Large format, small weight and controlled price, this is what MSI offers with its MSI GF75 10SCXR-283FR. His first strength? Its compact chassis (2.2 kg) and its design that takes a step towards consensus. Its 144Hz borderless screen and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card will make it possible to take advantage of all the titles on the market in 1080p. Opposite, its processor may not be a Hexa Core but the 10th generation Core i5 Quad Core is sufficient for versatile use and will only lose a few FPS in comparison. The RAM is 8 GB and the storage on a dedicated 512 GB SSD for system responsiveness. On the other hand, the frame is mainly made of plastic, so be careful during transport.
Features of the MSI GF75 10SCXR-283FR
|Screen (s)||17.3 “Full HD LED IPS 144Hz with thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10300H Comet Lake (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB Dedicated GDDR5, Intel UHD 630 and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|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|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64bits|
|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-283FR
Visually, the MSI GF75 has a lot in common with the high-end MSI GS73 Stealth. Indeed, the MSI GF75 10SCXR-283FR has chosen a minimalist design with smooth and flat surfaces, especially on the back of the lid covered with a metal plate with brushed effect. The interior, on the contrary, 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 only, which is quite logical for its positioning. This choice signs the gamer inclination of the PC but does not really serve the daily typing which will have to stay in a bright environment to see something.
Good point, the MSI GF75 10SCXR-283FR fits in a well optimized format with 2.2 kg on the scale and 23 mm thick, which is considered portable for 17 inches.
When the cover is opened, we discover a 17.3-inch screen which supports the gaming experience. And for good reason, it is placed on a slab with a refresh rate of 144 Hz . Players will appreciate the gain in fluidity provided by this panel compared to 60Hz or 120Hz, as will the creative people in their video production. Especially since the viewing angles 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 treatment prevents ambient light from being reflected on the screen, improving playing comfort (especially in dark actions). Note that it is installed on “Drop Down” hinges , the principle of which is to tilt the base when the screen opens to provide a more comfortable typing angle and to allow air to circulate under the base.
The connection is distributed on each side of the base and includes 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 socket and a power socket. The wireless modules are entrusted to Wifi AC and Bluetooth 5.0 of the latest generation.
Performance, battery life of the MSI GF75 10SCXR-283FR
The MSI GF75 10SCXR-283FR is based on a 10th generation Comet Lake-H processor. This is a Core i5-10300H Quad Core offering around 10% more performance compared to the Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake from last year. Overall, this translates into complete management of the versatile use made up of video editing, 3D rendering, programming or light parallelization, but in more occasional than professional proportions. The 8 GB RAM is currently the minimum for working and playing in fluid conditions but you can very well upgrade it later even if opening the chassis requires suitable tools and some precautions.
Inside is also a Turing GeForce GTX 1650 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 honorable 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 GDDR5.
When it comes to storage, MSI promotes system responsiveness with the 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD . Overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short loading times and a performance without latencies. What\’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library, although some may not find it sufficient. Note that a 2.5-inch bay is free inside to upgrade the storage.
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.).