Analysis of the GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR – Intel Core i5-8300H from MSI.

Foreword

Latest release in the range MSI, we’ve been running tests onGF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To make the choice easier, we have judged this MSI GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR according to what you are going to do with it.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.

GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR the right choice for surfing the internet?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by MSI; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 17.3 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. This model is designed the old-fashioned way, without a touch screen. A point that could be impeding, for some users,with this GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR if you have to work on the road.
However, the materials seem to be of good quality. After all MSI, has accustomed us to design quality products, just like this model, which will serve you for a long time to come.
The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Core i5-8300H; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 16 Gb of memory. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 1000 gigabytes will be enough. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Last point about the autonomy. the GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR most of the time connected to the power cable.

The GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR- the right model for streaming and videos ?

MSI presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 17.3, in x1080, and a good quality of colours. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 3 kilogram.
For the sound part, the GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. 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.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-8300H that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
As far as applications are concerned, did MSI not install any. The operating system and that’s it. As a standard, you have some DOS on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Geforce GTX1050, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
MSI didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR only 4 ports only provides you with ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR may not be suitable. That’s only 4 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.

GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR the right choice for travelling connected ?

It GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the MSI didn’t really take into account in the design of this GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
With a weight of 3 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. The 17.3 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR. You’ll have to remember to always carry a mouse with you. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
Too bad for the processor Intel Core i5-8300H that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Note that like all manufacturers, MSI is optimistic about the autonomy of this GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of MSI; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. About the hard drive, MSI has chosen a classic technology for its 1000 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. The disadvantage is that the boot phases will be slower than on an SSD technology disk.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Equipped with a compact 17.3 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 4 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
The manufacturer has surely decided on this model to limit the manufacturing costs, and thus removed the Bluetooth functionality; a pity when we know that sharing between devices (phones or speakers) is convenient with this technology.
 Finally with the GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR, MSI deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.

The GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR for audio or video editing ?

The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of MSI have thought of for this GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Core i5-8300H does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The 1000 Gb of storage size should be enough. That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. And that’s what you’ll need to store your films and music locally. For reasons of speed of execution, we would have liked MSIto favour the installation of an SSD type disk instead of the standard one. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR 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.
As you will have understood, it GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR proposes a rather basic oriented use. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.

The GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR for online or local games.

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR, it may be better to go to other models. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
Provided with a resolution of x1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.1000 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 3 Kg.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In the end, we do not recommend this GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR the right choice for office automation ?

In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, MSI may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
This model is intended for those who want to change their system. The operating system is indeed DOS.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. MSI in this product line. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. A weight of 3 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
The storage of this model, 1000 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
So, in summary, it appears that it GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.

In short, is the GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR, the right choice ?

This GF75 Thin 8RD-050XFR will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks