MSI 15.6" FHD i7-6700HQ laptop with GTX 960 + 8GB DDR4 + 1TB HDD £609.95 / 617.90 Delivered at iBOOD
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MSI 15.6" FHD i7-6700HQ laptop with GTX 960 + 8GB DDR4 + 1TB HDD £609.95 / 617.90 Delivered at iBOOD

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A bit of an unusual beast this. They describe it as a gaming machine, but the 960M doesn't quite justify that - but at £610 I don't think you are going to find much better with a proper quad core Skylake Core i7. If you need the processing power in a portable box it looks like a decent option.

There's room for an M.2 SSD if you want one and it is standard DDR4 2133MHz laptop memory if you want to expand that later on, but obviously that's going to jack the total price up. Not bad if you can't afford to do it all in one go though.

It's not going to be to everybody's taste, but I can't see anything better for the same money at the moment.

If anybody can do better for around £600 (or even less if possible) please do let me know as I'm on the lookout for a decent laptop for a local charity where they are going to be doing some 1080p video promotional work. Thanks.
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    Hot, very weird combo though, probably best as a portable video-editing machine but doesn't come near to today's gaming requirements.
    Well hot this, was looking for this 3 months go :-(
    Would be nice - with an SSD - which they seem to agree with - "it has an unused M.2 slot which you can use to build in an SSD and you have one powerful machine. "
    towan

    Hot, very weird combo though, probably best as a portable video-editing … Hot, very weird combo though, probably best as a portable video-editing machine but doesn't come near to today's gaming requirements.


    Really do question the use of a 960 in a system with a skylake processor and DDR4 X) But looks alright for the money either way even if you'd like a bit of light gaming. 960m was perfectly adequate if you dont mind dropping the resolution or graphic settings a notch
    Original Poster
    It looks like the model number is MSI GL62 6QF-635NL - does anybody know if the NL means it is a Netherlands model?
    slayermatt

    Really do question the use of a 960 in a system with a skylake processor … Really do question the use of a 960 in a system with a skylake processor and DDR4 X) But looks alright for the money either way even if you'd like a bit of light gaming. 960m was perfectly adequate if you dont mind dropping the resolution or graphic settings a notch



    Definitely a capable gaming machine; I could have added a few more things to my original post to make it clearer but you've seemed to have covered everything for me
    whats odd about it? it came out last year and as such has last gen components
    was decent at the time and still fine now, especially for the money
    Tempted want a decent laptop for graphics work. what are Ibood like I've
    never used them?

    Edited by: "philb100" 24th Mar 2017
    brilly

    whats odd about it? it came out last year and as such has last gen … whats odd about it? it came out last year and as such has last gen componentswas decent at the time and still fine now, especially for the money



    Never gonna be good enough for all the armchair critics on here.
    No SSD which amazon are selling for a bit more, great laptop though.
    How good is the price boys?
    Been looking for something like this, might go for it.

    Is it DDR4 or DDR3 RAM? Alludes to both. Also, anyone know if backlit keyboard?

    Have been looking at one on Amazon for £850 - MSI looks similar, i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4 and has an SSD. Interested to know which people prefer out of this and the one here.
    Some pretty bad review with ibood on trustpilot
    Probably has a non qwerty keyboard
    I've got a laptop with 960m and it plays all modern games. Just expect to make some compromises.
    I know this is a bit more expensive and probably the rrp...but im torn between the two:
    amazon.co.uk/MSI…O3/

    Edited by moderator: "Mar 24, 2017 16:21" 24th Mar 2017
    PauloCot

    Been looking for something like this, might go for it.Is it DDR4 or DDR3 … Been looking for something like this, might go for it.Is it DDR4 or DDR3 RAM? Alludes to both. Also, anyone know if backlit keyboard?Have been looking at one on Amazon for £850 - MSI looks similar, i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4 and has an SSD. Interested to know which people prefer out of this and the one here.



    Just priced up the RAM and the SSD, RAM would be about £50 and a 128GB SSD would be about the same (so £100 to match the spec). You're a generation behind, but you're saving over £100 by getting this one over the £850. It depends how much you value the supplier, and how much you care about the latest tech. The difference in CPU speed is hardly anything.

    This is cheap, and a very good find if you're looking at saving. Assuming you receive it new, the warranty would be with MSI anyway. You also have the option of buying an M.2 SSD (for a little more), but it could be a preference over sticking with the 128GB one that comes with it.
    Edited by: "LeftResponse" 24th Mar 2017
    960 not good enough for gaming? It is in my books. You can do some gaming on a 920. A 940 is a massive improvement on that and 960 was considered mid mid range.
    Original Poster
    It's funny - if you post a laptop with a 960M on here and call it a gaming laptop in the title it usually gets shot down in flames, but if you say up front that it's not really gaming material then people jump in to defend it!

    Is 2GB of video RAM enough for working on FHD video? If so it should be good enough for what I want.
    Original Poster
    PauloCot

    Been looking for something like this, might go for it.Is it DDR4 or DDR3 … Been looking for something like this, might go for it.Is it DDR4 or DDR3 RAM? Alludes to both. Also, anyone know if backlit keyboard?Have been looking at one on Amazon for £850 - MSI looks similar, i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4 and has an SSD. Interested to know which people prefer out of this and the one here.



    It is DDR4 2133MHz, but I don't think it is backlit. If you click on the picture of the laptop you get to the fuller description and there is a tab that gives you more of the specifications.

    Looking at the specs, what I'm not sure of is whether it has a UK keyboard. It doesn't seem to say.
    Original Poster
    The screen is described as TFT-LCD - I'm assuming that means TN rather than IPS as they haven't specified otherwise?
    Shame it comes with a DVD drive
    Original Poster
    jarede

    Shame it comes with a DVD drive


    Were you hoping for Blu-ray at this sort of price, or did you mean that you prefer no drive to keep the weight down?
    Spod

    Were you hoping for Blu-ray at this sort of price, or did you mean that … Were you hoping for Blu-ray at this sort of price, or did you mean that you prefer no drive to keep the weight down?


    i prefer laptops without a drive in this day and age. not so much weight, just bulk.
    I bought a similar model (Leopard Pro) last year with the i5 processor instead, and a SSD.
    It's a decent laptop but one thing to note is that the whole bottom plate doesn't have access panels for simple upgrades. Even the battery is not removable as you'd expect.

    The bundled software and OS is naff as well - i'd really recommend a fresh installation.

    Mine is currently with MSI for RMA on defective screen... personally I won't buy MSI products again but no doubt it's a good deal.
    Original Poster
    jarede

    i prefer laptops without a drive in this day and age. not so much … i prefer laptops without a drive in this day and age. not so much weight, just bulk.



    Fair enough - although you can buy an HDD caddy to replace the DVD drive for about £12 on ebay which would give the potential of easily expanding the amount of storage on this model.
    Original Poster
    Stabhappy

    I bought a similar model (Leopard Pro) last year with the i5 processor … I bought a similar model (Leopard Pro) last year with the i5 processor instead, and a SSD.It's a decent laptop but one thing to note is that the whole bottom plate doesn't have access panels for simple upgrades. Even the battery is not removable as you'd expect.The bundled software and OS is naff as well - i'd really recommend a fresh installation.Mine is currently with MSI for RMA on defective screen... personally I won't buy MSI products again but no doubt it's a good deal.


    The problem is you can find people with awful experiences of every manufacturer. Even Apple isn't immune.

    The bottom plate issue is interesting. I spent ages last night removing the bottom of an HP 250 G4 laptop to replace an HDD with an SSD for a friend. That's a royal pain in the backside. It is one thing that Dell usually gets right - it's easy to replace the HDD and RAM in most of their laptops.
    Really good dealt here, if you want GTX 1050 about 30% more GPU power for £200 consider:
    amazon.co.uk/MSI…top
    Spod

    The problem is you can find people with awful experiences of every … The problem is you can find people with awful experiences of every manufacturer. Even Apple isn't immune.The bottom plate issue is interesting. I spent ages last night removing the bottom of an HP 250 G4 laptop to replace an HDD with an SSD for a friend. That's a royal pain in the backside. It is one thing that Dell usually gets right - it's easy to replace the HDD and RAM in most of their laptops.



    Whenever someone mentions Apple, I feel the urge to rant about how much I hate using their software. Even when its not relevant to the discussion. If I was in the market for a Laptop, I would check the warranty, check the common faults then buy it. This is the advantage you have when buying laptops a generation behind.
    Spod

    The screen is described as TFT-LCD - I'm assuming that means TN rather … The screen is described as TFT-LCD - I'm assuming that means TN rather than IPS as they haven't specified otherwise?


    notebookcheck.net/MSI…tml says TN
    I have this laptop and it has a 128gb m2 sata as well as a 1tb 7200rpm hard drive also has 16gb of ddr4 ram
    NL means MSI European model as there headquarters are in the Netherlands
    alhambra7

    I have this laptop and it has a 128gb m2 sata as well as a 1tb 7200rpm … I have this laptop and it has a 128gb m2 sata as well as a 1tb 7200rpm hard drive also has 16gb of ddr4 ram



    You don't have this laptop then as this does not have that spec.
    ibood=cold
    Spod

    It's funny - if you post a laptop with a 960M on here and call it a … It's funny - if you post a laptop with a 960M on here and call it a gaming laptop in the title it usually gets shot down in flames, but if you say up front that it's not really gaming material then people jump in to defend it!Is 2GB of video RAM enough for working on FHD video? If so it should be good enough for what I want.



    ​i think you're find video ram is pretty much irrelevant to video editing, it's all done in conventional ram/storage. That said some software does use the GPU to speed up processing of effects/rendering - check the software specs.
    geordie9809

    I know this is a bit more expensive and probably the rrp...but im torn … I know this is a bit more expensive and probably the rrp...but im torn between the two:https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-7QF-1670UK-Gaming-Laptop-Black/dp/B01NAP5GO3/



    Or either wait for Amazon Prime Day, and/or wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday longgggggggg Weekend!, and ..... :-)
    amour3k

    Or either wait for Amazon Prime Day, and/or wait for Black Friday/Cyber … Or either wait for Amazon Prime Day, and/or wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday longgggggggg Weekend!, and ..... :-)



    ​Or say it never came and get a refund
    Is the gpu upgradable?
    coventgamer

    ​Or say it never came and get a refund



    WOW!, that's a LOT of loose change for a 'never came', huh?. :-(

    Lol, all the best with that?. :-)
    Just decided to go for it and its now sold out
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