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MSI Laptops.... Any Good?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I was wanting to buy a high end laptop from MSI and was wondering how do you feel about the build quality, customer support, battery life and recurring costs of getting a MSI laptop. 

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31 minutes ago, Agent Crimson said:

and recurring costs of getting a MSI laptop

What recurring costs? The only recurring cost I'm aware of is electricity.

32 minutes ago, Agent Crimson said:

about the build quality, customer support, battery life

Battery-life is hugely dependent on the components, so that's a rather difficult one for anyone to say much about. Build-quality....well, from what I've seen, MSI's laptops are about the same as everyone else's in that regards. Never dealt with customer support, so can't say jack shit about that.


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39 minutes ago, Agent Crimson said:

build quality

If you're talking the latest lineup (in general, gaming only, excluding those in CES) :

GF/GLx3/GS 8th gen: avoid

GLx5/GPx5: OKish

GPx3/GE/GS 9th gen: slightly better

GT: good

 

QC is still hit or miss though. Also hinge quality is still an issue

43 minutes ago, Agent Crimson said:

customer support

depends on where you live

43 minutes ago, Agent Crimson said:

battery life

depends on model

43 minutes ago, Agent Crimson said:

recurring costs

their gaming laptops are overpriced and you can get other good/better options with lower/similar price


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, genexis_x said:

If you're talking the latest lineup (in general, gaming only, excluding those in CES) :

GF/GLx3/GS 8th gen: avoid

GLx5/GPx5: OKish

GPx3/GE/GS 9th gen: slightly better

GT: good

 

QC is still hit or miss though. Also hinge quality is still an issue

depends on where you live

depends on model

their gaming laptops are overpriced and you can get other good/better options with lower/similar price

What about GX502? Rtx 2060

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19 minutes ago, Agent Crimson said:

What about GX502? Rtx 2060

May I know where are you from? Budget? Any preferences on weight and battery life?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, genexis_x said:

May I know where are you from? Budget? Any preferences on weight and battery life?

I am studying in Canada currently need to buy a laptop in a month or so. No budget limitations. Have a high end desktop so mainly needed for programming and minor gaming on the go. Battery life, build quality, thickness and service is a must. I am tilted towards buying a Mac 16inch because this is 99% for programming but I am still viewing my options before choosing the apple poison. 

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Preferred max weight in kg/lbs?


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17 hours ago, Agent Crimson said:

service

By service you mean aftersales/warranty?

13 hours ago, Agent Crimson said:

2-2.3 pounds

You mean 2-2.3kg?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, genexis_x said:

By service you mean aftersales/warranty?

You mean 2-2.3kg?

Yes i meant aftersales and warranty sorry to be wage and no I mean 2-2.3 pounds that is approximately 1.5-1.6 Kg

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35 minutes ago, Agent Crimson said:

approximately 1.5-1.6 Kg

There is only 1 gaming laptop under 1.6kg: Tongfang GK5-Y aka Eluktronics Max-15. Battery life is limited though. Or you fine with lower end GPU?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, genexis_x said:

There is only 1 gaming laptop under 1.6kg: Tongfang GK5-Y aka Eluktronics Max-15. Battery life is limited though. Or you fine with lower end GPU?

OK then let's forget the weight limit too and keep the thickness as a limit not thicker than an alienware m15 but which can keep its processor cool

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I personally like their GS series. But if you don't care about the size too much then I would look into Asus as well.

I find MSI they run way too hot. Hotter* (grain of salt)

If you want NEWER laptop then I would wait until this summer.

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Tongfang QC7 aka Eluktronics Mag-15: no service center in Canada though

Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED / SA (newer model with noticeable 2 hinges, not the older model)

 

Not many thin and lights can cool well, unless you're fine with non thin and light


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