MSI GL65 Leopard 10SFK-062 15. 6 " FHD 144Hz 3 MS slim frame gaming laptop Intel Core i7-10750H RTX2070 16 GB 512 GB NVMe SSD Win 10.
Great. She was ordered at 4/24 and arrived at 4/28. The RTX 2070 is flawless. CPU's perfect. Cooling is enough, but I haven't done a hard push on everything with the highest settings. The screen is beautiful. The keyboard is quite rad. The sound is better than expected. The MSI registration was simple and the installation was all a breeze. One thing to keep in mind is that the power supply is big and heavy, but with a full RTX 2070 here it should be expected. I mean, that could affect portability a little bit. That's not a problem for me, because that's my main game rig now and it takes care of everything.
This laptop is probably the best bang for your buck. A full RTX 2070 with an i7? Yes please.
I've tested a few games on this machine so far and the experience was great. Fans can be a bit loud when playing games, but there's nothing a gaming headset can't fix! Overall, I am very pleased with the laptop so far and would strongly recommend that anyone looking for a solid machine take a look at this laptop.
Pros: 144hz screen looks great
RTX 2070, enough said
Keyboard feels good and RGB per key is very nice
Cons: speakers slightly weak
I always had my Mac and I never thought about PCs until my MacBook died. I then bought an HP with better features than this laptop and I'm getting HP back because this MSI laptop is so much better. I bought this laptop for just 2 weeks and it's worth every penny so far. I don't use it to play games but the CPU speed is amazing, everything is fast. I use Ableton for music production and I need a laptop that can process tons of different moving parts at the same time. Ableton is working better than ever on this, there hasn't been any CPU crashes or overloading. The only reason this isn't the perfect laptop for me is because of the speaker. The speaker quality of the laptop is very mediocre. Of course, the sound quality of the laptop is just great. When plugged into headphones or other speakers, it sounds great. I just wish the speakers on the laptop would give a better quality sound. Still, it's worth it.
So out of the box, this laptop is very solid and well made! It feels like a black aluminum case. The fans have been pretty quiet so far. It runs Final Fantasy 14 on maximum charts in an overpopulated region and holds extremely well! MSI Dragon software even works pretty well to monitor the performance of the laptop! Super happy with this purchase so far! I really can't wait to test it!
Update 8-06-20-a few weeks later with the second GL-65 I am very pleased with the laptop. If you have a malfunctioning laptop, it hasn't been a month yet, don't be afraid to send it back to Amazon for replacement.
Update 7-22-20-I encountered my first problem; the left fan (CPU) seems to have a bad bearing, and when it spins in the range of 4000-5000 RPM, it will make a clicking sound. It gets worse when the laptop is tilted, which makes me believe it's a really bad bed. As long as these things happen and MSI gives me a good way to repair it I'm good at it. Currently, I have filed a lawsuit with MSI to see if they will send me a spare fan (I occasionally repair laptops) to save me the time and money needed to send the laptop back. Otherwise, I'll request a replacement on Amazon.
Update 7-22-20: MSI support contacted me and informed me that they could send a replacement fan, but I will have to pay $ 10 for it to be sent to me. That seems reasonable, but I don't like having to pay money to fix something I just bought. I'm a bit tempted to fix the laptop with a star, but I'll wait to see if there are any problems replacing it first. I decided to return the laptop to Amazon for a replacement. It only took about 10 minutes and a replacement is on the way.
I've been hunting laptops for several months for a laptop that could (possibly) play Cyberpunk 2077 when it comes out later this year. I came down with a handful of requirements:
1.) GTX 1660 TI, RTX 2060 or RTX 2070. AMD's mobile cards are not proven at this time, but the 5600m GTX came in slightly faster than the 1660 Ti, so I wouldn't rule it out. It's very rare right now.
2.) An AMD ryzen 7/9 CPU or 10th gen Intel i7/i9.
I was very close to buying the ASUS ROG G14, but the RTX 2060 MaxQ works at 1660 TI levels and is the least powerful RTX card available. Ray tracing is a token feature on which it almost never works. I also came close to buying the ASUS g15 and even closer to the HP Omen 15 as it has the RTX 2070 and looks like a solid laptop.
Then I found this laptop. The reviews are great, the thermal system is solid, the monitor is solid and the features are perfect for this price range. ($1400-$1600)
1.) One of the best i7-10750H + RTX 2070 laptops on the market. It was originally designed to handle thermals of these two components.
2.) The RTX 2070 is a 115watt mobile specification, meaning it is not a disabled MaxQ part running closer to an RTX 2060. This means you have a full 8GB frame buffer and better RTX support.
3.) I7-10750H, 3. While the generation is outperformed by the ryzen 5/7/9, it is an unlocked processor, allowing you to completely manipulate it once this laptop is turned on in the BIOS. This is probably the best Intel mobile processor you can have for gaming at the moment, as the i5 series is only 4-core and a bit weak without manipulation at the "K" level.
4.) The keyboard is quite nice. I immediately disabled the Rainbow RGB and turned it all green. I like how it looks in solid colours. The Trackpad is good and I love custom buttons instead of the silly "Mono-slab" made popular by Apple. Custom buttons are almost always better for power users. I still use a USB wireless mouse, but I appreciate the buttons.
5.) Building quality, when very plastic, is good. I was able to remove the lower panel to install an extra 1TB SSD and was impressed by the excellent heat pipe design and layout.
4.) No RAM module is soldered so you can upgrade to 32GB if you really want to. It is ideal that currently comes with 16GB.
5.) MSI software, though clumsy, is effective when you get used to it. I appreciate the" mode key " keys. The quiet mode is impressive, because while it manages to keep fans reasonable at ~3000 rpm, at worst it loses only 10-20% of your FPS.
6.) Performance in games is excellent. Red Dead Redemption 2 plays perfectly at 1080p maximum settings.Warhammer Total War 2 also plays perfectly (perhaps stepping back from some extreme effects for 60FPS+), and I'm sure the rest of my games will be fine too.
7.) Monitor / cover is solid, has very thin frames for top and sides. The lower frame is bigger, but not bad. The webcam is small, and there's actually something the Asus G14 is missing. The 144Hz refresh rate is impressive and the display reaches 320 nits of brightness, which is pretty close to ideal. There's some moderate backlight bleeding, but that shouldn't be a problem in games.
1.) Although not terrible, the MSI logo on the front is lit by the monitor's backlight and cannot be turned off. It looks a bit cheesy and I wish it had a solid cover with minimal logo.
2.) The design is moderately gamery, the bottom is a strange design mess (but effective vents), and the cover "ribs" are a bit cheesy. However, I think they've really strengthened the cap, so I'm not going to complain too much. I like HP's 2020 renewal Omen 15 and Asus G14 designs better.
3.) Play with stock balanced mode settings, fans can get very loud and the i7 CPU will happily run up to 95c and gas. This is more of an Intel problem as they fall behind in die shrinks compared to AMD and suffer from thermal problems as a result. However, I will address this later as it can be corrected.
4.) A bit heavy, but within reasonable limits. 5.1 pounds for the laptop and a large ~ 2.1 pound charger add a lot of weight to your bag. Although my previous laptop was 4.8 lbs with a 1-pound charger, I definitely noticed it.
5.) The glossy coating is a fingerprint magnet. If you don't like stains, it bothers you.
6.) Battery life is at the bottom of most laptops, but you can improve it by disabling CPU boost. With Normal web use I get between 3-5 hours and only one hour to play the game. You have to deal with it to get out for 5 hours. (Disabled CPU boost, Max battery mode, dim screen)
7.) Although this is in the top range of beam-tracking-enabled mobile cards, expect to be a bit disappointed as Nvidia has jumped the gun and needs another generation to make the RTX really attractive. It's quite handy, or you have to use 2.0 DISS to make settings that appear unplayable or expect to be downloaded. If you really want an excellent beam-tracking laptop, you'll have to wait until next year, when the next generation of AMD and Nvidia cards are rolled out in mobile form and will probably have much better beam-tracking performance.