Various small junk won’t get into the system’s internals. The keyboard is normal, but there are still reduced-size keys on the right part because of MSI’s innovation – a column of Home, PgUp, PgDn and End keys on the right.
The cursor-controlling keys are not placed too conveniently. They should have been separated from the rest of the keyboard and made larger. The right Shift and Control keys might have been made normal-sized then, too. It is also not handy to use the functional keys in the top row – they are smaller than others.
The touchpad is ordinary, but its buttons are designed in a curious fashion:
I have no complains about the positioning accuracy and the overall ease of use. Everything’s normal, but the white field looks strange against the black background of the case. It should have been made darker, I think.
Two groups of indicators are located under the touchpad – the keyboard’s and the notebook’s ones.
The latter group can be seen even when the lid is closed:
Above the keyboard you can find a Power-On button, quick-launch buttons for your default Internet browser and e-mail client, a wireless adapter switch, and a screen zoom button.
The Power-on button is highlighted in mild blue at work which is a characteristic trait of all notebooks from MSI.
The notebook’s screen is better than just good. It offers a wide brightness adjustment range with a good reserve of maximum brightness. It lacks overbright areas on a black background; its backlighting is uniform and the viewing angles are wide. The body color is reproduced naturally and the colors are overall saturated. There’s no clipping on light areas and the speed of the matrix is good. This is a long list of highs, don’t you agree? As for lows, I can find only drawback – a small vertical viewing angle.