Our opinion on the MSI GF63 10SCSR-1649FR Thin
Thin and light, the versatile creative gaming laptop MSI GF63 10SCSR-1649FR Thin with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity in games, benefits from an Intel Hexa Core i5 Comet Lake-H processor that accelerates multimedia processing such as the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti NVIDIA graphics card Turing can run a lot of games. Equipped with fast 512 GB SSD storage, which improves its responsiveness, this black Ultrabook is designed to play and create on the go with its 7-hour battery life, a backlit keyboard or even connection with Wi-Fi ax and USB -VS.
MSI GF63 10SCSR-1649FR Slim features
|screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz with thin edges 4.9 mm (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10500H Comet Lake-H (2.5 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated Max-Q, Intel UHD 630 integrated processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) + 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|plug||3 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1) + HDMI (4k@30Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet (Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171)|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (red, lining print), SteelSeries|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic 3 Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 51Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||1.86 kg / 359 x 254 x 21.7|
MSI GF63 10SCSR-1649FR Thin against the competition
MSI GF63 10SCSR-1649FR Thin is currently being viewed promotion at E.Leclerc and is located in the middle of its category, where one of the lightest, where the competition is limited, but where you can find competitors that offer a graphics card and/or a newer/efficient processor.
If this MSI GF63 10SCSR-1649FR Thin does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations for gaming with a similar budget on our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connector, screen of MSI GF63 10SCSR-1649FR thin
With its thin and bright black aluminum design with angular lines, this gamer-oriented and creative laptop has a sober and elegant gamer look.
It is cooled by Cooler Boost 3 technology via fans, heat pipes and air outlets, and offers the SHIFT function to switch between 3 operating modes (Sport, Comfort and Eco).
The connectivity integrated into this designer gaming laptop is good, including 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5 for remote connections and communication, a convenient HDMI video output (on the back) to easily connect this mobile computer to a TV or monitor, e.g. Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USB, all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is handy to better distinguish its keys in a dimly lit environment. Its design was carried out with the help of SteelSeries, so that it is adapted to the habits of gamers.
However, we note the absence of a numeric keypad, which is standard from 15 inches to easily enter the numbers.
That’s a frequency of 144Hz higher than the standard 60Hz that the monitor uses to improve fluidity in games, which gamers will appreciate. Thanks to its 16:9 format and precise Full HD definition, the screen is also very suitable for showing videos and wider High Definition content. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also reproduces colors more faithfully than average, while its anti-reflective treatment makes it more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of MSI GF63 10SCSR-1649FR Thin
The MSI GF63 10SCSR-1649FR Thin is a 15-inch versatile, high-performance nomad laptop oriented towards creation and gaming.
Its transport is clearly facilitated by its finesse and its weight of less than 2 kg, which places it in the clan of Ultrabooks. Additionally, on the autonomy side, it is able to last around 7 hours on battery with light use, enough to appeal to nomads.
To ensure such autonomy, this creative gaming laptop relies especially on SSD storage because it uses less energy than a hard drive. An SSD offers other advantages such as quiet operation, greater robustness and greater speed.
Specifically, the SSD clearly boosts responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, startup/stop is much faster, for example, as are software/game launches and processing, and you can get to online game maps faster.
Thanks to the dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics card, you can actually run a lot of games on this versatile Ultrabook for concessions during titles that use 3D resources to achieve good playability.
Like the Intel UHD 630 graphics solution integrated into the processor, the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti naturally allows you to view images and videos.
Much less powerful, the Intel UHD 630 is maximally used by NVIDIA Optimus technology to promote autonomy thanks to its reduced energy consumption.
The GeForce GTX 1650 Ti NVIDIA Turing is therefore enabled by Optimus to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630, typically for gaming or processing.
Because the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti accelerates processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.
The Intel UHD 630 is directly integrated into the Hexa Core i5-10500H Intel Comet Lake-H processor, which reveals its full potential during software that uses multi-core, such as photo editing or video editing, which will interest creators.
The Core i5 is here paired with 8GB of RAM to provide solid overall performance capable of satisfying a large number of users.
In the event that the SSD’s 512 GB capacity – similar to what standard hard drives offer – turns out to be insufficient – you can of course add an additional SSD or a hard drive via the free 2.5-inch slot.
You can also use an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
But when pushed hard (eg gaming, processing), expect this lightweight, creator-oriented gaming laptop to heat up and be heard.
If necessary to limit temperatures, this versatile Ultrabook can be equipped with a ventilated stand (remember to check the measurements).