MSI GE62 APACHE-276 – Review

Features:

  • Quad Core i7-5700HQ 2.7 GHz (Turbo 3.5 GHz)
  • GeForce GTX960M GPU with 2 GB RAM.
  • 12 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • 1024 GB HDD Disc
  • 15.2-Inch Full-HD IPS Display.
  • Windows 10
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Performance in Games

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Features

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Quality & Design

  • Total 86.25%

If a smaller gaming monster with high end specs is what you are looking for then GE62 APACHE PRO is a laptop worth considering. It is a 15.6.-inch laptop that comes with Intel i7-5700HQ Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU, 16 GB RAM and 1024 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive.

PERFORMANCE IN GAMES


CPU

It has Intel i7-5700HQ Processor clocked 2.7GHz has been used for the CPU a powerful processor which is a standard in majority of the gaming laptops in the present day.

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5 RAM is the graphics processor provided on the laptop .It is very powerful processor and the best you can get in this price range.

RAM

The laptop is provided with 12GB DDR3 RAM

This combination make Apache very good for playing most of the games, the combination of the CPU, GPU and the RAM will provide you enough power to run and play any present day games.

  • Performance in Games 81%

FEATURES


Screen

The laptop supports a 15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display. The screen has good colour reproduction with good viewing angles. The matte anti-glare coating on the display will provide you a good outdoor gaming experience.

Connection and Ports

On the back of the display you have only the 2 cooling vents.

The right hand side of the laptop you have a USB 2.0,optical drive with a dedicated button that supports DVD Super Multi, SD card slot and an AC charging port.

The left hand side you have a Kensington lock slot, killer E2200 Ethernet, Wi-Fi  Intel 3160 dual band wireless AC and support for blue tooth 4.0, 3 USB 3.0 port, HDMI 1.4 port, mini display port (both HDMI and mini display port support 4K display) microphone jack and a headphone jack.

Audio

The laptop features sound by Dynaudio. The speakers have good sound quality for the mids and highs and a great kick from the bottom sub-woofer.

Keyboard

Just like the lid the area around the keyboard and the trackpad have brushed aluminium finish. The top right corner has the fan turbo button, steel series lighting profile button and the power button .The keyboard is back light with the multi-colour effect with 24 different ways the customise the colour.

Storage

The laptop is provided with 1024 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive.

Battery Life Time

It has a 6 cell battery but it is recommended to game plugged in. The battery will provide you a 6 hours of battery life on the normal usage.

  • Features & Use Comfort 92%

QUALITY & DESIGN


The laptop is built with brushed aluminium. The lid brushed aluminium finish with the MSI logo are inscribed. It has very nice appearance, the laptop is all black with a little bit of red. The laptop has the similar aesthetics to that of most MSI laptops.  The laptop has a very sturdy built. The laptop is a little thick on the hinge end and sleeker on the other end. The laptop has an over all good quality.

Noise:

The fan noise is minimal on the light usage but using graphically intensive games there is a considerable amount. This however would not be an issue with use of headphones.

Temperature:

MSI have provided separate cooling vents for the CPU and GPU on the back of the laptop. This optimises the cooling of the laptop while gaming. In addition to the two vents there is a red vent present at the bottom of the laptop which enhances the cooling. Hence on light to normal usage the laptop doesn’t not heat but on intensive gaming a slightly high temperate is obtained.

Weight:

The laptop has dimensions 15.07 x 10.23 x 1.06 inches and weighs 5.3 pounds which makes the laptop light enough to carry around.

  • Quality & Design 91%
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MY THOUGHTS


A very high performing gaming laptop under 1500$. If the smaller display size is okay with you then it is definitely worth considering.

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Pros:

  • Antiglare IPS display
  • Good processor
  • Good and strong GPU
  • Large hard drive
  • Good cooling
  • Compact built.
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Cons:

  • Small Screen
  • No SSD disc
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