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[Newegg] MSI GS65 Stealth Gaming Laptop - 1060 6GB, i7-8750H, 16GB RAM - $1,599 (Reg:2,399)

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[Newegg] MSI GS65 Stealth Gaming Laptop - 1060 6GB, i7-8750H, 16GB RAM - $1,599 (Reg:2,399)

Canada Computers has the same sale but limited stock!

GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
Intel Core i7 8th Gen 8750H
16 GB DDR4 2400MHz
256 GB NVMe SSD
15.6" 1920 x 1080 144hz screen
Weight: 4.14 lbs / 1.8 kg
Battery life according to reviews is 6 hours if just playing video, I assume less than 2h on actual games.

Pretty good deal for something so light and also powerful. You can find laptops in this price range with a better GPU (1660ti, which performs slightly better) but not this light.

Same laptop was on sale at Microsoft a few months ago for $50 less. microsoft-store-msi-gs65-stealth-thin-g ... 9-2275348/
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https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/gaming- ... 90_x3_s04e
This Dell laptop is probably better. It has 9th gen i5 and a GTX 1660 Ti max Q.

1) Get 10% discount if you sign up for email
2) Ebates is 10% for Dell
3) $150 prepaid Visa

$1400 - $140 = $1260 * 1.12 (tax) = $1411.20 - $126 (ebates) = 1285.2 all in + $150 prepaid visa + $41 dell advantage.
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The price for this hardware lies in the form factor and CPU if you value those for getting multithreaded tasks done its not a terrible price but it's not even close to hot performance per dollar.
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Don't buy this laptop. I bought it for $1550 at MS Store in the spring. The build quality is terrible!! Way too much chassis flex for what it is, and it creaks and pops from me holding it. My muscular friend picked it up and put it back down quickly because it made a noise and he didn't want me to get mad at him for breaking it LOL.

If you can ignore how poorly this is built...its fast, quiet, and light. Best fan curve I've seen on any modern laptop.
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jaydubz wrote: This Dell laptop is probably better. It has 9th gen i5 and a GTX 1660 Ti max Q.

1) Get 10% discount if you sign up for email
2) Ebates is 10% for Dell
3) $150 prepaid Visa

$1400 - $140 = $1260 * 1.12 (tax) = $1411.20 - $126 (ebates) = 1285.2 all in + $150 prepaid visa + $41 dell advantage.
I literally JUST bought this.

OP's is 20% lighter at 4lbs instead of 5lbs but 1lb isn't that huge considering it's a gaming notebook.

This is a little lighter on RAM, CPU is 20% slower, but has a faster GPU.

More downsides: Crappy wifi but that's replaceable.
Also not expected to receive until like September vs this you'll get in a bunch of days.
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lightweight
high performance
cheap

pick two

MSI GS65: lightweight and high performance.
Dell: high performance and cheap
MacBook: none of the above but iSheeps will still buy
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death_hawk wrote: I literally JUST bought this.

OP's is 20% lighter at 4lbs instead of 5lbs but 1lb isn't that huge considering it's a gaming notebook.

This is a little lighter on RAM, CPU is 20% slower, but has a faster GPU.

More downsides: Crappy wifi but that's replaceable.
Also not expected to receive until like September vs this you'll get in a bunch of days.
Sucks to have crappy wifi and 2x4GB ram but the prepaid Visa will cover the replacements. The Dell laptop will still be $500 cheaper.
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meepsheep wrote: 2.34 kg (5.16 lbs)

vs 1.8 kg (4.14 lbs)

it's just the lightweight and form factor here
I wouldn't want to game in a lightweight form factor. It just means the laptop is going to throttle hard. And that 1 pound difference is not worth an extra $500.
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jaydubz wrote: I wouldn't want to game in a lightweight form factor. It just means the laptop is going to throttle hard. And that 1 pound difference is not worth an extra $500.
Some people will want that, some might not even game. It could be used for photo editing or rendering.
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lightweight and form factor makes a big difference when travelling. I was in Vietnam and Singapore staying in hostels, didn't want to leave it there so I carried it in my backpack every where I went. It was useful on the bus rides between towns to pass the time. (BTW, Netlfix in asia has My Hero Acedamia.) Anyways, the dell G7 was a back breaker and it was huge, took up so much space. I would have definitely appreciated this.

Not to mention, smaller = sexier in the tech world. Think of all the coffee shop chicks you will impress with this slim form factor high powered laptop. "sup girl, what are you reading? Me? I'm just editing some videos for my youtube channel about cats on my laptop."
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jaydubz wrote: Sucks to have crappy wifi and 2x4GB ram but the prepaid Visa will cover the replacements. The Dell laptop will still be $500 cheaper.
Wifi is garbage (or recycling) but I could probably recoup some money on the RAM.
Gotta find a good 2x16 kit though. Good thing DDR4 is dirt cheap.

Should get out spending about $200ish pretax.
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meepsheep wrote: Some people will want that, some might not even game. It could be used for photo editing or rendering.
Who renders on a notebook?
Also photo editing shouldn't need a GPU this strong.
But I'm also old so maybe photo editing now utilizes GPUs.
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death_hawk wrote: Who renders on a notebook?
Also photo editing shouldn't need a GPU this strong.
But I'm also old so maybe photo editing now utilizes GPUs.
Students. I worked at a computer store before and it's very common for a student to want a notebook with a good GPU and for it to be light. Stealth is very popular amongst them.

Yes it's weird that people would prefer notebook but they can't tug a desktop around on campus.

I also do Photoshop on desktop. A good GPU will definitely make it easier to work on as I have 5-10 .psds open at once and all of them are 2000x2000 pixels + and 300dpi. I went from 1050 to 970 and it actually made it easier to edit.
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meepsheep wrote: Students. I worked at a computer store before and it's very common for a student to want a notebook with a good GPU and for it to be light. Stealth is very popular amongst them.
Don't they have a lab they can use that'd be much faster?
Yes it's weird that people would prefer notebook but they can't tug a desktop around on campus.
I don't get having a requirement of doing it mobile. Unless schools now don't have computers and you have to use your own in which case I could see it.
I also do Photoshop on desktop. A good GPU will definitely make it easier to work on as I have 5-10 .psds open at once and all of them are 2000x2000 pixels + and 300dpi. I went from 1050 to 970 and it actually made it easier to edit.
I haven't done any heavy photoshop work in years too but wouldn't this be more CPU dependent? Or do I have to start telling people to get off my lawn?
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What screen is on the Dell? I tried looking for the info but it only says the size.
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Furiae wrote: What screen is on the Dell? I tried looking for the info but it only says the size.
1080p
No idea on refresh rates since I personally don't care. I think I read IPS somewhere but don't quote me.
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Does dell have something similar for $1000
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in the market for simliar spec but 2060, anybody know of ?

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