[EXPIRED] MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-248 (15.6″). I7-6700HQ CPU, GTX 1060 3GB, 1080p level display, 1TB HDD, 1x8GB 2133MHZ DDR4 RAM, Windows 10 OS | $765 AR

MSI GP62MVR. Available from

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MSI GP62MVR main specifications
CPU I7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHZ, 4Cores/8Threads
GPU Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
RAM 1x8GB 2133MHZ DDR4 (4 slots available)
HDD 1TB 7200RPM
Screen 1080p, eDP, IPS level probably
Keyboard Backlit
Weight 4.8 lbs (~ 2.2 kg)
MSI GP62MVR Reviews

MSI GP62MVR

The new MSI GP62MVR is now selling for $860, making it an interesting choice. It’s relatively lightweight at 2.2kg (basic configuration probably, without PSU) and has a GTX 1060 3GB version GPU, I7-6700HQ CPU, 1x8GB 2133MHZ DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD and an “IPS-level” display which might just be an IPS display – according to Tomshardware, it is indeed an IPS, but according to some people, and the past experiences, it’s not and you shouldn’t expect too much of it.

The GP62MVR has a mDP port and a USB type-C port, so connection ports selection is ok. The GTX 1060 3GB should be very close in performance to the GTX 1060GB 6GB version, although having lower cores count. GSync is not included in this model.

I’d say that this is probably a very basic machine, but for $765-$850 this is a very good option and comes with an OS and it has no competitor for this price, in the performance department. The basic Lenovo Y720 will cost at least $170-$250, even with an I5 and certainly with an I7 and although it has a better screen and some advantages, it won’t have the same performance/price ratio, nor low price.

The mobile GTX 1060 3GB is the same as the 1060 6GB, only with less memory, and less suitable for higher than 1080p resolutions in some games (not all).

 

 

Competitors:

  1. Clevo P650RP6 and its successors- which has a GSync version (the “-G” variant), has a lot more connection and storage ports and probably a better cooling system.
  2. Asus GL502VM – available for $1200-$1250 on eBay/Amazon
  3. MSI GE62VR – Amazon
  4. Gigabyte P55Wv6 – same
  • Leichtdog Burgerstein

    Typo in title says ssd instead of hdd, you got me really excited there!

    • sorry! Actually, it’s not such a great deal. This BF has been slow..
      If you can install stuff yourself (OS, HDD, RAM), there are nicer deals

      • Tracey

        It’s back on sale just for today on Newegg for 1079.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834154373. Would you mine saying what some of the nicer deals are? I can install my own SSD, but none of the other competitors you mentioned go that low in price. If I put in a SATA III (Samsung Evo 850) would it still be slow (and what does BF stand for here)?

        • Tracey

          Oh, and the version with 8 GB is $1049 – $100 rebate=$949. Any clue if the build quality and temps are ok though? Any other technical reviews (aside from the tomshardware one)?

          • Well, better get the $950 version, but the Asus FX502VM was $900 with 16GB..