Notebook User's Manual
Preface
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Content
1 Preface................................................................................................1-1
Copyright Notice.............................................................................................................1-4
Trademarks.....................................................................................................................1-4
Revision History..............................................................................................................1-4
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement........................................................1-5
FCC Conditions..............................................................................................................1-5
CE Conformity................................................................................................................1-5
Battery Regulations........................................................................................................1-6
WEEE Statement............................................................................................................1-6
Chemical Substances Information................................................................................1-6
RoHS Statement............................................................................................................. 1-7
Japan JIS C 0950 Material Declaration.................................................................... 1-7
India RoHS.................................................................................................................. 1-7
Turkey EEE regulation............................................................................................... 1-7
Ukraine restriction of hazardous substances........................................................... 1-7
Vietnam RoHS............................................................................................................ 1-7
Upgrade and Warranty .................................................................................................1-8
Acquisition of Replaceable Parts..................................................................................1-8
Safety Instructions..........................................................................................................1-9
MSI Highlights................................................................................................................1-11
2 Introductions.....................................................................................2-1
Unpacking....................................................................................................................... 2-2
Product Overview...........................................................................................................2-3
Top-open View...........................................................................................................2-3
Front Side View..........................................................................................................2-6
Right Side View.......................................................................................................... 2-7
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Left Side View.............................................................................................................2-8
Rear Side View......................................................................................................... 2-10
Bottom Side View......................................................................................................2-11
How to Use the Keyboard............................................................................................ 2-12
Windows Key............................................................................................................ 2-12
Quick Launch Keys.................................................................................................. 2-13
Disable or Enable Touchpad .................................................................................. 2-13
Enter Sleep Mode..................................................................................................... 2-14
Switch Display.......................................................................................................... 2-14
Use Multiple Monitors.............................................................................................. 2-14
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Adjust the Brightness Level of the Display............................................................. 2-14
Adjust the Sound Level of the Speaker................................................................... 2-15
Adjust the Brightness Level of the Keyboard Backlight LED (optional)................ 2-15
Application: True Color (optional)............................................................................ 2-16
Video: How to Use [Fn] Buttons.............................................................................. 2-16
3 How To Get Started..........................................................................3-1
Begin to Use the Notebook............................................................................................3-2
How to Use the Notebook Comfortably........................................................................3-3
How to Manage Power Supply......................................................................................3-4
AC/DC Adapter...........................................................................................................3-4
Battery.........................................................................................................................3-4
How to Set Up a Power Plan in Windows 10................................................................3-6
Choose or Customize a Power Plan.........................................................................3-6
Create Your Own Power Plan....................................................................................3-8
How to Use the Touchpad ........................................................................................... 3-10
About HDD and SSD (optional)................................................................................... 3-11
About M.2 SSD Slot (optional)..................................................................................... 3-11
How to Connect the Internet........................................................................................ 3-12
Wireless LAN............................................................................................................ 3-12
Wired LAN................................................................................................................ 3-14
How to Set Up Bluetooth Connection......................................................................... 3-19
Activating Bluetooth Connection............................................................................. 3-19
How to Connect External Devices..............................................................................3-23
Video: How to Use RAID Function (optional).............................................................3-24
How to Select Boot Mode in BIOS..............................................................................3-25
Video: How to Restore Windows 10 Operating System on MSI Notebooks............3-26
Video: How to Use MSI One Touch Install .................................................................3-27
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Specifications................................................................................................................ 2-17
Copyright Notice
The material in this document is the intellectual property of Micro-Star International
Co., Ltd. We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee
is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual
improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.
Trademarks
All trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Revision History
▶▶ Version: 1.0
▶▶ Date: 04, 2017
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FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference
Statement
▶▶ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
▶▶ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
▶▶ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
NOTE
▶▶ The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
▶▶ Shield interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to
comply with the emission limits.
FCC Conditions
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
▶▶ This device may not cause harmful interference.
▶▶ This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CE Conformity
This device is in compliance with the essential safety
requirements and other relevant provisions set out in the
European Directive.
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and radiates radio frequency energy,
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
Battery Regulations
European Union: Batteries, battery packs, and accumulators
should not be disposed of as unsorted household waste. Please
use the public collection system to return, recycle, or treat them
in compliance with the local regulations.
Taiwan: For better environmental protection, waste batteries
should be collected separately for recycling or special disposal.
廢電池請回收
California, USA: The button cell battery may contain perchlorate material and
requires special handling when recycled or disposed of in California.
For further information please visit: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate/
Safety Guideline for Using Lithium Battery
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same
or equivalent type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used
batteries according to manufacturer’s instructions.
WEEE Statement
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European Union: Under the European Union ("EU") Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Directive
2002/96/EC, which takes effect on August 13, 2005, products
of "electrical and electronic equipment" cannot be discarded as
municipal waste anymore and manufacturers of covered electronic equipment will be obligated to take back such products at
the end of their useful life.
Chemical Substances Information
In compliance with chemical substances regulations, such as the EU REACH
Regulation (Regulation EC No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the
Council), MSI provides the information of chemical substances in products at:
http://www.msi.com/html/popup/csr/evmtprtt_pcm.html
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RoHS Statement
Japan JIS C 0950 Material Declaration
http://www.msi.com/html/popup/csr/cemm_jp.html
http://tw.msi.com/html/popup/csr_tw/cemm_jp.html
India RoHS
This product complies with the "India E-waste (Management and Handling) Rule
2011" and prohibits use of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated
biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl ethers in concentrations exceeding 0.1 weight
% and 0.01 weight % for cadmium, except for the exemptions set in Schedule 2 of
the Rule.
Turkey EEE regulation
Conforms to the EEE Regulations of the Republic Of Turkey.
Ukraine restriction of hazardous substances
The equipment complies with requirements of the Technical Regulation, approved
by the Resolution of Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine as of December 3, 2008 №
1057, in terms of restrictions for the use of certain dangerous substances in
electrical and electronic equipment.
Vietnam RoHS
As from December 1, 2012, all products manufactured by MSI comply with Circular
30/2011/TT-BCT temporarily regulating the permitted limits for a number of
hazardous substances in electronic and electric products.
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A Japanese regulatory requirement, defined by specification JIS C 0950, mandates
that manufacturers provide material declarations for certain categories of electronic
products offered for sale after July 1, 2006.
Upgrade and Warranty
Please note that certain components, such as memory modules, HDD, SSD, ODD,
and Bluetooth/WiFi combo card, etc., preinstalled in the product may be upgradable
or replaceable by user’s request depending on the models users purchased.
For any further information on the product users purchased, please contact the
local dealer. Do not attempt to upgrade or replace any component of the product if
users do not understand the component location or how to assembly/disassembly,
since it may cause the product damaged. It is recommended that user contact the
authorized dealer or service center for product service.
Acquisition of Replaceable Parts
Please be noticed that the acquisition of replaceable parts (or compatible ones) of
the product users purchased in certain countries or territories may be fulfilled by
the manufacturer within 5 years at most since the product has been discontinued,
depending on the official regulations declared at the time. Please contact the
manufacturer via http://www.msi.com/support/ for the detailed information about the
acquisition of spare parts.
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Safety Instructions
Read the safety instructions carefully and thoroughly. All cautions
and warnings on the equipment or user’s manual should be noted.
Lay the notebook on a stable surface before setting it up.
Do not cover the ventilators of the notebook to prevent the
notebook from overheating.
• Do not leave the notebook in an unconditioned environment
with a storage temperature above 60ºC (140ºF) or below 0ºC
(32ºF), which may damage the notebook.
• This notebook should be operated under maximum ambient
temperature of 35ºC (95ºF).
Place the power cord in a way that people are unlikely to step on
it. Do not place anything on top of the power cord.
Always keep the strong magnetic or electrical objects away from
the notebook.
• Never pour liquid into the opening that could damage the
equipment or cause an electrical shock.
• Never use any chemical substance to wipe the surface of this
equipment, such as keyboard, touchpad, and notebook case.
Place the power cord in a way that people are unlikely to step on
it. Do not place anything on top of the power cord.
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Keep the notebook away from humidity and high temperature.
• Make sure the power voltage is within safety range and has
been adjusted properly to the value of 100~240V before
connecting the equipment to the power outlet.
• Always unplug the AC power cord before installing any add-on
card or module to the equipment.
• Always disconnect the AC power cord or uninstall the battery
pack or switch off the wall socket if the equipment would be left
unused for a certain time to achieve zero energy consumption.
If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked
by a service personnel:
•
•
•
•
The power cord or plug is damaged.
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
The equipment has not worked well or you can not get it work
according to User’s Manual.
• The equipment was dropped and damaged.
• The equipment has obvious signs of breakage.
Green Product Features
• Reduced energy consumption during use and stand-by
• Limited use of substances harmful to the environment and
health
• Easily dismantled and recycled
• Reduced use of natural resources by encouraging recycling
• Extended product lifetime through easy upgrades
• Reduced solid waste production through take-back policy
Environmental Policy
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• The product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts
and recycling and should not be thrown away at its end of life.
• Users should contact the local authorized point of collection for
recycling and disposing of their end-of-life products.
• Visit the MSI website and locate a nearby distributor for further
recycling information.
• Users may also reach us at gpcontdev@msi.com for
information regarding proper disposal, take-back, recycling, and
disassembly of MSI products.
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MSI Highlights
Explore more exclusive features of MSI notebooks for all series, please visit:
http://www.msi.com and https://www.youtube.com/user/MSI
MSI collaborates with SteelSeries to develop an exclusive
SteelSeries Engine 3 in gaming notebooks. SteelSeries
Engine 3 is the Apps to combine frequently used functions
for gamers in multiple devices management.
MSI GAMING Notebook is the first gaming Notebook
featuring XSplit Gamecaster live stream app!
MSI gaming notebook features XSplit Gamecaster, the
easiest live streaming and recording solution for gamers.
Sound by Dynaudio on MSI Gaming Notebooks
MSI partners with Dynaudio, the Danish sound specialists,
in its gaming notebooks to present you an authentic fidelity
audio performance.
Color Your Life with True Color
MSI has partnered with Portrait Displays, Inc. in developing
more accurate, high precision panel quality.
MSI True Color Technology guarantees that each panel in a
MSI notebook comes with the finest precision in color.
Tutorial: How to use Nahimic
Discover how to use Nahimic and its three features: Nahimic
Audio Effects, Microphone Effects and HD Audio recorder.
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How to use SteelSeries Engine 3 on MSI notebooks
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Introductions
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Congratulations on becoming an user of this notebook, the finely designed
notebook. You will have a delightful and professional experience in using this
exquisite notebook. We are proud to tell users that this notebook is thoroughly
tested and certified by our reputation for unsurpassed dependability and customer
satisfaction.
Unpacking
First, unpack the shipping carton and check all items carefully. If any item contained
is damaged or missing, please contact your local dealer immediately. Also, keep
the box and packing materials in case you need to ship the unit in the future. The
package should contain the following items:
▶▶ Notebook
▶▶ Quick Start Guide
▶▶ AC/DC adapter and AC power cord
▶▶ Optional carry bag
▶▶ Optional all-in-one application disk, containing the full version of user’s manual,
drivers, utilities, and so on.
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Product Overview
This section provides the description of basic aspects of the notebook. It will help
you to know more about the appearance of this notebook before using it. Please be
aware that the figures shown here are for reference only.
The figure of top-open view and description shown below will lead you to browse
the main operating area of your notebook.
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Top-open View
1. Webcam/ Webcam LED/ Internal Microphone
• This built-in webcam can be used for picture taking, video recording or
conferencing, and so on.
• Webcam LED indicator, next to the webcam, glows when webcam function is
activated; LED goes out when this function is turned off.
• The built-in microphone and its function is the same with microphone.
2. Power Button / Power LED/ GPU Mode LED
Power Button
• Use this button to turn the notebook power ON and
OFF.
• Use this button to awake the notebook from the sleep
state.
Power LED/ GPU Mode LED
Power
• Glowing blue when the notebook power is turned on,
and the UMA GPU mode is selected.
• Glowing amber when the optionally supported discrete
GPU mode is selected.
• LED flashes when the notebook goes to the sleep
state.
• LED goes off when the notebook is turned off.
3. Keyboard
The built-in keyboard provides all the functions of a full-sized keyboard. Refer to
How to Use the Keyboard for details.
4. Touchpad
This is the pointing device of the notebook.
5. Status LED
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Caps Lock
Glows when the Caps Lock function is activated.
6. Status LED
Num Lock
Glows when the Num Lock function is activated.
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Cooler Boost
SSE
(optional)
Dragon Center
(optional)
True Color
or
User Defined
(optional)
• Use this button to maximize the fan speed to cool down
the overall temperature of the notebook.
• Button LED glows when the fan speed is set to
maximum level; LED goes off when AUTO mode is
selected.
• This notebook may be pre-installed a unique keyboard
manager application, SSE (SteelSeries Engine). With
this application, users will be able to own several
combinations of keyboard hot keys defined separately
for specific occasions.
• Use this button repeatedly to switch between keyboard
1 (layer 1), keyboard 2 (layer 2), keyboard 3 (layer 3),
and keyboard 4 (layer 4) recurrently.
• This notebook may be pre-installed with a gaming
utility, Dragon Center, providing users an astonished
and efficient solution in game playing.
• Use this button to bring up the Dragon Center
application.
• This notebook may be pre-installed the True Color
application. With this application, users can select
various color settings for the best viewing experience.
• Use this button to bring up the True Color application.
• If the notebook doesn't have the True Color application
pre-installed, press this button will launch the User
Defined application.
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7. Quick Launch Buttons
Use the quick launch buttons to activate the specific applications or tools. The
following quick launch buttons will only be functional in the operating system with
the SCM application installed. Find the SCM exe file in the optional all-in-one
disk that comes with the package or download it from MSI's website for easy and
convenient operation.
Front Side View
1. Status LED
Wireless LAN (WiFi)
• LED glows when Wireless LAN (WiFi) function is
enabled.
• LED goes out when this function is disabled.
Battery Status
• LED glows when the battery is being charged.
• Continuously blinking if the battery fails.
• Always consult an authorized retailer or service center
for purchasing or replacing an equivalent type of
battery recommended by the manufacturer.
• Battery LED goes out when it is fully charged or when
the AC/DC adapter is disconnected.
Drive Activity Indicator
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LED blinks when the system is accessing the internal
storage drives.
2. Stereo Speakers
This notebook may be equipped with built-in stereo speakers which deliver the
high quality sound, and supports the HD audio technology.
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Right Side View
2. USB 2.0 Port
The USB 2.0 port allows you to connect USB-interface peripheral devices, such
as the mouse, keyboard, modem, portable hard disk module, printer, etc..
3. Power Connector
This connector is to connect the AC/DC adapter and supply power for the
notebook.
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1. Card Reader
The built-in card reader supports various types of memory cards. Check the
Specifications for details.
Left Side View
1. Kensington Lock
This notebook provides a Kensington lock hole, which allows users to secure
the notebook in place with a key or some mechanical PIN device and attached
through a rubberized metal cable. The end of the cable has a small loop which
allows the whole cable to be looped around a permanent object, such as a heavy
table or other similar equipment, thus securing the notebook in place.
2. USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0, the SuperSpeed USB, delivers the higher interface speeds for
connecting various devices, such as storage devices, hard drives, or video
cameras, and offers more advantages over high-speed data transferring.
3. Mini-DisplayPort
The Mini-DisplayPort is a miniaturized version of the DisplayPort, with a suitable
adapter, the Mini-DisplayPort may be used to drive displays with a VGA, DVI or
HDMI interface.
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4. USB 3.0/ 3.1 Port (Type C) (optional)
USB 3.0/ 3.1, the SuperSpeed(+) USB, delivers the higher interface speeds
for connecting various devices, such as storage devices, hard drives, or video
cameras, and offers more advantages over high-speed data transferring.
The slim and sleek USB Type C connector features reversible plug orientation
and cable direction, and supports scalable performance to future-proof solution,
including USB 3.x, DisplayPort, PCIe, Audio, and Thunderbolt 3 (Optional).
5. RJ-45 Connector
The Ethernet connector, with bandwidths 10/100/1000 Mbps, is used to connect
a LAN cable for network connection.
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6. HDMI Connector
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a new interface standard for PCs,
displays and consumer electronics devices that supports standard, enhanced
and high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.
8. Audio Port Connectors
Make high quality sound blaster with stereo system and Hi-Fi function supported.
Microphone
Used for an external microphone.
Headphone
A connector for speakers or headphones.
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7. USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0, the SuperSpeed USB, delivers the higher interface speeds for
connecting various devices, such as storage devices, hard drives, or video
cameras, and offers more advantages over high-speed data transferring.
Rear Side View
1. Ventilator (optional)
The ventilator is designed to cool the system. DO NOT block the ventilator for air
circulation.
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Bottom Side View
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1. Woofer Speaker (optional)
The woofer speaker is to reproduce low-pitched audio frequency.
2. Ventilator
The ventilator is designed to cool the system. DO NOT block the ventilator for air
circulation.
3. Battery Reset Hole
Whenever the system firmware (EC) is upgraded or the system hangs, please
1) power off the notebook; 2) remove the AC power; 3) use a straightened
paperclip to insert this hole for 10 sec; 4) connect the AC power; 5) power on the
notebook.
4. Stereo Speakers
This notebook may be equipped with built-in stereo speakers which deliver the
high quality sound, and supports the HD audio technology.
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How to Use the Keyboard
This notebook provides a full functioned keyboard. To ensure that the keyboard
will be functional properly, it is a must to install SCM application before using the
keyboard function keys.
Windows Key
You can find the Windows Logo key on the keyboard which
is used to perform Windows-specific functions, such as
opening the Start menu and launching the shortcut menu.
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Quick Launch Keys
Use the [Fn] combination keys on the keyboard to activate the specific applications
or tools. With the help of these keys, users will be able to do work more efficiently.
+
ECO Mode
+
Webcam
+
SHIFT
+
Airplane mode
• Press both Fn and F4 keys to launch the User Defined
application.
• Press Fn and F5 keys to switch to ECO Mode, the power
saving mode provided by SHIFT function.
• Press Fn and F6 keys to turn the Webcam function on.
Press again to turn it off.
• Webcam is turned off under default settings.
• Press Fn and F7 keys repeatedly to switch among Turbo
Mode (optional)/ Sport Mode/ Comfort Mode/ ECO
Mode/ Power Options to shift the performance depending
on users' demand.
• Be noted that the selections of Turbo Mode/ Sport Mode/
Comfort Mode will only be available when AC Power is
connected.
• Refer to the Notebook Software Application Manual for
further details.
• Press Fn and F10 keys repeatedly to turn Airplane mode
on or off recurrently.
Disable or Enable Touchpad
+
Enable or disable the touchpad function. (Optional)
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+
User Defined
Enter Sleep Mode
+
Force the computer into sleep state (depending on the
system configuration). Press the Power button to wake up
the system from sleep state.
Switch Display
+
Switch the display output mode between the LCD, external
monitor and both.
Use Multiple Monitors
If users connect an additional monitor to the notebook,
the system will automatically detect the external monitor
connected. Users will be allowed to customize the display
settings.
• Connect the monitor to the notebook.
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• Press and hold the Windows key, and then press [P] key
to bring up [Project].
• Select how you want your display to project on the second
screen from the selections of PC screen only, Duplicate,
Extend, and Second screen only.
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Adjust the Brightness Level of the Display
+
+
Increase the LCD brightness.
Decrease the LCD brightness.
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Adjust the Sound Level of the Speaker
+
+
Decrease the built-in speaker’s volume.
Mute the built-in speakers.
Adjust the Brightness Level of the Keyboard Backlight
LED (optional)
+
Increase the brightness level of the keyboard backlight
LEDs.
Decrease the brightness level of the keyboard backlight
LEDs.
+
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+
Increase the built-in speaker’s volume.
Application: True Color (optional)
This notebook may be pre-installed the True Color application. With this
application, users can select various color settings for the best viewing experience.
Refer to the Notebook Software Application Manual for detailed instructions.
+
True Color
+
True Color
Selections
• Press and hold the Fn key, and then press the Z key to
launch the True Color application.
• Press and hold the Fn key, and then press the A key to
change different view modes.
Video: How to Use [Fn] Buttons
Watch the instruction video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2EGE1rzfrQ
YouTube
Youku
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Specifications
The specifications listed here is reference only, and may change without notice. The
actual products sold are different from areas.
Physical Characteristic
Dimension
383 (W) x 260 (D) x 22~29 (H) mm (15.6")
419.9 (W) x 287.8 (D) x 29.8~32 (H) mm (17.3")
Weight
2.2 kg (15.6")
2.7 kg (17.3")
CPU
Package
BGA
CPU Processor Type
Intel® Quad/ Dual Core Mobile Processor
Core Chip
PCH
Intel® series
Memory
Technology
DDR4, 2133/ 2400
Memory
DDR4 SO-DIMM slots x 2
Maximum
Up to 32GB
Power
AC/DC Adapter (1)
(optional)
180W, 19.5V
Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz
Output: 19.5V
9.23A
AC/DC Adapter (2)
(optional)
120W, 19.5V
Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz
Output: 19.5V
6.15A
AC/DC Adapter (3)
(optional)
150W, 19.5V
Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz
Output: 19.5V
7.7A
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Introductions
Visit MSI official website at www.msi.com, or contact the local retailers to learn the
correct specifications of the product user purchased.
AC/DC Adapter (4)
(optional)
135W, 19.5V
Input: 100~240V, 50~60Hz
Output: 19.5V
Battery
6-cell
RTC Battery
Yes
6.92A
Storage
HDD form factor
x1, 2.5" HDD
SSD (optional)
x1, M.2 SSD, SATA/ PCIE combo
I/O Port
USB
x 2 (version 3.0)
x 1 (version 2.0)
x 1 (version 3.1/3.0 Type C)
Mic-in
x1
Headphone-out
x 1 (S/PDIF-Out supported)
RJ45
x1
HDMI
x1
Mini-DisplayPort
x1
Card Reader
x 1 (SD3.0/ MMC) (optional)
Communication Port
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LAN
Supported
Wireless LAN
Supported
Bluetooth
Supported
Display
LCD Type (optional)
17.3" HD/ FHD/ 4K UHD LED panel
15.6" HD/ FHD/ 4K UHD LED panel
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Video
VRAM
GDDR5, based on GPU
Webcam
Resolution
HD
Audio
Internal Speaker
x4 speakers
x1 woofer (optional)
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Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® discrete graphics
with NVIDIA® Optimus™ supported
• Intel® HD UMA graphics
• Virtual Reality optionally supported
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How To Get Started
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Begin to Use the Notebook
For a new user of this notebook, we would like to suggest you follow the illustrations
below to begin to use the notebook.
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How to Use the Notebook Comfortably
If you are a beginner to the notebook, please read the following instructions to
assure your own safety, and make yourself comfortable during the operations.
▶▶ Good illumination is essential in the work area.
▶▶ Adjust the backrest to support your lower back comfortably when you are
sitting upright.
▶▶ Place your feet flat on the floor with your knees bent to a 90 degrees.
▶▶ Adjust the angle/position of the LCD panel to have an optimal view.
▶▶ Stretch and relax your body regularly. Always take a break after working for a
period of time.
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38-76 cm
90-120
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▶▶ Choose a chair and desk with good ergonomics and adjust their heights
according to your posture.
How to Manage Power Supply
This section provides users basic safety precautions to take when using an AC/DC
adapter and battery power properly.
AC/DC Adapter
Ensure that your notebook is connected to an AC power source via the AC adapter
before turning it on for the first time. If the notebook automatically shuts down due
to low battery power, it is likely to cause system failure. Below are some Dos and
Don'ts of an AC/DC adapter.
▶▶ Dos
• Use the adapter that shipped with your notebook only.
• Always be aware of heat coming from the in use AC/DC adapter.
• Unplug the AC power cord before disassembly the notebook.
▶▶ Don'ts
• Cover an in-use adapter since it can generate heat.
• Have the AC power cord plugged after powering off the system when the
notebook is going to be left unused for a longer time.
Battery
When you get a new notebook or a new notebook battery, it is important to know
how to charge and care for your battery in order to get the most out it for as long as
you can.
Be aware of that the battery may not be replaced by users.
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▶▶ Safety guidelines
• This notebook is equipped with a non-removable battery, follow the local
regulations while discarding the notebook.
• Always keep the notebook and its battery away from excessive moisture and
extreme temperatures.
• Always unplug the AC power cord before installing any module to the
notebook.
▶▶ Battery type
• This notebook may be equipped with a high-capacity Li-ion or Li-polymer
battery pack depending on the model you have.
• The rechargeable battery pack is an internal power source of the notebook.
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▶▶ Battery charging behavior
To optimize battery life and avoid a sudden power loss, read the tips below:
▶▶ How to charge the battery properly
Please pay attention to the following tips before recharging the battery:
• If a charged battery pack is not available, save your work and close all
running programs and shut down the system.
• Plug in an AC/DC adapter.
• You can use the system, suspend system operation or shut down and turn
off the system without interrupting the charging process.
• The Li-ion or Li-polymer battery has no memory effect. It is unnecessary
to discharge the battery before recharging. However, to optimize the life of
battery, we suggest that consuming the battery power completely once a
month is necessary.
• The actual charging time will be determined by the applications in use.
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• Suspend system operation if the system will be idle for a while or shorten the
suspend timer’s time period.
• Turn off the system if you won’t be using it for a period of time.
• Disable unnecessary settings or remove idle peripherals.
• Connect an AC/DC adapter to the system whenever possible.
How to Set Up a Power Plan in Windows 10
A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how
your computer uses and conserves power. Power plans can save energy, maximize
system performance, or balance energy conservation with performance. The default
power plans — Balanced and Power saver — meet most people's needs. But you
can modify settings for existing plans or create your own plan.
Choose or Customize a Power Plan
1. Find [Windows] icon in the lower-left corner of the screen. Right click it to show
selection menu. Select [Power Options] in the menu.
2. Choose a Power Plan by left clicking on one of the selections from the Power
Plan list. The Power Plan of [Balanced] is selected as an example here. Click
on the [Change plan settings] to the right of the power plan to customize a
power plan.
3. Choose the sleep and display settings you want your computer to use. Click
on [Change advanced power settings] to make changes to the selected power
plan settings to meet your needs.
4. To restore the selected Power Plan back to its default settings, click on
[Restore plan defaults] and then click [Yes] to confirm.
5. Click [OK] to finish.
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Create Your Own Power Plan
You can create your own power plan and customize it as your requirement.
However, it will be recommended to use ECO Mode power saving function to
optimize the battery life while using this notebook. Please refer to the section of
System Control Manager (SCM) in the Notebook Software Application Manual for
details.
1. Select Power Options in the menu. Click [Create a power plan] in the left pane.
2. Select an existing plan that meet your needs most, and give the plan a name.
Click [Next] to continue.
3. Change the settings for the new power plan. Click [Create] to make the
customized power plan taking effect.
4. Now you have a new power plan that is automatically set as active.
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How to Use the Touchpad
The touchpad integrated in your notebook is a pointing device that is compatible
with standard mouse, allowing you to control the notebook by pointing the location
of the cursor on the screen.
▶▶ Configure the Touchpad
You can customize the pointing device to meet your personal needs. For
example, if you are a left-handed user, you may want to swap the functions of
the two buttons. In addition, you can change the size, shape, moving speed
and other advanced features of the cursor on the screen.
To configure the touchpad, you can use the standard Microsoft or IBM PS/2
driver in your Windows operating system. The Mouse Properties in Control
Panel allows you to change the configuration.
▶▶ Position and Move
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Place your finger on the touchpad (usually using the forefinger), and the
rectangular pad will act as a miniature duplicate of your display. When you
move your fingertip across the pad, the cursor on the screen will move
simultaneously to the same direction. When your finger reaches the edge of
the pad, lift your finger and place it on a proper location of the touchpad to
continue the movement.
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▶▶ Point and Click
When you have moved and placed the cursor over an icon, a menu item or
▶▶ Drag and Drop
You can move files or objects in your notebook by using drag-and-drop. To do
so, place the cursor on the desired item and slightly tap twice on the touchpad,
and then keep your fingertip in contact with the touchpad on the second tap.
Now, you can drag the selected item to the desired location by moving your
finger on the touchpad, and then lift your finger from the touchpad to drop
the item into place. Alternately, you can press and hold the left button when
you select an item, and then move your finger to the desired location; finally,
release the left button to finish the drag-and-drop operation.
About HDD and SSD (optional)
This notebook may be equipped with hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive
(SSD) depending on the models users purchased.
The hard disk drive and solid state drive are the data storage devices used for
storing and retrieving digital information. Most SSDs use NAND-based flash
memory, and have higher data transfer rates, lower power consumption, and faster
read/write speed than HDDs.
Do not attempt to remove or install the HDD and SSD when the notebook is
powered on. Please consult an authorized retailer or service center for the
replacement of the HDDs and SSDs.
About M.2 SSD Slot (optional)
The notebook may be equipped with M.2 SSD slots for M.2 SSD cards, which are
compatible with SATA or PCIe interfaces, providing diverse features and usages to
users. Consult an authorized retailer or service center for correct specifications and
installations.
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a command that you want to execute, simply tap slightly on the touchpad or
press the left button to select. This procedure, called as point and click is the
basics of operating your notebook. Unlike the traditional pointing device such
as the mouse, the whole touchpad can act as a left button, so that your each
tap on the touchpad is equivalent to pressing the left button. Tapping twice
more rapidly on the touchpad is to execute a double-click.
How to Connect the Internet
Wireless LAN
Wireless LAN is a wireless broadband connection that allows you to connect to the
Internet without using any cables. Follow the instructions below to set up a Wireless
LAN connection.
▶▶ Wireless LAN Connection
1. Go to the desktop. Find the
icon in the lower-right corner of the task
bar and click on it to unfold the settings menu.
2. There are [Wi-Fi] and [Airplane mode] two options in the Network settings,
select [Wi-Fi] here.
3. Choose one Wireless LAN connection from the network list to connect to
the Internet. Click [Connect] to continue.
4. A security key may be required for connecting the selected network. Then
click [Next].
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▶▶ Check the Wireless LAN status
When Airplane mode is enabled, Wireless LAN connection will be turned off.
Before setting up a Wireless LAN connection, make sure that Airplane mode is
turned off.
2. Check if Wireless LAN mode is available in the Network settings.
3. Or, find the [SCM] icon in the lower-right corner of the task bar and click on
it to bring out the main window of System Control Manager, please check if
Wireless LAN mode is turned on.
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1. Go to the desktop. Find the
icon in the lower-right corner of the task
bar and click on it to unfold the settings menu.
Wired LAN
Using cables and network adapters to connect to the Internet. Before setting up the
connection of Dynamic IP/PPPoE or Broadband (PPPoE) or Static IP, contact your
Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network administrator for assistance of setting up
Internet connection.
▶▶ Dynamic IP/PPPoE Connection
1. Go to the desktop. Find the
icon in the lower-right corner of the task
bar, and then right click on it to select [Open Network and Sharing Center].
2. Choose [Change adapter settings].
3. Right click on [Ethernet] to select [Properties] from the drop-down menu.
4. In the Ethernet Properties window, select [Networking] tab and check
[Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)]. Then click [Properties] to continue.
5. Select [General] tab, click [Obtain an IP address automatically] and [Obtain
DNS server address automatically]. Then click [OK].
Troubleshoot problems
Open Network and Sharing Center
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▶▶ Broadband (PPPoE) Connection
1. Go to the desktop. Find the
icon in the lower-right corner of the task
bar, right click on it to select [Open Network and Sharing Center].
2. Select [Set up a new connection or network] under [Change your
networking settings].
3. Select [Connect to the Internet], and then click [Next].
4. Click [Broadband (PPPoE)].
5. Fills User name, Password, and Connection name fields. Then click
[Connect].
Troubleshoot problems
Open Network and Sharing Center
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▶▶ Static IP Connection
1. Follow the previous steps 1 to 4 in Dynamic IP/PPPoE Connection.
2. Select [General] tab and click [Use the following IP address] and [Use the
following DNS server addresses]. You will be asked to fill the IP address,
Subnet mask, and Default gateway, and then click [OK].
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How to Set Up Bluetooth Connection
Bluetooth pairing is a process in which two Bluetooth devices communicate with
each other through an established connection.
▶▶ Checking the Bluetooth status
When Airplane mode is enabled, Bluetooth connection will be turned off.
Before setting up a Bluetooth connection, make sure that Airplane mode is
turned off.
1. Go to the desktop. Find the
and click on it.
icon in the lower-left corner of the screen
2. Select [Settings], and then go to [Devices/ Bluetooth] to check if the
Bluetooth connection is available.
3. Switch [On] the Bluetooth connection if it is set to [Off].
4. Or, find the [SCM] icon in the lower-right corner of the task bar and click
on it to bring out the main window of System Control Manager. Check if
Bluetooth connection is switched on.
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Activating Bluetooth Connection
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▶▶ Pairing the Bluetooth devices
1. Go to the desktop. Find the [Bluetooth] icon in the lower-right corner of the
task bar and click on it.
2. Choose [Add a Bluetooth Device].
4. Click [Pair] to continue.
5. Match the passcode between the notebook and the selected Bluetooth
device, click [Yes] to finish.
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3. Select one Bluetooth connection from the network list.
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How to Connect External Devices
This notebook may be equipped with various connecting I/O (input/output) ports,
such as USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, and mini DisplayPort. Users will be able to
connect diverse peripheral devices to the notebook.
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To connect these devices, refer to the instruction manuals of each device first, and
then connect the device to the notebook. This notebook is capable to auto detect
the connected devices, and if there is no detection of the devices, please manually
enable the devices by going to [Start Menu/ Control Panel/ Hardware and Sound/
Add a device] to add the new devices.
Video: How to Use RAID Function (optional)
This notebook may support RAID function of different levels. RAID allows users to
store data on multiple hard disk drives or solid state drives. Contact the local dealer
for further and correct information and be noted that the supported RAID functions
may vary depending on the models users purchased.
Watch the instruction video at: https://youtu.be/u2C35-ctFbw
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How to Select Boot Mode in BIOS
1. Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, press the DEL
key immediately and enter the BIOS menu.
3. For operating systems support UEFI-based BIOS (Windows 10 and Windows
8.1), it is suggested to select [UEFI].
4. For Windows 7 or previous versions of Windows, select [Legacy] mode.
5. Refer to MSI FAQ for further information about installing Windows operating
system on the notebook at https://www.msi.com/faq/notebook-1971
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2. Move the cursor to [Boot] tab, and select [Boot mode select] in Boot
Configuration.
Video: How to Restore Windows 10 Operating
System on MSI Notebooks
Watch the instruction video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSrK6xAQooU,
to restore the Windows 10 operating system by using [F3 Recovery] and [Windows
10 Settings] when it is needed.
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Video: How to Use MSI One Touch Install
MSI "One Touch Install", the one-click installer application, allows users to
efficiently install all needed drivers on MSI notebooks with single click.
Watch the instruction video at:
Windows 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43lnM4m-500
Windows 10/ 8.1
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