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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of MSI GS65 Stealth Thin. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and screen are generally positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the sound and reliability. Comments about the touchpad and image quality are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

MSI GS65 Stealth review


With the MSI GS65 Stealth for 2018, MSI has at last elevated its leading line of laptops to elite status.

Attractive, subtle design Gorgeous, fast display Excellent performance Effective thermal management

Underside gets burning hot Forthcoming biometric login Poor native audio

For the price, the MSI GS65 Stealth is one of the best gaming laptops you can buy today. This is officially the most impressive Nvidia Max-Q gaming laptop that we’ve tested to date, outclassing most rivals by trouncing them in design and style.

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Koh Wanzi (

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF notebook review: Copper-accented gaming beauty


MSI's GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF falls into a burgeoning category of thin, light, and powerful notebooks that is continuing to redefine traditional expectations of a gaming laptop. Can it hold up to stiffer competition seen this year? We find out.

Excellent 144Hz IPS-type panel;Attractive design;Thin, light, and has decent battery life;Windows Precision Touchpad

Chassis flex in some places;Expensive;No SD card slot

Oct, 2018

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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF Review


Are you in the market for a thin and stylish laptop with the power to create on the go, this new laptop from MSI might suit you perfectly....

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (

MSI GS65 Stealth 8RE Review


MSI GS65 is a thin and light laptop that is powered by a combination of Intel 8th Gen. CPU and Nvidi It's slim, sleek and stylish – but what about that flipped motherboard?!

144Hz IPS-level display looks good.

CPU clock speed is slow under heavy load.

MSI GS65 looks sleek and sophisticated but suffers from the heat.

May, 2018

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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin review: A milestone for laptop gaming


MSI's GS65 Stealth Thin is one of the most impressive gaming laptops today, mostly because it fits in an NVIDIA GTX1070 Max-Q GPU in a 4.1-pound frame. It's almost as portable as an Ultrabook, but it has enough power to contend with gaming desktops.

The lightest gaming laptop we’ve seen ; Solid performance with NVIDIA’s GTX 1070 ; Max-Q Great battery life ; 144Hz display is smooth and colorful ; Gorgeous case design

Trackpad is stiff and hard to use ; Display is limited to 1080p

Trade disputes be damned.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

MSI GS65 Steal Thin is all business in the back and a party up front


A good choice for work and play without looking too flashy -- or too boring.

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF has a slim, attractive design with a thin-bezel display that doesn't scream "I game!" and doesn't weigh a ton. It doesn't sacrifice any connections and delivers solid performance, a better-than-average display and decent...

The keyboard keycaps are a bit slippery, and it can get pretty hot when running at maximum power or get loud when unleashing the fans to compensate.

A great laptop for the gamer who's all business during the day and all RPG at night, the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF balances both sides of you with aplomb.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (

The best gaming laptops you can buy right now


Gaming laptops are much better now

Excellent build quality ; High-end performance ; Great speakers, touchpad, and port selection ; Solid battery life

Area above keyboard can get hot enough to sear steak ; Display is dimmer than the competition’s ; Still no Windows Hello support

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (

This MSI laptop is great for gaming and work


It ticks all the boxes… almost

Gorgeous screen ; High-end gaming performance ; Shallow yet solid keyboard ; Thin and light

Flexes in certain parts ; Subpar speakers ; No Windows Hello

While I do wish the GS65 had better build quality and better speakers, it has a lot of other new thin-and-light gaming laptops beat for both gaming and productivity needs. Simply put, it is one of the best gaming laptops you can buy right now.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE review: Stylish enough for work and powerful enough for play


The GS65 Stealth Thin features a 6-core Core i7, VR-ready graphics yet still weights just 4 lbs.

Six cores of speed in a surprisingly light laptop ; Webcam stays on top despite a thin bezel ; It's only four pounds

Difficult to access M.2 slots ; Chassis flexes very easily

Just a few years ago, if you said you wanted 1080p Very High or Ultra gaming performance in a laptop, you’d be lifting eight pounds of laptop. If you wanted a six-core CPU too, that’d be 12 pounds of laptop with a desktop chip inside. And decent...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin


The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is a slim Max-Q gaming laptop with fast performance, slick looks, and a long battery life. Only the less-than-stellar build quality keeps it from earning our top recommendation.

Thin, light, and attractive design. Fast new Intel Core i7 "Coffee Lake" processor. Very strong HD gaming performance. Long battery life. Lots of game-centric software features.

Construction doesn't feel especially premium. So-so keyboard. A little short on storage.

Bottom Line: The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is a slim Max-Q gaming laptop with fast performance, slick looks, and a long battery life. Only the less-than-stellar build quality keeps it from earning our top recommendation.

May, 2018