Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) – 6144 MB, Core: 1404 MHz, Memory: 8008 MHz, GDDR5, 368.79, Optimus
Memory: 16GB, 2400 MHz, dual-channel, 2x SODIMM
Display: 17.3 inch 16:9, 1920×1080 pixel, Name: LG LGD0469
Mainboard: Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage: SanDisk 128GB SSD, Secondary: 1 TB HGST 5400RPM
Soundcard: Realtek ALC899
Connections: 1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x Mic-in, 1x Headphone-out (HiFi/SPDIF), Card Reader: SD reader
Networking: Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Battery: 65Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
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First of all, we will remove the back cover and bottom case to access the internal components.
Remove all screws securing the service cover and remove it.
Remove all screws securing the bottom case. And then insert a guitar pick between the bottom case and the chassis. Slide the pick to release all clips. Finally, remove the bottom case.
With the bottom case removed, you will be able to access the internal components.
Disconnect the white and yellow cables from the motherboard.
Lift up and remove the hard drive module from the laptop.
The MSI GS73VR comes with an HGST 1TB 5400RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s hard drive.
HGST 1TB 5400RPM 32MB cache, model: HTS541010A7E630, dimension: 100*70*7mm
Next to the hard drive, there are two speakers.
MSI GS73VR’s cooling fan also have a lot of changes, the fan blades increase significantly, and can accelerate the discharge of heat, and it uses a dual outlet cooling mode
The left fan uses a dual-fan cooling mode, and it can take away the heat quickly, is also using a dual-outlet design, this design can get better heat dissipation
The battery is not removable, using a push-wire design. This design already used in the previous GS series laptop.
Killer 1535 wireless card, Hon Hai P/N: T77H643.01
The lower left corner is a subwoofer and a woofer. This is the first time using a subwoofer on the MSI GS series laptops.
The motherboard was removed.
As can be seen from the front of the motherboard, the heat sink has five copper pipes.
The MSI GS73VR has two RAM slots and comes with two Kingston 8GB DDR4 RAM.
There is a layer of heat grease covering the SSD.
Two Kingston 8GB DDR4 RAM
Close up of heat sink module