The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is the more recent version of its all-rounder line which strives to be portable, highly effective, business office friendly and excellent for gaming – all in one. These notebook computers are usually the most attractive but often have faults. So, precisely how successful is this one?
Our initial thoughts are really good. The lid seems excellent with its matte black and refined, gold-outlined edge. The low-rent MSI logo is removed and so has the red-colored MSI dragon: both substituted by an elegant, gold, dragon print. It will not be for everybody, but it is more subtle and stylish than their predecessors. The lid feels solid and does not flex a lot while the hinge is solid and doesn’t move. Basically a quite slim bezel surrounds the display screen and yet the HD webcam and mic array are still mounted over it.
Even so, the primary body is a touch noisy – it seems like a lightweight exoskeleton has been covered over a inflexible chassis. It is additionally littered along with air vents at the top, bottom, sides and backside which may possibly detract from its appearance in several sectors. You will be diverted from it all by the brand-new Steelseries RGB keyboard. This doesn’t just look good but the keys are all full-sized and really relaxing to type on. The gold-rimmed trackpad is comfortable and precise.
In spite of just being 18mm thin, its interiors are stacked. Intel’s latest 2.2GHz Hexa-core Core i7-8750H CPU is flanked by 16GB RAM plus a 512GB NVMe drive. These propelled it to a rating of 4,804 in PCMark. That is outstanding in its own right, but this was enhanced to 5,165 when the built-in, Turbo-mode overclocking was switched on.
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Throughout 3DMark’s FireStrike Extreme, MSI GS65 Stealth have scored 6,343. This is a really great result for a notebook computer this size and there will not be a game it can’t play really well on the Full HD screen. The only problem we had with the GRAPHICS is that, when totally overclocked, it refused to run a few punishing applications such as 3DMark and cryptomining. It is hardly a deal breaker: while cryptomining, regardless of getting warm, it ran consistently-fast and the fan in no way ramped up to its optimum, noisy whine (there is just an clear whoosh). We’ve seen a lot of thin, overpowered laptop computers slow right down if they can not deal with the temperature caused by their own power. This strikes a really good stability.
Connectivity is amazing thanks to a USB-C 3.1 (Generation.2) Thunderbolt port joining three USB-A 3.1 (Gen.1) slots, two 3.5mm jacks, Gigabit Ethernet plus HDMI and mini DisplayPort. We all not usually talk about bundled software but MSI’s Dragon Center offers remarkable access to many monitoring, performance-enhancing and function controls.
It ran PCMark’s battery analyze for about three hours 21 minutes (although at 77 per cent of the plugged-in rating) but ran our test video for more than six hours! Mixed with its 1.88KG weight, it is a very-portable powerhouse.
Specs MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF:
2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H CPU • 16GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM • Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU • 512GB M.2 SSD • 15.6in 1,920 x 1,080 144Hz display • HD webcam • Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1(Gen2) Type-C • 3 x USB 3.1 (Gen.1) • HDMI 2 • DP 1.4 • Gigabit Ethernet • 2x 3.5mm audio jack • 1.9KG • 1yr RTB warranty