More and more mobile devices become narrow bezel or frameless design to get higher competitive capability.
As the Ultrabook or mobile phone in recent years, becomes slimmer and lighter is the most important trend.
Thought about the design on Gaming Notebooks, since the design needs more high performance hardware and cooling solution,
if the technology, ID and material is keep improving, maybe the frame and size could become thinner and lighter year by year.
Evantually there are 3 of 15.6” thin bezel and ultra slim gaming notebooks came out in the market, this time it’s MSI GS65, the company did work hard on the gaming market.
The full name is GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF, it comes with 3 versions by different hardware combinations.
Evolved from last version of slim notebook GS63, the GS65 designed with narrow bezel and brand new ID design.
By the way, the previous generation GS63 with GTX1050 graphics was high C/P ratio, really worth of the price with great value!
GS65 with metallic A cover and matted touched design.
Printed with golden MSI Dragon logo, the frame also uses shinning gold lines to make it looks higher quality and special.
The dimension is 357.7x247.7x17.9mm, the weight is 1.88kg
B side attached the AUO 15.6” IPS level panel, with FHD resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and 7ms response time.
The bezel only got 4.9mm slim, display ratio is 82%, camera on the top side is better place than some others at bottom side.
WebCam is 720P 30fps, the mic on both side support stereo sound recording.
The video image will have more noise if it’s darker environment, but the image quality and detail is better than GS63.
C side is keyboard side, besides of that it’s all matted metallic material, this is same design as A cover side.
Keyboard kept the design with Steelseries slim Per-Key RGB keyboard, but no numeric keys.
Around the slim type membrane keyboard notebooks, Alienware still better than GS65 of the feedback type feeling.
Power button on the top center position, use brushed treatment with golden edge frame line to make it higher quality.
A small light on the right side, white light means it’s using UMA, orange light means it’s using GTX graphics.
There were align with holes for airflow across the power button, that makes cool air into the fan to enhance the cooling system performance.
The MSI logo on the bottom of panel is not obvious, it will be more shinning if comes with golden material.
The IO port on left side
Kensington lock \ airflow exhaust \ RJ45 LAN port \ 2x Type-A USB3.1 port
The 3.5mm golden jack for HiFi headset and Mic audio jack.
The headset output design with ESS SABRE HiFi DAC.
The hinge frame and airflow exhaust hole design with golden material inside, it makes the appearance looks higher level.
The right side IO design
Start from left, Type-A USB3.1 \ Type-C Thunderbolt 3 with USB3.1 Gen 2 & DP \ Mini DisplayPort \ HDMI 2.0\ AC input \ black-golden airflow exhaust
There were three 15.6” narrow bezel gaming notebooks in the market, GIGABYTE Aero 15X about 2kgs, 18.9mm height,
RAZER BLADE 15 about 2.07~2.15kgs, 17.3mm height, the thinnest but also the heaviest one.
MSI GS65 formal shows 1.88kg, tested model is 1862g is the lightest one, 17.9mm height in the middle.
But most of the ultra-slim notebooks came with softer chassis, so the weight depends on the design,
the stronger chassis might enlarge the size. But it’s not always like this rule.
The GS65 display could open to 180 degree to become flat; it helps on office meeting or group discussion to share the screen.
If this panel could design with touch feature, that will be great.