Review of MSI VR Ready GE62VR powered by the Slant community.
MSI VR Ready GE62VR comes with a GTX 1060 GPU and a 6th Gen i7 CPU. It's a portable and powerful gaming laptop that offers great value for its price.
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Pro Great performance for the price
Equipped with a GTX 1060, which is a very good GPU in terms of price/performance ratio, the GE62VR offers great performance for a relatively low price. It can play latest-gen games such as Total War: Warhammer or the latest Doom at 50-60FPS on highest settings while still remaining relatively cool.
Pro Does not overheat easily
There are fans on almost every side of this laptop. Two on the back, two on front and four below. These fans are excellent in keeping the laptop and the GTX 1060 card cool even under heavy load.
Pro The trackpad provides an overall great feeling of control
The trackpad has a brushed-plastic design which offers a grippier feel to it. This helps reduce inaccurate clicks and gives the user an overall comfortable feeling of control when using it.
Pro Extremely customizable keyboard backlighting
Through the use of MSI's proprietary software (which comes bundled with the laptop), the user can configure the keyboard backlighting however they see fit. For example it can be configured to respond to in-game events such as making the backlighting red when low on health or blinking green when you need more ammo.
Con The speakers should be better for this price
The speakers are decent at best. They are pretty small and do a good job when watching movies or TV, but start showing some problems when listening to music for long periods of time.
Con Has a lot of bloatware
Out of the box, the GE62VR has quite a lot of bloatware. There are at least eight different applications installed out of the box that are meant to do one thing or another that Windows 10 alone is perfectly equipped to handle.
Con Low battery life
Battery life on the GE62VR is average at best. It's rather low when gaming (no more than 1.5 hours), which is to be expected. But even when doing simple tasks such as browsing the web and watching videos, the battery will not last more than 3 hours.