MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 6000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 PCIe NVMe slot See photo
RAM
up to 32GB
OS
Windows 10, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Battery
51Wh, 6-cell
Dimensions
383 x 260 x 29 mm (15.08" x 10.24" x 1.14")
Weight
2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm cobo jack, SPDIF + 1x Mic-in
Features
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 2x 3W
  • Optical drive

All MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD configurations

See all MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD configurations

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Buy our profiles for N156HGA-EAL (MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD) / 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD series.

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

 

MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD in-depth review

Today in our labs we have the MSI GP63 Leopard 8RD which is one of the brand's more budget oriented gaming notebooks from this year's lineup. This notebook is the natural successor to last year's MSI GP62 Leopard. In terms of design and construction, the new updated GP63 hasn't really changed much but it now updated with the 8th generation Intel six-core processors. Configurable only up to the GTX 1050 Ti, the GP63 Leopard 8RD is not meant for hardcore gamers but like any other MSI noteboo[...]

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Pros

  • Very good cooling system
  • Great keyboard
  • Broad color range - 100% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3 in CIE1976 (N156HGA-EAL)

Cons

  • High dE values (N156HGA-EAL, fixed by our profiles)
  • Subpar battery life
  • Not the best build quality

 

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