This MSI GE62 Apache Pro-239 is a high-end gaming laptop that (surprisingly) comes in at a very reasonable price, especially considering the high-end hardware MSI has packed in. It features one of Intel’s latest Core i7 HQ processors teamed up with an NVIDIA GTX 970M GPU for maximum gaming power. Other niceties include an impressive gaming keyboard, 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of 7200 RPM hard drive storage. It even has a USB-C port that supports DUAL 4K UHD monitors. How much more could you possibly ask for?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor
The i7-6700HQ is from Intel’s 6th generation of Core i7 processors. These processors were released in the third quarter of 2015. This is one of THE BEST mobile processors currently available on the market with just a handful of Core i7 processors topping it in terms of specs and performance. This CPU alone retails for nearly $400. The HQ series of i7 processors actually has four cores and handles eight threads simultaneously. It has an amazing 6 MB of cache and clocks in at 2.6 GHz (Up to 3.5 GHz in turbo mode). To say that this thing is wicked fast and powerful seems like somewhat of an understatement.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU
This GPU is an absolute monster. This is by far one of the most cutting edge GPUs offered in a laptop. Imagine being able to play all of your favorite games using Ultra settings on a laptop. Yeah, it’s that good! The GTX 970M is based on NVIDIA’s Maxwell architecture and features all the bells and whistles that are normally only available on a desktop video chipset including G-Sync, PhysX, ShadowWorks, DirectX 12, MFAA, DSR and, of course, 4K UHD support.
USB-C Supporting Dual 4K Monitors
That’s right, this laptop has a USB-C port that will support DUAL 4K UHD monitors. You can play all of your favorite 4K UHD games and videos on two monitors simultaneously. Not only that, but you can even CHARGE your laptop directly from your monitor without requiring an additional cable.
Killer Gaming Network E2400
Killer Gaming Network E2400 technology works by prioritizing the flow of game related data across your network. This helps to eliminate lag and jitter associated with poor network performance. The built-in gigabit port and 802.11ac WiFi ensures the very best network connection whether you want to go wired and wireless.
SteelSeries Gaming Keyboard
This is really just the icing on the cake for the MSI GE62 Apache Pro-239. This programmable SteelSeries keyboard is built for gaming. It is ultra-responsive and eliminates ghosting you may experience with traditional laptop keyboards. It also has a full set of RGB backlights that you can program to match your specific key bindings in your favorite games.
Dynaudio Speakers with Subwoofer
Laptops are NOTORIOUS for having crappy speakers but not this one. The Dynaudio speakers are plenty loud and even include a built-in subwoofer for added bass and punch. Of course, headphones are usually better, however, having a nice set of built-in speakers never hurts for when you’re on the road and want to travel light.
12 GB of RAM
If you’re into gaming, and PC performance in general, you’re probably well aware of the importance of ample RAM. This is especially true for gaming. This laptop certainly doesn’t scrimp, offering a full payload of 12 GB RAM. There’s really not much more I need to say about it.
1 TB Hard Drive
This is really my only criticism of this laptop. It has a large 1 TB hard drive, however, it’s a mechanical hard drive. Yes, it is 7200 RPM which helps performance quite a bit, but I would have really liked to have seen an SSD drive in this model.The MSI GL62 6QF-893 has both a mechanical hard drive AND an m.2 SSD drive for the operating system and applications for optimum performance. Hard drives are the biggest bottleneck in computing, especially mechanical hard drives, which is why I am really surprised to see one in this high-end laptop offering from MSI.
Features and Specifications
- Killer Gaming Network E2400
- Full-color backlight Anti-Ghost key+ silver lining
- Windows 10
- Steel Series Keyboard
The MSI GE62 Apache Pro-239 is still a relatively new gaming laptop to the market. It hasn’t yet gotten any customer reviews on the eCommerce behemoth Amazon, although I’m quite certain it’s only a matter of time. MSI has put out a LONG line of quality gaming laptops and I’m sure that this one will be no exception.
Do yourself a favor and click the link below to see if any customer reviews have been posted since I created this review. Then you can get a good idea of what other people who bought this laptop think of it after putting it through its paces.