MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-408 Gaming Laptop General Review

MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-408 is a 15.6 inch gaming laptop with powerful latest 7th generation processor and VR Ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. This is a similar model of MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-406 with extra 1 TB HDD drive. Lets see this laptop's general review.

MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-408 is best suited for home or office and not for carrying it around. It weighs around 4.8 pounds. So, you can feel the weight if you carry around. For gamers, keyboard is very important. MSI has designed Steel Engine 3 Full color backlit keyboard, specially for gamers. You can set different colors as background colors and play even in dark environments.

Features Cooler Boost 4 Technology as cooling system to cool the GPU and CPU in extreme usage conditions. Features Nahimic Audio enhancer which is a perfect combination of software and hardware to give the best quality audio from its speakers.

15.6 Inch Full HD display is acceptable for the price and specs. The GPU will let you to play most of the video games in 1080p resolution, so this display is good for the price. Now going to important specs, the processor, RAM, storage and GPU.

This MSI gaming laptop is powered by 7th generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and comes with 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 1 TB HDD (7200 RPM) + 256 GB SSD storage and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 3 GB VRAM.

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These are ultimate specs for a gaming laptop under $1500. Fast and latest processor, 16 GB RAM and most importantly 256 GB SSD storage. SSD storage is important for gaming laptops. So, you are getting both an SSD storage and HDD storage. In MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-406 model, we can see only a 256 GB SSD storage drive. But with an extra $200 or so, you will get a HDD storage drive in this, MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-408 model.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU is a powerful and VR Ready GPU which is enough for most of the high-graphic games. You can also run graphic intensive applications and run very demanding applications without any issues. 1060 GPU is a good addition to a gaming laptop under $1500.

This model comes with amazing connectivity options including Killer Ethernet and Killer WiFi. Both called as Killer DoubleShot Pro, give an ultimate online gaming experience. Very decent battery life can be expected when you are not gaming. You can control the laptop's performance through MSI Dragon Center.


Overall, this is one of the most recommended gaming laptop under $1500 (at the time of this review). This laptop features amazing specs for the money. Suited for hard-core gamers who want a budget-friendly but amazing laptop.

If you don't bother about storage and feel 256 GB is enough, take a look at MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro-406 model.

If you want 4K display with this models specs, take a look at MSI GP62MVR Leopard Pro 4K-463 laptop.