MSI GL62 6QF-628 Gaming Notebook (GTX 960M) 31

MSI GL62 6QF-628 Gaming Notebook (GTX 960M) Review

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Introduction


From the MSI website:
Dedicated to customer-driven innovation, MSI leverages its remarkable R&D strengths to craft top-notch, well-acclaimed motherboards, graphics cards, notebook PCs and All-in-One PCs. The Overclocking Series is designed for enthusiasts who pursue extreme performance and go after world records. Aimed at fulfilling the needs and expectations toward professional gaming, the MSI GAMING Series receives gamers' unanimous acclaim. Incorporating Military Class components, the Classic Series has an excellent reputation for quality and durability. All these distinctive products have made MSI a forerunner in the middle-range and high-end market. Also adding to the lineup are cloud servers, tailor-made IPCs, intelligent panoramic camera (Panocam), robotic appliances and human-centric vehicle electronics that further demonstrate MSI's strengths and endeavors in consumer, commercial and IOT(Internet of Things) markets.

MSI is without a doubt an emerging powerhouse in the world of electronics. Created way back in 1986, the company has managed to expand into nearly every sector of the market. Their attention to brand identity and marketing while doing so has paved the way as they have gone from being a top manufacturer to an easily recognizable brand, all backed by their Gaming series of graphics cards, motherboards, laptops, all-in-one systems, and, most recently, fully featured desktops. MSI has been on a roll and apparently won't be slowing down anytime soon.

Today, I will be looking at their MSI GL62 6QF-628 15.6" laptop. This mid-range model features an Intel Skylake Core i5-6300HQ quad-core for number crunching and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M for gaming. What is most surprising, however, is the use of a proper 1920 x 1080p screen, which, with the rest of what is on offer here, has this MSI laptop shaping up to be a good all-around unit. That said, let's not count the chickens before they hatch, or the dragons in MSI's case? At least not until we have taken a closer look.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:MSI
MODEL:GL62 6QF-628
SIZE:15.07 x 10.23 x 1.06 inches
38.27 x 25.98 x 2.69 cm
WEIGHT:5.29 lbs
2.39 kg
PROCESSOR:Intel Core i5-6300 HQ
2.30 GHz (3.20 GHz Turbo)
CHIPSET:Intel HM170
DISPLAY:15.6" Screen
Full HD 1920x1080
eDP Vivid Color 94%
OPERATING SYSTEM:Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS:Intel HD Graphics 530
DEDICATED GRAPHICS:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
2 GB GDDR5
MEMORY:1x 8 GB SO-DIMM 2133 MHz DDR4
2x SO-DIMMs slots
32 GB Max supported
STORAGE:1 TB 5400RPM HDD
OPTICAL DRIVE:Super Multi DVD
CONNECTIVITY:1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1x VGA
1x HDMI
1x Mini DisplayPort
1x Headset AMP + Gold Flash jacks
1x Microphone jack
2x USB 3.0
1x USB 3.0 USB Type C
1x USB 2.0
COMMUNICATIONS:1x Qualcomm Atheros AR8171 GigE LAN
1x Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Stone Peak 1
1x Bluetooth 4.0
AUDIO:Realtek HD Audio
4x Speakers (2W)
INPUT DEVICE:Multi-Touch touchpad
SteelSeries 102 key keyboard
SD (XC/HC) Card reader
720p HD Webcam
POWER:120-watt AC adapter
6-cell lithium ion battery
WARRANTY:1 Year Parts & Labor
MSRP:$899
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