The MSI GS66 Stealth is a relatively lightweight gaming and productivity beast. It is built out of a block of metal and it has a very minimalistic design that doesn’t give off the whole “I’m a gaming laptop, come look at me, I have a crazy design and RGB!” vibe. This means that it could be used in an office setting too.
If you want to know more about the MSI GS66 Stealth you can do so in our in-depth review, here.
Today we are presenting our Top 5 Reasons to BUY or NOT to buy the MSI GS66.
3 reasons to To BUY the MSI GS66 Stealth
The previous year’s model had some troubles regarding its upgradability. While it was possible to change the RAM or the storage, you had to remove the whole motherboard to get to the ports. With the new GS66 Stealth, the motherboard is placed with the right side up, letting you access the RAM and SSD slots with ease.
This device comes packed with an insane level of hardware. You can order it with up to a Core i9-10980HK and an RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. This ensures that it is able to handle everything, from high resource-intensive tasks such as video editing and rendering, all the way to high-end AAA games.
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
The displays, that you can choose from, have good viewing angles, cover 95% of the sRGB color gamut, and have another huge ace up their sleeve. While they all are Full HD, the entry-level option is a 144Hz panel, and there are 240Hz one and a 300Hz unit. Our unit was equipped with the middle-ground boy, and we got exceptional color accuracy with the sRGB preset.
The laptop is equipped with an MSI True Color app, which offers five presets of display settings – Gamer, AntiBlue, sRGB, Office, and movie.
2 reasons To NOT buy the MSI GS66 Stealth
The speakers on the GS66 are a bit disappointing and quite muffled. However, there are no deviations across the entire frequency spectrum. All in all, it is assumed that you would be using headphones while gaming and they had to somehow make the device compact, so sacrifices had to be made.
The battery life
This one is a bit disappointing. While the device has the largest batteries that we’ve seen (a whopping 99Wh), the battery life is underwhelming – 6 hours and 58 minutes of Web browsing, and 7 hours and 42 minutes of video playback. That should be expected, however, as sporting such powerful hardware, expectedly leads to the battery not being able to last as long as other more power-efficient devices.
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