The MSI GF63 THIN 9RCX-818 is most definitely not the best laptop with i7 processor and the best laptop out there, quite the contrary, in fact. But a few good aspects and the low price tag might make it worth it for a few select groups of users, especially parents who just want to buy their kids an entry-level machine to play games on.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - MSI GF63 THIN 9RCX-818 15.6\r\nMany big issues aside, the MSI GF63 THIN 9RCX-818 does have a few good aspects about it. It comes with a capable processor and features good upgradability options if you need to upgrade in the future. And audio-wise, the built-in AMP is pretty good.\r\n\r\nPower & Performance\r\nAs we mentioned before, the Intel Core i7-9750H six-core processor is very much capable of handling demanding workloads. But, if you are buying this laptop to play games on it (which most people would be as it is marketed as mainly a gaming laptop), prepare to be disappointed. The GTX 1050 Ti inside is almost a three generations-old GPU, a lower-end one at that. You might get around 60FPS on older AAA games by turning down the settings (a lot), but you can forget about playing modern games at the same frame rate at 1080p, especially something like Cyberpunk 2077.\r\nBattery\r\nThe battery life here is just terrible, to say the least. MSI touts \u201c7+ hrs\u201d of battery life on this thing on their marketing materials. But that statement couldn\u2019t be less true. With normal use, you\u2019d be lucky to get something around 2-3 hours out of it. And you can pretty much forget about gaming on the go as the laptop probably won\u2019t even last 40-45 minutes after a full charge. You\u2019ll always have to plug it in while gaming.\r\nPorts & Expandability\r\nPorts selection isn\u2019t very expansive either. In total, you get about three USB type-A 3.0 ports and one type-C port. The laptop is very big, so there are more than enough places to add more USB ports or something like an SD card slot in, but MSI, for whatever reason, decided against it. You do get an ethernet port, and having the headphone and mic jack separated is a nice touch. And don\u2019t worry, you do get an HDMI 2.0 port in the back. If not having an SD card slot is a dealbreaker for you, you\u2019re gonna have to settle for the HP Spectre x360 13t instead.\r\nThe RAM size of just 8GB is going to be a problem in the future. But fortunately, you can upgrade it easily up to 64GB.\r\nBuild Quality\r\nThe metal chassis feels very premium in hand, but everything else kinda falls apart from there. The trackpad is subpar at best, and the tenkeyless keyboard is pretty bad too. The sharp edges of this laptop really don\u2019t help to provide a good typing experience. And as much as MSI would like to advertise \u201cThin Bezel Design,\u201d the chin and the forehead are very large and just ugly. Overall, it\u2019s just a dated design that doesn\u2019t hold up at all compared to other modern laptops. Even their own MSI P65 Creator comes with narrower bezels than the GF63 THIN 9RCX-818.\r\nValue\r\nWell, this a section where this MSI laptop gets to breathe a little bit. The price over the last few months has dropped quite a lot. So it\u2019s not really a bad value for money product anymore. Then again, if you spend just about $100 more, you can get the 1660 Ti variant of it, which is gonna be leagues better in terms of gaming performance.\r\nMSI GF63 THIN 9RCX-818 15.6 Wrap Up\r\nOverall the MSI GF63 THIN 9RCX-818 15.6 inch gaming laptop is decent for its price. But, if you are not going to game on your laptop, the Microsoft Surface Book 3 is a much better option in our opinion.