CUK MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-8750H, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB, 15.6″ FHD 144Hz 7ms, Windows 10) Gamer Notebook Computer

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PROS: + Very light due to its powerful mobile functions (4.1 pounds?) With an i7-8750H and a GTX 1070 Max-Q.
+ Worked great with coding and parsing workloads in R and Python.
+ You can process games as intense as Rainbow Six Siege and Blade and Soul while connected. Fans will rise loudly, but that’s what they’re there for. Definitely get a laptop / fan pad.
+ You can handle light MSU overclocking with MSI Afterburner.
+ Everything worked perfectly with dual-boot Linux (Mint 19, based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS), which I had not originally planned / investigated, but had accidentally worked. Use the GRUB / Linux boot loader as Windows apparently has a hard time not loading automatically.
+ I easily installed an HP EX920 M.2 1TB NVMe drive in the extra empty M.2 slot (I installed my Linux installation there). It uses approximately 2/3 for Linux and 1/3 as storage space to read and write between Windows and Linux (in order to transfer the analyzes created in Linux to Windows).
+ Secure boot worked fine.

CONS: – An additional SSD slot requires a little effort to get to the IIRC. It’s a complicated process taking apart everything to swap RAM, but that’s the state of the art in laptop manufacturing in general. However, it would have helped to make the additional M.2 SSD slot easily accessible.
– The CPU heats up under load, which can be expected; GPU is fine. The CPU can reach 92-94 ° C with liquid metal, but I’m not sure if this helped temperatures. After delivering my i7-8700K, I got a little carried away and thought it would make sense on this laptop, but in retrospect there is only so much heat that these narrow tubes can take away … do what you want but even with normal thermal paste , reaches these temperatures even under load. For this reason, I recommend placing a cooling platform underneath to increase thermal mass and provide additional forced air flow.

Overall Rating: – I would definitely recommend this purchase to others (or newer versions of i7-9750H (?) Or whatever the new laptop chipset is).
– I would definitely buy it again.
– If something could be changed, the accessibility for additional M.2 slots would be better.

 

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