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MSI GF75 Thin 17-inch laptop (GF75 10UEK-003CA)

MSI GF75 Thin 17-inch laptop (GF75 10UEK-003CA)

This model ranked #1 among Laptops priced over $1000 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

This powerful PC is a compelling option if you're looking to play games or handle graphical tasks away from your desk.

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.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $50 on accessories, for a total cost of $1350.

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Graphic Designer
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck96th percentile
Versatility84th percentile
Power (General Purpose)90th percentile
Power (Graphical)96th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)100th percentile
Storage Space92th percentile
Portability10th percentile
Battery Autonomy2th percentile
Longevity58th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck93th percentile
Versatility88th percentile
Power (General Purpose)68th percentile
Power (Graphical)89th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)100th percentile
Storage Space72th percentile
Portability43th percentile
Battery Autonomy2th percentile
Longevity49th percentile

Specs

Screen

17.3", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H, 6 cores clocked from 2.6 to 5 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

51Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w39.7 × d26.01 × h2.29

Dimensions (in): w15.63 × d66.07 × h5.82

Weight (kg): 2.2

Weight (lbs.): 4.85

Features

  • Backlit
  • Paired Memory
  • RGB Lighting
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

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Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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