The MSI CX62 7QL-058 comes as rather bulky laptop. It is heavy enough and quite thick and there is no aluminum or alloy for its build materials. This device seems deliberately designed not to follow the trend of thin laptop.
This laptop is suitable for mid-range everyday computing and also offers an entry-level gaming performance.
The MSI CX62 7QL-058 is powered with Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor. It has a dual core CPU with base frequency of 2.5GHz which can be boosted up to 3.1GHz in max turbo mode. It also has 3 MB of cache size. It will work great in everyday tasks or when playing games which not need many resources. However, it is not for the hardcore gamers because it has couple lacks in features and performance.
The system memory is 8 GB of DDR4-2133MHz installed in one of two slots available. So there is an option to extend it further up to 32GB. However, the standard memory is quite enough to handle heavy multitasking, large data sets and most games which are suitable with the CPU-GPU combo. If you think the original amount is not enough, then you can opt to upgrade it to 2x8GB or 2x16GB memory modules, depend on your usage pattern.
Concerning storage space, MSI equip CX62 7QL-058 with a 1-terabyte 7200 rpm hard disk drive. This is enough to keep most music or media collections. Although it is speedy compare to the 5400 rpm models, it will still feel slower than the recent solid state drive. However, the needs of SSD can be pended since the original HDD can run the everyday computing or gaming well.
The graphics card used by MSI CX62 7QL-058 is a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940M graphics card which has 2 GB of GDDR3 RAM. Lot of games on medium settings with decent frame rates could be run on it. However, it won’t be able to run the new released games since it is still an entry-level graphics card. It is suitable for casual gaming, Photoshop and streaming media content but not for more demanding needs.
For the display panel, this laptop comes with a 15.6″ HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Frankly, it’s unfortunate that this laptop only comes with a HD display, not a FHD.
To fulfill every user’s needs of peripheral, MSI CX62 7QL-058 comes with plenty I/O ports. This makes it to be a great desktop replacement or office workstation since it is very compatible. Here are the available I/O ports:
• 1 x USB-C port
• 2 x USB 3.0 ports
• 1 x USB 2.0 port
• 1 x HDMI-out
• 1 x Mini-Display port
• 1 x Microphone-In
• 1 x Headphone-Out (SPDIF)
• 1 x RJ-45
• 1 x SD/XC/HC card reader
• 1 x DVD-Writer
As for connectivity, there are couple standard equipment come with this laptop. There are :
• 802.11ac WLAN
• Bluetooth 4.2
• Gigabit Ethernet
The Gigabit Ethernet which will connect the laptop to the high speed wired Internet through the RJ-45 port, enables this laptop to be a desktop replacement or office workstation.
As I said before, this is rather bulky laptop, heavy enough and quite thick. MSI CX62 7QL-058 has a weight of 5.3 pounds and a dimension of 15.1 x 9.8 x 1.3 inches. As you can see, this laptop is quite heavy to be carry and its dimension makes it needs a significant space inside your bag or backpack.
There is no explanation about the battery life, however the 41 Whr 6-cell battery pack usually has output up to 7-8 hours of use for a full charge.
At the end, I can say that MSI CX62 7QL-058 is an ideal device to be a desktop replacement or workstation and not at all suitable for traveling. It has a powerful hardware components but it still has a lack especially its display panel.
MSI CX62 7QL-058 LAPTOP
|Processor||Intel Core i5-7200U/Dual Core/2.5GHz/3MB|
|Storage||1TB 7200 RPM HDD|
|Graphics Processor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940M|
|Display||15.6" HD 1366 x 768 pixels display|
|Interfaces||•1 x USB-C port
•2 x USB 3.0 ports
•1 x USB 2.0 port
•1 x HDMI-out
•1 x Mini-Display port
•1 x Microphone-In
•1 x Headphone-Out (SPDIF)
•1 x RJ-45
•1 x SD/XC/HC card reader
•1 x DVD-Writer
|Battery Life||up to 7-8 hours|
|Dimension||15.1 x 9.8 x 1.3 inches|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Pros||MSI CX62 7QL-058 is a desktop replacement or workstation and not for traveling. It has a powerful hardware and good performance|
|Cons||The lack is especially at its display panel.|