MSI GT73VR 7RF gaming laptop review

MSI GT73VR 7RF gaming laptop review




MSI GT73VR 6RF Titan Pro, a veritable beast of a machine. Powered by a Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU (8GB DDR5X), it came equipped with an Intel Core i7-6820HK processor (2.7 GHz) and 32GB of DDR4-2400 memory (up to a staggering 64GB). In terms of storage, it has a pair of M.2 PCIe SSDs running in super RAID 4, as well as a standard HDD. The CPU is more easily boosted to 3.6 GHz should one need the extra power. Overclocking both the CPU and GPU is very straight forward too, adjusted via sliders in the MSI Dragon Center app.

                     It comfortably ran modern for games such as the open the world Grand Theft Auto V, first person shooter Battlefield 1, and real-time strategy Civilization VI while looking their absolutely best. Naturally, the rig was overkill for less demanding titles such as Overwatch or World of Thanks. Matters change somewhat once we raised the bar to either 4K or 120 FPS. also the MSI GT73VR can hit those targets, this is where tweaking on a per-game basis is going to come in. Even then, you’ll have to keep high expectations  the games that you’ll struggle with will be the same like giving equivalent desktop more and builds a hard time.

In the end of it , it’s the display panel that decides any matters. MSI offers you  three 17.3-inch options: 1920×1080 IPS, 3840×2160 IPS, and 1920×1080 with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 5ms response times. This boils down to user preferences and the types of games those they play, although the 120 Hz panel is, as our opinions, the more versatile pick. enjoyable anytime.
Packed with features on any sides

               The MSI GT73VR has no illusions over who its target audience is specelly gamers lovers. The build is tough and huge yet not necessarily . Brushed, black metal coat the lid and body, accented by streaks of red. Intake vents can be found all along the bottom, while a massive pair of rear exhausts hints at the powerful hardware within. Its only indulgence with color is the backlit keyboard and a thin LED bordering the trackpad, both linked to custom profiles managed by Steel Series Engine 3. The anti-ghost chiclet keys are very comfortable to use but, for some reasons, they sit level with the rest of the body a curious aesthetic decision, considering how most laptops have the keyboard slightly recessed. We didn’t dwell on it much but the trackpad is amazingly responsive too, at least when it comes to browsing folders and the web.


The greaters interest are the physical buttons sitting to the right of the keyboards. Starting from the top, we have the power button, a switch between onboard and discrete GPUs, a button for MSI’s exclusive Cooler Boost, a button to launch XSplit, and a buttons for Steel Series profiles. Out of the four, only switching graphics cards will require a system reboot.


                      Even Though  the right side are two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card reader. On the left are audio jacks for a headphone, microphone, line-out, and line-in, as well as another three USB 3.0 ports. Rounding things off are an Ethernet port, a mini Display Port, a USB Type-C Gen2 or Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI port, and a power socket on the back. The inbuilt webcam captures 1080p 30 FPS footages.Wireless connectivity includes dual-band 802.11ac with MU-MIMO  and Bluetooth 4.1. A pair of front-facing, three-watt speakers can be found on the bottom, accompanied by a five-watt woofer  they sound good as far as laptop speakers go ever.
On the software side is MSI’s Dragon Center apps, a system hub of sorts. you could  get easily access to programs such as Steel Series Engine 3 and MSI True Color, which lets us switch color profiles . A system monitor tab provides essential information on a single page, whereas other tabs let you tweak settings such as LED backlights or CPU and GPU clock speeds.


                      MSI GT73VR has weight 4.1 kilograms while the hefty power brick comes in at under 1.5 kilograms. and for dimensions, it’s listed as 428 x 287 x 49 millimeters. Everything fits into an appropriately sized day-pack, including a mouse and what ever else one may need. Not entirely comfortable for daily travel but certainly manageable and fuss-free for the occasional trip. That makes the MSI GT73VR ideal for pseudo LAN sessions or at even gaming events  in the fact a recent presses preview used these same machines for an upcoming title. And since it packs a GTX 1080 with the appropriate display ports, it’s a perfect mobiles virtual reality stations as well.

The onething I had was temperature. Notebooks are notorious for heating up fast during gamings, wearing down core components faster. In that regard, the switch between onboard and discrete graphics comes in handy for every where, cutting down the need for a large GPU idling and raising temperatures when not in use.

                      The MSI Cooler Boost comes into plays. That’s when the GPU and CPU fans kick into overdrive, putting those massive exhaust vents at the back to full use. And it performs dazzlingly, cutting temperatures down from 70 to 50 degrees Celsius in mere minutes. If that wasn’t impressive enough, those temperatures stayed in the 50 range for the entire session! The trade-off here is that they’re incredibly loud. I’m talking loud enough to hear from the other end of an apartment at midnight. It makes late-night gaming completely out of the question if in a shared room. Forget voice chat, too, until you pick up an active noise cancelling microphone.

The MSI GT73VR 6RF Titan Pro is an excellent for any choice for unwavering 1080p 60 FPS performance, with the capacity to reach higher resolutions and frame rates. It has everything the modern gamer needs for 2017 and beyond, whether it’s to play the next AAA release or to dive into the new worlds of VR. More powerful variants exist though they beg the question: what for? Unless you have specific, professional requirements, the 6 RF is going to serve you well. Its only setbacks are its bulk in a time where the impossibly slim Razer Blade Pro exists  and the startlingly loud fans when Cooler Boost its on. There’s also the matter of the steep price tag. While understandable given the hardware ticking within, it places this machine beyond the reach of most gamers and into the realm of premium options. so dont go from it, just enjoy your games with.

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