This MSI gaming laptop is on a strict ‘diet’

MSI’s latest in the GS lineup is a thin laptop with powerful internals. It is also (per its maker) the first laptop with a 144Hz FullHD display. Who is it for? Is it worth considering?

There are many products for people who look for gaming laptops. The list of products narrows down when one is looking for slim gaming laptops. It is here that MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF comes in. Coming from the renowned Taiwanese gaming computer maker, this laptop is being hailed as world’s first 144Hz thin-bezel display laptop. Launched at a price of Rs 1,69,990, what does this laptop offer to its buyers? More importantly, is it the right buy for those looking for a slim, productivity-focused laptop as well?

Specifications MSI GS65 Stealth Thin
Price Rs 1,69,990 onward
Processor Up to eighth-get six-core Core i7
RAM Up to 32GB DDR4 2400MHz/2666MHz
Display IPS, 15.6-inch, Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution and 144Hz refresh rate
Internal Storage 256GB SSD onward
Operating System Windows 10 Home/Windows 10 Pro
Front Camera HD camera
Dimensions (l x b x h) 357.7mm x 247.7mm x 17.9mm
Weight 1.88kg
Wifi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
SD Card Slot N/A
USB Ports 3, USB 3.1
Thunderbolt ports 1, USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack Yes
Mics N/A
Colour Black with gold accents

What’s new about the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin?

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is a gaming laptop. The design of this laptop is defined by the use of various outlets to keep its internals cool. To that end, its display is quite thin and has side bezels 4.9mm thick, giving it an incredible 82 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It uses a black colour scheme with gold accents that give it a premium look.


Looks apart, it packs a serious punch too. Owners can spec it with up to the latest eighth-gen hexa-core Core i7 processor. Buyers also get the choice to spec it up with up to 32GB DDR4 RAM with either 2400MHz/2666MHz speeds. It can be specced with an IPS LCD display measuring 15.6 inches with Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, and 144Hz refresh rate. It gets an 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GDDR5 Max-Q GPU that has VR capabilities too.



Its SteelSeries keyboard makes use of SteelSeries Engine 3 and gets per-key RGB lighting feature. The best bit about this keyboard is that it can relay key gaming info to users via the per-key lighting feature (it is still primarily a gaming laptop). The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is available with either Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. It is powered by a 4-cell 82Whr battery and promises to run for more than 8 hours on battery life alone. For times when battery runs low, users can plug the supplied 180W charger into the laptop.


This laptop packs an HD front-facing camera, two 2W speakers, and two jacks as well, one for a mic and a headphone each. Connectivity options on the laptop include Wi-fi and Bluetooth 5.0 by Killer Networking. For those long LAN gaming sessions, there’s also a RJ45 port for LAN cables. Other ports on the laptop include three USB 3.1 ports, one USB 3.0 Type-C/Thunderbolt 3 port, one mini-Display port, and a 4K HDMI port. The laptop measures 357.7mm long, 247,7mm wide, and 17.9mm high. It weighs 1.88kg.

Is the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin worth consideration?

The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF is a nice choice for those looking for a powerful laptop in a slim profile. It is not as slim as an Apple MacBook Air but it is not far from the MacBook Pro either. It is good option for those looking for a laptop that can handle memory-intensive and graphics-heavy tasks. It has four performance modes that users can benefit from, ranging from Eco mode to Turbo mode. Most importantly, the Cooler Boost Trinity tech (made up of three fans) ensure that this laptop stays cool even when delivering maximum performance.


There are more features on offer on this laptop. However, what makes it worth consideration is that it gets a dedicated GPU in that slim profile. Along with that eighth-gen Core i7 processor, the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin offers a powerful combo, one that all types of users can benefit from, be it graphic designers, video editors, or gamers. It is quite future-proof too, another small thing to consider.

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin – Synopsis

  • Prices start from Rs 1,69,990
  • Can be specced with an eighth-gen six-core Core i7 processor
  • Users can have it with up to 32GB DDR4 RAM with either 2400MHz/2666MHz speeds
  • Gets an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU with VR capabilities
  • Features per-key RGB backlit SteelSeries keyboard
  • Can be had with a thin-bezel 15.6-inch IPS LCD display with FullHD (1920x1080p) resolution and 144Hz refresh rate
  • Is powered by a 4-cell 82Whr battery and promises to run more than 8 hours on a full charge
  • Connectivity options include LAN, Wi-fi, and Bluetooth 5.0
  • Ports include one USB 3.1 Type-C/Thunderbolt 3 port, three USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI and one mini-Display port



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