With its gamer design but reasonable weight chassis and versatile configuration, the MSI GF63 10SCXR-085FR is aimed at all types of audiences looking for answers. On the one hand, its 10th generation Core i7 Hexa Core processor supported by 8 GB of RAM and fast 512 GB SSD storage vividly takes care of all types of tasks, even resource-intensive, while the dedicated GeForce graphics card GTX 1650 Max-Q offers gamers a small wingspan (without going into too much detail) at 120Hz. But that’s not all, its 15-inch borderless IPS 120Hz screen can appeal to moviegoers and its design seeks sobriety for an MSI PC in a light weight (1.9 kg).
Features of the MSI GF63 10SCXR-085FR
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED IPS 120Hz thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.1 (1 Gen2) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic 3 Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 51Whr|
|Dimensions (mm) / Weight||359 x 254 x 21.7 / 1.86 Kg|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GF63 10SCXR-085FR
Visually, the MSI GF63 10SCXR-085FR has chosen a fairly minimalist design with smooth and flat surfaces, especially on the back of the cover covered with a metal plate with brushed effect. On the contrary, the plastic interior is designed with slight angles and inclinations for a slightly more elegant result. The finishes are neat and the design remains sober enough for those who want to take the PC in a professional environment.
The keyboard is backlit in red, but MSI communicates about an MSI APP PLAYER application which would allow the colors of each key to be personalized. It is difficult to confirm the presence of this option on the model here.
Good point, the MSI GF63 10SCXR-085FR benefits from a small size with 1.8 kg for 21 mm of thickness, positioning it as one of the most compact in its category for equivalent value and configuration.
Next, let’s talk about the screen which is bordered by a thin frame. It sports a welcome specification for gamers, an IPS panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz . We are not at the level of a screen of 144 Hz or 240Hz or even 300Hz but the gain in liveliness in the actions on the screen is already visible compared to a standard 60 Hz panel. Especially as the angles of vision are excellent thanks to the IPS panel which, it should be noted, is generally not noticed for its liveliness. Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to get the most out of your High Definition content while the matte coating prevents ambient light from being reflected on the screen,
Finally, the connection makes the choice to ignore the SD card reader. The essentials are gathered on the right side of the PC and on the back for the HDMI output and consists of three USB 3.1 ports, one USB Type-C Gen1 port, one Gigabit Ethernet port, one jack headphones and a power outlet. An HDMI output is present on the rear edge of the PC and the wireless modules are entrusted to the latest generation Wifi 6 AX and Bluetooth 5.0.
Performance, autonomy of the MSI GF63 10SCXR-085FR
Before we talk about its in-game capabilities, let’s see what the MSI GF63 10SCXR-085FR has in its belly. Based on the 10th Gen Comet Lake-H Core i7-10750H Hexa Core processor , the PC offers about 10% more performance compared to a configuration with Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake from 2019. Overall that translates to manageability complete versatile use consisting of video editing, 3D rendering, programming or parallelization, with complex calculations. The 8 GB RAM in front offers the necessary flexibility in multitasking, nothing more.
Inside is also a Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card . If it only supports Ray-Tracing in very small proportions unlike the last RTX Turing, it still provides a very honest gaming experience since it can easily be measured by intensive (but not very demanding) players and ensures decent frequencies in Full HD on all the titles on the market on the condition of avoiding Ultra details on the most greedy of them. Support for creatives is also valuable with its 4 GB VRAM GDDR6.
Storage is another strength in this laptop since it is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD which will significantly enhance the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and a performance without latencies. What is more, its capacity is not ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your game library although some may not find it sufficient.
A word finally on the battery which is the same as that installed in the MSI GF63 (51 Whr). MSI announces its endurance of up to 7 hours in current use , a total that it is surely possible to achieve by lowering the brightness to the maximum and limiting itself to low-consumption tasks (basic surfing, Office suite, etc.).