Gaming laptops are popular with powerful graphics and processor, most of those machines are features with high-quality design and excellent internal components such as CPU (Central Processing Unit), graphics card, RAM, and others.
Because these are the high-end machines that invented to run most entertainment, productive, and editing programs and software, there are many price categories available which you can choose based on your desire and available budget.
Today, most gaming laptop comes with over $1000. Fortunately, with the current modern technologies, you also can find gaming partner machines under this price range, and the MSI laptop of the GV62 8RD-200 model is one of those.
Product: MSI GV62 8RD-200
Screen Size: 15.6 inch
Item Model Number: GV62 8RD-200
Optical Drive Type: None
Editor’s Rate: 8.5 out of 10
PROS & CONS
PROS: MSI GV62 8RD-200 is an excellent entry-level to the middling gaming laptop for the price it offers. It features thin and lightweight design than some of the competitors.
CONS: It lacks the endurance, as it has a short battery life, and MSI GV62 8RD-200 is not VR-ready.
- COOLING SYSTEM
- CONNECTIVITY & WEBCAM
MSI uses the same body, just like the previous GV62 family on MSI GV62 8RD-200. Moreover, MSI has granted it with 16 GB storage of Intel Optane Memory, as the Optane technology can load faster than the regular hard drive.
Additionally, they also have improved this unit processing power by using the new 8th Generation family of Intel Core i5.
Features the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics power, it certainly lets you experience the high quality of gaming content on a thinner looking design.
Not only the performance and portability have significantly improved, but also, MSI slightly improves these devices’ battery life too. However, this device does not support the VR gaming.
If you are still looking for a gaming partner for a desktop replacement, the GV62 8RD-200 may help. However, as stated, it doesn’t support the VR gaming (maybe one of the reason to ensure it’s worth the price).
The MSI GV62 8RD-034 is a model that is similar to the mentioned one. It comes with 8th Generation Intel Core i7 instead of Core i5, which is better in processing performance, but, surely it significantly cost more.
|MSI GV62 8RD-200||DETAILS|
|Screen Display||15.6-Inch Full HD 1080p EDP IPS-Level|
|Max Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Dimensions cm/inches (LxWxH)||38.2cm/15.07″ x 26cm/10.2″ x 2.9cm/1.16″|
|Processor/CPU||8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H|
|CPU Performance||4 (Quad-Core), 2.3 GHz (up to 4.0 GHz)|
|Graphics Card/GPU||Dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti|
|GPU VRAM||4 GB GDDR5|
|RAM/Memory||8 GB DDR4 2400MHz 2 Sockets (Max Memory 32GB)|
|Hard Drive||Hybrid Drive New Intel Optane 16 GB + 1 TB (5400RPM)|
|Windows Edition||Windows 10 Home Edition|
|Webcam||HD 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) Camera|
|Networking||802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0|
The built quality for a gaming purpose must be in line with its performance. You’ll find almost all gaming laptops crafted with fresh and beautiful design, adequate features, and high-quality material, which can give you confidence when using it.
Moreover, according to MSI, they have claimed that the MSI’s brushed tactical cover designs will both maintain lightness and preserve that gaming feel.
MSI has improved the body design to makes it thinner and lighter than most of its predecessors.
As they make it thinner and lighter, they’ve completely removed the optical drive. So, you won’t find any DV or DVD player on GV62 8RD-200.
Most of GV62 8RD-200 predecessors has blessed by MSI with comfortable and well-designed keyboards, and it is specially built for serious gamer and even for the professional.
Moreover, these specialties have inherited by the new generation of MSI GV62 (the GV62 8RD-200 is one of them). The qualities include:
- 1.9 mm key travel built to handle those cruel keystrokes with ease, optimum of W A S D keys button zone.
- It supports the ability of the multi-key input, as it an excellent feature that allows its user to gain full command over gaming missions.
- The SteelSeries built-in keyboard comes with a single backlighting and important anti-ghosting ability.
Running games with high graphics setting are something that can increase body temperature. So, that’s why a cooling system is essential for a gaming laptop.
According to MSI, this machine has featured with its exclusive Cooler Boost technology. With a total of 6 heat pipes, it can maintain and ensure the maximum performance under any gaming scenario.
CONNECTIVITY & WEBCAM
You’ll find a USB 2.0 port, an SD card slot, and the power jack on the right side.
On the other side, there are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI port (4K support), the registered jack 45 (RJ-45) port, a mini-display port, a USB 3.0 Type-C, and audio jacks (1x Mic-in and 1x Headphone-out (SPDIF)).
As for the front camera or Webcam, it is only 720p HD quality. You may need an external Webcam.
The screen features with Full HD (1920×1080 pixels max resolutions) quality and IPS (In-Plan Switching) technology. The full HD display quality is typical for most gaming machines today.
In short, the screen capacity is adequate and has beautiful colors. Additionally, the IPS technology offers you wider viewing angles.
You can watch, view, and share your screen content with your teammate. MSI GV62 8RD-200 screen size is 15.6 inch (measured by diagonally from the monitor corner to corner)
So it’s more than enough for standard gaming purposes unless you have a supplementary budget and want to find a device that is special for high-end gaming or creating 4K 3D content.
As for its performance, you’ll get the 8th Generation family of Intel Core i5-8300H chip, 16 GB of Intel Optane plus 1 TB of hard drive storage with 5400 RPM rotational speed, and 8GB DDR4 memory.
To put it briefly, it can handle most of the mid to high definition productivity programs with ease. Just in case, if you have a problem with several programs on multitasking tasks, you can upgrade the memory (maximum of 32 GB) later on.
Besides, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB DDR5 dedicated graphics, allows you gaming on with all mid-range to most high-def games and perform well. In short, it’s an average performer on most triple-A games’ classification.
MSI did not point out any particular information about battery performance. Then, it’s obvious there is nothing much we can expect from its battery life.
There are many feedbacks from its users, which is it can only hold only about two hours when gaming on. So, it’s an average for a gaming laptop.
MSI GV62 8RD-200 almost had everything for someone to expect in today’s modern entry-level gaming. For the performance, it is surprisingly high for being in his category.
Except for the battery performance, though, it’s a little let-down. More on its negative side, you need an external Webcam. The 720p HD Webcam is decent for most of the entry-level system.
However, if you are after for its performance and the available budget, the GV62 8RD-200 may one of the perfect laptops to put in your comparison list.