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MSI GE62 2QD (Apache) 029UK Review

Rating: 8.5.

Today we take a look at the new 15.6 inch MSI GE62 2QD (Apache) laptop. Featuring a metallic chassis comprised of traditional aluminum and Mg-Li alloy MSI claim it is 44% stiffer and 23% lighter than a traditional design. The GE62 2QD features an Intel Core i7 4720HQ processor, Solid State Drive, Nvidia GTX960M graphics and wide angle panel. Is this a good buy for £1,100?

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This newest model eschews the last gen Nvidia GTX860M, focusing on the new low power GTX960M, a capable discrete solution we analysed recently in our Razer Blade Pro 2015 review.

MSI are clearly targeting a much broader audience than Razer, as the GE62 2QD is less than half the price of the Blade pro 2015 – featuring the same i7 4720HQ and GTX960M pairing.

Speakers are developed by partner DynAudio – a company normally associated in the high end audiophile sector. MSI are focusing on the inclusion of ‘Nahimic Sound Technology’. This offers ‘immersive 7.1 sound capabilities in high definition using exclusive stereo equipment.’

Other benefits of the Nahimic Sound Technology include:

  1. Virtual Surround: Total immersion in the game: 360° sound that puts you right in the heart of the action.
  2. Voice Leveller: Realism: highlighting even the smallest sounds and providing incomparable clarity of dialogue.
  3. Bass Boost: Gaming intensity: increased bass, giving you incredibly high-powered sound.
  4. Noise Gate & Reduction: Microphone communication quality: constant volume and noise reduction for optimum voice clarity and comprehension.

 Product Specification:

  • Display: 15.6″ 1920*1080 FHD, Anti-Glare, Wide Viewing Angle
  • Processor Type: Intel Core i7 4720HQ
  • Processor Cores: 4 (8 Threads)
  • Processor Clock Speed: 2.50GHz (3.50GHz Turbo Mode)
  •  Hard Drive Size: 1000GB (7,200 rpm)
  • Solid State Drive: 128GB SSD (M.2 SATA)
  • Memory Supplied: 1 x 8GB
  • Memory Size: 8GB 1600mhz DDR3
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1
  • Graphics Chipset: 1x Nvidia GTX960M
  • Microphone: Built-in
  • Keyboard: Full Colour Backlight Mechanical SteelSeries Keyboard
  • LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Killer GB LAN
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n/ AC
  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • USB 3.0 Port(s): 3
  • USB 2.0 Port(s): 1
  • HDMI Ports: 1x (1.4) Support 4Kx2K Output
  • Mini Display Port(s): 1x Support FHD 120Hz, 4K 60Hz
  • Microphone Jack(s): 1
  • Headphone Jack(s): 1
  • LAN Port(s): 1
  • Web Camera: HD type
  • Battery: 6 Cell Li-Ion
  • Product Weight (g): ~2.4Kg (With Battery)
  • Warranty: 2 Years Collect and Return

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