- Operating System: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
- Memory: 8GB DDR4
- Storage: 1x 120GB M.2 SSD, 1x 1TB HDD
- Dimensions: 383 x 260 x 27.5mm
- Weight: 2.39kg
The Portable Powerhouse
Gaming has never been as popular as it is now, with brands and manufacturers finally taking the initiative to produce gaming machines for gamers all around the world. Notebook technology has come a long way, allowing people to play the latest games while on the go. The increased accessibility to convenient gaming will foster the gaming community for years to come.
The notebook houses an Intel seventh generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and 8GB of RAM. Paired together with NVIDIA’s GTX 1060, the MSI GE63VR 7RE is just the notebook students need for doing work and having hardware powerful enough to also game on. In fact, the GTX 1060 is suited for most games, if you’re not aiming for the highest settings possible all the time. But nevertheless the GTX 1060 is capable of playing some of the most popular games like DotA2, League of Legends, PUBG and much more. Gaming performance is satisfactory and there shouldn’t be any issues from getting high frame rates even when pushing higher settings while playing games like DotA2 and LoL.
While gaming, MSI’s Cooler Boost 5 kicks in to provide cooling needed for you keep your gaming smooth, albeit with a bit of noise when it’s really ripping. On top of that, the RGB keyboard provides a great and colourful distraction from the noise. Each key on the GE63Vr is individually lit with an RGB LED for countless customisation options, which can in turn be done through the Dragon Center. The software also gives you access to MSI SHIFT so you can switch between different gaming profiles for either that boost in performance, or that little bit of battery you want to save.
The GE63VR supports M.2 SSDs for quick start up times and blazing fast performance, which was evident by the notebook booting up within seconds. The SSD comes with a large capacity of 120GB, which is enough for Windows and your other essential programs. Then there’s also a 1TB HDD for you store downloads or files that require larger amounts of spaces, like your Steam games.
(previously published in issue March)