When we want to purchase a gaming laptop, most of us are opting for the 15.6 or 17.3 display. Today I want to propose to you something a bit different. Why not having a super gaming laptop, with great specs, but portable at the same time? That’s possible and the MSI GS43VR 7RE (Phantom Pro) 061UK model is the one we are going to talk about in this review.
Just like I said, it has a 14 inch display. I don’t know what’s your standard when it comes to playing games. Honestly, I don’t have one because I don’t mind playing games on a tablet or big screen TV. Of course, there’s a big difference, but, just like I said, I don’t mind doing that on either of those screens. Therefore, a 14 inch display is great for gaming, especially this one, because it sports a full HD resolution. Actually, it would’ve been weird to have only an HD resolution. We are talking about a reputable manufacturer. Well, you’ll be able to play your favorite games in high details almost anywhere and everywhere, thanks to the decent size of this laptop.
The web camera is HD and is not something to get really excited about. Fortunately, this is not an aspect that matters for a genuine gamer. Even though it would be great to see high-quality full HD cameras on these devices. How much would it cost to replace an HD camera with a full HD one? Nevermind…
The keyboard is full-size and, like you probably imagined, it’s illuminated. It’s a great keyboard, the keys are very soft to the touch, they have rounded corners and it’s extremely comfortable to use. You will be able to play for hours and you won’t hurt your hands. The touchpad is also top-notch, but I’m sure you will easily replace it with a special mouse.
Let’s talk about what we really care about a gaming laptop. The inside specifications, such as the CPU, RAM and graphics card. Let’s take them one step at a time… It’s 2017, so the CPU couldn’t have been nothing else but a 7th Kabylake generation. We are talking about a quad core processor, with a 2.8 GHz frequency. If you want to overclock it, you can, but you have to be careful because it can overheat pretty much. This powerful processor is backed up by a huge amount of RAM memory, more precisely 16 GB. The graphics card is a real dinosaur: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with 6 GB of RAM. This entire system is raging fast and you will be able to play all of the 2017 games in high details. That’s the whole reason why you’re buying this gaming laptop, isn’t it? To be able to play your favorite games with no hiccups.
I don’t think you are extremely interested in the storage space, but I’m going to tell you a few details about this aspect, as well. You’ll have 1 TB at your disposal, to keep all of your useful (photographs, music, videos, etc.) and unuseful stuff on. Fortunately, that’s not all, because you also have 256 GB of SSD storage. Usually, the operating system is preinstalled on this partition, because we are talking about a hybrid storage unit. As I said, Windows 10 will be always there for you and your needs. In my opinion, it’s a great operating system and I’m sure you will agree with me.
The MSI GS43VR 7RE (Phantom Pro) 061UK laptop also sports one USB 2.0 connector, two USB 3.0 ports, a full-size HDMI, audio ports and a battery that will last for about five hours of continuous non-gaming activity. That’s pretty solid for a 14 inch high spec great looking portable gaming laptop.