MSI GE62 APACHE-276;9S7-16J212-276 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop Review

MSI GE62 APACHE-276;9S7-16J212-276 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop

15.6" MSI GE62 APACHE-276 Gaming Laptop
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MSI GE62 APACHE-276; 9S7-16J212-276 15.6 inch gaming laptop is the younger version of the new 17.3 inch MSI GE72 Apache-235 that we reviewed yesterday here with exactly the same specs and only small differences like obviously the screen size and 12GB memory (8GB + 4GB) DDR3L SDRAM as compared to the 16GB on the larger 17 inch model and a sleek new design. Powerful i7 processor, very large memory and GTX 960M graphics still work together to give you a great gaming power and the very smooth running of your every day and more demanding tasks on the GE62 too.

MSI GE72 APACHE-235 comes with the 5th generation quad core Intel i7-5700HQ at 2.7-3.5GHz speeds with Intel Turbo Boost 2.02- automatically adjusted between demands of more power for things like advanced gaming at the highest 3.5GHz speed and at the base speed for regular tasks to save on energy, 12 GB (8 GB+4 GB) DDR3L SDRAM at 1600 MHz for superior multitasking capability for whatever you throw at it, 1TB SATA hard drive at 7200 rpm rotating speed and the latest genuine Windows 10 multi language operating system preinstalled with new features like Cortana personal digital assistant, Edge browser, a Start page similar to Windows 7 and free 15 GB OneDrive storage.

15.6 inch LED backlit Full HD screen has 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio and 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and SI's exclusive True Color Technology for more vivid colours and sharper images with greater contrast and detail. NVIDIA Geforce GTX960M discrete graphics card with 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM video memory is great for advanced gaming of the 2014/2015 current titles at higher settings and Intel HD 5600 with shared memory for regular multimedia tasks. MSI’s Matrix Display technology supports multiple external displays via the HDMI and miniDisplay ports and has a 720p HD Webcam with microphone for Skype chats. You’ll get studio quality sound with enhanced deeper bass and clear voice with reduced exterior noise with the Nahimic Virtual Surround Sound and 2 watt Dynaudio high fidelity speakers x 4 with a built-in subwoofer and virtual 7.1 sound in immersive HD.

MSI GE62 APACHE-276;9S7-16J212-276 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop
Aluminium black MSI GE72 has a beautiful cutting-edge design, weighs 5.29 pounds and measures 15.07 x 10.23 x 1.06 inches which would be the average weight and size for a 15.6 inch gaming computer making it portable with also the 6-cell lithium ion battery, battery life is 46% longer than the previous generation GE60 Apache (up to 1.5 hour longer and with SHIFT feature you can switch between sport, comfort and green). Steel Series gaming keyboard is backlit, has 102 comfortable keys, a 10 key numpad and a textured multitouch trackpad. Connectivity options include the DVD SuperMulti Optical Drive, 802.11ac wireless, Killer Gaming Network 100/1000Mbps Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 x USB 2.0 port, 3 x USB 3.0 ports, an Audio-out port, SD Card Reader, an HDMI 1.4 output, 1 x mini-DisplayPort v1.2 and Headset AMP + Gold Flash jacks.

Conclusion: MSI GE72 APACHE-235 is quite a powerful and portable gaming laptop- the best or one of the best at the price level with exactly the same specs with its older brother MSI GE72 except for the screen size and 4GB less memory but still offering awesome multitasking power and is expandable up to 16GB if you need more RAM, a Broadwell Intel i7 CPU with a passmark benchmark score of 8731 as of today which makes it quite the powerhouse you will need to play the latest games of 2015 and later at the highest settings and great frame rates per second with the discrete NVIDIA GTX 960M that is not super powerful but is better than all of the dedicated Intel GPU’s on the market today and you should have no problems with any of the games. Sound quality is really good with four Dynaudio speakers and a subwoofer, has all the connectivity ports anyone would need and a good quality HD webcam. What’s lacking here is a Solid State Drive but you’re compensated by a large 1TB hard drive at the fast 7200rpm speed and you can always replace it if you need to use the 2.5 inch bay or simply add an m.2 type SSD to one of the bays provided. It is offered with a two year limited parts and labor warranty by MSI and the first year is actually a global coverage.

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