Review of the MSI GL65 9SD gaming laptop, an entry-level gamer notebook costing £1250 in the UK. Despite its affordable asking price, the MSI GL65 boasts some solid specs, including a GeForce GTX 1660Ti GPU and 120Hz display. I’ve been testing it for a week and here’s my final verdict, including benchmark results, full specs and more.
This 15.6-inch laptop is a good starting machine for anyone who wants to play the latest PC titles, without the stress of overclocking or customisation. The 120Hz FHD screen may lack colour accuracy but it’s crisp enough to make demanding games look great, while the 9th Generation Intel Core i7 platform can handle everything you throw at it. For the budget price, that GeForce GPU offers strong returns too.
So is the MSI GL65 one of the best affordable gaming laptops of 2020? I’d say check out some of Acer’s notebooks like the Predator Triton 500 if you want to grab a better display and keyboard, while Asus and Dell also have some great rivals.