Excerpt: I got this MSI after my Toshiba bit the dust after 2 years. I have had this for about 4 months and have to say that I am pleasantly surprised. I had not heard of MSI before I purchased this but I can't complain at all. I love the numeric keypad on the side that makes the keyboard feel closer to a desktop. That is a really big help. You just have to get used to your hands being shifted over a bit further than on a regular keyboard.
Excerpt: This is the laptop that I currently own and its my first laptop. As a sophomore in college, it really helps to have a reliable laptop, either for online classes or for using skype to keep in contact with the family. This laptop comes with a built-in webcam, while it isn't the best webcam on the market, it gets the job done. The keyboard is a bit different from most laptops (they call it a chiclet keyboard, google/bing it).
Excerpt: first off the battery life on this machine is decent. with different modes to chose from to adjust the amount of power you use, this laptop surely gets the job done. don't be folled by some reviews this laptop only has around a 2hr battery life. take it from someone who has owned it for 2yrs. even though it had an intresting nice chilet keyboard, typing is somewhat a hassle for word becasue of the random getter keys nd it always messes you up.