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MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045

Specifications

MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045 (GS66 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10750H 6 x 2.6 - 5 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile - 6144 MB, Core: 960 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, 192-bit interface, 27.21.14.5167 (Nvidia 451.67), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2666, dual-channel, two memory slots (both occupied)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Sharp LQ156M1JW03, IPS, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, 1024 GB 
, 2x M.2 2280 (1x NVMe/SATA, 1x NVMe), 874 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC298 @ Intel Comet Point PCH - cAVS
Connections
5 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combo audio, TPM 2.0
Networking
Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.8 x 358 x 248 ( = 0.78 x 14.09 x 9.76 in)
Battery
99.9 Wh, 6578 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15.2 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD with IR sensor
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MS Office 365 (trial version), Norton Security (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.186 kg ( = 77.11 oz / 4.82 pounds), Power Supply: 426 g ( = 15.03 oz / 0.94 pounds)
Price
1899 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.38% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 91%, features: 62%, display: 85% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 71%

Reviews for the MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-045

82.5% MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE in review: Classy gaming laptop with a 240 Hz display | Notebookcheck
The hardware in the GS66 brings all the latest computer games smoothly onto the matte 15.6-inch screen (240 Hz, FHD, IPS). The rest of the equipment is also right: NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode), and a Thunderbolt 3 port.
70% MSI GS66 Stealth review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The MSI GS66 Stealth is built around its screen, and that’s no surprise: the 240Hz display included here has smooth, fast operation for eSports, ample ability for single-player gaming and great quality levels.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MSI GS66 Stealth review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI GS66 Stealth has a brilliant 240Hz screen, good components and impressive ergonomics and connectivity, but rivals have better longevity, CPU power and design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Dank überarbeitetem Gehäuse viel besser
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2020
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; powerful hardware; excellent display; good speakers. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2020
Review: MSI GS66 Stealth (Core i7-10750H + GeForce RTX 2060)
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent design; metal case; great built quality; high portability; big screen; powerful hardware; backlit keys; nice connectivity; good cooling system. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2020
Обзор MSI GS66 Stealth — черный-черный ноутбук для геймеров «под прикрытием»
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; stylish design; powerful hardware; high performance; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2020
Trải nghiệm nhanh GS66 Stealth - thiết kế mới, hoàn thiện tốt hơn, hiệu năng ổn
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; great built quality; nice performance; powerful hardware; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2020
85% مراجعة لحاسب الألعاب المحمول MSI GS66 Stealth: تحديثات ضخمة! وسرعة 240 هرتز!
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%

Comment

Model:

Gaming laptops have always been a tremendous growing market, especially in this modern era, and the MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE is one such laptop to join the market. It is a classy gaming laptop with a 240Hz display. In technical terms, it is a slightly watered-down version of the GS66 Stealth 10SFS and also comes with a lower price than the latter. On the other hand, in terms of its hardware, the GS66 brings all the latest computer games smoothly onto the matte 15.6-inch screen with a 240Hz (as mentioned earlier) Full-HD IPS panel. While the display delivers good contrast (1,007:1), the maximum brightness (259 cd/m²) is relatively low, as normally values beyond 300 cd/m² are considered good. In addition, the display flickers at a frequency of 23,580 Hz at brightness levels of 19% and below. However, even sensitive users would not be that troubled by headaches and/or eye problems due to the high frequency. The chiclet keyboard with RGB lighting is definitely suitable for everyday use, improving the overall typing experience.

As far as the processor is concerned, there is a built-in Core i7-10750H hexa-core processor (Comet Lake) that represents a good compromise between performance, power consumption and price. The CPU runs at a base speed of 2.3 GHz. The clock rate can be increased to range between 4.3 GHz (six cores) and 5 GHz (one core) via Turbo. Furthermore, Hyper-Threading (two threads per core) is supported. This MSI laptop provides sufficient computing power for all common application areas due to the powerful hexa-core processor, dual-channel memory, and a fast NVMe SSD, which makes for a quick and smooth system. Apart from that, the high-end GPU brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the screen.

In terms of its graphic cards, the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics core (Turing) supports DirectX 12 and runs at a base speed of 960 MHz. In addition, there is a possible increase of up to 1,200 MHz when boosted, and higher speeds are also feasible if the GPU does not reach a specified temperature and/or energy threshold. Apart from that, it should be noted that the GPU can make use of fast GDDR6 graphics memory. This GPU can handle resolutions beyond Full HD, although an appropriate monitor would have to be plugged in for this.

In terms of its noise emission, the GS66's fans can already turn up considerably in idle usage. At this point, the measured sound pressure levels were up to 40 dB(A). Nevertheless, the fans are indeed quiet from time to time, and then silence prevails. However, the sound pressure levels tend to increase even more under load. Overall, this device is a great gaming laptop to explore, depending on personal choice and preference.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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.

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

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


i7-10750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor designed for the thicker laptops with room for better thermals. The Comet Lake-H processor is manufactured on the third-gen 14 nm Intel process and features the UHD Graphics 630 iGPU clocked at 350 MHz to 1,150 MHz. The CPU cores run at 2.6 GHz (base clock speed) Boosting up to 5 GHz and the likely all-core Boost frequency is 4.3 GHz. Hyper-Threading support is enabled, allowing two threads to run simultaneously on each core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

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.


2.186 kg:

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


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).


79.38%: 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, 2020-06-14 (Update: 2020-06-14)