MSI GE63VR 7RE Raider — DAGeeks.com
When it comes to gaming laptops, the MSI brand is one of those brands that is not only visible, but has taken strides in providing us with an ample amount of choices in terms of gaming laptop options.
As for this experience, I was given the opportunity to play around with the GE63VR 7RE Raider for a short period.
The GE63VR 7RE Raider I got to experience has this specifications:
- Processror: Core i7-7700HQ
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- Display: 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS-Level 120Hz
- Graphis: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
- RAM: 16 GB (Upgradable to 32 GB)
- M.2 SSD Combo
- HDD 1TB
- Keyboard: Steel Series Keyboard
- WebCam: 720p 30fps Webcam
- Networking: Killer ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v4. 2
- 1x Type-C USB3.1 Gen2
- 3x Type-A USB3.0
- 1x RJ45
- 1x SD (XC/HC)
- 1x (4K @ 60Hz) HDMI
- 1x Mini-DisplayPort
- 2x 2W Speaker
- 2x 3W Woofer
- Dimensions: 383 x 260 x 27.5 mm
- Weight: 2.39 kg
As you can see, on paper, the GE63VR 7RE Raider carries within the mid-range specs for laptops these days. As it should, even with the laptop already pretty beat up when I got it, it was able to provide the optimum experience I expected for a laptop with the price tag that the MSI GE63VR 7RE Raider has.
I must say that the GE63VR 7RE Raider is pretty solid. Not only does the laptop have a premium feel with it’s finish, it feels solid enough that it can go through the day-to-day without problems.
The laptop is deceptively light since most of the weight will most probably be coming from the power brick so it was pretty heavy during whenever I was using it on the road (during commutes) or on locations which helped a lot most especially during presentations I had to use throughout the event.
Another build feature is that pleased me a lot was the Steel Series keyboard and the Audio the laptop had. Compared to other laptops on the same range that I personally experienced, the Raider’s is by far one of the laptops I’ve enjoyed typing on. The keys have a crisp click whenever I type on them and the adjustable RGB lighting makes typing during the night pretty psychedelic.
You can also just let the laptop run at night and enjoy the light show you can set the keyboard to have.
During the experience, I was able to play the laptop with these games and programs:
- Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
- Filmora Video Editor (full)
- League of Legends
I told you I didn’t have the unit long enough right?
With the great keyboard, I can really say that the Raider provides more than just gaming. You can also have fun with it just doing work or chatting with friends or even doin presentations because the design itself is not overtly gaming.
Left side panel
During the experience, I was able to use the laptop with a bit of Photoshop, a bit of Filmora video editing and a lot of gaming with League of Legends. The time I had with the laptop wasn’t much so I wasn’t able to explore a lot of the options the laptop had. What bothered me a lot though during the experience was that the laptop had difficulty with a few photo edits during the time it was with me.
Right side panel
Meanwhile, the amount of activities I was able to do with the laptop using Filmora was also limited. Since during the period I had the laptop was mostly focused on just trimming and cutting videos, not so much in terms of the full-on editing task so it was manageable.
As expected, with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, I was able to run League of Legends at high settings without problems. The 120Hz monitor, while great, wasn’t something that I was able to play around much. But of course the images look crisp and clashes look awesome with the 15’6″ screen.
So far though, playing with the GE63VR 7RE Raider has been a fun experience.
One of the things I never expected to do in a laptop though is to prefer to use the on-board speakers instead of using my headset. The GE63VR 7RE Raider’s speaker not only provide quality music, but it also has enough to provide stellar audio quality even in games.
Based on the amount of time I was able to experience GE63VR 7RE Raider, I wish I had a fresher unit to experience. The laptop was able to deliver optimally what I expected from a mid-range laptop (SRP 99,995 php). Though there were obvious wear and tears on the laptop when I got it, it just goes to show that the MSI build with the GE63VR 7RE Raider is really solid to be able to still deliver such an experience.
The GE63VR 7RE Raider even with a hefty price tag provides what you can expect from a mid-range gaming laptop. It’s a good investment most especially for people looking to get more for their audio and keyboards than what is being offered in the market right now.
Makes all the right noises
There has been a steady stream of gaming laptop launches in the last couple of months. HP unveiled its new offering in the Omen series of laptops whereas Asus too has been active with its Republic of Gamers range. Not to be left behind in the race, MSI – a brand known for its competent devices – has launched its GE63VR Raider gaming laptop. A solid and sturdy looking device that promises more than competent performance, the GE63VR means business – at least on paper. At Rs 149,999, the laptop is priced competitively to create a space for itself in the market. We spent some time with the laptop and tested it by playing a host of games to see whether it lives up to its billing. Here’s our review of the laptop:
At first glance, the GE63VR Raider looks like a typical MSI offering. It’s a fancy looking machine with its sleek, black aluminium surface and there are two angled accents that you’ll find from bottom to the top. It’s an ‘illuminated’ device which screams red all over the place. You’ll find two red light bars next to the accents which light up as soon as the system is powered on. The Raider branding is engraved neatly on the metal surface whereas MSI logo and the dragon shield sit pretty in the middle of the lid. In spite of black being the dominant colour, there are several shades of red which grace the design of the laptop. The red, in all fairness, does give the laptop a distinct sporty look.
The GE63VR Raider comes with a 15.6” inch display and pretty thin bezels. This is a solid yet unspectacular display with which you’ll have little complaints. A big reason for this is the 120 GHz refresh rate and 3ms response time. Games’ graphics look admirable and the matte finish ensures that there aren’t any glares on the display of the laptop.
The Raider’s speakers face downwards and whereas most laptops give muffled audio with such placement, the MSI Raider suffers from no such issues. There are subwoofers installed which completely eradicate the muffled sound output problem.
The GE63VR Raider comes with a chrome keyboard and has well-spaced out keys. You’ll notice that the Control and Shift keys are slightly larger in size and the numpad also takes up a lot of space. However, this isn’t an issue as you get used to them in a jiffy and gaming isn’t a problem at all.
As for the ports, on the right-hand side there is a card reader, two USB 3.0 ports and the power port. Move to the left and you’ll find a LAN port, an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, a headphone jack and a microphone jack.
The touchpad on this gaming laptop is accurate but takes time to get used to. There are separate left and right click buttons underneath the touchpad, Again, you will see shades of red in the outline of the trackpad.
We tested the laptop with quite a few games, mainly Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, Call of Duty, Asphalt 8 and Forza 7. Not once did we notice any stutter or lags in the performance and that’s perhaps because MSI has packed in a powerful processor. The Intel 7th generation core i7 processor coupled with GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 makes the Raider a proficient laptop.
An issue which bothers most gamers when it comes to gaming laptops is overheating of the device. MSI has worked hard to ensure that the Raider doesn’t suffer from it. The bottom of the laptop is a busy area and you’ll find two fans, four pipes and seven ventilation points that end up driving exhaust heat out of the system quite effectively. The GE63VR Raider is surprisingly a quiet laptop in spite of being a busy bee under the hood. While the laptop is VR-enabled, we didn’t get a chance to test that function.
Games load super quickly on the Raider and it is a feature that stands out. It runs Windows 10 and even for routine use, the laptop doesn’t disappoint at all. But gaming is where it shines at its best. The sound output is optimum as is the display. While playing Forza 7, you do notice that it delivers great graphics performance and scores well in the sound aspect.
We ran a couple of benchmarking tests on the MSI GE63VR Raider. On 3D Mark, the laptop scored 5198 whereas on PC Mark it delivered a score of 20540.
It’s becoming tiresome to talk about the poor battery life of gaming laptops and the MSI GE63VR Raider is unfortunately no exception. You’ll be fortunate if the laptop lasts more than 90 minutes without being charged. However, it’s a reality that most gamers and users have come to terms with.
There are two things which work in the favour of MSI’s latest offering: performance and the fact that it doesn’t heat up. The gameplay is efficient, the display is smooth and MSI deserves kudos for delivering all this at a relatively acceptable price point. While Rs 1,49,999 isn’t exactly cheap but when it comes to gaming laptops it is competitive. As mentioned earlier, you’ve alternatives from HP and Asus with similar or better specifications but they do cost more. If you’re looking for a quiet and efficient performer, the GE63VR Raider from MSI will be a good option to go for. However, the battery life could prove to be a deterrent to many.
Specifications for MSI GE63VR 7RF-058 laptop on the KNS website
Core i7 — 7700HQ
CPU Clock Speed
2. 8 GHz
Maximum processor frequency
Number of processor cores
HDD hard drive
HDD Disk Capacity
SSD disk capacity
SATA + SSD
Full HD 1920×1080
Video adapter manufacturer
GeForce GTX 1070
Video memory size
USB 3. 0
Mic in (microphone)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
2. 4 kg
383x260x27.5 mm 9000 € 1300.00
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