ), allowing him to face all possible missions and imaginable, to the most advanced 3D rendering and engineering missions. The RAM that is the second is essential for navigating smoothly between tasks and ensure a good level of multitasking .
The screen specifications are also designed for the benefit of players with a vivacity amplified by the refresh rate of 120 Hz (3ms) . It effectively eliminates the IPS technology and its wide viewing angles, which can slow down some. Its Full HD (1920 x 1080px) resolution provides high display density and allows you to get the most out of your High Definition content / game and the matte slab prevents ambient light from reflecting on the screen , improving the playing comfort (especially in dark scenes).
Recall that this PC is provided with FreeDos , a utility that does not fully exploit its capabilities. It will therefore be necessary to install a complete operating system such as Linux or Windows to enjoy a perfectly functional environment.
In addition, the storage is generous and combines a fast dedicated SSD with a swift hard drive of great capacity. This duo is the pair to ensure a more responsive system – the operating system, programs and games are installed on the dedicated SSD ( 256 GB ) – while adding a large storage space to house your toy library. The gain provided by the SSD is visible compared to a machine with a hard disk alone, especially since it is generally quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than its cousin.
Finally, the connectivity also ensures the ease of players. There is an SD card reader, two video outputs (HDMI 1.4, mini-DisplayPort) and four USB ports including two USB 3.0, a USB 3.1 (Gen2) and a USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) supporting the Thunderbolt 3 . You also enjoy the latest generation of the Bluetooth 5.0 chip, WiFi 802.11 AC and Gigabit Ethernet with BigFoot Gamer Killer E2500 technology to give priority games.