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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of MSI GS65 Stealth Thin. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the energy efficiency and screen. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price and sound. Reviews about the keyboard and durability are different.

portability, design, performance, screen, energy

sound, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

MSI GS65 Stealth review

 

The ultimate crowd pleaser gaming laptop

Attractive, subtle design ; Gorgeous, fast display ; Excellent performance ; Effective thermal management

Underside gets burning hot ; Forthcoming biometric login ; Poor native audio

For the price, the MSI GS65 Stealth is one of the best gaming laptops you can buy today. This is officially the most impressive Nvidia Max-Q gaming laptop that we’ve tested to date, outclassing most rivals by trouncing them in design and style.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin review: A milestone for laptop gaming

 

MSI's GS65 Stealth Thin is one of the most impressive gaming laptops today, mostly because it fits in an NVIDIA GTX1070 Max-Q GPU in a 4.1-pound frame. It's almost as portable as an Ultrabook, but it has enough power to contend with gaming desktops.

The lightest gaming laptop we’ve seen ; Solid performance with NVIDIA’s GTX 1070 ; Max-Q Great battery life ; 144Hz display is smooth and colorful ; Gorgeous case design

Trackpad is stiff and hard to use ; Display is limited to 1080p

Trade disputes be damned.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

MSI GS65 Steal Thin is all business in the back and a party up front

 

A good choice for work and play without looking too flashy -- or too boring.

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF has a slim, attractive design with a thin-bezel display that doesn't scream "I game!" and doesn't weigh a ton. It doesn't sacrifice any connections and delivers solid performance, a better-than-average display and decent...

The keyboard keycaps are a bit slippery, and it can get pretty hot when running at maximum power or get loud when unleashing the fans to compensate.

A great laptop for the gamer who's all business during the day and all RPG at night, the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF balances both sides of you with aplomb.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (theverge.com)

This MSI laptop is great for gaming and work

 

It ticks all the boxes… almost

Gorgeous screen ; High-end gaming performance ; Shallow yet solid keyboard ; Thin and light

Flexes in certain parts ; Subpar speakers ; No Windows Hello

While I do wish the GS65 had better build quality and better speakers, it has a lot of other new thin-and-light gaming laptops beat for both gaming and productivity needs. Simply put, it is one of the best gaming laptops you can buy right now.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE review: Stylish enough for work and powerful enough for play

 

The GS65 Stealth Thin features a 6-core Core i7, VR-ready graphics yet still weights just 4 lbs.

Six cores of speed in a surprisingly light laptop ; Webcam stays on top despite a thin bezel ; It's only four pounds

Difficult to access M.2 slots ; Chassis flexes very easily

Just a few years ago, if you said you wanted 1080p Very High or Ultra gaming performance in a laptop, you’d be lifting eight pounds of laptop. If you wanted a six-core CPU too, that’d be 12 pounds of laptop with a desktop chip inside. And decent...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

 

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is a slim Max-Q gaming laptop with fast performance, slick looks, and a long battery life. Only the less-than-stellar build quality keeps it from earning our top recommendation.

Thin, light, and attractive design. Fast new Intel Core i7 "Coffee Lake" processor. Very strong HD gaming performance. Long battery life. Lots of game-centric software features.

Construction doesn't feel especially premium. So-so keyboard. A little short on storage.

Bottom Line: The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is a slim Max-Q gaming laptop with fast performance, slick looks, and a long battery life. Only the less-than-stellar build quality keeps it from earning our top recommendation.

May, 2018

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Review

 

Say hello to my skinny friend. At a mere 4.1 pounds and 0.7 inches thick (reviewed at $1,999, or $1,799 starting), MSI's GS65 Stealth Thin is one of the company's slimmest gaming laptops to date. It's also one of the first gaming systems to feature...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

MSI GS65 8RF Stealth Thin (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, Full HD) Laptop Review

 

All-out attack. With the GS65, MSI has released an uncompromising opponent to the Gigabyte Aero 15X. The GS65 is a 15-inch gaming notebook that impresses us with its combination of outstanding hardware housed in an ultra-thin and lightweight case, just...

color-accurate 144 Hz display ; good viewing angles ; thin screen bezels ; dedicated and integrated graphics-switching ; RGB lighting ; lightweight ; practical manufacturer software ; small power supply ; stylish design ; high performance ; Thunderbolt...

workmanship and stability could be better ; the case makes creaking and cracking sounds in places ; CPU Turbo Boost performance could be better ; power-saving options are still faulty ; limited maintainability ; no card reader

The GS65 cannot quite match the overall package that the Gigabyte Aero 15X offers, despite MSI’s best efforts.While the GS65 looks stylish with its aluminum chassis, the Aero 15X is sturdier and is better built. Specifically, there are audible creaks...

May, 2018

Expert review by (mobiletechreview.com)

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

 

This is a very light and thin gaming laptop minus the gamer looks. It has a classy metal chassis and weighs just 4.1 pounds. The GS65 starts at $1,799 with an NVIDIA GTX 1060 and the GTX 1070 Max-Q model (used in this review) starts around $2,000. All...

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MSI Stealth Thin GS65 15.6" Intel® Core™ i7 GTX 1070 Gaming Laptop - 256 GB SSD

 

- Amazing performance/Raw gaming power - Superfast and responsive - Beautifully designed - Amazing thin bezel for a massive screen/display, especially at full HD/4K

- Gets a bit hot

Sep, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:4

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):82
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

CUDA:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel UHD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

On/off button:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
On/off button:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:180

Processor

Bus type:DMI
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM370 / Intel® HM370
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.1 / 4.10
Processor cache:9
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.20
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12
Stepping:U0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134906
Processor code:SR3YY
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:1024 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:247.7
Height :17.7
Weight:1.8
Width:357.7