MSI GE62VR review – Gaming laptop with GTX 1060 GPU

If you are into gaming and looking for a gaming laptop the MSI GE62VR Apache Pro is a very good option. This laptop is VR ready, packed with Intel 6th Gen processor and NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU. Apart from this there is a lot that this laptop offers read the review.

GE62VR unboxing

Box content : Laptop, Laptop bag, user manual, warranty card, power cord and charging adapter.

Design, Display and OS

The MSI GE62VR is using a metallic body, very good build and finish and does look a lot premium. The logo on the rear lights up when you are using the laptop. Weight with battery is about 2.4 Kg. When you switch on you are going to love this device. There is a HD camera on the font.

Screen is 15.6 inches IPS supporting 1080p resolution. Viewing angles and color reproduction is very good. This gaming laptop is running Windows 10 Home edition out of the box.

MSI GE62VR review

Memory and Storage

MSI GE62VR is loaded with 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD that’s where the OS is loaded and 1TB of HDD for all your gaming needs.

CPU, GPU and ports

This laptop is using Intel Core i7 6th generation 6700HQ chipset clocked at 2.6GHz. As for the GPU it’s the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060p with 40% performance improvement than GTX 900M.

MSI GE62VR ports on the left

There is 1x USB Type C port, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x SD card reader, 1x HDMI, 1x Mini Display port, 1x Headphone jack, 1x Mic jack, built in WiFi, RJ45 port and Bluetooth 4.0.

MSI GE62VR ports on the right side

 Performance

Overall performance is pretty impressive. Since the OS is installed on the SSD the boot-up process is amazing fast, so fast that you will really not mind those software update reboots (windows asking for a reboot for recent updates).

I got the 3DMark score of 10347.

I installed and played the FarCry 4 game (on the D: drive). The gameplay was smooth, graphics was detailed, however there was a slight jerk at times but the game in general was pretty smooth and playable.

MSI GE62VR top view metallic texture

Other features

The MSI GE62VR is loaded with a lot of feature and offers a lot of customization.

MSI GE62VR 15.6 inch FHD screen

Cooler Boost 4

This technology helps keep the laptop cool and performing at max levels. You can use the dedicated Cooler Boost button on the keyboard near the power button. There is a single fan for CPU and 2 heat pipes and for the GPU there is dedicated single fan and 4 heat pipes.

VR ready

The MSI GE62VR is VR ready – connect VR device and get ready for VR experience.

XBoost

This feature when enabled enhanced the USB / Storage devices speed by up  to 30% (USB) and up to 10% (storage).

True Color support

You can choose from different profiles such as gaming, sRGB, Anti Blue, Office, Movie etc. Choosing the right mode will deliver accurate color.

Keyboard by SteelSeries

When you switch on the laptop you will fall in love with the keyboard. The first thing to notice is the windows start dedicated key it is not in its usual position, actually on the other side of the space bar. This is done with gamers in mind, rest assure there will be no accidental windows start button press on this laptop.

The keyboard lights up, there are 3 sections – you can change the colors (any color) for these sections and you can also program the keys as per your requirement.

Nahimic 2 + Dynaudio sound

This comes pre-installed and is an awesome feature. Nahimic 2 provides amazing multimedia experience not only for gamers but also for video and sound editors. There is visual sound indicator really helpful while playing games – it gives you an idea (direction) from where a particular sound is coming from.

Plus there are 2 ch. Built in Dynaudio speakers that is very loud and clear.

The voice recording option with Nahimic 2 is simply mind-blowing, noise cancellation works amazingly well – the best I have ever seen so far.

MSI Dragon Center

You can use the MSI Dragon Center application to check the features and also check the hardware stats. Users can also use a app, sync it and check the hardware stats on the smartphone in real time (check video review).

Battery

The 6 cell battery takes about two to two and a half hours for a full charge after that the charging is cut off – so you can still keep the laptop connected to the power source without worrying about the battery getting overcharged – this also extends battery life.

When using the MSI GE62VR in battery mode the laptop will use power saving mode you can switch that off, but that will drain the battery faster. With power saving mode you can expect about 2 hours of battery life.

Verdict

The MSI GE62VR Apache Pro is not just for gamers but if you are into video / audio creation this is an excellent option. It’s powerful, best for gamers with excellent sound and performance. This gaming laptop however comes for a price but worth it – if you are looking for portability.

Rating 4.5 out of 5

MSI GE62VR is available for Rs. 1,39,900.

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