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MSI Gaming GS73VR 7RF Stealth Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of MSI Gaming GS73VR 7RF Stealth Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and connectivity. The screen and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. The image quality and durability get mixed reviews, and some have doubts about the price and sound.

performance, keyboard, screen, connectivity, usability

sound, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Gaming GS73VR 7RF Stealth Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K review: Big-screen gaming with a couple misfires

 

Though MSI put together a generally competent slim gaming laptop, the 4K-resolution screen and overall build quality are out of sync with the rest of the package and price.

The MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K is much thinner than your average 17.3-inch gaming laptop and packs a nice 4K-resolution display, a responsive RGB LED backlit keyboard and extensive connectivity options.

Though the slim metal body is appreciated, but the lid and body are flimsy given the system's $2,300 price. The GPU is not quite enough for 4K gaming with detail settings cranked up, so you might find yourself picking between high resolution or high...

If you don't mind paying extra for a thin chassis and a 17-inch 4K-resolution display, the MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K is worth looking into, but you can get more performance for your money if you keep looking.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K review: Big-screen gaming with a couple misfires

 

Though MSI put together a generally competent slim gaming laptop, the 4K-resolution screen and overall build quality are out of sync with the rest of the package and price.

The MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K is much thinner than your average 17.3-inch gaming laptop and packs a nice 4K-resolution display, a responsive RGB LED backlit keyboard and extensive connectivity options.

Though the slim metal body is appreciated, but the lid and body are flimsy given the system's $2,300 price. The GPU is not quite enough for 4K gaming with detail settings cranked up, so you might find yourself picking between high resolution or high...

If you don't mind paying extra for a thin chassis and a 17-inch 4K-resolution display, the MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K is worth looking into, but you can get more performance for your money if you keep looking.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

MSI GS73VR 7RF Stealth Pro

 

From questionable component choices to flimsy build quality, the MSI GS73VR 7RF Stealth Pro is an ill-conceived and poorly executed gaming laptop, especially for the price.

Smooth 1080p gaming performance. 4K display. Roomy 2TB hard drive and 512GB SSD. Lots of ports.

Expensive for its components. Flimsy build. Graphics card can't make use of 4K-resolution display for gaming.

Ultimately, I cannot recommend the MSI GS73VR 7RF Stealth Pro based on its pricing and build quality. Perhaps another configuration, particularly one without a 4K screen, would be a better value, but my misgivings regarding the construction would...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K review: Big-screen gaming with a couple misfires

 

Though MSI put together a generally competent slim gaming laptop, the 4K-resolution screen and overall build quality are out of sync with the rest of the package and price.

The MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K is much thinner than your average 17.3-inch gaming laptop and packs a nice 4K-resolution display, a responsive RGB LED backlit keyboard and extensive connectivity options.

Though the slim metal body is appreciated, but the lid and body are flimsy given the system's $2,300 price. The GPU is not quite enough for 4K gaming with detail settings cranked up, so you might find yourself picking between high resolution or high...

If you don't mind paying extra for a thin chassis and a 17-inch 4K-resolution display, the MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K is worth looking into, but you can get more performance for your money if you keep looking.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

MSI GS73VR-6RF Stealth Pro Review and Ratings

 

This GeForce GTX 1060 gamer is slim and light for a 17.3-inch model, and it delivers big-time for 1080p gaming. But its 120Hz LCD would be better matched with a more powerful graphics chip.

Superb performance for 1080p gaming ; Thin, 0.77-inch frame ; Attractive high-refresh-rate screen ; Colorful RGB keyboard

Short battery life ; 120Hz screen is a better fit for a more powerful GPU ; Some chassis flex ; Naggy Norton software ; No G-Sync option

We're still in the early days of availability for GTX 1060-based notebooks. So it's tough to say how the GS73VR-6RF Stealth Pro will stack up in terms of price against the slew of similarly configured laptops that are sure to arrive in the coming weeks...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MSI Stealth Pro GS73VR 7RF 17.3" Gaming Laptop - Black

 
Aug, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MSI Stealth Pro GS73VR 7RF 17.3" Gaming Laptop - Black

 

Great display and performance. Love the keyboard.

The keyboard lights don't stay the same colour when you want them to. The ssd drive is a bit small.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MSI Stealth Pro GS73VR 7RF 17.3" Gaming Laptop - Black

 

great laptop can handle any game

extended warranty only 3 months

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI Stealth Pro GS73VR 7RF Core i7-7700HQ 16GB 2TB 256GB SSD GeForce GTX 1060 17.3 Inch Windows 10 Gaming Laptop

 

This is a beautiful machine with excellent design and build-quality. It booted up quickly and after waiting through a ridiculously long Windows update (I chalk this up as a Microsoft issue), it was just a simple case of uninstalling all the bloatware...

The amount of bloatware (but this can be fixed using a batch uninstaller like Revo or PC Decrapifier) The battery life is terrible. Mine typically lasts about 1-2 hrs on normal to heavy use. If you are thinking of using this for long periods off of the...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

MSI Stealth Pro GS73VR 7RF Core i7-7700HQ 8GB 2TB 128GB SSD GeForce GTX 1060 17.3 Inch Windows 10 Gaming Laptop

 

The laptop is amazing has good performance. Fast light thin perfect. Super cooler for what I use it. I love it.

Needs a clean format after you get it, due to the bloatware apps or system configs it brings gets laggy. Keyboard lightning required a Piano effect for more coolness when typing! You can't set up specific colours key by key.

Jul, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4
Speaker power:8

Battery

Battery Capacity:5700
Battery capacity (Watt hours):65
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Black / Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Aluminium, Black / Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2016 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA 3D Vision:Y / Yes
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y / Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included:Y

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:180

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7300HQ / I7-6700HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 97185 / 97456 / I7-6700HQ
Processor code:SR2FQ
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 2000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
SSD capacity:256 / 512
Storage Media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 2128 / 2256 / 2512 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28.5 / 284 / 284.9
Height :1.96 / 19.6
Weight:2.43 / 24.3
Width:41.2 / 411.8