MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro-230 Gaming Laptop General Review

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro-230 is a 15.6 Inch Full HD display gaming laptop with latest 7th generation Intel processor, VR Ready GPU, more than enough RAM and massive storage capacity. Lets see this laptop's general review.

MSI's GS series gaming laptops are thin laptops for people who want to carry a powerful laptop wherever they go. This model weighs around 4 pounds and is about 0.7 inches thin. All that powerful specs comes under 0.7 inch thickness. SteelSeries backlit keyboard helps you to play even in darker environments, Cooler Boost Trinity cooling system to cool the CPU and GPU in extreme conditions, HD webcam and Nahimic Audio software for better audio.

This design is perfect for almost all people who want a powerful and lightweight gaming laptop. Good for students, travelers, YouTubers, photographers and people working in creative fields.

15.6 Inch Full HD display is acceptable for the price and these specs. If you are more concerned about the display, take a look at MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-228 gaming laptop. This laptop features 4K display with almost same specs. For this model, Full HD display with wide view angles is good for gaming.

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This laptop is powered by 7th generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and comes with 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD (PCIE Gen3x4) + 2 TB (SATA) @ 5400 RPM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM.

That's the latest powerful processor to get in a high-end laptop, 16 GB is enough for most of the gaming and you can expand it up to 32 GB. The only problem is with its RAM sticks. 16 GB is of two 8 GB RAM sticks. So, it will be a problem while expanding RAM capacity.

Storage is a plus as well as minus for gamers. You are getting a 256 GB SSD storage which is very important for gaming and you are getting 2 TB HDD storage with that SSD storage. Now the minus is the SSD storage capacity and HDD's RPM. 256 GB is not enough for most of the hard core gamers and 2 TB HDD is only good for storing data not for installing games. You will see lag while playing high-graphic games with HDD.

So, if you can spend extra dollars, take a look at MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro-229 and MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-228 models. These two models have 512 GB SSD storage which is enough for gamers.

Now the important spec in a gaming laptop, GPU. This model features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU which is the best GPU to get in this price range. You can play most of the high-graphic games in Full HD resolution. You don't have to worry about heating problem. This laptop features a Cooler Boost Trinity cooling system which is an advanced system by MSI to cool the CPU and GPU. This GPU also supports VR games, so its easy to plug-and-play VR games.

Features connectivity needed for gamers. You are getting three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, Killer Ethernet and WiFi adapter, Mini-Display port, SD card reader, HDMI port and the most important Thunderbolt 3 port. Gives decent battery life in normal usage and when you are not playing video games.


Overall, this model is a powerful machine with amazing specs. Most of the gamers spending this much money want a complete laptop without any upgrades.

If you are one of them, go for MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro-229 or MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K-228. You will get 512 GB SSD storage in these two model with almost same specs.

If you don't bother about the storage, this MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro-230 model is enough for light gamers.