Up close with the exquisitely slim MSI GS65 Stealth Thin gaming notebook

Up close with the exquisitely slim MSI GS65 Stealth Thin gaming notebook

The announcement of Intel’s latest 8th generation Coffee Lake-H processors brought about a slew of releases of new offerings from all the major gaming notebook brands including MSI which announced a trio of notebooks sporting the new processors – the GE63 Raider RGB, the GT75 Titan and the titular poster boy of the new line: their exquisitely sleek GS65 Stealth Thin gaming notebook.

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin angled

What immediately draws the casual observer in is the fact that the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin is one of the slimmest notebooks that MSI has ever made and is  17.7mm thin on the side with a 180-degree hinge that allows the display to lie completely flat if needed.

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin side profile

The notebook itself is done up in MSI’s usual matte black finish with their Dragon Army logo on the top but it swaps their usual luminescent red trim for a classier looking gold trim complemented by an RGB SteelSeries keyboard that allows for per-key illumination to the tune of over 16.7 million potential colours on demand.

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin SteelSeries RGB keyboard

The side vents and cooling ports on the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin also incorporate exquisite craftsmanship with geometric, machine-cut grilles finished in the same gold trim as the top lid. This is quite a far cry from the usual stolid looking grills festooning other gaming rigs and classes up the whole affair by several notches. 

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin vent detail


In terms of hardware, the GS65 Stealth Thin has the notable distinction of currently being the gaming laptop with the world’s thinnest bezels at 4.9mm thin. This allows it to carry a massive 15.6-inch display that is also is the world’s first 144Hz/7ms Full HD display in a form factor that’s approximately the size of your average 14-inch notebook. What makes it an exceptional feat of engineering on MSI’s part is that they have also managed to cram in an 82Whr battery that offers eight hours of gaming on a single charge; an impressive feat of engineering indeed.
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin flat demo
The hardware on offer consists of the new 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD and your choice of either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 for RM10,688 or the GeForce GTX1060 6GB GDDR5 for RM9,699. The GS65 Stealth Thin does not have a preorder programme but will hit retail on 16 April 2018 in Malaysia. For more details swing by MSI’s official site here.

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin held by model

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