MSI GS66 Stealth 15.6″ 240Hz 3ms Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop, i7-10750H, RTX 2060, 10SE-039 Review

MSI GS66 Stealth 15.6″ 240Hz 3ms Gaming Laptop

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MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE-039 is a 15.6-inch high-end gaming laptop with an ultra slim chassis and powerful technical specs and features to play the latest games at high settings. It comes with the tenth generation Intel i7-10750H processor, RTX 2060 graphics card, 512GB Solid State Drive and Windows 10 Pro operating system.

As a VR Ready computer it is powerful and fast enough to support virtual reality applications. It is a very recent release gaming laptop and currently scores and average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3 users. You have 5 options to choose from with different processor, SSD size and graphics cards on the Amazon product page. And the one we’re reviewing today is the most affordable among them. You can have the RTX 2070 Super or 2080 Super graphics cards, i9-10980HK processor and 1TB Solid State Drive in the more expensive models.

The tenth generation Intel i7-10750H is a 6-core processor with the turbo boost function that moves the speed up from 2.6GHz to 5.0GHz. With a PassMark benchmark score of 12838 you’ll be fine even with the most demanding applications. And it can handle plenty of multitasking, also combined with the generous high-bandwidth 16GB DDR4 memory (1x16GB) at 2666MHz speed. It can be upgraded up to 64GB on two sockets if you have very high RAM and multitasking needs. Unless you’ll be saving lots of games and other multimedia files, 512GB offers good amount of storage space and plenty of speed. You can always connect an external HDD drive for your very large files, especially the games.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 on the base model has an impressive video card benchmark score of 14743 at the time of this product review. It has a 6G GDDR6 dedicated memory and can be compared to the high end GTX 1660 Ti gaming GPU. It also comes with the built-in Intel UHD 630 iGPU that is similar to the UHD 630 that we know from the previous i7-9750 processor. And with a video card benchmark score of 1445, it is a capable built-in GPU that is also similar to the AMD Vega 8 and Vega 10 in terms of overall performance and will let you play some of the new game titles smoothly at low to medium settings and resolutions. And it will be used for all your non-demanding daily graphics tasks, including simple games.

15.6″ Full HD non-touch anti-glare wide view display has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 240Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response time. Sound quality is quite alright through the 2-watt x 2 Dynaudio speakers. There is a 720p high definition webcam for when you want to do live chat on Skype or game with friends. The Thermal Design Power is 45 watts for this high-end processor and requires a good cooling solution like you have in this large laptop. Connectivity options include the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201(2*2 ax) wireless, Bluetooth 5.1, Killer LAN E3100, a Thunderbolt 3 PD charge, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, 1x USB-C USB 3.2 port, an HDMI output that supports 4K at 60Hz frequency and an audio combo.

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MSI GS66 Stealth weighs 4.63 pounds and measures 14.17 x 9.65 x 0.71 inches, so it is fairly slim for a powerful gaming laptop. It has a 4-cell 99.9Whr lithium polymer battery but with such powerful specs and gaming card you probably shouldn’t expect more than 2-3 hours of battery life. Keyboard is the 84-key Steel Series per-Key RGB with Anti-Ghost key. 

You can run the virtual reality set-ups like the Oculus Rift on this machine but being a laptop rather than a very powerful desktop, you may experience a bit of jittering. Please note that the red/orange backlighting and pulse effect can not be changed on the keyboard. You can hear a bit of fan noise as you can expect on a powerful gaming machine, but it will not be as loud as some others. It is a very good quality machine with a very sturdy construction, good hardware and top specs and features. In the box you’ll find the MSI GS66 laptop, an AC power adaptor and a user manual. It is a decent powerful gaming machine that is also designed for multimedia and business purposes.

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