This is the MSI GS65 Review. In which GS65 defines G for discrete gaming Graphics. S For thin, light and stealthy.
6 is for 15.”6″ inch screen size, and 5 because this is the brand-new Fifth generation chassis design of this msi gaming laptop series.
The last model I saw was the MSI GS63, so did they just skip gen 4 Solely because 4 is considered unlucky in some parts of Asia? Or is it just that much better?
Honestly, this could go either way because This is the first laptop we’ve seen with a six core Intel Core i7 H series mobile gaming CPU.
The first thing that stands out about the MSI GS65 is how much more premium it looks Than its predecessor.
Msi GS65 specs
- CPU :- 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core.
- Ram :- 16GB DDR4.
- Storage :- 256GB NMVe SSD.
- Display :- 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 144Hz Display.
- Gpu :- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5).
- Connectivity :- 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 5.0.
- Ports:- Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort
- Keyboard :- RGB Backlit Keyboard
- Os :- Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
The industrial design has been simplified, the grain finish has been replaced with a cleaner, Blasted finish, and the red pinstriping has been swapped out for a more mature gold.
But, the chassis redesign is more than cosmetic.
It has a Surprisingly similar footprint. So, how did MSI pull this off? Well first, MSI dramatically shrunk the bezels.
The sides of this MSI GS65 gaming laptop are four millimeters. With the top bezel only about half the size, and the webcam.
While it’s the same Very unexceptional 720p affair from over a year ago, to its credit, it’s still positioned above the screen in its optimal location.
It doesn’t look up your nose and It’s also got this nifty fifty little hardware button down here.
If you press it actually disables the webcam outright on a hardware level.
So all of this adds up to a screen to body ratio of 82%, a stat made only a little bit less impressive.
The next thing MSI did was to remove the number pad.
Which is sure to enrage some while simultaneously bringing jubilation to those who hate having their hands off-center.
While they’re trying to type Numpad or no, though, the new SteelSeries keyboard is definitely an improvement.
The switches are less mushy, the key caps are a lot wider, and the legend is now transparent to let the now Individually controllable RGB back lights shine through.
Another shining point for the MSI GS65 Gaming laptop is its i/o.
The ports themselves haven’t actually changed that much from last gen But, every USB port runs at 10 gigabit specs.
With HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3, and Mini-display port, you can plug in up to three 4k 60 Hertz external displays at once.
I mean pretty much whatever else you could want. Even the carriability is Better than last time.
The notebook itself does weigh about the same, but the power brick, Which you do have to take with you so it matters, is definitely smaller and lighter.
144 Hertz Display
The display itself is a 15.6 inch 1080p IPS panel that’s calibrated on the box with 95% coverage of the SRGB color gamut.
So, nothing really stands out here But it managed a surprisingly decent Delta E values, meaning that colors are true to life.
You could definitely use this machine for some casual photo editing or graphic design. Which is great!
But what really matters for the Capital G gamers out there is its 144 Hertz refresh rate.
The gaming experience on the MSI GS65 is simply Awesome.
It’s compact, but this Msi GS65 is armed to the teeth for the latest titles.
Thanks to its gtx 1070 Max Q and 8th gen core i7 8750 H processor, the first one of intel’s shiny new premium mobile CPUs.
We’ve seen in the wild, clocked between 2.2 And 4.1 gigahertz boost and it’s only set to get better.
A little bird told me that Unofficial G-Sync support might turn up later.
The hardware’s in there.
It’s just a matter of whether or not it gets the certification.
Even in professional Workstation tasks, like rendering, the MSI GS65 performed as well as much bigger, not to mention pricier, laptops from last gen.
But, Many of high performance notebook around here has been brought to its knees by our Usability tests.
The MSI GS65’s battery life?
Well, that’s pretty ok for a gaming notebook. Though, Considering its hybrid graphics, I might have asked for more here.
While it’s 3 fan, 4 heat pipe cooling design does look set to handle gaming loads pretty much effortlessly.
Under extreme CPU loads like what you might see rendering out a video, we saw Significant thermal throttling with our CPU cores reaching as high as 90 degrees after 30 minutes.
so, other than that though, sounds pretty good!.
Time to buy right?
Msi GS65 pros
- Great overall and graphics performance
- Barely there bezels
- Excellent audio quality
- Slim, beautiful design
- Impressive battery life
Msi GGS65 cons
- Gets hot while gaming
I do get that MSI needed to keep the weight down, but a Little more reinforcement, like maybe behind the power button here
Probably wouldn’t have been a backbreaker With all of that said there’s no denying that the MSI GS65 is an all-around (Linus, stop) solid performer that hits the sweet spot between performance and sides.
I mean it really wasn’t that long ago that normal non G Laptops used to be this size.
Plus it’s got Insane i/o, and all of that at a price point that is barely above what last gen is selling for.
So, you know what? High 4 MSI. I mean, MSI has a done a Good job.
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