Usually shorter life span and a little more trouble than a plain laptop I'd check out the seller on resellerratings such as https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=xoticpc+reseller+rating
Remember they will not be doing the repairs so be sure you know how and where this MSI laptop is serviced.
The only reason i'm getting a laptop is I will be moving it at least once a week between 2 locations and as a result need it to be more portable than a standard desktop. To clarify, it doesn't matter about size, weight or battery life as it's going to be plugged in on a desk. I want to be able to run most games at reasonable fps on high settings. I'm probably going to buy an external monitor/keyboard so screen size doesn't matter very much. I'm thinking about getting this laptop
My budget is around $1500 american. Any thoughts/suggestions would be awesome! Thanks.