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MSI GE62 2QF
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MSI GE62 2QF 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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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 alloy, it is 44% stiffer and 23% lighter than... More
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This gaming laptop received an "Editor's Choice" from Chip.com.my who wrote that this notebook PC was excellent.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 32 gigabytes, the GE62 2QF has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE62 2QF. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GE62 2QF the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all MSI portable PCs and also specifically for MSI gaming laptops and found that in both cases MSI had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GE62 2QF supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of a comparable type and age to the GE62 2QF range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz. The GE62 2QF has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.7 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

Other 2.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the GE62 2QD, the GT72, or the GT72 all from MSI.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the MSI GT80 2QE (2.9GHz), or the Lenovo Y50-70 (2.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The GE62 2QF has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GE62 2QF.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including the G750JS, or the G771JM both from Asus or the MSI GP62 Leopard Pro-002 which has better reviews.

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Light

The lightest similar spec portable PC that came out around the same time as the GE62 2QF is 1.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 4.8kg. The GE62 2QF is one of the lighter gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago (only 2.4 kilograms) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 2.4kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the GP60 Leopard Pro-825, or the GE62 2QE both from MSI or the Lenovo Y50 which has better reviews.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The MSI GE62 2QF supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the best supported bluetooth version amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GE62 2QF.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported bluetooth version is 4.

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GE62 2QF range from 280mm to 460mm, and the average width is 400mm. At only 383 millimeters, the GE62 2QF is quite narrow compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE62 2QF.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the MSI GE62 2QF has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GE62 2QF. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GE62 2QF range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE62 2QF the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz. The GE62 2QF has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,050 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the GE62 2QF.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the GE62 2QF do not have a full-size keyboard. The GE62 2QF is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the G751JT, or the GL771JW both from Asus or the Lenovo Y50-70 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. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Y70-70, or the Y50-70 both from Lenovo or the HP OMEN Notebook - 15-5011nl (ENERGY STAR) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The GE62 2QF has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The best processor family amongst similar types of notebook PC is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The GE62 2QF is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GE62 2QF have one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

The GE62 2QF is a one mini DisplayPort laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have one mini DisplayPort.

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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 MSI released the GE62 2QF.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the GE62 2QF has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE62 2QF.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus G750JS, the MSI GE60 2QD, or the Lenovo Y70-70 which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the GS60 2QC (1.1TB), the GE62 2QD (1.1TB), or the GE62 2QC (1.1TB) all from MSI which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI GE62 2QF has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G750JS, the Alienware 17, or the MSI GS60 2QD.

If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the GE62 Apache-276 (12GB and higher rated), or the GT80 2QE (16GB and higher rated) both from MSI or the Asus G751JL (12GB and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the GE62 2QF has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the GP60 Leopard Pro-825, or the GE60 2QD both from MSI or the Asus G501JW.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the GT72 2QE (17.3"), or the GT72 2QD (17.3") both from MSI or the Alienware 17 R2 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G750JS, the Lenovo Y70-70, or the MSI GE60 2QD.

If the storage medium of this gaming laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Y50-70 (SSD), or the Y50-70 (SSD) both from Lenovo or the Asus G551JM (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Compatible Memory Cards
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® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

1 Award

chip.com.my Editor's Choice

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...

Chip.com.my

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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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro252, 2qfapa, pro252x, 2qfapac, pro252xe, 2qfapach, pro252xes, 2qfapache, msi 1tb128, msi i75700, msi i75700h, msi 1tb128g, msi 1tb128gb, msi i75700hq, msiporttilge622qfapachepro252xes
Barcodes 04719072407865
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