MSI GF62 7RD Laptop Review and Benchmarks
I'Ve got here there's an Intel 7700 HQ quad core KB Lake CPU, which runs a 2.8 gigahertz engine turbo up to 3 point 8. Gigahertz I've got 16 gigabytes of ddr4 memory running at 2400 megahertz here, but the two slots can support up to 32 gigabytes for storage, there's, a 128 gigabyte Kingston and dot 2 SATA SSD and a 1 terabyte Seagate 2.5 inch hard drive installed. The SSD is, in the end, dot 2 slot, which also supports PCIe 3 and vme storage. So you can optionally upgrade to a faster SSD for the graphics were dealing with in videos 1050. In combination with the 15.6 inch 1080p wide view, panel we'll see how this performs later in the benchmarks for the network connectivity, there's, a Gigabit, Ethernet port and killer AC Wi Fi, which supports up to 802 11 AC as well as Bluetooth 4.2. The laptop has a black brushed metallic look to it outside on the lid, but inside things are a bit different rather than MSI as usual. Black there's, a brushed gray plastic going on here, which feels nice and smooth and is unique to the GF model. I'M told that in Australia this model is exclusively sold through Harvey Norman, which seems to make sense. I get the impression it's a laptop aimed towards business professionals rather than strictly gamers, based on the 1050 graphics. The physical dimensions of the laptop are thirty. Eight point three centimeters in width, 26, centimeters in depth and two point: nine centimeters in height the total weight of the laptop is advertised to 2.
2 kilos and when testing this mine weighed just a little more and when including the power, brick and power cable for charging. The total increases to just under two point: eight kilos, so it's still fairly light and good for transporting, as mentioned the screen here is a 15.6 inch, 60 Hertz 1080p white view panel. The white View panel here looks mostly alright front on the contrast seems to be lacking a bit fir and once you start looking from above or below the colors shift quite a bit, and it looks pretty bad left and right, sighs, look our cave, Oh as long As you're looking at it directly from the front, it looks fine. The screen also has a matte finish to it, which I personally prefer as you're, not looking to reflections I've performed. My usual backlight bleed test on the display, which involves, having the laptop show a completely black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding around the edges. I then take a long exposure further with my camera to help display any bleed. So basically, this is a worst case scenario test. The result was pretty surprising. There was no noticeable bleed in the photo. What you're, seeing toward the top and bottom is just a result of the panel type if I move it up or down even the slightest bit the colors of the blacks shift, just as we saw earlier, it's not actually bleed. This can, of course, vary from laptop to laptop, so your results may vary while moving the display.
There was a little bit of flex but no big deal. Unfortunately, you can't open the laptop with one finger. All that weight seems to be placed towards the back, which prevents this above. The display is a HD camera, so it's only capable of 720p video at 30fps. I don't think the camera looks very good, even with decent lighting it's still very grainy audio, also doesn't sound that good either but I'll. Let you judge for yourself there's an RGB steelseries keyboard, which I enjoyed typing on. There was a little bit of flex while pushing down hard on the keyboard, but this wasn't really noticeable under normal typing conditions. There was actually more flex in the wrist rest areas. The lighting can be adjusted through the included software and there are a number of effects available. Unlike the last MSI laptop, I checked out this one doesn't allow individual key customizations. Otherwise I think it looks quite nice and I also think MSI have the best. Looking RGB keyboards out of all of the laptops, I've looked at so far, the power button is found towards the top right, while the two buttons next to it can be used as a shortcut to MSI's Dragon center software, which lets you monitor the system control the Keyboard lighting and more while the last button will max out both the CPU and GPU fans. I also found the touchpad to work pretty well. There are physical left and right buttons, which are quite loud and very clicky.
Moving on to the available IO on the Left, we have a Kensington, lock, Gigabit, Ethernet port, USB 3.0 type, a port HDMI port mini display port, another USB 3.0 type, a port, a USB 3.1 type C port and 3.5 millimeter headphone and mic jacks. However, on the right there's, a USB 2.0 type, a port built in SD card reader and the power input there, nothing on the front other than some status LEDs and nothing on the back of than a couple of Eric's or spends towards the corners up on the Lid, the CMS ilogger, which lights up white when the laptop is powered on the metallic lid, was a fingerprint magnet but nothing a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth. Couldn'T fix the gray plastic palm area did a better job of hiding these, but will still need to be cleaned. Underneath there's some air intakes to keep everything cool, as well as some rubber feet, which both help prevent the laptop from moving around on flat surfaces when in use and also rise it up slightly to help let cool air Ian. The speaker's have found underneath the front of the laptop, and I found that they didn't sound, very good at all. They send a tinny with no bass whatsoever. I definitely recommend sticking to headphones here powering the laptop is a 41 watt, Eller 6 cell battery and with a full charge in doing basic tasks such as browsing the internet and watching youtube videos with the screen on around half brightness keyboard lighting off and background ups.
Disabled, I was able to use it for 3 hours and 14 minutes, while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings and Nvidia's battery boost set to 30fps the battery lasted for 44 minutes. Overall, I found the battery life quite good, considering the size likely owing to the lower power 1050 graphics card during normal use, with an ambient room temperature of 23 degrees Celsius, the CPU idle to 36 degrees Celsius, while the GPU idled at 35 degrees Celsius – and here Are the external temperatures of the laptop where you'll actually be putting your hands while benchmarking for an hour with the same room temperature, the CPU reached a maximum of 88 degrees Celsius, while the GPU peaked at just 69 degrees Celsius, the CPU got a little warm, but Nothing too serious, while the GPU kept fairly cool in comparison, we can see that the keyboard area has warmed up a bit more, mostly towards the back in middle, while, where your hands would stitch stays a fair bit cooler. I also found the laptop fairly quiet when not gaming, at idle it's at around the 37 decibel mark, and I could barely hear it. This is what it sounded like while running my benchmarks. In gaming, it went up to 52 decibels, which I found pretty typical for most laptops and here's. What that sounded like with the fans fully maxed out, it went up to 57 decibels and it was fairly loud. Here'S what that sounded like in comparison, I also did not notice any quail wind while testing.
Finally let's take a look at some bench. Mock'S will first cover some real world gaming benchmarks, followed by tests with various benchmarking tools, while I'm aware that the 1050 isn't meant to be a serious gaming graphics card. I wanted to test my usual suite of games against it to see how it held up. All tests will run at the 1080p resolution, with all windows and Nvidia updates to date installed player unknowns battleground sets the trend for what we'll see throughout most of the results. Here, where it runs great at the lowest settings, but then drops down quite low at the higher settings, it's also worth keeping in mind that this game is difficult to benchmark, as it greatly depends on what's going on in game. So take these results with a grain of salt battlefield. One felt great to play, regardless of the setting level used. You could play on high and get just under the 60fps sweet spot, The Witcher 3 wasn't too bad, even at Ultra. I still felt like it was playable, but you'll probably want to run it on lower settings to get higher frame rates watchdogs to rent surprisingly well at the lower settings. I found a playable on all settings high and below, while an ultra. It was almost unusable and felt choppy as usual ashes of the singularity performed slightly better in DirectX 12, while overall, it ran pretty good at the lowest setting levels. Rise of the Tomb Raider, on the other hand, showed different behavior, where DirectX 12 resulted in lower frame rates than DirectX 11.
A bit odd does with better graphics. Cards. Dx12 usually gives a slight improvement, so that was interesting. Shadow of mordor was able to get fairly high frame rates even at high settings. I found this game to not be too dependent on graphical horsepower, so it runs quite well here. I'Ve also tested the newest shadow of war. In comparison, it looks like it needs more power to run, but with medium settings in the lower we're, getting all right results, Ghost Recon struggled on all but the lower settings you might want to look at a laptop with better graphics if you'll be playing this game. Doom performed fairly similar, regardless of the settings used even at ultra rare, still found that it felt pretty smooth to play despite the 1050, although most of these are fairly intensive games. The 1050 didn't do too bad when using lower settings. If you're, looking at a laptop, the gaming third you'll, probably want to run with higher settings so I'd recommend a 10 60 or, above as I found that to be a great sweet spot for 1080p 60 FPS gaming. Otherwise a 1050 Ti would probably be the minimum. I personally consider for gaming, of course, depends on the games. You'Ll be playing now on to the benchmarking tools, while a useful indicator note that these results are less practical compared to the real world gaming results previously shown. This is how the laptop performed in heaven benchmark with the tessellation set to extreme and anti aliasing set to eight, and this is how valley benchmark performed with anti aliasing on 8 at various graphics settings, featherless benchmark iran, fire strike from 3d mark and got a score Of five thousand five hundred and thirty six so not too bad for the ten.
Fifty in crystal disk mark the 256 gigabytes on a3 SSD performed around five hundred and sixty megabytes per second in sequential reads, and two hundred megabytes per second in sequential writes, which is pretty typical for a set of three based SSD. Well, though, a little lower on the right speeds there, the one terabyte hard drive, gets around 113 megabytes per second in sequential reads and 96 megabytes per second for the writes, nothing special but it's, OK for extra storage! Overall, I think the laptop performs quite well. Well there, if you're, looking for a gaming laptop I'd, look at something with at least a 1050 Ti. Instead, you can definitely play lots of games with this laptop just be prepared to dial back the settings and keep in mind that you need to look directly straight on to the screen to see it properly. With that said, the 7700 HQ CPU is still a powerful laptop CPU and all other tasks worked flawlessly. The lower end GPU does, however, allow the laptop to get fairly decent battery life. Third, while keeping cool temperatures, I could see this being used primarily as a low weight laptop for work with some light gaming on the side. With these exact specs, the laptop comes in at 1996 Australian dollars at the time of recording there. It was 20 off so 1596 turtle, which is about 1200 US dollars for my international friends, and it comes with a two year warranty.
So what did you guys? Think of Emma sighs, GF 62 7 Rd laptop considering the screen quality and that you're getting the 1050 at full price. I think I'd look at getting something with a 1060. Instead, even at the discounted price, I could still get a 1050 TI based laptop. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments or simply leave a like or dislike on the video to. Let me know what you thought, thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.