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MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition Review

MSI continues to make GE series powerful with the latest model.

Laptops date Jun 08, 2018 Akash Singh Chauhan

MSRP $ 1699.00


  • Significant upgrade in the gaming equipment
  • 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • Gamesense RGB lighting
  • Budget Friendly


  • Heavy and big in size
  • Left-sided touchpad



Micro-Star International, the Taiwanese laptop manufacturer, continued to provide an upgrade for its GE series. The company is known for introducing gaming laptops with high-end specifications for the interested users. Where most of its products cost a fortune to buy for the thrilling gaming experience, the GE series is more affordable comparatively. With this series, the company provides not such high-end specs at the reasonable price so that some users can avail the gaming pad. Following the tradition, MSI has launched GE63 Raider RGB by enhancing the hardware support and cutting down the cost. The 15.6-inch screen laptop comes with the Intel Core i7 6750H processor that is enough to beat any rival at this price range. However, the GE series has always been entirely a bit low in performance compared to the GT series of MSI. But, we should consider the price difference among both the series. Let's see if the new mid-range gaming laptop from MSI is capable of leading the market in 2018 or not? 

Next-generation processor with powerful hardware support

CPU performance increased by 50% compared to the last iteration

MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition Design & Feel

  • Bulkier in size
  • 15.6-inch FHD display
  • Keyboard with RGB backlight
  • Two speakers

The design and look of the laptop never been a concern for MSI ad it much more focuses on the performance. Similarly, with the GE series, the company tries to incorporate more power without thinking about the design much. MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition owns a basic gaming laptop design that comes with 2.9 cm thickness that is broader compared to another sleek gaming laptop with a hefty price. But this is what enabled MSI to make the powerful gaming laptop without keeping the cost so high. With the big body, the company saved money on thermal and space management in GE63 Raider RGB. The 15.6 inch Full HD screen that comes with wide angle display is also a significant upgrade from the company. The display is anti-glare for long time gaming experience without hurting your eyes and posses 16:9 aspect ratio. However, the display doesn't have the pleasing color gamut that makes you feel the cost reduction. If you want to push the display beyond 60fps (frames per second), then you should go for the GTX 1070 GPU that will make things interesting.

The full-size keyboard is broader in size due to the big laptop body, but it seems excellent for gaming controls. However, the key travel is a little bit slow and makes you uncomfortable if you are not familiar with prominent keyboards. All the ventilation and heat outlet has been shifted to the underside by spring the screen and rear side, unlike other gaming laptops. At the front-bottom side, you will find two giant speakers that are amazing in sound quality. MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition may be a little hefty and sizeable but paying less for such gaming power neutralizes that flaw. Talking about the per-key RGB backlight on the keyboard, GE63 has it all. The SteelSeries keyboard that comes with the company’s partnership offers the option to synchronize every key’s light according to your color choice. For example, you can program the keyboard backlight to stimulate the health level during a mission game with desired colors.

MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition Specifications & Performance

  • 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core
  • 16GB DDR4, 128GB M.2 SSD with 1TB HDD
  • 15.6"  , 1920 x 1080 pixel Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)

GE63 Raider RGB is one of the most potent mid-range laptops from the company till date. The laptop has been given some of the significant CPU upgrades that make it a desirable option for the budget-friendly gamers. The gaming laptop comes with a.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H hexa-core, 9MB cache,  4.1GHz processor. The next generation processor is capable of driving an outstanding gaming experience on high resolution and massive games including GTA V and Fortinite Battle Royal. The Graphic unit of the laptop has given Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5, Max-Q) which is supported by 16GB DDR4 (8GB x 2, 2,400MHz). The storage capacity of GE63 includes a 128GB M.2 SATA SSD from Samsung and a 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive. As we have already told you about the 15.6-inch FHD display that is appropriate for the high-quality gaming experience. When it comes to the ports GE63 Raider RGB owns a number of them which includes one 3.1 Gen2, two USB 3.1 Gen1, one Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), a mini DisplayPort, an HDMI 2.0, RJ-45 Ethernet, and an SD card reader. In addition to this, you will find a 720p HD webcam on the front side of the laptop.

MSI has made a powerful gaming tool for the users that compresses the 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H chip. The next generation chipset replaces the 7the generation CPU from the last iteration which promises almost 50% performance boost. In addition to this, the new GE63 8RF device also shows 9% performance boost compared to the previous GE73 7RF on CPU test. The gaming laptop is backed up by 16GB RAM and comes with a 1TB of a hard drive which is enough to tackle whatever task you throw at it. 

MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition Price & Availability

MSI GE63 Raider RGB  was launched by the company in April after it announced GE63 at CES 2018 back in January. The mid-range gaming laptop is available for $1699 that you can either order online or buy directly from MSI stores. 

Where to buy: MSRP $1699.00

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Akash Singh Chauhan

Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.

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