Recently, MSI sent their GL65 10SEK to our workshop. This new model is using the latest Intel 10th Gen i7-10750H and also integrated the GeForce RTX 2060 with a 144Hz IPS-level screen, 2 x 8GB DDR4 ram total up to 64GB, 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD.

Compared with the previous generation GL65, this GL65 10SEK has only one slight change on its appearance which is the two strips on the top cover. This mold might have used GP series as it can be clearly seen on the resemblance regarding the I/O interface (ports) and the heat dissipation design.

So let’s dig into the details.

Product Specification

GL65 Leopard 10SEK Tech Specs from Official Website


Product Unboxing

Package Appearance
MSI’s Typical blackbox packaging

The notebook is protected by the thick and shock-proof foam. The main body is warped by a double-layered suit which has an anti-static layer and a black fabric layer

The power cable and AC adapter

The AC adapter is from DELTA, model: ADP-230EB T, 19.5V 11.8A which is total of 230W

Product Analysis

The GL65 Leopard from the top

The GL65 Leopard from the bottom

The chamfered corners are slightly rounded and without sharp edges

The heat-dissipating part at the back of the laptop mimics the design of supercars, and all the sharp corners act to prevent scratches

The design of the Dragon Shield will glow up when turning on the machine

The full-sized keyboard comes from Steelseries

The per-key RGB brightness of the keyboard is pretty well distributed

The new 10th gen Intel logo and RTX logo from Nvidia

The GL65 Leopard nameplate sticker

The touchpad is separated by the touch area and buttons, which avoids accidental touch and improves the feel

The 720p camera on the top of the B cover is next to the built-in directional noise reduction microphone

The C panel buttons from left to right are the Cooler Boost button, Dragon Center button and power button

The laptop front side – The 3 indicators from left to right are WIFI, battery and HDD status

The laptop rear side – The back vents of the GL series molds are not symmetrical in design, but the appearance is avant-garded fashionable

The laptop right side – I/O are the 2 x USB3.2 Type-A Gen1, SD(XC/HC) card readers, power jack

The laptop left side – I/O are the Kensington lock port, RJ45 Ethernet port, 1 x HDMI(4K @ 30Hz) ), 1 x Mini-DisplayPort, 1 x Type-C (USB3.2 Gen2), 1 x USB3.2 Type-A Gen1, headphone and microphone port

The laptop overall weight: 2.3KG
The laptop opening angle is around 120 degree

The latest 10th Gen CPU brings more powerful performance.
The RTX graphics card with Ray-Tracing technology will experience a better light and shadow effects when playing AAA games.
The 144Hz gaming screen can make your game smoother and smoother.
The two-sided speakers support Hi-Res, please enjoy the lossless music with a premium sound quality.
The new version of the Dragon Center controlling program allows you to monitor every performance on your laptop.
The revolutionary cooling system –‘Cooler Boost 5’ is the best dedicated thermal solution from MSI and will establish a high-performances system running environment to provide a stable and immersed user experience.

More detailed tests and benchmarks will be presented after our comprehensive tests, Stay tuned!