As a preamble to this test
Latest release in the range MSI, we’ve been running tests onGL65 9SD-224XFR…What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
GL65 9SD-224XFR compatible with internet use?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is in this spirit that MSI has developed this GL65 9SD-224XFR.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Material that seem to be well-designed.
A medium-sized, 15 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Core i7-9750H. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 4 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
The GL65 9SD-224XFR- the right model for streaming and videos ?
The GL65 9SD-224XFR will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
MSI decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 15 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 2.3 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it GL65 9SD-224XFR has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Core i7-9750H. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 16 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
It GL65 9SD-224XFR is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Is GL65 9SD-224XFR planned for travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model MSI. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.3 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 15inches.
No backlit keyboard on this GL65 9SD-224XFR. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Thanks to its processor GL65 9SD-224XFR, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. This processor allows this laptop to be one of the best in terms of power.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, MSI was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
With this model, MSI definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 15 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Finally with the GL65 9SD-224XFR, MSI deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The GL65 9SD-224XFR to make audio or video editing.
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this GL65 9SD-224XFR is the right choice. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
This model, MSIoffers an effective product without being too expensive.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 500 Gb available of the hard disk.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The GL65 9SD-224XFR allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The autonomy of this GL65 9SD-224XFR is of 4 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the GL65 9SD-224XFRi s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
GL65 9SD-224XFR for video games?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. On this GL65 9SD-224XFR, MSI has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and the processor Core i7-9750H, are of last generation, and allow to display beautiful images. This card is one of the best of the moment. And despite the power of the components, the engineers at de MSI have designed an efficient cooling system.
The huge advantage of choosing a gamer laptop is that they are able to do everything very quickly. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this GL65 9SD-224XFR an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
For online gaming, it GL65 9SD-224XFR has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15 inches size.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this GL65 9SD-224XFR is an excellent choice for video game use. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 4 hours. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
Is the GL65 9SD-224XFR adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This GL65 9SD-224XFR is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
For those familiar with Microsoft Windows, this GL65 9SD-224XFR may be a little unsettling. MSI installed Sans OS to make it work.
It GL65 9SD-224XFR is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. This model weighs 2.3 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This GL65 9SD-224XFR eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, the GL65 9SD-224XFR is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Finally, the GL65 9SD-224XFR….
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the GL65 9SD-224XFR you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks