The comfort of a 17 inch screen in a compact case that takes a step towards consensus, here is what the MSI GF75 10SCXR-008FR offers you. This portable PC installed in a compact dimensions chassis (2.2 kg) provides a 120Hz borderless screen and a GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card for players and the support of a 10th generation Core i7 Hexa Core processor for more versatile users with 8 GB of RAM and 1.1 TB of storage (128 GB SSD). However, the chassis is mainly made of plastic, so be careful during transport.
Specifications for the MSI GF75 10SCXR-008FR
|Screen (s)||17.3 “Full HD LED IPS 120Hz with thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective / mat)|
|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 4 GB dedicated GDDR6, Intel UHD 630 and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||128 GB 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, red|
|Audio system||2 speakers of 2W each Nahimic 3 Audio Boost|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 51Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.2 Kg / 397 x 260 x 23.1|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GF75 10SCXR-008FR
Visually, the MSI GF75 has a lot in common with the high-end MSI GS73 Stealth. Indeed, the MSI GF75 10SCXR-012XFR chose a minimalist design with smooth and flat surfaces, especially on the back of the cover covered with a metal plate with brushed effect. The interior is on the contrary drawn with angles and slight inclinations for a slightly more elegant result. The finishes are neat and the design remains sober enough for who wants to take the PC into a professional environment.
The keyboard is backlit in red only, which is quite logical for its positioning. This choice signs the gamer tilt of the PC but does not really help the typing in everyday life which will have to stay in a bright environment to see something.
Good point, the MSI GF75 10SCXR-008FR slides in a well optimized format with 2.2 kg on the scale and 23 mm thick, which is considered portable for 17 inches.
At the opening, we discover a screen highlighted by an edge-to-edge design worked and immersive thanks to the quality of the IPS panel and its wide viewing angles. Its Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) is the most suitable for players and allows you to make the most of your High Definition content while the anti- glare treatment prevents ambient light from being reflected on the screen, improving comfort. of play (especially in dark scenes). Note that it is installed on “Drop Down” hinges , the principle of which is to tilt the base at the opening of the screen to offer a more comfortable typing angle and to let air circulate under the base.
The connection is distributed on each side of the base and brings together everything a modern user needs, namely an SD card reader, an HDMI output, three USB 3.1 ports, a USB Type-C Gen1 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port , a headphone jack and a power outlet. The wireless modules are entrusted to Wifi AC and latest generation Bluetooth 5.0.
Performance, autonomy of the MSI GF75 10SCXR-008FR
Before talking about its capabilities at play, let\’s see what the MSI GF75 10SCXR-008FR has in the stomach. Based on the 10th generation Comet Lake-H Core i7-10750H Hexa Core Comet Lake processor , the PC is state of the art. It looks like this new processor (March 2020) offers around 10% more performance than last year\’s Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake. Overall, this translates into a complete management of the versatile use composed of video editing, 3D rendering, programming or parallelization, with complex calculations. The 8 GB RAM in front is the minimum at present for surfing and playing comfortably, but be aware that it is possible to upgrade RAM easily if necessary.
When it comes to graphics power, the Turing GeForce GTX 1650 card is at work. This constitutes a promising base for playing and working, namely that its capacities lie between those of a GTX 1050 Ti and a GeForce 1060. In fact, it is readily measured against intensive players and ensures honorable frequencies in Full HD on all the titles on the market provided you avoid Ultra details on the greediest of them. Support for creatives is also precious with its 4 GB VRAM GDDR6 .
Storage is standard but pleasantly lively since it combines a dedicated NVMe PCIe SSD with a large capacity hard drive. This duo is paired to ensure a very responsive system – the operating system and most of the programs and games being installed on the dedicated SSD (128 GB) – while adding up a large storage space to house your game library ( 1000 GB ). The gain provided by the SSD is visible compared to a machine with a hard drive alone, especially since it is generally quieter, robust and energy efficient than its partner.
A word to finish on the battery. MSI announces its endurance for up to 7 hours in current use , a total that it is surely possible to achieve by lowering the brightness to the maximum and by limiting itself to tasks that do not consume a lot of energy (basic surfing, Office suite, etc.) but better worth counting about 5 hours in current use