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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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Owner Reviews Are Average

People who bought this MSI portable PC rated this notebook PC 77 out of 100 on average.

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 New PCI Express Slots Version

When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have checked the PCI Express slots version of, the MSI GP62 2QD's PCI Express slots version of 3 is one of the newest. The average PCI Express slots version of laptops of this type and age is 2.1, and the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The GP62 2QD has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GP62 2QD. This MSI laptop is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC compared to most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GP62 2QD which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The MSI GP62 2QD has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GP62 2QD range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Good Brand

On average MSI medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops built by MSI.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GP62 2QD have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the GP62 2QD which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this type and age is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the GP62 2QD of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

When compared to other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GP62 2QD that we have checked, the MSI GP62 2QD's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GP62 2QD the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of laptops of a comparable age and type to the GP62 2QD is 2.2GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.9 gigahertz, the GP62 2QD has one of the fastest processor frequencys amongst laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 2.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the GP72 2QD, or the PX60 2QD both from MSI or the Acer Aspire VN7-791G which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI GP62 2QD has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacitys of laptops of a similar age and spec to the GP62 2QD range from 32GB to 2TB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion 17-g130nr, the Medion AKOYA E7227, and the Toshiba L50-C is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite L50-C (1TB), or the HP 17-g108na (2TB) which is also 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 most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The GP62 2QD has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all laptops of this age and type is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GP62 2QD.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The GP62 2QD has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Asus X550CA, the Toshiba R30, or the Lenovo T550 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 690GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB. The MSI GP62 2QD has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GP62 2QD.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the GP62 2QD has a very fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The GP62 2QD is a six number of battery cells laptop.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The GP62 2QD has one of the smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GP62 2QD range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GP62 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GP62 2QD.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Aspire S7-393, or the Aspire VN7-571G both from Acer or the Asus X550CA which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of this spec and age. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the X250, or the G70-80 both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA which has better reviews.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the EliteBook 820 G2 (SSD and higher rated), or the Probook 650 G1 (SSD and higher rated) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904 (SSD and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec do not have a touchscreen. The GP62 2QD is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touchscreen including the Fujitsu LifeBook S904, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250, or the Toshiba Z30t which also has a higher rating.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The GP62 2QD is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the GP62 2QD have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The GP62 2QD has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This laptop has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the GP62 2QD has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GP62 2QD.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the Inspiron 15 5558, and the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Acer Aspire VN7 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP 17-g108na (12GB), or the Lenovo T450s (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the GP62 2QD has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the X550CA, and the X554LA both from Asus or the HP ENVY 15 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7-791G (17.3"), the Lenovo B70-80 (17.3"), or the MSI CX70 2QF (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the GP62 2QD has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.3kg heavy notebook PCs and we think the X550CA, and the X555LB both from Asus or the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Colour of Product
Product Type
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Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

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…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 031, msi 031u, msi 031uk, msi p233409, msi p228729, msi p230513, msi p228729p, msi p230513p, msi p233409p, 2qdleopard041, 2qdleopard031, 2qdleopard041i, 2qdleopard031u, 2qdleopard041it, 2qdleopard031uk, msi 9s716j312208, 9s716j312208 2qd208, 9s716j312208 cell940, 9s716j312208 2qd208u, 9s716j312208 cell940m, 9s716j312208 2qd208uk, 9s716j312208 9s716j312208, 9s716j312208 i54210h1tb8gb6
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