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MSI’s new laptop is see-through but not see-through enough

The bottom of the MSI Cyborg 15 for 2023, revealing its semi-translucent shell design.
One of the coolest parts of the Cyborg 15 will remain out of sight while you use it — a shame. | Image: MSI

There’s something wrong with the seemingly hundreds of laptops that have been birthed so far during CES 2023: almost none of them are translucent. Using a see-through design is proven [no citations found] to make more people want to buy a product because, for one, it looks cool, and two, the company must be pretty confident in its engineering handiwork to want to show it off like that.

The thing is, if a company uses translucent plastic on your gadget, it’s got to go for it 100 percent or go home. And that’s where MSI goes wrong.

At CES 2023, the company is announcing the Cyborg 15, a gaming laptop that uses see-through plastic to show off its internals. Sadly, only the bottom of the laptop (and the trim around its top lid) is…

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