MSI Computer GL62 6QF-1446 Core i7-6700HQ Gaming Laptop Review
MSI brings us another solid gaming option for laptop lovers that need a budget friendly solution for their mobile needs. This unit features some slightly older internals but this is offset by the slightly lower price point that this product comes in at. Laptops such as this will provide all of the best gaming and productivity capabilities tucked into a single solution.
We have an Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, which is still a decent processor in its own right. It features the same over clocking options that are available on similarly aged Core i7 systems, so it isn’t a damp squib by any stretch of the imagination. The graphics card is again, a slightly older solution, with the GPU being a last generation solution from NVidia: the GeForce GTX960M. The mobile derivative of these chips is ever so slightly hamstrung when compared to the fully fledged desktop equivalent, so buyers should be aware of this slight disadvantage.
System memory is up to date with a DDR4 slot configuration, and our review example comes with 8GB of it. All together this system still performs very well, with medium to medium-high game settings providing the best trade-off between visuals and gaming performance.
Absent from this system are the RGD and backlit keyboard options that gamers have become accustomed to on some of the other laptops, and this may be a good thing for some, and a setback for others. On the one hand, people that are looking for a budget friendly, high performance laptop for work will not be disappointed with this laptop. As a primary laptop, this unit offers some compelling performance advantages over some of the more expensive laptops in our list.
The hard drive is a mechanical 1TB device, but this can be upgraded to a SATA SSD if your budget allows. There are 2 USB 3.0 ports, and there is 1 USB 2.0 port on the laptop which makes it a capable device for everyday use.
This is a great power user’s laptop that perhaps does not have gaming on the agenda as a primary objective. There is a lot to like on this unit, but the overall weighting of its features and performance when compared to its competitors might not make for a fantastic gaming experience when compared to some of the other examples in our awesome budget gaming laptops round up.