• CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 64GB DDR4
  • Weight: 1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)

Pros

  • Acceptable battery life
  • Satisfactory keyboard design
  • Good color coverage - 95% of sRGB (AUO B156HAN08.2 (AUO82ED))
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust brightness (AUO B156HAN08.2 (AUO82ED))
  • Blazingly fast 144Hz display with a lot of built-in customization options (AUO B156HAN08.2 (AUO82ED))
  • Supports RAID 0
  • Seamless work thanks to the responsive touchpad, fast SSD and high refresh rate screen
  • Thin and light aluminum design

Cons

  • Very hot on the bottom
  • Lacks an SD card slot
  • Get's pretty loud under pressure

MSI GS65 Stealth - Specs

CPU Performance #8
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 5.7%
  • Intel Core i7-9750H 6.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8750H
  • Intel Core i7-8850H 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8700 5.5%
GPU Performance #7
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 1.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) 6.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) 1.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5) 4.1%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, IPS
panel 1
AUO B156HAN08.2 (AUO82ED)
Color accuracy 4.4 -> 1.7
HDD/SSD
512GB PCIe SSD
M.2 Slot
2x M.2 SSD NVMe PCIe Gen3
RAM
64GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
82Wh,4-cell
Body material
Aluminum
Dimensions
358 x 248 x 17.9 mm (14.09" x 9.76" x 0.70")
Weight
1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Displayport mini
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack 2x audio jacks
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology
  • Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B156HAN08.2 (AUO82ED)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 338 cd/m2
sRGB 96%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1260:1
dE Color Checker 4.4 1.7
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

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The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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MSI GS65 Stealth in-depth review

Today we are looking at a very rare breed of laptops. It is called the MSI GS65 Stealth and it features a stylish - near industrial design. Actually, with the advance of technology manufacturers are able to provide very powerful laptops at a very tight chassis and business-looking laptops. Basically, there are two options for a gaming laptop - the one is to be extra bulky and try to mimic a desktop experience, while the other is to give up some of the performance and stick all of the gaming har[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8750H

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$6544.00+79%
price
1378.00+10.4%
performance
1197.00-4.1%
1187.00-4.9%
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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price
14786.00-2.7%
performance
0.00-100%
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
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price
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performance
6.37-40.6%
0.00-100%

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$5109.00+40%
price
20247.00+2.9%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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price
4871.00+8.7%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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price
4717.00+5.3%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$5109.00+40%
price
6095.00+12.3%
performance

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
84 fps
57 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
115 fps
107 fps
105 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144+ fps
140 fps
82 fps
55 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
104 fps
100 fps
89 fps
60 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
128 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
130 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
124 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
79 fps
70 fps
63 fps
54 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
134 fps
102 fps
98 fps
65 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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