There’s no question that gaming laptops are more interesting than ever before. Mostly, that’s due to NVIDIA’s Max-Q GPUs, which allow PC makers to cram a ton of power into slim laptop cases. Last year we saw the 17.9mm-thick, 4.9-pound ASUS Zephyrus, which packed in GTX 1080 Max-Q graphics. Most recently there was Gigabyte’s Aero 15X, which wowed us with its light 4.5-pound frame.
Now MSI is taking its latest stab at a Max-Q design with the GS65 Stealth Thin, and it’s even more impressive than what we’ve seen before. It weighs just 4.1 pounds, but it fits in a GTX 1070 GPU. Even though NVIDIA’s laptop-graphics chips haven’t changed since last year, it’s clear that MSI and other computer makers are getting smarter about how they implement that hardware.