Summary: Other people have written much better reviews than I can about this product. They understand better than I do what goes into the guts of a really solid gaming rig, and what you more or less "need" to get your stuff done. Plus, to be fair, I just unboxed this thing yesterday, so I haven't really had a chance to investigate its capabilities very far yet.
Summary: This is my second gaming laptop and this machine is definitely on par with my desktop with the GTX 860M. Windows 8 is a bit of an annoyance and I just wanted to post that to get the classic start menu back, google "classic shell" which is an open source program to get the start menu back for free. Hope this helps.
Pros: Great Construction tough and durable, Screen is great for gaming the non reflective surface helps, keyboard is quiet and accurate, the grafix fan button is great when running games on high settings and helps cool the system. Very fast and extremely quiet for what it does!
Cons: Gets hot quickly when gaming on left side, recommend getting a cooling fan table to set the laptop on.
Summary: I got this laptop with the need for gaming and portability in one package. This need was fulfilled by this laptop. This laptop is a good choice for those headed to college or those who just need a laptop without hurting their wallet. Also for those who don't know. If the battery symbol says your battery isn't charging, that's because MSI's battery don't charge unless they're under 95%.
Summary: I already tried msi before at 2012 and that laptop was so awsome (gt60 if anyone's wondering) This laptop is also good. It has a powerful gpu (860m gtx) the frame rates are high, and gaming is smooth even while recording (hats go off for shadow play for this). Another thing I like is the small power adapter. Its a little wide but thin. Looks a little like those dell adapters but I think its a little smaller. So the adapter isn't a problem at all.
Summary: This notebook is great until I wanted to install 2 mSATA 128GB each, the problem started when I was in the process of installing, which I did wrong, now I can not enter the UEFI bios, the machine works correctly, only now stopped working bios or pressing DEL or F12, F2 .. anything .. if anyone knows of this problem could help me ..
Meets, and slightly succeeds my expectations. (At $1299, it better)
23 May 2014
Summary: I just got my PC in yesterday. I paid 50$ less than the retail price here because I ordered it directly from Amazon instead of the third-party dealers. I also made the mistake of opting for free shipping, which had an original shipping estimate of about a half a month. A day later I got an email saying that it would be delivered sooner than expected (in one week.) Boy, that felt like the longest week ever. Graphics: Definitely fast.
Summary: So far laptop is great other than a couple of issues. Pros: 1. multi tasking and graphics. Easly handels running 3 eve clients plus shadow runs returns (both at highest setting) along with the mumble and jabber all at same time. 2.The restore uility works very well (reason see Con #2) Cons: 1. heat: you do not want to have this directly on your lap. Also unless you keep the cooling boster on the area around bottem left of will become hot to the touch.