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The MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE comes with a 99.9 Wh battery and can't do anything with it

MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE in review: Classy gaming laptop with a 240 Hz display
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE in review: Classy gaming laptop with a 240 Hz display
The GS66's hardware brings all the latest computer games smoothly onto the 15.6-inch matte display (240 Hz, FHD, IPS). The equipment is also right: NVMe SSD, 16 GB of memory (dual-channel mode), and Thunderbolt 3 port.
Sascha Mölck (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪

MSI equips the GS66 with a classy, compact metal case that doesn't have to hide behind the chassis of other manufacturers. The case is more stable than with the predecessor, but there's still room for improvement. Consequently, the base unit should be even firmer for our taste. Furthermore, the computer doesn't offer a maintenance hatch. In order to get to the inside, the bottom cover has to be removed. For this, a screwdriver and a flat spatula are needed in order to be able to lift the bottom cover after having removed the screws holding it. It sits quite firmly in its place.

In technical terms, the MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE is a slightly watered-down version of the GS66 Stealth 10SFS, which we reviewed recently, and it's also sold at a lower price than the latter. The combination of the Core i7-10750H hexa-core processor and the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics core used here brings all modern computer games in Full HD resolution and with high to maximum quality settings smoothly onto the matte Full HD screen.

The latter is a 240 Hz IPS model that scores points with fast response times, stable viewing angles, good contrast, and great color reproduction. The maximum brightness is too low, though. A laptop in this price range should offer more in this regard.

In principle, the battery life is more than enough for a gaming laptop. The GS66 reaches values of about 6.5 h in our practical runtime tests (WLAN, video). But if you view the results in relation to the battery capacity (99.9 Wh), you would have expected more. Competitors get similar or partly better runtimes from batteries that only have half the capacity of the GS66's battery. The high energy consumption in idle usage and under low load is noticeable here.

More information and many benchmark results can be found in our review of the MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 866 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 516 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Sascha Mölck, 2020-08-10 (Update: 2020-08- 7)