There’s only a handful of notebooks that are more expensive than MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro-025. So what’s the deal here? Is it a scam? Not at all – it’s a modern gaming laptop and those things surely cost a lot. Another thing of course is whether such a package is actually worth your money. In this review you will find my professional opinion on that.
Name of the graphics card here is GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 dedicated memory. It’s a new unit from nVidia, its bigger brothers being GTX 1070 and 1080. Well, the model at hand, the GTX 1060 is between the older GTX 970 and GTX 980 in terms of performance. This is good news for gamers since you can run any game on Full HD (or even more, however this laptop supports just 1080p) resolution and maxed out settings. For example, you can expect +60FPS from games like Battlefield 4 and GTA 5. It’s safe to say such frame rates are enough for even the most demanding gamers.
MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro-025 has a clever storage set-up, a 256GB M.2 SATA solid-state drive and 1TB SATA hard drive. You can not add extra drives, however both of the current ones can be replaced. My advice is, put your dearest games on the SSD and other big files (such as movies and images) on the hard drive part.
The processor section has Intel Core i7-6700HQ, the quad-core chip of 2.6GHz clock speed and 3.5GHz turbo boost. It’s a 2015 model but still one of the best processors you can get for a laptop, the CPU Mark score being ca. 8000. Thanks to the beefy CPU and 16GB DDR4 RAM there won’t be lag with software. The maximum RAM is 32GB on this unit.
Ports and connections
MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro-025 is a big laptop with a wide selection of ports available. There are four USB connectors at your disposal; one is USB 2.0, three are USB 3.0 and one is USB 3.0 Type-C port. Also video outputs are included, one HDMI-out and miniDisplayPort.
Bear in mind that optical drive is not included. However, 3-in-1 media card reader is, it’s good with SD, SDHC and SDXC cards.
Feel free to access Internet either through the Gigabit LAN port or the dual-band A/C WiFi card (works with Bluetooth 4.1 too!).
Other important things
MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro-025 has a 17.3 inches “all inclusive” display, supporting 1920×1080 resolution and featuring anti-glare coating. G-Sync is enabled and refresh rate is 120hz. Users have said the display gives great image which I can easily believe for this price. Just remember it doesn’t support touch. A built-in 1080p webcam is included.
The 3-cell battery lasts only 2-3 hours when web surfing and ~1 hour when gaming. What is more, you can not replace the battery as it’s an internal model.
The keyboard supports full-color backlight.
Paying a lot for your laptop doesn’t always make sense. But when it does, you surely have a good reason: hardcore gaming. There are so many things MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro-025 can do for a player, but to put it simply, just know that it can take any current game no matter the settings, resolution and intensity. The processor, RAM, storage section and above all, graphics engine are stellar – I can’t find anything to complain about. The only negative thing would be the price; if you can take it, this super fast MSI can only be a good buy for an avid gamer.