MSI, Acer, Lenovo announce laptops with new Intel, Nvidia hardware
If you’ve been around tech publications today, then it should be pretty obvious that there is quite the stir going on. Mostly, due to Intel’s release of the 10th Gen Core Comet Lake-H CPUs and Nvidia giving us RTX Super cards on mobile. The two announcements were followed by a flood of new and upgraded laptop models to premiere the new chips. We already covered Razer and Asus and their unorthodox offers, but here come a few more.MSIMSI has a solid reputation to uphold when in comes to cramming a lot of power inside sleek compact bodies. The new GS66 Stealth seems to live up nicely to that reputation. With a sandblasted body, and a total weight of just 2.1kg, including a 99.9W hour battery, pushing right against the legal limit for taking on a plane, it is certainly impressive if not exactly an ultrabook. That battery capacity is a major improvement over the GS65 Stealth generation. And MSI hasn’t skipped on the bells and whistles either, like the excellent SteelSeries RGB keyboard or Thunderbolt 3.
In the CPU department, you can get either then new 10-th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H, or the Core i9-10980HK. The former packing 6 cores and 12 threads, while the latter – a whopping 8 cores and 16 threads, with an insane max single core turbo of 5.3 GHz. Our first-hand experience with the last GS65 Stealth and its 6-core 9th-gen i7 would suggest that the lower tier might make more sense here, since we doubt even MIS’s advanced Cooler Boost Trinity+ simply will be able to keep up with this 14nm Intel beast. A concern apparently MSI shares to at least some degree, since it decided to opt for the Max-Q version of Nvidia’s new RTX 2070 Super and 2080 Super GPU’s for the GS66 Stealth. You can also get the older RTX 2070 Max-Q to save a few bucks or the still capable RTX 2060. The latter is the only non-Max-Q, full-fat card that fits in the laptop’s chassis.
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