MSI snazzy GS65 stealth thin does a good job balancing the two personalities of the adult non professional gamer.
A Gt extension so many max Q model deliver decent tenaty game in performing for first person children performer.
And is complemented by a stylish, but acceptably businesslike design, with a relatively comfortable keyboard and usable for a gaming laptop touch pad.
It's not a cheap system, but at least it lives up to its price.
It looks, feels, and performs as you'd expect for the money.
The GS65 is also one of the trend setters, it incorporates a 144 Hertz refresh thin bezel display into a 15 inch gaming laptop.
And the MSI has some of the slimmest bezels we've seen.
Though the thin metal in the chassis makes it seem somewhat delicate, it's pretty sturdy with little give in the display and keyboard.
Well to vent it all over, the grills look rather interesting rather than gaming flashy.
The small cutout where the web cam lives also provides a slight lip which makes it easy to open the lid with one hand.
The 144 Hertz HD IPS display is a common panel option for many of the recent gaming laptops.
It's just good.
But it's better than the traditional gaming laptop displays.
And MSI offers a lot more controls over settings than most.
I found the Steel series keyboard reasonably responsive, with no obvious ghosting or rollover issues.
The flat key caps are a bit too slippery and undifferentiated by feel when you're moving fast in both games and touch typing.
All the Max Q laptops generate a lot of heat, and in cases like the all metal GS65 Even if it doesn't overheat, the metal makes 109 degrees feel even hotter.
Changing to cooler boost mode or auto or dropping back one step on performance compensate helps.
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