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MSI GL65 Series

MSI GL65 10SEKProcessor: Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H, Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H, Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 3kg
Price: 1450 euro
Average Score: 74.7% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 16 reviews)
: - %, performance: 92%, features: 55%, display: 80%
mobility: 59%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 73%

 

MSI GL65 9SEK

Specifications

MSI GL65 9SEKNotebook: MSI GL65 9SEK
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1450 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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80.8% MSI GL65 9SEK Laptop Review: Much More Portable than the GL63 | Notebookcheck
The GL65 is a huge upgrade over the GL63 in terms of visuals, weight, performance, and size. On the other hand, other key aspects like battery life, ports, brightness, and display quality have barely changed at all. This $1500 mid-range gaming machine can sometimes feel like a budget gaming laptop at times.

 

MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES

Specifications

MSI GL65 9SEK-210XESNotebook: MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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MSI GL65 9SE review – brings a 120Hz screen and a great performance on the table
Source: Laptop Media English
When we look at the overall picture, we are left with good impressions of this device. Ultimately, GL65 9SE is a good gaming laptop. It offers one of the best performance in benchmarks we’ve seen on a laptop with an RTX 2060 inside. Moreover, it works cool-enough, given the performance it delivers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2020

Foreign Reviews

MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES. Portátil 15,6" gaming con Intel Core i7-9750H y nVidia RTX 2060 (1249 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; decent hardware; high gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2020
MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES. Portátil 15,6" gaming con Intel Core i7-9750H y nVidia RTX 2060 (1249 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; attractive price; nice gaming performance; big screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/14/2020
¡CHOLLO! MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES. Portátil 15,6" gaming con Intel Core i7-9750H y nVidia RTX 2060 (1154 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/17/2019
¡Chollo! MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES. Portátil 15,6" gaming con Intel Core i7-9750H y nVidia RTX 2060 (1239 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/11/2019
¡Chollo! MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES. Portátil 15,6" gaming con Intel Core i7-9750H y nVidia RTX 2060 (1249 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful processor; high gaming performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2019
MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES. Portátil 15,6" gaming completo (1349 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2019

 

MSI GL65 9SD-043IT

Specifications

MSI GL65 9SD-043ITNotebook: MSI GL65 9SD-043IT
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 78% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

78% Msi Gl65 Recensione: Gtx 1660 Ti In Un Notebook Gaming Dal Prezzo Contenuto
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 78%

 

MSI GL65 9SC-004

Specifications

MSI GL65 9SC-004Notebook: MSI GL65 9SC-004
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i5-9300H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI GL65 9SC
Source: PC Mag English
MSI's 15.6-inch GL65 levels up the entry-level with its bright screen, 512GB SSD, and GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. Packing solid 1080p gaming pep, for the money it's hard to top.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI GL65 9SEK-255XES

Specifications

MSI GL65 9SEK-255XESNotebook: MSI GL65 9SEK-255XES
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

MSI GL65 9SEK-255XES: Imbatible en prestaciones y precio
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Affordable price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/25/2019

 

MSI GL65 9SFK-286XES

Specifications

MSI GL65 9SFK-286XESNotebook: MSI GL65 9SFK-286XES
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

MSI GL65 9SFK-286XES. Portátil gaming nVidia RTX 2070 (1449 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2020
MSI GL65 9SFK-286XES. Portátil gaming nVidia RTX 2070 (1449 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2020
MSI GL65 9SFK-286XES. Portátil gaming nVidia RTX 2070 (1422 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2020

 

MSI GL65 9SD-007NL

Specifications

MSI GL65 9SD-007NLNotebook: MSI GL65 9SD-007NL
Processor: Intel Coffee Lake i7-9750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

60% MSI GL65 9SD-007NL
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI GL65 10SEK

Specifications

MSI GL65 10SEKNotebook: MSI GL65 10SEK
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

MSI GL65 Leopard notebook: kompromisszumok
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: High performnace; nice display; decent hardware. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/25/2020

 

Comment

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower. The refresh version in April 2020 bears the same name, but is slightly higher clocked.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1660 Ti and therefore the Turing architecture without raytracing and Tensor cores. The performance of the Max-P variant should be similar to an older GTX 1070.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1650 and therefore the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) without raytracing and Tensor cores. 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Coffee Lake:

i7-9750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

i5-9300H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates four processor cores clocked at 2.4 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

Intel Comet Lake:

i7-10750H: On Comet Lake architecture (4th gen of Skylake) based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 5 GHz (most likely 4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

3 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


74.7%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Current Prices
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MSI GL65 9SD-007NL
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MSI GL65 9SEK-255XES
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MSI GL65 9SD-043IT
MSI GL65 9SD-043IT
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-11- 7 (Update: 2019-11- 7)