Players looking for performance in games for a controlled price have every interest to opt for the MSI GL63 8SD-817XFR. This 15-inch laptop is dominated by a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Turing and powered by a quad-core Intel Core i5 with the right amount of RAM and storage to deliver a functional system. In addition to his look is racy but remains fairly simple in gamer details but his TN screen does not win all votes.
Features of the MSI GL63 8SD-817XFR
|15.6 ” Full HD LED 120 Hz 94% NTSC (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)
|Intel Quad Core i5-8300H Coffee Lake (2.3 GHz, 4 cores)
|Installed RAM (max)
|8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)
|25GB NVMe PCIe SSD 1TB at 7200 RPM
|NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus
|2 speakers from 3W, Dynaudio Nahimic Audio Boost
|Yes, HD 720p (1280×720) with microphone
|Wi-Fi ac Gigabit Ethernet
|Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
|SD / MMC / xD
|Video output (s)
|HDMI (4K @ 30Hz), mini DisplayPort
|Headphones, Micro (gold plated)
|3 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)
|Li-ion 6 cells 51Whr
|383 x 260 x 22-29
|Backlit SteelSeries Chiclet keyboard with red keypad, multi-touch touchpad
Chassis, Connectivity, Screen MSI GL63 8SD-817XFR
The MSI GL63 8SD-817XFR assumes its gamer destination with an aggressive structured design but which gains a little simplicity. MSI made an effort on the weight of the box by reaching a reasonable 2.2 kg , what to allow its transport during some displacements. In addition, the entire frame is made of polycarbonate with no texture effect or special finish and the red details are limited to the lid logo, the keyboard and a red line running around the base. It\’s rather sober for MSI. Note the presence of a red keyboard backlight called Silver Lining Printing that shows through the full height of the key (outlines). More present, it allows to highlight the keys and ensure a good perception in a dark atmosphere.
On the screen side, MSI has chosen to favor players with a vivacity amplified by the refreshing rate of 120 Hz 3 ms . We are not at the level of a 144 Hz slab found on many PC games now but the gain compared to 60 Hz is visible. 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). There is a TN (WideView) panel, however, whose approach angles are darker than an IPS panel.
The sides of the PC host an ideal connection for the players. There is a card reader, two video outputs (HDMI 1.4, mini-DisplayPort) and four USB ports including three USB 3.1 ports and a USB 3.1 Type-C (no support Thunderbolt). You also benefit from the latest generation of 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi chips and Gigabit Ethernet E2400 to give the game priority.
Note that this PC comes with FreeDos , a utility that does not fully exploit its capabilities. It will therefore install a complete operating system such as Linux or Windows to enjoy a fully functional environment.
Performance, autonomy of the MSI GL63 8SD-817XFR
Discover the high-end game with the Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti . Unlike the latest RTX 20 series, the latter does not support Ray-Tracing and is therefore destined to succeed the mid-range GTX 10 Pascal cards. Very close to the GeForce RTX 2060 in most scenarios, it is able to compete with intensive players and ensure optimal frequencies in 1080p High on all AAA games with a total of more than 80 SPF. for the creative is also valuable with its 6 GB VRAM GDDR6 .
For its part, storage is in place to promote system responsiveness without compromising capacity. In fact, the 256 GB dedicated NVMe PCIe SSD will be able to accommodate the operating system and all programs and games and thus contribute to the most responsive execution, shortened download times and an overall brighter environment. The perennial hard drive of 1000 GB to 7200 rpm in addition is there to allow you to archive all of your toy library.
The heart of the PC is not quite last generation with the arrival of Intel 9th generation processors in recent days (April 2019). However, our MSI GL63 8SD-817XFR does not lack plumb. And for good reason, the Quad Core i5-8500H Coffee Lake is able to support the versatile use of video editing, 3D rendering, programming or engineering, with satisfactory flexibility in multitasking thanks to 8GB of memory lively .
Finally, the autonomy should ensure around 5 hours in current use (web browsing via Wifi).