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One of the quickest paths to VR is through the best VR ready laptops, the MSI Stealth Laptop, specifically the GS66. Under the hood is a powerful RTX, backed by 16GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7. With 6 hours of battery life, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your VR library.

Why We Like It – MSI Stealth Laptop

With a good 6-hour battery, VR-ready specs, backed by a 240Hz refresh rate, the MSI Stealth Laptop wants to tackle every single VR title you can throw at it. So, why don’t you?

Pros
  • VR-ready specs
  • 240Hz refresh rate
  • 6-hour battery life
Cons
  • Needs just a tad more storage

Power & Performance

Compared to the MSI GS65 Stealth gaming laptops, the MSI GS66 Stealth made a big leap in graphical power, going from a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, to the powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Max Q design). The MSI Stealth GS65 can still play VR just fine, but if you want that extra power, the GS66 is the way to go. It’s also backed by 16GB of RAM and a 240Hz refresh rate, so smooth as silk transitioning.

Battery, Ports & Expandability

Battery life is also good on the MSI Stealth Laptop. On a single charge, you can expect 6 hours of playtime. As for expandability, you’ll want to really consider upgrading the 512GB NVMe SSD to at least 1TB, or a beefy HDD if budget is a concern. Also, you get 32GB max RAM. You get a great selection of power, such as: three USB 3.2 Gen2, USB-C USB 3.2, audio jack, HDMI with 4K support (@ 60Hz), and Thunderbolt 3 PD charge.

Build Quality

Build quality sits comfortably in the “good” category. It has metal in most of its key areas, so flexing usually isn’t a problem unless you’re really trying. And why would you?

Value

Considering its specs, the MSI Stealth Laptop definitely has one of the better price per performance deals—especially compared to an inferior Alienware M15. For just $1649, you get access to a plethora of ports, an amazing refresh rate, and hardware that puts you at and way above recommended specs for many VR titles. Only the Alienware M17 can compete.

MSI Stealth Laptop Wrap Up

Aside from needing at least double the amount of storage, the MSI Stealth Laptop is a beastly machine. Having a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 16GB of RAM, and an Intel Core i7 is more than enough to handle intense VR games, like Star Wars: Squadrons. And with a 240Hz refresh rate, your experience is smoother than ever.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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