The MSI GE63 Raider Laptop in Australia may not win so many design awards but it’s indeed an exceptionally decent option especially for those looking for a powerful 15-inches laptop. However, MSI’s GE series aren’t really as powerful as GT but still in a line to get a considerable performance boost following Intel’s jump to hexa-core smartphone processors. The MSI GE63 Raider is backed by Intel Core i7-8750H, 16GB of RAM which can be upgraded to 32GB whereas an onboard memory is 256GB. The display size is 15.6-inches with the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a native resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Design and Display
The GE63 Raider’s lid is distinctive for MSI with company’s logo and red dragon shield on Aluminum with a brushed pattern. On a right side, you’ll see a pair of USB 3.0 ports and an SD Card reader whereas Ethernet Jack, an HDMI output, a mini DisplayPort, USB Type-C port, microphone jacks, headphone, and speaker are mounted on a left side. It weighs 5.5 pounds and 15.1 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches making it thinner and lighter as compared to Alienware 15 R3.
The GE63 Raider is having a super-gorgeous 15.6-inches IPS screen with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen is sharp and one can enjoy watching movies, working on several apps and playing HD games. The display covers a magnificent 184% of sRGB colour gamut providing vivid as compared to premium gaming average (134%).
Keyboard and Touchpad
The GE63 Raider continues MSI’s tradition of working with peripheral-maker SteelSeries for its keyboards. The MSI GE63 Raider is backed by 2 mm of travel and requires 71g of force to press so that you will feel good while typing.
The 4.3 x 2.4-inches Touchpad is quite responsive for all of your gestures whether you scroll with 2 fingers or tap four fingers to open the Action Center.
Digging down inside, GE63 Raider comes with an Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard memory. Based on Geekbench 4 benchmark, Raider scored of 18944 bettering a premium gaming average (17920) whereas PowerSpec with Core i7-7700HQ scored 14233.
If you’re a kind of heavy user, you’ll be needing to keep Raider plugged in most of the time as RGB lights suck up a lot of power. The Raider lasted 1 hour and 31 minutes on Laptop Mag’s battery test with a lid lights on. The test was based on continuously browses websites, videos and performance tests. The premium gaming average, however, is 3:33.
Price and Availability
It was April 3 when MSI launched its GE63 Raider and after a couple of days, started landing on shelves worldwide including Australia and New Zealand. As far as MSI GE63 Raider Price in Australia is concerned, it set users back around AU$2699. The GE63 Raider is fitted with 15.6-inches Full HD 120Hz IPS Display, Intel Core i7-8750, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, 16GB of RAM and 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD hard.