MSI GV62 8RD-200 Review

Gaming laptops are popular with powerful graphics and processor, most of those machines are features with high-quality design and excellent internal components such as CPU (Central Processing Unit), graphics card, RAM, and so on.

Because these are the high-end machines intended for running most entertainment, productive, and editing programs and software, there are many price categories available which you can choose based on your desire and available budget.

Today, most gaming laptop comes with over $1000. Fortunately, with the current modern technologies, you also can find a gaming partner machines that under this price range, and the MSI laptop of GV62 8RD-200 model is one of those.


  • Brand: MSI
  • Product: MSI GV62 8RD-200
  • Screen Size: 15.6 inch
  • Item Model Number: GV62 8RD-200
  • Color: Black
  • Weight(lbs): 4.8
  • Optical Drive Type: None
  • Editor’s Rate: 8.7 out of 10


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MSI GV62 8RD-200

MSI uses the same body just like the most previous GV62 family on MSI GV62 8RD-200. Moreover, MSI has granted it with 16 GB storage of Intel Optane Memory. Optane technology can load faster than the regular hard drive.

Additionally, they also have improved this unit processing power by using the new 8th Generation family of Intel Core i5. Featured Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics power, it certainly lets you experience the high quality of gaming content on a thinner looking design.

Not only the performance and portability have significantly improved, but also, MSI slightly improves these devices’ battery life too. However, this device does not support the VR gaming.

If you are still looking a gaming partner for a desktop replacement, the GV62 8RD-200 may help. But, as stated, it doesn’t support the VR gaming (maybe one of the reason to ensure it’s worth the price).

The MSI GV62 8RD-034 is a model that is similar to the mentioned one. But, it comes with 8th Generation Intel Core i7 instead of Core i5 which is better in processing performance, but, surely it significantly cost more.


Product Specifications

  • Screen Size: 15.6 Inch
  • Screen Display: Full HD EDP IPS-Level
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Max Resolution: 1920×1080 pixels
  • Product Dimensions: 15.07 x 10.23 x 1.16 inches

  • Processor/CPU: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H
  • Processor Count: 4 (Quad Core)
  • Base Performance: 2.3 GHz
  • Max Performance: 4.0 GHz

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Windows Edition: Home Edition
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • Graphics Card RAM: 4 GB GDDR5
  • Card Description: Dedicated

  • RAM/Memory: 8 GB DDR4 2400MHz 2 Sockets (Max Memory 32GB)
  • Storage Type: Hybrid Drive
  • Storage Capacity: New Intel Optane 16 GB + 1 TB (5400RPM)

  • Optical Drive Type: No
  • Finger Print Reader: No
  • Webcam: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wireless Type: 802.11 ac


MSI GV62 Design & Build Quality

The built quality for a gaming purpose must be in line with its performance. You’ll find almost all gaming laptops crafted with fresh and beautiful design, adequate features, and high-quality material which can give you confidence when using it.

Moreover, according to MSI, they have claimed that the MSI’s brushed tactical cover designs will both maintain lightness and preserve that gaming feel. MSI has improved the body design to makes it thinner and lighter than most of its predecessors.

As they make it thinner and lighter, they’ve completely removed the optical drive. So, you won’t find any DV or DVD player on GV62 8RD-200.


Keyboard Design Quality

Most of GV62 8RD-200 predecessors has blessed by MSI with comfortable and well-designed keyboards, and it is specially built for serious gamer and even for the professional.

And now these specialties have inherited by the new generation of MSI GV62 (the GV62 8RD-200 is one of them). The qualities include:

  • 1.9 mm key travel is built to handle those cruel keystrokes with ease, optimum of W A S D keys button zone and support for multi-key inputs may be able to allow its user to gain full command over gaming missions.
  • The SteelSeries built-in keyboard comes with the single backlighting and important anti-ghosting ability.


Cooling System

Running games with high graphics setting are something that can increase body temperature. So, that’s why a cooling system is essential for a gaming laptop.

According to MSI, this machine has featured with its exclusive Cooler Boost technology. With a total of 6 heat pipes, it can maintain and ensure the maximum performance under any gaming scenario.


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Connectivity & Webcam

You’ll find a USB 2.0 port, an SD card slot and the power jack on the right side.

On the other side, there are two USB 3.0 Type A ports, an HDMI port (4K support), the registered jack 45 (RJ-45) port, a mini-display port, a USB 3.0 Type-C, and audio jacks (1x Mic-in and 1x Headphone-out (SPDIF)).

The wireless network type is 802.11 ac and built-in Bluetooth. Front camera or Webcam is only 720p HD quality. You may need an external Webcam.


Screen & Display

The screen features with Full HD (1920×1080 pixels max resolutions) quality and IPS (In-Plan Switching) technology. The full HD display quality is typical for most gaming machines today.

So, this screen capacity is adequate and has beautiful and beautiful colors. Additionally, the IPS technology offers you wider viewing angles.

You can watch, view, and share your screen content to your teammate. MSI GV62 8RD-200 screen size is 15.6 inch (measured by diagonally from the monitor corner to corner)

And, I think it’s more than enough for common gaming purpose unless you have a supplementary budget and want to find a device that is special for high-end gaming or creating 4K 3D content.


Battery Life

MSI did not point out any particular information about battery performance. Then, it’s obvious there is nothing much we can expect from its battery life.

There are many feedbacks from its users, which is it can only hold only about two hours when gaming on. So, it’s an average for a gaming laptop.


Performance & Storage

As for its performance, you’ll get the 8th Generation family of Intel Core i5-8300H chip, 16 GB of Intel Optane plus 1 TB of hard drive storage with 5400 RPM rotational speed, and 8GB DDR4 memory.

To put it briefly, it can handle most of the mid to high definition productivity programs with ease. Just in case, if you have a problem with several programs on multitasking tasks, you can upgrade the memory (maximum of 32 GB) later on.

Besides, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB DDR5 dedicated graphics, allows you gaming on with all mid-range to most high-def games and perform well. In short, it’s an average performer on most triple-A games’ classification.



MSI GV62 8RD-200 almost had everything for someone to expect in today modern mid-range gaming. For the performance, it is surprisingly high for being in his category.

Except, for the battery performance it’s a little let-down though. More on its negative side, you need an external Webcam. The 720p HD Webcam is decent for most of the entry-level system.

But, if you are after for its performance and the available budget, the GV62 8RD-200 may one of the perfect laptops to put in your comparison list.

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  1. Thank you so much for this information. We recently got my Daughter a google chrome book, I wish I had come to this website before had and it is not that great for gaming. Still haven’t figured out how to safely add fort nite to it…I guess i’ll know for next time.

  • Hi Amanda Blaine,
    You’re most welcome. But, as far as I know, a Chromebook runs Chrome OS (operating system), it can’t install third-party programs and applications including games like Fortnite.

  • I am not good when it comes to choose electronic devices. One of my friend have this laptop and she does all her work and play games on it. She is quite happy with it and I have seen it as well and used it after borrowing it for some days. So, everything in this review and truly justifies. It is a good product at a very reasonable price where as there are many other laptops available in the market who does the same job but are very very costly. So, this is a great product at a good price.

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