Going to take a quick overview of MSI’s GP75 Leopard which is one of their more affordable gaming laptops. Starting at around $1500 or R26 000 (range from)
Specs wise the GP75 Leopard comes with either a GTX 1660 Ti or an RTX 2060 paired up with the i7- 9750H that can turbo boost to 4.5ghz, up to 64GB of DDR4 memory and space for 2 m.2 NVMe SSDs and a 2.5” SSD or harddrive.
The GP75 is a larger 17” model that is 29mm thick, the outer shell has a matte black counting and a more gunmetal silver for the inside. The GP75’s outer shell feels mostly plastic but for the price range its somewhat understandable.
For IO on the left side you get a gigabit ethernet port , HDMI 2.0, mini displayport 1.4, USB3.2 Gen2 Type A & C and then dual audio jacks. One the right side you get the AC power USB3.2 Gen1 type a ports and a SD card reader
When open you get a full sized per key RGB backlight keyboard with soft and silent keypresses and then a nice large trackpad with good tracking.
The built in speakers was also not bad with good amount of volume and stereo but with no sub the bass was a tiny bit lacking.
But what’s not lacking is the screen, with a large 17.3” full HD IPS display that runs at 144hz and has pretty thin bezels. It definitely great to game on and to do some work like video editing with the colors also with shape colors.
As for performance the 1660ti model i had here was able to play any game I through at it with some reduced settings to play at that 144hz refresh rate. But even for productivity and other workloads the GP75 did really well with the 9750H having all the needed horsepower.
Because of the larger body cooling was not an issue for the GP75 GPU reaching a max of 70 degrees. But like all other laptops the 9750H jumped to the high 90s where it thermal throttled to around 2.9ghz under heavy blender stress test. The fans was also not overly loud with a max of 57dbs. (ambient 38db)
Finally for the battery you get a quite large 180w power adaptor and a 51 Watt hour 6 cell battery that will last around 3 hours of casual use and less than an hour when gaming. Which isn’t the greatest really.