Top 5 reasons to BUY or NOT buy the MSI GS75 Stealth

The MSI GS75 Stealth is a true gaming laptop. This one has all the “ingredients” for a mobile desktop replacement. Our test device has a sleek design, big 17.3″ display with high refresh rate, powerful 6-core Intel Coffee Lake processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q. You can go up to an Intel Core i9-9880H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q and you need deep pockets for a configuration like that. If you haven’t already checked our in-depth analysis regarding this device you can find it here.

Here are our Top 5 picks about the MSI GS75 Stealth.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:

4 reasons to BUY the MSI GS75 Stealth

1. Great optional display

The big 17.3″ IPS display (AUO B173HAN05.0 AUO509D) has a refresh rate of 240 Hz, it has comfortable viewing angles, great contrast ratio – 1300:1, and it covers 99% of the sRGB. We recorded Fall Time + Rise Time = 8 ms – a dream come true for most of the mobile gamers. Additionally, the panel is PWM-free, and with our “Gaming and Web design” the average dE value is 0.7 which is a great result (very color-accurate display).

2. A good-looking device with an aluminum build

A big laptop that weighs 2.25 kg and has a profile of 18.95 mm – yes, that is the MSI GS75 Stealth. The device is thin, it looks stylish and gamer-ish at the same time, and it has an all-aluminum build that adds a premium feel. Moreover, the lid is sturdy enough, so you won’t be able to flex it too much, plus, it can be opened effortlessly with a single hand.

3. Decent battery life

In most cases, a 17-incher with a high refresh rate (in our case it’s even a 240 Hz unit) means bad battery life. But not this one – the MSI machine is able to endure over 8 hours of both Web browsing and videos and that’s a decent result for a gaming machine with that kind of display.

4. 3 NVMe slots and other goodies

The notebook is rich in extras – it has 3 M.2 SSD slots (with RAID support), Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and a MicroSD card reader.

1 reason not to BUY the MSI GS75 Stealth

1. Hot and loud under load

Unfortunately, the cooling has a hard time when you put a high amount of stress on the internals. Under pressure, the CPU reaches 95°C – okay, with a 3.20 GHz clock it’s the highest boosting laptop equipped with a Core i7-9750H that we have ever tested but the CPU is just too hot. The GPU isn’t that well-cooled too – 81°C. Yes, again, it boosts higher than the other laptops with RTX 2070 Max-Q but its temperature is also on the high side.

During gaming, the machine produces a lot of noise and the keyboard gets pretty warm – 52°C. Additionally, the bottom panel heats up even more, which might be very unpleasant after a long gaming session.

Average core frequency (base frequency + X); CPU temp.

Core i7-9750H (45W TDP)0:02 – 0:10 sec0:15 – 0:30 sec10:00 – 15:00 min
MSI GS75 Stealth3.56 GHz (B+37%)@ 95°C3.36 GHz (B+29%)@ 95°C3.20 GHz (B+23%)@ 95°C
Dell XPS 15 75903.25 GHz (B+25%)@ 98°C3.00 GHz (B+12%)@ 99°C2.69 GHz (B+3%)@ 92°C
Acer Predator Helios 300 17 (2019)3.09 GHz (B+19%)@ 55°C3.10 GHz (B+19%)@ 59°C2.99 GHz (B+15%)@ 66°C
HP Pavilion Gaming 15 20193.57 GHz (B+37%)@ 81°C2.88 GHz (B+11%)@ 73°C2.66 GHz (B+2%)@ 73°C
Lenovo Legion Y7000 (2019)3.34 GHz (B+28%)@ 72°C3.15 GHz (B+21%)@ 82°C2.99 GHz (B+15%)@ 79°C
Lenovo Legion Y5402.78 GHz (B+7%)@ 74°C3.08 GHz (B+18%)@ 90°C2.87 GHz (B+10%)@ 79°C
ASUS ROG G7313.38 GHz (B+30%)@ 87°C3.43 GHz (B+32%)@ 94°C2.63 GHz @ 73°C
ASUS ROG G5313.41 GHz (B+31%)@ 95°C3.23 GHz (B+24%)@ 95°C2.72 GHz (B+5%)@ 79°C

Real-life gaming

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-QGPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min)GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)GPU frequency/ Core temp (Turbo mode)
MSI GS75 Stealth1425 MHz @ 74°C1380 MHz @ 81°C
Acer Predator Helios 300 17 (2019)1364 MHz @ 66°C1351 MHz @ 78°C1529 MHz @ 71°C
Lenovo Legion Y740 17″1269 MHz @ 76°C1236 MHz @ 80°C


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