MSI GL75 9SEK-056 17.3" FHD 120Hz Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA RTX 2060, 16GB, 512GB Nvme SSD, Win 10

Every year, gaming laptops tend to get a little better. Slimmer display bezels, thinner cases, and improved performance have been the norm for the past few years. However, some things have continued to plague some gaming laptops (particularly cheaper models). The MSI GL75 is an interesting combination of modern design choices and annoying holdouts. 

The device is one of MSI's 17.3-inch mid-range models for 2019, and it ticks most of the boxes expected of a US $1500 gaming laptop. Some niceties once reserved for flagship notebooks have made their way into cheaper machines. For example, the GL75 enjoys slim display bezels, per-key RGB backlighting, and a 120 Hz panel. Seeing features like this in a sub-$2000 gaming laptop would have been unthinkable, even among last year's models. However, as we will see, there are a few hangups that spoil an otherwise decent package. 

The mid-range gaming laptop market is extremely competitive, especially considering how good machines around the $1500 price point have gotten. Competitors of the MSI GL75 include the Acer Predator Helios 500, the Asus Strix Hero III G731GV, and the HP Pavilion Gaming 17. We will also compare the 2018 MSI GL73, which has dropped in price, to see what MSI changed over the course of 17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, No touchscreen, AU Optronics AUO479D (B173HAN04.7), IPS, 120 Hz, glossy: no

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Every year, gaming laptops tend to get a little better. Slimmer display bezels, thinner cases, and improved performance have been the norm for the past few years. However, some things have continued to plague some gaming laptops (particularly cheaper models). The MSI GL75 is an interesting combination of modern design choices and annoying holdouts. 

The device is one of MSI's 17.3-inch mid-range models for 2019, and it ticks most of the boxes expected of a US $1500 gaming laptop. Some niceties once reserved for flagship notebooks have made their way into cheaper machines. For example, the GL75 enjoys slim display bezels, per-key RGB backlighting, and a 120 Hz panel. Seeing features like this in a sub-$2000 gaming laptop would have been unthinkable, even among last year's models. However, as we will see, there are a few hangups that spoil an otherwise decent package. 

The mid-range gaming laptop market is extremely competitive, especially considering how good machines around the $1500 price point have gotten. Competitors of the MSI GL75 include the Acer Predator Helios 500, the Asus Strix Hero III G731GV, and the HP Pavilion Gaming 17. We will also compare the 2018 MSI GL73, which has dropped in price, to see what MSI changed over the course of a year. 

Purchase the MSI GL75 on Amazon here.

good (83%)MSI GL75 9SEK-056USIntel Core i7-9750HNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 MobileGaming - 09/30/2019 - v7
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MSI GL75 9SEK-056US (GL75 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-9750H 6 x 2.6 - 4.5 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile - 6144 MB, Core: 1335 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR5, NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 436.30, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB  
 
 
, 1333.3 MHz, DDR4-2666 / PC4-21300
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, No touchscreen, AU Optronics AUO479D (B173HAN04.7), IPS, 120 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB  
 
 
, 456 GB free
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB  
 
 
, 456 GB free

 

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MSI GL75 9SEK-056 17.3" FHD 120Hz Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA RTX 2060, 16GB, 512GB Nvme SSD, Win 10

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