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April 16, 2018

MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition Review

The manufacturer MSI continues to revolutionize the gaming notebook segment with its latest MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition. It is a model which stands out from a crowd for the inclusion of the powerful Intel Core i7 8750H processor that based on the Coffee Lake architecture, along with the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. The MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition is very compact, easy to carry and capable of moving all kinds of games and will work great with an excellent level of graphics details for the years to come.

Here is everything we know including its release date, prices, specifications and MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition review. So, let’s get it on.

MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition Release Date

The MSI GE63 is available for pre-order worldwide and it will start hitting shelves officially on the 16th of April 2018. It is most likely that MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition release date in Australia will also be the same and will start hitting shelves from today.

MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition Price

It will cost you around $1599 which means MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition prices in Australia will be $2699 (converted) for 15.6-inches FHD Display. If you are looking for a big screen, how about GE73 which comes with a 17.3-inches display? But wait! It will cost you a bit more - around $1749 (AU$2799).

MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition Specs

Let’s have a quick overview of MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition specifications and features.

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H (2.20 GHz, 9MB L3, Up to 4.10 GHz)
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel Express Chipset
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • Display Size: 15.6-inches (1920 x 1080) Full HD 120Hz
  • Display Type” Anti-Glare
  • Touchscreen: No
  • Memory: 16 GB DDR4
  • Hard Disk: 1 TB 7200RPM + 256 GB SSD PCIe M.2
  • USB 2.0: No
  • USB 3.0: No
  • USB 3.0 Type C: No
  • USB 3.1: 3
  • USB 3.1 Type C: 1
  • Display Port: No
  • D-Sub/VGA: No
  • Thunderbolt: No
  • HDMI: Available
  • Card: Reader: SD Card Reader
  • Express Slot: No
  • Finger Print: No
  • Optical Disc Drive: No
  • Wireless LAN: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (2x2 a/c) + BT 5.0
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • LAN: Yes
  • SIM (3G): No
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64 Bit)
  • Keyboard Type: Steel Series Backlight Keyboard (Per-Key RGB, Full-Color)
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Numpad: Yes
  • Web Camera: HD Type (30fps@720p)
  • Battery Type: 6-Cell Li-ion
  • Body Color: Black
  • Weight: 2.49
  • Body Material: Aluminum + Plastic

Design and Feel

Rather than keep focusing on design and weight, MSI’s GE series has always focused on performance and price. It shows that the GE63 and 73 units are a little heavier as compared to the latest sleek gaming ultrabooks around. TH GE63 is 1.08-inches thick offering a sufficient space for internal workings that in turn cuts out a lot of thermal and space management engineering costs. However, it comes with an aluminum chassis giving it a high-quality appearance and guarantees excellent durability. It’s lightweight and compact with dimensions of 383 x 260 x 29.5 mm and a weight of 2.5 kg.

Now turn to see a display which is another strong point of MSI GE63. It comes with a 15.6-inches 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and NT technology. The NT technology is one of the best technologies offered by the market this time around. It achieves a color reproduction of 94% of the NTSC spectrum and a response time of only 3 Ms. Without a doubt, it provides an exquisite flexibility in the games and a ghosting-free experience with its 120Hz refresh rate. The screen has something special that differentiates it from the competition and gives its team’s added value.

Performance and Storage

The MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition comes with a popular and latest version of CristalDiskMark which works as great as you expect. It’s a fairly fast although it does not make the most of the SATA III interface.

As far as the performance is concerned, there is a Mobile Intel Express Chipset inside the GE63 giving a really impressive score for a laptop with 1111 points.

The GE63 is accompanied by 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM and 1TB SSD storage along with a 1TB hard drive to offer a large capacity.

It seems very powerful hardware thanks to the revolutionary cooling system MSI Cooler Boost 5. This cooling system produces 20% more air than its rivals allowing it to offer a large cooling capacity and also allows a processor to reach 3.9 GHz and improves performance by 20-29% compared to the previous generation.


A wide number of gaming laptops sport more than enough battery to get you through a working day and the 8th generation MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition and GE73 are no different. It scores just 1 hours and 48 minutes in the PCMark 8 Battery Life benchmark, whereas 3 minutes less in movie playback battery life test (with the processor restricted to 95% performance). MSI has evidently ditched the Lithium-ion batteries on the GE63 Raider 8RF.

Despite, it is pretty usual practice on price mindful gaming devices, but you won’t want to leave your home without the power brick, a warning that may lose its popularity and fans too.

Our Verdict

We are running short on information about GE63 Raider than we’d like. However, we are extremely inspired by the lighting offering on MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition. Specifically, considering its e-sports and submersion suggestions. The MSI GE63 Raider RGB could without much of a stretch turn into a weapon of decision for those who are expert in games.

While we will save full judgment for a full survey, the MSI GE63 Raider RGB Edition looks to characterize what should make gaming workstations interesting, and to be very honest, worth your cash. Keep yourself updated with that full survey in the not so distant future.


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