MSI’s GE series aren’t quite as powerful as their beefier GT siblings, but the range are still in line to receive a considerable performance boost following Intel’s jump to hexa-core mobile processors. We’ve grown accustomed to the 10% or so CPU performance boost Intel offers with each year’s updated mobile CPUs, but this two core increase marks a big shift in the CPU upgrade landscape. These additional cores offer considerable performance boosts to the GE63 and GE73 gaming laptops from MSI, both of which are powered by the Intel Core i7-8750H.
The GE series has traditionally been MSI’s value proposition, offering a well-rounded set of powerful gaming components in a package that isn’t cutting edge, but at the same time won’t cost an absolute fortune. This year’s edition keeps the tradition going while dropping the price and adding some novel RGB lighting synchronizations. But is this enough to get an edge on 2018’s mid-range gaming laptops?
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