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MSI Laptop: Beat your record wins with this 15.6-inch MSI Stealth gaming laptop. Its hexa-core Intel Core processor and 16GB of RAM sustain high-bandwidth computing, and its VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card lets you seamlessly dive into otherworldly realms. This MSI Stealth gaming laptop has 256GB solid-state and 1TB hard-disk drives for ample, efficient storage.

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Overview

What's Included


  • MSI GS63 Stealth-010
  • 3-cell battery
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (468 out of 475)

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Features


  • Intel 8th Generation Core i7

Windows 10 operating system

Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›

15.6" Full HD display

The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H mobile processor

Powerful 6-core, twelve-way processing performance.

16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming

Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.

1TB hard drive and 256GB solid state drive (SSD) for a blend of storage space and speed

The hard drive provides ample storage, while the SSD delivers faster start-up times and data access.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics

Backed by 6GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.

Dynaudio premium sound speakers with subwoofer

Elevate the audio aspect of your games for a more immersive experience. Audio amplifier and gold-coated audio jacks for maximum audio transfer.

Weighs 4.39 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin

Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 3-cell lithium-polymer battery.

HDMI output expands your viewing options

Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.

Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives

This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.

Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer

Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats.

Next-generation wireless connectivity

Connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards. Connect to a Wireless-AC router for speed nearly 3x faster than Wireless-N. The Gigabit Ethernet LAN port also plugs into wired networks.

Built-in HD webcam with microphone

Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.

Additional ports

Microphone input, headphone output and mini DisplayPort.

Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.

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Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Compact Gaming Laptop

    Posted
    ArtOfRock
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was looking for a gaming laptop that I could use as an actual travel/work/leisure laptop that could do both work and gaming and this truly exceeded my expectations. The case is a beautiful, aluminum and thin and light compared to the clearly cheaper Omen and bulky and still plastic Alienware equivalents. It is new enough to Best Buy that it wasn't on the shelves in the config I got, which has the 8th Gen I7-8750H and upgraded nVidia geforce 1060 with 6gb rather than the budget 3gb version. Between the new processor and the vidio card, I've been running games like Overwatch and PUBG on high with a standard 60fps and no lag. When it's running a game it does have a noticeable fan noise, but, honestly, when compared to my Alienware R4 running a 1070, it's practically silent in comparison. The built in Steelseries RGB keyboard is absolutely beautiful and fully customizable and squeezing in the number pad is always a plus for me in a 15.4 form factor. The screen is standard 1080p., which is fine for the size, but you can project on a 4k monitor for better rez, but it does affect framerate if you want to play above low settings. For everyday use the most amazing aspect is the battery life. I left the power cord at home one day, and just had the computer. Even with the keyboard in 'disco mode' lighting which got a few laughs from colleagues, and a couple of breaks gaming, the battery lasted a 9 hour day no problems. If I were to have a bit of gripe, it would be the touchpad. You do have to play with the settings a bit to get it to emulate all of the standard functions of a Synaptics touchpad in Windows 10. It still doesn't quite do what I expect on occasion, but more tinkering should fix that, particularly with sensitivity. You'll likely want to upgrade the SSD's in the system and it takes one M.2. and one 3.5 form factor hard drive, so it is upgradeable there. It comes with a standard 16gb installed, but I believe you can upgrade to 32gb. No optical drive, no touch screen, but 3 USB 3 ports, one USB 2.0 and a thunderbolt/usb-c port. The camera is not Windows Hello for login for those who have an Alienware, and the speakers aren't super great, but fine. An HDMI and minidisplayport are available for multiple monitors. Also, the base of the computer has a felt surface, which makes a difference for when using as a lap laptop. I did notice that there was some heat up in the upper right side during use, but not scorching like an HP Spectre, which I have two of. Overall, for the size, the processor, the video card and performance I would say get them while you can. This is a great upgrade from the previous version and is better for battery life and performance than any of the other 15.4 screen gaming configs available in store in Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slim, Portable, and Powerful

    Posted
    JJDesigns
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As a college student, I have been waiting to buy a laptop for my gaming/editing needs, and now could not be a more perfect time after the release of the brand-new line of laptops with the 8th generation Intel Core processors for gaming. I was checking out the ASUS GU501GM at first but I decided to go for the MSI GS63-010 because of its awesome value for the price point. (Also it's $100 less when I bought it and had the same price with the ASUS.) Here's what I like about the product so far: 1. FORM FACTOR - The laptop is slim and portable enough which is a huge advantage if you're travelling and working altogether. Sure, there are other slimmer gaming laptops out there but they are significantly more expensive and will probably have a Max-Q Variant for its graphics card. (This one has a full NVIDIA GTX 1060) 2. BUILD QUALITY - The laptop feels nothing short of premium. It has a full aluminum chasis with little to no flex on the keyboard deck. The Steel Series per-key RGB lit keyboard feels like a joy to type on and the lighting effects is always welcome. 3. THE SCREEN - This laptop has an IPS display with a 60Hz refresh rate (instead of the 120Hz as advertised in the overview in MSI's website) which should be a standard for every laptop out there. Viewing angles are good and as a photo/video editor, MSI's True Color feature is highly appreciated. I have no way to determine the screen's color gamut and accuracy but from what I'm seeing, the screen has vibrant colors and deep blacks. (MSI's website says the screen can be set to 100% of the sRGB color space.) 4. SPEAKERS - This laptop's speakers gets loud. When I first booted it up, I thought the speakers was at a 100% but it was actually at 67%. Childish Gambino's This is America sounds GREAT on this. The bass probably leaves something to be desired but that's normal for laptops nowadays. 5. STORAGE - Most gaming laptops would pair a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, but the GS63 has a 256GB SSD and the 1TB harddrive out of the box. Game and application file sizes are increasing constantly these days so if you're looking to future proof and not willing to switch out the storage drives, this laptop is probably the way to go. 6. LAPTOP I/O - One of the reasons why I chose this laptop over the ASUS GU501GM is because the GS63 has a wide selection of ports. Some of the ports that you wont find on the latter laptop is an SD card slot (which is absolutely necessary if you're a photographer /videographer) and this one has an Ethernet port (If you're looking for the best download/upload speeds, you'll need this one.) What I didn't like on the laptop: 1. THE TRACKPAD - Before this laptop, I have never carried with me a mouse so I used the trackpad of my previous laptop all the time. The experience was mediocre at best. I had hopes that this laptop would offer a Precision trackpad as others laptops do, but it looks like MSI stayed with the Synaptics software for this one. (C'mon MSI, for a $1500 laptop, you could do better.) Besides you'd opt to get a mouse if you want to game on this anyway. 2. SOFTWARE ISSUES - At first, this laptop's battery would max out to 93% and would not charge beyond that at all. But after a few software fixes, the issue was resolved. SUMMARY: If you're looking for a gaming/editing desktop replacement, look no further. For $1500-1600, this is the best bang for you buck. The pros on this laptop absolutely outweighs the gripes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value if you are a best buy member!

    Posted
    tortuga71
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'll start with a list of the laptops features: Display -The display is pretty good. I like the resolution and brightness, but I have noticed some screen tearing while gaming(which is not unusual when you pair good gpus with 60hz displays). It only happens rarely with the games I play so it doesn't bother me that much but it might be annoying for fps players. I will be looking into ways to mitigate this as I am sure that they exist. Storage -The SSD gives this laptop a really fast boot up time, less than 10 secs (never counted exactly). Compared to my old laptop which took almost 2 minutes to boot, I find this pretty amazing. Plus this thing beats most other thin and light gaming laptops in terms of total storage. 256 gb of SSD is more than enough to keep your PC fast so the extra TB of HDD just sweetens the deal that much more if you like having a lot of storage. Heat and Noise -Performance with this laptop has been pretty good so far. I bought a cooling pad to rest this on and i'm not sure if it made that much of a difference , but I have not notice the laptop getting excessively hot while gaming. It also may be that my games are not that intensive so this may vary by user. The fans do however get quite noisy while gaming. There is software already installed that you can use to tweak the fan noise and make it less annoying (or you can review the laptop for a free set of headphones *wink wink*). Battery Life - The battery life is pretty good on this thing. I have not been able to get consistent or accurate readings from the battery predictor after 3 days of usage (some recent estimates were 2:47 at 93% or 9:31 at 77%) but by my own observation I would say that at 60% brightness you could squeeze out 4-6.5 hours (note-taking, some video streaming, some programming, keyboard light off). I am still trying to find ways to optimize the battery life and suspect I could get it to stabilize at 5.5-7 hours. For the price and specs, I am very happy with this battery. Because of tax you should expect to pay just over or just under $1700 for this laptop. This is about $400 dollars more than the other laptop I was looking at (Dell's G7, which would have been ~$1300 after tax). However, as a Best Buy member you have the option for point rewards, and I am expecting ~$80 in rewards certificates from this purchase. Also, posting a review for this model qualifies you to receive a free headset worth about $50. Because this is money I already planned to spend on some new games and because I was in need of a new headset, the difference between this and the G7 was more like $270. To me, an extra $270 for a better GPU (1060 vs 1060maxq), a brighter screen, ~2-3 more hours of battery life, and a much more portable form factor was very worth it. TLDR; The value of this laptop is situational. There are cheaper options out there for only slightly less performance if you can't take advantage of best buy rewards, but for best buy members(card holders), this is a great value buy if you want good battery life, specs, and display, and are in need of a new headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    We've Only Just Begun...

    Posted
    Chowder

    I bought this laptop to be a battle station away from my battle station. I need this for school, work and play. I'm on the go a LOT, so after looking at specs and the reviews I decided to buy this bad boy. PROS: This laptop is aesthetically appealing. I love it's slender look, and the RBG keyboard is 10/10. The steel series keyboard is also lovely for a laptop. It's fast. Programs open up as intended, and I can multitask fluidly. -Not much bloatware! -The screen is great with true colors when watching movies or gaming. -Speakers aren't a bad quality on their own. CONS: Right away I had issues with installing updates with drivers for both the CPU and GPU. Once I updated the GPU there was a sound issue to where the driver for sound was deleted and basically undetectable from my laptop. After a couple of hours from Google Search sounds work now! -I'm not a fan of the track pad at all. It has a tendency to zoom in and out unwarranted, so even simple web browsing isn't so great with it. -The power button is in an obscure spot IMO. When I try to move it towards me or off of my lap to set down, I have a tendency to hit it, or touch it. -It DOES indeed get hot, but I've only noticed it with one specific game. I've played Rocket League, Civ 5 & 6, and The Witcher 3 so far on this thing. Only Witcher 3 was the one that made it uncomfortably hot. I'm trying some new balanced performance settings (setting battery and cpu to 60%) to see if it helps with the heat. I'll defintiely update the review after trying some FPS games. So far it's a mixed experience for me. I was honestly debating on this and the ASUS ROG. For a work horse laptop and using it for work tasks like Adobe Photoshop, or for online classes and work, this laptop is great and I would recommend it, but for longtime gaming on the go, I'm pretty mixed on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Tough Decision.....

    Posted
    Burrito2158
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Recently I began looking for a new laptop. Previously I had been running a standard laptop, but with technology and kids. It was becoming clear that I would need more than the standard laptop. each week I sit down and play various games with my kid and my laptop wasn't cutting it, our big gaming desktop was well old to say the least ( gen2 I7). So with days of research on the computer and many trips to the big box stores to research in person with demos, I came across the GS63 stealth and the GS65 stealth thin. I went with the GS63, And here is why. Dual hard drives this comes with a m.2 256 gb ssd and a 1tb 3.5 hard drive which gives you a fair amount of space right out of the box a full keyboard with number pad In my opinion a little more stout housing granted both the 63 and 65 have flex in there chassis to me the 63 has less Now heres where it got hard to choose and to justify the 500 dollar price difference GPU: Tthe 63 comes with a gtx 1060 running at 6gb, the 65 runs a 1070 max-q at 8gb. thru the reviews and benchmark tests the 1070 just barely squeaks by the 1060 in most of the tests and thats usually in ultra graphic setting. the 1070 max-q was designed to be a cooler running gpu for laptop settings because of this they had to dial it back some. because of this i couldnt see the extra money being worth it for a dialed back 1070 Display: the displays are both 1080 res but the 65 has a 144hz refresh rate, the 63 only has a 60 hz rate, win for the 65 still why did i go for the 63 simple when i game its usually not derectly on the laptop when im gaming its usually plugged into a monitor with a full mechanical keyboard etc i needed portability for other things, not gaming but didnt want 2 machines. When it all came down to it the 63 suited my needs just fine at a better price point, still a very tough decision the 65 being a great machine and a very sharp unit. the 65 does offer dual m.2 ssd slots in its chassis but comes with a single 512gb out of the box, also both laptops do support up 32gb of ram and both have thunderbolt 3 usb type c connectors should down the road the internal gtx 1060 or 1070 shouldnt cut it anymore these laptops could be mated with eGPU enclosures to prolong your need to upgrade. I definitly recommend both the GS63 and the newer GS65. Also at the time of purchace I picked up the GS63 8RE edition this is upgraded with the newer 6 core I7, the same as the newly release GS65 the specs per MSI website will be close the biggest differences is the 1060 vs 1070 max-q gpu and the 60 vs 144hz refresh rates on the screen everything else is pretty close or the same

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best laptop of its kind with one small setback

    Posted
    BananaCheez
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When I was originally comparing laptops online, I did not know much about MSI laptops other than that they were higher end for the purpose of gaming. I myself am a casual gamer, but not enough to consider this higher-end laptop. So when I made up my mind what I wanted, I went into the store to pick it out. I saw this one on the shelf and looked at it for the fun of it, even though I wasn't planning on buying it. Everything about it begun to draw me in. Starting with the display, then the robust keyboard, and the superior build quality... I was in love with it. But it was out of my price range and I put it out of my mind and found the one I originally had in mind. It... disappointed, lets leave it at that. In my mind, I knew what I really wanted to walk out of the store with that day. And I did. And in the past 2 weeks that I have owned it, I have not been let down. Its super powerful, yet super quiet. I almost never hear the fan kick on although it really doesn't need to because it does an excellent job of redistributing the heat it generates. I have had no performance issues with it whatsoever. My one major complaint I'd have to say is I am not crazy about the track pad buttons which are integrated into said track pad, rather than just below it. I often have difficulties finding them as they are very precise in their location. They also don't register in the lower corners of the track pad which is where I have a habit of going to when I click on things. So I'll probably have to get a mouse to use when I'm working/playing on a flat surface-which is a minor annoyance that I can live with. My final thought would have to be, if this laptop is in your price range then buy it. It is a great product with no defects or issues that I have experienced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great thin and light laptop

    Posted
    Gandhari

    Really great laptop. It is a thin and light new generation laptop. It comes with a clear 1080 display although it is surrounded by a thick bezel that I am willing to forgive because it is thanks to that that the laptop is wide enough to have a numerical pad in the keyboard, which I love and is a must-have for me. Some other great stuff: the 0.7 thickness around the diameter of a penny; it comes with a gtx 1060 that allows you to play every new game so far (although not always with the best graphics); great battery life (so far); and an amazing keyboard and trackpad. A few drawbacks. It comes with a preinstalled norton antivirus while bestbuy already gives away a free antivirus with the purchase (not really a drawback but kinda weird). The MSI laptops always have this weird layout, normally the windows and the function keys are swapped but you can swapped them back with the bios settings although they will still have the text of the other key. Other weird keys in the keyboard layout can easily be fixed with the help of software (like autohotkey). And although it boots up in the blink of an eye it sometimes stutters while opening a program for the first time. It is also important to clarify that part of the prices comes from the "thin and light" part of the laptop; you can get a laptop with similar specs cheaper if you are whiling to have something thicker and heavier. But if you are looking for something thin, then this is a good choice. The flaws are small and/or fixable, so even with them I've been having a great experience and I can recommend this if you want a strong thin and light laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it so far!

    Posted
    Naxxos
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So it is still brand new for me and I've only used it minimally so far. But it seemed to be the best deal I could find and is a good amount of hardware for the price. I love to game but I see that being an occasional thing only for me on this laptop. I am a Creative Director for a small video production company and video editing is my primary purpose for the laptop. So getting the most power I could was critical. But it also needed to be sleek and light enough that I could bring on site while filming to review footage or to show edits to a client for approval. This laptops specs hit all my needs. I hope it lives up to my expectations but as of now I'm very optimistic. The design is nice and I've had good experiences with Steelseries and MSI in the past. I've seen some complaints about the mouse and of course I wouldn't use it for anything in depth but it is actually very nice. I would compare the mouse to one on a Mac Book Pro. The important thing to know is that you need to go into the settings to really configure it. By default it is pretty limited and I was disappointed but after going in and tweaking the multi-touch options I've been really happy with it. If I have any negatives at all right now it is how loud the fan is when it is being pushed and the power plug location. Don't get me wrong I know this thing is a beast and it is very thin. But it is louder then I'm used to on my old 13" Alienware laptop. The power plug is located on the middle of the right hand side of the laptop. It just looks awkward and at least so far it always feels like its on the "wrong" side of where I'm sitting. So plugging it in always feels like I'm loosing 8-10 inches of cord that is now wrapped around the back. Again these are not major issues but just my overly picky gripes. I also would have loved a 4k or a higher Mhz screen for this price but the screen does still look great. To wrap this up I'll just go back to my summary of "Love it so far!", hopefully with more use and after putting it through its paces that will change to just a simple "Love it!". If powerful but portable is your goal I'd highly recommend this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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