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MSI - 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 1TB Hard Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive - Aluminum Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2543 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    extremely problematic

    Posted
    brkt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I used this laptop for almost a month now, I ve had blue screen error so many times, not sure why but I am guessing hardware related. Even on the first day I bought, I got blue screen error twice. I also hated the extremely loud fan, it is unbelievable, I have had other gaming laptops before including msi, but this one is way way louder than my previous gaming laptops. The only attractive thing about this laptop is its shape and design, very pretty on the outside and very problematic inside.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working today

    Posted
    Rick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    System error. My daughter will have to visit Best Buy in College Park, Maryland to hopefully get it working again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best 8th Gen Laptop with 1060

    Posted
    Rackle15

    After returning two ASUS GM 501 due to sound and errors, I went with the G63 Stealth. First time MSI laptop owner. SO much better than my previous laptops. Frame rates are much better, overall smoothness of laptop is very welcoming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop For Gamer/Photographer/Generic Use

    Posted
    Phil
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    A little background on why I purchased this laptop. My existing laptop was a 2015 MacBook Pro, base model. I do a lot of photography as well as some decent amount of gaming and the MacBook was not cutting it anymore. I do have a gaming PC that goes beyond the specs of this laptop, but I was looking for something that was much quicker then the MacBook, had great color for photo editing, and also handled games that I wanted to play when I am not using the desktop. This laptop checked all of those marks on paper. I was also looking at the Microsoft Surface Book 2 with 15.6" display, 16 GB of memory, and 256 GB SSD. For $1100 less, I could not refuse the offer on this laptop. The Case: A quite beautiful looking case, pretty firmly built, but I do feel like I could break it if not careful. The bottom of the case has a lot of air vents and a felt pad, along with nice rubber feet. The top of the case is a clean brushed style that attracts finger prints, as well as the interior of the case as well. To be honest, I still haven't taken the plastic protective that the laptop comes with on the top of the case. I wish UAG or someone made a decent rugged case for the laptop so I wouldn't have to worry about scratching it or putting finger prints all over it. Keyboard: I see mixed reviews on the keyboard, the SteelSeries Engine software to be able to customize the keyboard is really nice to use once you get use to the software. The keyboard itself is pretty nice in my opinion, I haven't had any issues with any of the keys as of yet, nor do I see that being an issue. Trackpad: It is not the best set up, it does take some time to get use to. Do yourself a favor, purchase a nice mouse so you don't have to mess with the trackpad. Sound: I haven't really used the speakers on the laptop, as I typically use headphones due to the areas I am usually in while using this laptop. Monitor: The brightness is very nice; the quality of the monitor is great as well. I know it is not a 4K monitor, but I was not looking for a 4K setup when it came to a laptop as my desktop is a full 4K setup. Once your monitor is calibrated, it makes a big difference. Startup: Initial startup of the laptop is your typical Microsoft Windows setup, but once that is complete, load time into your desktop is very quick. I did check MSI's website once Microsoft Windows was complete its setup, all of my drivers were up to date thankfully besides the Nvidia driver. Software: This is where users need to be careful if you purchase from Best Buy. If you look this model up on MSI's website, they offer software called TrueColor. This is one of the main reasons I went with this laptop. I purchased the laptop direct from a Best Buy store, went to update TrueColor and was given an error that this laptop was not supported. I contacted MSI and they stated that TrueColor was not supported on Best Buy models, which is very discouraging for photographers or those who do photo editing. Is it the end of the world? No. There are other ways around to calibrate your monitor, which is what I had to do because out of the box the colors were off. Below are some load times of some generic software that I added onto the laptop. SSD Drive Software Lightroom Classic 2019 - 27.13 seconds Photoshop CC 2019 - 27.14 seconds Google Chrome - 2.01 seconds Microsoft Office Products - 3.04 seconds Dragon Center - 7.88 seconds HDD Drive Software Origin - 30.90 seconds Discord - 26.71 seconds Steam - 22.62 seconds Performance: This laptop has performed well with the games I have played on it so far, as well as any software I need to use. The GTX 1060 paired with the intel 8th Gen i7-8750h is a great combo. No issues as of yet and I have been using this laptop for two weeks now. MSI: I have contacted MSI's customer support twice now. One for a software issue and another for a generic question. Both times their customer support staff have responded to my requests within hours. Overall: Would I recommend this laptop to someone who wants a gaming laptop? Absolutely. I was discouraged that MSI "dumbs down" their laptops when it comes to software and big box stores, but there were ways around that issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend