Updated: Aug 26
MSI laptops has always been known for smooth and adorable gameplay something which is undeniable. Their products are highly speced and highly priced even, but, simultaneously, they maintain their quality and act as centric for gamers. And here we are going to review their new product MSI GS66 Stealth which holds all those above mentioned characteristics.
PRICE AND CONFIGURATIONS
1. $ 1,499
a) 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-10750H processor
b) 16GB of RAM, c) a 512GB NVMe SSD, d) an Intel UHD Graphics, e) an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with a 6GB of VRAM and f) a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display with a 144Hz refresh rate.
2. $ 2,699
a) 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-10750H processor
b) 16GB of RAM,
c) a 512GB NVMe SSD, d) an Intel UHD Graphics, e) an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with a 8GB of VRAM and
f) a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display with a 300Hz refresh rate.
3. $ 2,999
a) 2.4-GHz Intel Core i9-10980HK CPU b) 16GB of RAM, c) 1 TB NVMe SSD, d) an Intel UHD Graphics, e) an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with a 8GB of VRAM and f) a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display with a 300Hz refresh rate.
Bulkiness doesn't reflects in MSI GS66 Stealth, although, many of you might be pondering that like other heavy MSI laptops, GS66 Stealth would also resembles the same nature. Fortunately, not . Weighs 4.6 pounds and measures 14.2 x 9.7 x 0.7-inches, MSI GS66 Stealth is comparatively lightweight in nature .
When wearing black can be a classy lifestyle then why we don't adopt the usage of black-coloured laptops as gilt-edged one. And when a laptop like MSI GS66 Stealth knocks your door of interests then giving it a green signal becomes a kind of mandatory one. Do you know why ? Just because of it's beautiful black colour which has brought a complete classy look in MSI GS66 Stealth. It's chassis is made up of black-coloured Aluminium which beautify it's outlooks. The lid of MSI GS66 Stealth has been offered with a dragon logo which simply acts like a trademark logo. It has not been made a scintillating one, but, still looks good due to its glossy finish.
Touches on it are very much adorable because of the polished finishing of it. There are several laptops which comes with top notch specifications, despite the fact, it gets devoid of that type of surface which gives red signal to fingerprints after your touches it. MSI GS66 Stealth, however, doesn't let your fingerprints settle down on it's surface. So touch without any sense that the surface would become messy .
A pair of hinges are finely structured and permits the screen to bend by an angle of 180 degrees. It's grace can be seen as a more over powered one when you open the roof . What will you find after opening it ? A deck which is entirely coated with onyx black and engrosses the frontiers to the hilt. Beneath the laptop, enough spaces ( Air venting ) exist to expel out the hot air present inside the device and updates the body temperature.
Let me talk about its display. Another specification which may acts as one of the reasons to create a space in your wishlist. Let us know it in a deeper way. MSI GS66 Stealth is configured with 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display resolution which is a good one. Isn't it necessary for the display screen to hold clarity at a good level ? Shouldn't it be colorful enough ? Good to know that MSI GS66 Stealth has a matte finish display screen and, as it is a matte one, it helps in cutting out unwanted glares which usually form on the screen . Or, if we talk in an other way, the screen can be termed as anti-glare screen. But do you know that matte finish display screen dries up ability of the screen of producing rich colours ? And I am pretty sure that an user could not pull up their enthusiasm level if they are served with a type of screen that produces less color. However, MSI GS66 Stealth is not going to make your eyes bore because GS66 can single-handedly manage both, that is, cutting glares and reproduction of colours.
MSI GS66 Stealth scores 321 nits of brightness which is lesser than Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 ( 323 nits ) by 2 units.
One thing which I missed out to tell you is it's 300 HZ refresh rate and 3 ms time response. Yes , the reason behind it's coherency in terms of details of the screen. You can figure out the screenplay activities in a very nice way . MSI GS66 Stealth reproduces 116% of sRGB color gamut below than 145% of premium gaming laptop. MSI GS66 Stealth stands behind Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 ( 117% ) just by 1%. But, this 116% crosses Dell G5 15 SE's 106% of sRGB color gamut and many others.
Suppose you are in a mood to alter the color tone of the display screen according to your interests. How can you do that ? There must be an extra application in your device via which you can fill up your interests. Wouldn't it be good ? Luckily, MSI GS66 Stealth packs an application which is know as MSI True Color Utility, contains six presets ( Gamer, Movie, Anti-Blue, sRGB, Office and Designer ) to bring balance in the colour of the screen.
Doesn't matter how much vibrant you feel for writing, you can't jot down a quality piece on a paper until and unless you don't have a good quality pen and an admissible environment. And the demand doesn't change when the platform changes from paper to keyboard .Typing wouldn't be good enough if you don't have a good keyboard. MSI GS66 Stealth's keyboard boosts up your typing mood because it provides comfort typing along with per-key RGB lighting facility. Keys are good enough to type and per-key RGB offers a pleasant atmosphere.
What do you mean by per-key RGB ? Per-key RGB means that every single key can be given an individual colour . And the fact upon which we can rejoice is a package of 16.8 million colours. Among those 16.8 million colours, you can select whichever shade you want to apply. This big colour package enhances your options . Beside this, a collaboration lies between MSI and SteelSeries Engine 3 to draw out one of the finest keyboards.
The touchpad measures 5.5 x 2.5-inch, capacious enough to keep your fingers working without crossing it's edges. Touchpad offers Windows 10 gestures such as pich-to-zoom, two-finger scrolling, three-finger tap . Don't think that the corner sides of the touchpad won't give a response to your clicks and swipes. Response power has been equally distributed over the touchpad.
On the top of the deck, you will get a raised speaker grille.
MSI GS66 Stealth ensures good connectivity to some extent because it comes with a good quantum of slots in both sides. Let me give you it's side-wise description.
First of all , on its right hand side you get :- 1. One USB Gen 3.2 Type-C port 2. Two USB 3.1 Type-A ports 3. One Ethernet port 4. One headset jack
Secondly, on its left hand side :-
1. One USB 3.1 Type-A port 2. One Thunderbolt 3 port 3. One Full HDMI port 4. One AC jack
If you don't like wearing headphones while playing games or watching movies in a laptop, then pardon me please to say this but you need to wear those headphones because 2.0 speakers of MSI GS66 Stealth do not hold that much capability to make you sense live while playing games, watching movies or listening music in it. Albeit, speakers produce 91dB sound and fills up your room to some extent, but, bass which is an important ingredient of good quality sound is missed over here. So better you use headphones.
That's very sure that it's position are well . You will find that the speakers are addressed at the bottom part in various laptops which is not a nice place at all for clear flow of sound. In MSI GS66 Stealth, speakers are located at top of the keyboard deck on a raised platform which pushes the sound nicely out of the speakers with out any distortions.
Performance chart of MSI GS66 Stealth touches the sky. It's powered by 10th Gen Comet Lake H-Series processors along with 32 GB RAM, two powerful paraphernalias to strengthen the device. Core i7-10750H creates a multitasking ambience in the device because 30-35 Google Chrome Tabs remain open and work uninterrupted. It's processor starts processing with an initial speed of 2.6 GHz .
Let me highlight it's benchmark scores. During the Handbrake test, MSI GS66 Stealth trans-coded a 4K video to 1080p resolution in just 9 minutes and 25 seconds, surpasses Razer Blade 17 Pro ( 9:31 ).
512 GB M.2 SSD transfers 4.97 GB of files at the rate of 1696.4 megabytes per second. What a lightning speed ! And it surpasses 850.41 megabytes per second average rate.
MSI GS66 Stealth is one of the best gaming laptops of MSI. Graphically, it is powered by Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU . It's as efficient as a supreme gaming graphics card should be.
This gaming graphics card achieved 102 fps during the Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark and crosses the 67 fps premium gaming laptop average. During the Hitman test, MSI GS66 Stealth scores 113 fps surpassing 109 fps premium gaming laptop average. On the Grand Theft Auto V benchmark, MSI GS66 Stealth scores 82 fps .
There are several activities in a laptop ( especially gaming ) which requires a good amount of power to deliver sky-level performance. Wait a minute. Is a good quantity of power always a demanding one for every different tasks ? No. Not always. When the tasks are less power demanding one then your graphics can perform at a normal range. MSI GS66 Stealth switches into integrated Intel UHD graphics whenever task is free of any heavy load.
MSI GS66 Stealth is packed with 99.9 Watt hour Battery. In Laptop Mag Battery Test, the laptop lasted for 6 hours and 36 minutes after continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. You will feel glad to know that MSI GS66 Stealth is one of the long lasting gaming laptops. Thank you for reading this article till the end. Hope it helps you in every way to know everything about MSI GS66 Stealth model.
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