Joined on 07/28/15
The re-review as promised
Pros: Sleek design, great feel, nice screen
Cons: No backlit keyboard, issues with hardware, blue screens
Overall Review: As I was happy to receive the replacement in high hopes and going in with a fresh attitude, things went well for roughly two weeks on the replacement before the Machine Check Exceptions started up on the second of these that I have owned. While understandable that this could have been due to any number of things, they persisted through 2 different OS's (10 and 8.1), through all attempts to troubleshoot, refresh, restore, updating or not, and even with extra external cooling. Sadly, I now have to wait for a refund and go with another laptop. I would not have given the product as low of a rating if not for the hammering home of actually contacting the email given for the review team before processing the refund and giving them 2-3 days to respond without recieving even as much as an automated thank you reply. Needless to say, I gave all my time and positivity into trying to make this work and, at least for me, this laptop cannot handle the small stresses of the gaming I use it for, even with assistance in cooling.
Great, but not without issues
Pros: Runs well; when it runs, the included software is fairly cool, the free headset was a nice addition, nice price tag, good specs.
Cons: Overheats, blue screens frequently while gaming, keyboard is NOT backlit.
Overall Review: While a great collaboration between MSI and steelseries, the computer I got has some majot issues stemming from blue screening due to Machine Check Errors. This is normally due to overheating, and while still troubleshooting, I am having to now return this product to receive a new one in hopes of having better luck with a different one as, yes, occasionally things happen and we get bad products. I had high hopes for this, and the specs are great, and if it runs well on my new one I will definitely re-write this review.