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MSI Vs ASUS Laptop: Which Gaming Laptop is Best in 2021

MSI vs ASUS laptops

Comparing an MSI vs ASUS laptop is no easy task simply because both brands have a fantastic array of gaming laptops. And clearly pushed the envelope and smashed the boundaries in terms of design.

And they are also experts in PC and laptop motherboards and it’s a little known fact that ASUS and MSI are rivals in the gaming laptop space who self proclaim they have 29% and 35% of the market share in RTX graphics based laptops.

However, it was MSI who had the largest growth in gaming laptop sales in 2020. Even though ASUS was voted the best laptop brand in that same year. Which is great. But, before choosing between an ASUS or MSI laptop there is so much to consider.

On the outside there’s the display, the keyboard, weight, and the ports. And then, on the inside, there’s the processor, the graphics, RAM and the storage, not to mention, the battery? All important factors to consider.

So in this post, I hope to make these decisions easier by comparing ASUS vs MSI laptop specs and I will also dive into their history. And give you my honest opinion on which brand has the best high-performance laptops and the best budget gaming laptops.



MSI Vs ASUS Gaming Laptop History

It was only a few weeks ago, I had this same question, Which gaming laptops are better, ASUS or MSI? And now after countless hours of research and several conversations with other MSI and ASUS laptop users I will share my opinion on which brand is best.

In a previous article I compared ASUS vs Acer laptops and their laptops were very similar. Although, ASUS got the nod on design and also offered a slightly broader range of RTX 30 series high-performance laptops.

On first glance, I think MSI have a similar batch that could rival ASUS and many other gaming laptop brands. Which I doubt many gaming enthusiasts would disagree.

But which is better when comparing MSI vs ASUS gaming laptops? Well, there is only one way to find out, but before we jump into that, let’s take a look at their history.

ASUS History: Is ASUS a Good Brand?

ASUS was founded way back in the late eighties by a group of young Taiwanese engineers. Four of which formerly worked for Acer. But, in the early days things were not all that rosy. ASUS suffered design issues and struggled to build an engineer team to compete in the thriving technology world.

It wasn’t until another Taiwanese engineer Mr Stan Shih came aboard did ASUS manage to turn things around. He recruited the most talented Taiwanese engineers to become experts in manufacturing motherboards. Their customers included the likes of Nvidia, Intel, and Samsung.

But, it wasn’t until 2006 ASUS dipped their feet into the gaming laptop world. They joined up with another Taiwanese giant Gigabyte. In that same year, their sub brand the Republic of Gamers (ROG) was born.

Moreover, ASUS is one of only a few laptop sellers who are an original equipment manufacturer (OEMs). And their list of products is huge, even though they were mostly known for manufacturing Motherboards. Other products include, desktop PCs, monitors, Netbooks and smartphones.

Which now includes, high-spec gaming laptops, the ROG Zephyrus, and the mighty ASUS Rog Strix laptops. And in 2010 the ASUS Tuf range was born. These are their mid-range and low-end brand of gaming laptops. Tuf is short for, (The Ultimate Force).

What is so impressive about ASUS, which sets them apart. Since the release of their first gaming notebooks, the ASUS G1 and G2 back in 2007. They have produced the world’s first on many gaming products. Including, the world’s first touch screen laptop and at the time the biggest and fastest 4K 120Hz gaming monitor.

Finally, since 2007 ASUS has won a staggering 4000+ awards in various categories. So to answer the question, is ASUS a good laptop brand? From this showing, it’s a resounding yes.

MSI History: Is MSI a Good Brand?

MSI is another Taiwanese tech company who have smashed the gaming laptop niche.

But first, can I just say, “there must be something special in their water with so many amazing brands in Taiwan”.

What is remarkably similar to ASUS is that MSI was founded by a group of talented engineers who also worked together at a previous company. In this case, that was Sony.

MSI started manufacturing computer hardware and around the same time, built a reputation on manufacturing motherboards and graphics cards which is similar to ASUS.

But, it wasn’t until the turn of the century MSI announced itself onto the notebook scene with the release of the X320 Laptop. And no it wasn’t an high-spec gaming laptop by any means. But it was at that time, the world’s lightest and slimmest 13 inch notebook.

Fast forward to 2008, MSI partnered with the professional eSports organisation, Finatic. And over the next few years become a household name on the pro gaming scene sponsoring many of the world’s eSports gaming events.

By 2015, MSI managed to squeeze into the world’s top 5 laptop brands and in 2016 they managed to outgun the lot and sell more units than any other laptop brand. Which is by no means an easy feat, especially when you have the likes of HP, Lenovo, and Acer to beat.

Over that same period MSI won numerous awards for amazing gaming machines like the MSI GS70 Stealth, the GT60 2PE Dominator PRO and the GS60 Ghost. And these laptops were equipped with the latest Nvidia GTX 800M and 900M Series graphics cards and Intel 4th Gen processors. 

Finally, each year MSI continue to improve their notebooks pairing Nvidia, AMD and Intel hardware. Carving out a reputation for being the best laptop brand for serious gaming enthusiasts.


ASUS vs MSI High-Spec Gaming Laptops

Comparing ASUS vs MSI laptop specs is more like comparing Goliath and Goliath and not David and Goliath. Although, what is evident is that ASUS have a wider range of laptops for everyday tasks and much improved Chromebooks which is something you won’t find with MSI.

Therefore, if you are looking for a nippy laptop for school work, college studies or just something to have lying around the house, ASUS would definitely be your laptop brand.

But for gaming and especially high fidelity gaming both MSI and ASUS would have something for you. You will find everything from the latest Intel 11th Gen and AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors to Nvidia’s RTX 30 series and AMD Radeon RX 6000M mobile graphics.

However the MSI line-up is far more superior and their high-spec gaming laptops outnumber the ASUS high-spec line-up by quite a few.

For MSI, their line-up includes the Titan, Stealth, Raider and Leopard series accommodating Intel mobile processors. And then there is the MSI Alpha, Delta, and Bravo laptops with AMD Ryzen 4000, and 5000 series CPUs.

As for ASUS they only have the ASUS ROG Zephyrus, and the ROG Strix laptops with high-spec hardware.

Clearly there is a huge gap and MSI have a much better offering then ASUS. But which brand is best in terms of features on like for like laptops?

To find out I have listed two high-spec laptops, one from each brand with almost identical hardware so you can compare and make your own decision.


ASUS ROG Zephyrus

ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703 Available Specs

Available Graphics:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Up to 1702MHz Boost Clock. 115W, (130W with Dynamic Boost) 6GB GDDR6.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Up to 1620MHz Boost Clock. 125W (140W with Dynamic Boost) 8GB GDDR6

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Up to 1645MHz Boost Clock. 125W (140W with Dynamic Boost) 16GB GDDR6

Available Processors:

Intel 11th Gen i9-11900H, 11800H

Ports:

  • Thunderbolt 4 Support DP
  • 1x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 / DP
  • 3x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen2
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 1x RJ45 LAN
  • 1x HDMI 2.0b

Display:

  • 17.3″ UHD (3840 x 2160) 165Hz/3ms with G-S
  • + Advanced Optimus QHD
  • 4K 120Hz/3ms with Adaptive-Sync

Keyboard

Optical Mech Keyboard Per-Key RGB

Battery

90WHrs

Memory

DDR4 Up to 3200 Memory Type
2 Slots Number of SO-DIMM Slot
Max 48GB Max Capacity

Storage Capability

1TB x 3 M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 RAID0 SSD

Weight/Dimensions

2.60 KG/W39.4cm x D26.4cm x H1.99cm


MSI GS76 Stealth

MSI GS76 Stealth Available Specs

Available Graphics:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Up to 1567MHz Boost Clock, 80W (95W with Dynamic Boost) 6GB GDDR6

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Up to 1410MHz Boost Clock, 80W (95W with Dynamic Boost) 8GB GDDR6

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Up to 1365MHz Boost Clock, 80W (95W with Dynamic Boost) 16GB GDDR6

Available Processors:

Up to Intel 11th Gen i9-11900H

Ports:

  • Thunderbolt 4 Support DP
  • 1x Type-C USB3.2 Gen2 / DP
  • 2x Type-A USB3.2 Gen2
  • 1x RJ45 LAN
  • 1x SD (XC/HC)
  • 1x (8K @ 60Hz / 4K @ 120Hz) HDMI

Display:

  • 17.3″ UHD (3840×2160), 120Hz, IPS-Level
  • 17.3″ QHD (2560×1440), 240Hz, IPS-Level
  • 17.3″ FHD (1920×1080), 360Hz, IPS-Level

Keyboard

Optical Mech Keyboard Per-Key RGB

Battery

99WHrs – Longer Runtime

Memory

DDR4-3200 Memory Type
2 Slots Number of SO-DIMM Slot
Max 64GB Max Capacity

Storage Capability

2x M.2 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3/Gen4)

Weight/Dimensions

2.45 KG/W39.6cm x D25.9cm x H2.45 mm


Verdict: ASUS ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703 Vs MSI GS76 Stealth Laptop

On looking at the ASUS S17 GX703 vs MSI GS76 Stealth gaming laptops, clearly they boast the best in class. They have a plethora of ports, meaning there will be plenty of external monitor gameplay and ultra-fast data transfer, but that’s to be expected for this price point.

In addition, they offer the complete line-up of Nvidia RTX 30 series mobile graphics cards. However, if the information is correct on their product pages, the ASUS S17 laptop pairs the better RTX GPU variants.

What do I mean by that?

Well, Nvidia’s RTX 30 series laptop graphics cards are split into 28 different variants for clock speed and TGP (total graphics power). The RTX 3060 has 11 variants, the 3070 has 6, and 11 RTX 3080 cards.

As you can see, the ASUS RTX 30 series variants have a higher boost clock speed because the wattage is slightly higher and will affect performance, by how much I am not sure, but it will.

That’s not to say the MSI GS76 gaming laptop will not perform because it will. But to compare these two models, we have to look at the finer details. Besides, there is much more to these laptops than the graphics.

The Build: MSI Vs ASUS Laptop

When comparing the build and the design of the ASUS laptop vs the MSI laptop above. You first notice both laptops have a simple and extremely professional-looking design. They look sharp and have sleek core black chassis that is solid and should withstand a knock, or two.

There are no flashy backlights or RGB elements on either laptop, although, there is one notable difference, the ASUS ROG keyboard isn’t the normal run of the mill keyboard. It tilts up about 5 degrees which looks cool, but it will also make it easier to type due to a more comfortable position.

Not only that, but it will allow for better airflow because of the placement of the fans, which is directly underneath. Although a little extra care will be required, so dust and dirt doesn’t creep inside and that could be the only problem. Apart from that, it’s a thumbs up to ASUS.

Finally, both laptops have the full spread of per-key RGB lighting and optical-mechanical key switches. That will provide ultra-high responsiveness and will be superb for fast-action gameplay, and did I mention they have the same key-travel distance of 1.9mm?

The display: ASUS vs MSI Laptop

The MSI Stealth model has 4 display options from the base UHD 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 100% Adobe RGB, then the 240Hz QHD display, and the most expensive and fastest, the FHD 360 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel.

Whereas the ASUS laptop only has two, an excellent QHD 165Hz/3ms with G-SYNC plus Advanced Optimus and then there is the more expensive 4K 120Hz/3ms with Adaptive-Sync. Therefore, gaming at any resolution is possible with these laptops.

It’s worth noting, the QHD 165Hz display benefits from Advanced Optimus support. Allowing you to switch between the integrated and dedicated GPU with direct connection between Nvidia gpu and the internal display.

Although, the 4K variant does not support this only in regular Optimus mode (still connected to the integrated GPU) and has a slower refresh rate.

That said, both laptops have great options for gaming and the MSI laptop with the 360Hz FHD would be perfect for games that require really fast frames rates. However if you plan to do more than gaming, like image and video editing the ASUS 165Hz QHD laptop, and MSI 240Hz QHD laptop would be best.

Cooling: MSI Vs ASUS ROG Laptops

If you are new to gaming laptops, you must know, the cooling of the laptop is key and could be, make or break. Simply because poor cooling equals a shorter laptop lifespan. For that reason, the cooling requires its own section to compare the ASUS ROG Vs MSI Stealth laptops.

First stop, the ASUS ROG, this laptop comes with an advanced thermal module with two powerful fans and a new and improved blade design, four heatsinks and several heat pipes.

In addition, this it benefits from a 12mm intake behind the keyboard (rises at a 5° angle), which will help draw in cool air to pass on through. This would also help to cool the surface temps around the keyboard and keep the operating temps down under demanding loads and high fidelity gaming.

Furthermore, ASUS has redesigned the fans from the previous ASUS Zephyrus and also included liquid metal on the CPU. Not only that, you can also optimize cooling easily by switching operating modes.

So what about the MSI Stealth GS76 gaming laptop?

The Stealth GS76 utilizes the MSI cool boost tech, which ensures optimal thermal dissipation. It is also known to have the world’s thinnest blade design, at 0.1mm thick.

Not only that, MSI has increased the airflow by as much as 15% on last year’s model with the use of the new Cooler Boost Trinity+. And, it uses 3 fans and 6 heat pipes to help further with cooling.

Overall, both laptops have impressive cooling, but these are gaming laptops and will get hot, but I am sure the tech used will ensure they do not overheat and that’s the main thing.

However, I feel that the ASUS ROG offers better cooling because of the additional intake behind the keyboard. Apart from that, both laptops have everything in place to keep the gaming laptop at optimum temps throughout your gameplay.

Overall Which High-Performance Laptop is Better?

Anyone can see the MSI Stealth vs ASUS ROG gaming laptops are impressive gaming machines. They would rival many other high-spec laptops, including the latest HP Omen or Alienware laptops.

Their designs are somewhat beautiful, simple, and elegant and wouldn’t look out of place in a pro designers workplace. But how do they compare? Well, there are only minor differences.

One such difference is the ASUS Rog laptop has higher-powered Nvidia RTX 30 series graphics cards which will affect performance. But, both laptops pair the latest Tiger lake H series Intel 8 core i9 mobile processors that run up to 5.0 GHz. And will offer top-of-the-line performance in demanding game titles.

On battery power, the MSI laptop gets the nod as it has a 99Whr battery compared to the ASUS 90Whr battery. Not only that, but the MSI laptop is slightly lighter, but their dimensions are similar in size. That said, the extra weight in the AC adaptor for the MSI laptop should equal it out.

Next up, RAM and storage. It is definitely a draw because the ASUS ROG S17 laptop can carry more storage (3 SSD slots). But the MSI Stealth laptop can hold more RAM with a max of 64GB. Therefore, it would depend on which is most important to you.

Do you need more storage, or would you prefer more RAM?

Overall, you won’t find many gamers who would argue these laptops are gaming beasts and if either the MSI or ASUS ROG laptop doesn’t satisfy your thirst I’m not too sure what would.

But there are pro’s and con’s on either laptop, but it’s a draw in my opinion.


MSI Vs ASUS Mid-Range Laptops, Which is Better?

MSI vs ASUS mid-range gaming laptops which one to choose? Well, both brands have a superb array of mid-range laptops that will run the latest AAA games. However, you will find many more light gaming laptops under £500/$600 manufactured by ASUS than you would MSI.

These laptops will run games such as Roblox, and Minecraft, and maybe even GTA. The ASUS VivoBook range springs to mind, but, they would only have integrated AMD Radeon Vega or Intel UHD graphics. But their processors will be nippy, like an AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPU.

MSI budget laptops tend to start around £800/$900 and pair the older GTX GPUs and Intel 9th or 10th Gen processors, like the MSI GF63 laptop, which is an excellent laptop for gaming beginners.

The Release of the Nvidia RTX 3050 cards will make Ray-Tracing Affordable

With the release of the Nvidia RTX 3050 and RTX 3050-Ti cards based on the Ampere Architecture, it brings ray tracing and DLSS to budget-friendly gaming machines.

And with laptop prices starting at £800/$900. It allows those new to mobile gaming, students and content creators the chance to experience what an RTX 30 series gaming laptop has to offer.

Don’t get me wrong, we would all love to have the ASUS ROG S17 or the MSI Stealth laptops listed above, but it’s just not possible for everyone, with their high starting price.

However, the RTX 3050 and 3050-Ti laptops are not the only RTX based laptops in the budget-friendly space. You can pick up a hat full of decent laptops with the an Nvidia RTX 20 series card for a reasonable sum. And still, enjoy DLSS and Ray Tracing in games.

So, who has the best mid-range and budget gaming laptops? Let’s take a look. Below you will find two of the best ASUS and MSI budget and mid-range laptops on sale right now.

ASUS Vs MSI Budget Mid-Range Laptops


Top MSI GTX Budget Laptop

MSI GL65 Gaming Laptop

Full Spec:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Laptop GPU, Intel i5 10300H CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 SSD, plus Wi-Fi 6, 41 Whr battery.

  • More RAM (16GB)
  • Superb Storage Quality

Overall Score: 7/10


Top MSI RTX 2060 Mid-Range Laptop

MSI GL65 Leopard 17.3″ Laptop

Full Spec:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10875H CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 48 Whr battery, Plus Wi-Fi 6.

  •  17.3” 144Hz display
  • Fast Single-Core Processor
  • Excellent Battery
  • Fast Thunderbolt 3 port

Overall Score: 7/10


Top ASUS GTX Budget Laptop

ASUS FX506LI Gaming Laptop

Full Spec:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650-Ti Laptop GPU, Intel i5 10300H CPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB M.2 PCIe, 48 Whr battery, Plus Wi-Fi 6.

  • Longer Battery Life
  • More Powerful Nvidia GTX GPU

Overall Score: 8/10


Top ASUS RTX 2060 Mid-Range Laptop

ASUS – ROG Zephyrus G14 14″ Laptop

Full Spec:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS 7nm CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, 76 Whr battery, Plus Wi-Fi 6.

  •  IPS level WQHD screen 
  • Fast Gaming Processor
  • Excellent Battery
  • Huge Storage: 1TB PCI-e SSD

Overall Score: 9/10


Verdicts: ASUS or MSI Budget, Mid-range Laptops?

When searching for a decent MSI or ASUS budget laptop what is evident, is they ensure you’re not searching in vain. Both brands have superb entry-level and mid-range laptops capable of running the latest games. 

Their budget laptops include Nvidia GTX 10 and RTX 20 series graphics, superb fast single and quad-core processors and more than enough RAM and storage to improve your KD in any game you take on.

So, which brand is better, ASUS or MSI, in the budget and mid-range laptop categories?

Budget Laptop Verdict?

The MSI laptop on display is the GL65 Leopard equipped with an Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU and an Intel Core i5 10300H mobile processor that runs at 4.5GHz. The components are concluded by 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. Not to mention an impressive 144Hz 15.6-inch display and a solid battery.

In 2020 it was the go-to budget choice, and the first laptop from the MSI Leopard series of laptops. And due to its popularity, they then released the GL65 with an Nvidia RTX 2060 or an RTX 2070 graphics card paired with a much faster Core i7 10th Gen mobile processor. 

We have compared the MSI GL65 to the hugely popular ASUS FX506LI Nvidia GTX gaming laptop. Again, a solidly built laptop, and like the MSI GL65, each key can be customized to your liking with the per-key RGB.

In my opinion, both laptops are well designed with big standout bold logos on the lid. And fan outlets stretching the length across the back and large grilles across the base to help with cooling.

Moreover, they have almost the same spec, but the ASUS laptop pairs a slightly more powerful GTX 1650-Ti graphics card. In performance terms, this laptop will give you that bit more, and especially in higher game settings.

Although, both GPUs are based on the Turing family of NVIDIA and they have the same 4GB memory. The only real difference is the Nvidia 1650-Ti has a higher TGP of 55W, compared to the 1650 50W TGP.

And for that reason, I have given the ASUS laptop the nod for being slightly better in that department. That’s not to say the MSI laptop isn’t a decent laptop because it is in every other department.

Mid-Range RTX Laptop Verdict?

The mid-range laptops above pair the same RTX 2060 6GB Nvidia graphics card. And in my experience, with my Call of Duty Warzone laptop the RTX 2060 offers an impressive gaming performance.

Whereas the MSI laptop pairs an Intel Core i7-10875H, and the ASUS machine pairs the newer AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS mobile processor. And both CPUs have 8 cores.

The Comet Lake Intel chip runs between 2.3 and 5.1 GHz. Whereas, the Ryzen chip runs at 4.3GHz and possibly the 2nd best 4000 series AMD laptop processor on the market.

In terms of performance, the MSI Ryzen chip offers a slightly better multi-core performance. However, the Intel chip is better at single-core tasks. But surprisingly, overall, there aren’t as many benchmark differences as I would have thought.

The components are concluded with 16 GB RAM on both machines, but the MSI laptop only comes with 512GB SSD compared to the 1 TB storage with the ASUS machine.

Laptop Size, Build and Price

The MSI machine is a full 17.3″, with a solid build and excellent cooling, which is much improved from the older ASUS laptop with the GTX graphics card.

But the ASUS – ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop is an ultraportable 14″ gaming machine and it has a slim and stylish exterior and would slip into any backpack without fuss.

Not only that, but it also comes with two display options, a 120Hz QHD or an ultra-fluid 144Hz Full HD display. Therefore, making this a perfect laptop for students or gamers who edit images and video.

What’s more, the ASUS laptop is well built, with magnesium-aluminium alloy and honeycomb reinforcements that will help keep the chassis both strong and light to carry.

Whereas the MSI machine comes with a 144Hz IPS-Level Gaming Display but there is also a 120Hz option. But even though this laptop is thin and solid, it’s just not as thin or as solid as the ASUS ROG.

Overall these are excellent gaming machines and one is ultraportable and would be excellent for those who travel, and the MSI machine is just as good but would be better suited to those who are looking for a gaming machine that stays at home.


Overall, Best laptops, ASUS or MSI?

The gaming laptops above don’t really tell the full story. Because there are many other superb MSI or ASUS gaming machines and it really comes down to what you are looking for. 

If it’s a budget-friendly laptop with integrated graphics, then an ASUS laptop would be the best choice. In terms of performance, hardware, and features, that would most likely be the case if you were looking for a gaming laptop under £1000.

It’s when your budget is around £1300 MSI laptops come into the fold. And, in the last couple of years, they have really stepped up their designs, turning old chunky laptops into sleek and elegant gaming machines and edging closer to the top.

Take the MSI GS66 Stealth, one of the best RTX 20 series thin and light gaming laptops this year. With its sleek and all-black chassis and weighing just 4KG and only 33mm thick, it is one hell of a portable throw in your bag gaming machine.

But, ASUS can match that with its very own sleek and stylish laptop that packs an impressive set of hardware. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15 pairs up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 super Max-Q GPU and a fast Intel CPU.

Even at the top, MSI Vs ASUS can match like for like. You could probably squeeze a piece of paper between the available specs of the ROG Zephyrus S17 GX703 and the MSI GS76 Stealth laptops.

Overall, ASUS is one of the best brands for Chromebooks, business, or dual-screen laptops. MSI could match them with their workstation laptops for content creation, and the same can be said for high-end gaming laptops. It’s only really laptops under £1000 ASUS that gets the nod over MSI.

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Customer Service: MSI or ASUS?

Customer service is not the be-all and end-all. But it is worth noting MSI has a reputation for not replying to complaints in a swift manner, and their web presence can be overwhelming. 

But they do have an online customer service forum where you can ask product questions and find product-related info. They also have Twitter tech support, again not the best with response times.

On the plus side, MSI does offer free tech support for the first year and will fix your laptop if you manage to damage it. Which not many other brands offer, but you will have to pay the shipping costs. ouch!

As for ASUS, things are somewhat different. ASUS have a superb web presence, unlike MSI, where the wait times for a response can be up to three days. But with ASUS, you will most likely receive an answer to your query the same day.

Not only that, the ASUS website is full of support features, including a global hotline and dedicated phone contact in almost every major country. In addition, to email support, product support videos, and you can check the status of your repairs with ease.

Moreover, most ASUS laptops come with a standard one year warranty which includes accidental damage and free two-way shipping. And another impressive thing with ASUS, they allow you to upgrade your storage and RAM without voiding the warranty.

Overall, ASUS does fare better in the customer service department, with their warranty policy being an added bonus. Plus, free shipping on repairs makes ASUS the stand out brand. Although, it is to be expected with them being the number one laptop brand in 2020.


Final Thoughts..

When comparing MSI Vs ASUS, what is obvious is their line-ups are packed full of kick-ass laptops, and it’s no wonder why both brands are in the top 5 laptop brands globally. That said, ASUS is the undisputed champion, and quite possibly, that may be the case again this year.

MSI was 5th on that list but with the revamp of their Alpha and newly designed Delta laptops pairing the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 H Series Mobile Processors. And up to the latest AMD Radeon™ RX6700M Series Mobile Graphics, could that all change?

ASUS does have their very own Ryzen laptop, which is the desirable ROG Strix G17 Advantage Edition. But there is only one. However, there is the ROG Strix SCAR pairing up to an RTX 3080 and an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor to compensate. The battle is on….


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