The popularity of Fortnite and similar games has increased demand for portable gaming computers. The MSI GF63 8RB targets gamers who aren’t willing to spend a small fortune on a gaming PC. The Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia graphics provide dependable performance. The laptop’s lackluster performance in these categories (display, battery life) keeps it from being front-runner material. Due to this, the GF63 is more suited to a casual gamer than an ambitious Esports competitor. Please find below our evaluation of the MSI GF63 8RB.
Protect your MSI GF63 with a microfiber towel; it takes fingerprints like a detective on the case. Before I even put the laptop on my desk, the plastic lid and deck were filthy from being swept. After being scrubbed clean, the discreet black, brushed-aluminum exterior reveals the fiery red MSI dragon logo. On the deck, a black keyboard with a red border surrounding each key continues these themes. The GF63 keys only have red backlighting, so RGB aficionados will have to look elsewhere.
keyboard and touchpad
However, serious gamers may wish to attach a mechanical keyboard in place of the GF63’s island-style keyboard. Although the GF63 has a red backlit keyboard, RGB lighting fans will need an additional source. The keys have a shallow 1.4 mm of travel, but the excellent crunchiness makes typing on it tolerable.
I typed at 105 wpm with 93% accuracy on the 10FastFingers.com test, which is just slightly lower than my normal 110 wpm with 5% error rate, thanks to the keyboard’s 71 g of actuation power. The GF63 has a wide and responsive touchpad measuring 4.1 by 2.6 inches. Quickly responding to pinching to zoom and three-finger swipes to cycle among apps, the surface was a joy to use. Left and right click buttons are encased and feel quick and responsive.
The GF63’s 15.6-inch, 1080p display is detailed, although the brightness and color saturation may be improved. The trailer for the highly anticipated film Spider-Man: Far From Home disappointed me since Peter Parker’s bulky outfit lacked the bright red and blue tones I had anticipated. Dark sequences, such as when Nick Fury unexpectedly visits the Parkers’ apartment, were difficult to make out on film, and the often beautiful islands of Venice came across as drab. When our heroic community fought evil people in a besieged London, the picture looked crisp and vivid.
Next, I grabbed an Xbox controller and dove headfirst into a game of Rise of the Tomb Raider. My protagonist wandered a dark woodland in search of supplies, and the low contrast and average quality of the display made it impossible for me to make out individual items. Thanks to the GF63 photo, I was able to continue appreciating the breathtaking scenery in one of the year’s most visually stunning games.
Graphics and Gaming
e GF63 performed about as well in our Rise of the Tomb Raider test as with the latest release in the franchise, which made the older game run 27 frames per second. That comes both on top of the G5 15 (25 fps) and the Legion Y730 (24 fps) – both of which use the same GTX 1050 Ti GPU – but does not score close to the category average (34 fps).
Grand The ft Auto V played with a smooth 35 fps on the GF63, which again surpasses the G5 15 (32 fps) and Legion Y730 (33 fps) with a small margin but can not compete with the mainstream gaming laptop average (35 fps )
With a constant 44 fps, the GF63 turned to Middle-earth: Shadow of War with a reassuring frame-rate buffer. The Legion Y730 (45 fps) did better on this benchmark, while the G5 15 (36 fps) struggled to keep pace. The GF63 does not have the same graphical power as the average mainstream gaming laptop (58 fps
MSI GF63 8RB is aimed at casual gamers who aren’t willing to spend a small fortune on a gaming PC. The 15.6-inch, 1080p display is detailed, although the brightness and color saturation may be improved.
Although the GF63 has a red backlit keyboard, RGB fans will need an additional source for the keyboard. It does not have the same graphical power as the average mainstream gaming laptop (58 fps).