Review of a 17 inches MS1 GE75 Gaming laptop
MS1 GE75 Raider 9SF is one of the most powerful laptops you can get in a reasonable form factor for a reasonable price.
It has more powerful components such as octa-core CPUs in big systems like MSIs own GT76. But many gamers tend to avoid that sort of Chucky system as proven by the popularity of these lighter mid-tier designs with a more manageable footprint.
The MS1-GE75 Raiders is a 17 inches-noted- book with a 1080p 144Hz display as standard. This latest model packs inside the new intel core i7-9750h, the full variant of the Ge Force RTX 2070GPU and 16GB of dual channel DDR4, plus a decent chunk of SSD storage.
It retails for $2000 which is standard for these specs in mid-2019.
Design and features
The GE75 Raider’s design is nothing special. At 5.3 Ibs heavy and 1.08inch thick is not the biggest slim gaming machine either like the GS75 stealth which shares off nearly a full pound and is overall sleeker, but the GS75 is a more expensive system and for a lot of users the GE75 will still offer the portability one is looking for.
Like MS1’s other slim-bezel designs, its camera is located above the screen, which means there are no nostril-vision issues.
Decent port selections include three USB type-A ports which are illuminated red, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 type C port, HDM1 2.0 Ethernet, two audio jacks, a Mini display port, and an SD card reader.
All ports are located on the sides but non-block the vents, unlike some other MS1 designs where the power cable can easily restrict the airflow out a side vent. These vents help to maximize cooling potential.
Performance is the key feature of this laptop. MS1 GE75 is one of the fastest laptops you can get in this size class and the 9750H is a very capable CPU, but it’s only 3-4 % faster than the best 870H laptops.
GE75 impress more with the performance of the Nvidia GeForce RTX2070.
Do note, the RTX2070 for laptops is not the same as the desktop GPU.