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MSI GV628RE 15.6" Gaming Laptop (GTX1060 6GB) $1296 @ Harvey Norman

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Hey folks found this deals seems like a good price not much more than the last GTX1050 laptop deal. Try and get a price match some where else before buying from HN! Salty much? :D I can not find the exact laptop any where else.

Specs wise this seems like a decent price i am not a huge fan of MSI but its been years since i used any of there PC parts they can't be that bad now. This is the model with the GTX1060 6gb and Intel 8th gen i5-8300H this puppy can turbo boost up to 4GHZ not bad for a laptop.

Key Features

Powered by an Intel Core i5 8300H processor and 8GB RAM, the MSI GV62-8RE-013AU 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop has impressive performance to take on various games and software.

This gaming laptop has a 128GB SSD for fast boot-ups and a 1TB hard drive to store your favourite games and multimedia content.

Built with a 15.6-inch display (1920x1080 resolution) and a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card (6GB video RAM), the GV62-8RE-013AU gaming laptop brings

sharp and detailed visuals while you play.

The MSI laptop has Windows 10 Home pre-installed to provide convenient access to Cortana, your personal digital assistant, as well as offer optimal software security via the Windows Defender platform.

Thanks to its multiple USB ports (one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A, and one USB 2.0 Type A), the GV62-8RE-013AU 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop lets you connect multiple accessories and external storage devices with ease.

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    Cant find a single review for this model… good specs for the price though….

    • +4 votes

      Search for "MSI GV62 8RE" to find them:

      https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/msi-gv62-8re

      https://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-GV62-8RE-i5-8300H-GTX-1060...

      Battery life is probably a bit short but probably expected with most laptops with a 1060.
      41 Wh capacity.

      5h 15min Idle
      3h 27min Web Surfing Test
      0h 42min Under Load

      "MSI's other laptops aside, the GV62 is a fairly competent entry-level gaming laptop. For USD $1050, it ticks a lot of boxes, especially when it comes to performance. The Core i5-8300H is a great match for the GTX 1060, a GPU not often found in laptops under $1200. Compared to other entry-level gaming notebooks priced around $1000, the GV62 offers better bang-for-the-buck performance in games and multi-threaded workloads. However, this improved performance comes at the cost of case design, screen quality, and battery life."

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        They both test the 3GB GTX1060 edition this is the GTX1060 6Gb model should be a bit faster.

      • +1 vote

        This specs and they call it entry-level? Dang lol

        • +1 vote

          Gaming laptop.

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        Cheers man. 1060 and they put a crappy screen in it! Go figure.

        Hrmn…

    • +1 vote

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIzpY4deqSk
      Review for this model by Jarrod's Tech

  • +1 vote

    Also says there is a "Bonus $230 Gaming Software Package via Redemption" - I can't actually see what this is, but better than nothing I guess!

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      It links to https://claimstarterpack.com, which lists this under terms and conditions:

      PROMOTION OVERVIEW. To add value to your purchase, Sponsor is offering you at no additional cost, the opportunity to download and use the following software titles (“Offer”) whose average retail values (“ARV”) are indicated in parentheses: complete versions of (i) Magix Movie Edit Pro 2018 (ARV $69.99 USD), (ii) Samplitude Music Studio 2017 (ARV $99.99 USD), (iii) Painter Essentials 5 (ARV $$49.99 USD), (iv) Magix Fastcut (ARV $69.99 USD), (v) Magix Youcast (ARV $29.99 USD), (vi) Paintshop Pro X9 (ARV $59.99 USD) , (vii) PC Mover – Pro (ARV $59.95 USD), (viii) Halo Wars 2 (ARV $59.99 USD), and (ix) Warhammer: Vermintide II (ARV $29.99), and (x) in-game content for World of Tanks (ARV $21.00 USD). The total ARV for the Offer is $550.87 USD.

      Hard to say if that's the actual content included with the laptop or if they are linking to the wrong site.

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        Link to the current T&Cs is here.

        No mention of those (or any) programs that I can see. Is that maybe a US version you have copied (noting USD amounts and references to 'ARV')?

        Also @garetz, T&Cs page says the Intel promo runs to 30 November 2018. It is the HN special price which expires today.

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      The Gaming Software package includes Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition and Warhammer Vermintide II, expires today.

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    Jesus thats a good deal for a gaming. I bought a Dell 1060 one couple of weeks ago for 1.12k

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      second hand, brand new or factory refurbished or what?

  • +1 vote

    Pretty good deal, thanks OP.

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    Comparison on the three models that are currently on sale from Harvey.

    https://www.harveynorman.com.au/catalog/product_compare/inde...

    The deal posted by OP seems to be the best bang for buck. 200$ cheaper than a comparable Asus laptop(https://www.harveynorman.com.au/asus-gamer-fx503vm-e4178t-15...)

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      I think brand wise the Asus is better but its got an older slower CPU and only a 3Gb GTX1060.

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    Hi op
    I'm also salty abt the last laptop offer I've missed (2 in stock) let's work together to find better lol

    • +10 votes

      I am salty about having to post a deal from Harvey Norman lol

      • +1 vote

        I'm salty about having to buy from Harvey Norman!

        I just bought one of these and pick it up from HN this afternoon. I'm dreading the 'extended warranty' hard sell already :(

        • +2 votes

          Why? As soon as the extended warranty is raised, a confident and happy "No thanks!" should end it. Look him/her in the eye, smile, and "no thanks!" For a persistent little bugger, just repeat until result.

          No stress…..

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          "sure, you can add it as a free extra"

  • +1 vote

    That tiny SSD really sours the deal, especially since the price difference between a 120 and 240 is like $30. In fact, if they included a 500GB SSD and ditched the HDD, that would have been sufficient and only added $35 or so to the price.

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      Agreed. My last MSI laptop came with a 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD combo - and that was over 4 years ago. Even then I had to switch the SSD out to one three times the size within 6 months.

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        128 GB was even considered small for an SSD 6 years ago! I remember buying my first SSD in 2012 which was a 240 GB. You'd only be able to fit 1 game on a drive that size, assuming 40-50 GB install size and 25-30% of the drive kept empty, as recommended for SSDs.

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          Using my 8TB mechanical STEB1001 Seagate hard drive in my desktop now.. it is about

          • 252gb from Ubisoft Game Launcher folder
          • 123gb from Unreal Engine Games folder
          • 136gb from Blizzard (I have all games from the launcher including Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 excluding Destiny 2 and Call of Duty Black Ops 4)
          • 919gb from SteamLibrary folder with 120 stuff installed (4 Software, 7 VR, 109 Games)

          and

          • 894gb from Nvidia Videos (this surpised me.. only a few files but they are massive.. didn't even know I had them running in the background at the time one is 776gb from Desktop another is 118gb from Natural Selection 2 - can't see the timestamps or how long it is or dimensions because I think they are so big!)

          but yeah those are my main stats so far a bunch of minor programs probably less than a few gigabytes total I am guessing elsewhere.. and then the Windows OS itself (21gb from the Windows folder on default C:\Windows)

          Using 3 partitions

          So yeah that is my pretty setup.. hoping the Micron 1100 does not die on me I kind of rushed that purchase and didn't think about max TBW which Samsung 860 EVOs and above do fine at (rated at 1200TBW iirc where as Crucial MX500 is 400TBW and Micron 1100 I think even less as an OEM drive but don't quote me on that)

          Have fun with the data and statistics! :)

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          @AlienC:

          No Origin games?

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          @MrZ: no good deals there mostly steam and otherwise.

          Also I lost my account like nothing would get it back so it was becoming a headache finding it so I just made a new one rip.

          Anyways from what I used to hear from origin it is last on my priority list for now unless something compelling makes me come over to switch.

          Rarely see origin keys I think mostly maybe only kinguin sells them? I know certain other bundle and key sites don't do origin or it is very very rare.

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    Great deal OP. That is as lot of laptop for the money. I have the MSI 8RE lepoard with the 8750h 16 gig and 256 ssd with the same graphics card. Given that most games are GPU bound it should make very little difference. I find it plays most things buttery smooth at 1080p with the eye candy.

    I paid 1800 for it on an ebay sale a 2 months ago, in my opinion yours is a much better deal.

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    how this compare to Asus ROG?

    • +1 vote

      Asus ROG is a line of products including graphics cards, keyboards, laptops etc.

      That's like asking how does this laptop compare to Dell Inspiron.

  • +1 vote

    Most important part is why they dont include 120hz/144hz screens as standard?? Probably the only reason I have mid range components like i5 8400 and rx 570, I could totally go with one of these if they improved to FHD 120/144hz for 100-200 more…

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    Damn, if only this have Thunderbolt 3…

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    No RGB?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks to its multiple USB ports (one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A, and one USB 2.0 Type A)

    I require USB Type B and Mini USB ports.

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    damn, bought the Dell inspiron 15 7000 for $999. Should have waited a bit.

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      Yeah me too! Not sure if I regret getting the 7000 though. Is this MSI $300 better?

      • +2 votes

        On paper it sounds and looks better, not sure about performance benchmarks though.

        You have a 1 TB SATA HDD
        8th Gen Processor
        Better Graphics card (GTX 1060)
        USB C Port (although not Thunderbolt 3)
        24 months warranty instead of 12 months with Dell.

        I think all that is worth $300 more.

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          Not that much better maybe $150-200 at most in my books for the specs and overall performance upgrade.. then it comes down to aesthetics and design which I know nothing about but the warranty increase could be a deal breaker if you get a dud so $100 for peace of mind..done might find value in that I personally don't care about warranty for most devices.. but am only 2-3 months into my new pc so we shall see.. If something breaks down I blame myself for poor decision and rewatch researching unless there is enough evidence to prove otherwise that it is a widespread problem.

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          @AlienC: Hmm i havent checked prices between the Processors/GPUs but now that you say it, makes me feel good about buying the Dell. :)

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          @parallelparadox: Yeah the CPU difference in the cheapest "gaming laptop" and the mid range gaming laptops are not that much.. even the difference between a 1050ti and 1060 is not much.. usually within a few hundred dollars worth max in benefit.. if you are going for crazy performance well you need the money anyhow as the premium is quite a lot but ballers will pay for it easily because there are no other options heh..

          budget gaming laptops have come a long way since a few years ago.. same price could barely run call of duty or team fortress 2 or dota.. nowadays they can play AAA at 1080p low to medium settings and not skip a beat.. the future is now hand waving motion

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    At first I thought this only had 6GB of ram, but then realised that was the graphics card lol.
    For the amount that you can use this for coupling that processor + graphics but only 8gb of ram, I'd really hope it's upgradable.

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    Pretty decent core specs: the 8th gen i5 is a huge jump from 7th gen (even beats out the i7 7700HQ!), 1060 6GB will run most modern games at 1080p 60fps at medium to high settings (depending on the title of course), and 8GB of ram will suffice for most gamers. The screen is apparently a let down, which is not surprising considering the price they're trying to push. 128GB SSD is on the small side, so it might be worth upgrading that with those recent samsung m.2 deals

  • +1 vote

    If only it didn't have that "gamer" red shield logo…

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    Is this a bit overkill for someone that will just use if for more of a graphic design purpose? I mainly run Photoshop, illustrator and have multiple apps open. Need an upgrade that handles that but also no point buying to a spec thats not needed.

    • +1 vote

      Yea I'd say

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      If they decide to do any sort of video editing they will need a hell of a lot more horsepower both gpu/pu and hdd/ssd wise.

      Also more ram would help but yeah static image graphic design should do nicely very easily.

      Would be a half decent steam gaming machine also.

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        Thanks for that, i do the odd video and my current I3 Lenovo Flex 4 doesnt like it to much. Plus the Flex is only a 14" screen.

        Just wasnt sure if the Video card (and possibly other features) are overkill for it. Mind you i mainly use the laptop for web/business emails but i do need it to cope with Dreamweaver/illustrator/photoshop a bit too

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    Price gone up to 1756 should've pulled trigger oops

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      Was going to pull trigger as well but then all the reviews bagged the screen and battery life even outside of gaming to be max of 1 hour playing Youtube. then held off.

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    Is the screen tn or ips? The two reviews by notebookcheck and laptopmage say ips but the review by jarrodtech says tn.

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    Got one last night, got the whole "we recommend buying the extended warranty" I'm like Naah… "It's only $379 for 2 extra years"… Naaah… "How about $150 for 1 year and we'll bundle it with a few MSI things like a bag, mouse and headset" Naaah…
    Seems like they're desperate to push their extended warranty. I reckon it was a pretty good deal for what it was though.