MSI VR Ready GT62VR Dominator Pro-005 Gaming Laptop Review

September 15, 2016
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MSI VR Ready GT62VR Dominator Pro-005 has one of the best spec sheets for a laptop: i7 processor, double storage drives, a new heavyweight graphics card. Who would say no to such a computer? Well, it’s also darn pricey one, so let’s see if it offers enough value to begin with…

Does it work for gaming?

There’s probably no better laptop for gaming right now than this MSI. It has the NVIDIA’s newest pinnacle, the GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with a whopping 8GB GDDR5 memory. Benchmark tests show it’s 15-20% faster than the older (but previously best) GTX 980. So what can you expect? All the latest 2016 games – and older ones too – will run flawlessly, even if you max out settings and resolution. Those include titles such as Fallout 4 and GTA 5 getting over 60 frames per second.

Other components in the engine room

MSI VR Ready GT62VR Dominator Pro-005 comes with a storage drive setup that is common in these better laptops: 1TB 7200RPM hard drive in the regular 2.5″ slot and then 256GB M.2 SATA SSD also. You are able to replace both drives if you want to. Anyway, the current configuration is nice because it allows for both performance and huge storage.

They have decided to put Intel Core i7-6700HQ as the processor, and boy, is that a good choice! This quad-core unit has a high 2.6GHz base frequency that goes even further to 3.5GHz with turbo. No software will be too tough for this processor. The 32GB memory is also splendid, should I say overkill, amount. It’s installed on two 16GB DDR4 sticks and maxed out.

What ports and connections are included?

You are able to connect MSI VR Ready GT62VR Dominator Pro-005 to Internet with its high-performance Gigabit RJ-45 LAN port or then use the wireless AC adapter that also supports Bluetooth 4.0.

There are three USB 3.0 ports in the laptop, you probably want to use them to connect some devices to this. Also USB 3.1 Type-C is there, as well as HDMI and miniDP for hooking up a monitor.

Optical drive is nowhere to be found, you need to use an internal drive if you want to work with discs. SD card slot is available.

Other things to keep in mind

MSI VR Ready GT62VR Dominator Pro-005 contains a nice (yet integrated) 8-cell 75Whr battery. You will be able to play for about 2 hours on the battery and around 3 hours web surfing.

A decent 15.6 inches screen is provided for sure! Needless to say, resolution is Full HD, the right choice for gaming. IPS panel will give good viewing angles, close to 180 degrees. The dispay is a matte one so it won’t reflect a lot. G-Sync is supported. The webcam on top records 30fps 1080p video, indeed high quality.

The keyboard offers full backlight.


Be it an old or new game you have, MSI VR Ready GT62VR Dominator Pro-005 will not have problems with running it. Most important thing for player, the graphics card, is the best one there currently exists – the GTX 1070 – which means that frame rates are going to skyrocket even on ultra settings. All other components are in check too, with Core i7 processor and DDR4 memory powering up the system. The monitor naturally offers Full HD resolution. In short, this notebook is one of the best things a well-off gamer can get!

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