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MSI Gaming GE62 Apache Pro-219

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of MSI Gaming GE62 Apache Pro-219. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The portability and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the sound and touchpad. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

performance, keyboard, portability, screen, design

reliability, battery, touchpad, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Gaming GE62 Apache Pro-219 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

Love the machine!

 

for the price good machne

For what I wanted it to do is play games without worrying about performance issues is my greatest pros. It has 3 m.2 slots and I loaded it with 3 128gb m.2 ssds in it and a 1 tb ssd on the normal ssd. This thing flies.Love it

Heats up, some slow downs. Bios need to get unlocked so I can install other OSes

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Gaming machine!

 

- Powerful - can play most of the 2014 - 2015 games at very high settings. Can play at ultra settings too though fairly smooth (I could only test AC unity on Ultra). - Good number of features for the price

- Some bloatware can slow the load time. They are not entirely unnecessary though. I did disable all of them at startup. - This is not necessarily a con but just thought I'll mention it. Battery is not great. It lasts about 1 or 2 hours.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best laptop with 970m

 

Although the trackpad leaves a lot to be desired, this is hands-down the best laptop I've used. It's sure to last me for the next few years.

Almost everything with this laptop is absolutely top-notch. The build of the actual laptop itself feels and looks great. The keys on the keyboard feel especially great. As for the speed of the laptop - you can't get much better. The 970m paired with...

The touchpad leaves a lot to be desired. It works - but not much else. I use a mouse 99% of the time, so it doesn't really effect me. However, compared to a Macbook touchpad it's not nearly as responsive. If you're someone who relies heavily on a...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best laptop with 970m

 

Although the trackpad leaves a lot to be desired, this is hands-down the best laptop I've used. It's sure to last me for the next few years.

Almost everything with this laptop is absolutely top-notch. The build of the actual laptop itself feels and looks great. The keys on the keyboard feel especially great. As for the speed of the laptop - you can't get much better. The 970m paired with...

The touchpad leaves a lot to be desired. It works - but not much else. I use a mouse 99% of the time, so it doesn't really effect me. However, compared to a Macbook touchpad it's not nearly as responsive. If you're someone who relies heavily on a...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best laptop with 970m

 

Although the trackpad leaves a lot to be desired, this is hands-down the best laptop I've used. It's sure to last me for the next few years.

Almost everything with this laptop is absolutely top-notch. The build of the actual laptop itself feels and looks great. The keys on the keyboard feel especially great ; As for the speed of the laptop - you can't get much better. The 970m paired with...

The touchpad leaves a lot to be desired. It works - but not much else. I use a mouse 99% of the time, so it doesn't really effect me. However, compared to a Macbook touchpad it's not nearly as responsive. If you're someone who relies heavily on a...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing, But...

 

Overall, the laptop is awesome as I expected. The hardware is spot on for mobile gaming, I wish it would have shipped with the 6GB 970m, but the 3GB will do for what I do on the road. Again, and I cannot stress this enough, just do yourself a favor if...

Speed, this thing is fast, especially for the price. You really cant beat it. The screen has nice preset options that you can choose from that are pretty nice. The keyboard as always with MSI looks great, the feel could be a little better though as the...

MAJOR con is the OS that is shipped with the laptop. I love windows 8.1, but man MSI really loaded this thing up with bloat. I recommend instantly doing a fresh 8.1 install and getting only the drivers you need. Mine fresh out of the box wouldn't load...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing, But...

 

Overall, the laptop is awesome as I expected. The hardware is spot on for mobile gaming, I wish it would have shipped with the 6GB 970m, but the 3GB will do for what I do on the road. Again, and I cannot stress this enough, just do yourself a favor if...

Speed, this thing is fast, especially for the price. You really cant beat it. The screen has nice preset options that you can choose from that are pretty nice. The keyboard as always with MSI looks great, the feel could be a little better though as the...

MAJOR con is the OS that is shipped with the laptop. I love windows 8.1, but man MSI really loaded this thing up with bloat. I recommend instantly doing a fresh 8.1 install and getting only the drivers you need. Mine fresh out of the box wouldn't load...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Would have been a great case!!!

 

Overall, the laptop is awesome as I expected. The hardware is spot on for mobile gaming, I wish it would have shipped with the 6GB 970m, but the 3GB will do for what I do on the road. Again, and I cannot stress this enough, just do yourself a favor if...

Speed, this thing is fast, especially for the price. You really cant beat it. The screen has nice preset options that you can choose from that are pretty nice. The keyboard as always with MSI looks great, the feel could be a little better though as the...

MAJOR con is the OS that is shipped with the laptop. I love windows 8.1, but man MSI really loaded this thing up with bloat. I recommend instantly doing a fresh 8.1 install and getting only the drivers you need. Mine fresh out of the box wouldn't load...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.

 

Overall, the laptop is awesome as I expected. The hardware is spot on for mobile gaming, I wish it would have shipped with the 6GB 970m, but the 3GB will do for what I do on the road. Again, and I cannot stress this enough, just do yourself a favor if...

Speed, this thing is fast, especially for the price. You really cant beat it. The screen has nice preset options that you can choose from that are pretty nice. The keyboard as always with MSI looks great, the feel could be a little better though as the...

MAJOR con is the OS that is shipped with the laptop. I love windows 8.1, but man MSI really loaded this thing up with bloat. I recommend instantly doing a fresh 8.1 install and getting only the drivers you need. Mine fresh out of the box wouldn't load...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Bought for Engineering and Gaming in College

 

UPDATE THE DRIVER 970m seems to have issues with chrome and switching between applications. I did have issues with Hitman:Absolution crashing to the desktop, and Youtube crashing Chrome. Also, buy a cooling pad to save yourself the grief of the laptop...

Steel Series Keyboard is fantastic. Lighting is highly customizable. Overall layout of the keyboard is very nice. Very powerful laptop. Ran Hitman: Absolution on max graphics very well. I have no complaints against the track pad, which I use minimally....

Bloatware. Came with a lot of software I didn't need. Gets warm beneath the left hand when running very intense programs. Fan is noticeably loud when running high demand programs. Poor battery life (but then again it is a mobile desktop replacement,...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sound Blaster Cinema
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Speakers manufacturer:Dynaudio

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):60
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Video capturing speed:30

Design

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

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:Sound Blaster Cinema
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:150

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-5700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:G0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:87716
Processor code:SR2BP
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26
Height :2.7
Height (front):2.7
Height (rear):2.9
Weight:2.4
Width:38.3