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MSI GS65 8RF-019DE Stealth Thin

Specifications

MSI GS65 8RF-019DE Stealth Thin
MSI GS65 8RF-019DE Stealth Thin (GS65 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 1101 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 390.94, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 8 GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM X2, Dual channel, all slots occupied, maximum supported 32 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN08.0 (AUO80ED), IPS, Full-HD, 144 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ-000L7, 512 GB 
, Two M.2-2280 NVMe drive slots
Soundcard
Realtek ALC1220 @ Intel Cannon Lake PCH
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Separate headphone and microphone ports
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 358 x 248 ( = 0.71 x 14.09 x 9.76 in)
Battery
82 Wh, 5380 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD (720p, 30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0 Dynaudio, Keyboard: Chiclet, RGB, SteelSeries, Keyboard Light: yes, 180 W Power Supply, Warranty card, Quick Start Guide, Dragon Center and additional Manufacturer tools, Killer Performance Suite, XSplit Gamecaster trial, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.848 kg ( = 65.19 oz / 4.07 pounds), Power Supply: 420 g ( = 14.82 oz / 0.93 pounds)
Price
2300 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 88.38% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 88%, features: 64%, display: 85% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the MSI GS65 8RF-019DE Stealth Thin

85.5% MSI GS65 8RF Stealth Thin (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, Full HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
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 like its main competitor. Who will win out in this battle between gaming notebooks?
First Looks: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin takes thin bezel gaming notebooks to new extremes
Source: Hardware Zone English
The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin recently hit our retail channels and you can get the top-end 8RF edition for S$3,799 that comes with a GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q and a 512GB NVMe SSD. The 8RE goes for S$3,199 and only differs by the GPU and storage amount with a GeForce GTX 1060 and 256GB NVMe SSD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2018
80% MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
We're only just seeing the first of a new wave of slim and light gaming laptops that don't have to compromise much on performance. Sure, these will cost and arm and a leg initially, but so do standard gaming laptops. We hope that over time, they will become a lot more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Review: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2018
Recensione MSI GS65 Stealth Thin: l'evoluzione della specie
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; elegant design; comfortable keyboard; nice display; high mobility; silent system. Negative: No G-Sync; no SD player.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2018
93% MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF - Gaming in je rugtas
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 93%
[Fiche P4G] MSI GS65 8RF Stealth Thin
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: High performance; nice display; beautiful design; solid workmanship; compact size; light weight; good cooling and silent system. Negative: Low autonomy; weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2018
Nové výkonné šestijádro v tenkém herním notebooku: otestovali jsme MSI GS65 Stealth Thin
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: High mobility; nice gaming performance; decent hardware. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2018
95% مراجعة لحاسب الألعاب المحمول MSI GS65 Stealth Thin مميز وقوي
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q: Efficient high end graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP104 chip as the normal GTX 1070 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 15% lower performance but much lower power consumption. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 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.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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).


88.38%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
MSI GS65 8RF-078 Stealth Thin
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-06- 3 (Update: 2018-06- 3)