MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro 4K Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro 4K Review

Introduction

We've reviewed a fair number of MSI laptops here at the hallowed OC3D Towers, and as soon as they designed the chassis that we have here in the form of the GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro it has been an endless parade of successful offerings. The combination of premium looks, a full RGB Steelseries keyboard and the flexibility to accept a wide variety of hardware configurations has meant that you can buy any model from their range and be sure that you've got a great product.

Today we're looking at the latest in their long range, a laptop equipped with a Core i7-7700HQ, backed up by 16GB of DDR4, a 240GB NVMe drive, GeForce GTX 1060 and a 4K display. How does it perform?

Technical Specifications

As you would expect from one of MSIs laptops the GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro comes with all the latest hardware. Whether it's the Core i7-7700HQ at the heart of it, the NVMe M.2 SSD that drives your OS, or the multitude of connectivity options from the Intel Thunderbolt port through a Type-C USB 3.1 port and all the way up to HDMI and Mini DisplayPort options. Surprisingly for a 15" display our review sample is equipped with the 4K display option. We've often felt that 4K is just too small on anything below about 27", so it will be interesting to see how it fares on such limited screen space.

MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth Pro 4K Review  

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Most Recent Comments

31-01-2017, 09:01:08

Darkdayzzz
Good review overall; the reasoning for 4k screen make perfect sense...why not just a 1080p at 15" since you are right and you definitely have to magnify everything....why not just go with 1440p (almost the same as 4k and not like EITHER of them are honestly the norm for screen anyways, not for laptop or monitors yet in my opinion).Quote

31-01-2017, 14:40:52

NeverBackDown
Yeah 4k on a 1060.. a 1080 would struggle more often than not. I mean if you are playing WoW or LoL/Dota 2 and games like that it would be fine. But for anything serious.. just no.
Also the fact 4k would drain the battery life immensely.
Very decent 1080p results though. No surprise there.

Overall great review. I wouldn't mind more laptop reviews, always nice to have a change from custom PCs.Quote

31-01-2017, 15:17:49

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Yeah 4k on a 1060.. a 1080 would struggle more often than not. I mean if you are playing WoW or LoL/Dota 2 and games like that it would be fine. But for anything serious.. just no.
Also the fact 4k would drain the battery life immensely.
Very decent 1080p results though. No surprise there.

Overall great review. I wouldn't mind more laptop reviews, always nice to have a change from custom PCs.
I must say that my old 4k monitor did used to down scale very very well. You would never know you were not on a 1080p/1440p screen. So I guess there's no real overall harm in having the screen 4k and then gaming at lower resolutions.

Thing is dude every one needs to offer stupid resolutions now 'cause Apple.Quote

31-01-2017, 15:32:58

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I must say that my old 4k monitor did used to down scale very very well. You would never know you were not on a 1080p/1440p screen. So I guess there's no real overall harm in having the screen 4k and then gaming at lower resolutions.

Thing is dude every one needs to offer stupid resolutions now 'cause Apple.
Apple is even worse. 5k with an even weaker GPU. Quote
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