MSI VR Ready GS63VR Stealth Pro-034 15.6″ Slim and Light Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 i7-6700HQ
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MSI VR Ready GS63VR Stealth Pro-034 15.6" Slim and Light Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 i7-6700HQ 16GB 256GB M.2 SATA + 1TB Windows 10
10: GAMING PERFECTED
The GeForce GTX 1060 GPU has now come to laptops, powered by the ultra-fast, power-efficient NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture. These notebooks come loaded with innovative new gaming technologies that make them ideal for the latest high-definition games and open the door to virtual reality and beyond.
Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets—driven by NVIDIA VRWorks technologie
- Display: 15.6" Full HD Non Reflection 1920x1080 | Operating System: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6-3.5GHz)
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA's Latest GeForce GTX 1060 6G GDDR5
- RAM: 16GB (8GB x2) DDR4 2400MHz | Hard Drive: 256GB M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB (5400rpm)
- Special features: VR READY | Steel Series Full-Color Backlight Keyboard w/ Anti-Ghost Key + Silver Lining | Killer Gaming Network E2400 | Thunderbolt 3 | Slim and Light Design | Metal Build
1. I spent a few days struggling with various issues with the machine, but finally solved all but one by performing a clean install of windows 10, and not installing ANY of the MSI utilities. The machine performs flawlessly, runs cool, and battery lasts a decent amount of time.
2. I could not get acceptable wifi performance. After trying various versions of the Killer Networks drivers, I gave up, and replaced the card with an Intel 8260.
In summary, I should probably give less stars, as most consumers do not expect, and should not have to troubleshoot a new laptop, from a reputable company. I guess now that my machine is operating perfectly, the frustration has passed, and I'm left with only satisfaction.
Put it this way - not for novice users......and MSI, if you are reading this.....give us a clean windows image without all the junk!
I have been using the laptop for the past week now, and i can say without a shadow of a doubt that the purchase is incredibly worth it, and i have no regrets.
Laptop arrived within 6 days of purchase.
Let me start off with the worrisome things.
Reading a lot of the reviews here, made me concerned about the stuttering issues, and the dead on arrival units that might come. The packaging was excellent, and the laptop was in pristine condition. I immediately booted it up, and it was running A-OK, until i downloaded Spotify and noticed that the sound would get stuck for a fraction of a second, and whatever button i was pressing would also do the same.
The dreaded "Micro stutter". I immediately checked the task manager, and noticed that upon boot, the CPU was at full load at 100%. You need to understand that the PC comes preloaded with so much unneeded software (Bloatware as they call them) that they hog up the PC and the CPU. So i decided to fresh install windows. Did it from within the PC, and it again installed all of the bloatware. Things like the dragon center, and the intel rapid storage program, and *cue horror music* Norton Anti Virus. So from within the control panel, you fiddle to find an option to install a fresh version of windows without any of the preloaded software, and i proceeded to do that. Let me tell you, it was the best decision since purchasing the laptop.
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CPU levels dropped to 2-3% on idle, and the stuttering was gone and no where to be seen. I only reinstalled GeForce Experience, Steelseries Engine 3 (For the keyboard), and the audio drivers (DO NOT INSTALL NAHIMIC 2). The rest you can absolutely do without at all!
So TL;DR version: As soon as you get the laptop, do a proper fresh install, without any of the bloatware, to get rid of the CPU and stuttering issues.
And trust me when i say, the HDD speed is good enough for most games i have tried.
Now to the fun part.
The laptop is extremely well built. I was shocked by the form factor. This thing is thinner than the Macbook Pro, and packs in one of the best GPUs on this earth (Sure not a 1070 or 1080, but it will do a fantastic job). The aluminum build gives the laptop a very sturdy feel and finish, and the suede bottom underneath is a very nice touch for heat management.
The screen is breathtaking, and the port division is also pretty good, with the USB on the right being for a mouse, along with the various display outputs, and all the other USB (3.0) on the left, along with the audio jacks (Cue iPhone 7 joke here).
Contrary to some complaints, albeit being annoying to the thought, the fact that the power button is to the right, did not annoy me one bit. It is a sturdy button that needs a good push, so dont worry about accidentally turning off or on your PC.
The mouse-pad is OK, nothing to write home about, as the clicking is a bit resistant, but the texture is very smooth for multi-touch browsing and surfing. I have big hands, so my one complaint is that i sometimes tend to click on the mouse-pad while typing, or move the mouse accidentally, but other time I've gotten used to the need to not put my hands so close to the pad.
The keyboard is amazing. It is very impressive to see such a keyboard packed into such a thin body. The travel distance for keys is top notch, but definitely no mechanical keyboard, but good enough for gaming, and the back-lighting is excellent. Heads up, although in the images the keys look white, they are proper backlit, and the letters show the color of the light from beneath the button. The RGB option is pretty cool, and some games support showing you stats and health via the colors of the keyboard.
I played Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege. And they both ran phenomenally well. Overwatch was easily doing Epic settings (The highest), and giving me 70 FPS (Mainly cause my second screen is 60Hz), and Rainbow Six was running on Ultra at 60 FPS without breaking a sweat.
It is absurd to think of how much power is in this laptop, at such a size. Again, the 1060 is phenomenal! Really worth it for this kind of form fact and portability.
As it has been said, the laptop can get hot fairly quickly, and you can immediately tell the HDD is a bit warm if you are installing something, and hear the fans kick in. Speaking of which, yes they also tend to get slightly, and just slightly loud, but nothing that a simple headphones can't help muffle. And who are we kidding, when you game, you will more than likely be on headsets, especially if in multiplayer. Heat management is pretty good, as the mouse pad, and keyboard rarely feel more than warm (The WASD keys stay relatively cool) but the laptop overall does not feel like it would overheat. The peak i...Read more