MSI's box is simple, yet packaging secures the notebook in place in a secondary box.
Accessories include AC/DC power adapter, AC power cord, driver DVD, recovery manual, and other manuals. The power adapter is rated 150W at 19v/7.7a.
The top of the body consists of brushed aluminum with an MSI dragon logo in the center. The logo lights up when it is turned on. The bottom of the notebook features smooth felt, which feels soft to the touch. There are nine rubber feet to stabilize it on a glass or glossy surface.
The front of the unit shows the status LEDs, the rear of the unit has exhaust vents. The left side of the unit features another vent, a Kensington lock port, RJ-45 LAN, SD slot, three USB 3.0 ports, headphone jack, and microphone jack. The right side of the unit features another exhaust vent, DC power jack, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, ThunderBolt 3, USB 2.0, and power button.
The full QWERTY keyboard with number pad is lit by RGB LEDs. The keys are soft to the touch, and I really like their mechanism of action, even more than traditional mechanical keys. They are silent and obviously some dome key, but I cannot get over how much I like pressing the keys. The touchpad has an orange bezel around it, and you might need to tune TP-rejection, as it can be quite sensitive.
There is a small LED under the vents under the MSI logo that illuminates to indicate the notebook is powered on. The notebook's display can rotate out 180 degrees, which was quite a surprise.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Physical Overview]
- Page 3 [Physical Overview Continued]
- Page 4 [Software and BIOS]
- Page 5 [System Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Gaming Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [System IO and Battery Performance]
- Page 8 [Thermal Performance]
- Page 9 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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