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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

We have collected and analyzed 21 expert reviews and 15 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is Jun 28, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 1012657 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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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...

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

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

-Thin -Light -Display is gorgeous -Keyboard is tactile and not mushy -Trackpad feels great -1 stick of 16GB DDR4 allows me to easily add another stick of RAM -Battery life is fantastic, I can work all day without having to carry a charger -Gaming...

-Webcam is only 720p, quite low resolution -Keyboard gets a bit toasty when gaming, but that's to be expected with a thin and light chassis like this one -Upgrading/cleaning is not a fun experience, as the whole laptop needs to be taken apart to access...

Oct, 2018
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