MSI Stealth 17 Studio 17.3″ QHD 240Hz Gaming Laptop 13th Gen Intel Core i9

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About this item LATEST GEN – 13th Gen Intel Core i9 Processor: Peak performance for elite gaming and content creation. The latest version of performance hybrid architecture will push your gameplay beyond performance, giving you the power to do it all..Bluetooth : BT 5.2, AC Power Adaptor : 240 W. Simplistic Design: Enjoy the latest generation Windows 11 Home for your everyday needs. *MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business use. Beyond Fast: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPU powered by the Ada architecture unleashes the full glory of ray tracing, which simulates how light behaves in the real world. QHD Display: The 17.3″ 16:9 240Hz 100% DCI-P3 display delivers abundant color gamut, more vivid colors and details for gaming. High-Speed Data: Thunderbolt 4 and DDR5-4000 memory for the fastest data transfer, system speed and responsiveness.


MSI Stealth 17 Studio 17.3″ QHD 240Hz Gaming Laptop 13th Gen Intel Core i9

Standing screen display size ‎17.3 Inches

Screen Resolution ‎2560 x 1440 pixels

Processor ‎2.6 GHz core_i9


Hard Drive ‎1 TB SSD

Graphics Coprocessor ‎NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080

Chipset Brand ‎NVIDIA

Number of USB 3.0 Ports ‎4

Brand ‎MSI

Series ‎Stealth 17Studio A13VH-053US

Item model number ‎STEALTH1713053

Item Weight ‎11.3 pounds

Product Dimensions ‎15.65 x 11.16 x 0.82 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH ‎15.65 x 11.16 x 0.82 inches

Color ‎Core Black

Processor Brand ‎Intel

Number of Processors ‎14

Flash Memory Size ‎32 GB

Voltage ‎7.4 Volts

Batteries ‎1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Brand MSI

Model Name Stealth 17Studio A13VH-053US

Screen Size 17.3 Inches

Color Core Black

Hard Disk Size 1 TB

CPU Model Core i9

Ram Memory Installed Size 32 GB

Operating System Windows 11 Home

Special Feature Anti Glare Coating

Graphics Card Description RTX 4080

MSI Stealth 17 Studio 17.3″ QHD 240Hz Gaming Laptop 13th Gen Intel Core i9

About this item LATEST GEN – 13th Gen Intel Core i9 Processor: Peak performance for elite gaming and content creation. The latest version of performance hybrid architecture will push your gameplay beyond performance, giving you the power to do it all. Bluetooth: BT 5.2, AC Power Adaptor: 240 W. Simplistic Design: Enjoy the latest generation Windows 11 Home for your everyday needs.

MSI recommends Windows 11 Pro for business use. Beyond Fast: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPU powered by the Ada architecture unleashes the full glory of ray tracing, which simulates how light behaves in the real world. QHD Display: The 17.3″ 16:9 240Hz 100% DCI-P3 display delivers an abundant color gamut, more vivid colors, and details for gaming. High-Speed Data: Thunderbolt 4 and DDR5-4000 memory for the fastest data transfer, system speed, and responsiveness.

The MSI Stealth 17 Studio 17.3″ QHD 240Hz Gaming Laptop is a powerful and stylish gaming machine that is perfect for gamers and creative professionals. Equipped with a high-performance Intel Core i9-13900H processor and an Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics card, this laptop delivers stunning graphics and fast performance that can handle even the most demanding games and applications.

With 32GB of DDR5 memory and a 1TB NVMe SSD, you can enjoy quick and smooth multitasking, as well as fast boot-ups and load times. The black sand-blasted metal chassis is both stylish and durable, while the reinforced hinge ensures that your laptop stays in place when you’re gaming on the go. Running on Windows 11 Home, the MSI Stealth 17 Studio is the perfect combination of power, style, and convenience.

Additional information

Standing screen display size

‎17.3 Inches

Screen Resolution

‎2560 x 1440 pixels

Max Screen Resolution

‎2560 x 1440 pixels


‎2.6 GHz core_i9


‎32 GB DDR5

Hard Drive


Graphics Coprocessor

‎NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080

Chipset Brand


Card Description

‎RTX 4080

Number of USB 3.0 Ports





‎Stealth 17Studio A13VH-053US

Item model number


Operating System

Windows 11 Home

Item Weight

‎11.3 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎15.65 x 11.16 x 0.82 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎15.65 x 11.16 x 0.82 inches


Core Black

Processor Brand


Number of Processors


Flash Memory Size

‎32 GB


‎7.4 Volts


‎1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)



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4.2 4.2 out of 5 stars

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Best Sellers Rank

#8,008 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) #976 in Traditional Laptop Computers

Date First Available

February 23, 2023

Model Name

Stealth 17Studio A13VH-053US

Screen Size

17.3 Inches

Hard Disk Size

1 TB

CPU Model

Core i9

Ram Memory Installed Size

32 GB

Special Feature

Anti Glare Coating

Graphics Card Description

RTX 4080

59 reviews for MSI Stealth 17 Studio 17.3″ QHD 240Hz Gaming Laptop 13th Gen Intel Core i9

  1. brett A younger

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor and destructive charging design

    Charger is a flat input making a weak point in the charging design and it is constantly stressed by the “brick” on the cord being awkardly closed to the computer making it liable to hang. My product lasted less than 1 month before a slight bump totaled the computer (according to the insurance)

  2. Naomi Aubain

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Blazing speed and lightweight

    I had two goals for this purchase, to replace the 6.6 pound travel laptop and get a gaming machine so as not to have to rebuild my aging desktop. This one absolutely fits the bill. It weighs half as much (can be easily carried in one hand) and is great for gaming. Multi-screen options are extensive with the Thunderbolt 4 port not to mention built in HDMI. It gets hot, so I am seriously considering a lap fan thingy. There was one hiccup on initial boot up day, upgrading from WIN 10 TO 11. I was deleting some of the stock fluff programs and changing some settings when I got blue screened and couldn’t escape, not even Ctrl-Alt-Del. So I let the battery rundown, it shut down and after restart with AC power its run beautifully ever since, battery recharged, all is well.

  3. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great performance, but speakers and battery…

    This has great performance. And the keyboard action is fine. However, the speakers are sad. The sound is thin and low. I can do little with video or online sound without headphones unless the room is absolutely silent. For the price, these speakers are a disappointment. The battery is also the same. It does not last as long as other high performing laptops I have had. After about 5 hours, it needs recharging so I feel kind of tethered to the AC charger a little when I am somewhere or even sitting at home. I would say, if audio and long battery life are not a concern to you, this is a great computer. I am charging at work and then use it at home on battery so it is not a big concern usually. The tiny sound from the speakers is another matter. Wish they had put something with more power inside.

    4 people found this helpful

  4. white heart

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    warning warning warning

    I was shocked after using this MSI device. It’s the worst device I have bought in the last ten years. First, the sign-in option in the camera needs to be callable ( not available in this model). It means I can’t select the sign-in option by the camera; I must use the PIN/Numbers, plus the fingerprint option is not available. Second, The screen needs to be more apparent; it feels like an HD screen, not an FHD. Third: The battery lasts up to an hour in gaming and two hours in writing at the maximum. Fourth: The device is not practical and unreliable. Honestly, I regret buying it, so stay away from this device. Please don’t waste your money on this device.

  5. Mathew

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buena laptop calidad-precio

    Me agrado mucho el producto tanto el diseño como el rendimiento que proporciona, la batería tiene una duración de máximo 5 horas normal y jugando u ocupando aplicaciones que exigen dura más o menos 1 hora y quince minutos, también cuenta con muy buena pantalla y el teclado te deja impresionado. Y hay que ser sinceros, la verdad a pesar de que me encanto desde la primera impresión con el uso vi que tiene algunos fallos en cuento una coneccion de puerto usb A lo cual pude solucionar, también hubiera sido mejor agregar otra ranura para añadir otro disco que ayude a tener más espacio y por último al ser tan delgada no tiene puerto Lan, que como opción tenemos la buena red WiFi con la que cuenta, pero hubiera sido bueno que venga incluido un adaptador de usb C a Lan lo cual quedaría fantástico para este dispositivo.

  6. Leon Bello

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    A great computer, not a great laptop

    The MSI Stealth 15M Gaming Laptop is a great machine – the screen is wonderful, and the specs really rival mid-high range desktop computers. You’d have no problem running games on it, using professional software on it or watching 4K media. Why the low rating then?The problem is that this all comes at a price – the 15M’s battery life is atrocious, the machine is heavy and cumbersome and the fans and thermals make it very awkward to use in any public setting, making it an extremely unportable and inconvenient device.I’m assuming that if you’re looking for a laptop, you’re looking for some minimal amount of portability, that unfortunately the 15M just doesn’t have. Six months after buying the machine, I’m using it effectively as a desktop computer, permanently connected to a dock. Taking it anywhere is a huge hassle that’s barely worth the trouble.To summarize, if you’re looking for a powerhouse machine, and for some reason can’t get a proper desktop (understandable since desktop hardware is very expensive these days), this is not a bad choice, just don’t plan on using that as laptop.If you’re looking for *any* portability in your laptop, I’d recommend staying away from this machine. Get a MacBook Air or a Zephyr.

    2 people found this helpful

  7. john mundy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good with few caveats

    Had for almost a year now and for the most part still pretty happy with it. It’ll play FF14, Minecraft and most other games I play with no issue and I can leave those open in the background while having 1-2 HVDs open for work with no impact.Downsides have been excessive heat, poor heat/fan management software, poor battery and a fragile keyboard. For heat I have a fan pad, battery I leave it plugged in but the keyboard is hard to get around as I’ve already broken one keycap which is a new one for me.

    13 people found this helpful

  8. Amazon Customer

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    After a year, performance dipping significantly

    I have had this laptop for about a year and a half now to supplement my dedicated gaming desktop when I’m traveling for work for long periods of time. At first, it exceeded my expectations in almost every regard except the battery. The laptop needs to be plugged almost all the time. It has a very short life on battery, even on the battery saver profile and even if you’re just working in Word or watching YouTube. Furthermore, the battery drains while the computer is turned off. I’ve tried every setting to fix this, including turning off fast start up, but if I don’t plug the laptop in overnight I wake up and it’s on critical battery even if it has been turned off all night.Months into using the laptop regularly, I started getting notifications on startup about “finishing setting up my device” and the laptop would act as if it was booting up for the first time. It would also start periodically crashing while gaming, even while playing a game like FFXIV that is certainly not demanding on this system. Recently, I’ve discovered that my WiFi card is going bad. I’ll be using the internet and the laptop will suddenly act like it doesn’t have a WiFi card at all. The network adapter in the device manager will have a code 43 or code 10 error and I have spent a lot of time going through various fixes to rule out software errors, outdated drivers, etc. I’ve had to get a USB wifi adapter to circumvent this issue. Considering the laptop only has 2 USB ports– that’s a big inconvenience.

    2 people found this helpful

  9. Jesse Jose

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good laptop for the price

    Good laptop, do not have any complaints with the cpu and gpu but for a gaming laptop I hope It came with a better camera and with biometric support, and colored arg keyboard.

  10. Osama Almwajeh

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    good laptop but needs a lot of adjusting

    general pros and cons :Pros:* the price is reasonable*it has rtx 3060* intel i7-11th gen*the keyboard is rgb and has multiple settings* you can upgrade the memory to 1tb or whatever*its surprisingly light weight considering it has all the above hardware.*there are multiple options for the battery to conserve life spancons:*I expected a lot more from WiFi 6 but honestly its very bad , unless you are literally stuck to the router the wifi speed is very low , also there is no ethernet port* there is no fn (function) key but rather the windows key can be changed into fn which isn’t very useful when you want to use the windows key for other things .*the speakers are mostly concentrated on the left side of the laptop and the sound is ok not great

    3 people found this helpful

  11. JerryJerry

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Portable Powerhouse

    The MSI Stealth 15M balances portability and pure power. The laptop is really light for a gaming laptop, being under 4 pounds yet it has a RTX 3060 inside. For being such a thin laptop, the keyboard surprisingly remains at a comfortable temperature while playing AAA games. The laptop also comes with a thunderbolt port which is a nice bonus. If you’re gaming while plugged in, make sure to change power mode to best performance and if you want a further boost in performance, you change the User Scenario in the Dragon Center software to Extreme Performance. You can also activate the Cooler Boost if you don’t mind more fan noise.The screen runs at 144 Hz but needs a little bit of color calibration out of the box. This is a minor issue that can be fixed through software.Overall, this laptop is a great choice if you value portability but don’t want to compromise on hardware specs. Thanks MSI and Amazon!

    One person found this helpful

  12. Jayce

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very solid laptop

    Pros:Laptop has a very fast start time due to solid state driveRuns every game I play on the highest settingsWell lit and comfortable keyboardBeautiful screenFor a gaming laptop the battery life is acceptable, around 4-5 hours when doing schoolwork.Able to change keyboard colorFeels sturdy with an aluminum body.Lightweight.Cons:I have read that, though the video card is capable of running VR; their are some complications in running VR. I have not tried this myself, but it is something you might want to research before buying.The speakers are a bit more quiet than I would prefer them to be. I use a headset when gaming so it is hardly an issue.The fans are pretty loud on the highest setting, however I rarely need to have them on this setting.Overall I am very pleased with the laptop. It arrived in perfect condition and protected by 2 boxes. It was easy to set up and has not caused me any issues.

    55 people found this helpful

  13. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    This product is very fast and easy to start up. The graphics look very good and it runs everything I want to run very quick. It is relatively quiet and the keys feel good to click on. it is a very great product and I recommend this product.

  14. Diggty

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Something to keep in mind…

    It is a very good laptop. I have had no problems with it. It’s light easily portable and has dual usb-c. It was the only laptop in an affordable price range at the time of purchase that has an r-series and dual usb-c. Only things to take into consideration is that it only has one nvme slot and that’s it for hard drives. Also, upgrading the nvme and/or the ram is a full disassembly, which voids the warranty. Great laptop for a great price with drawbacks that can be overcome but are serious drawbacks.

    One person found this helpful

  15. Val C

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great computer

    I bought this on a great sale for Prime Day and the computer is amazing, came perfectly and packaging was really protective

  16. Robert

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    If you want to upgrade ram or SSD don’t buy this

    I wish I had known how difficult the upgrade process would be before I bought this laptop. a 512gb SSD isn’t good for much and I planned to put another M.2 card in along with doubling the ram. Well that didn’t go the way I wanted. This laptop wasn’t built like 99% of others on the market and you have to remove the entire board to get at some of the components. I’m no stranger to cracking cases for simple upgrades but I decided not to do that with this machine. Otherwise it works flawlessly and it’s ultra lightweight which is nice but I suspect that weight loss is why upgrading is such a hassle.

  17. Rachel S.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! Fans need some help?

    I got this computer expecting something great, and I was NOT disappointed. Runs smooth, although did have some issues setting up but I heard this happens to a lot of gaming computers. Good for gaming or even school/work. Only issue I’ve really found so far is that the fans don’t run correctly. Or at all actually. The did work for the first week or so but after that they kind of just quit. If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know! Love this laptop though!

  18. Daniel Thorne

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Many issues. Only fix is to RMA. DONT BUY FROM VALINOR

    This only has a 30 day return period. After that, all issues must be done through MSI. Depending on your situation, this can be very disasterous. I am a current student, and need this computer currently more than ever. to go through the RMA process with MSI, it is about 14 – 18 business days total, without shipping. I personally can’t afford 15+ days without this computer. Valinor Tech, the seller on Amazon, told me that nothing could be done, and to contact MSI. Amazon, of course, does nothing to help ever anyway, so don’t expect help when this thing has some issues. BUY IT FROM MSI DIRECTLY!!! THIS IS A GREAT LAPTOP FOR THE PRICE, BUT AMAZON MAKES IT DIFFICULT. MSI WILL LET YOU DO MORE WITH THE RETURN WINDOW. — For reference to the issues –> Win 11 Login Issues, Coding Program and Root Folder Issues, Installation of Windows 11 Issues. Small noise in trackpad.

  19. Alex C.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    High hopes that did not deliver.

    Currently awaiting a replacement in case I got a “lemon” but this review is for the laptop I got (new) about 3 weeks ago (still waiting on the replacement after 3 weeks).Pros:-Very thing and lightweight- Decent sound despite other reviews-can charge through USB C (Although the charger it comes with is unfortunately not USB C).-Can handle New World smoothly on high settingsCons:-Awful battery life, goes down 1 percent per minute on full power save mode (both through windows and MSI Dragon). It’s really a desktop with this battery life. For this test the only tasks were basic office tasks. Excel, Email, Web Browsing, This to me is a non starter as I use it more in work scenarios than gaming.- It gets incredibly hot. I understand laptops get hot when gaming, but it is to point where I am worried about damage to any surface under it.-Fan clicks and is audibly loud when doing basic web browsing. This is also a non starter for me as I can’t use the laptop in any work or public environment. The fans are VERY loud when gaming, which I get based off the size, but this should not be the case when in “silent” or battery saver mode.I am still waiting on the replacement and will write about it if things change, but as of this writing I cannot recommend this product.

  20. Manuel RodriguezManuel Rodriguez

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Light and fast processing

    Previously I had an old dell laptop from a few years ago with HD disk and the difference in speed with SSD is very good. The design of this laptop is very comfortable and elegant. For the cost I think it is a very good option. The only detail that I have noticed is the webcam, which does not have much video quality. The size of the screen is adequate, it is not very large but it is not small either, so being a thin laptop allows you to travel comfortably. You can also upgrade to Windows 11. If your budget is not big enough to buy a laptop of 2,000 USD or more, this is an excellent option.

  21. Keith Courage in Amazon Zone

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A One Month Review …/With Update 8/28/2022

    REASON FOR PURCHASE – I purchased this laptop because my Dell XPS 8100 desktop kept freezing/restarting several times a day. A fresh clean re-install of Windows 10 was not remedying the situation, and I had no desire to troubleshoot every component to see what was the underlying problem. Overall, this issue was seriously affecting my productivity, as well as sanity.POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVES – I was mainly looking for a desktop replacement – not a laptop. I checked Dell, Amazon, BestBuy, as well as other ‘PC build’ websites such as ‘ibuypower’, but found prices too high overall. Basically, the price was the driving factor for me in purchasing this laptop. The final price was slightly under $1,300 w/ taxes, and I found that to be a fair price for performance ratio.MUST HAVES – Since this was my first PC replacement in nearly 10-years, I wanted to make sure I got a 11th Gen i7 Intel processor, as well as an RTX 3000 series graphics card. I was looking for a RTX 3060ti minimum, but I could not find a match within my budget.PREVIOUS HARDWARE – My Dell XPS 8100 was still using the 1st Gen i5 650 processor, with a PNY GTX 970 updated graphics card. I honestly would have gone another year or two before changing my PC, if these freezing problems were not there.FIRST IMPRESSIONS – Seems well built – I also liked the keyboard lighting. Chassis seems solid, and I liked all the available ports on the sides. The design was appealing, being perfectly rectangle with the lid closed – no protruding sections to put the shape out of balance.HOW IT IS USED – I use this laptop as a desktop replacement – I only open the screen lid to power it on. Otherwise, I use an external monitor and keyboard.HOW OFTEN USED – I keep this laptop on for at least 8-hours a day. It was purchased roughly a month ago, so it’s been used rather frequently.GAMING (@ 1080p only) – It is a notable upgrade from my Dell. Previously in games like WoW or FFXIV, I was getting under 60 FPS frequently in crowded areas. Now, I get dizzy by how quickly the screen rotates in-game, forcing me to lower the mouse-sensitivity. In WoW, I am constantly at 100 FPS with the occasional dips to 90 FPS. I’m also currently playing Ubisoft’s ‘The Division’, but the max I can get is 60 FPS with regular dips to 47 FPS @ medium settings. Not killer performance, but a huge upgrade nevertheless.FAN NOISE – For everyday non-gaming use (i.e., web browsing), it is a low hum you can only hear if you’re within 20-inches to the laptop. When gaming, it can ramp up to a constant loud whirl.HEAT – Similarly to fan noise, heat is negligible for non-gaming use. For gaming, it can get warm over time, but I use this product: ‘Zimilar Monitor Stand Riser’, to keep it propped up for heat dissipation. It seems to work well in keeping this laptop cool.STORAGE – It only comes with one 512GB M.2 device, so storage for my gaming needs is very limited. I looked at YouTube videos to see if it can be upgraded, but it honestly looked like a PITA to do so. So, I have invested in external SSD solutions for space.WIFI – My router is roughly 25-feet away (through walls), but I get consistent download/upload speeds with the occasional dip. No major connection loss or issues otherwise.BLOATWARE – It comes with a lot of MSi propriety software, as well as Norton Security Suite. Also, a trial version of Microsoft Office 365. I spent a good amount of time sorting through, and uninstalling a lot of them.BATTERY – I’ve only tested it off the plug once. Even without gaming, it was eating through the battery pretty quickly. I surmise it’d only go about 3-hours before draining out. This laptop is definitely not recommended if longevity off the plug is a priority of yours.PROBLEMS – The only ‘issue’ I’ve come across is if I’ve gamed for a long period of time, or I’ve been moving large files around. The performance of the laptop may drop significantly. I remedy this by a simple reboot, which clears up the issue. Also to note, this laptop has not frozen on me once.CONCLUSION – When I purchased this laptop, I considered it an intermediary, until I gathered the necessary funds to invest in a desktop with a minimum of RTX 3070. However, it has proven to be a mini-powerhouse. I don’t play above 1080p, and I can live with medium-settings if performance seems to dip. It performs excellently on non-gaming tasks, and I now have a mobile gaming platform if I want to take it to a friend’s house. All-in-all, I am quite satisfied with my purchase, and may now wait until the RTX 4000 series come out before I consider a desktop.Overall, highly recommended for purchase.————————————————–UPDATE 08/28/2022CURRENT STATUS – Yes, it’s still working fine. Performance has not dipped, and I only re-installed Windows 11 once because I replaced the 512GB M.2 with a ‘Samsung 970 EVO 2TB’ several months ago. Also, despite being on 8-hours a day or more, the keyboard LEDs are still functioning bright. That’s more than 2,900-hours that this laptop has been on since its purchase.HARDWARE ISSUES – None. Screen, ports, fans, WiFi, Bluetooth, and trackpad are all still working fine – of course given the caveat that I still strictly use an external keyboard/mouse/monitor setup.NEW REVELATIONS – Only one. Gaming off the AC Adaptor is a fool’s errand. Performance throttled severely after 10-minutes because the laptop was getting so hot, and the battery lasted no more than 35-minutes tops. This was while playing ‘Aliens: Fireteam’ on Steam.PRODUCT OVERVIEW – I am still happy with my purchase and see no need to change for several more years. Of course, if I find myself with a lot of disposable income, I can see myself getting a new gaming desktop. But beyond that scenario, I am perfectly content with its performance and durability.

    137 people found this helpful

  22. Windy

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought this MSI Stealth 15M on September 12,2021. When I received the laptop, everything was amazing. Here are pros and cons.PRO:- Can run games such as COD, VAL, CYBERPUNK- LIGHTWEIGHT- LOTS OF STORAGE 450+ GB- DECENT PRESENTATION.- LONG LASTINGCON:- fan is very VERY LOUD especially on cooler boost mode.- CPU has trouble staying at a low temp, never goes pass 90 F but gets at a warm temperature.- GPU gets at a warm temperature, but never burns out.- Sometimes has a message saying “your PC has run into a problem” (only had it twice but still a concern)Aside from cons, I would recommend this computer for gaming start, a cheap laptop instead of a 10,000 dollar Desktop.

    3 people found this helpful

  23. Amanda McDonald

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome high performance- low batterry life- colling fan bearing failures

    Im writing this review because I purchased this laptop on 03/22/2022. Today is March 1, 2023. I am two weeks away from having owned this pc for a year. The pros- super fast everything- awesome graphics- doesnt hurt the pocket as much as other gaming laptops. The cons? Battery life SUCKS- it is basically on an IV- you can adjust the settings but even on the optimal or silent condiotions, this CPU and GPU are so powerful they drain the battery in 2 hours or less- even when your not doing anything serios. Just using excel or word- battery drain. The only other con that i have that I ant pepl to be aware of- about 2 weeks ago I started having fan noise- bearings failing. I am now trying to find OEM replacements. This things spins fans at over 6000RPMs. . . yes, that is correct- 6000RPMs. I can not find fans that are rated for that high of RPMs and I need them before my PC melts down- I have always used a cooling pad as support and kept the guts clean and treated this ting like a newborn baby in terms of gentleness. It is just a parts issue- not a user/operator error. I am a MEchatronics Engineering Student and a programmer as well as a controls system specialost so my computer is my every day tool and with that said- my purposes demand quality and power as much as reliability and I take very good care of my equipment. This PC has not let me down- besides the fact that the fan bearings are barking now. I also want to mention that this little PC will support up to 4 extended displays wit hno issues, run multiple intense programs and take it all with a beating- has never went over 70 degrees celcius and i rin this littlpe puppy overclocked to the max- hence the fan issue- however that is what this PC is meant/designed/built for. If anyone knows were i can find cooling fans PLEASE let me know. I really want to replace them with high performance fans and not just run of the mill aftermarket general condition types fans. Thanks!!!!!! I deinately wisay that I do not think you will be dissapointed in your purchasse of this PC. Ii have only “gamed” on it once or twice- EVE Online and it performed flawlessly. Unbelievable graphics- a 12 hour binge with not a single issue.

    13 people found this helpful

  24. Jon Cox

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Not gonna lie, super impressed with this laptop. Was considering an HP Spectre or Galaxy Book Pro, but stumbled across this on here of all places. It had everything i was looking for & more than what I even realized.Presentation in box was nice. Like how it is packaged in a dust sleeve & even has a dust sleeve in-between screen & keyboard. Major plus mark for that alone.Upon booting first time & getting initially set up, enjoyed how nice the screen is. IPS is the way to go, ngl. Keyboard light & RGB options are a major upgrade for my use. Selection of apps & programs from the get go are too numerous to mention, but is nice to have plenty of options. After removing what didn’t interest me, proceeded with updates, as you should with any device.This thing seems like Sonic… GOTTA GO FAST!Dragon Center App has tons of various tweaks & options for things like Keyboard RGB light, Power/ Battery, Performance, etc. Definite plus for that alone. Some people can’t stand it, so I’ll leave that up to particular preference.Yes, the fans can he EXTREMELY NOISY… BUT for my particular usage & wants in a laptop, quite a fair trade off. Only way they get THAT noisy, is if you select extreme performance/ cooler boost. A good pair of headphones would drown that noise.Another surprise, is that you can run android games either through The appropriate MSI app or even Bluestacks… was not aware of when I decided to purchase, but cool nonetheless. I would say remove the MSI App Player & just use true Bluestacks, if you want to mess with Amdroid emulationWith this, I plan on investing in Steam, finally. Not to mention, can’t wait to see what this thing can handle, emulation-wise (Can’t wait to try Stepmania on this). [Edit/ Update 9/7/21 -Stepmania runs just like arcade Dance Dance Revolution on MAX graphical program settings. Just a little side note, SOME games that have a max refresh rate of 60hz may have graphical issues… I’m specifically mentioning Sonic Adventure & Adcenture 2 for PC being OVERLY FAST. There are workarounds to get said games working perfectly.]Build seems solid. Got the Gray version & am not disappointed at all by my choice. It has a nice blue tinit to it.[Update 9/7/21- Dont expect to get a ton of battery use out of this thing. Setting battery saver settings via windows & dragon center to as max as possible & lowering screen brightness might get 6 to 8 hours of battery life, with just normal, no gaming computer use. Thankfully you can calibrate battery when needed to extend the service life of it.] [Another note: if you run demanding thinga in this, it will get hot to hold. My suggestion, buy a GOOD laptop stand with fan cooling. I would suggedt KLIM Ultimate RGB for if you are a gamer that plays less demaning games. Binding of Isaac, Emulation, etc. Said cooler would probably be good for some demanding games too, with Cooler Boost function turned on to help get some extra airflow]This may be The best “budget” gaming laptop out there atm. Got the 512 GB Model with 16 GB ram & the RTX 3060. Going to eventually go overkill with max ram & a 2 tb Samsung SSD. Can’t wait to see what this thing can unleash then… but for now, happy camper!

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  25. zach farrar

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    A lot of small issues – DEAD AFTER 7 MONTHS

    Pros-Relatively good performance-Screen has really good fidelity-A lot of customization through MSI’s softwareCons(problem list)-The keyboard feels okay at first – but begins feeling very mushy.-The keyboard also will randomly lose backlight on some keys, I believe this is a software issue but still an annoyance.-The most annoying this about the keyboard is that it will randomly just start sitting on the last key you type. I have no idea what causes this but it also shows as the laptop won’t show what key you pressed until the next one is pressed. But this is very annoying as it will hang on what the last key you typed and it is a very small delay before your screen is covered in the last key you pressed.-The screen will randomly shut off and will occasionally have some static as the picture like an old television screen. This is not the experience you should have with a 2500 dollar computer.-make sure the laptop is propped up underneath as the laptop gets extremely hot and will burn your fingers on the wasd keys.Now 1 star…Update: Screen has went out after about 7 months. I cannot rate this product any lower. MSI support is terrible and a waste of time. Wait 5 days for a response? No thank you. I had so much brand loyalty to MSI. They were my first gfx card and motherboard. The 6 computers I’ve built all have msi gfx cards and motherboard. I even bought their terrible case. I will probably never buy another MSI product again following this laptop, the 4080 issues, and my 7900 XT problems. Please don’t make my same mistakes.

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  26. A Laptop’s Worst Nightmare

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can take a beating!

    This laptop is a solid machine for gaming, image editing, and for having hundreds of tabs open like the monster I am. What got me to write this review, though, is that this laptop is built to last.I’ll admit, I’m rough on my machines. I take my laptop into the woods on camping trips, throw that sucker into my backpack without thought for what else is in there, and chuck it into the backseat of my car without regard for where it lands. The MSI Stealth’s metal body appealed to me, and it was doing great with my rough handling.Then I managed to set my (black) laptop down on the hood of my (black) car, and drive away. The laptop impacted the ground going almost 45 miles an hour, which as you may imagine, isn’t great for laptops. I expected a total loss. The right screen hinge was snapped off. The screen and keyboard were warped. The back right corner of the computer was bent at a 45-degree angle.When I got home, I crossed my fingers, held my breath, and booted it up.The laptop booted just fine. There were no damaged pixels on the screen, the keyboard worked flawlessly, and because the fans aren’t all linked together, only the one bent fan failed to run. I lost no data, was able to prep for my conference, and the only annoyance was that the screen didn’t stand up well with only one hinge. Honestly, I was amazed.If you need a reliable laptop that can stand up to your active lifestyle, this is the machine for you. I already loved MSI – now they have a customer for life.

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  27. David Burk

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    I can finally play my favorite steam games again on the best settings.Only con is it seems a little slow to start up

  28. Brookayla Nelson

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost great..

    Bought this laptop a month ago and honestly wasn’t too upset with it. Graphics were great, sound quality was good, amazingly thin and well put together, occasionally after long periods of gaming the FPS would drop way low but usually bounce back real quick. The only negative I had with this computer, and the reason I’ve since returned it, was the battery life is horrendous.Now, I understand that gaming laptops aren’t going to last all day long with that powerful of graphics and processors, but when you purchase this to be portable but you can’t take it anywhere because of the battery, that’s a problem. I tried to bring it to work last week and had it plugged in all night long. I turned it on for about 10 minutes before work in my car, then once again at work when I had a minute, for probably 15-20 minutes this time, and look down and the laptop is at 25%. This made me extremely upset, but I only had 5 minutes left of my break so I continued to play. Next time I look at it, 13%. So I shut it down, bring it to my office to plug in and when I do it is completely dead.Now I’m not a big tech person so I don’t understand all the specs and whatnot, but when you are unable to play for more than 30 minutes on a laptop before it dies then it makes it difficult to enjoy. I mean seriously, if I have to always keep it plugged in to enjoy then why even get a laptop, why not stick with a desktop? So I’ve since returned it and am in the market for a laptop with equal specs but better battery life.Overall, if you prefer a thin, portable laptop and bringing a charger with you everywhere isn’t a problem, then this may be a great option for you. But it became blatantly obvious to me within the first day that one of the main areas they cut back on to give you such a thin gaming laptop at this price was battery life.

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  29. Joey

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs G-sync or adaptive sync. Also there is a solution to the sticky key problem.

    I bought this laptop a few weeks ago and have been enjoying it ever since. The rtx 4080 and i9-13900H deliver performance in games that’s comparable to my desktop which is equipped with the same amount of ram, an rtx 3080 ti, and an i7 8700k. The processor is the real upgrade in that comparison though. It runs Star citizen well (as of 3.18 whenever the servers are having a good day), halo infinite runs maxed out at over 70+ fps most of the time. As of right now I think this laptop can run everything pretty well.Downsides: Initially upon receiving the laptop the keys were sticking constantly. Example: “I would be typiiiiiiing a sentence and about every ten words or so a keeeeeeey would stick”This is an issue that I have seen in other reviews. After a bit of troubleshooting I have discovered a solution to this consistent issue. You have to go into the windows updater and enable all of the optional updates. This laptop ships with factory firmware that leads to this “key stickiness” which is unbearable to deal with. All you have to do to fix this issue is update the firmware and ensure that your windows and drivers are up to date. That fixed the problem for me.The screen is not G-sync or freesync compatible. This is a small issue but the fact that this screen can run at 240hz and has no adaptive or G-sync is just annoying. The constantly changing framerates mean that you’re going to see all sorts of stuttering when going from 60 to 120 fps for example. Which happens a lot in most modern games when you have the settings turned up high or even at the reccomended settings. This has led me to just set the refresh rate to 60 which has eliminated the stuttering that’s caused due to fps fluctuation. Which negates the purpose of even having a 240hz display.Overall the issues I have encountered have all been minor and you can’t beat this price for a laptop with this set of hardware. The only thing I wish that they had changed would be the screen. I would’ve taken a 165, 144 or even a 120hz display if it meant that there could be some gsync or adaptive sync.

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  30. Mary Toy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I wanted

    This is a very nice laptop but didn’t have what I needed. I wanted a 17.3 touchscreen not a touchpad that my shaky hands can’t control. Also I needed a DVD drive for all of my software that are on disk. So if you don’t need these 2 things it is a really nice laptop.

  31. robert crotty

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats EASILY, low battery life, screen glitches

    Half of the time the screen doesn’t turn on when you open the laptop to wake it from sleep mode. If you are gaming on it, you better get an external fan for below it… or it gets PIPING hot. Often times the screen will glitch and all you will see is the start bar all over the screen. Battery life…. ha. it stays plugged in constantly, even with its highest battery life settings.

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  32. Tim

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    As a long time laptop and desktop gamer, after using it for over a month now I’m disappointed by the technical quality of this laptop and wish I could return it at this point. While it is fairly thinI highly suggest you look elsewhere for your gaming laptop.Major issues (running Windows 11)1) Screen glitches out after laptop goes to sleep. Text appears jittery, sometimes screen just goes black until I close a window that is showing video from anywhere, I notice it mostly with youtube. Bios and graphics drivers all updated to latest, still happens. Rebooting fixes it until next time the laptop goes to sleep.2) The touchpad has issues. Sensitivity isn’t as good as other devices, it’s small, no buttons means it’s hard to play some games, no middle scroll wheel function means some games are just unplayable.3) The keyboard layout is bizarre. Tiny space bar that is off center to the left of the touchpad to fit in a second “|” button and a crazy half FN/CTRL button. FN button should be on the left, no extra |, and spacebar should be lengthened and centered over touchpad.4 ) Doesn’t sleep when you close the cover. I’ve tried everything with settings changes, nothing running, nothing seems to work. I have to manually put it to sleep using the windows menu. If I don’t it stays on when I close it and put it in my bag.5) Not enough ports and placement is odd. There are only two USB A. Plug in an external keyboard and mouse and you are done. No ports on back. I’m sure this is for heat and fans, but still is odd. Fan holes on sides are shaped exactly like USB ports. I’m more used to it now, but I still try to plug in my mouse into them first and then remember.6) LED keyboard lights are very limited in function. Feels like someone in marketing said they needed it to check a box but didn’t make it actually good. They can change color but not individually and it’s not really customizable much. Can’t set individual key colors.Having used many laptops over the years (Apple, Dell, Acer, Lenovo/IBM) and especially comparing with the two Acer gaming laptops I bought for my kids, this is one of the worst laptops I’ve owned and based on everything above I seriously regret buying it.

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  33. Douglas Mathison

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great For Studying And For Gaming

    As an upcoming college student who enjoys to play games but still needs a laptop to study on, I found that this laptop is exceedingly capable of doing both. Take this review with a grain of salt however as I am not really knowledgeable of the exact specs of the laptop and what the technical terms necessarily means. But what I know for sure is that this laptop is great for a combination of studying and gaming as 15.6′ screen is the perfect balance between gaming laptop and a Chromebook, thus, not taking up all your desk space and allowing room for textbooks and journals, while still allowing for a comfortable screen size for gaming. The only true worry I have about the laptop is how hot it can get by just having the laptop in “Balanced Mode”, a mixture between power saving and quality frames and resolution, near the vents. But I am sure this can be somehow dealt with either through adjustments, either through changing settings and another way. Overall, the MSI 15m Stealth is a great laptop for a student who wants to dabble in gaming alongside his studies at a great price as well.

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  34. C. Collins

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight gaming laptop

    So far this laptop has been great, quick up boot up, plays my simple games very smoothly, haven’t tried any too demanding yet but it does get quite warm, not concerning but should be noted. I saw many reviews stating that the screen didn’t do colors well but i haven’t noticed that to be the case at all. A bigger hard drive then the 512gb would be nice but i just added an external hard drive. Would have also liked to see it come with the thunderbolt hub they show with it but it’s not included. Maybe add another usb 3.x port. I like the light up keyboard.

  35. Ivan DankovychIvan Dankovych

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best for gaming for this price.

    Best option for gaming for this prise. Little noise when plaing games, but not critical. Thin, comfortable, not heavy. Baldur’s Gate 3 – 100+ FPS on Ultra, DLSS off.

  36. FPChris

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not 1000 nits. Keys are hard to read tiny unlit SHIFT Symbols

    Like another person said the display WAS listed as 1000 nits DisplayHDR 1000 certified. They changed it once myself and others called them out on it. It’s 300 nits. However, The display is still VERY good. I have more issue with trying to code and not being able to easily read the SHIFT+ symbols like @#$%. The keys are bright enough only in the center of the keys. They are VERY faint in the corner of the keys where the tiny symbols are located. It’s hard to read F1-F12 as well. What’s the point of all the fancy RGB colors if the keys SUCK? I’m also getting some crackle in the audio and a key seems to stick now and then for some reason ???

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  37. Jesse

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great overall. Little loud and low battery capacity

    Pros:-Slim, clean look-USB-C port-Easy initial setup-After GPU driver update games run great.Cons:-LOUD when game is running. If you have a headset or headphones, I recommend using them when gaming.-Low battery capacity-No Ethernet port- Strange trackpad placementNotes:-Be sure that Nvidia GPU has the latest driver available on it. I got a small scare when a game wasn’t running correctly, but then I realized an old driver was installed. After the install it ran great.-PC initially had issues of not waking up when in sleep mode. I had to do a manual reboot to fix the issue.-Trackpad is a weird spot, but if you plan on using a mouse most of the time it doesn’t even cross you mind.

  38. Pedro Garcia

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trabaja de una manera genial

    Esta laptop para juegos es una de las mejores compras que he hecho nunca, la calidad de la pantalla es excelente, es muy fluida y funciona sin problemas. En cuanto a todas las laptops para juegos, tienden a calentarse, así que asegúrate una almohadilla de refrigeración y actualiza tus controladores. Dragon Center es increíble, MSI realmente ofrece un trabajo de calidad, recomiendo encarecidamente este producto a cualquiera. La duración de la batería se puede ajustar pero desenchufar y, dependiendo de lo que estés haciendo, tendrás una cantidad decente de tiempo de juego o si estás haciendo trabajo, tareas escolares, etc. En general, esta sigue siendo una gran compra, definitivamente necesito comprar mi PC después de esto.VentajasTiempo de inicio muy rápidoCorre cualquier programa sin problemas, perfecta tanto para juegos como para trabajo que requieran una gran potencia , como simuladoresDesventajasEl VR tiene un gran problema, no lo ejecuta correctamente , se debería con parches mas adelanteLos ventiladores hacen demasiado ruido en ocasiones.

  39. Phil Rezanow

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality gaming in a lightweight chassis — headphones required

    Screen is nice. 144Hz, 1080p. Viewing angles are nice. Not much glare.Graphics card is nice. Runs all my games well at decent settings. CPU is the highlight of the show.If I had to find something to be bothered with, there’s two things…1. No Ethernet port. It’s wifi only unless you have a dongle.2. The speakers (located under the laptop), while nice sounding, aren’t loud at all. Unless you’re in a silent room, you’ll struggle to hear basic things — don’t even try to use them for gaming.The battery is not bad, but you’re not gaming while using battery — and if you are, you know better than to expect peak performance.Edit: A few months ago, the internal GPU cooling fan died. Hopefully, yours lasts longer than mine.

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  40. Collin Bowser

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Light as a feather

    I’ve owned 3 laptops and 2 custom built PC’s, and I’ve gotta say that so far this is my favorite computer I’ve owned to date. I’m downsizing from a 17inch HP Omen gaming laptop (that weighed 10 pounds) but it is in no way a downgrade. I bought this mainly because it’s lightweight, portable, has a long battery life, and can put out when it comes to gaming (high to ultra graphics on AAA @ 1080p). In addition to using it for gaming, I also teach high schoolers. Using it in the classroom will be a breeze BECAUSE OF HOW LIGHT AND PORTABLE IT IS. Also it has an HDMI port for hooking up to your projector, and 3 regular usb ports for your powerpoint clicker, mouse and USB all at the same time (also has 2 USB-C connections). No joke, I’m in love with this thing mainly because I’ve never had a laptop this light and I’m excited to take it everywhere with me without killing my back.

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  41. Joedon Easter

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall good with some reservations.

    + fast CPU; the 4080 is not “well known” but performs well for me.Problems:Power Supplyfinding a second 240W power supply was difficult. the “USB”-like adapter is peculiar, and it is easy to not get it fully plugged in.Screenhinges: as noted in other 17″ reviews – the hinges are inset 4″ from the outside edge. you cannot pick this up like a traditional laptop; the screen flexes from the edge to the hinge. i had a minor panic when i discovered that. No rigidity was added to the bottom of the screen to compensate for this odd hinge placement. Stylistically, I can’t see a reason to do it this way. ergonomics are definitely not there.scale is something that is still in work/discovery. 150% is recommended but my old games don’t know how to deal with that so i bounce back and forth a lot.Dinky keyboardI expected to get a full sized keyboard with a 17″ laptop. bad expectation and poor research…it’s a 15″ keyboard – after almost 20 years using a 17″ full sized keyboard, the transition is frustrating at times. but I can’t dump the expenditure at this point.dinky keyboard includes a proprietary layout of the Number pad. my old games don’t understand it.keys were initially sticky – and other times take a double strike. getting better with use except the space bar. still frequent misses far, this is the biggest disappointmentHeat240 watts… it gets hot.i have a “platform” to keep it off my legs and allow airflow when i am sitting with it in my lap (50%+ of the time i use it…).

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  42. Scott Dever

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gate Gaming Machine.

    This has great specs and lives up to them, very happy with the selection.

  43. Vlad T

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Performance troubleshoot

    Everything was alright the first months and recently it started going crazy with the fans a few minutes after opening a game, making the performance (fps) to do down becoming unusable until I restart it

  44. Seastep

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great performance for a slim system. Poor battery life, gets extremely hot, but overall good value.

    Why Buy:- In the market for a gaming laptop that could handle the demands of most modern games on a budget.- Hopefully something that lasts as long as my Acer Predator Helios 300 which served admirably (4 years to date), but the GTX 1060 couldn’t handle some of the newer games without experiencing dropped frames, even on medium settings.My first MSI gaming system ever (purchased refurbed/certified) arrived quickly and overall, the MSI Stealth 15M meets my requirements: an i7, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM, plenty for what I’m asking of it. But not something I would pay the current MSRP ($1200) so getting this for $1000 felt about right.The RTX 3060 Laptop GPU seems to perform quite well., however the sleek form factor, while appealing, does lead to some concerns about cooling. It runs quite hot during longer sessions, but not anything out of the ordinary. My benchmark games were NBA 2K21 and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous on High (not Ultra) settings.Gaming laptop batteries are typically not the best and is by far the lowest point for me. It doesn’t last long, with more graphically-demanding titles, as the case with the latter. I gave it 1 star, likely because this was used, and a fresh battery might perform better. In addition to NVidia’s GeForce Experience software (not included) there are other optimization tools that come with with the stock OS, namely the MSI Dragon Center, but I’m yet to see a profound effect on the battery, so everything stays plugged into AC power.The built-in speaker is awful, but you’re more than likely going to be wearing headphones (in my case, the Arctis Pro Wireless) and the bluetooth sound quality is also quite good.Speaking of add-ons, the Nahimic Equalizer was a nice surprise to pair along with my Arctis Pro Wireless headset, improving the audio experience substantially.Would rate the overall product a 4/5 but I’m giving this listing a 3 for getting the operating system wrong – product listed as Windows 10 Home but was shipped with Windows 11 installed. While not a deal-breaker, this reflects perhaps more poorly on the seller, as I would’ve preferred Windows 10.

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  45. William Cheng

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing gets extremely hot

    I think there are some good things about the laptop so I’ll state them first. The screen is super nice. Also, the keyboard was very nice to type on. I also really like how light and thin the computer is. I think also just the overall look is very nice and doesn’t scream gaming laptop which is something I prefer. The setup is really quick and easy and I could basically start using it after 10 minutes after starting it for the first time.However, the trackpad was really hard to get used to. Not only did it have a really unsatisfying click it kept moving around. It’s just poor quality. For some reason, the trackpad would move a little bit when I tapped the trackpad instead of clicking. This really annoyed me because it just made the trackpad feel super flimsy.Also for some reason opening the laptop is really hard. There’s not much of a groove to put your finger in which makes opening the laptop difficult. Also, the pads on the bottom of the laptop don’t offer grip at all. So instead of opening the laptop, I would just end up pushing the laptop around.The biggest deal breaker for me was the fact the computer got so hot. I didn’t even play games on it yet though I’m sure it could handle it. I can’t even have the laptop sit on my lap. It would basically burn me. I was in a discord call in bed with some friends I was sweating so much just because the laptop was so hot. I don’t know why it would heat up like that for something so simple.Overall I think if you don’t need to actually use this as a laptop most of the time it’s okay. But if you need something for school or work where it’s necessary to carry it around from place to place look somewhere else.

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  46. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Somewhat durable and somewhat powerful

    I will not get into too many details about this laptop, I’m sure others have mentioned those already.This laptop is definitely one…maybe half a league higher than my old one and half the price! I like the power it has for certain programs and games I consistently use. It can run plenty of games at your preferred FPS, but I limit that down to mostly anything that isn’t a shooter. If you’re the type to play those games…competitively, then avoid this laptop because it is only good at running everything else even when overclocked.The only mention worth mentioning are games because it will not have issues whatsoever with running ANYthing that isn’t a game…unless you’re a big time coder. I can run Final Fantasy VII remake at an average 114 FPS throughout the entire game, I can run Cyberpunk up to the mid-50s…all without overclocking.The battery life is decent. I am a fourth year college student, so I need the lifetime to last. It does a good enough job at…lasting. Especially since I am on campus all day. You’ll need to carry the charger on you if you plan to use the laptop often.Overclocking is a very easy task, the Dragon Center has a mediocre way of overclocking but it’s plenty enough. I am not a fan of running games well above their intended framerate, so there is little reason to overclock. Nor have I used the cooler boost, yet. These are not features I care much about.I give this laptop a 7/10 or 3.5/5

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  47. Alexander Brodie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best 17inch thin and light gaming laptop!!

    I have been using MSI laptops for 8 years and they never disappoint. I love the display only bested by the mini led version and last years raiders oled display. The temps are the best I have every seen making me believe they couldve put a higher powered gpu. 60 degrees on both cpu and gpu on all games I play some being more gpu intensive and others cpu intensive. This laptop is great for those who like to game but also are on the move a lot and want a lighter smaller laptop. The 17 inch screen is a bit larger and will required a larger bag to carry the laptop if the size is too much i would recomend the 16 or 14in versions. All in all great laptop.

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  48. Camilo Novoa

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, ligth, powerful but…

    Is a really thin and light laptop, the build materials and the style are clean and settle that add some points on being a powerful gaming laptop without screaming it. Having a Thunderbolt 4 port expands a lot of posibilities to eGPU if you want to add a more powerfull graphic card.But some things to have in mind are i.e:- RGB is just one zone in the keyboard, it doesn’t have indivitual lights for each letter- The 3060 is the 65W version so is not as powerfull at first glence if you are planning to game at really high setting or get the same performance from those benchmarks videos. Also to squeez the max from the GPU you have to set the profile to “Max perfomance” in the MSI Dragon Center if not it will limited to 40W and really you can see the diference.- The fan noise at max power can be a bit to loud but you can get use to and better a cold loud laptop that an quiet oven.- Minimun upgrability, you can upgrade the RAM but is a headache and the storage you have to remove the current M.2 to add a bigger one.So far I’m happy with it and you will if accept these “buts”

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  49. Pixie Power! ®

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely lightweight, responsive, excellent GPU & CPU

    The laptop has an excellent feel. I can’t speak to battery life, as I tend to use laptops plugged in. I am concerned over the lack of an ethernet port for a gaming laptop, as wifi has far too many lag issues, even in an excellent environment, to maintain stable game play in serious situations. Any lag is bad.The other issue I have is, for certain programs I use that remain connected to the internet, such lags can become a major issue. And, I have seen that depending on the wifi on this laptop. I believe that will require me to get an adapter to resolve the issue.Outside of that issue, though, this is laptop can handle most anything I do with it. Including graphics design/art, media, and more. So, one star deducted for gaming for the lack of the ethernet connection. But, otherwise a strong 5 stars.Update 11/6/2021 – Downgrading to 3 stars. The wifi issue has continued to be problematic, despite updates to drivers, making sure to try 5g vs 2.5g, eliminating other devices on the network, etc. In comparison, even the laptop I’m updating this on has faster wifi responses, and the manufacturer advised me the wifi on it is running sub par and slow at this time if I wish to send in for repair. With the MSI running far far slower than this, with lag so bad, I have given up using it, as a gaming PC, that’s a huge issue. There is no ethernet port, which probably would have been an acceptable solution for me in many instances anyhow, since when I game, I prefer a direct ethernet connection usually anyhow. But, if the wifi had worked well enough, I would have kept the laptop for it’s other performance benefits. They are lost to me, however, as a game machine.For that reason, I am updating this to 3 stars, and returning the laptop for a refund.

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  50. Duvaughn butler

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    This beautiful laptop

    The laptop is gorgeous nice and big with nice colors keyboard unlike any other sound quality not that great storage is average gaming this where I don’t understand why would they have power limits that took the joy out of it for me knowing it didn’t have power it was not using the full capability of 4080 graphics and thats terrible its like 4070 ti version and you spend so much money to be on a 4080 this was a bad idea and it’s not thar much lighter it’s a big laptop makes no sense my question is why limit its full power capability

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  51. JonJon

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    A decent work/gaming laptop.

    So far the laptop has been very good. I have seen none of the issues others have mentioned. The battery life seems decent enough when not doing any demanding tasks. The keyboard is pretty good, though the left control key is a bit too big for my liking. The lit keyboard is not super bright, but I think that is a good thing as it is still usable in a dark room without being distracting.As for the build quality, It seems solid enough. There is a little flex in the keyboard when pressed a bit hard, but nothing noticeable under normal typing pressure. I actually enjoy typing on this keyboard, though it is taking me a bit of time to get used to it as I am upgrading from a 13inch.As for gaming, I did some benchmarks with Shadow of the Tomb Raider on different presets. And was very playable at any level. But, I did notice a lot of texture pop in the medium and low settings. I have included the screenshots. While the CPU does seem to hold the GPU back, I think these results are pretty good with the fps being well above playable levels.

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  52. MattMatt

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Is great except my touchpad went out

    I bought this for gaming and work and it performs awesome. Some cons though (have had it for about a year) the speaker isn’t great on the labtop and the screen could be a little brighter the battery is as expected for a smaller labtop. But the big issue is my touchpad went out.

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  53. Javier C.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good laptop with some heat problems

    I think this laptop to be very fast. It boots in about 10 seconds (I have many programs and it loads then in 15 seconds aprox. but this is just in my case.).Everyday performace is great: office, web browsers, etc. The battery does not last long; about 2.5 h with this kind of use, wich is usual for gaming laptopsGaming performace is good. However, it overheats a lot, especially in my case that I live in a hot area (about 28°C in average). I appreciate the thin design but I think it was too much and, phisically, the heat cannot be disipated.About the software, MSI has the Dragon Center. I think it’s not a good program; their options are confusing and it lets the laptop get very hot before turning on the fans. I have been using it for about 2 months and still don’t know exactly what’s the best configuration for what I do. I know I can control the fan speed throught BIOS settings but I have not found any other way appart from Dragron Center to control the lighting of the keyboard.

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  54. Jonathan Martin

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I’m actually really happy with this laptop.

    Just a quick review, I really like the laptop. I haven’t owned a laptop in about 15 years so this is a huge improvement for me in a lot of ways. I am able to do light gaming on it and I’m impressed with its abilities there. Plugged in everything is great, but the battery life is less than ideal. You could take it out on a flight for a quick use if you were really bored. I’m using it mostly for work and it sits on my desk with the plug nearby. The coil whine is present but I work in a fairly noisy environment so I dont notice it at all there. In a silent room it could drive a person insane. Gaming laptops i suppose. The graphics are insane and the refresh rate on the screen is a delight.

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  55. Armon Wilson

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid laptop

    Screen Quality: As good as a 1080p 144hz screen can get. It is just as advertised so cant expect more.Gaming: Performs great for moderate gaming, Overwatch, Fortnite, and games of similar graphical fidelity run around 120-144fps at max. This will run very hot when pushing it, a lot hotter than I expected. Fortunately all the heat is extruding from the fan area and not around the keyboard/trackpad.Battery life is about what expect from a thin/light gaming laptop. Nothing spectacular, 1.5- 2.5 hrs while gaming, 4-5ish hrs while just web browsing or word processing.Keyboard is excellent.Keyboard backplate is firm with little flex.Trackpad is very smooth and accurate.Solid laptop for the price.The biggest con for me is how hot it gets, but fortunately all the heat is around the fan shrouds and not on the keyboard.

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  56. josue

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Equipo de buena calidad

    Funciona 100% , para mi trabajo y juegos esta excelente

  57. Keith Boeglin

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works great!

    I love MSI, I really do, but as many know, MSI isn’t the best, but it works beautifully. At first I kept running into a blue screen, but after updating all the drives, it works great, just got to keep it up to date or you will get a blue screen and your computer will restart. The anti glare screen was the very first thing I notices. The main down fall with this computer is the battery. It is absolutely horrible. The fans are a little loud, but they work okay. I did notice that my computer likes to over heat, but with the boost cool on the MSI Drangon Application on the PC, it will cool your laptop quickly, just don’t forget to turn it off lol. But over all, a great piece of equipment, and can’t wait to see what else MSI has to offer

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  58. Kyle Aistrup

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Used laptop from Amazon

    FPS in league of legends is 150-200 consistent.Built in mic is great, cameras good enough, love the light up keyboard and its from MSI, so build looks nice.Only thing and its not even a flaw because its a laptop is the battery lasts about hour and a half to 2 hours. But I always have mine plugged in because I game, if you just use it for school even on the battery itll still only last 1.5-2 hours tops. It’s not a complaint but I hope this review helps someone.

  59. Joseph W

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Can’t Beat it For the Price

    A fantastic laptop for the low price. The look and design of the laptop is very nice and sleek. The only odd thing about it is the fans on the side pushing all the ports to the middle of the sides. Everything worked out of the box and the MSI Dragon Center is one of the best control centers I’ve seen among all my previous computers. They keyboard is also very nice. I love the rgb control you have and the presets you can choose from are very satisfying. The laptop has also been very quiet so far. While it has gotten just a little warm, I feel like that’s to be expected with literally any gaming laptop on the market so I don’t think I can knock it for that, especially when its been minimal.

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