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Friday, December 25, 2020
Trackpad is awesome, keyboard layout is awesome, looks great when it doesnt have a chip in it.
Speakers are terrible sounding - my Leopard Pro from 6 years ago has way better speakers... my Samsung 8.5 inch tablet has way better speakers for that matter. Chip in the plastic. Seems to be a very common issues.
It looks and works great, loved the trackpad. I would have kept it despite the speakers sounding terrible, but the entire front edge of it has a little plastic panel added on which chips no matter how gentle and careful you are. According to others this is a common issues. Hate to pay thousands for a laptop and have it break, cosmetic or not. Thankfully Memory Express let me return it. Havent found a laptop this good in this price range so I'm still looking. Maybe next year there will be a new model of these without the breaky plastic tab.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Lightweight as advertised Sleek design
Battery life not as advertised Fan is pretty loud
I am excited when I first take it out of the box, but after installing some games and play for awhile, I regretted for my purchase. I thought the price was not bad for a Gen 10 2060, yes, it has all the bell and whistles and nice design, but the actual gaming performance, mainly on the heat issue, has not been addressed. With the 240 display isn't making much difference. I put my old 144 on the side and could not see any difference (using the same game to test, of course).
Sunday, July 19, 2020
From: Edmonton, AB
The quality of components is amazing. Runs everything at a high level without a problem. Thermals are decent enough for AAA games but make sure of getting a cooling pad if your sessions are longer than 2 hours, it'll drop around 10 degrees or more. The screen is outstanding, very clear and crips. I had an Asus Zephyrus with very similar components and it's not even close, GS66 all the way. I returned the Asus immediately. Stop wasting time and get one if you can find it.
Speakers are not great, but as far as I know, any gaming laptop has amazing speakers.
Get it now.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Noise Heat Build quality Price Battery life
For a 240hz screen it DOESN’T look that good, colour is washed out and high contrast means details get lost in the murk. It seems to get REALLY hot and noisy under moderate loads, I was seeing throttling playing Overwatch on modest settings. Sounds like a helicopter taking off when I play PUBG. The OS install seems flaky and I’m losing a lot of available RAM for system processes vs my old Dell laptop. Battery life is at the low end of what is advertised. Overall this laptop is big letdown, it’s my first MSI and I’m not sure if the problems are with the brand or this model? The chassis is spongy and smudges easily. I’ve owned Lenovo and Dell laptops in the past and this laptop is a distant 3rd place compared to those two.
Friday, June 26, 2020
From: British Columbia
speedy mobile chipset, IR camera a nice addition in spite of the thin bezels; No stupid chinstrap camera here. Excellent selection of I/O. Stiff hinges and chassis, even if its a fingerprint magnet. Doesnt look out of place at all in a professional setting provided you tone that RGB keyboard down a bit.
OEM Windows 10 Home install was causing rendering issues with the Intel UHD. Random blocks of white pixels appearing that would show up even in screen snips proved it to not be an LCD panel problem. restored with OEM media and had the problem persisted. Vanilla Windows install has no such problems. Bizarre that they stuck the lone NVME drive in slot 1 (combo SATA/NVME) when slot 0 is right beside it (NVME Only). Also, in its default power profile, it gets loud. Really loud. **Do This At Your Own Risk, Wear Your "I Void Warranties" Shirt.** under-volting the CPU controls the noise & temps Default, the CPU performance yo-yo's all over the place to stay below 100 degrees. Under-volting got me 87 degrees max at 3.9 GHz sustained across all cores with single core boost up to the advertised 5.0GHz with complete stability (this was unachievable with the default power profile due to thermal throttling.)
Pros: Good hardware, great I/O, solid construction & assembly. Cons: Seriously questionable power profile, bizarre SSD slot assignment, and even weirder OEM windows install issue. Takes some work to make it the way MSI should have made it, but oh so sweet when you're done. Can't give it 5 stars because of the added work (and voided warranty) to make things that should have been done correctly by MSI right.