MSI GP62 15" Gaming Laptop model: GP62M 7RD-256CA

MSI GP62 15

Quick Description

If you need a powerful Gaming PC but also need to be able to take it out of the house regularly, this could be the laptop you need.

There are a few compromises involved in building a laptop like this of course. It's not the easiest laptop to lug around, and it can drain a battery quickly when running at full power, but it delivers good portable performance for the price.

Guillaume's pick!

This laptop stood out to me on 15 occasions while compiling the weekly Tech Worth Buying Newsletter. It was most recently selected 10 days ago, selling for $1200.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Frequently Discounted. This device gets discounted on a regular basis (56.59% of the time to be exact). It's so common in fact that I would advise against buying it at regular price.

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $90 on accessories, for a total cost of $1590.

Currently Exclusive to Visions Electronics for $1499

Based on 334 days of observation, the MSI GP62 15" Gaming Laptop usually costs ~$1470 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $1198.00. Rebates being very common, I would advise to wait before buying this laptop.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the MSI GP62 15" Gaming Laptop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.



Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

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Here's how the MSI GP62 15" Gaming Laptop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).


Bang for the Buck4.5/5
Versatility for the Price5/5
General-purpose power4.5/5
Graphical power4.5/5
Ease of Maintenance4.5/5

Portable Laptops

Bang for the Buck4.5/5
Versatility for the Price5/5
General-purpose power4.5/5
Graphical power4.5/5
Ease of Maintenance4.5/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price5/5
General-purpose power4/5
Graphical power4/5
Ease of Maintenance4/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
Memory: 16.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB + 128 GB (~1.13 TB)
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(141.21ppi)
Dimensions: 38.28 × 25.98 × 2.89 cm
Weight: 2.18 kg

The features

  • Upgradable and Maintainable
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • USB 2
  • USB 3
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Fixed storage: 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)
  • DisplayPort (mini)
  • USB Type-A
  • External Power Brick
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Built-In Keyboard

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement6/10A technician can help you with that
Memory Upgrade8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 5/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 5/5
    Music Production 5/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 5/5
    Video Editing 4/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 5/5
    Enthusiast Games 4/5
    Triple-A Video Games 1/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 2/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (8 / 8)

Texts & Numbers (7 / 7)

Drawing and Illustrations (7 / 7)

Audio & Visual medias (2 / 2)

3D and CAD (7 / 7)

Music Production (4 / 6)

Photo Editing (3 / 3)

Video Editing (3 / 3)

Video Games (8 / 10)

Enthusiast Games (36 / 38)

Triple-A Video Games (18 / 30)

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