As for the battery life – well you will get about 6 hours and 13 minutes of Web browsing and a bit more than 6 hours and a half of video playback. Damage under such test conditions is not covered by MSI’s standard warranty. If you want full-on 4K action, you’ll have to bump up your budget a bit. Windows 10 Pro (MSI recommends Windows 10 Pro for business. Like pretty much all gaming laptops, the MSI GL65 burns brightly but also burns out rather rapidly. From the sub-standard colour accuracy to the cramped keyboard, the GL65 certainly has a few issues that tarnish the overall package. Chris also posts on his…, With an asking price of £1265 at the time of review, the GL65-9SD is sat comfortably down in the ‘affordable’ end of the gaming laptop market. You also have a perfectly acceptable touchpad, although it’s shunted off to the left side which is less than ideal if you’re right-handed. Specs (credit to Gatsky in a previous deal post): 15.6" FHD IPS-Level 144Hz 72%NTSC Thin Bezel close to 100%Srgb NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8G GDDR6 Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6-5.0GHz Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201(2*2 ax) 512GB NVMe SSD All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Like pretty much all gaming laptops, the MSI GL65 burns brightly but also burns out rather rapidly. Visibility is fine indoors, but don’t stray outside unless you enjoy squinting a lot. You’ll only get around 45 minutes to frag as many fools as possible, before the notebook keels over. MSI GL65 Leopard 10SFK-062 15.6" FHD 144Hz 3ms Thin Bezel Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-10750H RTX2070 16GB 512GB NVMe SSD Win 10. The MSI GL65 range comes with an ‘up to 9th generation’ Intel Core i7 chipset – our test unit had the 9750H stuck inside, backed by 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Adobe® products are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.Autodesk screen shots reprinted courtesy of Autodesk, Inc. MIL-STD 810G testing is conducted on select MSI products. All rights reserved. MSI, MSI gaming, dragon, and dragon shield names and logos, as well as any other MSI service or product names or logos displayed on the MSI website, are registered trademarks or trademarks of MSI. We may earn a commission if you click a deal and buy an item. All the same, once I adjusted to this setup, I had no issues with playing any kind of action title. Still, the 2.3kg chassis certainly isn’t a behemoth and can be carried around when needed. 4 hours of battery life... at most. You're also missing a few popular gaming features such as RGB customisation and ray tracing. MSI GL65 Leopard 10SFK-062 Review – Summary You don’t get any temperature monitoring tools or anything built into that Dragon Center app. The testing is not a representation of MSI products satisfying U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requirements or for military use. Learn More. Its design is cumbersome, the screen quality is poor and the keyboard is uncomfortably cramped. That numeric pad is crushed up next to the rest of the board, while there are no gaps to separate the arrow keys either, which can prove rather frustrating. The GL65 accurately matches only 60% of the sRGB gamut and a measly 45% of the Adobe RGB range. Discussion. While we would't rule out an MSI GL65 purchase, you can better all-rounder gaming laptop alternatives at a similar price. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. An affordable gaming laptop with one too many major flaws, Chris began career in tech journalism with Future Publishing. If you’re not bothered about bells and whistles like full RGB customisation or fancy features like Ray Tracing, then the GL65 from MSI is worth a look. The display is also slightly on the warm side, hovering around the 6900K to 7000K point from low to high brightness points. We never, ever accept money to review a product. The MSI GP65 Leopard puts forth an excellent showing of the 9750H, scoring about 10% higher in both Cinebench R15's single- and multi-core tests than the Schenker Key 16 and its Core i7-8750H. The MSI GL65 isn’t aimed at enthusiasts or gamers who demand total control over their hardware. The MSI's five and a half hours isn't a record, but it's not a negative, either. With an asking price of £1265 at the time of review, the GL65-9SD is sat comfortably down in the ‘affordable’ end of the gaming laptop market. The MSI machine also performed well for general performance benchmarks. Of course, there’s no support for ray tracing on this lower-end Turing GPU, although that feature still isn’t extensively supported by modern titles. You get a respectable amount of travel and a comfortable typing action, although the key action does veer into ‘spongy’ territory. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Test results do not guarantee future performance under these test conditions. But when you are gaming, you will be surprised to have a back up of more than 2 to 2.5 hours. © 2020 NVIDIA Corporation. Product specification, functions and appearance may vary by models and differ from country to country. The names and logos of third party products and companies shown on our website and used in the materials are the property of their respective owners and may also be trademarks. These are unfortunately weaker than watered-down supermarket lager, even when you boost the volume, so you’re far better off using a proper gaming headset. Not a bad result exactly, but surpassed by many other gaming rivals. MSI GL65 10Sx’s 144Hz IPS panel (AUO B156HAN08.4 (AUOAF90)) has a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, decent contrast ratio, and doesn’t flicker at any brightness level. Adobe product box shots reprinted with permission from Adobe Systems Incorporated. Got this laptop not long ago and I was hoping I could use it for at least 2-3 hours. And portability shouldn’t be a top priority, as this is one chunky monkey despite being a 15.6-incher. Visual representation of the products may not be perfectly accurate. So in the Powermark test, the notebook ran out of juice in precisely one hour and forty minutes. Although we endeavor to present the most precise and comprehensive information at the time of publication, a small number of items may contain typography or photography errors. Even when you’re simply browsing the web or updating that accounts spreadsheet, the battery meter drops at the rate of 1% per minute. The GL65 is a huge upgrade over the GL63 in terms of visuals, weight, performance, and size. We use industry standard tests in order to compare features properly. PCMark 8 Battery Life: 3 hours and 36 minutes Battery Life (TechRadar movie test): 4 hours and 38 minutes Middle Earth: Shadow of War: 119 fps; (1080p, Low): 68 fps (1080p, Ultra)