If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive gaming laptop to blow off some steam when you’re away from home, Newegg has a nice deal on an MSI model (GL62M 7RD-265) that pairs a Kaby Lake processor with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. After rebate, this 15.6-inch laptop comes to $649, down a good chunk from its $899 retail price tag.
Obviously at that price you’re not getting a system that’s decked out with high-end hardware. However, the combination of an Intel Core i5-7300HQ and GTX 1050 GPU should be enough to handle games at medium settings at the laptop’s native 1920×1080 resolution (check out our review of the GeForce GTX 1050 to see how the desktop variant stacks up).
This laptop is equipped with 8GB of DDR4 memory and a 1TB hard drive (7200 RPM). It also includes standard features such as 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a built-in 720p HD webcam.
Four 2W speakers provide audio, though if you have a pair of headphones to plug into this thing, you’ll benefit from a built-in headphone amplifier.
As to external connectivity, the GL62M has two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a USB 3.0 Type-C port, and a USB 2.0 port. It also has a mini DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity.
You can grab the laptop here.
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