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