Conclusion: The Stealth has some gaming chops, too, as our experience with BioShock Infinite shows; you just shouldn't expect it to blow away bigger and heavier gaming laptops. Think of it as the 17-inch version of MSI's 14-inch GE40—a notebook for users who want above-average portability along with their entertainment, rather than a killer rig for hardcore gamers.
Pros: Slim design, Relatively light weight, Great display
Cons: Runs hot, Mediocre Webcam, Power cord placement interferes with mousing
Conclusion: It's rare that I'm legitimately sad to have to send back a review unit, but sure enough, that's where I'm at with the iBuyPower Battalion M1771 (nee MSI GS70.) This notebook practically exists on the opposite side of the spectrum as the MSI GT70 Dragon Edition I reviewed; where the Dragon Edition was almost all disappointment, the M1771 is a sleek and (mostly) efficient piece of gaming kit that I would only be too happy to cart with me to LAN parties.
Summary: These days the question with gaming laptops isn't how low you can go, but how thin. The $1,999 MSI GS70 offers good overall performance, solid battery life, and a lovely 1080p display in a svelte design. However, some beefier rigs outclass this one in terms of graphics and audio performance.
Excerpt: MSI are probably best known for their motherboards and graphics cards however for a number of years now they have been creating gaming laptops as well. For a while they were big bulky systems with some rather "unique" lighting. If you wanted flashing orange edge lighting for example, MSI had you covered. Then over the last couple of generations the mobile team over at MSI have started to move towards more slimline, high end chassis for their laptops.