MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-406 Gaming Laptop General Review

MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-406 is a 15.6 Inch MSI gaming laptop with latest 7th generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. This is one of the best budget-friendly gaming laptop's to but at the time of this review. Lets see this laptop's general review.

This is a neatly designed powerful gaming laptop which weighs around 9.6 pounds and is about 1.1 inches thin. So, with those dimensions, this is suited to work at home or office and not good for carrying around. Features a Steel Series Full-Color Backlit Keyboard which is specially designed for professional gamers. You don't need to worry about the heat as this model features Cooler Boost 4 cooling system to cool the CPU and GPU.

15.6 Inch Full HD display with True Color Technology is a good combination of high resolution with sharp display. Getting this display is a good deal for the price. Coming to its performing specs, this laptop is powered by 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and cones with 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD storage and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 3 GB VRAM.

Intel Core i7-7700HQ is better and faster than Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor. So, you are getting the best processor for the price. 16 GB DDR4 RAM is enough for playing even high-graphic games and you can expand it in future. The drawback of this model is its storage. You are getting an SSD storage but the capacity is less. A 256 GB SSD storage drive is included in this model which is less for gamers. You have to upgrade the storage in future based on the requirement.

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The good part is its GPU. This model is powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, which is a VR Ready GPU. In few of the ASUS ROG Strix budget-friendly gaming laptops, we have seen a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or 1050Ti GPU. When we compare those GPU's with 1060 GPU, 1060 is superior than 1050 and 1050Ti GPU's. So, good choice would be 1060 over 1050 or 1050Ti.

You can play most of the video games in 1080p setting with this 1060 GPU. You can also play VR games without any issues. With same specifications, we have two more model with this model. MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-408 has an extra 1 TB HDD drive and MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro 4K-463 is a 4K display laptop with an extra 1 TB HDD storage. If you can afford extra bucks, you can take a look at these two models.

This model comes with two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, SD card reader, 4K HDMI port, one mini-Display port and Killer E2400 Ethernet + 802.11 ac WiFi adapter specially for gamers. With these connectivity options, you can enjoy high quality sound with the help of Nahimic Audio enhancer, HD webcam for high quality streaming or video chat.


Overall, this is one of the budget-friendly gaming laptop's to buy at the time of this review. The only drawback is with its storage capacity. If you can afford extra $200 or so, go for MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-408, which features an extra 1 TB HDD @ 7200 RPM drive. Another model, MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro 4K-463 is a 4K display model with an 1 TB HDD @ 7200 RPM drive. So, make your choice.