MSI GE62VR Apache Pro Gaming Laptop

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Though the market is flooded with the high-end gaming laptops but in the regime of technology, you can say ‘More is Less’. The MSI, already manufactured many classic, stupendous gaming laptops, has updated their GE line of gaming laptops by releasing a highly adaptable, comfortable and portable GE62VR Pro Apache gaming laptop.

The MSI GE62VR ready gaming laptop is a super-light laptop as compared to other gaming laptops. Though it doesn’t change a whole lot from previous generation gaming laptop but it came with one big upgrade under its hood which is its new Pascal Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU.

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Features

  • Display: 15.6" Full HD Non Reflection 1920x1080 | Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6-3.5GHz)
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA's Latest GeForce GTX 1060 8G GDDR5X
  • RAM: 16GB (8GB x2) DDR4 2133MHz | Hard Drive: 256GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB (7200RPM)
  • Special features: VR READY | Steel Series Full-Color Backlight Keyboard w/ Anti-Ghost Key + Silver Lining | Killer Gaming Network E2400 | Metal Build"

To investigate further this gaming laptop, lets’ have a look at what it holds for us.

Design:

The GE62VR ready gaming laptop comes with a combo of futuristic red lines on top of a grey and black background and the Xotic’s logo is prominently placed on the wrap. This gaming laptop has 1080p, 15.6 inch display flanked by the logo of MSI on the bottom and emblem of Xotic PC on the top and also a full island-style keyboard with a number pad. The trackpad and the black plastic deck have a faux brushed aluminum pattern and the back of the notebook and the front of the palm rest feature red accents.

The GE62VR ready gaming laptop measure 15.1 × 10.2 × 1.1 inches and weighs 5.4 pounds. There are plenty of ports available for expandability and attaching controllers and your home entertainment devices. The left of the laptop holds Ethernet jack, a security lock slot, a single USB Type-C port, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, mini DisplayPort, HDMI output and microphone and headphone jacks. On the right resides a DVD drive, SD card slot, USB 2.0 port and power jack.

Display:

The GE62VR ready gaming laptop has a colorful, sharp and crisp 15.6 inch, 1080p, matte display. The display produces an excellent sRGB color gamut of 113 percent which beats out the mainstream-notebook average. It provides average brightness of 301 nits. Unlike G752V, the GE62VR doesn’t feature Nvidia’s G-Sync technology which matches display’s refresh rate with system’s graphic card preventing tearing, stuttering and lag.

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Features

  • Display: 15.6" Full HD Non Reflection 1920x1080 | Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6-3.5GHz)
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA's Latest GeForce GTX 1060 6G GDDR5
  • RAM: 12GB (8GB + 4GB) DDR4 2133MHz | Hard Drive: 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB (7200RPM)
  • Special features: *Amazon Exclusive Model | VR READY | Steel Series Full-Color Backlight Keyboard w/ Anti-Ghost Key + Silver Lining | Killer Gaming Network E2400 | Metal Build

Audio:

The Dynaudio speakers of GE62VR ready gaming laptop have integrated subwoofer that pushes out strong bass. This gaming laptop is especially great for those who want their entertainment loud.  Its audio quality is good with a balance across the frequency ranges and at lower bass frequencies, there is a more gradual recline. Further adjustments can be made via Nahimic 2 software.

External speakers can be connected to this gaming laptop via 3.5mm gold-plated audio jack.

Keyboard and Touchpad:

The SteelSeries keyboard of GE62VR ready gaming laptop is comfortable enough to play on and work for hours at a time. The keys are springy and responsive, require 64 grams of force to be pressed down and have vertical travel of 2 millimeters. The red backlights render the keyboard easy to see in dark and give the computer a bit of menacing look.

The Synaptics touchpad of 4.2 × 2.3 inches is wide enough to easily navigate Windows and Web, the touchpad has a slightly rough texture.

Gaming, Graphics and VR:

The Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card and 6GB of VRAM provides mixed performance. The 1060 is a part of Nvidia’s latest generation of GPUs which are designed to use with VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and can handle intense games. This gaming laptop goes back to its integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU when you are not gaming.

Performance:

The GE62VR ready gaming laptop is a serious multitasker because of its 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, a 512GB M.2 PCIe-SSD, 32GB of RAM, a 1TB, 7,200 rpm HDD and 6GB of VRAM with an Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU. On the whole, the improvements made by the Pascal architecture to Nvidia cards trim down to three factors: lees heat, better efficiency and more performance. All this means that you are able to run more games on a single charge for longer.

Software and warranty:

The MSI GE62VR gaming laptop comes with a clean Windows 10 install as Xotic PC eliminates all preloaded software as a part of its optional Redline Boost system tune-up. The usual software that you expect from an MSI gaming laptop is missing including MSI True Color for screen calibration, SteelSeries Engine 3 for keyboard customization, Nahimic 2 for audio adjustment and XSplit Gamecaster. You can download these online.

The programs that remained after reinstall are bloatware that is common to Windows 10 including Twitter, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Netflix and Farmville 2: Country Escape.

The MSI GE62VR ready gaming laptop comes with two years labor and parts warranty. For $245, you can increase it to three years and with $349 you can also get accidental damage protection.

Temperature:

On both the top and bottom sides of GE62VR ready gaming laptop, the surface temperature is generally cool with some notable warm spots on the left palm rest and touchpad as both the primary and secondary drives reside directly underneath. The bottom surface remains relatively cool as compared to other gaming laptops because there is a gap between the heat pipes and the bottom plate. The WASD and the Numpad keys on top remain comfortable to use whereas the keys closer to the GPU and CPU can become much warmer.

Average surface temperature of this VR ready gaming laptop is cooler as compared to the previous generations. The GE62VR gaming laptop features six heat pipes and two fans keep the gaming laptop cool.

Battery:

The MSI GE62VR ready gaming laptop lasts nearly 3 hours and 9 minutes when used fully loaded.

Pros:

  • Comfy and responsive keyboard and trackpad
  • Lightweight
  • Customizable

Cons:

  • Dimmer display as compared to others
  • Mixed graphics performance
  • No G-Sync support

The MSI GE series is more about core performance and the GE62VR performs very well in this regard. Being a lean and light gaming laptop, the MSI GT62VR ready gaming laptop is one of the best gaming laptops for those who want a perfect balance between decent gaming power and portability.

MSI VR Ready GE62VR Apache Pro-001 15.6" Powerful Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 i7-6700HQ 16GB 256GB M.2 SATA + 1TB Windows 10


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Features

  • Display: 15.6" Full HD Non Reflection 1920x1080 | Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6-3.5GHz)
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA's Latest GeForce GTX 1060 8G GDDR5X
  • RAM: 16GB (8GB x2) DDR4 2133MHz | Hard Drive: 256GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB (7200RPM)
  • Special features: VR READY | Steel Series Full-Color Backlight Keyboard w/ Anti-Ghost Key + Silver Lining | Killer Gaming Network E2400 | Metal Build"

MSI VR Ready GE62VR Apache Pro-026 15.6" Powerful Gaming Laptop Geforce GTX 1060 i7-6700HQ 12GB 128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB Windows 10


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Buy This Item
amazon.com
as of October 31, 2017 2:46 pm

Features

  • Display: 15.6" Full HD Non Reflection 1920x1080 | Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6-3.5GHz)
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA's Latest GeForce GTX 1060 6G GDDR5
  • RAM: 12GB (8GB + 4GB) DDR4 2133MHz | Hard Drive: 128GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB (7200RPM)
  • Special features: *Amazon Exclusive Model | VR READY | Steel Series Full-Color Backlight Keyboard w/ Anti-Ghost Key + Silver Lining | Killer Gaming Network E2400 | Metal Build

 

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  1. Najam THomas says

    How will it perform for high end professional video editing? 4k video editing?

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