• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 240GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.80 kg (6.2 lbs)

Pros

  • Sleek design for a gaming device of this size
  • Support of RAID 0
  • Vivid screen with great responsiveness
  • RGB keyboard
  • No aggressive PWM-adjustment
  • Hardware is easy to upgrade

Cons

  • Unacceptable battery life
  • Poor viewing angles

MSI GE73VR - Specs

CPU Performance #24
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.2%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 1.2%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 1%
GPU Performance #9
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 4.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) 4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 5.7%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
HDD/SSD
240GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe M.2 with RAID 0 support
RAM
16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10
Body material
Aluminum
Dimensions
419 x 285 x 29 mm (16.50" x 11.22" x 1.14")
Weight
2.80 kg (6.2 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • HDMI 1
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 2x 3.5 mm jacks for headset and external microphone
Features
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2 x speakers + 2 x subwoofers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN

Name 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)

 

MSI GE73VR in-depth review

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
738.00-0.8%
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Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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13986.00+0.2%
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13897.00-0.4%
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
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9.75-10%
performance

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
144+ fps
124 fps
73 fps
48 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144+ fps
115 fps
71 fps
52 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
95 fps
90 fps
76 fps
50 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
95 fps
89 fps
85 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
141 fps
136 fps
107 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
144+ fps
137 fps
129 fps
110 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
128 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
136 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
144+ fps
127 fps
119 fps
107 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
88 fps
79 fps
70 fps
53 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
112 fps
82 fps
78 fps
50 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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