MSI GF63 Thin

MSI GF63 Thin

MSI GF63 Thin

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Fair6.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Fair6.0/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.3/10
BATTERY: Fair6.1/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Poor5.9/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The MSI GF63 Thin is a laptop priced in the lower midrange segment, designed for general use with gaming capabilities. It has an Intel i5-10300H processor and an Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card, balanced for adequate performance in everyday tasks and capable of handling some modern games. The device offers an IPS display panel with a standard 1080p resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate, making it suitable for a wide range of multimedia content. However, it's not the best choice for intensive 3D rendering or engineering software as performance may not meet the demands of those applications. With a weight of 4.1 pounds and a thickness of 0.85 inches, it's relatively portable, but the tradeoff is a battery life that lasts just over 4 hours with typical usage, meaning you may need to carry a charger for longer outings. It has a solid build with available slots for RAM and storage upgrades, a backlit keyboard, but lacks higher-end features like a touchscreen, raytracing, or the latest USB-C Thunderbolt ports. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Decent general use performance
  • Good portability and light weight
  • Has backlit keyboard
  • Multiple RAM and storage slots
  • Affordable gaming capabilities
Cons
  • Below average battery life
  • Limited high-end gaming performance
  • Mediocre screen color accuracy
  • No high refresh rate display

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Build Quality:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.2
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Battery Life:
3.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use:
3.0
The MSI GF63 Thin offers moderate performance for general use, with an Intel i5 processor and 8GB of RAM providing adequate power for daily tasks, but its screen color accuracy and battery life, which lasts just over 4 hours on typical use, may not impress people who prioritize long unplugged durations or high-quality visuals. Its good portability score ensures it's easy to carry around, making it a reasonable choice for users who value mobility and who do not heavily rely on their device for long periods without charging or for tasks requiring superior screen quality.
Gaming & AI:
3.0
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Engineering & Design:
3.0
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
3.0
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
3.0
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$599
Release Date
May 1, 2019
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10'' x 0.85''
Weight
4.1 lbs
Width
14.13"
Depth
9.99"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-10300H
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4
RAM Slots
2
Storage
256 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
4.25 Hours
Battery Capacity
51 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
249 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6.5/10
Portability Score
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7.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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8/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Florian Glaser | January 2020
"If you leave aside the meagre port selection (no card reader, no DisplayPort, no Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.1 Gen2), the fan control that could be improved (idle mode!) and the relatively dark and slow display, the MSI GF63 Thin 9SC does not have any major weaknesses. The 15-inch gamer is compact, has a low weight and offers a good price-to-performance ratio, which should please gamers that are looking for both a portable and an affordable gaming notebook. Input devices, battery life, case quality and performance are all appropriate for this purchase price."

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