MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF 15.6 512GB Laptops

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Manufacturer:                                                  MSI
Model:                                                              MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF 15.6" Core i7 8th Gen GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Laptop
Platform:                                                          Windows
OS Version:                                                     Windows 10 Home
                                                                          Windows 10 Pro
Processor:                                                       Intel Core i7-8750H (2.2GHz)
Ram:                                                                 16GB
Storage:                                                            512GB
Generation:                                                      8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7
Screen Size:                                                    15.6 inch
Display Resolution:                                        15.6" FHD (1920x1080),144Hz, 7ms, IPS-Level
Graphics Card Ram Size:                               GeForce® GTX 1070 With Max-Q Design, 8GB GDDR5
Webcam:                                                           HD type (30fps@720p)
Wireless & Bluetooth:                                     Killer ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v5c
Battery:                                                            4-Cell , 82 Whr
Availability:                                                      In Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Gold Coast and more )

MSI not so long back revealed 2018 lineup of gaming laptops in Australia and other regions – a refreshed laptop with new 8th generation Intel “Coffee Lake” CPUs. MSI has claimed its MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF in Australia comes with a 144Gz display and such narrow screen borders. The MSI GS65 Stealth is quite slim as far as gaming laptops go and you’ll find the weight to be pretty manageable during the daily commute to work. The lid is a little heavy therefore it does shake if you’re using it on the move. However, dual hinges offer users good support and can open all the way to 180 degrees.

Key Specifications

  • Screen: 15.6-inches IPS Equivalent 144 Hz Wide angle
  • Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels
  • Processor: Intel 8th Generation Coffee Lake i7-8750H CPU – Hexa-core 2.2 GHz (4.1 GHz Boost)
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q with 8GB of VRAM GDDR5 – Intel HD 630
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 2400MHz (Single Stick)
  • Storage: 512GB (Two 256GB NVMe SSD in RAID 0)
  • Connectivity: Killer Wireless-AC N1550
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • Ports: 4x USB 3.0 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) HDMI (4K@60Hz),Mini DP, Mic, Earphone, Ethernet
  • Battery: 80.25 Wh
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Size: 358mm or 14.08” (w) x 248mm or 9.75” (d) x 17.5mm or 0.69” (h)
  • Weight: 1.9KG or 4.14 lb
  • Extras: Individually lit Backlit Keyboard, Trackpad, HD Webcam

Quick Overview

The GS65 looks small in size but handles to pack in some pretty powerful components. The device is housing Hexa-core Intel Core i7 -8750H CPU with support for Hyper-Threading – giving users 12 threads. Inside the beast, there is 16GB of DDR4 RAM and if you wish to upgrade, you’ll have to swap out existing modules up to 32GB.

Storage-wise, you do get 512GB of onboard memory which is comprised of 2 256GB NVMe SSD in RAID 0. Hence overall performance is improved as compared to single large-drive but if either one fails, there is no way to get data of the other.

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF runs quite well as well as comes with numerous preinstalled software including Norton Internet Security (30-day trial),a one-year license for Xsplit Gamecaster and a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office 365. The machine does offer an option to boost up an audio level when you use a VoIP program and ability to check your system status via MSI smartphone app.

While working on multitasking or playing heavy graphics games, you’ll face no trouble and when running on a battery, MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF defaults to “Eco” mode which keeps clock speeds down in order to give you plenty of juice.

In an air-conditioned room, MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF runs a cool and normal browser and Office document usage. But in an open room, it gets hot rapidly. It’s highly recommended that always use MSI GS65 Stealth on a flat desk or similar surface so that the vents on the bottom won’t get blocked.

Pros

  • Slim and eye-catching design
  • Powerful and high-end specifications
  • Well built
  • Vivid 144Gz crisp and sharp display

Cons

  • The machine gets hot
  • No Nvidia G-SYNC
  • Stiff Trackpad button

It’s obviously understood that all of the above comes at a sheer price. The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Price in Australia starts from AU$3500-3650 which sounds premium and may not be for everyone. The good news is that the competition isn’t any cheaper.