Thin and light, the designer- oriented MSI GF65 10UE-284FR Thin gaming laptop is able to support recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card. This GPU also accelerates multimedia processing like the high-performance core combining Hexa Core i5 Comet Lake-H Intel processor and 16 GB of RAM. Equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display whose frequency of 144Hz improves fluidity in games, this versatile black laptop designed for gaming and creating enjoys enhanced responsiveness with its fast SSD storage, a chiclet keyboard backlit or a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connection.
Features of the MSI GF65 10UE-284FR Thin
|15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)
|Intel Core i5-10500H Comet Lake-H (2.5 GHz, 6 cores)
|Installed RAM (max)
|16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
|NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated Max-Q, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus
|512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4) 1 free M.2 SSD slot
|2 USB 3.0 2 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI (4K @ 60Hz)
|Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1 Gigabit Ethernet (RTL8111HS-CG)
|Yes (red), Silver Lining Print
|2 speakers (2 x 2W), Nahimic 3 Audio Boost
|Windows 10 64-bit
|battery life announced / Battery
|4h30 / Li-Polymer 3 cells 4160mAh 51Whr
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|1.86 Kg / 359 x 254 x 21.7
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI GF65 10UE-284FR Thin
With its thin black design and light brushed metal finish with touches of red, this laptop PC designed to play and create sports a relatively elegant and discreet gamer allure.
It is cooled by Cooler Boost 5 technology via 2 fans, 6 heat pipes and air outlets.
This designer-oriented gaming laptop PC is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 2 USB-C (against 1 maximum usually), Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect wirelessly, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connecting USB 3.0 peripherals.
SteelSeries participated in the design of the keyboard to be adapted to the habits of the gamers. On the other hand, it does not have a numeric keypad while its presence is standard from 15 inches, which will disappoint those who regularly enter numbers.
We appreciate in any case that the keys can be backlit so that they can be better distinguished in a dark environment.
Gamers will appreciate that the screen enhances fluidity in games with its 144Hz refresh rate above the 60Hz standard. The screen has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology. As a bonus, it lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the MSI GF65 10UE-284FR Thin
The MSI GF65 10UE-284FR Thin may be of interest to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that is lightweight and yet performs well in gaming and creation.
It is quite easy to transport due to its thinness and lightness. Nomads will appreciate but will be disappointed by the battery life because it is approximately 4h30 in light use.
It must be said that this Ultrabook designed to play and create is powerful thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its Hexa Core i5-10500H Intel Comet Lake-H processor.
This duo notably guarantees much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad Core processor, the difference being particularly noticeable under work requiring RAM and CPU resources using multicore.
Creators will be all the more interested in this creation-oriented gaming laptop PC as it embeds the GeForce RTX 3060, a graphics card that accelerates multimedia processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony. Vegas.
In any case, the high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing primarily targets gamers because it is able to run recent games.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3060 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus however prefers the Intel UHD 630 as much as possible, a graphics solution housed within the Hexa Core i5 because it is energy efficient which promotes battery life.
Optimus actually activates the GeForce RTX 3060 to process graphics tasks deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630, especially for gaming.
In any case, whether with the GeForce RTX 3060 or the Intel UHD 630, you can obviously watch photos and videos.
Built around an Intel HM470 chipset, this thin and light multi-purpose multimedia laptop incorporates SSD storage which significantly enhances fluidity and responsiveness in use compared to a simple hard drive.
An SSD is indeed silent while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
Thanks to the SSD, for example, we get faster on online game cards than with a hard drive and we take advantage of much faster game / software launches as well as much faster processing and starts / stops.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers here a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting option to benefit from fast transfers.
Finally, despite the thinness of the case and the high-performance on-board components, the temperatures if they rise in the event of strong stress (eg: games, treatments), they are better controlled than average. On the other hand in these conditions, this Ultrabook is noisy.