The 15.6-inch display of all Stealth 15M models features full HD (1080p) resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate, a good fit for this laptop's hardware and the type of gaming you'd use this system for. In short, high-frame-rate multiplayer titles will fly, and you can surpass 60fps on some AAA games, but we'll talk more about that in the performance section below. The picture quality is good, and the thin screen bezels help with the slim size and modern look.
Cinebench is often a good predictor of our Handbrake video-editing trial, another tough, threaded workout that's highly CPU-dependent and scales well with cores and threads. In it, we put a stopwatch on test systems as they transcode a standard 12-minute clip of 4K video (the open-source Blender demo movie Tears of Steel) to a 1080p MP4 file. It's a timed test, and lower results are better.
Synthetic tests are helpful for measuring general 3D aptitude, but it's hard to beat full retail video games for judging gaming performance. Far Cry 5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider are both modern, high-fidelity titles with built-in benchmarks that illustrate how a system handles real-world gameplay at various settings. We run them at 1080p resolution at the games' medium and best image-quality presets (Normal and Ultra for Far Cry 5 under DirectX 11, Medium and Very High for Rise of the Tomb Raider under DirectX 12). 2b1af7f3a8