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MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and design. The usability and portability also get good comments, whereas there are some critical opinions about the energy efficiency. Reviews are divided on the performance.

screen, portability, usability, design, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GE73 8RF-008 Raider RGB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (

MSI GE73 8RF Raider RGB (i7-8750H, GTX 1070, Full-HD) Laptop Review


Light organ. MSI equips the GE73 8RF with a hexa-core Coffee Lake-series processor, which provides a significant increase in performance over its predecessor. The notebook smoothly runs all current computer games on its responsive 120-Hz TN panel...

display with good color gamut and 120 Hz ; good input devices ; RGB lighting ; SSD and HDD

slow memory card reader ; short battery life ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; no NVMe SSD

The MSI GE73 8RF-008 features a Coffee Lake Core i7-8750H hexa-core processor that has significantly more horsepower than the predecessor’s Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor. The increase in performance is markedly higher on the multi-thread side of...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

MSI GE73 8RF Raider hands-on review


Are high-end gaming laptops becoming cheaper?

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Fantastic Laptop, Highly Recommended


Contrary to some of the questions/answers posted on the item page, this laptop DOES come with the bag and other accessories. This is an excellent laptop, it has more than enough RAM, and there is an extra slot for it to be upgraded if needed. The GPU...

Jul, 2018

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If youre after a great gaming laptop this is the one ! Surely if you know about ur gaming then you will know with 1060 6gb graphics and a beautiful 120hz screen the kind of results achived its immense, light weight for easy portability. Fantastic all...

Apr, 2018

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does the job


very nice laptop, the steel series engine keyboard is great, it comes with a bit of bloatwear but its fine once you unistall it all. you have to pay for the vr service on it the program just comes free with the laptop but i won't be gaming with this...

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:4 / 6


Battery capacity (Watt hours):51
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory: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:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5


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


Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

On/off button:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
On/off button:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:180 / 230


Bus type:DMI / DMI3
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel® HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.8 / 4.10
Processor cache:6 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.20 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-7700HQ / i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12 / 8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:134906 / 97185
Processor code:SR3YY
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:285 / 287.1
Height :28.5 / 30.1
Weight:2.8 / 2.89
Width:419 / 419.2