Hands on: MSI's GS65 Stealth Thin, our first look at a 9th-gen Core i7-8750H and GTX 1660 TI

Our first impressions and quick benchmarks of the first 9th gen Core i7 and GTX 1660 Ti laptop we've seen in action.

We just unboxed MSI's GS65 Stealth Thin gaming laptop, which has been updated with Intel's new 9th-gen Core i7-9750H (6 cores/12 threads) and Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. We already loved last year's GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE for packing a lot of power into a thin, four-pound slab. This refresh seems to be about 6 ounces heavier but sturdier, too.

For kicks, we fired up a few quick benchmarks to see how the updated MSI GS65 Stealth Thin stacks up against Acer's Predator Triton 500, which has an 8th-gen Core i7-8750H and GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. There was an improvement—watch the video for all the details.