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Latest release in the range MSI, we’ve been running tests onGF65 Thin…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.So we ran tests on MSI GF65 Thin to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
GF65 Thin adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the GF65 Thin from MSI seems to be.
With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The processor chosen for this model is a Intel Core i5-9300H. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, MSI offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even with 512 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Last point about the autonomy. the GF65 Thin can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. 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.
GF65 Thin the right choice for watching movies ?
The GF65 Thin will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
For this model, MSI thought big. Large by size, with 15.6 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.9 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this GF65 Thin. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a Intel Core i5-9300H sufficient one for audio and video. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it GF65 Thin seems inappropriate. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. 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.
The GF65 Thin- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes GF65 Thin to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It GF65 Thin weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. For 15.6 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this GF65 Thin. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
By equipping this model with a processorIntel Core i5-9300H, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this GF65 Thin. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .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.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it GF65 Thin has 4 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models 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…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not GF65 Thin really made for travelling.
The GF65 Thin for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this GF65 Thin may be fine. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Intel Core i5-9300H makes it possible. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
The designers of MSI have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The GF65 Thin has only got one, with total 512 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The autonomy of this GF65 Thin is of 5 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.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it GF65 Thin receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
The GF65 Thin for online or local games.
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. MSI has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
With its graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 card and processor Intel Core i5-9300H, MSI has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Intel Core i5-9300H and the board NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
The huge advantage of choosing a gamer laptop is that they are able to do everything very quickly. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For online gaming, it GF65 Thin has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15.6 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For autonomy, 5 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 15.6 inches, thin and rather light (1.9 Kg), make this GF65 Thin an excellent one for a video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Is the GF65 Thin adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. Perfectly office oriented, this GF65 Thin is efficient.
A laptop that won’t match the users who have been won over to Windows. It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
MSI chose the matt tile option for thisGF65 Thin that does not reflect light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
GF65 Thin the right choice for the right use
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. And it’s all at an affordable price – GF65 Thin from MSI.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks