Summary: I come from a living situation where all residents either own or have used an MSI product, I am evaluating this product in relation to the Apple MacBook Pro. I have used this product daily for over 9 months now.
Summary: After reading several great reviews on this laptop, I decided to purchase it for playing online games. For under $700, it's a steal! I am able to run games such as Battlefield 3 and Dragon Age Inquisition at low-medium settings seamlessly.
Great Performance, love it, but Would like better battery life and faster hard drive
Kyle Dagnan, Amazon
4 September 2015
Summary: I have had this laptop for around a month now. I must say it is my favorite laptop ever. It really does great when playing games (Borderlands, Minecraft, etc). The graphics card and processor are a powerful combination.
Summary: Great computer! It looks cleaner and nicer than the picture. Very useful features on the keyboard. The only thing i would say it lacks is a good screen resolution. It has a lot of random installed apps, but its an easy fix. Computer works great and its pretty light.
Excerpt: This laptop basically runs all the latest games excellently. (Including framerate-problematic games like Arkham Knight or highly graphically advanced ones like The Witcher 3). This is basically a gamer's dream. Works well with Adobe Photoshop also.
Summary: I would still buy this laptop even if I knew about the small keyboard issue. Really happy with the purchase, looking forward to using it for years to come.
Pros: Hard the beat these specs at this price. The processor was one of the main specs I was looking for when shopping for laptops, and even though its not an i7, the 4th gen i5's, especially this 4210M, run better than some i7's. Initial start up was a breeze, there's a bit of "bloatware" but you can ...
Cons: No cons that I can find at this point, though I've only had the laptop for 2 days now. My only 2 very small complaints I have is that the keyboard is not backlit, and the arrow keys are squished in between the num pad and the shift/ctrl keys, making it a bit tough to play games that require arrow...
Summary: So far I love it. Video editing, 3D rendering... this computer does not slow down. It's been also nice to have the DVD tray. A lot of the software I have are DVD format so it's nice. Microsoft is now offering free Windows 10 update too so I will be able to get the latest operating system.
Excerpt: For the Price, Great. Runs all video and photo editing software I throw at it. After all the bloatware was removed, it runs Firefall on High perfectly. Only downside is the Nvidia drivers and such is proprietary of MSI only, not a genuine Nvidia card. But still great.
Summary: I would have still gotten this laptop even if I had known about the warranty void sticker, highly recommended laptop. This is my first time having an MSI laptop and other than the warranty sticker it seems like a good laptop to have.
Pros: -Material the laptop is made out of seems very sturdy -Very fast computer -Recommend getting a 7200 rpm hard drive to get the most out of the performance
Cons: -If you want to change a hard drive, memory, or change the thermal paste, you'll have to void the warranty to open the bottom hatch. Because they have a sticker that hides a screwhole that says warranty void if tampered. -Recommend redoing the thermal paste (I used artic mx-4) because it ran a bi...
Summary: so far so good. It went on sale for 499.00 so for that price as long as it doesnt burn up in a few mths cant really say anything bad. you will find no better with those same specs. If you do shoot me a message. Shipping is ave. dont be in a hurry.