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MSI Gaming GE62 2QC(Apache)-602FR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of MSI Gaming GE62 2QC(Apache)-602FR. 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. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The design and keyboard also get good reviews, whereas reviews are divided on the size. There are some critical comments about the touchpad and sound.

performance, keyboard, design, price, durability

screen, usability, portability, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Gaming GE62 2QC(Apache)-602FR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fantastic!

 

When I got this, it was the cheapest laptop with the 970m in it, at $1200 which I thought was impossible, well, its not! BUT THIS NOW! YOU WILL LOVE IT! (I edited this after a few months of having this laptop) I also intend on replacing the DVD drive...

I love the multicolor keyboard. Right now its slowly going through the colors of the rainbow. It does bleed a bit of blue and green in the ctrl key, the numpad enter key, and the left third of the spacebar. As far as graphics go, I can have World of...

Fans can get fairly loud, as they reach 6000 rpm when you hit the fan button (don't remember the real name) With some headphones, most of that sound is gone. The laptop has a loose piece or 2 that vibrate with high pitched sounds, when you set the...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Product for the Price

 

I'm glad I ignored the previous reviews when I first bought this thing. It had 2/5 stars when I bought it the week of Black Friday. After testing it out for a few days, I bought another one for my niece who I introduced to World of Warcraft in hopes...

I got this during Black Friday Week with a free 17 inch laptop bag and I must say that it's a superb laptop for $1200. It runs on Ultra settings when you play World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Dragon Age 3, and League of Legend. There was some bloatware,...

Making a recovery disc was a real pain. The fourth disc requires a 8gb disc which I had to go out and buy.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Noone talking about the screen?

 

I would have keeped it if it was not for the bad bad quality screen on it and the "cheap" feel of the plastic material it is made of. Please MSI, mount better displays.

Great machine for the price

The screen is AWFUL. I bought this laptop and had to bring it back to the shop the same week. How on earth can MSI mount that screen in a so great laptop? I will never know, probably. It has a terrible contrast: every game looks washed away, even...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Pleased

 

- Definitely worth considering. If they don't restock take a look at very similar version Pro-219 - Runs better and quieter with a cooling pad/base underneath - Could use another UHB port

- Handles what I have thrown at it so far - Built in DVD is great for a PC this size - Good looking unit - Lightweight - No problems with Windows 10

- Froze on set up... but got it working by after a while with phone help from MSI (zero wait time!) - Fans are a bit louder than I'd like - SSD drive too small for anything but the OS.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Gaming Laptop

 

Not sure why some others have experienced issues with Windows 10 on it. Since the day I got it, no problems with the OS at all. Even when updating the drivers. I was abit annoyed of some of the preloaded applications but it wasn't a trouble...

-Performance is fast -Can play most modern games with the highest settings -Audio quality is pretty good -Slick exterior design -Big 15.6" screen -DVD rom drive -SSD drive -GTX 970M -i7 5700HQ Overall this laptop is great. Runs many applications...

-The size. Granted it's thick because it is a gaming laptop -Touchpad, something about it doesn't feel right. I don't really like the software for it too -Preloaded with some applications you don't need Not too many cons for me.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very impressed

 

I ordered the laptop, and it kept getting pushed back in delivery and postponed. I left an earlier review commenting this. About a month after it was finally delivered I'm writing this review and Newegg emailed me and apologized for the inconvenience...

Incredibly fast boot time Runs all games on ultra (except ARK) Amazing feeling keyboard Love all the preinstalled software like the Geforce Experience and the Dragon Gaming Center

Touchpad is a bit bad, but I use a mouse the majority of the time Almost filled up the SSD, but looking to upgrade that soon anyways. That's all, overall nothing too bad

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Awesome Laptop for its price!.

 

Great specs for the price Would recommend 5/7 There's a reason why its sold out!

Loving the laptop! Really satisfied with what I bought. Its really lightweight. Which is great. I really like the LED keyboard, and the fact that it has an SSD and an HDD is really beneficial. Multiple storage and makes the laptop boot up/shut down...

Overall a quiet laptop unless you play a really graphically intense game, however, it's not hot at all!

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

incredibly fast, but...

 

Desde que tengo el portátil estoy muy contento con el, aqui les va una pequeña revision de lo que yo he podido notar, el portatil va muy rapido y todas las aplicaciones cargan de forma instantanea, los juegos ni decir, corre en modo super alto, todo es...

-Velocity -Design -Hardware -Screen -Keyboard -DVD rom -SUPER RAID 2 (2 slots m.2) -GTX 970M

-Touchpad -Drivers

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Value for Price

 

Excellent product at this price range. You're not going to get a 970M for any cheaper. Great build quality.

5-6 second boot time. 16 GB RAM excellent for multitasking. Intel Turbo Boost safely overclocks CPU when needed. Backlit keyboard is nice during the dark. 970M with 3gb VRAM at this price range is unheard of, plays games at max settings at 60+ FPS. I...

Be prepared to encounter some errors upon first boot. Windows 10 is still in the working, and there will be some driver updates needed. If you get a black screen with cursor, try to reboot while pressing F8, or try the other function keys. Gets pretty...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fantastic machine after a week of updating and fixing

 

When I first got this laptop it crashed about 30 seconds out of the box. After that it crashed every 10-15 minutes or so. I contacted MSI support and for the next 3-4 days they helped me get my laptop into working order. It ended up being a OS issues...

-970M Plays most games at Ultra with 60fps -Keyboard lights up in different colors -Quite when not gaming -Looks amazing -Not really product pro but MSI support is pretty amazing

-Windows 10 is still a little wonky -Drivers are out of date so they caused lots of issues for me in the beginning -Sligh con is the fan is pretty loud when gaming but not a big issue

Dec, 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:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
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:8
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:10,1000,100
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 / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC

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 / Intel Core i7-5xxx
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 Iris Pro Graphics: No
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® Iris Pro Graphics: No
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 10 HOME / 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 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage Media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26
Height :2.7
Weight:2.4
Width:38.3