Thin and light gaming laptop PC, the MSI GF65 9SEXR-693FR Thin black has a 15-inch Full HD anti-glare screen whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity in games. It is able to run recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card with ray tracing which accelerates processing such as the Hexa Core i7 Coffee Lake Refresh processor. The responsiveness of this computer is reinforced by its fast SSD storage and this laptop also benefits from a connection with 2 USB 3.1 Type-C and a backlit chiclet keyboard, however without a numeric keypad.
Characteristics MSI GF65 9SEXR-693FR Thin
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS thin edges 144Hz thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1 free M.2 slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 2 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI (4K @ 30Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Intel Wireless-AC 9560) Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111H-CG)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (red), Silver Lining Pring|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 51Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.86 Kg / 359 x 254 x 21.7|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GF65 9SEXR-693FR Thin
With its thin and light metallic frame with angular lines in brushed metal finish with touches of red, this laptop sports a relatively elegant design for a gaming laptop.
Cooler Boost 5 technology is responsible for cooling it by combining 2 fans with 6 heat pipes as well as ventilation grilles present at the rear, on the left and below
In terms of connectivity, this gaming computer is well equipped with its 2 USB 3.1 Type-C (against 1 usually only), its Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, its HDMI video output practical for easily connecting it to a TV or a monitor for example, its audio and Ethernet ports or even its 2 USB 3.0 compatible USB 2.0 ensuring transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are there are connected.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is convenient for better discerning its keys in the dark. However, it does not have a numeric keypad on the right, although it is a standard 15-inch.
Gamers are clearly the target of this computer whose screen is adorned with a refresh rate of 144Hz which improves fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has large horizontal and vertical viewing angles. It also displays colors more faithful than the average and is well suited to High Definition content and especially videos thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also ensures better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the MSI GF65 9SEXR-693FR Thin
The MSI GF65 9SEXR-693FR Thin may appeal to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that is relatively thin and light in gaming performance and creative oriented.
Thanks to its dedicated NVIDIA Turing high-end GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card with ray tracing, this computer is capable of running the user\’s favorite games.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 2060 has the advantage of speeding up processing under software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
NVIDIA Optimus technology being part of it, it favors as much as possible an operation on the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor. Modest, the Intel UHD 630 is energy efficient which promotes autonomy.
The GeForce RTX 2060 is in practice activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. Obviously with one or the other of these solutions, you can watch photos and videos.
To further enhance responsiveness in games, MSI equips this thin and light PC with SSD storage. Thanks to the latter, this laptop is much more responsive and fluid on a daily basis than if it had a simple hard drive. This translates in practice, for example, to a faster arrival on the cards of online games or even faster games / software launches, processing and starts / stops.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive while being more robust, more energy efficient and silent. Here, we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in phase with the standard of hard drives. But it may be too fair for some.
In this case, however, we have the option of adding a second SSD via the free M.2 slot. But also of course to use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
Built around an Intel HM370 chipset, a Hexa Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh processor and 8 GB of RAM, this gaming laptop delivers solid overall performance capable of satisfying as many users as possible.
In particular, the Core i7-9750H guarantees much faster processing than a Quad Core processor in CPU-intensive areas that take advantage of multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
Note, however, that the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable in games compared to a Quad Core.
Finally on the autonomy side, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose finesse and lightness facilitate transport.
However, this involves noise and heating in the event of heavy loads (eg: games, treatments).