Thin and light, the MSI Stealth 15M A11SDK-083FR is a stylish versatile Ultrabook with a gaming and creative focus that takes advantage of a 15-inch Full HD anti-glare IPS screen with frequency of 144Hz which improves fluidity in games. This laptop PC is also capable of running a number of titles because it embeds the dedicated GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDIA Turing graphics card which also speeds up processing such as the right amount of 16 GB RAM and fast SSD storage. with a large capacity of 1 TB which also enhances responsiveness. Efficient in everyday use thanks to its Quad Core i7 Tiger Lake processor, this laptop oriented towards gamers and creators also has a backlit keyboard and Thunderbolt 4 Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
Features of the MSI Stealth 15M A11SDK-083FR
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1185G7 Tiger Lake (3.0 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated Max-Q, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0 (4K @ 60Hz) microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, RGB per key|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 52Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.78 Kg / 358.3 x 248 x 15.95|
Chassis, connectors, screen of MSI Stealth 15M A11SDK-083FR
With its rugged anthracite Carbon Gray chassis due to its compliance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G, this Ultrabook sports an elegant and discreet design.
It is cooled by Cooler Boost 5 technology combining 2 thin-blade fans (0.1mm) with 6 heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
The connectivity integrated into this thin and light laptop PC is good, including no less than 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 (against 1 maximum usually), Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.1 for wireless remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port as well as 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers. performing up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit, here by a very practical RGB per key system for discerning its keys in the dark.
However, there is no numeric keypad on the right while this is a standard 15-inch, which will undoubtedly disappoint those who regularly enter numbers.
The screen is adorned with a frequency of 144Hz which reinforces the fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard, which players will appreciate. Thanks to its Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format, the screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos. As it adopts IPS technology, the screen also has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the MSI Stealth 15M A11SDK-083FR
The MSI Stealth 15M A11SDK-083FR targets those looking for a sleek, thin, light and portable High Definition laptop with a creative and gaming focus.
In its thin and light chassis that makes it easy to transport, this Ultrabook nevertheless houses a dedicated graphics card GeForce GTX 1660 Ti NVIDIA Turing, here in Max-Q edition .
However, this GPU is capable of running many games if we agree to adjustments under titles that are greedy in graphic resources to obtain good playability.
In addition, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.
In practice, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, as needed.
Optimus gives maximum priority to the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated into the processor despite its modest features because it consumes little energy and therefore promotes battery life.
In this regard, while waiting for more complete tests, bet on about 8 hours of battery operation in light use.
It should be noted that the Iris Xe that we tested is significantly more efficient than the classic Intel UHD 620, which allows it to support titles that are not too greedy in graphic resources in addition to allowing you to watch photos and videos. like the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
The Intel Iris Xe is more precisely housed within the low power Tiger Lake i7-1185G7 Quad Core processor. This is coupled with a good amount of 16 GB RAM.
This core delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users. However, if the objective is often to perform graphics work requiring processor resources, we can rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt 4 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from (very) fast transfers.
And this especially since the storage is up to par, entrusted to an SSD which clearly reinforces daily responsiveness compared to a hard drive while being silent, more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and much faster. .
As a result, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster application / game launches as well as processing and starts / stops, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
In addition here we are dealing with a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity that rivals hard disks, enough to appeal to many users.
Finally, expect this creator-oriented Ultrabook gamer to heat up and make itself heard when it is strongly pushed (eg games, processing), especially because of its finesse and its greedy graphics card.