• Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 3GB
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD
  • Dimensions: 383x260x29mm
  • Weight: 2.4kg
  • Pros:
  • Camouflage theme
  • Performance
  • Cons:
  • None
  • Benchmark Results
  • 3DMark FireStrike: 9,756 points
  • 3DMark FireStrike Extreme: 5,207 points
  • 3DMark FireStrike Ultra: 2,612 points
  • 3DMark Time Spy: 3,702 points

You Can’t See Me

Gamers are beginning to want more than just raw performance these days. With the increasing popularity of RGB peripherals and much more, it’s easy to see that gamers now want style with their substance. Taking in the suggestions from fans, MSI brought the MSI GE62VR Camo Squad Limited Edition to life.

At first sight you are greeted by the notebook’s titular camouflage skin that is present not only on the front, but also on the inside covering the entire keyboard area. The texture and feel of the laptop is a lot smoother than usual, most likely due to the camouflage skin. Only weighing 2.4kg, the notebook is pretty portable with a backpack. Its dimensions aren’t that bulky as well, so we can see this being a popular option even for those who transit a lot.

Hardware wise it sports a pretty strong i7-7700HQ processor together with a GTX 1060 and 16GB of RAM, a mix of hardware suitable for gaming. It also houses both a 1TB HDD and 256GB SSD for both capacity and speedy boot ups. When it came to gaming the notebook definitely delivers on that aspect, easily playing the more popular games like Overwatch, DotA2 and LoL without breaking a sweat.

On the inside the GE62VR uses MSI’s Cooler Boost 4 technology to easily keeps the hardware hard at work cool. If that isn’t enough it also has a Fan Boost button that will crank up the fans, albeit at the expense of getting louder. The Dynaudio speakers along with Nahimic provides a great sound experience for gamers and entertainment users alike, providing excellent quality for those who love to listen to music, and just enough power to make all kinds of movies enjoyable to watch. In addition, the notebook is also VR ready, so you’ll be able to hook up your VR devices like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift right from the get go.

Aside from that, the notebook comes with a care package containing some MSI camouflage goodies such as key chains and a tumbler. But if you think that’s it, you’re wrong. It also comes with a military camouflage backpack to complete the entire package.

CHIP CONCLUDE: Both style and substance, what more can you ask for?

(previously published in issue May 2017)

MSI GE62VR Camo Squad Limited Edition