Powerful, the MSI GL75 9SFK-1242FR oriented players and creators is a new gaming laptop with 17 inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective 144Hz screen that enhances fluidity in games. It incorporates a high-end NVIDIA Turing graphics card GeForce RTX 2070 ray tracing associated with Optimus to run recent games and speed up multimedia processing, fast SSD storage with large capacity to enhance responsiveness or a good amount of RAM coupled with Hexa Core i7 Coffee Lake Refresh processor for great overall power. Also included are a backlit chiclet keyboard and a USB 3.1 Type-C connector, but no Thunderbolt 3, all in a chassis with a contained weight.
Specifications for the MSI GL75 9SFK-1242FR
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 100% sRGB thin edges (1920×1080, anti-reflective / mat)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2) 1 free 2.5-inch slot|
|Connectors||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI (4K @ 30Hz), mini-DisplayPort, SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Intel Wireless-AC 9560), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB per button, SteelSeries|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x3W), Nahimic 3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-ion 6 cells 51Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.5 Kg / 397 x 271 x 28|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GL75 9SFK-1242FR
It sports a relatively sober and elegant design for a portable gamer which it nevertheless takes up the codes with its black finish, its angular lines and touches of red.
Its cooling is ensured by the Cooler Boost 5 technology marrying 2 fans with 7 heat pipes, the heat being released by the ventilation grilles at the back and on the sides.
This gamer and creative computer is well equipped in terms of connectivity. It includes wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely, practical HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs to easily connect this PC to a TV for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C or 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
Thunderbolt 3 point however which will undoubtedly disappoint some.
Many people will appreciate in any case having to deal with an RGB backlighting system by touching the chiclet keyboard because it is very practical to discern them in the dark.
The screen clearly aims to seduce players because it enhances the fluidity in games thanks to its refresh rate of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen displays colors more faithful to the average as well as comfortable viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. As it adopts a precise Full HD definition and a 16: 9 format, the screen is suitable for High Definition content and particularly for videos. Anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny screen in a bright environment (eg outside) while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, autonomy of the MSI GL75 9SFK-1242FR
The MSI GL75 9SFK-1242FR targets those who are looking for a versatile 17-inch laptop with high performance, especially in games and multimedia.
It is indeed able to run the user’s favorite games, including the most recent and greedy, because it benefits from the dedicated NVIDIA Turing high-end GeForce RTX 2070 card with ray tracing.
The GeForce RTX 2070 also has the advantage of being able to be used by multimedia software exploiting GPU computing power to speed up processing, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere.
In practice, the integrated NVIDIA Optimus technology solicits the GeForce RTX 2070 automatically and in real time when the very modest performance of the Intel UHD 630 solution housed within the processor is insufficient to perform the requested tasks. The Intel UHD 630 is in fact favored as much as possible by Optimus because its reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy. Of course, whether with the GeForce RTX 2070 or the Intel UHD 630, you can watch photos and videos on this PC.
The heart of this computer is up to the task, both to support the GeForce RTX 2070 and for creation. It is built around an Intel HM370 chipset, 16 GB of RAM and a Hexa Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh processor which deliver overall power capable of attracting demanding users.
If the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable currently in the games compared to a Quad Core, it is notable in the fields greedy in resources CPU and RAM exploiting the multicore. This is particularly the case in multimedia, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering where we get much faster processing with this laptop than with a model based on 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad Core processor.
Storage is in keeping, entrusted to an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB rivaling hard drives. But compared to these, remember that an SSD is much faster while being silent, more robust and more energy efficient.
In practice, the SSD guarantees significantly more responsive and fluid operation than a simple hard drive. We thus benefit for example thanks to the SSD of a faster arrival on the cards of online games, start / stop and launch of games / software or even faster creative processing.
In addition here, scalability is required since a 2.5 inch location is free. Enough to add a second SSD or a hard drive.
Finally in terms of autonomy, count on about 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer which turns out to be noisy and heats up when it is heavily used (eg games, treatments).