MSI Vector GP76

MSI Vector GP76

MSI Vector GP76

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BEST RATING
Gaming & AI:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.7/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.8/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.2/10
PORTABILITY: Poor5.8/10
BATTERY: Fair6.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Excellent9.2/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The MSI Vector GP76 is a laptop that's on the upper end of the midrange price spectrum, offering a large 17.3-inch display and is powered by an Intel i7 CPU alongside an Nvidia RTX GPU, which makes it suitable for tasks like 3D rendering, machine learning, and gaming. It comes with a significant amount of RAM and a solid-state drive for storage, enhancing its performance for engineering and other demanding applications. The inclusion of a high refresh rate screen benefits fast-motion activities like gaming, though it is a non-touchscreen with standard full HD resolution. The device is not particularly lightweight and has a below-average battery life, leading to lower portability. It features a backlit keyboard with a number pad and multiple connectivity options, including Ethernet, HDMI, and USB-C ports, but it lacks Thunderbolt support. This laptop is ideal for those looking for a high-performance machine for intensive tasks and gaming but is not the best option for those who need a device with long battery life or easy portability. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High performance with RTX 3070 Ti
  • Large storage and memory capacity
  • Extensive port selection
  • High refresh rate screen
  • Robust heat management
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Heavy and bulky
  • No touchscreen capability
  • Not very portable

Ratings by Category

Gaming & AI:
4.6
The MSI Vector GP76 is exceptional for gaming and 3D tasks because it includes a powerful Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics processing unit (GPU) that can handle demanding graphics workloads, and it also features a very high screen refresh rate of 360Hz, which provides a smooth and fluid visual experience that's crucial for fast-paced gaming and seamless 3D modeling.
Engineering & Design:
4.6
The MSI Vector GP76 excels in engineering and design use due to its robust CPU and GPU that handle demanding applications, and it offers substantial RAM for multitasking. Its IPS screen with a good resolution ensures crisp visuals, but the laptop’s size and weight affect portability, and battery life is limited compared to lighter-duty laptops.
Content Creation:
4.5
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.
General Use:
4.4
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Build Quality:
4.4
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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Software Development:
4.3
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
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.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Battery Life:
3.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,760
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.6'' x 11.2'' x 1.02''
Weight
6.39 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (150 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
32 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
4 Hours
Battery Capacity
65 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
360Hz
Display Brightness
264 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8/10
Portability Score
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5.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

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

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Marvin Gollor | May 2022
"The MSI Vector GP76 12UGS is a gaming laptop on speed. The advantages are clear: The Vector GP76 is a real gamer with its 360 Hz display and super-fast response times. In addition, the Core i7-12700H has double the power of the CPU in its predecessor and another highlight is the Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti with a real power consumption of 150 watts. This places the device in the top range of our database. The Vector can also operate rather quietly, offers a full sound range, improved battery runtimes, a key-configurable RGB keyboard, a very stable chassis and good upgrade options. Moreover, the display produces a nice, rich and clear picture."

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