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MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
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MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD review: specs and price

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
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MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD

Why is MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD better than the average?

  • RAM
    16GBvs7.65GB
  • Resolution
    1920 x 1080pxvs1.71MP
  • Pixel density
    157ppivs142.76ppi
  • RAM speed
    ?

    2400MHzvs1730.29MHz
  • Weight
    1.8kgvs2.08kg
  • Thickness
    22.8mmvs23.41mm
  • CPU speed
    4 x 2.8GHzvs5.91GHz
  • USB 3.0 ports
    ?

    2vs1.94

Price comparison

Design

1.weight
?

Best

Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB

249.5g

1.8kg

2.Has a backlit keyboard
?

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
3.thickness
?

Best

Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB

6.9mm

22.8mm

4.Uses a fanless design
?

By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15.6” Intel Core i3-7020U 2.3GHz / 4GB RAM / 1TB HDD

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
5.volume
?

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

1927.17cm³

6.Has a flip and fold design
?

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 15.6" Intel Core i3-8145U 2.1GHz / 4GB RAM / 256GB SSD

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52S 15.6” UHD Intel Core i5-8350U 1.7GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

1920 x 1080px

2.pixel density
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

157ppi

3.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

14"

4.has a anti-reflection coating
?

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
5.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book S

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD

Performance

1.RAM speed
?

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Asus ROG GX800VH 18" Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

2800MHz

2400MHz

2.Uses flash storage
?

Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
3.RAM
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 64GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

16GB

4.CPU speed
?

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

4 x 2.8GHz (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

5.internal storage
?

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4000GB

128GB

6.Supports 64-bit
?

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
2.USB 3.0 ports
?

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

6

2

3.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
4.USB ports
?

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5

3

5.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD

Battery

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
?

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD

Features

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

1

4.has a front camera
?

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
?

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book S

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
6.Has a stylus
?

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 15.6" Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD

Miscellaneous

1.clock multiplier
?

The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 14” AMD A9-9425 3.1GHz / 4GB RAM / 1TB HDD

31

28 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

2.Has MMX
?

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
3.3DMark 06 result
?

This benchmark measures the performance of the GPU.

Best

Acer Predator Helios 300 17.3" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD

12740

12740 (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

4.Has F16C
?

F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
5.Has integrated graphics
?

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

MSI GS43VR 7RE Phantom Pro 14" Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 2.8GHz / 16GB / 128GB SSD
6.maximum memory bandwidth
?

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Dell G7-7588-U30 15.6" Intel Core i7 8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

112.1GB/s

34.1GB/s (Intel Core i7-7700HQ)

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