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MSI GE63VR Raider Review

Lisa Gade reviews the 15.6” model in MSI’s new line of relatively slim and light high end gaming laptops- the Raider. She looks at the GE63VR 7RF 075 model specifically, and there’s a 17” version for those who prefer larger notebooks. The Raider is a good compromise between cooling and portability: it’s 4.85 lb/2.2 kg and 1.08”/27mm yet it has enough room for ample cooling.

The GE63VR has 3ms refresh 120Hz wide color gamut matte TN display, NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics switchable via NVIDIA Optimus with Intel HD 630 graphics and a 45 watt quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU. It ships with 16GM DDR4 RAM, Killer 1435 WiFi and Ethernet, has USB-C and a per key RGB backlit keyboard with lighting effects and illuminated USB ports. A 256GB PCIe SSD and 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD are standard. Our review loaner was provided by where it sells for $1,799.

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