MSI has always been among the top names in brands when it comes to gaming. Boy oh boy what dont they have to feed the PC Master Race. They have Gaming Desktops, Motherboards, Desktop GPUs, Gaming Mice/Keyboards, Gaming Laptops and much much more. Today MSI has given us a chance to review their GP62-2QE which is a budget oriented gaming laptop. Me, as a full fledged PC Gamer, ran for the lottery to review my first Gaming Laptop! (Technically it isn’t mine. But what’s the harm in calling it mine?). I was really expecting MSI to cut corners here especially for this form factor and budget. I guess this review will settle the new PC Gamer questions, especially those who are at this budget. Okay, chit chat aside, is it worth it? Let’s find out, shall we?
01| The Design and Build Quality
The design of MSI’s GP62 2QE at first glance screams like a Gaming Laptop. As much as it screams the much is compromises. The unit is completely black with red accents. The top of the laptop has is built of plastic which I am in no account to favour it. I simply disliked the back of the screen of this laptop. At first touch it gathered fingerprints like hell. Well that won’t disturb your work overall! Second! this screen flexes a little bit too much. I would have wished for better materials on this laptop.
So those were my two complaints about the build quality. What about the design? Well, the laptop design strikes itself as a gaming laptop. The black and red accents work very well, but that eye-candy stays limited to the outer portion of the laptop which makes me a bit sad! I wish they could have put the portion above the keyboard to use.
Overall I would say MSI has done an excellent job overall with the design of this laptop. Though, I would really like to hate on the cheap flimsy plastic used on the top and bottom of this laptop. So here’s some pros and cons for the build quality & design of this laptop!
- Excellent shape design
- Excellent rubber feet
- Excellent Keyboard Layout
- Only 1 fan
- Poor flimsy plastic build
- Fingerprint Magnet