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Title: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: MSI Notebook Administrator on November 13, 2018, 10:43:22 AM
MSI launched their most attractive and powerful gaming laptop yet in the form of GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF.

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Meet the MSI GS65

It is one of the world's first 144Hz thin bezel gaming laptop that has an eye-catching and crowd-pleaser sleek design.

And why do we say that MSI GS65 is an "All Rounder"? Let's find out in this full review!


MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Specs

Display: 15.6-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution, 144Hz display at 7ms refresh rate, IPS-Level

CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Processor
GPU: GeForce® GTX1070, 8GB GDDR5
RAM: DDR4 8GBx2 (Max 32GB)
ROM: 512GB NVMe SSD
Selfie Camera: HD Webcam
Battery: 4-Cell Li-Polymer
OS: Windows 10 Home/Windows 10 Pro
Connectivity: WLAN (Ethernet), WiFi, Bluetooth, 1x Type-C, 3x Type-A USB3.1, 1x RJ45, 1x HDMI, 1x Mini-Display Port, 1x Mic-in, 1x Headphone-out (HiFi)
Others: built-in microphone, built-in speakers, fingerprint scanner
Dimensions: 357.7 x 247.7 x 17.9 mm
Weight: 1.88kg
Price: PHP 169,995

Disclaimer: This gaming laptop has been loaned by MSI for an unbiased review.

Unboxing/Accessories

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Instant stunner!

The MSI GS65 arrived in a black box with a golden MSI gaming logo and MSI bag with regular inclusions inside. Inside are the 180W Slim adapter and the unit itself.

Build Quality/Design

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Slim profile, near bezel-less

Finally, MSI has shifted their design when it comes to thier thin-and-light laptop. The GS65 is an instant stunner since it makes a sophisticated notebook with a simple all black metal chassis and gold accent on the side of the back panel. The MSI Gaming logo is also designed with a golden accent.
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Gold accent around the display panel

Its dimensions are 357.7 x 247.7 x 17.9 mm and weighs 1.88kg only. It's the most slim and lightest gaming laptop from MSI we've seen. For the first time, it does not have the red LEDs all over, instead, it has gold accent.

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Rubber stoppers and speakers underneath the GS65

You can also tilt the GS65 up to 180 degrees.

It has a golden yellow backlit keyboard. The TouchPad is wide-enough and has golden accents on around it.  

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Wide golden accented touchpad space

Both sides of the laptop has ports on it. On the left you have WLAN (Ethernet), 2x USB 2.0, 1x Mic-in, and 1x Headphone-out (HiFi) ports. Meanwhile on the right you have, 1x HDMI, 1x USB 2.0, 1x Type-C, 1x Mini-DisplayPort, and charging port.

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Right ports

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Left ports

The display panel's edges are not that sharp and the body is made of smoothly brushed metal.

Display Quality

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144Hz screen with 7ms refresh rate!

Although MSI GS65 has only 15.6-inch display, its slim bezels made a wider and immersive screen display. Its 144Hz makes a vibrant visual paired with 7ms refresh rate. It can go awfully bright.  

Vibrant display!

GS65 runs on Windows 10. MSI’s True Color 2.0 produces color gamuts that meet 100 percent of Adobe RGB and close to 100 percent of sRGB standard. It also supports game-specific color modes as well as anti-blue light modes.

Color accuracy is very nice!

MSI GS65 is definitely making its own name when it comes to an immersive display.

Battery

It's amazing how a gaming laptop with a slim profile and light body can go up to almost 8 hours of moderate usage! Maybe because it has no any LED lighting on the back panel and that helped in saving the battery.

"Stellar battery for a gaming device!"

Charging time takes a bit over 2 hours.

Audio Quality

MSI GS65's speaker is not that loud. It has two speakers on two different sides underneath the device. It is equipped with two woofers. I wish MSI packed GS65 with louder speakers.

The mic has nice clarity without any issues when I tried to do a casual recording.

Camera

This laptop is equipped with an HD webcam. As you can see it captures a grainy photo but is still acceptable.
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MSI GS65 Webcam sample

Performance
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Geekbenchscore 


Of course, as expected, GS65 scored high on a benchmark test! This laptop being one of the world's first 144Hz near bezel-less device, it is expected to be fast and seamless to use.

I always use the laptop with a lot of tabs opened with folders and Adobe Photoshop; but switching to any of these did not even lag for a second. Its fingerprint scanner is always fast and snappy when unlocking! And it's another option to secure the device.

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Fingerprint sensor is the power button itself too

"One of the most impressive laptops we've ever reviewed!"

MSI GS65 is equipped with the latest Coffee Lake 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor with GeForce® GTX1070 GPU.
MSI’s new Gaming Mode automatically tunes up system components to perform best within a game.
The thermal management of the GS65 is very nice. With straight hours of using it, the device does not get alarmingly hot.
Overall, MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF is an immersive and has a very satisfying performance. All it needs to improve is the audio.

One of the most impressive gaming laptop, 144Hz screen with 7ms refresh rate, long battery life, nice thermal management, lightweight, fingerprint scanner

Verdict

If you are the type of gamer who is always on the go, then you should definitely get the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF. It's definitely an all rounder with all these outstanding features!

Build / Design -  5
Display - 5
Audio - 3.5
Battery - 4.5
Performance - 5
Average - 4.6/5

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Review by GizGuide: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! https://www.gizguide.com/2018/07/msi-gs65-stealth-thin-8rf-review.html
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: marianeguanzing.msi on November 13, 2018, 05:09:39 PM
nice design :)
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: zorenrequintel on November 13, 2018, 05:10:21 PM
Wow thin, 144hz display amazing
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: AliensAreComing on November 13, 2018, 05:11:11 PM
Hays. Black gold color combi :( Yummy AF
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: emjheybadilla on November 13, 2018, 05:16:30 PM
Wow 144hz 😍😍😍
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: mikebanares12221983 on November 13, 2018, 05:17:03 PM
144hz❤️❤️❤️❤️
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: vince_abes on November 13, 2018, 05:17:48 PM
#slimbezel
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: Ronald on November 13, 2018, 05:18:14 PM
Truly MSI nail it again hehehe...
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: cliffandersanbarles on November 13, 2018, 05:22:27 PM
Wow. Lightweigh!
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: rlo.gigahertz on November 13, 2018, 05:27:42 PM
is that what you called ultimate design
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: R on November 13, 2018, 05:32:55 PM
Awesome! 
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: †-J41RU5-† on November 13, 2018, 05:33:58 PM
just amazing. all that firepower in such a lightweight package! Wow!
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: albert.nazareno01 on November 13, 2018, 05:42:29 PM
Another great design laptop from MSI, love it!
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: jeromeleria01 on November 13, 2018, 05:46:16 PM
wow! 144hrtz and thin vesel!
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: sinclairecastro0719 on November 13, 2018, 06:21:55 PM
slim and powerful.
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: israfelomac on November 13, 2018, 06:25:41 PM
nice loveit
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: maharajahmoty on November 13, 2018, 06:32:36 PM
Superb qualities..nothing compares
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: alcantararachiel on November 13, 2018, 06:35:18 PM
combination of Black and Gold Very Nice😍😍
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: ryan_gallaron on November 13, 2018, 06:41:46 PM
Slim gaming nice MSI
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: andyhsiang on November 13, 2018, 06:51:56 PM
love it. Gold Dragon. So luxury and premium.
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: robertjohnregis on November 13, 2018, 09:46:45 PM
Wow nice....
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: ej_melindo on November 13, 2018, 10:06:55 PM
8) Beast!!
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: estabillo_symone on November 13, 2018, 11:32:04 PM
8)Slim but very powerful.. 😍😍😍
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: skanotmervin on November 13, 2018, 11:52:22 PM
i love it! 😍😍😍
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: mage_7000 on November 14, 2018, 12:29:42 AM
very attractive kind of laptop and powerful performance
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: benjamin_paraiso30 on November 14, 2018, 01:07:54 AM
wow slim,  elegant and powerful.
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: ferds.tumaneng on November 14, 2018, 12:34:52 PM
slim, light weight and powerful .. Nice MSi !
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: aienma on November 16, 2018, 11:38:31 AM
Nice laptop and nice review
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: jheck022 on November 19, 2018, 12:03:02 PM
slim elegant laptop.
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: johnpaulolvega on November 20, 2018, 11:28:06 AM
Lovely Beast! :D
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: sinclairecastro0719 on November 29, 2018, 10:40:46 AM
Super slim and sexy unit.
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: Ronald on November 29, 2018, 10:41:18 AM
:) Wow Slim and Powerful
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: zorenrequintel on November 29, 2018, 10:48:14 AM
Wow great
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: maharajahmoty on November 29, 2018, 01:48:30 PM
One of the most slim but powerful notebook ive ever seen.. 
Title: Re: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review - All Rounder! - GizGuide
Post by: rr_2696 on August 08, 2019, 02:42:56 PM
Slim beast