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MSI Gaming GL62 6QF-628 2.3GHz i5-6300HQ 15.6" 1920 x 1080pixels Noir notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of MSI Gaming GL62 6QF-628 2.3GHz i5-6300HQ 15.6" 1920 x 1080pixels Noir notebook. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the portability and usability are overall positive. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and battery get less positive comments, and there are mixed opinions on the image quality and sound.

performance, screen, price, usability, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Gaming GL62 6QF-628 2.3GHz i5-6300HQ 15.6" 1920 x 1080pixels Noir notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (newegg.com)

gaming msi laptop

 

sorry for my English first. this it's a nice laptop for the price $729.99 when I got it. i5 first 4 real cores on laptop . gtx 960m ... it's not the most powerful card but it's equal with 750 on desktop side . let me tell you the difference on cpu i5...

i5 4 cores. gtx 960m. 1 tb hdd

no no ssd

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Take your gaming experience anywhere

 

The Msi is a great computer that takes your gaming experience anywhere. I usually travel a lot from my University to home, and every summer break and winter break I also travel. I was looking for a laptop so that I can use it for entertainment while I...

Graphics card (gaming experience) Ventilation Size Keyboard Can be upgradable Looks like a gaming laptop

Very glossy surface

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Its a great laptop!

 

This laptoo is very good there are a few things that bothered me but mainly the default fan speed noise, the screen quality an the speakers other then that this laptop is amazing an for its price its a good deal this is my first gaming laptop so im not...

-handles any triple AAA game at 1080p low-high settings -beautiful design an build quality -good specs for its price -underload gpu temps are outstanding around 50-60 degrees celsius super cooled laptop one of the most inportant things is the...

-screen quality not very good colors washed out picture seems dull an contrast is too bright etc -idle fans are pretty loud - no silent fan mode - no backlit keyboard -no ssd so its pretty slow but not too bad -bad battery life when unpluged maybe less...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Its a good laptop

 

This laptoo is very good there are alot of things that bother me but mainly the default fan speed noise, the screen quality an the battery life when not plugged in other then that this laptop is amazing an for its price its a good deal this is my first...

-handles any triple AAA game at 1080p low-high settings -beautiful design an build quality -good specs for its price -underload gpu temps are outstanding around 50-60 degrees celsius super cooled laptop one of the most inportant things is the...

-screen quality not very good colors washed out picture seems dull an contrast is too bright cannot adjust picture color etc -idle fans are pretty loud - no silent fan mode - no backlit keyboard -no ssd so its pretty slow but not too bad -bad battery...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Laptop for Mid-Range Budget

 

- So since VOIDING the warranty didn't bother me one bit I decided to ditch the HDD and replace it with a 240GB SDD that I already had. Looked into the M.2 drive didn't want to fork out the cash. So instead I purchased and optical drive bay HDD Caddy,...

- Overall this is a great little machine. Newest gen Intel Processors, GTX 960M and room for expansion plenty of I/O including SD cad reader which I used a lot actually. I purchased this machine to replace my aging Lenovo Thinkpad T420 that had NVIDIA...

-Upgrades VOID warranty. - Still getting used to the keyboard layout. My previous laptops never had a number pad so I am adjusting. -Default Audio settings have poping noises and reverb on....simple tweak Nahomic fixed that. -Did I mention upgrades...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Bad apple/fixed/don't care anyways?

 

9.5/10 would buy again, had to give it 4 stars simply because there is room for improvement at $800. Started out kinda slow, but after using it for a while it has gotten faster. My suggestion would be to spend the extra $50-100 to get an extra 0.5GHz

Bought this computer only 6 days ago, came yesterday via mail. I don't have a whole lot of experience with laptops, but I do have quite a bit of experience with computer hardware. Good size monitor 1080p really is all you need, anything else is just...

Keys do not iluminate. Speakers are very quiet and although they face forward, they are very treble sensitive. And lack any bass, although listening to dubstep would be tolerable because they don't bottom out, they just don't have the bass. which...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent portable gaming for the price.

 

This is an excellent laptop for those looking for a sub-$1000 laptop for portable gaming. Sure, you won't run The Division on ultra settings at 60fps on a GTX 960m, but it can play the game quite well on a mix of low & medium graphics settings. Steps...

- Excellent build quality. Aluminum surrounds the touch pad and keyboard keys. The hinge is strong and both the keys and touch pad are very responsive, unlike my old Asus G73JH laptop which sometimes wouldn't register keystrokes or touch pad...

- As others mentioned, you will void your warranty to do any upgrades, even RAM. For me, this wasn't intimidating at all, and was a similar experience when upgrading my Mac Mini a few years ago. There is one screw hidden behind the "Warranty Void If...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Gets the job done well

 

Solid brand not the most expensive laptop but performs very well for my needs the cons listed were not a deal breaker with everything else on board.

No issues with drivers or any setup. Runs very quietly and keeps cool after 3-4 hour game sessions. Good number of ports and connection types for my needs. For the cost a solid laptop.

Screen doesn't seem as clear as other computers I've had, and the keyboard leaves something to be desired key space is wide and no backlight. No option to add more RAM or different hard drive without voiding warranty

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Pleasing performance

 

I had originally wanted the MSI GS40, but a $1600+ budget is not something I had. Not too sure about the battery life since I haven't fully tested the mobility of the unit, but I'm fairly certain on light use I could at least get a few hours out of it...

Performs well and fits my needs [games, schoolwork, general browsing] Satiates my want for nextgen [it DOES have the option for pci-e gen3 m.2 even if the page doesn't show it] i5 Skylake DDR4 GTX 960m 7200rpm HDD m.2 pci-e 3 (empty) Thoughts: Audo -...

There is one major con and one minor con that are actually important: *UPGRADING VOIDS WARRANTY* .. -major con- the bottom panel is one giant panel and one screw is covered by a 'warranty void if tampered' sticker This makes it impossible to upgrade...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Pleasing performance

 

I had originally wanted the MSI GS40, but a $1600+ budget is not something I had. Not too sure about the battery life since I haven't fully tested the mobility of the unit, but I'm fairly certain on light use I could at least get a few hours out of it...

Performs well and fits my needs [games, schoolwork, general browsing] Satiates my want for nextgen [it DOES have the option for pci-e gen3 m.2 even if the page doesn't show it] i5 Skylake DDR4 GTX 960m 7200rpm HDD m.2 pci-e 3 (empty) Thoughts: Audo -...

There is one major con and one minor con that are actually important: *UPGRADING VOIDS WARRANTY* .. -major con- the bottom panel is one giant panel and one screw is covered by a 'warranty void if tampered' sticker This makes it impossible to upgrade...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

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

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported: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 dynamic frequency (max):950
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

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
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:120

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i5-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-6300HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:4
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
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 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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
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):N
Intel® Insider™: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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:88959
Processor code:SR2FP
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:260
Height (front):2.7
Height (rear):2.9
Weight:2.3
Width:383