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Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.To make the choice easier, we have judged this MSI GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – according to what you are going to do with it.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – to surf the Internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – from MSI seems to be.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The processor which equips this model, one Core i7-10750H, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even with 1000 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of MSI. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
For this model, MSI thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.3 kg.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this GE66 10SF-205FR Raider -. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Core i7-10750H. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not MSI installed by default. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 5 ports. It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for battery life, it GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 6 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – the right choice for travelling connected ?
Making this laptop an easily transportable computer may not seem to be a priority in MSI the design of this GE66 10SF-205FR Raider -. We tested several functions depending on their intended use : for holidays, weekends, or continuously on public transport for work. Here’s what it turned out : Since the sum of its characteristics (weight, size, components) are better than the competition, it is in your best interest to choose this model.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.3 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
Thanks to its processor GE66 10SF-205FR Raider -, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. It has a very low voltage, allowing you to benefit from a greater autonomy and thus reduce and extend the life of the batteries.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by MSI, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 6 hours before the breakdown.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 1000 Gb SSD hard drive. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, MSI was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
On the connector side, it GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – has 5 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
If it is for an exceptional trip, we think it can be taken away.
The GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – to make audio or video editing.
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
With this laptop, MSI has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Core i7-10750H, and the size of the storage space of 1000 Gb, will allow you to do so.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, MSI made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 1000 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. Indicated for an autonomy of 6 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – the right choice to play online?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this GE66 10SF-205FR Raider -, MSI has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, and the processor Core i7-10750H, are of last generation, and allow to display beautiful images. This new chip increases gaming capacity and is perfectly suited for this type of use. After the tests we did, the laptop remained cold, despite the calculations necessary to display the games.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 1000 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15 inches size.
Please note that with an autonomy of 6 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. The right tool for maximum performance!
GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – the right choice for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. Note that with its 2.3 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
It has a storage space of 1000 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
What about the GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – ?
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. Compact, elegant and efficient, the GE66 10SF-205FR Raider – is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks