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MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RE (i7-8750H; GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Rating: 8.0.

The MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RE’s name may be something of a mouthful but it does helpfully contain one key clue to this laptop’s most obvious features: RGB lighting. An RGB backlit keyboard and RGB slashes on the lid let you add your own colour scheme to this 15.6inch laptop.

Elsewhere it’s a fairly typical mid-level gaming laptop, with a modest design but powerful spec that includes an Nvidia GTX 1060 and Intel Core i7-8750H. With both an M.2 SSD and 2.5inch drive bay you get both speed and capacity when it comes to storage and the edges are strewn with plenty of connectivity.

Options of either a 120Hz TN screen or 4K IPS model mean you can choose whether to prioritise image quality or performance too. Let’s dig a little deeper to see how it holds up.

Specification:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel core i7 8750H (2.2Ghz – 4.1GHz)
  • Display: 15.6” 120Hz Full HD LCD in LED backlight 1920×1080 16:9
  • Memory Supplied: 2 x 8GB
  • Memory Type: DDR4
  • Memory Speed: 2,400
  • Max Memory Support: 32GB
  • Graphics Chipset: nVidia GeForce GTX 1060
  • Graphics Memory: 6GB GDDR5
  • Storage: 256GB M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD
  • Keyboard Type: Chiclet
  • USB Ports: 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB Type C
  • HDMI Port(s): 1
  • Microphone/headphone Jack(s): 1 of each
  • Card Reader: SD (XC/HC)
  • Audio: 4.0 sound by Realtek
  • Wireless LAN – Intel 2×2 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth: V4.2
  • Webcam: Full HD type ([email protected])
  • Warranty: 1yr RTB

Total cost £1379.99 inc vat.

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