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MSI GE62 Apache 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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MSI GE62 Apache Gaming Laptop Unboxing & Review
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE62 Apache is 900MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz. The GE62 Apache has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the GE62 Apache.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE62 Apache that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the GE62 Apache of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest. Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GE62 Apache have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 400MHz.

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 786 expert and user reviews, MSI has good ratings for its laptops. MSI also has good ratings specifically within its gaming laptops range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GE62 Apache has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE62 Apache.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Light

The weights of laptops of this spec and age range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. With a weight of only 2.4 kilograms, the GE62 Apache is quite light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE62 Apache.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

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

This portable PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported bluetooth version across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE62 Apache.

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

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Narrow

At only 383 millimeters, the GE62 Apache is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GE62 Apache. The narrowest portable PC of this age and type is 280mm wide, the widest is 460mm, and the average width is 400mm.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GE62 Apache does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price].

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the MSI GE62 Apache has one of the smallest discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GE62 Apache have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI GE62 Apache does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GE62 Apache also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The GE62 Apache has a quite small screen size (only 15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GE62 Apache the screen sizes range from 13" to 19", and the average screen size is 16".

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y70-70[plb_3033157_price] (17.3"), or the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GE62 Apache is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB. The GE62 Apache has a fairly small internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the G771JM[pl_2901200_price] (12GB), or the G751JL[pl_2998974_price] (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2,048 megabytes, the GE62 Apache has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE62 Apache is 2GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE62 Apache

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GE62 Apache.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the GE62 Apache has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The GE62 Apache has a relatively average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE62 Apache.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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

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Graphics
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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)
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Expert Reviews

(53)
7 January 2016

The GE62 6QD Apache Pro is by no means a perfect machine, but it has a lot of modern hardware and thus a lot of potential. Some of the annoyances, such as the overabundance of annoying software...

29 December 2015

In review: MSI GE62 6QD. Review sample courtesy of Cyberport.deIt actually started nicely. Our review sample does a relatively good job in the "tough" rating categories even if the Skylake update...

1 December 2015

The MSI Apache Pro models are relatively slim, yet they're powerhouse performers with all the bells and whistles laptops used to have--like Ethernet, a DVD drive and ample room for heatsinks and... Read more…

16 October 2015

The GE62 6QD is surprisingly cool, extremely quiet and feels like a premium piece of hardware. Furthermore, the complete package is almost perfect for the typical gamer who doesn't have an obscene...

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6 October 2015

Gaming notebooks. They're a double-edged sword when you think about them. On the one hand, you've got a device which break your back when it lug around to LANs, as the all-in-one package makes... Read more…

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 5 December 2015 by Trius
Trius would recommend the MSI GE62 Apache

This laptop has been able to handle everything I have thrown at it. The graphics are crisp. MSI provides software designed to maximize the gaming power. While not a big reason for me to purchase a... Read more…

Reviewed 26 December 2015 by BelovedofChrist
(Verified Purchase)

The MSI GE62 Apache Pro is a great laptop. The Steelseries keys provide decent tactical feedback, paired with the Nvidia GTX 960M graphics card with 2GB of dedicated VRAM proves this machine to be... Read more…

Reviewed 5 December 2015 by NewUser
NewUser would recommend the MSI GE62 Apache

I bought this laptop as an upgrade of an older, much older laptop I had for years. The specs are pretty great for the price and it is intuitive to use as well. It runs on windows 10 64 bit, which... Read more…

Reviewed 29 January 2016 by Momm
Momm would recommend the MSI GE62 Apache (Verified Purchase)

Track pad isn't great...not smooth...just different...

Reviewed 8 January 2016 by Taxman
Taxman would recommend the MSI GE62 Apache (Verified Purchase)

Still have not had a chance to fully test the capabilities of this machine but thus far looks very fast and capable of running multiple apps at the same time...

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04719072423575, 04719072434243, 04719072454784, 04719072478766
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