For decades, MSI has once again shown they really are masters of gaming laptops. The MSI Stealth 15M A11UEK-009 15.6″ gaming laptop delivers top-notch performance in a unibody that is one of the lightest and most portable gaming laptops you will ever see on the market.
It’s hard to believe that this powerhouse has the same thickness as the 2022 MacBook air! Both are 0.63 inches thick but our guy here packs a lot more power to play your game, it’s amazing!
Speaking about power, we need to check out quickly about the specifications it has.
Here we go;
Stealth 15M A11UEK-009 Specs
|Product||MSI Stealth 15M Gaming Laptop: 15.6" 144Hz FHD 1080p Display, Intel Core i7-11375H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB, 512GB SSD, Thunderbolt 4, WiFi 6, Win10, Carbon Gray (A11UEK-009)|
|Screen||15.6 IPS display Full-HD 1080p with 144Hz refresh rate|
|Weight||3.73 lbs (1.69 Kg)|
|Dimension||0.63 x 14.1 x 9.76 inches|
|Processor||3.3 – 5.0 GHz Intel Core i7-11375H (4-cores/8-threads)|
|Memory||16GB (2x8GB) dual-channel (3200MHz)|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060|
|Storage (SSD)||512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3 SSD|
|I/O & Other features||1x (4K @ 60Hz) HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort), 1x USB Type-C (DisplayPort, Thunderbolt™ 4) with PowerDelivery charging, 1x Micro SD Card Reader, and a 3.5mm Audio combo jack, a 720p HD Webcam, Speakers 2W*2, built-in Microphone, RGB backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1|
|Strength & Weakness||VIEW|
10nm SuperFin CPU
The power and performance of your gaming laptop will be determined by many essential factors, and one of them is the processor, which will discuss in this review. To begin with, MSI powers this Stealth 15M A11UEK-009 model with the extremely efficient Intel Core i7-11375H CPU. It’s a Tiger Lake Intel chip that was manufactured with a high-end quad-core System on a Chip (SoC) which was designed to power premium thin and lightweight gaming laptops. It was also produced in a modern 10nm SuperFin process and is capable of reaching 5.0 GHz in the Turbo mode.
The H-suffix in its name (11375H) means it is a high-performance chip for powerful mobile computers like gaming laptops. Find more about Intel processor names and their suffixes here. Not all CPUs have suffixes.
Furthermore, this 11th Generation quad-core processor can handle up to 8 threads at a time, thanks to Intel’s HyperThreading technology. This chip also has a respectable 12MB Level 3 Cache, supports PCIe 4, USB 4 (Thunderbolt 4), Wi-Fi6, as well as hardware acceleration for artificial intelligence. Not all CPUs have these features.
In short, the CPU inside this machine is capable.
A High RAM Frequency
For the primary source of memory, MSI equips the Stealth 15M A11UEK-009 with 16GB of RAM. For the price category, that is a great deal of RAM! Most come with the minimal 8GB RAM, so you will need to upgrade it to play the more demanding games. This said this machine is more than capable to deal with multitasking while gaming.
Moreover, we need to point out that the RAM has a higher RAM frequency of 3200 MHz. Combined with the modern CPU which we have just discussed, this 3200 MHz RAM performs faster than 2666 MHz RAM for example.
As a result, you are getting a system that can perform all of your games without having to worry about opening up your laptop for a RAM upgrade. Though you will always be able to do your upgrade down the road if you think you will need it, the option is there. You can insert 2x 32GBs DDR4-3200Mhz RAM sticks as it can accept 64GB for the RAM maximum capacity.
The Next-Gen of GPU
In the coming future, you will see an increase in the number of games that demand more of the visual capabilities of PC. The older graphics cards will have trouble keeping up with the latest cinematic technology.
We are grateful that this MSI Stealth 15M A11UEK-009 comes with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with its 6GB GDDR6 VRAM rather than the 4GB GDDR5 (from the 20-series GPUs). This means, your new gaming laptop can deliver stellar performance to play modern games. Furthermore, this GPU sports RTX and DLSS technology that can make your games more cinematic and life-alike. If it is OK for you to get the less-powerful RTX GPU, check out this 20-series RTX MSI laptop.
See the difference below:
Silky Smooth Screen
One of the most essential elements of a gaming laptop is its screen, so we are going to discuss it now.
This machine comes with a 15.6 IPS screen that offers good viewing angles due to its Full-HD screen resolution (at 1920 x 1080p). Read this page if you prefer the 17-inch 2020 GF75 or this page for the 2021 GF75 model.
The display of the A11UEK-009 MSI gaming laptop also has an anti-glare coating, meaning it decreases overall stress for your eyes and decreases reflections. It’s an ideal screen for gamers, who spend a lot of time playing. This sort of panel also keeps the balance of the brightness to lessen eye strain. We encourage our readers to take a rest for their eyes after an hour or so to keep their eyes healthy.
Also, while MSI does a good job making the screen bezel very thin, there is still a webcam on the top of the screen, which you can use for video chats or conferences.
And what is more, the screen has a 144Hz refresh rate, rather than 120Hz or even 60Hz, see how silky smooth it is when compared to other screens with lower refresh rates.
The MSI Stealth15M A11UEK-009 has a pretty cool keyboard, I really like the fact that it is a backlit keyboard. It’s always nice to have a laptop with an illuminated keyboard, especially when you often use your PC in the dark. The LED lighting colors are not too obnoxious, and you can choose the RGB color pattern.
The trackpad is spacious and it supports Windows’s multi-gesture movements.
For a gaming laptop, this unit has a pretty impressive battery life, this is great if you are often on the road. However, your battery life will depend on the task or games you are running. The more demanding work your laptop performs, the shorter the battery life will be. If you can tweak some settings, including turning off the lighting of the keyboard, you can even reach more than 8 hours.
Thankfully, this laptop can be charged with the USB-C port (Thunderbolt). If you are on the go, this feature comes in very handy because you won’t need to carry the power brick. And because of its slim form factor, you can use your gaming laptop as a regular notebook.
Thin Versatile Laptop
If you are looking for the power and functionality of a bulky desktop computer in a laptop that can easily fit into your backpack, charge it with USB-C, and run your heavy PC programs and games with ease, we recommend this laptop. It will be your best bet for an RTX 3060 gaming laptop at the moment, especially in this situation.
All in all, the MSI Stealth 15M A11UEK-009 is a weapon for only great warriors, don’t take it for granted, it is no joke.