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MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR: Price-Performance Tip

MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR: decent overall package
MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR: decent overall package
Powerful gaming laptops can get very expensive very fast. If you want limit yourself to less than $1,500 you may want to take a closer look at MSI's GF75 Thin 10SDR, a 17-inch laptop with plenty of gaming prowess thanks to its built-in GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.

MSI’s GF75 Thin 10SDR-253 is currently one of the most exciting budget gaming notebooks available. Despite the fact that it lacks a Windows 10 license and ships with FreeDOS in some countries it offers a decent combination of up-to-date hardware at a price point of less than $1,200.

Take for example Intels Core i7-10750H hexa-core processor, or its 16 GB of DDR4 dual-channel RAM, or maybe its fast 512 GB M.2 SSD, all of which are crammed into a case that weighs just 2.2 kg (4.85 lbs). The icing on the cake is Nvidia’s powerful GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Turing-family GPU capable of running almost all current games smoothly in maximum details at the built-in display’s native FHD resolution. Speaking of the display, it may offer a refresh rate of 144 Hz but a fairly limited color space coverage and dim maximum brightness in return.

Every now and then, you get a glimpse of the corners that MSI had to cut in order to bring the price down as far as they ended up doing. The laptop’s connectivity is fairly poor (no Thunderbolt 3, no card reader, no DisplayPort), and its 51 Wh battery is of comparatively low capacity. In addition, the fans were annoying and sounded very cheap with their sometimes roaring and pulsing noise.

Nevertheless, price-conscious gamers should find the GF75 Thin 10SDR irresistible. Find out more in our extensive review.

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Florian Glaser, 2020-10-14 (Update: 2020-10-14)