MSI GL62 7QF Gaming Laptop now £649.97 Delivered (Save £100) w/ FREE SteelSeries V3 Mouse + FREE MSI Gaming Mouse Pad @ eBuyer
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MSI GL62 7QF Gaming Laptop now £649.97 Delivered (Save £100) w/ FREE SteelSeries V3 Mouse + FREE MSI Gaming Mouse Pad @ eBuyer

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Found 12th Apr
Off the back of my MSI deal yesterday, I figured I would take another look to see what else was out there. Found this MSI Gaming Laptop with a GTX960M with a nice saving of just over £100, plus some freebies to sweeten the deal!

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GL62 7QF-1672UK

Processor

Kabylake Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5GHz
Turbo boost up to 3.5GHz
Quad Core
6MB Cache
Chipset HM175
Memory

8GB DDR4 RAM
Hard Drive

1TB SATA
Optical Drive

Super Multi (9.5mm)
Software

Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Display

15.6" FHD, Anti-Glare eDP Vivid Color 94% (I)
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 960M
2GB GDDR5
Audio

4x 2W Speaker
1x Mic-in
1x Headphone-out (SPDIF)
Input Devices

Full Size Keyboard
Networking

Intel 3168 Sandy Peak 1 (1x1 802.11 ac)
Bluetooth v4.2
Power Supply

6 cell Battery 41 Whr
120W adapter
Dimensions

Width 383 mm
Depth 260 mm
Height 27 to 29 mm
Weight 2.4kg
Interfaces

1 x Type-C USB3.0
2 x Type-A USB3.0
1 x Type-A USB2.0
1 x RJ45
1 x SD (XC/HC)
1 x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI
1 x Mini-DisplayPort
HD type (30fps@720p) Webcam
Warranty

1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

65 Comments

Bring on the comments that, as it doesn't have the absolutely latest components, it isn't a "gaming" laptop! Heat added - looks good to me!

Great price

this is a standard price for a standard gaming laptop built with last generation technology. let's just chuck in a mouse and mouse mat to make it seem like a value deal.

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SFJnet

Bring on the comments that, as it doesn't have the absolutely latest … Bring on the comments that, as it doesn't have the absolutely latest components, it isn't a "gaming" laptop! Heat added - looks good to me!



You didn't have to wait long X)

No he/she didn't!

Decent enough for the price, although it doesn't seem to be an IPS panel.

Why does it have a Kaby Lake CPU and a Maxwell GPU?

K1LLER_HORNET

Why does it have a Kaby Lake CPU and a Maxwell GPU?


cos its a bit older?

does this have the 'optional' screen or not then? i am guessing it wont
Edited by: "brilly" 12th Apr

Great specs for the price, just a shame its msi (customer service is appalling), if you get one, fingers crossed it doesnt have any issues.

Nope, average.

That fast NVMe SSD makes it better than "average" for £650 and the decent 4-core KabyLake i5 chip shouldn't run too hot, so it looks pretty good for the money. I'm guessing it's not an IPS screen though as they would probably have mentioned if it was?

Strange - if you click on the mouse it says "'Kinzu SteelSeries V3 Mouse' is discontinued; here are some similar products." and then shows you a load of laptops!

8 GB RAM according to website (couldn't see that in your description).

I have one. A very decent machine, but certainly needs an SSD of some sort added.

I know it's a bit of an on-going joke that people branded as 'elitists' would show up to say this machine is garbage because it's not brand new, but in all honesty could you really look at these specs and say it's worth the price? I've built computers my entire life and these parts look incredibly overpriced to me.

To sum it up:-
Averageish processor - Yes it's a quad core but it clocks all the way up to 3.5ghz (how hot would it even run?)
Entry level gaming card (won't run latest titles in 1080p 60fps)
No IPS panel - standard laptop sized screen.
8GB of Ram.
HDD in 2017. R.I.P

I would not consider this a 'gaming' laptop in any sense of the word. This is more like an 'every day' kind of use laptop, not gaming, unless you're only intention is to play minecraft.

Edited by: "steve_bezerker" 12th Apr

steve_bezerker

I know it's a bit of an on-going joke that people branded as 'elitists' … I know it's a bit of an on-going joke that people branded as 'elitists' would show up to say this machine is garbage because it's not brand new, but in all honesty could you really look at these specs and say it's worth the price? I've built computers my entire life and these parts look incredibly overpriced to me.To sum it up:-Averageish processor - Yes it's a quad core but it clocks all the way up to 3.5ghz (how hot would it even run?)Entry level gaming card (won't run latest titles in 1080p 60fps)No IPS panel - standard laptop sized screen.8GB of Ram.HDD in 2017. R.I.PI would not consider this a 'gaming' laptop in any sense of the word. This is more like an 'every day' kind of use laptop, not gaming, unless you're only intention is to play minecraft.



When looking at a laptop, specs are only 50% of the whole picture. Cooling, design, reliability are all important.

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Spod

Strange - if you click on the mouse it says "'Kinzu SteelSeries V3 Mouse' … Strange - if you click on the mouse it says "'Kinzu SteelSeries V3 Mouse' is discontinued; here are some similar products." and then shows you a load of laptops!



Adds ok when going through checkout Think they are just reserving stock for the offer?

msmyth

Adds ok when going through checkout Think they are just reserving … Adds ok when going through checkout Think they are just reserving stock for the offer?


Yes, I would have thought so. I guess it is showing laptops because it is part of a laptop offer. Strange though!

steve_bezerker

I know it's a bit of an on-going joke that people branded as 'elitists' … I know it's a bit of an on-going joke that people branded as 'elitists' would show up to say this machine is garbage because it's not brand new, but in all honesty could you really look at these specs and say it's worth the price? I've built computers my entire life and these parts look incredibly overpriced to me.To sum it up:-Averageish processor - Yes it's a quad core but it clocks all the way up to 3.5ghz (how hot would it even run?)Entry level gaming card (won't run latest titles in 1080p 60fps)No IPS panel - standard laptop sized screen.8GB of Ram.HDD in 2017. R.I.PI would not consider this a 'gaming' laptop in any sense of the word. This is more like an 'every day' kind of use laptop, not gaming, unless you're only intention is to play minecraft.


I guess the thing is, you've built a lot of computers but I'm guessing you don't build laptops? It's almost always cheaper to build a good desktop rig as compared to buying off the shelf but that's not usually an option if you want a laptop. oO

Cold....

For a gaming laptop, the specs are way too low. 2GB Maxwell-based gpu? i5-7300HQ?

Get outta here.

steve_bezerker

I know it's a bit of an on-going joke that people branded as 'elitists' … I know it's a bit of an on-going joke that people branded as 'elitists' would show up to say this machine is garbage because it's not brand new, but in all honesty could you really look at these specs and say it's worth the price? I've built computers my entire life and these parts look incredibly overpriced to me.To sum it up:-Averageish processor - Yes it's a quad core but it clocks all the way up to 3.5ghz (how hot would it even run?)Entry level gaming card (won't run latest titles in 1080p 60fps)No IPS panel - standard laptop sized screen.8GB of Ram.HDD in 2017. R.I.PI would not consider this a 'gaming' laptop in any sense of the word. This is more like an 'every day' kind of use laptop, not gaming, unless you're only intention is to play minecraft.



This will be perfectly fine for any modern game. Not at 1080/60 sure, but that doesn't make a game unplayable.

Who plays Counter Strike on Steam? I know it does n need high graphics but high spec laptop def helps.. and a good internet connection..

OP you need to put the RAM size in the title It's 8GB

I found a couple of these on eBay, first one is a good price more RAM, better CPU (i7) but a refurb and GTX 950M instead of GTX960M, the second one is the same model exactly and EBuyer, so Ebuyer got it for more on eBay, seems weird unless I'm missing something.

ebay.co.uk/itm…503?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSI-GL62-7QF-1672UK-Gaming-Laptop-Kabylake-i5-7300HQ-8GB-RAM-1TB-HDD-15-6-qu/292028237718?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20151005190540%26meid%3D2bcd9d0a8c8544af855898c3a5982185%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26

The rest seems to be from USA or home sellers.

So it seems a decent price to me.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 12th Apr

SFJnet

I guess the thing is, you've built a lot of computers but I'm guessing … I guess the thing is, you've built a lot of computers but I'm guessing you don't build laptops? It's almost always cheaper to build a good desktop rig as compared to buying off the shelf but that's not usually an option if you want a laptop. oO



I've done laptops before but don't usually bother because I find laptops extremely limiting and contradictory of themselves. I find tablets to be MUCH more ideal for everyday usage due to the low demand in specs for general browsing and office based programs. I find the more you try to juice a laptop up to turn it into a gaming powerhouse - the most of the core function of a laptop you lose - portability.

Higher performance laptop builds tends to be heavier and bigger, making them harder to move around. I also find the range of hardware available to modern day laptops to be a joke when you look at how powerful a lot of the micro-atx hardware can be they put laptops to shame and are only just about bigger.

I just feel like the words gaming and laptop don't belong in the same sentence with this current level of technology - unless you're happy splurging well over £2k and comfortable with lugging a huge 19" laptop around with you.

I think I'd prefer the HP Omen but purely that for an extra £50 you get a GTX 1050 and 3 years warranty:

johnlewis.com/hp-….ds

BigOrkWaaagh

This will be perfectly fine for any modern game. Not at 1080/60 sure, but … This will be perfectly fine for any modern game. Not at 1080/60 sure, but that doesn't make a game unplayable.



That's why I said won't run modern games in 1080p/60FPS

Nice laptop....but only if you bought it in 2015.

I think you'd be pretty silly to drop £650 on a 'gaming' laptop in 2017 with a 960m, when the 1050Ti offers a noticeable performance improvement for around ~£800 (and you'll probably get deals on those for around £750 towards the end of the year).

Edited by: "Picard123" 12th Apr

pedr0barbosa

Cold....For a gaming laptop, the specs are way too low. 2GB Maxwell-based … Cold....For a gaming laptop, the specs are way too low. 2GB Maxwell-based gpu? i5-7300HQ?Get outta here.



It is a proper quad core as denoted by HQ. You'd expect a specification of this type for this money, if you know of a better spec deal for the same money then post it.

so i see replies have been made by mod but no clarification on the screen?
is it the regular TN that they say is 'ips like' or the 'wide view' TN pane which is dependant on region?

drasim

I think I'd prefer the HP Omen but purely that for an extra £50 you get a … I think I'd prefer the HP Omen but purely that for an extra £50 you get a GTX 1050 and 3 years warranty:https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-omen-15-ax203na-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-1tb-nvidia-gtx-1050-15-6-full-hd-shadow-mesh-pattern-twinkle-black-base/p3152916?sku=236731528&s_kwcid=2dx92700018959081218&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CjwKEAjwoLfHBRD_jLW93remyAQSJABIygGpwDqpuKO2BldJUW0DAA-3IZ0zR7Gv5cGIyiqlKhkiyxoCiNvw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds



That's a better price, the 1050 is one of the newest in the pascal architecture and will certainly outperform the card listed on this laptop. Still don't consider that to be 'cheap' either though.

Picard123

Nice laptop....but only if you bought it in 2015. I think you'd be pretty … Nice laptop....but only if you bought it in 2015. I think you'd be pretty silly to drop £650 on a 'gaming' laptop in 2017 with a 960m, when the 1050Ti offers a noticeable performance improvement for around ~£800 (and you'll probably get deals on those for around £750 towards the end of the year).


before anyone replies asking for a link to any of these equivalent 1050ti deals for 800 (or maybe 899.99 is about 800?) be warned they dont exist but you will be told to google for them ...but hey... one day they'll be cheaper
Edited by: "brilly" 12th Apr

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brilly

so i see replies have been made by mod but no clarification on the … so i see replies have been made by mod but no clarification on the screen?is it the regular TN that they say is 'ips like' or the 'wide view' TN pane which is dependant on region?



I have amended OP with spec list. My apologies for the confusion

steve_bezerker

That's a better price, the 1050 is one of the newest in the pascal … That's a better price, the 1050 is one of the newest in the pascal architecture and will certainly outperform the card listed on this laptop. Still don't consider that to be 'cheap' either though.



It's alright considering the warranty if you're after a mid range laptop from a high street retailer. At least you can go and have a look and see if the build is right.

brilly

before anyone replies asking for a link to any of these equivalent 1050ti … before anyone replies asking for a link to any of these equivalent 1050ti deals for 800 (or maybe 899.99 is about 800?) be warned they dont exist but you will be told to google for them ...but hey... one day they'll be cheaper



That's funny, because it took me 20 seconds to find one.
store.hp.com/UKS…spx?id=1AN98EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB〈=en-GB&jumpID=ps_xeuz482n9f/sf:_sku:1AN98EA&k_clickid=EMEA%7C_kenshoo_clickid_&kpid=1AN98EA&gclid=CjwKEAjwoLfHBRD_jLW93remyAQSJABIygGp4RwtV2KscoqonyJzlCXFVQl_zlhLdnrJn2fjYmpXCRoCfTDw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CNKl3vS1n9MCFYIYGwodg7cCDA


EDIT: Apparently the link doesn't work for me, but it's on the HP store. £829
Edited by: "steve_bezerker" 12th Apr

brilly

before anyone replies asking for a link to any of these equivalent 1050ti … before anyone replies asking for a link to any of these equivalent 1050ti deals for 800 (or maybe 899.99 is about 800?) be warned they dont exist but you will be told to google for them ...but hey... one day they'll be cheaper



You can get 1050Ti for under £800 if you can be flexible with the build, i.e. lose the Windows license. The Optimus VIII is possibly the only one though.

steve_bezerker

That's funny, because it took me 20 seconds to find … That's funny, because it took me 20 seconds to find one.http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=1AN98EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB&lang=en-GB&jumpID=ps_xeuz482n9f/sf:_sku:1AN98EA&k_clickid=EMEA%7C_kenshoo_clickid_&kpid=1AN98EA&gclid=CjwKEAjwoLfHBRD_jLW93remyAQSJABIygGp4RwtV2KscoqonyJzlCXFVQl_zlhLdnrJn2fjYmpXCRoCfTDw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CNKl3vS1n9MCFYIYGwodg7cCDAEDIT: Apparently the link doesn't work for me, but it's on the HP store. £829


do you mean the 829 omen with the 1050? so ... not the 1050ti which is different


drasim

You can get 1050Ti for under £800 if you can be flexible with the build, … You can get 1050Ti for under £800 if you can be flexible with the build, i.e. lose the Windows license. The Optimus VIII is possibly the only one though.


not equivalent is it then? 92quid or something less so you can steal one from elsewhere (_;)

brilly

do you mean the 829 omen with the 1050? so ... not the 1050ti which is … do you mean the 829 omen with the 1050? so ... not the 1050ti which is differentnot equivalent is it then? 92quid or something less so you can steal one from elsewhere (_;)



Like I say if you're willing to be flexible. Not everyone will want the same build, and not everyone will want an additional license if they have a retail disc. It's different options for different needs.

brilly

do you mean the 829 omen with the 1050? so ... not the 1050ti which is … do you mean the 829 omen with the 1050? so ... not the 1050ti which is differentnot equivalent is it then? 92quid or something less so you can steal one from elsewhere (_;)



Not really a lot of difference in the 2 cards and the 1050 still puts the 960M to shame.
The cards benchmark almost exactly the same, the only difference being that the dedicated memory pool is obviously much larger on the Ti.
gpuboss.com/gpu…050
Edited by: "steve_bezerker" 12th Apr

dealfeal

Who plays Counter Strike on Steam? I know it does n need high graphics … Who plays Counter Strike on Steam? I know it does n need high graphics but high spec laptop def helps.. and a good internet connection..


This laptop will easily play CS:GO at 60+ fps / 1080p on medium/high settings. I sometimes use my laptop with a i5-4210U (Which is a lot worse than this processor) and an 860m, and get 70-100 fps on mostly low settings.

brilly

before anyone replies asking for a link to any of these equivalent 1050ti … before anyone replies asking for a link to any of these equivalent 1050ti deals for 800 (or maybe 899.99 is about 800?) be warned they dont exist but you will be told to google for them ...but hey... one day they'll be cheaper



You need to get yourselves to Specsavers because there was 1050ti laptop on here just the other day for £800....

Just because you don't pay attention, don't assume that everyone else doesn't either.

Picard123

You need to get yourselves to Specsavers because there was 1050ti laptop … You need to get yourselves to Specsavers because there was 1050ti laptop on here just the other day for £800....Just because you don't pay attention, don't assume that everyone else doesn't either.


ah 'yeah it was here but i wont show anything'
perhaps its me, perhaps its search but nothing shows

steve_bezerker

Not really a lot of difference in the 2 cards and the 1050 still puts the … Not really a lot of difference in the 2 cards and the 1050 still puts the 960M to shame.The cards benchmark almost exactly the same, the only difference being that the dedicated memory pool is obviously much larger on the Ti.http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-vs-GeForce-GTX-1050


there is a big diff between the 1050 and 1050ti - hence specifying the 1050ti

Edited by: "brilly" 12th Apr
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