There was a time that if you played games on a laptop, it was obvious. Gaming laptops used to have a look to them, they oozed “gamer” out of every potential area. From flashy colours on the front, to glowing logos and loud fans, gaming laptops had a look all their own. While not bad, per se, they made it hard to strike that balance between being a professional and a gamer. MSI looks to change that with their Stealth range, and the GS76 Stealth 11UG-215CA is a perfect example of a powerhouse gaming laptop in a sleek and professional body, perfect for Back to School season for both students and professionals.
MSI has built one of the more impressive and stylish gaming offerings you can buy with their GS76 Stealth 11UG-215CA. The all-black metal body, with a sneaky dragon emblem, hides an impressive and powerful gaming machine that includes all the bells and whistles one could hope for from a modern laptop. From an oversized trackpad to an RGB keyboard that can be turned off with the press of a button, the MSI GS76 Stealth 11UG-215CA packs a lot in its 17.3-inch body.
While a lot of laptops opt for a slightly less powerful CPU to save on cost and power, MSI decided to go for the latest Intel 11th gen i7. Boasting eight cores and up to 4.6GHz dual-core turbo frequency, it will keep even the most intensive tasks running flawlessly. The new Intel 11th Gen also features Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 which gives a performance boost to your fastest cores, giving more flexibility and power when you need it the most.
“…you never need to wait to load your favourite game, or even just get your workday started…”
Much like the latest generation of consoles, PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 is at the core of the GS76 Stealth. While PCIe Gen3 offered around 3.94 GB’s, Gen4 doubles that, delivering speeds over 7.88GBs. This means you never need to wait to load your favourite game, or even just get your workday started with programs such as Photoshop and Premiere launching in a fraction of the time compared to a standard HD drive, or even a SATA SSD.
With the duality of gaming and work in mind, the GS76 Stealth 11UG-215CA allows you to adjust the graphic settings to either focus on performance or opt to conserve power and deliver a hybrid mode that lets it only ramp up when needed. MSI also lets users go beyond that, with settings to adjust the GPU core clock and VRAM frequency to push the limits of the system using the included MSI utility. While not for everyone, sometimes you want to see how far you can push the latest games, and thankfully the GS76 Stealth makes this as painless as possible.
“The GS76 Stealth boasts up to an Nvidia 3070 laptop GPU that delivers the latest in graphics technology at speeds few can compete with.”
But at the core of any gaming laptop is the GPU, and thankfully, MSI did not skimp here either. The GS76 Stealth boasts up to an Nvidia 3070 laptop GPU that delivers the latest in graphics technology at speeds few can compete with. Including features such as RTX Ray Tracing, DLSS AI acceleration, Dynamic Boost 2.0 and clock speeds that are potentially 20% faster than what the RTX 2070 offered.
Even if you are playing the latest and greatest games or just creating new videos, the GS76 Stealth should tackle it with ease. It even allows you to connect more screens to really push your gaming experience to the next level, thanks to Thunderbolt 4, which supports up to 8K and multi-screens.
The first thing you will notice about the GS76 Stealth is the style. MSI has taken time to make a computer that looks exciting—modern yet understated in all the right ways. While there are plenty of ways MSI could have gone overboard with what the GS76 Stealth looks like, it manages that perfect balance that most people can get on board with and enjoy.
“The customizable RGB lighting from SteelSeries is the perfect companion to tailor the GS76 Stealth your way.”
The MSI GS76 Stealth features a staggering 240Hz FHD display with 3ms response time, along with 4.9 bezels. The monitor allows games to pop, bringing you into experiences, while the refresh rate ensures you can see the frames that the Nvidia 3070 can push out. Motion looks fluid and smooth, with games coming to life on the screen. MSI also includes True Colour to tune the display based on your needs, be it to avoid blue light, or just push out the best gaming picture possible.
Things do not stop there, with the keyboard being one of the better gaming keyboards I have used. The 1.9 mm of key travel gives just enough to feel noticeable as you work or game, and the customizable RGB lighting from SteelSeries is the perfect companion to tailor the GS76 Stealth your way. You can also turn it off if in a meeting or at work to give the laptop that “business” feel we sometimes need.
MSI also ensured the GS76 Stealth has all the specs we know and love in other competing laptops, including a massive 99,9WHr battery that can offer up to 11hrs of runtime. It also features 32 GB worth of DDR4-3200 RAM, and fantastic audio thanks to front-firing speakers that sound crisp and clear for all your work and gaming needs. The GS76 Stealth also features Nahimic from SteelSeries that will boost the audio and voice performance to make everything sound more clear, crisp, and professional, even with headphones.
Thankfully, MSI did not leave the all important security features with the GS76 Stealth features Windows Hello to unlock the laptop from the infrared camera. For anyone that wants to use the laptop for video conferences, the GS76 features AI noise cancellation that can be turned on easily from the MSI Center to eliminate background noise. Using deep neural network (DNN) this feature will help make conferencing or any kind of communication much more clear with no unwanted noise.
“MSI has put a lot into the GS76 Stealth11UG-215CA, and it shows.”
For streaming or people on the go, the GS76 Stealth features Killer Ethernet that works to ensure your ping is the best it can be. With the Wi-Fi 6E giving the best potential speeds while on the go or around your house. There are also all the ports such as RJ45, SD Card Reader, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C/DP, Thunderbolt 4, audio combo jack, HDMI and DC-in for when you need to power the laptop.
MSI has put a lot into the GS76 Stealth11UG-215CA, and it shows. The laptop is stunning to look at, boasts some impressive specs, and it can adapt to your needs, be they work or fun. From the Nvidia RTX 30 series graphics, to the latest Intel 11th Gen i7, the GS76 Stealth is the laptop built to do everything and does it all with style.
Currently, with purchase of an MSI 11th GEN gaming laptop, you’re able to redeem a $100 USD Steam code, so don’t miss out!