MSI GL73 8RD 17.3" 8GB 1TB Core i7 Laptop

CCL Code: NOT05019
Manufacturer Code: 9S7-17C612-043
Manufacturer: MSI
MSI GL73 8RD 17.3" 8GB 1TB Core i7 Laptop

Key Features:

  • Intel Core i7 8750H Processor
  • Enormous 8GB Memory
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Graphics
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Massive 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD
  • Windows 10 Home


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Take a huge leap in performance with the 1st-ever Hexa Core notebook processors! Experience boosted gameplay and faster rendering by up to 40% with the extra cores. The more the merrier!


The new design grants the GL Series a clean and sleek finish, while retaining the red lining representing the gaming performance.


Gamers can feel every engine sound roaring past with the upgraded giant speakers. Exclusive audio module design and independent sound chamber for top-notch auditory sensation.



With the innovative Cooler Boost cooling solution and MSI's special gaming features catered for gamers, the NVIDIA's latest GEFORCE® GTX 1050 Ti GPU shall be able to release its full performance completely on MSI gaming laptops.


Expand the vision for extreme gaming experience. MSI innovative Matrix Display supports up to 2 external displays simultaneously through 1x HDMI port* and 1x Mini DisplayPort 1.2. Multi-task is made possible even during competitive gameplays. Connect the laptop to HDTV display, Matrix Display supports 4K output with a resolution up to 3840 x 2160. MSI Matrix Display technology creates an ideal environment for extreme gaming experience and pleasant multimedia entertainment.

*GT / GE / GP / GL / GF / GV series (with GTX 1060 or above): HDMI 4K@60Hz
*GP / GL / GF / GV Series (with GTX 1050 Ti or below): HDMI 4K@30Hz



Get the best possible performance out of your notebook with support of the advanced DDR4-2400 memory, achieving over 32GB/s in reading speed and 36GB/s in writing. With over 40% faster performance than previous generations DDR3-1600, DDR4-2400 is the new laptop standard to take your extreme gaming experience to the next level.


The exclusive MSI “SHIFT” technology pushes system to the extreme while minimizing noise and temperature. Switch between different profiles either push your system to the extreme or in the pursuit of longer battery life. Easily activate it by pressing the FN + F7 hotkey combo, or via the Dragon Center.


The latest MSI Cooler Boost 5 excels as a dual thermal modules, adopting dual Whirlwind Blade fans with 7 heat pipes and well-endowed 4 airflows in the revolutionary cooling design. It ends up intensively and efficiently driving exhaust heat out of the system, raising the cooling technology to the highest level of its kind. Especially designed for generating greater performance and lower temperature.



Get ready to be amazed by the all new Nahimic 3 and live the gaming immersion like never before! With simple and intuitive new UI, the Nahimic 3 not only further enhances in game 3D surround sound, but also offers even more finite control over your music, movies, and conference calls.


The MSI Audio Boost design enhances sound detail by 30%. The golden audio jack helps with stable sound transmission (reduced obstruction) and works in conjunction with the optimized headsets AMP (Audio Power Amplifier) design. Low noise and low distortion characteristics, benefitting headphones to reproduce each sound with greater detail.



Every detail is especially calculated and designed for professional gamers, and now it's yours. This keyboard is with pure color backlighting, ergonomically designed with 1.9mm key travel for better responsive and tactile feedback, optimum WASD zone and support of anti-ghosting for up to 45 keys. Mechanical-level Shielding solution makes the gaming notebook keyboard the most solid ever.


The redesigned Dragon Center 2.0 takes optimization to a whole new level. Now it not only monitors but also optimizes system performance through various customizable profiles, and freeing up system memories to prioritize in-game performance.


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Main Features

  • Latest 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Latest GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR5
  • 17.3" Full HD (1920x1080)
  • Gaming keyboard by SteelSeries with red color backlighting
  • Exclusive Cooler Boost 5 Technology
  • 5X bigger Upgraded Giant Speakers for captivating realism
  • Exclusive SHIFT technology boosts performance under controlled noise & temperature
  • Dragon Center 2.0
  • Nahimic 3 Audio Technology delivering 360° immersive audio experience
  • Matrix Display supporting 4K output up to 2 external monitors
  • WTFast free premium license for 2-month


CPU Type Intel Core i7
CPU Manufacturer Intel
CPU Family Intel® Core™ i7
Processor Number 8750H
CPU Speed 2.3 GHz
Turbo/Boost Speed 4.1 GHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel®
Chipset Model HM370


Memory Size 8192 MB
Maximum RAM 32 GB
Designation PC4-19200
Memory Bus Speed 2400 MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Slot 2 x SO-DIMM


HDD Type Both
Total Hard Disk Size 1000 GB
Number of Hard Disks 1
Hard Disk Size 2.5 "
Hard Disk Interface SATA III
Solid State Storage Type M.2
Solid State Capacity 128 GB


Touchscreen No
Screen Size 17.3 in
Screen Type Anti-Glare
Screen Res. Type Full HD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type Group None
Blu-Ray Reader No
Blu-Ray Writer No
Optical Drive Type None

Graphics Device

Graphics Chipset GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Graphics Device GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti
Graphics Device Memory 4 GB
Graphics Device Memory Type GDDR5


Number of Speakers 2
Speaker Power Rating 3 W
Integrated Microphone Yes


HDMI Output Yes
USB Support USB3.0
USB 2.0/ USB3.0 No
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
3 x USB 3.0 Type-A
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI
DisplayPort 1 x Mini DisplayPort
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Headphone Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack (S/PDIF)

Media Adaptor

Removable Flash Memory Media Supported
Number of Card Slots 1
Secure Digital SD / HC / XC

Network (Wired)

Network Card Gigabit
Network Card Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Network Card Speeds 10/100/1000 Mbps

Wireless Communications

WiFi Type 802.11ac
3G/4G Enabled No
Wireless System 802.11
RF Network Standard ac
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth 5.0


Webcam Yes


Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit
Plug and Play Yes


Battery Life 6 hours
Battery Included
Primary Battery Cells 6 cells
Battery Capacity 41 Whr
Power Supply Included


Form Factor Laptop
Case Colour Black
Weight 2.7 kg


Warranty 2 Years

Key Features

Display Model in Showroom No
Speakers Stereo Speakers
Gaming Laptop Yes

Item Details

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code 9S7-17C612-043
EAN 4719072568467
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 2 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code 9S7-17C612-043

Do you have you a question about the MSI GL73 8RD-043UK (17.3 inch) Full HD Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7-8750H, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, Wi-Fi AC, BT5, Windows 10 Home, 2 Year Warranty?

Q: I want to increase the size of the SSD from 128GB to 500GB. Can you tell me what hardware I'll need to clone the 128GB to the 500GB? I presume I'll need some sort of USB converter bridge. And if so do you stock them. Finally could you tell me what RAM module I would need to upgrade the memory to 16GB? Thank you
Answer by Matthew on 7th October 2019
We don't have this information from MSI (the SSD could be 2.5" or M.2, and the currently installed RAM may use up all the slots or just one). We would recommend contacting MSI support directly to get this information for this particular model.
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Q: Is the RAM expandable? Is the storage expandable? How many individual USB ports? Thanks Bill Donnelly
Answer by Website User on 21st August 2019
Yes, the RAM and storage is expandable It has 1x USB type C ports and 3x USB 3.0 ports.
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4 / 5 5 reviews


4 months ago

Its the very Machine I wanted, had to save to get it and I'm pleased as punch that I got one before they had all gone. Happy as Larry!


7 months ago

A very good laptop and a very good price and a very happy customer thanks


9 months ago

I recomend this product. La entrega cumpli perfectamente con el plazo establecido y el ordenador ... Es una pasada.

David Wise

9 months ago

Needed to replace my 8 year old 17.3 ACER Aspire 7750G which was a great laptop which has worked very well without problems since I bought it, but its intel 2nd generation core i5 chip is starting to struggle in terms of speed/overheating and the AMD GPU is now too underpowered for current video processing (4K UHD, Blu-Ray, screen casting etc, etc) but overall it has taken upgrades rather well over the years. I required a cost effective (i.e. reasonably priced in my opinion ;) ) 17.3 screen laptop/desktop replacement with an up to date multicore processor, sufficient RAM, fast large capacity storage and a reasonable GPU for video intensive activities and occasional contemporary gaming. Having done extensive research I found this MSI GL73 8RD 17.3 Laptop at a price that suited my budget from CCL Computers Ltd Bradford UK. Build quality is basic but sufficiently sturdy, intel 8th generation hex(6) core 12 thread, i7 Coffee Lake processor, Intel HM370 chipset, 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz fast RAM, Kingston 128GB m.2 PCIe gen3x4/SATA ssd boot drive and a Western Digital 1TB 5400rpm with 128MB cache, mechanical hdd for storage. Intel UHD Graphics 630 (integrated on chip) for less graphics intensive video processing and an nVidia GeForce GTX 1050i with dedicated 4GB GDDR5 video memory, for heavier graphics processing and a reasonable degree of gaming capability. Pretty good (for a laptop) speaker system stated as 3W per channel stereo with Nahimic3 audio processing which is very nice, Bluetooth 5, Intel wireless AC 9462, Qualcomm Atheros PCIe Gigabit Ethernet. Trusted Platform Module 2.0 Security device. All in all a nice selection of components, obviously not blistering cutting edge but for under 865 not to be sniffed at, particularly when you include the free MSI Loot Box which contains an MSI wired Gaming mouse, MSI fabric Dragon Mouse Pad and cute quite large plush Dragon Doll Charm/keyring. Whats it like in use? 17.3 screen is bright and clear, 60Hz refresh rate, even the tiniest text is clear and legible, good colour gamut, nice video resolution with whichever GPU is active, reasonable frame rates for gaming with medium settings, which are good enough for me however I am not a dedicated gamer. Boot speed not mind blowingly fast but satisfactory for me as I do have a number of installed startup programs. Sound is some of the best Ive heard from a laptop as clear and detailed as from my Apple MacBook Pro retina, but has a much higher maximum volume and the Nahimic3 audio processing allows for a range of audio soundscapes depending on what you wish to do or hear, I do like this audio program. Steelseries gaming keyboard which has a very nice feel with a cushioned quiet action which is reminiscent of when Apple used to install good keyboards in their products rather than the crap ones they fit now. Windows 10 home v.1803 is the installed OS, updating to Windows10 v.1809 created no problems. In all other aspects this laptop performs as I would expect. In summary: Pros: Hex core Intel i7 processor, fast RAM, ssd boot drive, 1TB hdd storage drive, nVidia GeForce GTX 1059Ti with dedicated 4GB GDDR5 memory, acceptable screen and video processing, good sound experience, nice keyboard and touchpad, solid construction. Very reasonably priced for whats included, good deal from CCL Computers of Bradford! Cons: 8GB RAM is a little on the mean side, so first upgrade is another 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz SODIMM. Due to relatively small capacity ssd, default storage spaces need to be set in Windows10 to the 1TB WD hdd DATA drive. However this is not unusual for laptops/desktops with this storage solution in fact its usual, so second upgrade is larger ssd but check carefully ssd compatibility, not all ssds are born equal!. To upgrade RAM etc the complete base of the laptop has to be removed, rather than simply removing an access panel as in other makes of laptop. One of the base fixing screws has a spurious FACTORY SEAL sticky paper label over it, in one way its good because when you receive the laptop you know its not been tampered with, but if you have carried out basic upgrades as I have (SODIMM RAM and ssd) how will this affect your statutory rights? It shouldnt really in the UK, but it may, some resellers and the manufacturer could try to use this to their advantage, but who knows, no doubt we will find out. Satin finish of laptop is a massive greasy finger mark magnet. Overall would I recommend the MSI GL73 8RD? Yes I would within reason, if youre have a set budget, are not a massively dedicated gamer and feel confident about making a couple of not too onerous upgrades when you feel the need. The basic setup works fine for most activities and does not need upgrades unless you have specific program/app requirements.


11 months ago

Let customers use your toilets while at CCL.