MSI GE76 Raider gaming laptop review

Does RGB actually make a laptop computer go quicker? Certainly it does. No less than, you’ll most likely consider that after seeing the in-your-face RGB bar working throughout the entrance of the MSI GE76 Raider gaming laptop computer. 

As a result of it couldn’t be the Eight-core Core i7-10870H CPU, nor the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop computer GPU set to a blistering 155 watts, that makes the laptop computer go quick. It’s all within the RGB mild strip. 

Sure, we’re being facetious, however let’s be trustworthy that appears sometimes matter greater than specs to most individuals. Within the case of the MSI GE76, nevertheless, there’s loads of substance to again up all that flash, particularly its high-wattage GPU. It is an costly machine, nevertheless it’s value it.

This assessment is a part of our ongoing roundup of the most effective gaming laptops. Go there for info on competing fashions and the way we examined them.

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The key to the GE76 Raider’s efficiency lies within the mesmerizing RGB in entrance.

MSI GE76 specs and options

Positive, we’ve reviewed some impressively skinny, mild, and quick gaming laptops recently, just like the Asus ROG Move X13. However the MSI GE76 Raider, like its shut competitor the Gigabyte Aorus 17G, is an unapologetically huge, heavy, conventional gaming rig. Is the MSI as stunningly quiet because the Gigabyte? We’ll see within the efficiency part. In the meantime, listed below are the MSI GE76 Raider’s primary specs.

  • CPU: Intel 10th-gen Eight-core Core i7-10870H
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 @155 watts
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4/3200 in dual-channel mode
  • Storage: Samung PM981 NVMe SSD (two slots in system)
  • Show: 17.Three-inch AU Optronics 300Hz IPS-like
  • Networking: 802.116E Intel AX210, Killer 3100X 2.5Gb ethernet 
  • Dimension and weight: The laptop computer measures 15.75 x 11.5 x 1.1 inches and weighs 6.6 kilos. Add one other 2.2 kilos for the 280-watt energy brick.
  • Ports: MSI takes benefit of the big physique to offer you about as many ports as you would ever want. Illustrated within the pictures under, the correct aspect affords two USB-A 5Gbps and a UHS-II SD card. The cardboard reader is a UHS-II reader hooked into the PCIe bus for prime pace card transfers.
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The best aspect of the MSI GE76 Raider options two USB-A 5Gbps ports and UHS-II SD Card reader on the PCIe bus.

Shifting to the left aspect (see photograph under), you’ll discover USB-A 10Gbps, USB-C 10Gbps, and a combo analog jack. 

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The left aspect of the MSI GE76 Raider provides a quicker 10Gbps USB-A, plus USB-C 10Gbps, and a combo analog jack.

Ports are again—on the again panel of gaming laptops, that’s, reversing a regarding development of fewer connectivity choices. On the rear of the GE76 Raider you’ll discover a miniDisplayPort, USB-C 10Gbps with DisplayPort assist, full-size HDMI, 2.5Gbps ethernet, and a devoted rectangular charging port for the facility brick.

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We just like the development of placing ports on the again of gaming laptops once more.

1080p webcam FTW!

Some individuals could be most enthusiastic about what’s on entrance: a 1080p webcam. Though you could find 1080p webcams in a smattering of higher-end laptops (Microsoft’s Floor line has used 1080p webcams for a while, for instance), this decision is unquestionably distinctive in a gaming laptop computer.

You’ll be able to see the MSI GE76 Raider’s webcam under on the left, displaying good coloration and white-balance rendition. For the comparability picture, we blew up the 720p picture produced by the HP Elite Dragonfly, a company laptop computer, to match the MSI’s 1080p. Clearly, the higher-resolution digicam produces a sharper picture. However handle your expectations—it’s nonetheless a small sensor in a laptop computer bezel, so don’t anticipate DSLR outcomes, nor a pleasant optic stack like on a pricier Logitech C920 webcam. We should always nonetheless applaud MSI for together with one (when some gaming laptops don’t have any webcam), and making it a very good one.