MSI Stealth 15M (RTX 30) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 8000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Dimensions
358.3 x 248 x 16.1 mm (14.11" x 9.76" x 0.63")
Weight
1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Card reader MicroSD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Nahimic 3
  • Optical drive

All MSI Stealth 15M (RTX 30) configurations

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Display Profiles

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!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

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 - screen profile

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.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

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. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the MSI Stealth 15M (RTX 30) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

 

MSI Stealth 15M (RTX 30) in-depth review

The first thought that came to our mind when we first took the MSI Stealth 15M in our hands was "Well, this looks familiar". In fact, its body is suspiciously similar to that of the older GS65 Stealth, but even in case the chassis is reused, the design is definitely changed. With that said, this laptop is directly marketed towards gamers and "young professionals", and promotes speed and power. Moreover, according to MSI, this is the thinnest and lightest gaming notebook on the market, but as[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Good amount of power inside a very thin and light notebook
  • 3200 MHz memory in dual-channel, one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, Thunderbolt 4 + Wi-Fi 6 support, and a MicroSD card reader
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (BOE NV156FHM-NX4)
  • Has a good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (BOE NV156FHM-NX4)
  • 144Hz refresh rate paired with relatively good pixel response times (BOE NV156FHM-NX4)

Cons

  • The cooling is a bit inefficient (and sounds weird)
  • It gets pretty warm on the outside when gaming
  • Covers only half of the sRGB color gamut (BOE NV156FHM-NX4)
  • Battery life is only average

Inside MSI Stealth 15M - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
209
fps
178
fps
135
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
142
fps
85
fps
69
fps
43
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
172
fps
138
fps
82
fps
54
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
89
fps
75
fps
63
fps
52
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
91
fps
75
fps
60
fps
50
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
452
fps
269
fps
148
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
184
fps
133
fps
115
fps
78
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
325
fps
312
fps
285
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
146
fps
121
fps
110
fps
101
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
187
fps
155
fps
142
fps
122
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
158
fps
136
fps
132
fps
115
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
101
fps
91
fps
78
fps
53
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
Bench
155
fps
149
fps
127
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
178
fps
112
fps
73
fps
56
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
Bench
113
fps
56
fps
27
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
274
fps
246
fps
228
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
110
fps
98
fps
74
fps
57
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
 
Bench
81
fps
72
fps
66
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
108
fps
89
fps
86
fps
59
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
219
fps
190
fps
156
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
196
fps
190
fps
189
fps
189
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
136
fps
111
fps
94
fps
74
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
189
fps
183
fps
164
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
90
fps
77
fps
72
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
385
fps
369
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
Bench
143
fps
137
fps
110
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
151
fps
137
fps
128
fps
109
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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