Pros: It's fast, plenty of ram, HD memory, and runs the programs that I use at school, etc. I am also pleased with the full sized keyboard; it’s smooth and quiet. The laptop its self is also very quiet and seems to be running cool. Also, I like the screen size, my old laptop is the same but the new laptop is more stretched out. It’s wider but shorter and still measures 15.6”.
Great computer, but get the model with SSD instead
P. Breakfield IV "Tom Steele", Amazon
2 November 2013
Summary: This is my second MSI computer - it is for my 6 year old son who primarily uses it to play minecraft. I am a fan of MSI because I don't think you can get more power for the money anywhere else with very little tradeoffs in quality. I am giving four stars because this video card is in the low end (you do have to give up SOMETHING at this price) and the hard drive is the true weak link. It runs minecraft at full settings with 256 texture packs. Smooth, like budder.
Summary: Aside from replacing your battery, all user upgrades will void your warranty. Memory Upgrades, Hard drive replacement. I already had an SSD from my old laptop that was less than a year old so I thought i would just move it over. That's when I saw the only way to remove the cover was to break the warranty sticker. I was not a happy camper.
Summary: I had to get a new laptop fast because my old Asus fried on me right before I got deployed, so I needed a replacement and fast. After a few hours of surfing the web I found this one. It had a good processor, a decent sized harddrive, a good graphics card, and plenty of ram. But the important part was would it get here before I had to leave? The answer was yes, I used 2 day shipping and it actually shipped the day I ordered it so it got here the very next day.
Summary: I gave it 5 stars because it was delivered earlier than I expected the delivery estimation. I love it because it is windows 7 and I am kind of expert by manipulating the other stuffs in windows 7. My worry is the fan it was kinda loud but all in all it's good for right now. Let's see in the next month about this product on how it's going on but for now everything is very good.
Pros: Best thing is the specs. Love the processor and am eager to upgrade the memory. Very nice screen, no dead pixels etc. High quality webcam. Trackpad is a little difficult, but so is every other trackpad I've ever seen. Nice battery, good battery life.
Cons: Have had some errors, freezing, and other issues, but that's to be expected with a system designed for a different operating system.
Summary: (see end of review for update) I purchased a Lenovo with similar specs, but Windows 8 and it had very bad sound so I had to send it back. I've had this very laptop purchased from this seller for 2 days and I LOVE it! It might help you to know that it runs Minecraft on all the highest settings very smoothly. It also runs Skyrim on High very smoothly. I tried ultra, and while it does run, it can be a little jerky.
Pros: The screen is great, it has 4th gen i7, 7200rpm hdd, 2 mSata slots, 8gb ddr3l 1600mhz, its a lot for under $1000. out of the box its pretty fast but adding a mSata ssd as a primary OS drive would really make this thing fly, adding 16gb ddr3l wouldn't hurt either lol. A lot of people complain about the gt 740m gpu in this but if your not an extreme gamer then its more then enough. it runs very quite IMO but i haven't played games with it. while surfing the web and down...
Cons: The body feels a little cheap/plasticy. no bac-klit keyboard, you have to void the warranty to make any upgrades but all MSI are like that. I've heard that they will work with you though as long as your mods were within reason. Battery life is almost 3hrs with constant web browsing which I don't think is bad but most people would consider it not great so I put it in cons. I was a bit sad that I got the DVD combo drive right before they changed it to a BD drive but its...