The MSI GL63 8SD-079XFR with its vivacious screen, powerful heart of last generation and responsiveness is no shortage of arguments for the players. Capable of meeting the needs of a large number of users in profiles ranging from multimedia to sophisticated gamer to creative, this 15-inch laptop offers a balanced configuration with Hexa Core, Full SSD storage and the latest GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Turing behind a look that remains relatively simple in gamer details but his TN screen does not win all votes.
Specifications of MSI GL63 8SD-816XFR
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED 120 Hz 94% NTSC (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Hexa Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake (2.2 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Storage space||PCIe 512 GB NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 speakers from 3W, Dynaudio Nahimic Audio Boost|
|webcam||Yes, HD 720p (1280×720) with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac Gigabit Ethernet|
|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||3 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Drums||Li-ion 6 cells 51Whr|
|Autonomy announced||4 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||383 x 260 x 22-29|
|Other||Backlit SteelSeries Chiclet keyboard with red keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, Connectivity, Screen MSI GL63 8SD-816XFR
Aesthetically, the MSI GL63 8SD-816XFR assumes its gamer vocation with a structured design that is both elegant and aggressive. MSI has however 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 cover logo, the keyboard and a red line running around the base. It\’s rather sober for MSI. Note the presence of a red keyboard backlightcalled 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.
Performance, autonomy of the MSI GL63 8SD-816XFR
On the front line is a latest-generation Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card . 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 .
Speaking of them, they directly benefit from the recent Hexa Core i7-8750Hprocessor. If it is not quite last generation with the arrival of the 9th generation Intel processors (April 2019), its capacity remains of a very high level and can glimpse large resources in multicore tasks , at the service of versatility. Indeed, its 6 cores (12 logical multi-threading) are valuable when you work on greedy applications type 3D modeling, parallelization, video editing … In front, the 16 GB of RAM provide ideal flexibility in multitasking , enough to see coming the next few years serenely.
The storage is also of great interest in this PC since it contains a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD . This significantly enhances the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Based on a PCIe interface faster than SATA3, the SSD provides shortened load times, a virtually instantaneous Windows launch and very fast file copies. Moreover, its capacity is not ridiculous and can host a good part of your toy library even if heavy games, media and large programs can be quickly cramped.
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.
Let\’s finish with the autonomy that should turn around 5 hours in current use (web browsing via Wifi).