Gaming laptops are for an elite audience, where ultimate performance is paramount. Sadly they aren’t cheap either, often costing £1,500, or more. Fear ye not, for today because we are looking at the MSI GE 620, a 15.6 inch portable which packs in a Core i7 quad core processor, 4GB of fast DDR3 with Nvidia discrete graphics … and all for £800 inc vat. Surely there is a catch?
The GE620 is positioning itself as a viable machine for a wide audience who are interested in portable gaming. On paper it is certainly an impressive specification for well under a grand, we have tested the Intel Core i7-2630QM before and it is a fantastic processor. Equally so, the Nvidia GT 540M is a capable discrete solution capable of powering through many of the modern gaming engines.
Processor: Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.00 GHz)
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
Chipset: Intel HM65
Memory: DDR3 1066/1333 MHz
LCD Size: 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080) or HD (1366×768) LED backlight
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 540M (DDR3 1GB)
HDD (GB): 500GB
Optical Drive: Blu-ray / DVD Super Multi
Webcam: HD type (30fps@720p)
Card Reader: SD(XC/HC)/MMC/MS(PRO)/xD
Wireless LAN: 802.11 b/g/n (Intel or Atheros)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR