|Screen Size||17.3 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels|
|Processor||2.6 GHz Intel Core i7|
|RAM||8 GB SO-DIMM|
|Memory Speed||2133 MHz|
|Hard Drive||1 TB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA Geforce GTX960M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2000 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 A/C|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
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MSI GL72 6QF-405 17.3" Gaming Laptop Notebook Geforce GTX 960M i7-6700HQ 8GB 1TB
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|Display||18.4"||17.3"/ 4K Display**||17.3"/ 15.6"/ 14"/ 13.3"/ 4K Display **||17.3"/ 15.6"||17.3"/ 15.6"||17.3"/ 15.6"|
|Processor (Intel Skylake 6th Gen)||corei7-6920HQ corei7-6820HK||corei7-6920HQ corei7-6820HK corei7-6820HK corei7-6700HQ||corei7-6700HQ||corei7-6700HQ||corei7-6700HQ||corei5-6300HQ corei7-6700HQ|
|NVIDIA GeForce Graphics||GTX980 SLI GTX980M SLI GTX970M SLI||GTX980 GTX980M GTX970M||GTX970M GTX965M GTX960M||GTX970M GTX965M GTX960M GTX950M||GTX960M GTX950M||GTX960M GTX950M|
|Storage SSD Type||2x M.2 NVMe SSD PCIe Gen3x4**/ M.2 SATA**||2x M.2 NVMe SSD PCIe Gen3x4**/ M.2 SATA**||M.2 NVMe SSD PCIe Gen3x4||M.2 NVMe SSD PCIe Gen3x4**/ M.2 SATA**||M.2 SATA**||M.2 SATA**|
|Storage HDD Type||2.5" SATA 7200 RPM||2.5" SATA 7200 RPM||2.5" SATA 7200 RPM||2.5" SATA 7200 RPM||2.5" SATA 7200 RPM**||2.5" SATA 7200 RPM/ 2.5" SATA 5400 RPM**|
|VR Ready||VR Ready**||VR Ready**|
|Multi Monitor Support||Up to 4 Monitors (Thunderbolt 3 Type-C)||Up to 4 Monitors (Thunderbolt 3 Type-C)||Up to 3 Monitors (Thunderbolt 3 Type-C**)||Up to 2 Monitors||Up to 2 Monitors||Up to 2 Monitors|
|True Color Technology (100% SRGB)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Keyboard||SteelSeries KB/ Mechanical Red Backlight||SteelSeries KB/ Full Color Backlight/ Silver Lining Keys**||SteelSeries KB/ Full Color Backlight**/ Silver Lining Keys**||SteelSeries KB/ Full Color Backlight/ Silver Lining Keys**||SteelSeries KB/ White Backlight/ Silver Lining Keys**||Keyboard by SteelSeries|
|Network||Killer DoubleShot Pro, Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet/ Killer Shield||Killer DoubleShot Pro/ Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet/ Killer Shield||Killer DoubleShot Pro/ Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet/ Killer Shield||Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet/ Killer Shield||Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet/ Killer Shield|
Black 17.3" Full HD eDP Non Reflection 1920x1080 16:9 Core i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz HM170 NVIDIA Geforce GTX960M 2G GDDR5 8GB DDR4 2133MHz 2 Sockets; Max Memory 32GB 1TB (5400RPM) _ DVD Super Multi AR8171 Intel 3165 Stone Peak 1 (1x1)+BT4.0 M.2 type BT 4.0 SD (XC/HC) HDMI 1.4 mDP v1.2 USB 3.0 Type C *1 USB 3.0 x 2 USB 2.0 x 1 Steel Series Non Backlite102Keys Multi Touch Speakers x 4 (2W) 720p HD Webcam 720p HD Webcam Win 10 Multi-language 1 year Limited warranty (Include 1 Year Global)
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-runs everything in ultra settings
-hasn't had any over heating problems (can monitor internal heat and has a button for faster fans and has dual exhaust vents)
-has not crashed or stuttered on me
-has the appearance of a badass computer
-pre installed software is useful and not very annoying for the most part (looking at you norton)
-norton trial period
-battery life is 2 to 3 hours depending on intensity of use (but if plugged in no worrys)
-keyboard looks a bit... strange the keyboard is short and a very rigid rectangle but you'll get used to it quickly
ORIGINAL REVIEW (JUNE 2016):
I've had a Retina Macbook Pro for the past 4 years and I needed a new computer since it's nearing the end of its lifespan. I wanted a Windows machine this time around to save on expenses and wanted a computer in the ~$1000 price range. This fit the bill and is overall a really great machine for the price.
- Two hard drives (128GB SSD & 1TB HDD) leave you with TONS of space. My Macbook only had a 256GB SSD (granted, in 2012, that was great), but having a lot more space now is really nice. I store all of my software on the SSD and keep all of my data on the HDD.
- Great graphics card, processor, and RAM for the price. For under $1000 you really can't beat it. I play both League of Legends and Overwatch on this machine and they both not only run really smoothly but look GREAT, and also use various Adobe applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) as well with no issues. Also, if you need to ever add more RAM, I believe this model supports up to 32GB. For now, the 12GB is plenty for me, and this was something that was concerning for me coming from a computer with 16GB. Honestly though, I can't even tell the difference.
- GREAT price and value. I bought the lower-end option with two hard drives and less dedicated graphics memory but for those that are anything less than hardcore gamers (I play video games regularly, but am totally content with lower graphics quality as long as the game runs smoothly), this is more than you'll ever need.
- GREAT startup & shutdown times. Sometimes 10 seconds or less!
- Option to add a great warranty through SquareTrade if you want - since I got the model that was under $1000, I got the warranty for about $100 cheaper since it qualified for the lower price bracket.
- Overall reasonably quiet. This model includes a built-in button on the keyboard next to the power button for a "Turbo Fan Mode" that instantly engages the fans on full-blast if it ever gets hot. For me, it does get hot for graphic-intensive applications, and when I engage the Turbo mode, the machine cools down considerably. The Turbo mode does compromise the overall quietness of the machine though.
- Tons of inputs including a USB-C input and 3 standard USB input, ethernet port, hdmi port, mini-displayport, and SD card slot.
- There is NO BACKLIT KEYBOARD on the lower-cost model that I purchased. I mistakenly thought (read: totally my fault) it included the backlit keyboard, but it did not. This may be a selling point for some, but honestly, as long as you're not working in the dark, it's not a big deal.
- Screen quality is decent but still not as good as the one I had on my Retina Macbook Pro. Granted, this computer is in a totally different price bracket so that's completely understandable. However, I feel like sometimes it's overly bright and kind of washed out. BUT, it is by no means bad. It's still decent, just not the best.
- Screen feels somewhat flimsy to the touch because of the plastic casing. I'd say it's totally typical of a windows laptop. One of the reasons I opted for this machine instead of a similarly-priced ASUS ROG machine was because a lot of the reviews noted that the ASUS ROG machine has a VERY flimsy screen. Since the screen is one of the only parts of the machine you can't really replace yourself that easily, I opted for this MSI instead.
- Keyboard is one of those ridiculous ones that has the number pad included on the right hand side so the keyboard is not centered on the machine. I CANNOT STAND this feature and it's almost impossible to find a Windows laptop nowadays that doesn't do this. It also prevents the mousepad from being centered - another annoyance. I wish manufacturers offered a centered keyboard option.
- Mousepad sometimes picks up inputs when the edge of your thumbs swipe across it mistakenly while typing. It's also a very basic mousepad with physical buttons (which I actually like), but it doesn't respond well to gestures of any type.
- Comes with Norton Antivirus. WHY??!! I removed it right out of the box.
- Windows is set up to automatically save everything to the smaller SSD instead of the larger HDD, so you'll have to reconfigure this right out of the box.
- All plastic casing - no metal. It gets smudgy quite easily.
- Speakers are located on the front of the laptop around the frame, which, if you're not sitting at a desk, get covered up easily and inhibit sound. The sound quality isn't that bad, but the placement of the speakers really inhibits the sound for the user. I prefer the location of speakers to but under the screen above the keyboard since that way there's no interference from objects or people blocking sound.
Overall, I'm very happy with this machine so far. I've had it for a few weeks and have not had any problems with it yet. I plan on updating this review in a year if nothing else comes up with it. At this point, I'd recommend this laptop. Blessings!
Firstly, this computer comes with Windows 10, so you will be running on the latest Windows Operating System (OS) once you've set it up. The version I purchased was the i7-6700HQ 12 GB RAM version, for $779 which was a great deal. $1000 still isn't that bad for the performance, SSD, and extra RAM you get (12 is enough for most people, unless you are a really heavy multitasker), but I would make sure to check for any other cheaper laptops that offer similar performance for a cheaper price as prices change all the time.
PLEASE NOTE: You must perform system updates to make sure your computer is up to date (which it won't be as it's been sitting in a box for some time) and check through all of your drivers in the "Device Manager" to make sure those are up to date as well. Reportedly some people have had trouble with the Wi-Fi at first, so you may have to plug in an Ethernet cable from your router into the RJ-45 Ethernet port and then update the Wi-Fi and other drivers. ONE THING YOU MUST NOTE: Your audio drivers may not function properly and the laptop audio quality may sound horrendous. This was what happened to me, so you have to go to MSI's site and download their audio drivers directly from the site. Here is the link: https://www.msi.com/Laptop/support/GL62-6QF.html#down-driver&Win10 64 Simply find the "Audio" driver (roughly 360 MB) and download it. Other drivers are also available if need be.
Gaming and Rendering/Content Creation | Processor:
I have not purchased this laptop for gaming, at least for now, but the GTX 960M graphics card does provide some good 1080p performance on every game at Medium detail or better. Many games can run on High detail though and some on Ultra detail. The 960M has 2 GB of RAM, which is pretty much enough to run all current games at 1080p, so no need to worry about the vRAM (virtual RAM, term used for graphic card RAM). This laptop is also nice for 3D Rendering and content creation/streaming. The processor is an i7-6700HQ which is pretty powerful so streaming to Twitch and other services will not be an issue. It has a clock speed of 2.6 GHz (powerful enough for streaming right then and there) with a turbo boost to about 3.5 GHz (usually only needs to go up to about 3.1 GHz though). The processor has 4 cores and 8 threads, which is great for multitasking and heavy tasks.
Not the greatest, but it is to be expected of a mid-level gaming laptop. You will get roughly 3-3 1/2 hours of battery life from normal tasks, such as browsing the web and watching videos. You may get close to 4 hours if you're lucky. Any extensive tasks (e.g. gaming, rendering, streaming, etc.) will definitely eat at the battery pretty quickly in about an hour or less, so be sure to have a charger handy.
It's a pretty nice keyboard that is somewhat softer than cheaper laptop keyboards, even though it still isn't the best. It's definitely doable though. The keyboard does not come with RGB lighting to my knowledge.
The version I have purchased comes with 12 GB of RAM, a 128 GB SSD (solid-state drive, wicked fast boot performance and program load times. Windows 10 will be running on the SSD), and a 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD (hard drive, which is a lot slower than an SSD but it is a bit faster than your typical HDD). Store your favorite programs on the SSD for fast loading times and performance, while storing documents and videos and other big files on your HDD. The C: drive is always the drive with Windows on it, so in this case, the SSD is the C: drive. The D: drive is the HDD. If you get confused, simply look at the space and you will see it is relatively close to the 128 GB SSD or 1000 GB HDD. The RAM is enough to run all current games and open many programs. It is DDR4 RAM as well, which is faster than DDR3 RAM.
The screen I have is a 15.6" Full HD laptop, which means the resolution is 1920x1080p. The display is an LCD IPS (in-plane switching) Matte display, which is great because the viewing angles are nice and Matte means it is not reflective. It weighs about 5.3 lbs, which is not light but it is not super heavy.
The cooling is pretty good. You have two fans ready to go if need be, with only one working during normal tasks and the other one sitting idle. There is also a button on the computer (right above the "INSERT" key and to the left of the "G" button) that turns on both fans at full speed if you ever needed it to run that high. This is most certainly not a quiet fan though, as the fan always seems to be working at around 3200-3300 rpm during normal tasks, which is definitely noticeable to the ears but you can get used to it. I have used Sony Vegas Pro 13 and it runs at about 170 degrees Fahrenheit (76.67 degrees Celsius). That is very warm, but definitely not super hot. This laptop cools properly. My older one with Sony went above 200 degrees Fahrenheit and even needed to have an external fan cooling it in order to prevent overheating. This computer generally always runs below 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38-39 degrees Celsius) with normal tasks running, which is pretty cool.
Side things to note:
- This comes with a Norton trial period. Once that is done, please do not purchase it. Instead, make sure Windows Defender is on. It will get the job done.
- "MSI Dragon Gaming Center" can be used to monitor your computer, although the Task Manager is definitely much more handy and recommended. The Dragon one is pretty much for quick stats, such as CPU % usage and fan speed.
I will add to this review over time if new things arise. Overall, this laptop is definitely a good mid-upper level laptop with good performance all-around.
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I wouldn't recommend.