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MSI GE62 2QF
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MSI GE62 2QF 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Mar 2015
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Metallic Chassis With Brushed Metal Design MSI has engineered a lightweight chassis using not only traditional aluminum, but also an Mg-Li alloy. As most of the chassis comprises of the special... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the GE62 2QF has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE62 2QF. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE62 2QF range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GE62 2QF is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz. When compared to other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE62 2QF that we have assessed, the GE62 2QF's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs MSI is one of the better rated manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The GE62 2QF has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Light

The lightest similar spec notebook PC that is a comparable age to the GE62 2QF is 1.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. The GE62 2QF is one of the lighter notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE62 2QF (only 2.4 kilograms) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the GE62 2QF has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The MSI GE62 2QF supports a better bluetooth version than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

This notebook PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is in fact the best supported bluetooth version amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GE62 2QF.

The worst supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 4.

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Narrow

The widths of gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GE62 2QF range from 280mm to 460mm, and the average width is 400mm. At only 383 millimeters, the MSI GE62 2QF is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the GE62 2QF.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GE62 2QF do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GE62 2QF is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Asus GL771JW which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GE62 2QF does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 15.6 inches, the GE62 2QF has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst gaming laptops of this age. The screen sizes of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GE62 2QF range from 13" to 19".

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y70-70 (17.3"), or the Asus G751J (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE62 2QF

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the GE62 2QF has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GE62 2QF.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the MSI GE62 Apache (2.7GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the GE62 2QF has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GE62 2QF.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GE62 2QF has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Asus G751JL (1.1TB and higher rated).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(2)
7 December 2015

If you have the cash to spare for a souped up gaming laptop with all the latest technologies, the MSI GE62 6QF 4K APACHE PRO should be up for consideration.(previously published in issue...

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Performance
Cooling
Noise
16 January 2016

Due passi avanti e uno indietro. L'aggiornamento dell'MSI GE62 non solo comporta una nuova CPU e USB 3.1 ma anche un superbo schermo FHD. Tuttavia, il consumo del nostro modello e l'autonomia... Read more…

Relatively portable and looks great
Modern CPU and RAM
USB TypeC
Customisable RGB keyboard backlighting
First rate screen, fast SSDHDD combo, solid overall performance, decent input devices
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Gaming, gaming laptop, laptop
MSI
MSI Apache Pro
MSI gaming

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 15 November 2015 by Mr. Bean

I love everything about this machine except for Windows 10 and the keyboard. Windows 10 is young and still has some bugs and rough edges to smooth out. The space bar on this thing is slightly off... Read more…

Fast
Powerful

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 1tb128, msi i75700, msi i75700h, msi 1tb128g, msi 1tb128gb, msi i75700hq
Barcodes 04719072383794, 04719072383800
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