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MSI GP62 2QD

MSI GP62 2QD 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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Average User Reviews

Based on 7 user reviews this portable PC has an average user rating of 77 out of 100.

Good for Gaming

Some customers wrote that it was good for gaming. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “Needed a gaming laptop quickly, received it not working”. Joseph wrote in November “Fantastic Mid level Gaming PC once ram upgraded” in his review and scored the product 5 stars.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Joseph wrote in his MSI GP62 2QD review on Amazon “Performed a lot of research for a mid level, affordable gaming laptop”. Papa T said this month “Affordable and reforms like a dream”. Papa T also said “I spent quite a few weeks researching affordable gaming laptops of high spec”.

Good Product Quality

A few MSI GP62 2QD reviewers agreed that this laptop was good quality. In November Tomo wrote on Amazon “Asus Rog range after extensive research I found that the MSI was the best specs and quality for the price” in their review. Tomo also wrote “Screen is very good quality”. Tomo also said “The 2GB VRAM is very high quality as its DDR5”.

Good Size

One MSI GP62 2QD reviewer said in their reviews that the product was thin.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use the menus. In November this year Tomo mentioned “All my games run on Very good/Ultra settings including the incredibly intensive game Arma 3 where I run about 40 FPS” in their review.

Robust

One person mentioned that this laptop was well made. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this laptop a few weeks ago “Solid mid range laptop.” .

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP62 2QD range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the GP62 2QD that we have checked the maximum internal memory supported by processor of, the GP62 2QD's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The GP62 2QD is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the GP62 2QD only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GP62 2QD is 2.1, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP62 2QD that we have assessed the PCI Express slot version of, the GP62 2QD's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 400 megahertz, the GP62 2QD has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the MSI GP62 2QD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GP62 2QD is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 786 owner and expert reviews, MSI has good reviews for its laptops. MSI also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The GP62 2QD has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GP62 2QD range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GP62 2QD, the processor clock speed of the GP62 2QD of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.9GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the GP72 2QD[pl_3008884_price], or the PX60 2QD[pl_2901333_price] both from MSI or the Acer Aspire VN7-791G[plb_3000372_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GP62 2QD has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price], the Lenovo B50-80[plb_2813897_price], or the HP Pavilion 15-ab044na[plb_2938604_price] which has better reviews.

If this MSI notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_3016157_price] (1TB and higher rated), or the HP 17-g108na[plb_3017184_price] (2TB and higher rated).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GP62 2QD supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this age and type the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI GP62 2QD has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this age and type is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GP62 2QD, the GP62 2QD has a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price], the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa[plb_2897982_price], and the DELL Latitude 3540[plb_2887515_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the GP62 2QD has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of laptops of a comparable type and age to the GP62 2QD range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GP62 2QD has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GP62 2QD is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the GP62 2QD has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the GP62 2QD.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Six Battery Cells

The GP62 2QD is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the GP62 2QD has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GP62 2QD. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The GP62 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price], the Lenovo G50-45[plb_2886858_price], or the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa[plb_2897982_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price], the Acer Extensa EX2508[plb_2927460_price], or the HP Probook 470 G2[plb_2925949_price].

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T540p[plb_2057543_price] (SSD), the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885457_price] (SSD), or the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1[plb_2891902_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The GP62 2QD does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2804843_price], or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2867641_price] both from DELL or the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI GP62 2QD has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Across all notebook PCs of this age and spec the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GP62 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI GP62 2QD has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GP62 2QD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Inspiron 15 5558[pl_3008273_price], or the Inspiron 15 5000[pl_2851056_price] both from DELL or the Asus X555LB[plb_2844903_price] which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP 17-g108na[plb_3017184_price] (12GB and higher rated), or the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the MSI GP62 2QD has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu LifeBook A555[plb_2999036_price], or the HP ProBook 650[plb_2863577_price].

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7-791G[plb_3000372_price] (17.3"), the Lenovo B70-80[plb_3008737_price] (17.3"), or the MSI CX70 2QF[plb_3008769_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The GP62 2QD has a pretty standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GP62 2QD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the X555LA[pl_2998975_price], or the X555LD[pl_2851075_price] both from Asus or the HP 350[plb_2772828_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
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Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
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Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Video Compression Format

User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Arman
(Verified Purchase)

Bought the laptop for my son who's interests in flight simulator is growing serious. He is using the laptop primarily for flying on X-Plane X for a virtual airline and the laptop performs... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Solid mid range laptop, however Windows 10 is inherently faulty. Within two weeks of owning this various Windows updates were installed which caused the laptop to get stuck in a known issues,... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2016 by Papa t
(Verified Purchase)

I spent quite a few weeks researching affordable gaming laptops of high spec and I must say this one does not disappoint in any way as far has performance my only issue is the partition drive but... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Needed a gaming laptop quickly, received it not working at all, wouldn't even load windows 10, kept coming up with error messages, MSI customer services were no help and told me there is no... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Tomo
(Verified Purchase)

It is a fantastic laptop! I have spent about a month or two researching the required specs for my games and after comparing laptops such as the Dell Inspiron 5000 and Asus Rog range after... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

It is alarming how easily the surface can be scratched. If you do not want to have the laptop full of scratches after two weeks, leave it at one place or wrap it into something.

Performed a lot of research for a mid level, affordable gaming laptop and I wasn't let down by my purchase. I've upgraded to 16GB myself, fairly easy to do and highly recommended as it really does... Read more…

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 031, msi 031u, msi 031uk, msi p228729, msi p230513, msi p233409, msi p228729p, msi p230513p, msi p233409p, 2qdleopard031, 2qdleopard031u, 2qdleopard031uk, msi 9s716j312208, 9s716j312208 2qd208, 9s716j312208 2qd208u, 9s716j312208 cell940, 9s716j312208 cell940m, 9s716j312208 2qd208uk, 9s716j312208 9s716j312208, 9s716j312208 i54210h1tb8gb6
Barcodes 04719072412685, 04719072414382, 04719072422608

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