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MSI GE62 Apache 4 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.7GHz 12GB Jun 2015
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24 Reasons For

Nineteen Industry Awards

This portable PC is one of the most awarded of all the portable PCs of this age and type.

This gaming laptop received a "Recommended" from Digitallife.se, Pricerunner.se, Gagadget.com, Avforums.com, Itc.ua, Overclockers.ua, Hardwareluxx.ru and Cnews.cz all of whom said that this MSI laptop was good.

This notebook PC received a "Gold" from both Hardwareheaven.com and Play3r.net, both of which said that this portable PC was excellent.

This portable PC received a "Silver" from both Hardzone.es and Back2gaming.com, both of which concluded that this notebook PC was great.

Two other expert review sites both liked this gaming laptop. This MSI portable PC received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Ozeros.com who concluded it was outstanding.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on twenty-six expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk and computershopper.com the average expert rating of this portable PC is 80 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 8 owner reviews the average owner rating of this portable PC is 90 out of 100.

Good for Gaming

Some MSI GE62 Apache owners who bought it thought it was good for gaming. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review “The 15.6-inch MSI GE62 Apache might not match the performance of the highest-end gaming rigs from the likes of Alienware, Origin” and scored this laptop 4 stars. Computershopper.com also said “It's a tempting route to moderate gaming on the go”. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “De The MSI GE62 is a powerful 15.6 inch gaming notebook” and rated the product 4 stars.

Robust

Three MSI GE62 Apache reviewers who bought the MSI GE62 Apache reckoned that it was well made. Trustedreviews.com wrote “It's a solid upgrade over its predecessor”. Itp.net said in their MSI GE62 Apache review last year “Offer solid performance” .

One customer who reviewed the MSI GE62 Apache mentioned that it was strong and durable. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Our review sample does a relatively good job in the "tough" rating categories even if the Skylake update is far from reaching MSI's promised higher performance” in their review of the MSI GE62 Apache.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several people agreed that the product was quiet. In December last year expert review site Eteknix.com wrote “The combination of class-leading components in a cool and quiet chass”. Eteknix.com also said “The GE62 6QD is surprisingly cool, extremely quiet and feels like a premium piece of hardware”.

Good Product Quality

One MSI GE62 Apache reviewer wrote in their reviews that the MSI GE62 Apache was good quality. Expert website Bit-Tech.net wrote in their review of the MSI GE62 Apache “Brightness as well as better image quality”.

Nice Design

One MSI GE62 Apache reviewer who purchased it said that it was a good design. In December last year expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “It’s not necessary a bad thing that design and build quality don’t venture far from the tried” in their review.

One MSI GE62 Apache owner concluded that it was good looking. Expert review site Avforums.com said “The 17" GE70 2PE, found a superb machine with a great design and pretty decent specification for the money” in their review of this laptop.

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Easy to Use

One MSI GE62 Apache owner who purchased the MSI GE62 Apache said that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Most games run at high resolutions (Full HD) and high settings fluidly” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One MSI GE62 Apache owner concluded that the MSI GE62 Apache was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Sensibly powered for great games action, while remaining portable and comfortable to use” in their review of the MSI GE62 Apache.

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Good Size

Several MSI GE62 Apache owners who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was thin. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk gave this laptop a score of 80 out of 100 and said “This 15in notebook seems thinner, lighter – certainly than the traditional portable gaming lapt”. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The MSI Apache Pro models are relatively slim, yet they're powerhouse performers with all the bells”.

One MSI GE62 Apache owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was heavy and bulky.

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Good Technical Features

One MSI GE62 Apache reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews in December last year “MSI GE62 Apache – First Impressions The MSI GE62 Apache is the company's latest slim gaming laptop that features improved battery life, quieter cooling fans” in their review of the MSI GE62 Apache.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 32 gigabytes, the GE62 Apache has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GE62 Apache. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 1.7GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs MSI is one of the superior brands.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI GE62 Apache supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

A 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE62 Apache.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 2.6GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the GE62 Apache has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the GE62 Apache.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GE62 Apache has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Y50 is also worth considering.

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Light

At only 2.4 kilograms, the GE62 Apache is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the GE62 Apache. The average weight of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GE62 Apache is 3kg.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of this age and type.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The GE62 Apache supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most laptops of this age and type support a 4 Bluetooth version.

This notebook PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported bluetooth version amongst all portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Some MSI GE62 Apache reviewers who bought it thought it did not have a good battery life. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their MSI GE62 Apache review last year “The review sample's power consumption and battery life are not at all typical Skylake” . In December last year Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review of the MSI GE62 Apache on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “The GE62 is only compromised by tricky upgrade potential and disappointing battery life” however they still scored it 4 stars.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable age and type to the GE62 Apache is 200MHz, the fastest is 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the GE62 Apache has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GE62 Apache.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,050 megahertz, the MSI GE62 Apache has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GE62 Apache the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GE62 Apache does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GE62 Apache also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the GE62 Apache range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the GE62 Apache has one of the smallest discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GE62 Apache does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the GE62 Apache also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The GE62 Apache has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE62 Apache.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GE62 Apache is 16", and the screen sizes range from 13" to 19". The MSI GE62 Apache has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 15.6 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE62 Apache range from 2GB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2,048 megabytes, the MSI GE62 Apache has one of the smallest discrete graphics adapter memory amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the MSI GE62 Apache has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The maximum internal memory of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE62 Apache range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

The GE62 Apache 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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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GE62 Apache range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz. The MSI GE62 Apache has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.5 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE62 Apache

Released Over a Year Ago

MSI released the GE62 Apache over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GE62 Apache has a relatively standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the GE62 Apache has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GE62 Apache.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50 (16GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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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Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
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Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Built-In Microphone
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Front Camera
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Bluetooth
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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)
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

19 Awards

overclockers.ua Recommended back2gaming.com Silver kitguru.net Worth Buying computershopper.com Good For Gaming hardwareheaven.com Gold Award Bit-Tech.net Approved digitallife.se Recommended hwbox.gr Gamer's Choice pricerunner.se Recommended ozeros.com Editor's Choice hardzone.es Silver eteknix.com Gamer's Choice hardwareluxx.ru Recommended play3r.net Gold cnews.cz Smart Buy avforums.com Recommended gagadget.com Recommended itc.ua Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

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...

Eteknix.com

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

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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi ge62, msi ge62v, msi ge62vr, msi i76700hq12, msi i76700hq12g, msi i76700hq12gb, msi ddr4gtx1060128gb1, msi ddr4gtx1060128gb1t, msi ddr4gtx1060128gb1tb
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