MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG Laptop Review: A slim and powerful gaming laptop with good battery life
The MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG is a sleek 17.3-inch gaming laptop that packs a punch. Unfortunately, while the device looks stylish by gaming standards, it could do with being sturdier. Hopefully, MSI addresses this with subsequent models by reinforcing or refreshing the chassis.
Internally, things shape up nicely, with the Core i7-9750H and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q combining to deliver excellent gaming performance. These components allow the 9SG to take advantage of its 144 Hz display, with most modern triple-A titles averaging around 90 FPS even at maximum graphics settings. The display scores highly because of its stable viewing angles, high brightness, good contrast ratio, short response times and accurate colour reproduction.
The MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG is a powerful gaming laptop that should make most gamers happy. Its flimsy case and high retail price are reasons to look elsewhere though.
We also like that MSI has included two NVMe SSDs running in RAID-0. The decision gives the 9SG comparatively good transfer speeds and a healthy 2 TB of storage. You can even add a third M.2 2280 drive should you need more space, although sadly MSI opted for a slower SATA III connector instead of NVMe.
The 9SG also has comparatively good battery life thanks to its 80.25 Wh battery and should last a full day’s use between charges. The flimsy case helps keep weight down too, with the 9SG weighing in at just 2.28 kg. Including Thunderbolt 3 was a wise move, and while there should be enough ports for most people, MSI had the space to add a few more. Overall, the MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG is a good option for those who are in the market for a mobile 17.3-inch gaming laptop. If you can overlook the deficiencies with its design, then the 9SG will reward you with cutting-edge performance on a gorgeous 144 Hz panel.