MSI 15.6" GE62 Apache Pro-001 Gaming Laptop (Aluminum Black)

MSI 15.6" GE62 Apache Pro-001 Gaming Laptop (Aluminum Black)

MSI 15.6" GE62 Apache Pro-001 Gaming Laptop (Aluminum Black)

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MSI 15.6" GE62 Apache Pro-001 Gaming Laptop (Aluminum Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake)
  • 16GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 15.6" Full HD Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU (3GB GDDR5)
  • 1TB 7200 rpm HDD + 128GB M.2 SSD
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner & SDXC Card Slot
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.1 Type-C and SteelSeries Keyboard
  • Windows 10 Home
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MSI GE62 Overview

  • 1Description

The MSI 15.6" GE62 Apache Pro-001 Gaming Laptop is powered with a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and 16GB of DDR4 RAM to make it a suitable Windows 10 system for use at home or at work. It features a 15.6" display and a 1920 x 1080 resolution so you can comfortably view your spreadsheets or games. To help process 3D textures and shadows, it comes built with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics card with 3GB of video memory. Moreover, it has a SteelSeries keyboard that offers full-color backlight and Anti-Ghost keys so you can swiftly input commands when playing games.

This notebook comes with a 128GB SSD that provides quick boot times and nearly instant access to your applications. It also has a 1TB hard drive, which offers ample space to store your photos, videos, and files. To quickly access external drives, it features a USB 3.1 Type-C port that supports data transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s. Additionally, it provides a USB 2.0 port and two USB 3.0 ports to connect with other peripherals such as scanners and printers.

MSI has built this notebook with a SuperMulti DVD burner so you can create home movies on DVDs. You can also share your home movies online by using the integrated Intel 3165 wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi card or Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet controller. For audio, this notebook comes equipped with four speakers and a subwoofer to immerse you in sounds. Without disturbing others, it has gold-plated audio jacks as well as amplifier so you can listen using your headphones. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, a webcam, a microphone, a memory card reader, an HDMI port, and a DisplayPort.

MSI GE62 Apache Pro-001

Quad-Core 6th-Gen Skylake Intel Core i7 Performance
The MSI GE62 houses a 6th-generation Skylake Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 2.6 GHz. The processor also can provide speeds up to 3.5 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. Additionally, it features 6MB of L3 cache as well as Hyper-Threading technology, which enhances the cores.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Graphics
Built for an immersive gaming experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M arms you with industry-leading technologies including dynamic PhysX effects, CUDA, and more. Based on NVIDIA's Maxwell GPU architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M provides optimal performance per watt.
DDR4 Memory Support
This notebook supports DDR4 memory, which offers faster performance than previous generations.
Super Port USB 3.1 Type-C
Transferring data between devices is faster with the USB 3.1 Type-C port. With transfer rates up to 10 Gb/s, it quickly backs up data from this notebook to an external drive. Additionally, it features a reversible connector that helps you connect a USB Type-C cable on the first try.
Cooler Boost 3
Cooler Boost 3 comes with two fans that provide intelligent cooling for the GE62 notebook. It also has designated heat pipes that reduce heat generation and increase heat dissipation for the CPU and GPU.
MSI True Color Technology
MSI True Color technology provides multiple viewing modes, each precisely calibrated to deliver vibrant colors and sharp images. Gamer mode increases brightness for gaming. Anti-Blue mode reduces potential harmful blue light. sRGB mode sets the screen to 100% sRGB of color gamut. Designer mode increases clarity for lines and words. Office mode reduces eye-strain after long term use. Movie mode optimizes contrast for vivid movies.
Matrix Display
With Matrix Display technology, the MSI GE62 supports multiple external displays so you can multitask via HDMI and mini DisplayPort. Stream on Twitch or watch your favorite shows while playing your games.
Dynaudio Speakers
Fill the room and feel the bass with four Dynaudio high fidelity speakers. Drop the beat or feel the thunderous roar of the battlefield with an integrated subwoofer. This notebook also comes with audio jacks so you can connect with external speakers or a headset.
ESS Sabre HiFi Audio DAC
This MSI GE62 notebook comes equipped with an ESS Sabre HiFi Audio DAC that upgrades the audio experience when using your headphones. It provides immersive sound effects and enhances sounds you may have missed.
Nahimic Virtual Surround Sound
Originally developed for military fighter jets, Nahimic specializes in 3D sound software processing and audio improvements offering virtual 7.1 sound in immersive high definition. Designed to work with standard audio and stereo equipment, Nahimic transports gamers into the action, allowing them to sense every footstep, hear every bullet whizzing past, and feel every explosion. It also features a high definition audio recorder to easily capture and stream studio quality sound and is only available on MSI gaming laptops, including the MSI GE62.
SteelSeries Keyboard
Use the fully illuminated SteelSeries keyboard, which has tactile fast action keys, a strategic layout, and powerful customization capabilities. Modify the color, macro every key, and enhance the way you play with the SteelSeries Engine app. This keyboard also features silver lining printed keys that provide long-term wear and tear.
Killer Shield
MSI includes the Killer Shield manager app that protects and prioritizes the networking traffic. It also helps prevent lag spikes so you can play your best.
XSplit | Gamecaster
XSplit Gamecaster version 2 lets you record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream, and more. It's simple, user-friendly, and ideal for sharing your gameplay with the world.

Windows 10 Home

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Cortana
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
In the Box
MSI 15.6" GE62 Apache Pro-001 Gaming Laptop (Aluminum Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Battery
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty (Includes 1-Year Global Warranty)
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    MSI GE62 Specs

    Performance
    Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Display
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Drives
    Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x Mini DisplayPort
    Audio 4 x Integrated Speaker
    Integrated Microphone
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
    Media Card Slots SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Communications
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Webcam User-Facing: 1080p
    General
    Operating System Windows 10 Home
    Keyboard Standard Notebook Keyboard (Backlight)
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.1 x 1.1 x 10.2" / 38.4 x 2.8 x 25.9 cm
    Weight 5.29 lb / 2.40 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 13.0 x 3.5"

    MSI GE62 Reviews

    15.6" GE62 Apache Pro-001 Gaming Laptop (Aluminum Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great performance/value, but lack other things. I previously had an ASUS ROG 17' laptop that has served me well for over 4 years and I thought it was time for a change. I needed something smaller (15'), lighter, and most importantly, I wanted a laptop that is capable of running all the current games in medium/high settings (I can settle for 30+ fps, 60fps ideally). At the very least I wanted a GTX 970M with an SSD.Oddly enough, not many laptops fit these requirements and stay under a reasonable price (around $). So I bought this MSi GE 62 Apache Pro-001 (also known as GE62 6QF). Do not confuse it with the base model, which comes with a GTX 960M and with no SSD.So, after a few days of heavy usage, I can list pros and cons.PROS:- Nice specs. I can run Heroes of the Storm with the highest settings and games like GTA V in high settings and still get around 40fps.- Having a SSD is always nice for low loading times. In 15 seconds you can be in your desktop screen. Also, it comes with 1TB of HDD storage for movies and such.- It is light! After having a 5kg laptop, I was pleasantly surprised with the weight of this laptop, which is roughly the half (around 2.5kg).- It comes with some software that allows you to switch between different modes of performance (i.e. ECO, Gaming...).- The keyboard is made by SteelSeries, and it feels nice. Also, you can change the lighting effects and the colors.-It comes with a USB 3.1 type c, which will come handy in the future.-It also has two ports that allow you to connect two screen with a resolution up to 4k.CONS:- The build quality is not very good. You can feel that the bottom of the laptop is made out of cheap plastic and I can literally see a good portion of the inside of the laptop. It worries me that it gets dust.- The SSD only has around 60GBs of free space after installing Windows. So forget about having your Steam games in there (considering that most modern games weight around 30GBs).- The keys in the keyboard have a weird distribution. There is no Windows key on the left side and it feels really awkward. Also, keys such as Delete and Prt scr are in a different position, which can be frustrating at times.-It took me an entire evening to fix some software issues. For instance, some function keys were not working, or I couldn't switch between performance modes. Eventually I could fix it, but it was annoying, considering it is a brand new laptop.-This is not a con per se, but it comes with a DVD reader. I wish they could have used that space for something else.Overall I would recommend it to someone that travels from time to time but still wants some portable horsepower. The build quality is far from great, but it you are careful, it should last you for a long time. That said, you get a lot of performance for a great value.PS: Try to buy it when Nvidia has a game promotion. I got Rise of the Tomb Raider for free, which is valued $ in Steam. Also, the sales rep in B&H had no idea about this promotion and told me to just buy the game in Steam. I wish they knew a bit more about that, but oh well.
    Date published: 2016-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mobile Powerhouse Everything about this laptop has been great. Hardware works as advertised. Booting and restarting take about 5 seconds due to OS installed on the SSD. Just remember to install all new software into the (D:) hard drive and not the (C:) SSD. I do have a few complaints however. All audio has an echo effect. To turn off, simply go to the Nahimic Audio software and lower the REVERB effect to zero. The laptop gets hot very quickly. When not gaming, temps are 30-40 degrees Celcius. When gaming, temps reach as high as 70 degrees Celcius and could probably go higher. The keyboard starts to feel very warm and uncomfortable so I use the Cooling Boost button to turn on both fans to 6k rpm to keep the laptop around 50 degrees Celcius. The fans are pretty loud though. Another thing is that the casing around the keyboard has a vertical metal scratchy design that although looks and feels very nice, there's a weird gritty effect. If you hover your wrist/hand over the casing as you use the keyboard, it feels as if something is chaffing your skin. It's only a very minor psychological effect. It does not actually cut your skin. Maybe I'm sensitive or something but it's worth noting and letting other people know.
    Date published: 2016-06-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't have a good battery It's a great computer, the only thing is that the battery last way too little. That's something to think about before buying it.
    Date published: 2016-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like this pc. This pc is all I want for both school and gaming.
    Date published: 2016-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great gaming laptop purchase on june 2nd 2016, been in love ever since with MSI products. if you are looking to purchase a gaming laptop MSI is the way to go
    Date published: 2017-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from couldnt be happier use it for school, gaming, film editing and everything day to day
    Date published: 2016-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best laptop you can buy for college or gaming Very strong laptop and it has such an amazing features I love it
    Date published: 2016-11-20
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    How long is the battery life with the 970m?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The battery will last about 6 hours, depending on use.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    This laptop looks amazing but it'll be my first time ordering a laptop online. That makes me nervous, so is there any laptop support from B&H? What if something goes wrong with the computer?
    Asked by: Christopher D.
    My son saved up his money and wanted a good gaming laptop. After a lot of research, we went with this model. It has been outstanding and he is extremely happy with his purchase. The graphics are wonderful, the performance is great, and overall, it's a terrific value for the price.
    Answered by: Bryan N.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Is it worth buying it?
    Asked by: Shashank R.
    Thank you for your question Shashank!Absolutely!MSI is known for building very powerful gaming machines at extremely reasonable prices. We always try to ensure that you get the most value for your dollar.This graphics card is a GTX 970 which is extremely popular and powerful along with a nice SSD hard drive and 16GB of RAM! It is a really great buy!Hope this helps!
    Answered by: Tony K. MSI Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Hi Just a quick question I'm Australian so If I buy this and get it sent to my house in Australia will the power cord fit the Australian outlets
    Asked by: Harry C.
    No, you will need a converter.
    Answered by: Daniel T.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Does it come with a Windows 10 disc? I'd like to remove the hard drive and put in a large SSD drive in it's place. But of course then I'll need to reinstall Windows.
    Asked by: Christopher D.
    No, you would need to burn a disck.
    Answered by: JUAN V.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    I'm seriously considering this machine, it's got all the hardware I want/need plus it has a dragon on the cover of the notebook that lights up... My question is, how much bloatware does this thing come with? Will I have reload the entire machine to get rid of it when it arrives?
    Asked by: Andrew C.
    Hello,Not too many bloatware installed on machine.BUT, windows 10 is using memory like crazy.I would upgrade this machine to 32gb before buying.Bye
    Answered by: Roy W.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Is the usb 3.1 type-c on the GE62 Apache PRO 001 compatible with thunderbolt?
    Asked by: Susan
    I have not tested this specifically as I do not own anything with thunderbolt. Maybe you can find the answer here? https://thunderbolttechnology. net/tech/faq
    Answered by: JEFFREY K.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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