MSI GS66 Stealth 10SGS-031 with RTX 2080 Super review
Are you currently looking for the most powerful gaming laptop that has the new version of the CPU and GPU in one device? If you are, get this one while you can. Most gaming laptops we knew, pack either new CPU or GPU, but this MSI GS66 model comes with both.
MSI GS66 RTX 2080 Super External Appearance
Let’s start with the external appearance, in short, the whole laptop appearance is clean, stealthier and all elements have matte black color. They eliminated the gold trim accents that you can find around the edges in the previous generations.
This MSI GS66 RTX 2080 ultra-thin and light gaming laptop really looks rather simple and clean yet it’s the most powerful gaming laptop that you can buy right now and maybe this year, 2020.
Anodized aluminum Chassis
The device itself is made from the elegant anodized aluminum. In comparison to the predecessors, MSI has upgraded the durability level of this laptop.
This MSI GS66 RTX 2080 S overall appearance looks sturdier and there aren’t any flexes on the keyboard deck.
Despite being built with the metal element, this MSI 10SGS-031 still maintains its compact factor, it weighs less than 5 pounds or less than 2.5 Kg.
MSI GS66 Main Highlight
The main highlight of this 15.6-inch MSI GS66 Stealth 10SGS-031 gaming laptop is obviously the 300Hz screen. The Full-HD matte 15.6-inch display with an amazing 300Hz refresh rate. This means, your games will be rendered smoother and faster.
You’ll also have the advantage when you play shooting games because you can target your opponents with better accuracy.
In short, if you are a competitive gamer, you will want to have a screen that has more refresh rates like this laptop has, to get advantages and efficiency in very competitive rounds.
Furthermore, the screen has amazing brightness at 315 nits, and 100% sRGB color gamut as well as the amazing ~3ms response time,
At this point, if you want to have the gaming laptop that has the best screen out there, look no further, get this MSI GS66 RTX 2080 S while you can.
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SGS-031 Top Features
Apart from the stunning display, this laptop comes with many other features that most gaming laptops don’t have.
More USB type-C Port!
This MSI GS66 Stealth 10SGS-031 packs two USB Type-C ports!
For more connectivity, you will find a lot of array of ports to choose from. From the left-hand side, you will locate one USB 3.1 gen 2, a full-size HDMI port, a USB Type-C that supports Thunderbolt 3, and your AC adapter plug. And a very nice feature, you can charge your laptop using its USB Type-C port!
On the right-hand side, there are the audio jack, another regular USB Type-C, 2x USB 3, and one RJ45 LAN jack.
Longest Battery Life
Inside this beast, you will have the 99.9Whr battery which will give you the longest battery life you will ever have on a gaming laptop. A ~ 7-hours for a gaming laptop!
Having a good battery life on a laptop, especially on a gaming notebook is always a king.
Good specs but still upgradable
The MSI GS66 Stealth 10SGS-031 comes with dual-channel memory, 2x16GB total 32GB of RAM. This is also a massive memory capacity since most of the laptops out there comes with 16GB of memory.
There are two slots of the memory, which you can upgrade to 64GB. You can also find the two SSD slots inside the machine, which are upgradable as well.
Note: The RAM, SSD, and Wi-Fi Card in this laptop are upgradable.
Improved Cooling system
MSI is known to be the best gaming laptop manufacturer in terms of the cooling system and internal specification.
This MSI GS66 Stealth 10SGS-031 is no exception, they even improve the cooling system on this laptop compared to its predecessors. They include a thinner metal fan blade but it performs better than the fans from the previous generation. The cooling solution of this laptop will help more to solve the heating issue while you are gaming.
Other than the reliability of the motherboard, MSI produces the best keyboards in the market. The MSI Leopard series and this GS66 Stealth 10SGS-031 laptop feature the similar keyboards. The RGB keyboard gives you the ability to change the backlighting feature of each key.
The keys are well-spaced, and they are nice to type on. There are so many features you can try with its Keyboard software.
The Windows precision featured touchpad is fairly wide, constructed from glass and has a nice accuracy. This MSI GS66 RTX 2080 S laptop does not include the fingerprint scanner but it has the facial recognition feature. This means you can use Windows Hello to recognize your face to log in.
Different than most gaming laptops that have their speakers on the bottom of the device, this one has the speakers on the top.
They place the two speakers on the left and right sides on the keyboard deck. The two speakers on this device produce decent audio quality.
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SGS-031 Gaming Performance
The gaming performance, as expected with these premium specs, this laptop performs really well. The Intel i9 10th generation, the Intel Core i9-10980HK combined with the powerful brand-new Graphics, the RTX 2080 can actually push out fantastic nice frame rates.
This 8-core 16-threads CPU is the fastest laptop CPU on the market when it was released (around April 2020).
The performance of the RTX 2080S Graphics outperforms the RTX 2060, 2070, and 1660 Ti GPUs. Check out the Acer Helios 1660 Ti model if you look for a more affordable gaming notebook.
All of the GPU and CPU power are visualized on a 300Hz ~3ms screen, you will have the best gaming experience!
- MSI GS66 Stealth 10SGS Specification webpage
- CPU comparison
- GPU comparison table
This MSI GS66 Stealth with RTX 2080S laptop is a premium thin, a lightweight gaming laptop that also has a good thermal system.
If you are serious about gaming, and currently want to have a gaming laptop that has a brand new generation of processor, and brand new of NVIDIA’s graphics cards, consider this. It does not happen often where a gaming laptop comes with the brand new of everything in terms of the technical specs.
The internal high-end specs inside this laptop and the 300Hz screen are definitely your machines of choice to game.
The MSI GS66 Stealth 10SGS-031 is definitely the 2020’s fastest gaming machine!