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Max-Q GTX 1070 in ultra slim chassis – GS63VR 7RG Stealth Pro Intro

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:27 AM

Starting from 2011, MSI had been serious about the gaming market and studied the field for years.
As long as it’s been through, as much as it can get for the brand awareness and richness in product lines.
GT series is mainly for high-end extreme performance position while GE series is taking the mainstream line.
The one which personally appreciated is the GS series, packed with high performance hardware but made with slim-shape looking.

This time we would like to share the review for new coming MSI GS63VR 7RG Stealth Pro.
The dimension is 380x249x17.7mm, weight is around 1.89kgw.
By packing the latest Max-Q Nvidia GPU, thickness of GS63VR’s is below 18mm to fit the regulation.
It’s hard to believe it belongs to high performance position by its slim shape in 15.6 inch laptops.

Let’s take a look at the A cover, it’s made by brush metal and aligned with dual muscle lines like the racing car’s hood to enforce its speedy scene.
Still remembering the sharing of GS70 in 2004, the design only appeared to flat one.
In addition, I am highly appreciated this colorful picture with shinning sunshine on the GS63VR.

Let’s check the dragon logo plate on the A side, it’s been made by Corning 8H glass and modified little bit by removing the black “Gaming G Series” wording.
It glows during the booting and seems more elegant than previous design.

Then we check the B side which is surrounding the LCD.
Above the screen area will find the 720P 30fps webcam, with dual digital microphone aside.
This matte 15.6 LCD panel here is featuring 120Hz/3ms with 94% NTSC color gamut.

Black brush metal is surrounding the keyboard area, we can say the design idea of C side is same as A side.
The Steelseries RGB gaming keyboard, as usual, have been adopted to MSI high-end laptops with Silver-Lining Print.
When there is request to change the color scenario, you have to use the Steelseries Engine software to handle it.
The tactile has been evolved and feels better than previous generation.
The left-right click on touch pad have been form as one piece, surrounded the red diamond cut design to show its elegancy.
Right hand side of the touch pad would be the feature stickers to show those main features and technology of GS63VR.

Front of the C side set 7 red indicating lights,
starting from the left which are “Sleep”, ”Storage access”, “Numpad”, “Caps lock”, “Blue tooth”, “Wi-Fi”, and “Battery”.
A slightly change of the power button,
which had been moved to the edge of C side since last year, it will be initiated by pressing deeply more than one second to prevent the booting of accidentally touch.

One of the advantages of GS63VR is the 180 degree of the flip angle.
The tiny holes on the upper area of C side are designed for air flow, not the space for speaker sound.
And there is LED indicator in the middle to show the figure of power button, looks special while booting and experiencing it.

Right hand side of the machine can see the IO area,
from the left hand side which are power button \ USB2.0 \ Thunderbolt 3(usb3.1) \ HDMI \ mini DisplayPort \ power connector.

IO on the left hand side of the machine,
starting from the left which are Kensington lock \ RJ45 connector \ SD card reader (XC/HC) \ USB 3.0 x3
Gold plated audio hole for 3.5mm Hi-Fi headset and microphone, especially the headset supports ESS SABRE HIFI technology.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:29 AM

Behind the GS63VR could find the dual ventilator and “STEALTH” naming with three red designed lines to highlight its racing scenario,
and also the efficient exhaust capability has been managed.

The dark-purple pad has been placed at D side with certain range to prevent the scratch, which little bit feels like suede.
In the picture you could find more exhaust wholes at the button. Dual speaker holes are set in upper side.
Specification of the battery is 3-cell with 64.98Wh, packed inside the machine and it’s not attachable design.

The power adaptor features 180w, little bit smaller than HP 200w.
Beside the specification and the performance of this high-end gaming laptop been ranked, the slim exterior appearance and weight,
even the design of the power adaptor are all with high mobility and delivers great convenience to mobile workers.

Not only the hardware specification of 3C products are getting more and more important but also the application software been adopted.
MSI Dragon Center is developed and exclusive by MSI, it’s on fleek with page layout and info graph.
You can find App Portal on upper left and shows all the related and installed apps.
System Monitor can show the main hardware status.

System Tuner
It’s the adjustment page for VR Technology, hardware performance, cooling fan speed or panel lighting level.
Five savable profiles at the left to be used by different purposes.
X boost is the feature to enhance the USB or Storage access capability.
Later will change the Shift function to Sport mode for performance testing, to see how high the GS63VR’s performance could reach.

MSI True Color 2.0 Color Adjustment software interface
It’s kind of outstanding color adjustment software among personal sharing regarding to high-end gaming laptops or professional graphics laptops.
On official website it describes the cooperation with Portrait Displays, Inc, all the production pieces have been adjusted its color appearance before shipping out.
Before only the famous brand from Japan named EIZO has almost the same process to make sure the most precision color.
We can say MSI had studied hard and put efforts on panel’s color appearance with all the things mentioned above.

Six color modes have been provided in the application, it’s enough for different users’ scenario.
More color adjustment options are offered in Designer Mode, to deliver more choices for graphics designer or visual specialists.

It’s still lots of adjustment options in Gamer mode.
The color precision of screen will be changed by the environment, the coordination of hardware and software has done so well with MSI.

Steelseries Engine3
It provides the lighting management, macro key setting, and virtual keyboard function.
The keycap is certified by Steelseries, though it’s not as good as the tactile of mechanical keyboard,
but this GS63VR has been better than previous generation and even than other laptops.

Positioned as gaming laptop, the GS63VR adopts Killer Gb LAN and Killer 802.11 a/c WiFi.
Both Ethernet and Wifi combine as Killer DoubleShot Pro, to advertise its great capability in reducing the internet ping value by 30%.
Also, it reduces the jitter during the internet transmission, offers smooth quality during the streaming or gaming.
Personally has some feedback for the interface of Killer Network Manager regarding to the layout and artwork design.
As a huge brand of internet chipset, Qualcomm can make it a better design than an old school one now.