Gaming laptops have come a long way in the recent past. In this MSI Computer GT62VR Dominator-012 review, we are going to discuss this new gaming laptop from MSI. This is a complete gaming device that MSI has given us and just from the looks of it, this could solve all the problems a mobile gamer would face.
The laptop comes with some solid specs. Even if the price is a bit on the higher side, we all know that gaming laptops are not necessarily the most economic devices. So let’s not waste any more time and jump into this review to see if this is worth all the hype.
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The first impression we have here is really good. The laptop comes in a gun metal color with brush metal finish. It looks premium and does justify the price. On opening the lid, you can see the same language inside as well and it flows very nicely.
Being a gaming laptop, you would expect this device to have really good heat dissipation. For that, we have outlets all over the place. There are two big air outlets that let out hot air and you can find some at the bottom face as well. The keyboard is a multicolor backlit solution which looks great by the way. The trackpad might be a bit too small for your liking but does what it says.
The laptop weighs around 6.5 pounds and is not a lightweight one. Portability might take a hit but if you are looking for a nice gaming laptop, this design is pretty good.
MSI Computer GT62VR Dominator-012 Specs
Let’s talk about the things that make this what it is.
The display here is a 15.6-inch screen that comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It comes with an anti-reflective coating and does a good job at that. As for quality, this is one of the best full HD screens you’ll use. The picture quality and the viewing angles are sweet and you will enjoy that while you’re gaming.
The display is also excellent for other stuff like media consumption, office work, and even some designing stuff. The display is not a touchscreen. So if you were expecting to use Windows 10 in its full glory, that’s not possible here.
The MSI Computer GT62VR Dominator-012 is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. This i7 6700 chip is from the 6th generation of Intel processors and comes with a typical clock speed of 2.6GHz. With the help of turbo boost, the clock speed can reach up to a maximum of 3.5GHz which is plenty.
This processor is easily one of the best processors you are going to get in the market. It has enough power to handle your all-day gaming. The processor will also come in handy if you want to use it for some serious work apart from gaming.
The memory department is well equipped. It comes with 2 sticks with a capacity of 16GB each totaling to about 32 gigs of memory. These memories are of DDR4 type and has a frequency of 2400MHz. For a gaming laptop, you really don’t need any more memory. Some people will even go on to say that this is overkill, but it will be useful in the future.
Let’s talk about the most important part of this gaming laptop, the graphics card. The graphics card in the MSI Computer GT62VR Dominator-012 is a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060M. It comes with a dedicated memory of 6GB which is more than enough. This GPU is one of the best solutions you can get on your gaming laptops. It can play pretty much any game right now and that too with all the visual goodies.
So how much space do we have? This MSI notebook comes with a 1TB hard drive that is well complemented by a solid state drive. The SSD comes with a capacity of 256GB. This work more like a fusion drive meaning the frequently used games and files will reside on the SSD part and will spring up fast when you are opened. This is great as it reduces the opening time for applications and also gives you all the space, thanks to that 1TB hard drive.
The battery life is not that great. But that’s the case with every mainstream gaming laptop out there. You will get around 2 hours with an intense gaming session. So make sure you have access to a power outlet before you start playing.
The MSI Computer GT62VR Dominator-012 also comes with all the essential connectivity options you need. Though the ports are located at the back, we have to say that they’ve given you all the options there are. The laptop is also fine when it comes to its support for wireless technologies.
MSI Computer GT62VR Dominator-012 Review: Verdict
Overall, the MSI Computer GT62VR Dominator-012 is an excellent gaming laptop. It has the processing power, memory, and even the graphics it needs to give you a complete gaming experience. If you are looking for a high-end gaming machine and price is no problem, this one is a very good choice.