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MSI blows minds with 4.9mm bezels on a gaming laptop! And the list of niceties doesn’t end just yet!
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MSI blows minds with 4.9mm bezels on a gaming laptop! And the list of niceties doesn’t end just yet!

by Vyncent ChanApril 4, 2018

When Intel releases a new CPU, Brands will usually clamor to release a refresh of their current line up with the latest CPUs. Rarely do we see an all-new design, but today we do. The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin shadows the other models MSI has released with the spanking new 8th Generation Intel Core processors. Not physically though, because it’s one helluva sleek baby.

One ultra-sleek hexa-core monster

17.7mm sleek, to be exact. While it probably isn’t the thinnest laptop you have seen around, it lays claim to being the first gaming laptop with a 144 Hz IPS display with bezels just 4.9mm thick. Thin bezels and screen-to-body ratio aren’t terms you often hear when discussing laptops, but the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin touts a stunning 82% screen-to-body ratio, higher than certain FullView smartphones. Even with those thin bezels, they still managed to cram the webcam at the top bezel, allowing for a more natural user experience. I have used the Mi MIX 2 with its selfie camera on the lower bezel, and trust me, your chin doesn’t look as good as you think.

The GS65 Stealth Thin breaks convention by applying golden trim to make the laptop glint. Even when going for a glitzy outlook, they have not forgotten their gamer roots, and per-key RGB illumination can be found on the keyboard by SteelSeries. It weighs a mere 1.8 kg light, yet MSI managed to pack it with a 82 Whr battery claimed to offer 8+ hours of battery life. With the new Intel six-core CPU and GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q under the hood, I would definitely want to put their claims to the test.

CPU Intel Core i7-8750H (6C/12T @ up to 4.1 GHz)
RAM 2 x SO-DIMM, Max. 32GB DDR4-2666
GPU GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 8GB/GTX 1060 6GB
Storage 1 x M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4
1 x M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 / SATA3 combo slot
Display 1080p 144Hz/7ms IPS-level, 82% screen-to-body ratio, 72% NTSC coverage
Audio 2 x 2W Dynaudio (Hi-Res Audio, Nahimic 3)
Connectivity I/O:
3 x USB 3.1 Type-A
1 x Thunderbolt (Type-C USB 3.1)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x mDP 1.2
1 x Mic-in, Headphone-out
Network:
Killer E2500/Killer 1550 + Bluetooth 5.0 (GTX 1070)
Killer E2500/Intel 9560 + Bluetooth 5.0 (GTX 1060)
Power 82 Whr battery, 180W power adapter
Dimensions  357.7 x 247.7 x 17.7mm
Weight 1.8 kg

For those who are looking for a less shiny model, the entire Stealth Pro lineup will also receive the new CPU upgrade. Aside from the new CPU, they will also receive full per-key RGB lighting on the keyboard, slimmer fan blades, Dragon Center 2.0, the new Killer 1550 networking and Bluetooth 5.0.

GE Raider RGB Edition

The GE Raider RGB Edition is the gaming laptop for RGB enthusiasts. Featuring two RGB strips with 24 separate zones on its top lid, this is the laptop to show off your true colors. Literally. Aside from its RGBae works, the GE Raider RGB Edition also sports some serious specifications like a GeForce GTX 1070 8GB and a 120Hz/3ms display.

CPU Intel Core i7-8750H (6C/12T @ up to 4.1 GHz)
RAM 4 x SO-DIMM, Max. 64GB DDR4-2666
GPU GeForce GTX 1070 8GB/GTX 1060 6GB
Storage 1 x M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4
1 x M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 / SATA3 combo slot
1 x 2.5″ SATA 3
Display 15.6” UHD (3840×1080), IPS-level / 15.6” FHD (1920×1080), 120Hz, 3ms, Wide-View
Connectivity I/O:
1 x ThunderBolt 3
5 x Type-A USB 3.1
1 x HDMI
1 x mDP
Network:
Killer E2500 + Intel 9560/Killer 1550i (802.11 ac 2×2 /BT 5.0)
Power 230W (GTX 1070)
180W (GTX 1060)
Dimensions  383 x 260 x 29.5 mm
Weight 2.49 kg

GT75 Titan

If you want to push the limits of mobile gaming, then this is the beast you want. Configurable with up to two GeForce GTX 1070 in SLI, this beast can take everything you can throw at it, and then some. The CPU is none other than the unlocked Intel Core i9-8950HK, which is capable of clocking up to 4.8 GHz. Throw in the real mechanical keyboard with per-key RGB illumination by SteelSeries, and you have a laptop capable of going toe-to-toe with desktop gaming rigs.

CPU Intel Core i7-8950HK (6C/12T @ up to 4.8 GHz)
RAM 2 x SO-DIMM, Max. 32GB DDR4-2666
GPU GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SLI/GTX 1080 8GB/GTX 1070 8GB
Storage 2 x M.2 SSD Combo (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 / SATA)
1 x M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4)
1 x 2.5” HDD
*supports Super RAID 4
Display 17.3” UHD (3840×1080), IPS-level (GTX 1080/GTX 1070 SLI) / 17.3” FHD (1920×1080), 120Hz, 3ms, Wide-View (GTX 1070)
Connectivity I/O:
1 x ThunderBolt 3
5 x Type-A USB 3.1
1 x HDMI
1 x mDP
Network:
Killer DoubleShot Pro with 10Gbps Killer Ethernet and Killer Wireless-AC 1550

No information regarding pricing nor availability in Malaysia has been announced yet. But we will surely update when we find out more!

Pokdepinion: I am a sucker for black and gold color schemes…

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy student.
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