MSI GP 7RD gives you the choice of 17.3-inch screen with a i7 configurations or 15.6 inches of i5 or i7 processors. Both offer the same 128GB SSD with a 1TB HDD. If you need the MSI 7RD model with 15.6.5inches display, you have the option to opt for i5 7300HQ processor or i7-7700HQ, the 17.3 inch variant modeled GP72 has i7-7700HQ only.
For the 15.6″ model again, i7 configuration is 011UK version and i5 one is a 079UK. That’s a lot of options to choose from, but confusing at the same time.
On top of confusing options, you can opt for optional backpack, which costs almost £70, for all models.
For this review, we’re talking about GP62 7RD 079UK model which is the 15.6inch variant with Core i5-7300HQ processor, until specified otherwise.
Display Size: 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution: Full HD (1920*1080)
Processor: Intel Core i5-7300HQ
Clock speed: 2.5GHz
Processor Cores: 4
Memory: 8GB DDR4
Graphics: GTX 1050 2GB
Storage: 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
OS: Windows 10
USB: 1 x 2.0, 2 x 3.0
Optical Drive: Yes
1. Anti-Glare vivid-panel display
2. Light for a gaming laptop at 2.4kg
3. Exclusive SHIFT technology boosts performance under controlled noise & temperature
1. TN panel loses the color quickly, reducing color accuracy.
2. 8GB of RAM. Gaming PC have maintained the standard of 16GB of RAM
3. Laughable battery life of less than 3 hours.
While it offers the GTX 1050, it’s just 2GB, which ranks somewhere in lower mid-range class. The anti-glare display has vivid colors for better viewing. Although it’s lighter at 2.4 kilograms only, it has a very small battery that can hardly provide the juice for couple of hours. The SSD provided is great for gaming and used as a boot partition while the SATA provides enough storage for your files on the MSI GP62 7RD (Leopard) 079UK.