MSI GL65 9SD-056CA w/ Core™ i5-9300H, 8GB, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6in Full HD 120Hz, GeForce GTX 1660Ti, Windows 10

MX79268 GL65 9SD-056CA w/ Core™ i5-9300H,  8GB, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6in Full HD 120Hz, GeForce GTX 1660Ti, Windows 10
MX79268 GL65 9SD-056CA w/ Core™ i5-9300H,  8GB, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6in Full HD 120Hz, GeForce GTX 1660Ti, Windows 10 MX79268 GL65 9SD-056CA w/ Core™ i5-9300H,  8GB, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6in Full HD 120Hz, GeForce GTX 1660Ti, Windows 10 MX79268 GL65 9SD-056CA w/ Core™ i5-9300H,  8GB, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6in Full HD 120Hz, GeForce GTX 1660Ti, Windows 10 MX79268 GL65 9SD-056CA w/ Core™ i5-9300H,  8GB, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6in Full HD 120Hz, GeForce GTX 1660Ti, Windows 10

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Great For The Price

Submitted on Monday, May 11, 2020
By Brandon
From Edmonton West

Strengths of the product

-Powerful GPU -Backlit full sized keyboard (takes a little getting used to) -Screen has great viewing angle and bends back almost completely flat -up-gradable spot for storage (2.5' bay for SSD or HHD with no additional hardware required) -up-gradable ram (see summary) -Neat preloaded MSI software and not a lot of additional "bloat ware"

Weaknesses of the product

-Touch pad (see summary) -only 8GB of ram from manufacture -backlit keyboard is only one color and brightness can't be adjusted from what I can tell -The speakers are just terrible

Additional Comments

This laptop is great if you wanting an entry level gaming laptop. The GTX 1660ti is superb and very comparable to my old GTX 780 which is saying a lot for something only a faction of the size and cost. If your like me and want a laptop mostly for watching Youtube/Twitch and hoping onto games when you feel inspired this laptop is almost perfect as is. With that being said the games I play are 5 to 10 years old like Skyrim, Minecraft and BF1. Now I say "ALMOST perfect as is" because if you plan to play any games more demanding then League or CSGO you'll need to upgrade with an additional stick of ram! One 8GB single channel stick of ram is a huge bottle neck and you'll be asking yourself why the FPS is so low with a 1660TI. After I upgraded and installed another 8GB stick of ram, making it dual channel memory, this machine really met my expectations with performance. For example BF1 on ultra settings with 8GB of ram the FPS was around 40 - 60 dropping down more then desired due to bottle neck single channel memory. After upgrading and adding an additional 8GB of ram, giving the system dual channel memory, FPS shot up to 70-90! My biggest annoyance with this laptop is the track pad and the design of chassis around it. The track pad is to large and I find myself searching for the left and right click buttons every time. Due to this large form factor at the top edge where it meets the space bar there is a ridge in the chassis. For gaming or typing this sucks because my thumb knuckle sit right on this high point or smashes into it when reaching the space bar to jump! With that being said once you get used to it and adjust your thumb accordingly its not that bad. In summary this laptop is great for gaming as long as the ram is upgraded for dual channel performance and is perfect or dare I say overkill for everyday use like Youtube and playing Minecraft. Hopefully this review helped you!

GL65 Review

Submitted on Tuesday, January 07, 2020
By Tommy
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

- Crisp monitor - Super fast - Good deal for $1100

Weaknesses of the product

- Speaker is weak - Fan is loud - Windows key is in a weird position

Additional Comments

The laptop at $1100 is a really good deal. Does everything I need it to do. The downfall of this computer is the loud fans and the speakers aren't that great.
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