MSI GF63 Thin 11UC-1276US 15.6″ Gaming Laptop (Nvidia RTX 3050, Intel i5-11400H, 16GB / 512GB) – from Walmart Black Friday Ad
The MSI GF63 Thin 11UC-1276US is the model name of the popular gaming laptop listed in the Walmart 2023 Black Friday ad under the MSI GF63 15″ Gaming Laptop, 144Hz FHD, Intel i5-11400H, NVIDIA RTX 3050, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, Win11 title.
Specifications of the MSI GF63 Thin 11UC-1276US
Here are the specs of the MSI GF63 Thin 11UC-1276US with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
The gaming-class laptop features a fast processor and a powerful video card needed for playing hardware demanding games.
The laptop offers high performance needed for heavier tasks like multimedia creation or design. On the negative side, high-performance laptops tend to consume more battery power than the standard ones. Read more about performance of this notebook in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
|Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels Full HD
Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
High refresh rate of 144 Hz
The 144Hz screen refresh rate is higher than the typical 60Hz. It enables smoother movement of objects on the screen. It’s important for gaming and watching fast-paced action and sports. The 144Hz rate also makes webpage scrolling much smoother than on the basic 60Hz displays.
|About Laptop Display||Learn about laptop PC displays here.|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i5-11400H 11th Gen
The Core i5-11400H is a high-performance processor. It's typically used in gaming laptops, since many games require a high computing power. The i5-11400H is also good for other heavy tasks like professional video and photo editing. On the negative side, it isn’t as powerful as the Core i7 H series and doesn’t provide power efficiency of the mid-tier laptop CPUs.
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.|
|Graphics (GPU)||Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 4GB
The GeForce RTX 3050 is a real dedicated gaming-class video card. It's much more powerful than the basic and common integrated graphics processors and capable of running smoothly all modern PC games. However, there are even faster GPUs in the RTX lineup - the RTX 3050 Ti, 3060, 3070 and 3080. You should consider them if you want to maximize performance for gaming on high resolutions and high detail settings.
|About Graphics Processors||Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.|
|System Memory (RAM) Size||16GB RAM
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
|About RAM||System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
|Data Storage||512GB SSD
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|DVD Optical Drive||None|
|Keyboard & Input||Backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad
The keyboard has backlit keys and a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Separate mic and headphones audio jacks
This laptop has separate headphones and microphone 3.5mm audio jacks. Laptops usually have a single combo jack for headphone output and microphone input.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
|Wireless & Networking||Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
Ethernet LAN port
The laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
|USB Ports||1 x USB-C
A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
3 x USB Type A
Three full-size USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
|Media Card Reader||None
The laptop has no SD card slots. For reading from and writing to SD and microSD memory cards, you'll have to use a separately sold memory card reader via a USB cable.
|Battery||52.5 WHr capacity|
|About Battery||This battery capacity is decent. However, gaming laptops tend to consume a lot of battery power, especially during gaming.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Windows Version||Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release||2022|
|Country / Region||United States
The device under this particular SKU name is sold on the US market. It may be also available under different SKU names in the US and other regions.
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