Can you VR on a Laptop? Evaluating the MSI GE62VR

Can you VR on a Laptop? Evaluating the MSI GE62VR, Benchmark, Test, HTC Vive,

Can you VR on a Laptop ? To find out we are Evaluating the MSI GE62VR, a month ago I got to meet MSI at Pax Australia and on the MSI booth I had a nice long chat with Ivy Hsu from MSI who was excited to show me the latest MSI range of VR laptops – some sleek and some desktop replacements. I was curious as to how well a laptop can handle some of the games available on Steam for the HTC Vive. After spending 2 months using a budget PC for all my VR needs I wanted to know if a laptop could really handle it. Ivy was kind enough to send me the GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro for a month of testing.

Can you VR on a Laptop? Evaluating the MSI GE62VR, Benchmark, Test, HTC Vive,

GE62VR 6RF APACHE PRO

The  GE62VR is one of many VR ready laptops from MSI and it’s a true mobile laptop with a weight of just 2.4 kg. That’s just over double the weight of my Surface 3 in its protective case. It’s way lighter than any performance laptop I have ever had the pleasure of using. Let’s have a look at the full specs:

 

full specs

Can you VR on a Laptop? Evaluating the MSI GE62VR, Benchmark, Test, HTC Vive,

CPU 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor
OS Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
Display 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), IPS-Level (Used in tests)  or 15.6″ UHD (3840×2160), IPS-Level
Chipset Intel® HM170
Graphics GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 ( Used in tests)  Or GeForce® GTX 1060 with 3GB GDDR5
Memory DDR4, 2 Slots, Max 32GB, (8GB in test System)
Storage SSD 1x M.2 SSD Combo (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 / SATA ) 128GB
HDD 1x 2.5″ SATA HDD 7200 rpm 1TB
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Webcam HD type (30fps@720p)
Keyboard Backlight Keyboard (Full-Color)
Communication Killer Gb LAN 802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v4.0
Audio 4x 2W Speaker 1x 3W Woofer Audio Jack 1x Mic-in 1x Headphone-out (SPDIF)

Can you VR on a Laptop? Evaluating the MSI GE62VR, Benchmark, Test, HTC Vive,
I/O Ports- 1x Type-C USB3.1 Gen2, 2x Type-A USB3.0, 1x Type-A USB2.0, 1x RJ45, 1x SD (XC/HC),
1x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI, 1x Mini-DisplayPort
Battery- 6-Cell , 51 Whr
AC Adapter- 180W adapter

Dimension (WxDxH)- 383 x 260 x 27~29 mm
Weight (w/ Battery) 2.4 kg

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