The MSI GP76 10UG-251FR Leopard designer-oriented gaming laptop takes advantage of a large amount of 32 GB RAM combined with a Comet Lake-H Intel Octo Core i7 processor for great overall power and fast processing. Designed to play and create, this computer takes advantage of a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with frequency of 144Hz which improves fluidity in games but also of a high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card that supports loads recent games and speeds up processing. This portable PC for gaming and creation also features fast 1TB SSD storage for increased responsiveness, an RGB backlit chiclet keyboard as well as Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity, but without Thunderbolt 3.
Specifications MSI GP76 10UG-251FR Leopard
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10870H Comet Lake-H (2.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1 free M.2 slot (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI (4K @ 60Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet (Intel Ethernet I225-V, 2.5 Gb / s)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB per key, Silver Lining Print|
|Audio system||2 XL speakers (2 x 2W), Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 4160mAh 65Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.9 Kg / 397 x 287 x 25.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GP76 10UG-251FR Leopard
It has a relatively discreet look for a gaming laptop PC, which it nevertheless takes up the codes with its black case with angular lines.
Its cooling is provided by Cooler Boost 5 technology which is based on 2 fans, 6 heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
The connection integrated into this gaming laptop PC is good, consisting of 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely , a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it. Too bad, however, to note the absence of Thunderbolt 3.
A backlighting system is fitted to the chiclet keyboard of course, here of the RGB type per key, which is practical for better distinguishing the keys in a dimly lit environment. The keyboard design was made with the help of SteelSeries to adapt to gaming habits.
To improve fluidity in games in order to appeal to them, the screen adopts a frequency of 144Hz higher than the 60Hz standard. It also displays colors more faithful than the average as well as important viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically, thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS specifications. With its 16: 9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also well suited to videos and more broadly to High Definition content. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is more restful for the eyes in prolonged use than a shiny panel while ensuring better visibility in bright surroundings (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the MSI GP76 10UG-251FR Leopard
The MSI GP76 10UG-251FR Leopard may be of interest to those on a comfortable budget and planning to invest in a versatile, large-format laptop that performs well in gaming and creation.
It benefits from a large amount of RAM of 32 GB above the average which allows to see well ahead and to accompany without worry the processor, a Comet Lake-H Octo Core i7-10870H.
These components will be of interest to both players and creators, especially the latter. Because this core guarantees much faster processing than 8/16 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core processor. We particularly feel the difference in areas requiring RAM and CPU resources using multicore (eg 3D rendering, photo editing, video editing.
Built around an Intel HM470 chipset, this designer-oriented gaming laptop also benefits from the dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card with ray tracing.
However, this speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, which is the case for example with Adobe Premiere / Photoshop and Sony Vegas, which is enough to appeal to creative people.
Gamers are not left out, as the top-of-the-range NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 is capable of running the most recent and graphics-intensive games at a glance.
In practice, NVIDIA Optimus technology has the GeForce RTX 3070 active automatically and in real time when the very modest performance of the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the Octo Core i7 turns out to be insufficient to perform the requested tasks.
The Intel UHD 630 is indeed used to the maximum by Optimus because its reduced energy consumption promotes battery life. In this regard, bet on about 4 hours of battery operation in light use.
Whether with the GeForce RTX 3070 or the Intel UHD 630, you can obviously watch photos and videos with this laptop designed to play and create which benefits from even more responsiveness thanks to its SSD storage.
Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more energy efficient, more shock resistant and silent.
Thanks to the SSD, we obtain, for example, games / software launches much faster than with a hard drive, just like processing and starts / stops, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
In addition here, we find an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB easily competing with hard drives. And since an M.2 slot is free, you can add a second SSD if you need even more space.
Finally, expect this computer to heat up and be heard under heavy loads (eg games, processing). Not the most easily transportable because of its heavy weight, this laptop PC however adopts a large 17-inch format which is particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).