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MSI GE62 Heroes Edition with UHD 4K display and GTX970M graphics analysis

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  • MSI GE62 Heroes Edition with UHD 4K display and GTX970M graphics analysis

    During the past 2 years, laptops positioning as Gaming products became almost major brands on a battleground.
    Along with PC gaming having global prevalence, gaming products also possesses a very important position on the notebook market.
    Dell considered an early-entry gaming brand, however MSI has already been dedicating itself to gaming notebooks market for years.

    In pursuit of high performance, MSI featured product line includes GT series and more affordable GE series,
    also slim and lightweight of GS series, and the recent new GP series which is more affordable than GE as a mainstream gaming.
    Each price range offered at a different product segment, which lets user consider and choose from a wider selection.

    The product we are testing today is GE62 6QF Apache Pro
    In cooperation with a famous game from Blizzard,
    MSI launched limited Heroes of The Storm Edition, which is presented in a special edition carton sleeve.
    To the right of GE62 is a special backpack,
    it packed in a vacuum for a size reduction purpose and looks ever more attractive than the previous review of GT72 backpack.

    GE62 6QF Apache Pro Heroes Edition included accessories
    CD drivers, quick start guide, product features guide. two years warranty card, MSI gaming mouse.
    slim type DELTA 150W adapter and a power cable.

    At first, you can see the HEROES OF THE STORM game characters design on the A-side of the notebook.
    The standard edition has a metal aluminum cover with racing shapes,
    and comparing to the previous GE60 generation with a piano paint, this shell is more attractive.
    Because the Heroes of the storm edition has full-color IMR painting design,
    so both A and C sides had to be replaced with plastic material.

    The dimensions are 383(W) x 260(D) x 27~29(H) mm with a 2.4 kg in weight.
    Since the 15.6-inch is equipped with high-specification hardware, it feels light when lifting the notebook up.
    Although notebooks with embedded CD-ROM usually created additional thickness, the thickness of the GE62 design is fairly moderate.

    B side is 15.6-inch glare 4K screen of 3840x2160 resolution, as Samsung currently offers only glare version for this type of a screen.
    The general GE62 version includes 1920 X 1080 matte display, but this GE62 version has a different panel.
    The black border around the screen is matte and is covered with glitter embellishment to enhance the visual quality.
    The WebCam above the screen is 720P and is capable of 30FPS. Built-in microphones are on both sides with stereo mic support.

    Though C-side is also made of metal on the standard edition, in the Heroes Edition, due to IMR printed design, it had to be modified became ABS plastic material.
    SteelSeries keyboard consists of 3 lighting zones providing a rich choice of full color selection switch through SteelSeries Engine.
    The trackpad with the left and right buttons, has sensitivity level better than GT72S

    There are 3 matte-textured buttons on the top right.
    On the right is the power button, the indicating LED will turn blue when the notebook power on.
    In the middle is the SteelSeries keyboard button which lets you switch between different lighting modes with different Macro keys.
    On the left is the cooler boost button, which represents Cooler Boost 3 cooling technology and provides higher fan speed with excellent thermal environment.

    Underneath is a non-removable battery, 6-Cell Lithium Ion with the power of 51wHr.
    2.1 Sound System is based around the surface while an woofer is located at the bottom left black netted area.
    In the center of the bottom there are 3 blue LED status lights indicating of hard drive, power and WIFI.
    The speakers are on the left and right sides of the bottom, which bring a more direct sound to the user thanks to the special design.

    IO area on the right side.
    From left to right: DC power jack \ SD(XC/HC) \ USB 2.0 \ HD-DT-ST DVDRAM