The MSI GS65 Stealth is a blend of fun and work encompassed in a portable attractive package that is ideal for gamers, movie lovers and people who are looking for an all-round laptop. What’s to love about this machine?
- For one, it comes with graphics that are out of this world, allowing you to be part of the action when playing games.
- The screen bezel is so small that you even forget that it is there, therefore leaving a whole fifteen inches of amazing visuals at your disposal.
- The processing speeds are amazing and so is the refresh rate, you will never have to waste a moment waiting for the next screen to load.
- The audio quality is superb and you will love how audible the sound tracks are with this laptop.
When it comes to a laptop with the ability to deliver jaw-dropping graphics and reliable performance in a sleek design, the MSI GS65 Stealth is the go-to machine.
Keep reading to get the full comprehensive review.
The MSI GS65 Stealth Review
What first grabbed my attention upon seeing this laptop was how slim it was, and I began to understand why so many had dubbed it ‘their skinny ally.’ It is only 0.7 inches thick and weighs only 4.1 pounds, resulting in a very portable machine.
This gaming system has managed to make a name for itself thanks to its sleek design as well as the integration of the Intel 8th generation, 6-core processor. This processor boasts of twenty percent more processing speeds when compared to its predecessor, thus offering a boost in productivity levels.
With all these improvements, MSI managed to ensure that the gaming power remained reliable by equipping the laptop with a Nvidia GeForce 1070 Max-Q GPU. Through this addition, you are set to enjoy higher frame rates and uninterrupted reality experiences when compared to the previous versions.
For gamers who also love to work on their laptops, consider this laptop to be the bridge between these fields as the machine can handle both tasks efficiently.
The chassis comes in a beautiful black hue decorated with gold accents to the sides to give it a touch of elegance. The red and white logo commonly found on MSI laptops got replaced with a black and gold one which completely blends in with the black matte color of the chassis.
You can lay the laptop flat at 180 degrees when need be by holding down the Control, Alt and Down Arrow keys. The flexible hinge will give way allowing you to better collaborate with someone across from you, making this laptop a perfect choice for both work and play.
The interior of the laptop is not a let-down as the manufacturer took a lot of time and effort to give it a stately finish. With black aluminum lining both the touchpad and keyboard with gold finishes to the touchpad, the laptop gives off an elegant feel.
The slim design in no way affected the number of ports that the machine comes with and you get to have a variety of choices at your disposal. To the right side, you have a power jack, a Thunderbolt 3, a USB 3.1 Type A port, an HDMI and a Mini DisplayPort.
On the left lies a microphone jack, an S/PDIF jack, two USB 3.1 Type A ports, a secure lock slot and a Gigabit Ethernet.
The almost non-existent bezels make this machine great for gaming purposes as you get to have a lot more screen space. This 15.6-inch screen comes with a 1920*1080 resolution. The downside to this is that you do not get to have 4K or QHD options. However, you will soon forget about this once you come across the 144 Hertz refresh rate. The good thing about such a high refresh rate is that you cut back on latency and issues such as screen tears.
The hues shown on the screen are so vivid that the images come to life right before your eyes which is terrific. The details of the pictures are so high that you can view features such as creases and grime on the images displayed.
When playing games using this machine, it is quite easy to lose yourself to the game, having forgotten that they are depictions of life, given how bright the visuals are. If you wish to know just how good the visuals are, picture this. The MSI GS65 Stealth Review can reproduce approximately one hundred and fifty percent of the SRGB color gamut which beats most visuals in the gaming market.
When it comes to the aspect of brightness, it gives off an average of 293 nitts, which is five higher than the premium score in gaming. Though quite bright, it’s not the best in the market but very close to getting there.
What’s a good game without great soundtracks to back it up? In the past, speakers mounted on the bottom were a no-go zone for me as they often ended up being a disappointment. With this laptop, I gladly took the chance, and I have to say that I was impressed. They fit the description of kick-ass speakers.
The audio systems are very audible, and the sound fills a room within seconds. Whether you are listening to ballads or party rock songs, these speakers will have you beaming.
Keyboard and touchpad
In most cases, when a manufacturer comes up with a sleek laptop, the keyboard buttons are often shallow which becomes problematic when typing. With the MSI GS65 Stealth Review, the keyboard keys are very springy, thanks to the 77-gram force actuation.
The travel distance is 1.4 mm, which are just a few points short of the ideal length. However, on using the laptop, I realized that it was quite easy to hit my usual seventy words a minute without strain.
When operated at 150 brightness nitts while connected to Wi-Fi, this machine lasted five hours and forty minutes. The premium gaming average stands at three hours and forty-nine seconds, which makes the MSI GS65 Stealth’s performance outstanding.
The webcam is at the top of the bezel which means that you need not worry about giving people a clear shot of your nostrils when making video calls.
Over the years, many gamers have taken a preference to laptops that look like business notebooks yet have performance levels similar to those of gaming laptops. With the coming of the MSI GS65 Stealth, I can confidently state that the gap is now gone.