Is the GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – for you?What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – enough for internet use?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by MSI with this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider -.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
With a 15 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i9-10980HK; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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. A standard equipment with 32 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even with 1000 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. 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. In other words, you will have to keep this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – most of the time connected to the power cable.
The GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider — the right model for streaming and 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.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
For this model, MSI thought big. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.3 kg.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. 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 result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
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. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 5 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. 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. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – the right choice for travelling connected ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the MSI didn’t really take into account in the design of this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider -. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
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. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Too bad for the processor Core i9-10980HK that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Note that like all manufacturers, MSI is optimistic about the autonomy of this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider -. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
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 main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.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 will need more space, this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The reason for this is its size; with 15 inches, it is 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.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Finally with the GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider -, MSI deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – to make 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. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i9-10980HK that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 1000 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The autonomy of this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is of 4 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
For the connector part, the GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider -has the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
A quality product, designed by MSI with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. Clearly, it’s not GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – designed for audio-visual editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.
The GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. 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. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 1000 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
A better access to wifi on this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. 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.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.3 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
It GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
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. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. Perfectly office oriented, this GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is efficient.
Customary of this OS, MSI has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
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. Note that with its 2.3 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1000 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In short, it GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The GE66 10SGS-208FR Raider – in conclusion
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.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop 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
In summary, we advise this model for :
– office tasks