Summary: The computer is fast and powerful. Gaming isn't a problem with this and the processor is really fast. The only downside is that it comes preloaded with a boatload of 3rd party programs. At least they are easy to uninstall.
The touch-pad is really bad so don't buy this laptop if you need a ...
28 July 2014
Summary: It's not as fast as I expected it to be. The laptop is only noisy if playing a game otherwise it's not an issue. The touch-pad is really bad so don't buy this laptop if you need a really good one. Other than that, this laptop is flawless and I can run any game/program I want.
Summary: it does get a little hot in your lap, and the design is nothing special, but the hardware for the price is great.it runs CS:GO, Starcraft 2, and Diablo 3 flawlessly, and I've had no problems with it of any kind.
Longtime PC gamer, first portable gaming appliance
Christopher Miller, Amazon
4 June 2014
Summary: I've spent a good 4-5 days with this unit and overall I think its great. The gaming performance with the exception of its 5400 RPM hard disk is fantastic, all of my favorite titles run very well on liberal settings. People complain of the fan noise and heat but, for the fact that this machine only weighs 5 pounds it obviously doesn't have some 50 ounce cooling assembly over the GPU.
Summary: I am a computer professional and I wanted something with some horsepower. This usually means I end up buying a gaming laptop. So I really can't speak to the gaming experience but I am willing to assume it is just fine. In the past I have owned and ASUS N-series and it was pretty powerful, it was built like crap but powerful. This laptop has a nice build quality. I do online DJing with Serato. For this I require 4 USB ports.
Summary: I bought the MSI GE60 Apache Pro-003 from ComputerUpgradeKing. Their persistent and valiant responses to a thread started on notebookreview's forum gave me the confidence to purchase from them. Part of this review goes to their wonderful customer support. The package came in great condition.