MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 144Hz 7ms Gaming Laptop Review
MSI have been known to give their users a great experience when it comes to gaming. But with its latest model MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051, it became evident that MSI wants to build the most perfect laptop which will be used for both gaming and professional use.
MSI’s new gaming laptop is incredibly thin measuring up to just 17.5mm, and is still able to perform like a super laptop with much lighter body than before and also with many features combined together in this one of a kind hybrid power packed laptop.
So, is it a gaming laptop or is it a productivity machine? It can be termed as both, giving the user a mixture of both, delivering high performance in both departments and in the process giving the users a great experience in all departments.
Along with being super sleek and thin, it is also super lightweight, weighing over just 4.1 pounds. MSI has once again teamed up with steel series giving user the trade mark MSI’s beautiful keyboard with multiple color keys.
One thing good about this is you can individually program any key with macros and change the colors of any key in particular.
This thin and stylish looking laptop sports a 15.6 inch display which comprises most part of its screen.
The dimensions of this laptop itself are considered as one of its great feature giving it an edge over other gaming laptops.
It has an amazing 82% screen to body ratio which is quite a feat in itself as it is very rare to find such a combination in a gaming laptop. With all the colors and display, it can be used for casual photo editing or perhaps even for graphics designing and video editing purpose also.
MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 Design
Coming to the design, it is quiet bold and elegant with a great finish and a golden logo on the laptop screen cover. The handsome gold color accent gives the laptop a more premium look and a rich feel.
This is one of the first gaming laptops having ultra-thin 4.9mm bezels around the display.
The MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 is powered by NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphic card with 6GB GDDR5 video memory. And Intel’s New 8th Generation Core i7-8750H 6-Core Processor gives the laptop more power. With all this, you get a clock speed of up to 4.1GHz with 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM.
The 256GB NVMe SSD storage enables fast start-up of machine as well as games and applications. If you are looking for storing lots of stuffs along with your gaming, this laptop will disappoint you because you can’t store a lot just with 256GB storage.
According to the reports published by MSI you can get up to 8 hours of non-gaming battery life.
Moving to the sound section, MSI has teamed up with Nahimic 3 and DYNAUDIO, helping it to enhance the sound section of the laptop with 2 speakers and a woofer which is very impressive taking into consideration the size of laptop which is just 0.7 inches in thickness.
These speakers and woofer gives its audience a surround sound experience not only delivering loud sound but giving a detailed sound and music to the ears of the listeners.
Gaming and graphics
The MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-051 gaming laptop is packed with next-generation VR-Ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 supporting higher frame rate. The system runs without any extra noises and at a relative cool temperature than the versions before.
The display is very uniquely designed and is anti-glare and gives you 144Hz with 7ms of reaction time.
It comes with an inbuilt Webcam with 720p HD resolution.
Placed at the top of Bezel instead of being placed below the screen as usual and can be used for video conferencing as well as some good quality front camera shots.
Ports and Wireless
- 3 x Gen2 USB3.1
- A Thunderbolt 3
- LAN E2500 Killer Gaming Network
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
How is it different from its predecessor?
- The grain like finish from the previous version of MSI has been replaced by a clean finish.
- The red stripes around the track pad are being replaced by the gold stripes.
- Subsequently less bezels in the new MSI GS65 STEALTH THIN unlike its previous laptop which had much bigger bezels.
- New button added on the keyboard panel which disables the video camera on a hardware level.
- Key gaps are much wider in the new version
- Power brick (charger) is much lighter and smaller.
Moreover the company claims it will provide 40% more performance enhancement over the previous generation.
The Engineers have also managed to fix the heating problem of the MSI laptops by a large margin and now discharges less heat than the previous versions of MSI laptop.
No issues hitting high refresh rates in most games as it has a 144 Hz refresh rate coupled with a powerful GeForce GTX 1060.
MSI has crammed up a whopping 82Whr battery into the considerably thin chassis giving the laptop the extra power.