/MSI GL63 8RE-455IN Gaming laptop Review

MSI GL63 8RE-455IN Gaming laptop Review

Features of MSI GL63 8RE:

Sleek and Strong Design:

A sturdy design for those intense action-packed games – this laptop from MSI has a weight of 2.2 kg and has a gorgeous brushed-aluminum finish. Its slim finish with a 39.62 cm (15.6) Full HD Display makes it the ideal laptop for gaming on-the-go with max of 60Hz refresh rate.

Performance That is Just as Powerful as Your Game:

Stunning visuals and empowering performance go together, as this laptop is powered by the Intel Core i7 8th Gen Processor and is also equipped with the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 Graphics Processor. The NVIDIA Ansel Technology lets you capture and share quality in-game photos. It comes with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and an HDD capacity of 1 TB and 128 GB of SSD.

Dual Fan Cooling System:

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MSI GL63 8RE-455IN SteelSeries keyboard with RED RGB Lights

When your game gets intense, your laptop must be able to handle the intensity that may extend for longer hours. This laptop does just that, with its efficient cooling system which improves the airflow for enhanced durability. It automatically adjusts the fan speed so as to ensure that the system temperature remains at an optimal level. Its Dual Fan Design boosts the airflow and increases air efficiency to improve the cooling efficiency. There is a dedicated button given near power button to get run Fans on full throttle.

Gamer-centric Steelseries Keyboard:

This laptop comes with a keyboard that is optimized for gaming. This is burrowed from SteelSeries which we used to see on higher end laptops of MSI and the RED backlight is given with brightness control.

Stunning Visuals for Enhanced Gaming:

The 60 Hz Wide-view Display gives you a vast glimpse into your gaming universe from every angle. This laptop also has a high refresh rate that ensures fewer lags. Its 94% Color Gamut paves the way for a larger color range.

Optimized Audio with Nahimic 3:

Your gaming experience is never complete without the support of good audio. This laptop comes with the Nahimic 3 that monitors the sound output to pump up the volume. The over all experience in sound is just amazing with surround effects and if you are not using headphones then the inbuilt speakers of the laptop are quite impressive and loud enough with accurate stereo effect.

Ports for Easy ConnectivityMSI GL63 8RE-455IN Review MSI GL63 8RE-455IN Review

With the presence of multiple ports, this laptop ensures that every connection can be made easily. You have the facility to connect the latest gaming peripherals as well with the presence of the HDMI Port. On the right side you will get two USB ports and charging port and on the left you will get HDMI port, one USB port, Ethernet port, thunderbolt 2 port and 3.5 mm audio jack with separate mic jack.

Faster Wi-Fi with a Wider Range

Get set for a robust wireless connection, as this laptop comes with the 802.11ac 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Standard with two antennas – one for transmission and the other one for reception.

MSI Dragon Gaming Centermsi dragon gaming center

With the single press of the hotkey, you can open the MSI Dragon Center to get useful information such as the CPU and GPU Frequencies and make adjustment. You will find details for RAM usage disk usage cleanup disk option. Details of RPM of both the fans in setting you will also find many other options for enhancement.

MSI GL63 8RE Review after 6 Month of usage.

As MSI is a company deals in performance-oriented laptops its range starting from 70,000 INR or 900 $ to 4000 $ prices may vary from time to time. Particularly here I will talk about MSI GL63 8RE.

Performance:

This laptop comes with i7 8th gen processor which boost up to 3.80GHz bundled with 16 GB DDR4 RAM that means you can expand storage because in both the slots 8GB DDR4 ram is fitted. I do not think there is any need of increasing RAM as 16 Gb is enough for Gaming and video rendering.

Secondly, it comes with Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 which is yet a powerful GPU as compared to GTX 1050 Ti, The price at which this is offered no other laptop gives GTX 1060 Nvidia Chip with Dual massive fan for turbo boost.

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MSI GL63 8RE-455IN Tubo Boost Fans
Gaming Experience

In Gaming I have played Farcry 5, Battlefield 5, Fortnite, God of wars 4, Black ops 3 any many more every game was set the ultra HD graphics and every game was butter smooth the frame rate I was getting was 60Hz as the display can not carry more than that but yes from thunderbolt port you attach you Hi-res monitor there you can achieve more framerates. Dual fan does wonder while gaming its bit noisy when both fans run on high RPMs, but it does increase the performance.

All these performances are obtained while the laptop is connected to power cord if you will run the gaming on Battery frame rate will reduce though you will feel any lag but surely there will be drop in performance.

Display:

Display is 1080p HD with 60Hz refresh rate it is not the best I will say, it is decent you will find the display to be average the viewing angel is really annoying most of the time I kept adjusting the laptop screen to get the right colors. But at the price point of 800$ or 80,000 INR what more you can expect you are getting i7 8th gen processor with Nvidia GTX 1060 Graphics over that 128 GB SSD with 1TB of HDD running at 7200 RPM and 16 GB RAM.

Keyboard & Touchpad:
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MSI GL63 8RE-455IN SteelSeries Keyboard and Touchpad

MSI has given the SteelSeries keyboard which is decent its positing of buttons is bit different, as I am coming From HP it took time for me to get used to this keyboard. It comes with red RGB Lights whose brightness could be controlled which I like the most. I thought they could have given different RGB lightning options for keyboard that kind of looks cool in my opinion but it’s a budget laptop so MSI skipped that part.

Coming to Touchpad that is something which is am not happy as its not as responsive as it should be it’s a synaptics touchpad. The touch pad has a matt finish I feel if it could be little bit smooth texture that will surely improve the overall using experience. But then it will not match to the aesthetics of the whole laptop.

Build Quality:

The most important part of a laptop is the build quality I will say the build the quality is average as on the top you get Plastic covering with a Lightning MSI logo with a matt finish coming to keyboard there you will find aluminum casing that is good both upper part and keyboard layer justifies the build quality and it looks premium. But then I come to back of a laptop it really sucks the material they have used does not seem of very high grade there are plenty of vents at the back for air ventilation.

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MSI GL63 8RE-455IN Back Panel

Whenever I pick the laptop some time, I really feel that the back panel would break as it very flimsy I do not know that it is with this particular model only or all GL series laptop made on same platform form.

The back panel is not easily accessible as whole keyboard unit you have to remove then then only you can access the motherboard or up-gradable components that really let down this laptop.

You will get red strip all around the laptop which give very nice appeal the laptop and the Signature design of MSI on the top of laptop.

Battery:

You will get 6 Cell battery in this laptop which can easily provide you the max of 4 hours of backup it is not more but what else you can expect from a performance-oriented laptop. The charging brick is really heavy and bulky its pain to carry that.

Verdict:

This is the best laptop which money can buy if you are looking particularly for gaming as current its price is above 1 lakh or 1000 $ but on many occasions the sale goes online where you can get it as low as 80,000 INR or 800 $ but if you been able to hold on it under 1,000 $ then also it’s a great bang for a buck.

The direct competitor of this laptop is Asus ROG Strix GL503GE which is an amazing laptop where ever it lacs it covers it but unfortunately it doesnot comes with Nvidia GTX 1060 it supports GTX 1050Ti.

For the same price I will not compromise on Performance as GTX 1060 a way better than GTX 1050 Ti it has double CUDA core than GTX 1050 Ti.

If you are gamer and you are on budget then this is for you I really felt that while editing videos and rendering it took heel lot of time 10 minute video it took around more than 1 hour I was using Adobe premiere pro but I do not know that was software issue or laptop, because with these specification it should not that much time. But never the less its a great laptop if you want a great deal Buy here.

Specification Chart of MSI GL63 8RE-455IN
ModelMSI GL63 8RE-455IN
In-BoxLaptop, Battery, Power Adaptor, User Guide, Warranty Documents
Model NumberGL63 8RE-455IN
Part NumberNot Mentioned
SeriesMSI GL series
ColorMatt Black
TypeGaming Laptop
Suitable ForGaming, Processing & Multitasking
Power Supply180 W AC Adapter
Battery Cell6 cell
MS Office ProvidedNo
Dedicated Graphic Memory TypeGDDR5
Dedicated Graphic Memory Capacity6 GB
Processor BrandIntel
Processor NameCore i7
Processor Generation8th Gen
SSDYes
SSD Capacity128 GB
RAM16 GB
RAM TypeDDR4
HDD Capacity1 TB
Processor Variant8750H
Clock Speed2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 4.1 GHz
Memory Slots2 Slots
Expandable MemoryUpto 32 GB
Cache9 MB
RPM7200
Graphic ProcessorNVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Mic InYes
RJ45Yes
USB Port1 x USB 2.0, 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1
HDMI Port1 x HDMI Port (v2.0)
Multi Card SlotSD Card Reader
TouchscreenNo
Screen Size39.62 cm (15.6 inch)
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 Pixel
Screen TypeFull HD LED Backlit Wideview Display
SpeakersBuilt-in Speakers
Internal MicBuilt-in Array Microphone
Sound Properties2 x 3 W Speakers
Wireless LANIEEE 802.11ac
Bluetoothv5.0
EthernetGigabit Ethernet
Dimensions384 x 262 x 24 mm
Weight2.2 kg
Disk DriveNot Available
Web CameraHD Webcam
Lock PortKensington Lock Slot
KeyboardBacklight Keyboard (Single Color – Red)
Pointer DeviceTouchpad Synaptics
Additional FeaturesLi-ion Battery 6 cell
Warranty Summary1 Year Global Warranty by MSI
Warranty Service TypeOnsite
Covered in WarrantyManufacturing Defects
Not Covered in WarrantyPhysical Damage
Domestic Warranty1 Year
International Warranty1 Year

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