MSI PL62 7RC Gaming Laptop + Bundle Pack - Includes Grey Backpack, Mouse mat, Mouse + Stickers with this product £499.98 @ Ebuyer
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MSI PL62 7RC Gaming Laptop + Bundle Pack - Includes Grey Backpack, Mouse mat, Mouse + Stickers with this product £499.98 @ Ebuyer

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Found 15th Jul
  • Intel Kabylake i5-7300HQ
  • 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD
  • 15.6" Full HD + WIFI
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB
  • Windows 10 Home

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Bit of a slouch in gaming terms, similar performance to a gtx940 ,which is pretty slow
''Gaming laptop'', Sure, if Minesweeper counts.
bo0td6 h, 19 m ago

''Gaming laptop'', Sure, if Minesweeper counts.


Just because a game isn't running at 4k with full detail doesn't mean it stops being a game. This will run pretty much anything and most at 1080p in low detail
Oh here we go the gaming wotsit out in force and as usual "not a gaming laptop" garbage.

I play Witcher 3 on this at 1080 and it runs perfectly on medium settings.

It's is not equivalent to a 940m it's faster but uses less power.

It's actually a really good entry level gaming system, anyone moaning what do you expect for under £500? A 1060?

I have 2 of these for the kids bought at Christmas, I added M2 SSDs to them and they absolutely scream along now.

Bit of a pain to disassemble to fit RAM etc but once you figure it out it's ok.

No its not going to play the latest games at 1080, 1440 or 4k at high quality BUT it will play newer games acceptably with some quality sacrifices which is acceptable for this price point. It's still an HQ class cpu not a low power pita.

Build quality seems good, its not creaky and doesn't excessively flex and isn't ridiculously heavy either. The bag it comes with us pretty good quality too, very robust with lots of pockets.
Edited by: "Rich44" 15th Jul
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Bit of a slouch in gaming terms, similar performance to a gtx940 ,which is pretty slow
''Gaming laptop'', Sure, if Minesweeper counts.
It would play all the games I want to play so I’d call it a gaming laptop, and for the price a good deal
bo0td6 h, 19 m ago

''Gaming laptop'', Sure, if Minesweeper counts.


Just because a game isn't running at 4k with full detail doesn't mean it stops being a game. This will run pretty much anything and most at 1080p in low detail
For the price is probably best value, evan if you don't use it for gaming this worth it, excellent specifications.
My 940m is fine for running aaa titles. The 720p display helps. A deaktop is better for sure. But if you travel a lot this ia great!
But for a bit more you can get a laptop with a 1050, don't have to deal with eBuyer and will have significantly better experience in games. Otherwise with this you're getting an all round average laptop (HDD etc) and some accessories you may or may not use.

laptopsdirect.co.uk/med…BwE
I do think that to be a gaming laptop this generation you need to have a 1050 or RX 560. This MX150 is just a good discrete GPU but calling it a gaming chip/laptop is a stretch - it will run games but then so will Intel Iris or AMD Ryzen with integrated Vega.
Just.Wondering8 h, 10 m ago

Bit of a slouch in gaming terms, similar performance to a gtx940 ,which is …Bit of a slouch in gaming terms, similar performance to a gtx940 ,which is pretty slow


The mx150 is considerably better than the gt 940mx, you'll be able to game fine at 720p or low settings at 1080p
thel33ter27 m ago

But for a bit more you can get a laptop with a 1050, don't have to deal …But for a bit more you can get a laptop with a 1050, don't have to deal with eBuyer and will have significantly better experience in games. Otherwise with this you're getting an all round average laptop (HDD etc) and some accessories you may or may not use. https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/medion-erazer-p6681-core-i5-7200u-8gb-1t-dvd-rw-geforce-gtx-1050-15.6-inch-30022991/version.asp?refsource=LDadwords&refsource=ldadwords&mkwid=suU4ygkFU_dm&pcrid=184842784033&product=30022991&pgrid=46259009011&ptaid=pla-290676187377&gclid=CjwKCAjw4avaBRBPEiwA_ZetYlIPMy8jsfxRoywS-oys1MoFZg-gwP0xWJUZbCImlE8s-pUUU_ZtcxoCeYMQAvD_BwE


There is a big quality difference between this MSI laptop and a Medion (budget Lenovo).

It has a worse quality panel, worse wireless card, worse CPU and costs £89 more.

You can play LoL, CS, Fortnite with easy on this at 1080p and that's exactly what it's made for.

There is always a better laptop that costs more. If you budget or requirements match this, then this is the deal you would go for.
Oh here we go the gaming wotsit out in force and as usual "not a gaming laptop" garbage.

I play Witcher 3 on this at 1080 and it runs perfectly on medium settings.

It's is not equivalent to a 940m it's faster but uses less power.

It's actually a really good entry level gaming system, anyone moaning what do you expect for under £500? A 1060?

I have 2 of these for the kids bought at Christmas, I added M2 SSDs to them and they absolutely scream along now.

Bit of a pain to disassemble to fit RAM etc but once you figure it out it's ok.

No its not going to play the latest games at 1080, 1440 or 4k at high quality BUT it will play newer games acceptably with some quality sacrifices which is acceptable for this price point. It's still an HQ class cpu not a low power pita.

Build quality seems good, its not creaky and doesn't excessively flex and isn't ridiculously heavy either. The bag it comes with us pretty good quality too, very robust with lots of pockets.
Edited by: "Rich44" 15th Jul
thel33ter37 m ago

But for a bit more you can get a laptop with a 1050, don't have to deal …But for a bit more you can get a laptop with a 1050, don't have to deal with eBuyer and will have significantly better experience in games. Otherwise with this you're getting an all round average laptop (HDD etc) and some accessories you may or may not use. https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/medion-erazer-p6681-core-i5-7200u-8gb-1t-dvd-rw-geforce-gtx-1050-15.6-inch-30022991/version.asp?refsource=LDadwords&refsource=ldadwords&mkwid=suU4ygkFU_dm&pcrid=184842784033&product=30022991&pgrid=46259009011&ptaid=pla-290676187377&gclid=CjwKCAjw4avaBRBPEiwA_ZetYlIPMy8jsfxRoywS-oys1MoFZg-gwP0xWJUZbCImlE8s-pUUU_ZtcxoCeYMQAvD_BwE


Much worse CPU which will probably cancel our the 1050 and the difference between the MX150 & 1050 isn't that high either. Also the panel isn't as nice and build quality is much much lower than the MSI.

I wouldn't touch a Medion over something like an MSI, especially when the 2 bits you can't upgrade easily screen and cpu are considerably worse.

Also I don't think the price is particularly enticing either at £590
Edited by: "Rich44" 15th Jul
Rich4450 m ago

Oh here we go the gaming wotsit out in force and as usual "not a gaming …Oh here we go the gaming wotsit out in force and as usual "not a gaming laptop" garbage.I play Witcher 3 on this at 1080 and it runs perfectly on medium settings.It's is not equivalent to a 940m it's faster but uses less power.It's actually a really good entry level gaming system, anyone moaning what do you expect for under £500? A 1060?I have 2 of these for the kids bought at Christmas, I added M2 SSDs to them and they absolutely scream along now.Bit of a pain to disassemble to fit RAM etc but once you figure it out it's ok.No its not going to play the latest games at 1080, 1440 or 4k at high quality BUT it will play newer games acceptably with some quality sacrifices which is acceptable for this price point. It's still an HQ class cpu not a low power pita.Build quality seems good, its not creaky and doesn't excessively flex and isn't ridiculously heavy either. The bag it comes with us pretty good quality too, very robust with lots of pockets.


No, it’s definitely suitable for games but an MX150 is a good discrete card rather than a decent gaming one. I had an XPS 15 with a GT 420M back in the day, it was good for games like Warcraft but I’d never have called it a gaming laptop, I’d call it a good multimedia machine. I don’t think anyone said it wouldn’t play games and as a package it’s pretty hard to beat, I just wish MSI wouldn’t market it as a gaming machine as it scavenges from the rest of their range. A 1050 wouldn’t be unheard of at this price. Also while fine now, you probably won’t get 3+ years out of games by lowering graphics like you would with a 1050. MSI build quality is decent enough.
Rich441 h, 2 m ago

Oh here we go the gaming wotsit out in force and as usual "not a gaming …Oh here we go the gaming wotsit out in force and as usual "not a gaming laptop" garbage.I play Witcher 3 on this at 1080 and it runs perfectly on medium settings.It's is not equivalent to a 940m it's faster but uses less power.It's actually a really good entry level gaming system, anyone moaning what do you expect for under £500? A 1060?I have 2 of these for the kids bought at Christmas, I added M2 SSDs to them and they absolutely scream along now.Bit of a pain to disassemble to fit RAM etc but once you figure it out it's ok.No its not going to play the latest games at 1080, 1440 or 4k at high quality BUT it will play newer games acceptably with some quality sacrifices which is acceptable for this price point. It's still an HQ class cpu not a low power pita.Build quality seems good, its not creaky and doesn't excessively flex and isn't ridiculously heavy either. The bag it comes with us pretty good quality too, very robust with lots of pockets.


I still think that the goalposts have moved in deciding what can be called a gaming laptop. That worries me because product marketing have no soul and will eventually find a way to call every laptop a 'gaming laptop'. My 4 year old Macbook is not that far off these lower end Windows laptops. I knew that it would be pretty decent for games but it is definitely not a gaming laptop.

(*edit, just read the comments above echoing mine*)

But your comments do give me pause for thought and make this particular laptop sound like a gaming laptop, even to me. Thanks
Edited by: "Enet" 15th Jul
For 500 this seems a bargain but obviously don't expect to run Pubg with 60fps
banterchicken11 m ago

For 500 this seems a bargain but obviously don't expect to run Pubg with …For 500 this seems a bargain but obviously don't expect to run Pubg with 60fps



Very low at 720p it will get 60. But yeah this is low end. Very low end. But still better than Intel HD.

There's a bunch of benchmarks here for loads of different games. It can handle many recent ones but again on low at 720p. So not really future proof at all unless the future games have an ultra low mode or simpler graphics.
gaming laptop should let you play modern games at decent details in native resolution, this one will not.
plewis004 h, 35 m ago

No, it’s definitely suitable for games but an MX150 is a good discrete c …No, it’s definitely suitable for games but an MX150 is a good discrete card rather than a decent gaming one. I had an XPS 15 with a GT 420M back in the day, it was good for games like Warcraft but I’d never have called it a gaming laptop, I’d call it a good multimedia machine. I don’t think anyone said it wouldn’t play games and as a package it’s pretty hard to beat, I just wish MSI wouldn’t market it as a gaming machine as it scavenges from the rest of their range. A 1050 wouldn’t be unheard of at this price. Also while fine now, you probably won’t get 3+ years out of games by lowering graphics like you would with a 1050. MSI build quality is decent enough.


The only deals with a 1050s anywhere near this price were some offer stacks which were likely accidental. Certainly not a regular occurrence and there is nothing near that price anywhere currently. By that logic I can still go out and buy 14 cases for Irn Bru for £14 but sadly I can't.

It is a gaming laptop and it's marketed as a 'Esports Gaming' laptop. You'll be able to play CS, LoL and Fortnite on it with in 3 years time without an issue.

Stop getting so hung up on the word gaming, everyone has different budgets and expectations.
Edited by: "EagleUK" 15th Jul
djsiallen2 h, 45 m ago

The mx150 is considerably better than the gt 940mx, you'll be able to game …The mx150 is considerably better than the gt 940mx, you'll be able to game fine at 720p or low settings at 1080p


When you say considerably better, by how much ?
EagleUK1 h, 19 m ago

The only deals with a 1050s anywhere near this price were some offer …The only deals with a 1050s anywhere near this price were some offer stacks which were likely accidental. Certainly not a regular occurrence and there is nothing near that price anywhere currently. By that logic I can still go out and buy 14 cases for Irn Bru for £14 but sadly I can't.It is a gaming laptop and it's marketed as a 'Esports Gaming' laptop. You'll be able to play CS, LoL and Fortnite on it with in 3 years time without an issue. Stop getting so hung up on the word gaming, everyone has different budgets and expectations.


There have been loads of them recently. Don't make the comparison point something so unrelated as soft drinks where price is much more flexible than high-value electronics. Literally one month ago there was an MSI laptop from Amazon with a 1050 and an SSD in this price range (£570 if I remember right).

In 3 years time, no, you cannot make that assurance just as I can't say a 1050 will be fine, but overtime games expand and need more processing power, what was possible to run World of Warcraft on a few years back, the same can't be said of now and buying entry-level now is not a good place to start.

So no, I think most peoples' expectations of a 'gaming laptop' will start around a GTX 1050 and just because you don't want to accept it or put it in bold font isn't going to make me or anyone else believe it anymore. If people expand their budget by around 20% then you get substantially more for the money and possible a 128GB SSD as well. The only reason I think you might be defending this so much is because you've bought one, and that's fine but you should just say it then. nVidia positions it as a GPU for thin-and-light machines not as a gaming GPU.

Also, liking your own comments doesn’t add credibility


Just.Wondering35 m ago

When you say considerably better, by how much ?


It's a good 25% faster in most things (nVidia claims about 65% so take that with a pinch of salt) and uses less power at the same time, it's fine for entry-level gaming at a decent frame rate.
Edited by: "plewis00" 15th Jul
I was wondering if someone share whether this can play fortnite at full settings on something like a 1440k or 1080p monitor? Thanks
The MX150 is comparable to the mobile Ryzen APUs, no?
If this performance level is what you're after, it might be a choice worth investigating.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 15th Jul
iMechanic1 h, 49 m ago

I was wondering if someone share whether this can play fortnite at full …I was wondering if someone share whether this can play fortnite at full settings on something like a 1440k or 1080p monitor? Thanks


No chance. Maybe 1080p with settings around middle, maybe higher with frame rate spikes.
plewis002 h, 47 m ago

There have been loads of them recently. Don't make the comparison point …There have been loads of them recently. Don't make the comparison point something so unrelated as soft drinks where price is much more flexible than high-value electronics. Literally one month ago there was an MSI laptop from Amazon with a 1050 and an SSD in this price range (£570 if I remember right).In 3 years time, no, you cannot make that assurance just as I can't say a 1050 will be fine, but overtime games expand and need more processing power, what was possible to run World of Warcraft on a few years back, the same can't be said of now and buying entry-level now is not a good place to start.So no, I think most peoples' expectations of a 'gaming laptop' will start around a GTX 1050 and just because you don't want to accept it or put it in bold font isn't going to make me or anyone else believe it anymore. If people expand their budget by around 20% then you get substantially more for the money and possible a 128GB SSD as well. The only reason I think you might be defending this so much is because you've bought one, and that's fine but you should just say it then. nVidia positions it as a GPU for thin-and-light machines not as a gaming GPU. Also, liking your own comments doesn’t add credibility It's a good 25% faster in most things (nVidia claims about 65% so take that with a pinch of salt) and uses less power at the same time, it's fine for entry-level gaming at a decent frame rate.


My point was you can always point to a miss-price or deal that may have been cheaper at some point in time but it's not available today. There is no 1050 enabled laptop available today for £500, nor has it been a regular price at any point.

There was loads of them in March and April, recently very few and far between, certainly hasn't been anything at £500 for a 1050.

I'm not defending anything, nor do I need to buy one. There isn't anything for me to accept either.

You were the one complaining about them marketing this as a gaming product, it is a 'gaming orientated' product, aimed at the popular e-sports games, there isn't really any argument there.

CS, LoL and Fortnite are all games were they heavily optimize them to played at the bottom end and keep them as accessible as possible. The requirements for those games aren't going to change much.

You can always spend more and get a better product, if you can find a comparable laptop available for £500 then let the community know.

Also the MX150 used in most 'thin and light' laptops is a different version of the MX150.
Edited by: "EagleUK" 15th Jul
EagleUK33 m ago

My point was you can always point to a miss-price or deal that may have …My point was you can always point to a miss-price or deal that may have been cheaper at some point in time but it's not available today. There is no 1050 enabled laptop available today for £500, nor has it been a regular price at any point. There was loads of them in March and April, recently very few and far between, certainly hasn't been anything at £500 for a 1050.I'm not defending anything, nor do I need to buy one. There isn't anything for me to accept either. You were the one complaining about them marketing this as a gaming product, it is a 'gaming orientated' product, aimed at the popular e-sports games, there isn't really any argument there. CS, LoL and Fortnite are all games were they heavily optimize them to played at the bottom end and keep them as accessible as possible. The requirements for those games aren't going to change much. You can always spend more and get a better product, if you can find a comparable laptop available for £500 then let the community know.Also the MX150 used in most 'thin and light' laptops is a different version of the MX150.


I wasn't pointing to a mis-price? I never once said that. I said for a little more (20%) you get a lot more graphics performance, example:
scan.co.uk/pro…BwE

And I still stand by what I said, it is slightly irresponsible branding it as a gaming laptop with 'fast and fluid gameplay experience at the highest setting and resolutions' (their words), though I can't seem to see MSI positioning it as a Gaming Laptop at all which makes me think Ebuyer did. In fact, I can't see a mention of the phrase 'gaming laptop' on their marketing page at all. And yes, it'll play games, I just think this is a good all-rounder/multimedia computer and not a gaming machine, and it might mislead someone into buying it who otherwise wouldn't - people less tech-savvy. Yes, there was someone above who added an M.2 SSD to make it much quicker but that's pretty complex and cost £50-100 or more depending on what size it was?

nVidia positioning the MX150 for thin-and-light laptops regardless but it does have two non-discrete variants, one at 10W and one at 25W but silicon is the same, basically it is like Max-Q or cTDP up/down for Intel.

Those games may keep being playable but there is always feature-creep, I mentioned WoW before as that has had engine tweaks and while still on the low-side needs a lot more to keep it playable than it once did which is kind of why all this started - if you buy low-end in 2018 it might not have as much life as a more mainstream proper gaming GPU.
paulpso6 h, 41 m ago

Very low at 720p it will get 60. But yeah this is low end. Very low end. …Very low at 720p it will get 60. But yeah this is low end. Very low end. But still better than Intel HD.There's a bunch of benchmarks here for loads of different games. It can handle many recent ones but again on low at 720p. So not really future proof at all unless the future games have an ultra low mode or simpler graphics.


Maybe in the middle of nowhere with little going on but drop into some action in yas and you've probably got 30fps.

But I get it and it's cheap
Just.Wondering7 h, 1 m ago

When you say considerably better, by how much ?


Between 40-60% better, google comparison it.
djsiallen1 h, 7 m ago

Between 40-60% better, google comparison it.


That is what they quote....but in real terms it is closer to 20 percent better.
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Geek fest
banterchicken4 h, 46 m ago

Maybe in the middle of nowhere with little going on but drop into some …Maybe in the middle of nowhere with little going on but drop into some action in yas and you've probably got 30fps.But I get it and it's cheap



According to the bench averages- low 1280x720 69.771.479 ~ 73 fps. But for most games it's significantly worse on low 720p.
MX 150 is a slightly lower TDP GT 1030. Not sure why the rebrand. That's the full fat GDDR5 original, not the crappy DDR version they just sneaked out that sucks donkey balls.

Gaming laptop might be pushing it a bit, but it's fine for eSports titles or if you drop the detail back to Medium in most cases
oooh.... stickers
Nice one
Rich4415th Jul

what do you expect for under £500? A 1060?I


Yeah, 3GB model would be fine.

What I want for £500.

8th Gen Core i3
1060 3GB
1080p screen
13-15 inch screen size

Then I'll consider "gaming" laptops good value, until then they're just folly. Especially when they pair more expensive CPUs with cheaper GPUs, is this supposed to be a gaming machine or not? Spend the money where you need it.

Until then I'll stick to cheap mITX rigs that would murder this in games.

PCPartPicker part list: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…hKB
Price breakdown by merchant: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…nt/

CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (£92.34 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock - H310M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: ADATA - Premier 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£66.96 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate - Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£23.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card (£184.97 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Cooler Master - Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case (£38.94 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: be quiet! - Pure Power 10 CM 400W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£44.99 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £517.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-16 12:21 BST+0100
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Jul
Never mind the spec it comes with STICKERS....
I have the medion laptop and have used a few of the MSI laptops including one with the mx150. As said above the mx150 is essentially a 1030m and plays eSports titles pretty well including rocket league etc. The only problem I have with MSI is there after market support as I wascaught up in the A10 and m290x debacle a few years ago so I have personally never bought another MSI laptop again. The medion has a 4gb gddr5 1050 and plays games very well despite the 7200u CPU, the ram is a single stick ddr4 2400 leaving another spot for an upgrade. The build quality is much better than the medion laptops of yore which I used to repair alot back in the days of Lidl,Aldi and Woolworths selling them. The only problem with the medion is you cannot use VR with it, not even windows Mr as it passes through the integrated graphics otherwise you could have use Oculus or a mixed reality headset. Any questions feel free to ask.
I bought this laptop from AO for £550 and can confirm it is trash. Takes ages to startup and has a ton of bloatware that causes the laptop to hangup multiple times.

I will re-image it at some point and think it will help but just bear in mind you will too if you want a decent user experience.
MX150 is not gaming standard.

This is not a gaming laptop, not at all.
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