MSI Stealth 15M test – not for gamers

The size of the average ultrabook is the Stealth, but this machine isn’t just made for work, there’s serious gaming hardware lurking inside. However, the surprising combination also involves a compromise.

A refreshing highlight in the sea of ​​gaming laptops is the MSI Stealth model, which lures gamers who want to eccentric with a matte snow-white look. However, more important than the color of the notebook, which is already available in black, it is thin and light, while it is home to hardware of considerable strength.

Proven solutions

On the sleek-looking PC you can feel that good quality raw materials have been used by the manufacturer. The hinges sunk into the lower half of the engine room take up little space, but the question is whether they will keep the cover stable in three or four years.

The display is completely average, 16: 9, FHD resolution, and 144 Hz, but its picture quality is not as good as that of its other competitors, HUF 500,000. The CPU is the latest Intel Core i7-11375H, which is quad-core and capable of good average performance, coupled with ample RAM and a 512GB, slightly slow SSD. The inclusion of a GeForce RTX 3060 GPU is both a joy and a huge burden for engineers to plan for proper cooling.

The ports aren’t a shame for the Stealth 15M either: you get a TB4, a DP-capable Type-C, two standard USBs, HDMI and an mSD card reader as an extra. Unfortunately, there is no biometric identification, HDMI is only capable of 4K 60 Hz, and the keyboard – although nicely lit – is a little too flat, the path of the soft keys is short. Unfortunately, you won’t be expanding your Stealth 15M, because the warranty will be lost when you unscrew it, and the interior is designed to have minimal room for maneuver.

The curse of leanness

It’s not hard to get bogged down on the exterior of the Stealth M15, especially if you want a white PC (and be careful not to get dirty or spoil it with the stickers you’ve received as a manufacturer gift). The configuration is suitable for all tasks, but only moderately for gaming: the GeForce RTX 3060 is strangled by the 65-watt consumption / heat production ceiling, and the cooling sucks even at low loads, and it fights audibly during games. The uptime is also awkwardly short, biometric identification is missing, we would have been happy with a slightly better keyboard, gamers will be looking for the Ethernet port in vain, and the oddity will be seen at a higher price than justified.

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