MSI GS75 9SE-278 Stealth
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Reviews for the MSI GS75 9SE-278 Stealth
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 82% performance: 90% features: 87% mobility: 83%
Model: The MSI GS75 9SE-278 Stealth is a gaming laptop that will shock gamers at just how little it weighs, which is 2.27 kg (5 lbs). That’s basically not much heavier than most 15-inch laptops. Despite being very lightweight, it packs high-performance hardware in it. For design, it has the latest thin bezel design, which not only offers immersive visuals but also fits a bigger display in a compact and small form factor. Its the perfect fit for mobile experience. The premium glass touchpad comes with an enlarged surface area and an extremely smooth finish, perfect for all click, scroll, and multi-touch gesture needs. The keyboard is the per-key RGB gaming keyboard by SteelSeries with silver-lining print. Users can customize each key to their liking and receive real-time in-game status through keyboard lighting, or even watch the lights dance to their favorite tune. The display has a 17.3-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080), 144 Hz, IPS-level gaming display. Users can also expand their vision across multiple displays with HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 and enjoy up to 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution output at 60 Hz for some extra productivity and fun.
As for hardware, it has an i7-9750H 2.6 GHz processor and 16 GB DDR4-SDRAM. User can enjoy boosted gameplay and faster rendering with up to 45% performance gain, as well as dominate all with more cores and higher clock speed. User can have all their games and data on-the-go with up to three M.2 SSD storage slots, all within a slim and sleek chassis. The graphics rendering is handled by the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. For cooling features, the newly designed Whirlwind Blade fans effectively increase air pressure and airflow at the same RPM. Independent thermal solutions for both CPU and GPU ensures best gaming performance, even under extreme loads. Additionally, with the first-ever passive radiator design on laptop speakers, the GS75 delivers stunning audio bass despite its compact chassis. In addition to mids and highs from the main drivers, the passive radiators generate the "extra oomph" for an even more powerful sound. The laptop also has the MSI APP Player. Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform and leverages customized features such as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works. As a conclusion, the MSI GS75 9SE-278 Stealth is a very lightweight and sleek gaming laptop with decent performance. A laptop with 17.3-inch screen with the weight of a 15” screen laptop is not commonly seen. It is catered for gamers who want a laptop on the go with a big display and light weight.
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.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
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.
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++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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).
86%: 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.