MSI GL62M 7RE-407 15.6-inch

The MSI GL62M 7RE-407 is a bestselling MSI gaming laptop that has been praised for its NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, seventh generation Intel i5 processor, vivid Full-HD display and for its Cooler Boost 4 cooling system. However, the MSI GL62M 7RE-407 only features a small 256GB SSD which will fill up extremely quickly. You can install a SATA-based SSD or a large 7200rpm HDD, however the MSI GL62M 7RE-407 does not feature a maintenance cover and requires a bit more time and knowhow. The MSI GL62M 7RE-407 also doesn’t feature an optical drive, which isn’t the end of the world as quite a few gamers opt for digital copies these days. If you do have some older games on disc, then you will need to look at purchasing an external optical drive which are fairly cheap these days.

NINJA SCORE
80
Positive Reviews
$999.00$799.00
(as of 24-09-2020 12:29 UTC) Details
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Pros

  • Price
  • Kaby Lake CPU
  • GTX 1050 Ti GPU
  • Vivid display

Cons

  • No optical drive
  • Battery life
  • Not the easiest to upgrade
  • No backlit keyboard

Bottom Line

The MSI GL62M 7RE-407 offers great performance for its sub $1000 price tag, however the small SSD will fill up fairly quickly and you should consider a second SSD or 7200rpm HDD to extend its storage.


Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 78
    NotebookCheck February 10, 2017

    You will get a well-equipped 15.6-inch notebook for this price. Its main weaknesses are the display, the battery runtimes and the automatic fan control. MSI should at least improve the latter.

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Specifications

Processor Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory 4GB GDDR5
RAM 8GB DDR4 2400MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Weight5.3 lbs
Hard Drive 1256 SSD
Display Size15.6 inch
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyLED backlit | eDP Vivid Color 94%
Connectivity2x USB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C | Mini DisplayPort | HDMI | Gigabit Ethernet | AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.2
Audio4x 2W speakers | Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Webcam720p HD
Additional FeaturesCooler Boost 4 | Steel Series Keyboard | memory card reader
Dimension (LxWxH)15.07 x 10.23 x 1.06

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