Last year's NVIDIA RTX video card announcement was a landmark event and identified one of the current trends. Apparently, now we will often meet familiar models of laptops with updated iron on the latest fashion. One of these notebooks is MSI GS75 Stealth, an example of technology evolution for gamers.
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The design has got a new product from its predecessor, which was noted for a discreet and at the same time solid exterior. In addition to hardware changes, the new generation of the Stealth Thin line is distinguished by a 17.3 ”diagonal display, as well as gold-plated hinge and hinge-cap inserts. The design, approach to the materials and colors of the hull design are also a legacy of the GS65, which will delight lovers of practical and relaxed style.
Increasing the screen area usually adds thickness and weight to gadgets, but this is not the case. GS75 has retained a thin profile – it is comparable in size to the majority of 15.6-inch solutions, which until recently were considered quite competitive and visually attractive. Nothing extra, everything is in place, except that the power connector is now on the left side. The display is still beautiful: it has an excellent color gamut (100% SRGB), the refresh rate is 144 Hz – you get used to these parameters instantly, and then you look at the budget models with sadness.
This year flagship laptops massively receive support for real-time ray tracing. Realistic image processing, dynamic and clear reflections in the glass – well, you already know everything (and who does not know, see here ). Was no exception and the hero of the review. The top model equipment includes the RTX 2080 Max-Q video card. Its capabilities are like those of the desktop: RT cores are responsible for processing the light at the hardware level, and tensors are responsible for deep learning and speeding up the processing of simple calculations. But the heat pack is less than that of a large solution.
It is the Max-Q technology that gamers owe to the appearance of thin, light and, at the same time, powerful gaming laptops, which have replaced heavy hulks. The same basis for MSI GS75 Stealth – the user will not have to complain about the overheating of the computer. In it, the load is distributed in such a way as to maintain a balance between the performance and the temperature of the processor. In games and benchmarks, the index does not exceed 75 degrees, and without the accentuated noise of coolers. It is necessary to pay tribute to the cooling system and a large, beautifully inscribed in the body grille, through which hot air comes out.
- Intel Core i7-8750H
- VIDEO CARD
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q with 8 GB GDDR6
- 32 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (2×16)
- 2 NVME SSD (M2) 512 GB in RAID 0, installation of an additional SSD is available
- 17.3 ", Full HD (1920×1080), 144 Hz, IPS, 16: 9, matte
- 1 x Type-C Gen2 / DP / Thunderbolt 3, 1 x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen1, 3 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2
- DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT
- 39.6 x 25.95 x 1.89 cm, 2.25 kg (with battery)
- RGB backlit SteelSeries keyboard, Killer Gb LAN network adapter acceleration mode, branded add-ons for sound and display control
- Single-core – 4823
Multi-core – 18916
- FireStrike – 14260
TimeSpy – 6510 (graphics 7382, processor 4519)
Port Royal – 6665
- CINEBENCH R20
- CPU – 2055
CPU – Single core 375
- PCMARK 10
- (all games in full HD)
- SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER
- 76 fps
- APEX LEGENDS
- WOLFENSTEIN II: NEW COLOSSUS
- Vulkan, ultra high quality, TSSAA (8TX)
- BATTLEFIELD V
- Ultra, TAA High
DXR on 58 fps
DXR off 72 fps
- FAR CRY New Dawn
- Ultra, TSAA
- METRO EXODUS
- DX12, Extreme, Hairworks Inc., AF16X filtering
RTX on 47
RTX off 53
- 4 hours
The movement of the laptop keys is soft and shallow, the digital block is not compressed. The distance between the buttons is sufficient to avoid typing errors, and at the same time to play and work comfortably – if, of course, you are not an ardent fan of mechanics and tactile response. MSI GS75 Stealth will also please fans of color extravaganzas: the laptop is equipped with a full-fledged RGB-backlit with a bunch of modes, effect synchronization with other products of the company, as well as the ability to tweak these same effects. You can set options in the Steelseries proprietary application at the Dragon Center.
We should also note the updated trackpad. He became a bit narrower, but longer. Its coating is made of glass, which has a positive effect on the experience of use. The device is sensitive to the touch – affects the optimization of Windows Precision for multi-finger gestures. In everyday (read: non-game) application, you can safely forget about the mouse, since it is very pleasant to work with the trackpad.
The sound is of sufficient quality: you can play without headphones and not pay too much attention to the noise of the coolers. The software saved branded add-ons that will help set the necessary audio settings. Music lovers will appreciate the support of high quality tracks and the use of passive emitters in the speakers, and gamers will not be left without their bass.
Thin, visually pleasing, productive, versatile – such is the hero of the review. Just the case when everything is cool on the outside, and the characteristics are on the level. Add support for RTX and a great trackpad in tandem with a nice keyboard. Yes, someone will complain about Max-Q, but this is a payment for an adequate temperature and the absence of throttling.
Against the background of familiar laptops for gamers MSI GS75 Stealth looks very impressive – due to the combination of black textured metal and golden accents. Not a hint of a secondary design, everything is original, in the mind, without acidic colors and strange forms. Due to the power and weight of a little more than 2 kg, the device can easily replace a stationary PC, help at work, make a company on a business trip and on vacation.