MSI GE73 VR Raider Gaming Laptop: Full, in-depth review

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MSI GE73 VR Raider Gaming Laptop
  • MSI GE73 VR Raider Gaming Laptop
  • MSI GE73 VR Raider Gaming Laptop
  • MSI GE73 VR Raider Gaming Laptop
  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5

Pros

  • Solid performance
  • Cooling solution works wonders
  • Display looks great, minimal tearing

Cons

  • Screen-size hurts portability
  • Touchpad sometimes unresponsive
  • Battery life as short as you expect

Bottom Line

The GE73 VR Raider doesn’t really break away from the usual MSI formula but when the results are as good as they are, it’s hard to complain.

Would you buy this?

Battery

When it comes to battery life, the GE73 doesn't quite escape the gravity of the usual pitfalls found in gaming laptops. Without a nearby power source, you’ll only really get between 1 and 2 hours of use. As a rule of thumb, this is usually last just long enough for you to play a quick game of Overwatch but not long enough to really sink any significant amount of time into anything.

Credit: MSI

The Bottom Line

MSI GE73 VR Raider is a solid package, particularly if you’re behind the curve and looking to catch up. It’s got great specs and all the bells and whistles you want out of a gaming laptop. All told, it can run pretty much everything out at the moment without breaking too much of a sweat.

The GE73 VR Raider doesn’t really break away from the usual MSI formula but when the results are as good as they are, it’s hard to complain.


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