MSI GL62M 7RD-265 Gaming Laptop Overview: Quality for Cheap?

MSI’s latest low end Lepoard gaming notebook is one of the most popular buy’s right now in the gaming notebook market, and for good reason. It is very well specked for a $700 laptop. You get a quad core CPU, a full fledged desktop GPU, high performance SSD, and a ton of mechanical storage for all your non important files and programs.

Looking at appearances, the GL62M is a very nice blend of black colored brushed aluminium with a few red gaming accents. Dual exhaust ports fill the back edges of the laptop to dissipate heat from the CPU and GPU, plus a good sized intake on the bottom. If you need a notebook that isn’t too flashy, this will get the job done.

Performance wise, you get a good amount of speed for what you pay for. Web browsing and watching videos on youtube will be as fast as it can get. Gaming performance will be quite smooth, the GTX 1050 will allow you to play the latest AAA titles at high settings at 1080P without compromising on frame rates. However, it is at the lowest of the Geforce GTX lineup, so pushing quality presets or resolutions will indefinitely give you a performance penalty.

Photo Editing and Video Editing will be more on the average side as 8GB of memory will get maxed out quite easily if your using programs like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Premiere. You are capable of video editing and photo editing on this machine, however you will have to keep the amount of photos or video affects as low as you can. For example, in Photoshop, you should be able to work on at least three photos at the same time without much trouble. Then for video editing, render times will be quite long as the core i5 simply does not have enough processing cores to speed up the process.

As far as temps go the laptop will only get pretty hot during intensive gaming sessions. If your doing anything else besides gaming, the laptop should stay quite cool, more than cool enough to keep on your lap. Fortunately, this notebook is not an ultrabook, so you won’t have overheating problems.


Overall, the MSI GL62M is a solid buy for the $700-$800 price range. It certainly isn’t the quickest, but if your a user who doesn’t run very intensive applications, it will most certainly be quick enough for you.


Total Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ (2.50 Ghz, 3.1 Ghz Turbo)


GPU: Geforce GTX 1050 with 2GB GDDR5

Screen: 15.6″ 1080P Display

Storage: 1TB HDD & 128GB SSD

Networking: Gigabit LAN and WLAN


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