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MSI GS66 Stealth (2021) Review Rundown

MSI (Micro-Star International)Published on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of MSI GS66 Stealth 10UX 15" Gaming Laptop (2021)
Neoscore* 75%
  • Superfast, high-resolution screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Thick bezels

Summary

MSI GS66 Stealth is one of the first gaming laptops to support not only new RTX30 graphics, but also a 1440p 240Hz screen. Like the 2020 GS66, the new 10UX can be configured with either FHD or 4K UHD display, the latter of which delivers 100% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space. Another important feature that is carried over is the large 99.9Wh battery.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The MSI GS66 Stealth is one of the first gaming laptops to support not only these new graphics, but also a 1440p 240Hz screen. It features the Intel Core i7-10875H processor and the Nvidia RTX 3080, as well as 32GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The keypresses lack that precise snappiness many modern keyboards have adopted.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Superfast, high-resolution 240Hz screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • Heavy ray tracing effects still aren't ready for prime time

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
MSI's Stealth line sits at the top of our list of thin-and-light gaming laptops. The notebook brings the stunning good looks we've come to expect from the line. It beefs up the power with Nvidia's new 30-series GPUs and a 1440p display with a super-high refresh rate. For such a slim system, the MSI GS66 Stealth has a healthy amount of ports.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, slim design
  • Super-high refresh rate
  • Great gaming performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as the RTX 3080

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
MSI has made no major internal changes outside of the CPU and GPU swap. The cooling solution and components appear identical to what we observed on last year's Turing-powered GS66. LatencyMon shows no major latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is smooth but not perfect with 8 dropped frames.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Quieter than last year's GS66
  • Relatively cool CPU and GPU temperatures when gaming
  • Quiet fan noise when on Cooler Boost mode
  • No throttling or throttling when on FurMark mode
  • Very good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Fan noise could be louder when under load
  • Only one USB-C port

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
MSI's GS66 Stealth ($2,699 as tested) now has Nvidia's "Ampere" GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics. Despite an eight-core Intel Core i7 chip, our test model trailed the Alienware m15 R4 with an RTX 3070. It retains our Editors' Choice badge for high-end 15.6-inch gaming notebooks.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 240Hz QHD G-Sync display
  • Powerful GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Low-wattage components

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
MSI GS66 Stealth is one of the best-looking gaming laptops on the market. The all-black metal chassis gives off a great first impression. However, the design's biggest problem will have probably already emerged: this laptop is a fingerprint and smudge magnet – more than any other laptop I've reviewed. The 1080p 240Hz panel provides a super-smooth gaming experience.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Super-smooth gaming performance
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

1. ^ MSI GS66 Stealth (2021) review: Peak 1440p gaming. digitaltrends. 2021-02-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ MSI GS66 Stealth (2021) review. laptopmag. 2021-01-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG Laptop Review: How Fast is a 95 W GeForce RTX 3070?. notebookcheck. 2021-02-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ MSI GS66 Stealth (2021) Review. pcmag. 2021-02-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ MSI GS66 Stealth Review. trustedreviews. 2020-05-04 Retrieved 2021-05-05.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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