When comparing MSI VR Ready GT62VR Dominator Pro-240 vs The Razer Blade (GeForce GTX 1060), the Slant community recommends MSI VR Ready GT62VR Dominator Pro-240 for most people. In the question“What are the best laptops for video editing and gaming?” MSI VR Ready GT62VR Dominator Pro-240 is ranked 1st while The Razer Blade (GeForce GTX 1060) is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose MSI VR Ready GT62VR Dominator Pro-240 is:
It goes without saying but the GTX 1070 handles most AAA games perfectly. Most games consistently hit 120+ FPS on high settings at 1080p. On ultra settings, most games average about 70+ FPS with the Witcher 3 for example reaching 82FPS. Like other GPUs that use the NVidia Pascal architecture, the GTX 1070, and by extension the GT62 Dominator Pro also supports VR gaming.
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Pro Excellent gaming performance
It goes without saying but the GTX 1070 handles most AAA games perfectly. Most games consistently hit 120+ FPS on high settings at 1080p. On ultra settings, most games average about 70+ FPS with the Witcher 3 for example reaching 82FPS.
Like other GPUs that use the NVidia Pascal architecture, the GTX 1070, and by extension the GT62 Dominator Pro also supports VR gaming.
Pro Great build quality
Most of the laptop is made of brushed black aluminium with some chrome highlights. Overall, this is a very sturdy and durable laptop.
Pro Excellent keyboard
This laptop's keyboard is the closest thing to a mechanical without it actually being a mechanical keyboard. Keys have a travel distance of 1.9mm and 66 grams of actuation force. It also goes without saying that the keyboard has a backlight that can be turned on and off.
Pro Excellent display
This laptop's display is beautiful. It reproduces 105.8% of the sRGB color gamut, beating the average of 91% for laptops at this price. The display is also extremely bright, averaging 301 nits, which means that you can easily take it and play outside during the day and the sun will not give you any trouble.
The laptop also comes with a special software from MSI which lets users adjust their screen colour temperature.
Pro Excellent design
The GT62 Dominator manages to straddle the line between elegance and the bulkiness gaming laptops are known for perfectly. On the back it has a pair of glossy red strips embedded into the black, aluminium-brushed case.
The red accents on the all-black body are found throughout the laptop but without overdoing it, which helps giving this laptop a sleek look.
Pro Perfect cooling
Even under heavy use, the GT62 Dominator is cool enough to be kept safely and comfortably on your lap.
Pro Lots of storage space
Comes with 1 TB HDD and 256GB SSD.
Pro Great battery life for a gaming laptop
Even if it's the thinnest gaming laptop on the market, it has one of the largest batteries found on a laptop. This feature helps a lot with keeping a relatively high battery life which can go up to five hours even while gaming or doing similarly resource-intensive tasks.
Pro Can be used comfortably outdoors
The 1080p display has an anti-glare matte finish and is bright enough to be used comfortably outdoors. Even under direct sunlight you can easily see what's on your screen.
Pro Excellent typing experience
The keys have good travel distance with just the right spring to them.
Pro The keyboard backlight is fully customizable
The keyboard backlighting can be fully customized using Razer's Synapse software. You can enable custom lighting patterns using colours or light intensity or even choose to light individual keys with a specific colour. This way you can for example make the light for the WASD keys blue while the rest of the keyboard is red.
Pro Most portable gaming laptop on the market
The Razer Blade is built to be a very portable gaming laptop and Razer certainly have reached that objective. The body is only 0.7inch tall when the lid is closed and it weighs only 4.1lbs. The power brick is very small and light as well.
Pro Excellent build quality
The chassis is made of matte milled aluminium that gives the laptop a very "premium" feel.
Con Rather heavy
At around 6.4 pounds, it falls on the heavy camp for laptops. Even for gaming ones.
Con The audio is not very loud
The speakers found in the GT62 Dominator Pro produce clear sound that's lacking in volume.
Con Comes with some bloatware
Con Too expensive for what it offers as far as performance goes
As far as performance goes, the Razer Blade is virtually the same as most gaming laptops with these specs, however, the Razer Blade costs at least $500 more on average. You are mostly paying for the beautiful design, portability, and build quality.
Con The chassis attracts fingerprints
Even though it looks cool, the matte black finish of the chassis attracts fingerprints.
Con Very limited storage
The base build comes with 256GB SSD and even though it can be customized to have up to 1TB of hard disk, it costs an average of $200 for 256GBs which, considering the high price you have to pay for the base model in the first place adds to a very high price.