MSI GE62 Apache

  |   by Ian Debevoise

With gaming in mind the 15-inch  MSI GE62 Apache is packed with a quality components while also being portable and affordable. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M graphic card provides very solid graphics on a nice display, while the Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor is maybe not necessary for gaming and burns battery but holds up better than most gaming laptops in real world situations. 

  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-4720HQ (6MB cache, 3.6 GHz Turbo Boost)
  • 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) anti-glare display
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M (2GB of DDR5)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4600
  • 8GB DDR3 (16GB max)
  • 1 TB HDD (7200 RPM, Hitachi Travelstar) with two storage partitions
  • DVD Super Multi drive
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN (Killer E2200)
  • Intel 1×1 Wireless AC 3160 + Bluetooth 4.0
  • HD (1280 x 720) webcam
  • 6-cell internal Li-Ion battery
  • 150-watt AC adapter
  • Dimensions: 1.15 x 16.5 x 11 inches
  • Weight: 5.95 pounds
  • 2-year warranty
  • Price as Configured: $1,299.99

  • Pros

    • Good display color and viewing angles
    • Solid performance while gaming
    • Gamer-friendly keyboard and touchpad
    • Relatively thin and light for a gaming notebook
  • Cons

    • Unimpressive battery life
    • Average screen contrast
    • Dedicated number pad keys too small
    • Runs a bit too hot

Quick Take

The MSI GE62 Apache offers excellent performance for a reasonable price but falls short on battery life.

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