MSI VR Ready GS73VR Stealth Pro 4K-016 17.3″ 4K Display Slim and Light Gaming Laptop

The original GS60 was scandalous for its uproarious fans and hot temperatures. Since the second era GS63VR has been made accessible with more power productive Kaby Lake and Pascal choices, the super-thin MSI arrangement has been a great deal simpler to suggest.

The MSI GS arrangement holds a portion of the most slender gaming scratch pad accessible and the new Pascal GPUs have transformed them into more effective machines than even most thicker Maxwell options. The first GS60 scratch pad was verifiably appealing, however, they likewise experienced greatly warm surface temperatures and uproarious fan commotion. The most recent invigorate handles these significant issues specifically both by including a third inner fan and consolidating more power-proficient Kaby Lake and Pascal processors contrasted with the more seasoned Haswell and Maxwell incarnations.

The GS63VR 7RF is the Kaby Lake refresh to the Skylake GS63VR 6RF we checked on a year ago. In that capacity, we suggest looking at our unique GS63VR page as the two frameworks are generally indistinguishable in equipment and highlights. The 15.6-inch GS Ghost and 17.3-inch Stealth arrangement of journals contend specifically against the Razer Blade arrangement, most Gigabyte models, and the more seasoned Asus G501 arrangement of super-thin gaming scratch pad.


It’s hard to hate the thin plan and brushed aluminum surfaces of the GS arrangement from a visual angle. Tragically, manufacture quality has not been significantly enhanced over the GS60 models and we find that it could not hope to compare to the Razer Blade, Blade Pro, XPS 15, and the MacBook Pro arrangement. The base is helpless to turning and squeaking and it is conceivable to discourage both the palm rests and console surfaces with a direct push of a finger. The cover flexes more effectively than a Razer too, however not so awful as on the Aorus X5. While we’re not anticipating that the body should be as sound as the monstrous GT72 or GT73VR, it could have still been sturdier and firmer considering what other super-thin scratch pads have overseen.

The thin material cosmetics is additionally not impeccable on our test unit. As appeared in the two pictures underneath, the ventilation grilles close to the correct corner of the scratch pad are not sitting level against the edge and is rather projecting marginally. We’ve had this same perception on the bigger GS73VR too, so we’re trusting this isn’t an across the board issue with the GS family in general.

As far as measurements and weight, the framework is only a millimeter or two thicker than both the XPS 15 and MacBook Pro 15 while being substantially more intense than both. It has a bigger impression than either show and is likewise lighter than the Dell by around 200 g, so the MSI certainly doesn’t feel as thick. In any case, the framework is shockingly compact at under 2 kg contrasted with the fundamentally heavier Alienware 15 and Asus FX502VM.


Though our unique GS63VR was outfitted with a 1080p board, our most recent unit makes utilization of a 4K UHD board. Lamentably, the show is a blended pack due to a limited extent to its RGBW pixel exhibit. The board isn’t a “genuine 4K” determination and different makers like Gigabyte and HP have as of late dropped RGBW for the more customary RGB setup. Truth be told, the Samsung FL156FL02-101 board on our GS63VR is an indistinguishable board from finding on the Asus UX501JW and the as of late surveyed Eurocom Tornado F5, so these three scratch pad share fundamentally the same as show qualities.

The high dark levels prompt a mediocre complexity proportion of around 600:1 contrasted with 1000:1 or better on numerous lover level gaming scratch pad. Backdrop illumination shine is adequate for indoor encompassing lighting, yet we were seeking after something substantially brighter than the recorded 274 nits as the compactness of the framework supports open-air utilize.

Subjectively, the matte board is fresh with some slight shading graininess that is most perceptible while showing a white foundation on the greatest shine setting. Our test unit likewise shows slight backdrop illumination seeping around the base edge that is unnoticeable amid everyday utilize.

Shading space covers roughly 72 percent and 46 percent of the sRGB and AdobeRGB modes, separately. This could not hope to compare to the more extensive ranges of the XPS 15 and MacBook Pro 15. The smaller array ought to have little effect on the objective gaming group of onlookers as outrageous shading precision is normally held for advanced craftsmen. Regardless, certain gaming notepads offer finish sRGB scope including the Razer Blade arrangement. It’s likewise important that the base 1080p alternative for the GS63VR has a more extensive shading extent than the 4K UHD arrangement, so a few clients may lean toward the lower-cost 1080p board.

Hues and grayscale are wrong out of the container even with the MSI True Color programming set to the preset sRGB choice. Our own particular alignment endeavors enhance grayscale and hues drastically by expanding shading temperature and smoothing the RGB adjust bend. Hues still turn out to be more wrong the higher the immersion level because of the board’s blemished sRGB scope.

Open air permeability is normal under shade and poor under direct daylight. The show can be opened as far as could be expected up to 180 degrees to help diminish glare however much as could reasonably be expected, which is exceptional on most gaming notepads. The wide IPS seeing edges additionally make the notepad less demanding to utilize outside than other gaming frameworks with TN shows. The backdrop illumination is shockingly the one noteworthy property keeping the GS63VR from being the de facto open-air gaming scratch pad as it is no place close as splendid as a MacBook Pro 15 or Alienware 15.


Accessible ports are abundant and simple to reach since none are on the back of the unit. Actually, every alternative from the bigger GS73VR has persisted to the GS63VR untouched including the immensely critical Thunderbolt 3 port. The left edge is lamentably very swarmed and ports are found intently to the front, so thicker links like HDMI or RJ-45 can possibly act as a burden. It’s likewise fairly disillusioning that there is no HDMI 2.0 port to all the more effectively exploit 4K60 outside screens.

MSI keeps on coordinating one of the slowest card perusers ever on a generally top of the line gaming machine. The maker has affirmed with us that its card peruser is restricted by a USB 2.0 controller, so expect exchange rates of only 20 MB/s. Exchanging 1 GB worth of photographs from our Toshiba UHS-II test card to desktop will take around 43 seconds contrasted with 6 to 7 seconds on the Eurocom Tornado F5 and MSI GT73VR.

The card peruser itself is spring stacked and a completely embedded SD card will jut by around 33% of its length.


MSI utilizes the well-known SteelSeries console over its top of the line lineup of gaming journals and the GS arrangement is no special case. Gamers who have played on a GT72 should feel comfortable as the keys are firm in the input, don’t squirm set up, and clack moderately unobtrusively.

Criticism is quite recently somewhat gentler than on the GT72, be that as it may, since the console base of the GS63VR isn’t as unbending as on the bigger GT arrangement. The NumPad is littler than the principle QWERTY keys and there are no committed helper keys for extra capacities.


The three-zone RGB backdrop illumination makes its arrival, however, a little piece of us is trusting that future MSI scratch pad will consolidate independently lit RGB keys much the same as the most recent Aorus and Razer frameworks.


The smooth plastic trackpad fills in as one would expect with no observable cursor butterflies or problematic corners. Pushing down on its middle won’t altogether twist the surface and the thin red chrome lining looks significantly more tasteful than the printed plastic covering on numerous Asus ROG units including the G753.

Less great are the coordinated keys of the touchpad as criticism is delicate and shallow. A considerable measure of power is required to enroll a tick, so clicking redundantly one after another can wind up noticeably tedious.


Battery Life

The interior battery is normal in the limit at 65 Wh contrasted with 97 Wh and 99 Wh in the XPS 15 9560 and Alienware 15 R3, separately. It is, be that as it may, an update from the 47 Wh battery in the more seasoned GS60.

Runtimes are normal at just shy of 4 hours of certifiable WLAN utilize. Best case scenario, clients can expect 6.5 hours of runtime when lingering on Power Saver mode and on the most reduced brilliance setting.Charging from close exhaust to full limit will take around 2 to 2.5 hours.

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