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MSI GL63 8RD-012 15.6"

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of MSI GL63 8RD-012 15.6". The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and sound. The portability and price also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the touchpad and reliability. Reviews are divided on the usability.

performance, price, portability, sound, durability

battery, keyboard, size, reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GL63 8RD-012 15.6" is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (



A budget-minded 15.6-inch gaming notebook, the MSI GL63 doesn't offer enough 3D performance or pizzazz to stand out from the pack.

Bright screen. Above-average speakers. Dual-drive storage. Well-behaved cooling system.

Expensive for GTX 1050 graphics (and that, the 2GB version). CPU performance isn't up to par. Some questionable keyboard-layout choices. Stiff touchpad buttons. So-so battery life.

Bottom Line: A budget-minded 15.6-inch gaming notebook, the MSI GL63 doesn't offer enough 3D performance or pizzazz to stand out from the pack.

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (

Great product


"I was looking for a good reliable laptop to do my music production on,. Laptops i was. Looking at were very expensive intill i came across the msi, it had everything i needed to do my music productions and gaming on, and was at a good price also, im...

Dec, 2018

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Just the job!


"I needed an entry level gaming pc so my 9yr old can play fortnite, minecraft etc. Bought and paid for in the morning with guaranteed next day it was ideal. Son is over the moon, it plays all the games he's throwing at it and looks great. A*******"

Dec, 2018

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"This laptop is certainly a lot faster than my ageing HP. But I have a few issues with it; - Finger prints really make a mess of the case. The finish is horrible and it already looks a mess after only a couple of weeks. - The keys and trackpad aren't...

Dec, 2018

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Really happy


"Really good happy with the speed and copes with what i use it for. I do a lot of digital drawing so im so happy it doesnt lag can finally draw and not worry a part is missing! Really glad i decided to buy this and would definitely recommend! Thank you "

Dec, 2018

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Better than expected


"Recently bought fir husbands 50th birthday he is over the moon with it Fast delivery and fantastic customer service"

Nov, 2018

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Excellent for the price


"I bought this for my son who is just starting out in the gaming world If your a serious gamer you will already know this is not the one to buy, having said that this is very good contender for someone starting out or wanting to improve on an old...

Oct, 2018

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"great product, as described. Agree with other reviews about the case being easily marked but it doesn't affect the functionality and can be cleaned. Great build quality. Screen, keyboard and sound are brilliant. Much better than my old Dell machine."

Oct, 2018

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gaming laptop


"i've been wanting a gaming laptop for years and am very happy with this MSI laptop and would recommend it to anyone."

Oct, 2018

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"Laptop is brilliant. Got it deliverd quick. Like the look of it. A bit expensive and not known in uk yet but i think its realy good. I like the way you can adjust how much power u want how you want it to run. Over all its a good laptop."

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications


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


Battery capacity (Watt hours):41
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:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
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):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5


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


Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2666
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:135


Bus type:DMI
Configurable TDP-down:35
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4 / 4.10
Processor cache:8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.20 / 2.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8300H / i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12 / 8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
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® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134906
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
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:259.8 / 260
Height :29 / 41.4
Width:382.8 / 383