Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on MSI GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – adapted to surf the internet?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is in this spirit that MSI has developed this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider -.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i9-10980HK. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. 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 amount of RAM provided is 32 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 1000 Gb provided. This GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Last point about the autonomy. the GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – 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. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Is GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – okay to watch videos ?
This GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
For this model, MSI thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.3 kg that will have to be transported.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Core i9-10980HK is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
As far as applications are concerned, did MSI not install any. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphic card, and with 32 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 5 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – may not be suitable. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Is GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model MSI. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
With its 2.3 Kg, it GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s unpleasant to carry. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider -. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
At the same time, the laptop processor Core i9-10980HK is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of MSI; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 1000 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – has 5 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – for travel use.
GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. 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. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i9-10980HK does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of MSI have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 1000 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The autonomy of this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is of 4 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. On this point MSI could have done much better.
For the connector part, the GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider -has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. Clearly, it’s not GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – designed for audio-visual editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider — the right model to play with?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. The tests we ran showed that the choices of MSI in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 1000 Gb of GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
With 2.3 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
MSI has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It’s not GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – equipped with all the applications you’ll need. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. It GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. This model weighs 2.3 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It has a storage space of 1000 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – – in summary
The conclusion of the test GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– office tasks