MSI introduces the Stealth 15 2023, a budget 144hz laptop for gaming with a 15.6-inch FHD display, the latest 13th Gen Core i7-13620H CPU, and an RTX 4060 GPU.
The GPU of the 20 mm thin and 2.1 kg light Stealth 15 gaming laptop with 144hz display, a black metal housing has an 80 W TGP including Dynamic Boost, alternatively, there is an RTX 4050. The CPU is an Intel Core i7-13620H with 6P cores, which should deliver slightly better performance than the i7-12650H. There are also two SODIMM slots for up to 64 GB DDR5-5200 RAM and two M.2 slots for PCIe 4.0 SSDs with up to 4 TB.
The 16:9 OLED screen (optional), with a very short 0.2 ms GtG response time, covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space, alternatively, there is a 4K IPS display (optional) with 120 Hz and also 100% DCI P3. The third variant of the Stealth 15 2023 is a budget 144hz laptop with an FHD IPS panel.
The small 53.5 Wh battery can be charged with up to 100 W via USB-C in addition to the 180 W power adapter. Intel’s AX201 with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 ensures a fast connection, while the webcam is specified as HD or FHD, depending on the datasheet, but in any case, has a mechanical aperture and an infrared sensor.
You get two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (one with DisplayPort) and two Type-A, HDMI (8K @60 Hz), GBit Ethernet, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Thunderbolt is omitted, as is colored key illumination.
Price and availability
The new MSI Stealth 15 2023 budget 144hz laptop with FHD display can be pre-ordered on Bhphotovideo.com, and pricing starts at $1,399 only.
MSI Stealth 15 2023 specifications
- CPU: 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13620H Processor
- Display: 15.6-inch IPS panel, 1920 x 1080 (FHD), 144Hz, 45%NTSC
- OS: Windows 11 Home / Pro
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, 8GB Memory
- Storage: 2 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen4.0 x4
- Memory: Up to 64GB, DDR5, 2 x 32 GB
- Communications: Gigabit Ethernet, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2*2 ax), Bluetooth 5.2
- Ports: 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C / DP (w/ PD Charging, ) 1x ), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2x USB3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.1 8K@60/4K@120, 1 x Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack
- Audio: 2x 2W Stereo Speakers by Dynaudio system, Nahimic 3 Audio Enhancer, Hi-Res
- Touchpad: Multi-Touch Touchpad
- Keyboard: Single backlight
- Webcam: 720p HD Webcam
- Battery: 3 Cell (53.5Whr), 180 W AC Adapter
- Dimensions: 14.11″ x 9.76″ x 0.78″
- Weight: 4.63 lbs
Along with this best budget 144hz laptop, MSI also introduced the Stealth 17 Studio, which boasts the world’s first 4K 144 Hz mini LED display and comes equipped with an RTX 4090 and an i9-13900H, all in a case that is just 20 mm thin. This laptop is aimed at both gamers and creative professionals.