MSI GS65 stealth is one of the company’s slimmest laptop at this time. It is also one of the first gaming systems to feature Intel’s new 8th gen, six-core Coffee Lake processor, making this model a good system for productivity.
MSI GS65 Stealth Design:
The material of the laptop is made from black, matte sandblasted aluminum alloy. MSI employs a little new touch in its logo with a printed black and gold emblem. A thin, diamond-cut golden strip lines at the top of the lid. The company also added some gold to the side vents for an elegant flash of color.
Since it’s designed for work and play, MSI equipped the Stealth with a flexible hinge that allows us to lay the display flat, just in case if we need to do a quick collaboration. Pressing Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow will flip the screen orientation 180 degrees to provide a better view for the person sitting across from us.
The interior of the laptop is stately, with more black aluminum. The power button and touchpad are lined in gold, with a glowing, gilded keyboard.
While the Strealth’s frame is definitely thin, it still has plenty of ports. On the right side
- A USB 3.1 Type-APort Thunderbolt 3
- A Mimi Display port
- Power jack
- A Pair of USB 3.1 Type-A-Ports
- Gigabit Ethernet
- A secure lock slot
- A microphone jack
- S/PDIF lack for high res. audio
The thickness is 14.1 ×9.8 ×0.7 inches,the 4.1 pound laptop is one of the slimmest gaming laptop in the market.
MSI GS65 Stealth Display:
The Stealth’s 15.6-inch display only comes in 1920 x 1080 resolution,
Now coming with keyboard keys, a laptop this slim keys are somewhere shallow but Stealth comes up with better (1.4 millimeters instead of 1.5 to 2 mm), the island-style keys have a strong, 77-gram force actuation. As a result, the keys are surprisingly springy and we can hit usually 70 words per minute with the 10fastfingers typing.
In addition to making the keyboard look purty, SteelSeries Engine 3 software allows you to create macros. And once you’re done customizing and programming, you can also set what applications will launch with your new configuration.
Gaming, Graphics and VR:
So slim and incredibly powerful. The Stealth is packing an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU with 8GB of VRAM. Sitting snugly between a regular GTX 1070 and 1080, the GPU is powerful enough to deliver good frame rates at the highest settings as well as support VR. Company focus on power efficiency and consumption is great, the system runs more quietly and at a cooler temperature than regular systems.
The Max-Q GPU never faltered, rendering the action at 54 frames per second on Ultra at 1080p.
When we ran the Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark (very high, 1080p), the Stealth delivered 44 fps, which sailed past our 30-fps playability threshold.
http://MSI GS65 STEALTH is one of the first gaming laptops to launch with Intel’s new 8th Gen Coffee Lake processor. One of the biggest improvements is that these new chips have six cores instead of four, which deliver more performance than the previous generation’s.
In Handbrake test, the Stealth took 12 minutes and 1 second to transcode a 4K video to 1080p.
The Stealth’s 512GB M.2 SSD produced a transfer rate of 193.3 megabytes per second when duplicating a 4.97GB mixed-media file.
Usually, on a gaming laptop, we have to trade power for battery life. Not so with the Stealth. Just because of power-efficient GPU, the system lasted an extraordinary 5 hours and 40 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which consists of continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, shattering the 3:49 premium gaming laptop average.
The touchpad temperature measured 82 degrees Fahrenheit, while the center reached 101, which is warmer than our 95-degree comfort threshold. And the center of the laptop’s bottom was even hotter.
MSI retooled its last-gen fans for the Stealth with thinner fan blades and added five heat pipes instead of three. That meant when the fans turned on they were relatively quiet. However, there was a noticeable, but low, whistle when the fans initially kicked in.
While testing company measured those spots again once everything cooled down, but this time, after 15 minutes of running an HD video. The touchpad and middle of the keyboard measured to be about 87 and 94 degrees Fahrenheit respectively.
Software and warranty:
MSI has a solid suite of gaming utilities to optimize our overall experience. The new Dragon Center is where we can check our notebook’s diagnostics via System Monitoring. It’s also where we can tweak power settings with System Tuner and adjust in-chat voice settings with Voice Boost. We can also access system apps including Battery Calibration and Burn Recovery. There’s even a button to free up some memory.
The laptop also features the System Control Manager (SCM), where we can toggle Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Webcam and the Display on and off as well as adjust the volume and brightness. Speaking of the display, MSI True Color lets you adjust the color temperature so you can get the best viewing experience, depending on our environment.
Price in India:
- MSI GS core i7 8th gen – (16GB/512GB SDD/ windows 10Home/6GB Graphics) GS65 8RE-084IN Gaming Laptop (5.6knch,Black, 1.8KG) price is around Rs 1,49,990/ INR.
- MSI GS65 Stealth 9S5-635IN 2019, 16 inch laptop (9th gen i7-9750H/16GB/OTB/Windows 10Home, 64BiT,8GB graphics), Black price is around Rs 2,19,990/ INR.
CPU: 3.9GHz Intel Core i7-8750H (quad-core, 9MB cache, up to 4.2GHz
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5, Max-Q)
RAM: 16GB DDR4 (8GB x 2, 2,400MHz)
Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080), anti-glare, wide view angle display (144Hz, 7ms response, 72% NTSC color gamut, 16:9)
Storage: 512GB SSD (M.2)
Ports: USB 3.1 Gen2 x 3, Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), miniDisplayPort, HDMI-out, RJ-45 Ethernet, 1/1 SPDIF (ESS Sabre HiFi)
Connectivity: Killer N1550 Combo 802.11ac Wi-Fi (2×2 MIMO); Bluetooth 5.0
Camera: 720p HD webcam
Weight: 4.14 pounds (1.88kg)
Size: inches (357.63 x 247.65 x 17.53mm; W x H x D)