The MSI GF65 9SEXR is probably one of the best priced laptops you can find with a RTX2060 in it. Having a nice Intel 9th gen i7-9750H, 120Hz display, 512GB NVMe SSD, and coming it at 4.10lbs(1.86kgs) you’re getting a quite the deal.
This laptop will run basically any new game with decently high settings and high framerates. Maxed out or Ultra settings you’ll see quite the drop not because of the hardware itself, but because it’s a laptop and heat is definitely an issue. In terms of framerate vs. quality, we’d push towards sacrificing a bit of the quality for buttery smooth 120fps. As with most newer laptops, they’re switching on over to USB-C which is great because it’s quick and versatile. It’s not goodbye USB Type A just yet.
For starters, the 1920×1080, 120Hz, 15.6″ monitor is nice, but keep in mind when it says IPS-Level display you’re really getting a higher end TN display which isn’t that bad, just a little misleading.
Didn’t mention RAM yet, and that’s because it only comes with 8GB in one slot (DDR4 2666MHz). While that isn’t great at all, it leaves room for an easy upgrade. One 8GB DDR4 and you’ll be at 16GB which is plenty in most cases, although you could upgrade to 64GB if that’s your thing.
As somewhat mentioned before, heat is definitely a drawback but as long as you’re not pushing settings to max all the time, and maybe giving your laptop some breathing room under, you should be good to go! The cooling system is pretty extensive and takes up a large area so it helps, but a RTX2060 just creates a lot of heat.
Overall the price to specs ratio on this laptop is fantastic, and you’re really getting your money’s worth. With a small RAM upgrade easily under $40, you’ll improve this laptop plenty and the price point already isn’t too bad. Even with the heat and screen not being IPS, it’s still a great and sleek computer, well built, and looks great. Even with the “gamer” red keyboard it’s easy to look past. If anyone is listening, some of us want fast gaming laptops that don’t look like gaming laptops (and don’t cost $2000+)