Summary: My mom has the MSI Apache Pro -012 and she loves it. I decided to go with this one for the price. It runs great. It starts up fast, and runs smoothly. I play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on it every day and there is no lag!
Summary: Solid laptop. Easy setup. Surprisingly very little bloatware pre-installed. MSI utilities are very straightforward and easy to use. Physical build quality is very nice - the aluminum shell is very nice, the LED backlit keyboard is eye catching (and easily disabled if that's not your thing).
Summary: Amazing! I did get a cooler to go under it to help with the heating but this computer has amazing performance running games such as Dragon Age Inquisition, SWTOR, WoW, etc. on highest settings. Great for gaming, everyday use, homework, and business work alike. Very happy with my purchase.