22 Mar 2018 By Kunal On flipkart.com
Very good looking gaming laptop
0/5 for Flipkart, Supplier for the very very poor packaging. It was almost like the laptop box would have been out if it would have taken a little more time to reach me. I think it's the same for all Flipkart deliveries nowadays .
Really disappointed when you pay so much for something and wait for days for its delivery and when it arrives you see it in this condition.
5/5 for the looks of this laptop. Credit goes to MSI for designing such a beautiful laptop. The looks are just awesome. You would want to just look at it and admire whole day switching off the surrounding lights. I hope it lasts for long MSI.
4/5 for the performance. I think for the price they are charging it is pretty good. You cannot expect Ultra kinda graphics as those laptops would cost you more than a lakh. But the performance is good.
4/5 for cooling system. The cooling is good when you place the laptop on plain surfaces. On bed etc as expected it would get heated and the cooling system would work simultaneously.
I'll try to update the review once I start using it more. Just received it 24hrs back.
Thanks everybody for going through my review. There were laptops costing a few thousands lesser than this and having a slight better graphics config during festive period but this one beats them all in terms of looks and portability which are some of the features I look in a laptop and adding to it is it being a gaming laptop.
I hope it helps you while taking a decision.
At present, I can just say in one line that I have seen the best looking laptop ever live in front of me!
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25 Feb 2018 By Rahul Kumar On flipkart.com
Excellent machine. Albeit delicate and attracts fingerprints.
In my review, I used certain parameters for testing, and here are my initial observations.
Display (5/5) - 15.6" Matte Anti-Glare, IPS Level, 72% NTSC Gamut, 100% SRGB, 81% Adobe RGB, Very good viewing angles.
Keyboard (4/5) - Excellent, but according to multiple previous reviews the alphabets will fade away over time. Anyway, steelseries offers zone wise lighting.
GPU (4/5) - GTX 1050 (2GB) GDDR5, Intel 630 Graphics (swap for battery). No complaints, I don't game so much, So it's fine according to me. DotA 2 at Ultra is 90 FPS, GTA 5 is 60 FPS at High.
CPU (5/5) - Intel i7 7700 HQ, Good enough for practically any software. Does throttle when push. Autodesk Fusion and Solidworks work smoothly, though I feel the limit of the 8 GB DDR4 memory when multitasking with design with gaming on separate monitors.
Build (4/5) - Magnesium Lithium Alloy, Fingerprint magnet, but I couldn't care less. Chassis stays cool and heat management is excellent with inbuilt control of fans. 3 fans and 5 heat pipes total in this 1.8 kg and 17.7 mm height.
Storage (2/5) - 5400 RPM, 1 TB HDD. Expandandable with M.2 SSD (but will have to void warranty). Not good speeds at all.
Battery (4/5) - 62.8 Whr battery (3 cell), gave me a backup of 3 hours with moderate usage and 90 minutes of gaming.
Ports and IO (5/5) - 3 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB Type-C (Thunderbolt), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Gigabit lan port, SD card slot and 2 separate audio input and output.
Finally, no laptop is perfect. But this laptop has the best trade-offs for the price and I purchased this at 69,999 through a discount on Flipkart which apparently happens every Friday.
Points to note: Light, Portable, Keyboard looks good, Touchpad is okay-ish, Chassis build is awesome, MSI back logo looks tacky, Display is the best I've ever used, Battery backup is good in this category, should upgrade to M.2 SSD in the future for faster performance, excellent connectivity, fingerprint magnet, recommend to get a skin, excellent heat mangement, velvet bottom for grip and prevention of transfer of heat from the machine to the user's legs.
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