Long time gamers are probably already well familiar with the MSI brand as they have been a leader in gaming laptops for some time now. For those who are new to the gaming laptop world let us introduce you to the MSI GP72MVR 7RFX-615 Leopard Pro. This is one of the latest gaming laptops to be released by MSI and while it isn’t their premier model it is still a model that is geared towards gaming but one that is also more affordable than many of the others.
Processor: Intel Core i7
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 128 GB SSD plus 1 TB SATA
Screen: 17.3 Inches
OS: Windows 10
– For those who like to get a great gaming experience even when a larger external display is not available the 17.3 inch screen on this laptop is a key benefit. It can deliver a rock solid gaming experience without dealing with limited screen space like more standard size models
– The hybrid hard drive setup gives you the best of both worlds, fast performing SSD and large storage capacity SATA
– It includes a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card which isn’t the highest end available but still sufficient to run most modern games with its 3 GB of dedicated memory
– When it comes to performance the Intel Core i7 is a winner for sure but for a gaming laptop we would have liked to see more than just 8 GB of memory. This could potentially be a bottleneck when playing high end resource intensive games
– We are not surprised at the lack of mobility in this laptop since it is a large 17.3 inch model but it is well worth mentioning for those that may not have considered this. First is battery life, or lack of. At best you can expect up to 4 hours on a single charge but this will drop dramatically if doing resource intensive tasks like gaming. Also weight needs to be considered as it tips the scales at a heavy 2.7 KG
For those that are new to gaming or just looking for something a little more affordable than some of MSI’s higher end models the MSI GP72MVR 7RFX-615 Leopard Pro makes a great choice. It still has enough performance and features to make the gaming experience great without overdoing it in the price category.