MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050 Gaming Laptop Review

If you are aiming for an exemplary gaming experience, you have reached your destination, which is the MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050 gaming laptop. It has an incredible speed. Its audio and video along with customized software culminate in a breathtaking gaming session. It has an aesthetic appeal due to the stylish tiny chassis.

MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050 Gaming Laptop Review

Introduction: MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050

The MSI brand is coming up with the GS65 Stealth THIN-050 item model number. It is priced at USD 2099. Its shipping weight is 6.85 pounds. Broadly, it is a first-rate and slender bezel gaming laptop. The color of this laptop is matte black with a gold diamond cut. The Windows 10 Professional operating system is installed.

Processor and Graphics

Graphics MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050 Gaming LaptopMSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050 has a 3.9 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor. The speed of operation varies from 2.2 to 4.1 GHz. In the market, this is the latest eighth generation 6-core processor. It boasts of a 40 percent enhancement in performance as compared to its predecessors. It is manufactured with the most sophisticated MSI Cooler Boost Trinity technology. For graphics, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 co-processor is included.  An HM370 chipset is used in the design. The card is of dedicated type.

Dimensions, Weight, and Keyboard

The item dimensions are 14.08 × 9.75 × 0.69 inches, while the product dimensions are slightly larger at 14.1 × 9.8 × 0.7 inches. The item weight is 4.14 pounds.

Keyboard MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050

The keyboard has 84 keys, which includes an anti-ghost key. The type of the keyboard is Steel series per-key RGB. The illumination of the keyboard can be finely controlled. Users can leverage the SteelSeries Engine 3 application to program each key. They can also utilize the keyboard to view the real-time game stats.

Screen Dimensions

The screen size is 15.6 inches. The screen provides a wide view angle and has anti-glare properties. The maximum screen resolution that can be set is 1920 × 1080 pixels 16:9. Because this laptop has an 82 percent screen-to-body ratio, the viewing space is optimized.

Display MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050

The result is that a 15.6 inches display is made possible in a laptop that has a size of approx. 14 inches. The designers of the screen have adroitly calibrated a 94 percent NTSC color range. In a second, 144 frames are displayed in succession.

Memory size

The RAM is DDR4 2400 MHz of 16 GB, which is in an 8 GB × 2 format. The hard disk drive is of 512 GB NVMe SSD, which is of flash memory solid state. The graphics card RAM size is 6 GB. This device lacks an optical drive.

Dragon Center 2.0

This machine has the Dragon Center 2.0, which has several customizable profiles. To elevate the priority of the game performance, it clears up the system memory. The machine can be optimized to a level not reached in the earlier machines. It also has a LED wizard. Using this wizard, it is possible to easily alter the lighting of the keyboard and do efficient setting configuration of the scenarios. Users can utilize the Dragon Dashboard app to adjust the LED wizard.

MSI Dragon Center 2 MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050

The system monitor has a novel design of the user interface, and the design language is seamless. Users need to use only one click of the system tuner so that the system performance gets overclocked. For different scenarios, users can create multiple profiles with detailed customization. If a new application is launched, the laptop generates an auto switch profile. Users can rely on the mobile center to view the system parameters on their mobiles.

When there are a number of system profiles, they can switch or launch among these profiles within no time. They can also change the lighting of the LEDs in a remote manner. Dragon Center 2.0 also provides tool and help. Users can access these to understand all the supports, product data, and useful system backup tools, and also, they can browse the MSI website. The Voiceboost provides the facilities to change the ratio of the game audio and the VOIP chat volume.

Battery, Fans, and Web Camera

MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050 is powered by one Lithium-ion Polymer battery pack, which is included in the price. The pack consists of four cells of 82 Whr. It keeps the device running for approx. eight hours under the following conditions of testing: a 720p video playback in a green mode. The device comes in with a 180 W Slim adapter.

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The fan of this laptop is termed as the Whirlwind blade. It is made up of up to 47 blades, and the gross thickness of the fan is 0.2 mm.  These blades can improve the air pressure and airflow by more than 45 percent at the same rotations per minute. The performance of the laptop is further enhanced by the presence of triple enhanced fans and four heat pipes.

A 720p HD Webcam is installed. The placement of this web camera is such that a very apt angle is achieved while taking a shot.

Ports and Network

This machine has three USB 3.1 Gen2 ports. These are the Thunderbolt 3×1 Type-C port; HDMI (supports 4K@60Hz), Mdp 1.2, Thunderbolt 3 Video port; and 1/1 SPDIF (ESS Sabre HiFi) Audio port.

The Local Area Network used is Killer Gaming Network E2500. The Wide Local Area Network is Intel 9560 Jefferson Peak (2×2 802.11 ac). The Internet connectivity may be wired or wireless. (802.11 ac). The BT5 Bluetooth is used. The machine lacks a Card Reader.

Specs of MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050
Processor Intel Core i7-8750H 6-core (up to 4.1 GHz)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RAM 16GB DDR4
Storage 512GB NVMe SSD
Display 144Hz refresh rate 15.6″ Full-HD

Audio and Warranty

Nahimic3 audio is used. This is an immersive 7.1 virtual surround sound. The user interface of Nahimic3 is extremely simple and intuitive. Users can be benefited by a definite control over conference calls, movies, and music. They can enjoy improved customization over games and music. This microphone is capable of preventing any noise and ensuring absolute clarity in conversion. A sound tracker has been built in the audio, which can identify the target of the sound.  Users can listen to the Dynaudio speakers 2W×2. The high-resolution audio provides a sampling rate of 24-bit/192 kHz. As compared with CDs, this sampling rate is superior by 6.5 times.

The manufacturer offers a 1-year limited warranty inclusive of a global warranty of one year. If registration is completed within 30 days of the purchase, an accidental warranty has been provided for one year. Check out more details on MSI official website.