MSI GS66 Stealth Review

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Are looking for a powerful gaming laptop with correct performance, eye-catching minimalist design and long battery life? Then the GS66 Stealth model may take your attention. The GS66 Stealth is the successor of the GS65 Stealth Thin model. Both are gaming laptops that can be used as well in work environments, but let’s see why the GS66 Stealth is one of the best MSI gaming laptops

MSI GS66 Stealth: Design

The MSI GS66 Stealth has a sleek design in a matte black color with a subtle Dragon logo in semi-gloss matte finish. It has a reinforced black aluminum chassis for a rigid daily use. Its design allows you to use it in different situations such as work environments, gaming and for creative workloads.

Perhaps, the GS66 is not the slimmest or lightness gaming laptop on the market. The GS66 Stealth measures 14.2 x 9.7 inches and is 0.77 inches thick, weighs 4.6 lbs. (2.1kg); while, one of its rivals, like the Asus Zephyrus ROG G14 measures 12.8″ x 8.7″ x 0.7″ and weighs 3.5 lbs. 

If you are looking for a robust portable machine with impressive build quality with a premium look, the MSI GS66 stealth is the right for you.

MSI GS66 Stealth: Display

About display, the GS66 Stealth has a matte anti-glare display of 15.6-inch with 1920 x 1080 pixels. The starting configuration of the GS66 Stealth comes with 240Hz and 1080p display. The display is fast and smooth enough for hectic titles. Also, you have the option to select from 140Hz till 300Hz refresh rate according to the configurations. For instance, the 240Hz refresh rate is ultra-fast, which is perfect for esport games. But, it is not for single-player games, in which a 144Hz panel works better.

However, we need to mention that the screen has no G-Sync, which is important for single-player games. This means that single-player’s games will run smoother on portable devices which includes Nvidia chips. Moreover, the MSI GS66 Stealth offers an impressive contrast, color accuracy and brightness. The device delivers vibrant visuals with so clearly details, thanks to the sRGB color gamut. In addition, you have the option to change the presets in MSI Color utility, which are Gamer, Movie, Anti-Blue, sRGB, Office and Designer.

MSI GS66 Stealth: Keyboard and Ports

The keyboard is well spaced and very comforable to use.

The keyboard of the GS66 Stealth model is very comfortable, fast and has good ergonomics. The keys are well spaced and have a brilliant backlighting. The keyboard uses a software called “SteelSeries Engine 3” in which you can customize lighting per key using 16.8 million colors in RGB LEDs. If you feel lazy to play with the customized color settings, you can use the eight preconfigured profiles on the SteelSeries button. 

In addition, the GameSense feature on the keyboard, synchronizes up the lighting of certain types of titles in order to blink or flash depending on what’s happening in your game. For example, you can customize the reaction on your keys when you shoot over someone when playing Counter-Strike. Another important thing is that the CloudSync feature lets you save all your settings on the cloud to use it anywhere you go. About the touchpad, there isn’t any issue using Windows 10 gestures with two-finger scroll and three-finger taps for example.

About ports, this gaming laptop has several ports which are very important for gamers. For example, you’ll find on the right side a USB-C Type Gen 3.2 port, two USB-A 3.1 ports, an Ethernet port and a headset jack port. Also, on the left side, there is a Thunderbolt 3 port, an USB 3.1 Type-A port, a full HDMI port and AC jack port.

MSI GS66 Stealth: Performance

This laptop is designed to support all your daily tasks such as searching on the internet, graphic design, video streaming, heavy workloads and, of course, gaming. 

The GS66 Stealth is a gaming laptop that has Nvidia Super GPU, which is the latest addition to Nvidia 20-series chips. This super new chip is expected to bring at least 50% better performance from the current one chips on the market. This model comes with Intel 10th Gen Comment Lake H-series processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU which delivers enough horsepower to play demanding titles with high-quality images. If you opt to get the configuration with the Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU, still you have a good gaming laptop with enough speed pace for esport games at 240 Hz. 

MSI GS66 Stealth: Configurations and Price

As we mentioned, the GS66 Stealth comes in different configurations and prices.

  • The starting configuration featuring 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 10750H processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB of NVMe SSD, an Intel UHD Graphics, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU along with 6GB of VRAM, 15.6-inch display, 1920 x 1080 display at 144 Hz refresh rate, costs $1,499. 
  • Another configuration has RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU with 8GB of VRAM with 300Hz display refresh rate and double the RAM, it has a price of $2,699.
  • A configuration with overclockable 2.4GHz Intel Core i9-109080HK CPU with 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive has a price of $2,999.

Conclusion

The GS66 Stealth has great components, several ports and fast-paced screens and battery life. If you like to play demanding esport titles, this is a good option for you. However, such a great gaming laptop comes with an elevated price. If you are thinking of getting one of the newest MSI gaming laptops 2021 with the latest Nvidia RTX 3000 chip, MSI laptop trade in at Gadget Salvation, to get some cash to pay for the new one.

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