MSI VR Ready GE62VR Apache Pro-026 15.6″ Powerful Gaming Laptop Geforce GTX 1060 i7-6700HQ 12GB 128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB Windows 10

15 inch gaming laptop, US, $1200 budget

Posted on: March 1, 2017 by Orangematz

What about this?

Gaming power, professional look

Posted on: March 1, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

Otherwise, the Sager which was linked is a good option (if you’re looking for a more neutral design).

Laptop for College travel and gaming.

Posted on: February 28, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

Best $1200 Laptop for graphic design/gaming

Posted on: February 26, 2017 by Orangematz

What about this?

1100-1300$USD Gaming Laptop

Posted on: February 26, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

$700-$1400

Posted on: February 25, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look? GTX 1060 within budget.

US, 14-15.6 inch gaming laptop, 1350$

Posted on: February 25, 2017 by Orangematz

What about this?

Searching for a gaming laptop under $1600

Posted on: February 16, 2017 by R3ZZONATE

I also just ran across this one. Would the battery be any better on this?

$1200 Budget, 15inch, US

Posted on: February 7, 2017 by Bhagswag

You are absolutely correct. That is the same kind of laptop I would recommend.

But to add, here is another personal candidate:

Insane power. Max budget. Big boy; not light, but will keep your work flowing and flowing *well*. You can 100% expect very low battery life. But again, you will not ever say “damn, wish I had more power.” “he 1060 is great for your applications, and will keep your casual gaming going for a handful of years.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IS33QWY/ref=s9_dcacsd_dcoop_bw_c_x_2_w

DK. Buying general purpose laptop, budget approx. 900-1,200 USD

Posted on: January 30, 2017 by Orangematz

You can get a GE62VR right here. GTX 1060 is a big improvement.

15" Laptop for Work and Personal Use, Tennessee - $800-$1,000

Posted on: January 26, 2017 by Orangematz

Would also suggest the GE62VR. Solid option for the money.

Gaming/Programming Laptop 800-1100

Posted on: January 25, 2017 by edit1754

For a GTX 1060, these are options:

– https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/
– EDIT: Removed because not the link I thought it was

The 7559 is a decent choice if you don’t mind the 960M GPU.

GTX 1050 / Ti options w/ IPS

– https://www.sagernotebook.com/Notebook-NP6850.html (GTX 1050)
– https://www.sagernotebook.com/Notebook-NP6852.html (GTX 1050 Ti)
– https://www.reddit.com/r/SuggestALaptop/comments/5pncfz/hp_pavilion_15t_or_17t_laptop_8gb_ddr4_1080p_ips/

(I would avoid the Sager NP5855 model due to this issue, which similar to the problem with the 2017 Inspiron 7567)

First time gaming laptop. Are any of these good?

Posted on: January 25, 2017 by edit1754

The laptop might look good on paper, but I’d skip this model. The listing mentions IPS, but it actually appears to use MSI’s “Vivid Color 94%” display, which is a low-quality TN display (as opposed to either an IPS display or a good TN display) with grayish blacks, poor contrast, and very narrow vertical viewing angles, despite its high-gamut backlight. I think you’ll notice the difference between a good display and a not-so-good one, before a lot of other things.

I would go for one of these instead:

– https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/
– EDIT: Removed because not the link I thought it was

Both of them have the GTX 1060, and much better quality (IPS) displays. The i7-6700HQ vs i7-7700HQ difference I think will be less noticeable than this (unless you have in mind to simply buy that one and swap the display for a good IPS panel).

Can't decide over which one, any help?

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by edit1754

If you can go $1200, these have a GTX 1060 in 15.6″, and what I believe to be better build quality:

– https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/
– EDIT: Removed because not the link I thought it was

But out of those two, I would say the 17.3″ if the portability difference isn’t an issue. The GPU will matter a lot more for game performance than the other things.

Laptop for college and light gaming

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Orangematz

You can get a 1060 within budget.

This would be my choice.

ASUS vs MSI: Which should I buy?

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by edit1754

The GL62M has a very poor quality TN display (as opposed to either an IPS display, or a good TN display), and I haven’t found any definitive verification that the GL553VD uses anything better (it doesn’t list IPS or IPS-like, and basically all 15.6″ non-IPS-type displays these day are very poor quality.

If you can go $1200, I’d go for this: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/

Faster GTX 1060 GPU instead of a GTX 1050, and what I believe to be better build quality.

Laptop for school, travel and photo editing(13-15'', USA, under $1400)

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Orangematz

Maybe something such as this?

Professional Game Development, 15", $1,500, USA

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Orangematz

The GTX 1060 may help when it comes to game dev. How about something such as this?

$1200 (US) Budget: photo editing, CAD, some gaming

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

If you want something more neutral looking, the Gigabyte is probably as close as you’ll get with a GTX 1060.

US$ (800-1000) Gaming and every day use.

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by edit1754

The GL62M and GP62MVR recommended here both use very poor quality displays, unfortunately. I usually don’t recommend them because of that. I think the difference between a good display and a not-so-good one is one of the most noticeable.

If you want a GTX 1060, I would go $1200 to get a GE62VR with both a better build quality and a better display

– https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/

GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti options:

– Upcoming Acer VX: https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-aspire-vx-15/preview/ (Should be $799)
– Upcoming Lenovo Y520: https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-legion-y720/preview/ (Should be $899)
– Pavilion 15: http://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?catalogId=10051&urlLangId=&langId=-1&storeId=10151&catEntryId=1581652&quantity=1 ($599 right now through discount, perhaps use a cooling pad for this one, while gaming)

LF light gaming laptop budget of ~$1000 USD

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by edit1754

The GL62M and GP62MVR recommended here, as well as the Inspiron 7000, all use very poor quality displays, unfortunately. I usually don’t recommend them because of that. I think the difference between a good display and a not-so-good one is one of the most noticeable.

If you want a GTX 1060, I would go $1200 to get a GE62VR with both a better build quality and a better display

– https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/

However I think a GTX 1060 is way more than you need if you’re going to stick to those games. I haven’t been able to find benchmarks for all of them, so anyone feel free to let me know if I’m wrong, but I think you could get by with something like this:

– https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15ISK-i5-6300HQ-2-3GHz/dp/B01I7WYHJ2/
– GTX 950M DDR3, 1920×1080 IPS display

Acer Aspire VX could be good too. Not because you need the GPU for these, but because the GPU opens you up to more games, and it doesn’t sacrifice a decent display in order to get you that.

Below 1K High End on a budget

Posted on: January 23, 2017 by edit1754

Be aware that the GP62MVR seems to use a low quality TN display as opposed to an IPS display or even a good TN display (which does exist).

If you can go $1200, I’d get this: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/

Much better quality display, and also better build quality.

Sager NP5855/6850/6855?

Posted on: January 23, 2017 by edit1754

Could get it stock and get one of these 1TB M.2 SSDs if they’re still $129 + shipping. I’d say get it with no disk drive whatsoever and do that, to save the $50, but the config page doesn’t seem to allow it, and it would make getting the included OS more difficult (might be able to work something out if you talked to sales but I’m not 100% sure, you’d have to have some way of installing the OS).

However, the more upgrades you add to that, the closer in price you get to one with a faster GPU (then you can do the SSD upgrades yourself when you have more budget)

– https://www.amazon.com/Eluktronics-P650RP6-Premium-Gaming-Laptop/dp/B01LYOTO9B/
– https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/
– http://www.sagernotebook.com/Notebook-NP8155.html

$1200 or under Music production/school/gaming laptop

Posted on: January 23, 2017 by Orangematz

If you’re looking to play brand new games, I’d go with this GE62VR.

Portable Gaming Laptop

Posted on: January 22, 2017 by The---Technician

I would go for the **GE62VR**.. It has a really reasonable price for it’s specs and will perform no less than the other two laptops. In fact , it’s 12 GB RAM will do as well as the Asus Strix’s 16 GB as current games use no more than 8 GB RAM… The fact that it has that SSD is also brilliant ..It is not super heavy, so you can travel with it.

Looking For A Futureproof College Laptop With Good Performance with HD 1920x1080 screen ($900~$1200) US

Posted on: January 21, 2017 by Orangematz

Would highly suggest going with this. Decent build quality for the money.

Looking for a gaming style laptop ~1000 USD

Posted on: January 21, 2017 by Orangematz

Actually, I wouldn’t compare brand vs. brand. Instead, compare model vs. model.

Yes, the GP62MVR is a good option, but the build quality isn’t the best. If you’re looking for something for better build quality, you can go with this.

Need help picking a gaming laptop

Posted on: January 21, 2017 by Orangematz

What about this? The GTX 1060 will help a lot, especially if you want to look into newer titles.

$1200 Gaming

Posted on: January 21, 2017 by Orangematz

How about something such as this?

Or if you want the 4K display, the Omen 17t is a good option which was linked.

Need gaming laptop 13-15in USA, under 1k

Posted on: January 20, 2017 by edit1754

One of these could work

– https://www.sagernotebook.com/Notebook-NP6850.html (GTX 1050)
– https://www.sagernotebook.com/Notebook-NP6852.html (GTX 1050 Ti)

Both have IPS displays much better than the Inspiron’s display,.

You could also wait for the upcoming Acer VX 15 or Lenovo Y520:

– Acer VX later this month: https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-aspire-vx-15/preview/
– Lenovo Y520 February: https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-legion-y720/preview/

Or for $200 more you could get a considerably better GPU and an IPS display: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/

Need advice for picking a laptop. [US]

Posted on: January 20, 2017 by edit1754

Why not this GE62VR: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/

As far as I can tell, the price difference is higher than if you were to just buy your own separate 256GB SSD (or 1TB) and 8GB stick to replace the 4GB stick if you need 16GB instead of 12GB (which I would hold off on and only upgrade if you find the RAM to be a bottleneck).

Laptop for school and gaming, $1200-$1400, 15-17 (US)

Posted on: January 20, 2017 by Orangematz

This is a pretty good option.

First Gaming PC/Laptop - Between 2!

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by Orangematz

Personally, neither. I’d go with this.

College Laptop Request

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

Gaming laptop with a simple/office aesthetic around the 900-1100 price range?

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by Orangematz

As mentioned, spend more for the GTX 1060. You’ll thank yourself later.

Here you go.

Looking for a gaming laptop $1200-1400

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

Decent Gaming Laptop

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by Orangematz

If you want to spend more, you can get the GE62VR and get some better build quality.

Light weight gaming laptop. Looking at MSI GE72VR Apache and ASUS ROG STRIX.

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by Orangematz

I would suggest this model. Overall still good cooling and build quality for the price, still gets you a GTX 1060 and IPS display.

Light weight gaming laptop. Looking at MSI GE72VR Apache and ASUS ROG STRIX.

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by Orangematz

I wouldn’t compare brand vs. brand. Instead, compare model vs. model.

From a general standpoint, most of the stuff MSI makes is good. As mentioned though, the GS43VR will run a bit on the warmer side because it is such a small notebook with very powerful hardware.

If you’re not so concerned about weight, you can consider something such as this.

Need a new laptop under $1200 for gaming and college

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by Orangematz

Would also suggest the GE62VR. Excellent option for the money.

Replacing a 6 yr old Laptop, want to do some gaming. $800-$1100, USA, ~15"

Posted on: January 17, 2017 by Orangematz

How about something such as a GE62VR?

Laptop for college. I need help finding a laptop with these specs.

Posted on: January 17, 2017 by Orangematz

Maybe something such as this?

How much would a 3.5+Ghz processor, SSD and GTX 1060 run me? (USA, ~15 in)

Posted on: January 17, 2017 by Orangematz

Anything with a quad-core i5 or i7 will do fine. CPU frequency won’t make a big deal.

I’d go with something such as this.

Looking for Gaming/Art/Music Computer, $1500 or under, USA

Posted on: January 14, 2017 by Orangematz

Would also suggest getting a 1060 machine. How does this look?

Best Gaming Laptop around $1250.

Posted on: January 14, 2017 by Orangematz

This is what I’d go with.

Looking for 1060m under $1000

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by Orangematz

If you don’t mind the GTX 1050, stick with the refreshed Inspiron.

Or if you really want a GTX 1060, check this out.

<$1500 laptop for most gaming needs

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by Orangematz

How does this look?

Looking for 1060m under $1000

Posted on: January 12, 2017 by bdaily50

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1484189304&sr=1-2&keywords=1060+laptop

This is likely the best your gonna do at the moment, but things do go on sale fairly often.

[USA][15.6"][<1250] Need an upgrade (Inspiron 7000s?)

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by Orangematz

I would also suggest the Inspiron 7000. Great option for newer games and the quad-core will help with some heavy stuff.

Or if you want a 1060.

[USA] [15"+] [$1200-$1500 budget] Looking for something to game on, mainly using Steam.

Posted on: January 11, 2017 by Orangematz

I’d say it’s worth it. The 1070 will handle pretty much any game on the market, and the build quality of this is excellent.

But if you prefer something cheaper, you can go with this.

Futureproofing a 15" budget gaming laptop, US $800-1200

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by Orangematz

What about something such as this?

I have $1300, and want a gaming laptop

Posted on: January 9, 2017 by Orangematz

I’d go with this.

$1400 US Laptop that will last a few years

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by Orangematz

What about this?

≤1500 USD / US / 13"-15.6" College laptop for web development, design, photo editing (GIMP), music composition, writing, small business and the occasional game

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by The---Technician

Spend as low as $1199 and get this MSI VR Ready GE62VR Apache Pro-026 laptop that is right on par with what you are looking for. With a powerful quad core i7 processor, 12 GB RAM, large 1 TB HDD plus fast 128 GB SSD and of course, the powerful GTX 1060 dedicated graphics card, you can be sure that this laptop will run Minecraft, lightly modded on ultra with above 40 FPS….It will also allow you to complete your editing, designing and music composition without much pressure on it. Apart from pure performance, it has a nice crisp full 1080 display , solid keyboard, and a decent overall build quality. What is also great is the fact that it has an optical drive which will ensure you get to rip your CDs without needing an external drive.

What kind of gaming laptop do you recommend?

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by Orangematz

If you need something cheap, go with this.

Or if you want something even cheaper w/ a 1050.

Possibly purchasing a new gaming laptop, need a second opinion

Posted on: January 7, 2017 by Orangematz

Go with the 1060, yes. I’d go with this. Honestly the SSD should be fine for the OS, and then everything else can go on the HDD. Saves you a decent amount of money.

You could also even consider a 1070 if you’ve got a local Microcenter.

Gaming laptop, preferably under $1,000 USD

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by Orangematz

As mentioned, most gaming notebooks will look like that.

Don’t let a machine’s looks make you get something that performs worse, though. Especially if you’re looking to play Battlefield 1.

If you want to stay under $1K, stick with the Inspiron 7000 with the refreshed 1050/1050Ti.

Or if you’re cool spending some more, you can get a 1060.

Gaming Laptop 1000-1200$, 15", USA

Posted on: January 5, 2017 by The---Technician

In that budget, I definitely recommend you get a laptop with one of the powerful desktop GTX 1060 graphics cards… This**MSI VR Ready GE62VR Apache Pro-026** would be a great pick for you… With a quad core i7 processor, 12GB RAM , a fast 128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB HDD and of course, a geforce gtx 1060 dedicated graphic card , you are sure to be able to play the most demanding games on high settings. This laptop also has a nice screen quality, very nice keyboard and decent overall build quality.

<15" Screen, United States, Under $1300

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by Orangematz

How about something such as this?

~$1100 gaming laptop (GTX 1060?) + docking station. Upgrade my Y510P!

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

How about something such as this?

$800-$1000 Gaming and film editing USA

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

You could also spend some more for this. Otherwise, that GP62MVR might be your best option.

US <$1000 General Use Laptop

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

Would suggest spending a little more for this. The GTX 1060 is a really big jump from a 960M or even 970M.

Looking for a Gaming laptop and possible CAD work [US, $1100]

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Orangematz

Can you spend a little more for this?

Looking for a gaming laptop (US, around $1600)

Posted on: January 3, 2017 by Michiganders

If you’re interested in the MSI, maybe look into the same model on Amazon which is on sale for cheaper at $1150. It is still just fine for intensive gaming with identical specs, but 12GB Ram instead of 16 and a 128GB SSD instead of a 256GB SSD. You could always upgrade both in the future for cheaper if you desired to. I thas a lot of value though.

Overall, I’m not sure the jump to a 1070 is that worth it unless you’re looking to play some of the most demanding games on the market at higher settings. The 1060 is incredibly powerful though and just fine for most consumers / gamers.

A good gaming laptop with SSD?

Posted on: January 1, 2017 by Orangematz

You could get a GTX 1060 such as this.

[USA] 16" Gaming Focused Laptop <$1200

Posted on: January 1, 2017 by Orangematz

How about this if you’re cool with something that is 15″?

$1,200 [14+" screen] Gaming Laptop USA

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by Baggotry

so something like this for closer to budget? https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3DAKIAJQYFXGBZ6MDO67HQ%26tag%3Dshopineer-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB01IS33QWY

edit nm it just went out of stock

Cheapest laptop with a GTX 1060, 16GB Ram, i7 6700HQ & an SSD?

Posted on: October 28, 2016 by The_Longbottom_Leaf

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1477601082&sr=1-5&keywords=msi%2B1060&th=1

I have this, in the 17.3 inch 256 gb version. The price for the 15 inch one just dropped from 1600 USD to 1400 USD.

Edit: I looked at the Amazon UK, and they have it as well. It costs a bit more, but might be worth it depending on shipping cost
https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GE72VR-Apache-17-3-Inch-Notebook/dp/B01K5QFCKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477601235&sr=8-1&keywords=MSI+VR+Ready+GE62VR+Apache+Pro