This is one of the first ever gaming laptop we’ve tested, that features a stunning 240Hz IPS panel with a screen size of 15.6-inch and supporting Full HD (1920×1080). Meet the impressive MSI GE65 Raider 9SF Gaming Laptop.
When it comes to good gaming laptops, there’s only a few manufacturers that spring to mind … and MSI is one of them. They’ve been making excellent gaming laptops as far as I can remember, and in the process they’ve built-up an excellent reputation over the years. They continue to do so with their next line of gaming laptops featuring Intel 9th Gen processors and onboard GeForce RTX 20 series graphics.
Yes, in this review we’ll be taking a quick look at their latest gaming laptop, the MSI GE65 Raider 9SF. The model we received is powered by the latest Intel 9th Gen Core i7-9750H processor, along with a GeForce RTX 2070 featuring 8GB of GDDR6 ram.
It come absolutely packed with some great features designed for gaming enthusiasts such as per-key RGB gaming keyboard by Steelseries, Killer LAN and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 4 giant speakers with sound by Dynaudio.
Other features include 16GB of DDR4-2666 ram, as well a SSD boot drive with 512GB capacity, and a storage drive of 1TB capacity.
For cooling, it comes plenty of exhaust vents and features a total of 7 heat pipes cooled by twin fans, to ensure maximum cooling performance during extreme gaming.
We would like to say thanks to MSI for supplying the review sample. For those who don’t know who MSI is, here’s a little blurb taken from their website …
As a world leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We’ve dedicated countless hours and committed numerous resources to the eSports community to support the world’s most aspiring and best gamers and use their knowledge and expertise in our products in return. MSI integrated all gamers’ aspirational functions in its gaming rigs, eliminating the tedious trial and error by themselves and pushing the performance beyond limits. The determination to surpass past achievements has made MSI a ‘True Gaming’ brand with gaming spirit throughout the industry!
Dedicated to gamer-driven innovation, MSI leverages its remarkable R&D strengths to craft top-notch, well-acclaimed notebook PCs, graphics cards, motherboards, and desktop PCs. Now, MSI GAMING Series receives gamers’ unanimous acclaim and the Pro Series has an excellent reputation for quality and durability. All these distinctive products have made MSI a forerunner in the high-end market. Also adding to the lineup are cloud servers, tailor-made IPCs, intelligent robotic appliances and human-centric vehicle electronics that further demonstrate MSI’s strengths and endeavors in artificial intelligence, commercial and IOT(Internet of Things) markets.
Earlier last week, we reviewed the similarly spec’d Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED XA laptop, which offered very good performance and features. Both come with the same Intel 9th Gen Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of DDR4-2666 and GeForce RTX 2070, but the Gigabyte laptop features a GeForce RTX 2070 (with Max Q) instead. Having said that, it’s still a very nice slim 4K laptop.
I’m hoping the MSI GE65 Raider 9SF can do one better. It does come with a RTX 2070 (non Max-Q), plus I really want to see that gorgeous 240Hz IPS panel in action, albeit FHD at 1080p.
Let’s keep moving and check out the specifications and features of the MSI GE65 Raider 9SF gaming laptop in our next page.
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