Two birds of a feather: MSI GP65 and GE65 share essentially the same motherboard and components
Stare at all the MSI gaming laptops long enough and some of them might start looking the same. MSI has one of the largest selection of gaming laptops in the market meaning that many of them share the same components to increase economies of scale and reduce prices for consumers.
Sometimes, however, laptops can share so many components that they become nearly identical even though they may each come from a separate price bracket and family. The mid-range MSI GP65 and higher-end MSI GE65 are excellent examples of this. As shown by the pictures below, the cheaper GP65 uses the same motherboard as the more expensive GE65 but with certain features removed like additional speakers and the second M.2 storage bay. Other differences include slight variations on the chassis style and the types of display panels, CPUs, and GPUs available with the pricier GE65 having the higher-end selection.
For users on the lookout for a new MSI gaming laptop, the similarities between the GP65 and GE65 mean that one can purchase the less expensive GP65 and get essentially the same laptop as on the GE65. If it were up to us, we would just merge the GP65 and GE65 to avoid buyer confusion as the MSI G series lineup is large enough as it is.