Product on Review: GE63VR 7RE Raider Laptop
Manufacturer & Sponsor: MSI
Street Price: UK £1600 US $1600
After recently visiting the Multiplay Insomnia Gaming Festival this summer, it was immediately apparent how popular gaming laptops really are. Participants at the gaming LAN are able to take their own computer system along to the venue for a weekend full of back-to-back gaming. Since taking along a full-fledged computer case isn’t always practical, a high-performance laptop is the ideal replacement – allowing gamers to still achieve excellent framerates.
A quick look at some of the biggest retailers highlights that MSI are one of the key players in the Gaming Laptop division, and today we’ll be taking a look at one of their latest mid-range units.
First seen at Computex 2017, the GE63VR 7RE Raider (or GE Raider for short) is a gaming laptop based around Kaby Lake architecture, using the 7700HQ. MSI has equipped Raider with the GTX 1060, pairing it up with a dazzling 120Hz / 3ms display for fluid gameplay.
The real question is, does this new GE63 offer much over the previous GE62/63? Let’s find out!
As a world leading gaming brand, MSI's goal is to become the most trusted name in gaming and e-sport. We've dedicated countless hours and committed numerous resources to the eSports community to support the world's most aspiring and best gamers and use their knowledge and expertise in our products in return. The insistence on 100% in-house design and manufacturing gives MSI the solid capability to implement innovative ideas and optimized design in our products.