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MSI GS65 8RF-078 Stealth Thin

Specifications

MSI GS65 8RF-078 Stealth Thin
MSI GS65 8RF-078 Stealth Thin (GS65 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
512 MB NAND Flash, 0.5 GB 
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.7 x 358 x 248 ( = 0.7 x 14.09 x 9.76 in)
Battery
82 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
FreeDos
Camera
Webcam: 0.9MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2300 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI GS65 8RF-078 Stealth Thin

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin First Impressions: Increase The Power, Retain The Figure
Source: Lowyat.net English
Lastly, there’s the 82Wh battery of the GS65 Stealth Thin. MSI says that the larger battery allows for the notebook to sustain itself for 10 hours off a single charge, but given that this is an engineering sample, we’ll put that to the test in a full review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2018
70% MSI GS65 Stealth Thin
Source: PC Mag English
The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is a slim Max-Q gaming laptop with slick looks, long battery life, and the latest Intel Core i7 "Coffee Lake" processor. Disappointing build quality keeps it from earning top marks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI GS65 Stealth delivers great graphics and overall performance in a svelte, sophisticated chassis.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Portátil para juegos 15.6" MSI GS65 Stealth Thin
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; excellent display; light weight; nice connectivity. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2018
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin : le nouveau PC gamer au châssis ultra-fin
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Slim size and light weight; high gaming performance; frameless; nice display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/05/2018

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.
1.8 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).


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-04-13 (Update: 2018-04-13)