Summary: I've had my laptop for about 2 weeks now. Dude to the circumstances of my current location, there were a few specs that I couldn't take out for a full spin but regardless here's my take on it. Pros -This baby is beautiful. Hands down, this is the best looking laptop I've owned. Sleek and lightweight. It picks up fingerprints and dust kinda easy but if your dropping 2k on this and not taking care of it properly then that's your problem.
Excerpt: The GS70 is an excellent laptop with tons of power and can run any current game on max settings while still running at least 30 fps. Very fast loading at start-up and when opening up programs. The weight is the best feature of this gaming laptop. I travel a lot and enjoy gaming so this laptop goes everywhere with me and going from a 9.7 lbs 17" laptop to this 5.7 lbs one makes a huge difference.
Summary: Pros: very fast, sleek and sexy, high quality built, lots of storage, thinnest and most portable 17inch laptop Cons: Heats up kinda fast, Track-pad is pretty terrible compared to the other laptop brands, laptop screen flexes a little bit when bent. Overall, this laptop is recommended, but beware of the track-pad because it does stuff you don't want it to do sometimes.
Summary: I have been very impressed with the MSI GS70 Stealth Pro-024. Pros: - Minimalist appearance, prior versions were blinged out, this one is just black without a lot of flash - Powerful - I'm able to run new games like BF4 and Titan Fall at 1920x1080 on high settings without a problem (strangely, when I tried the old CoD:Black Ops, it was laggy). Between the Nvidia 870m, the i7, and the RAM it has remarkable power for an ultrabook.
Excerpt: This thing is blazingly fast with options galore. What they pack in a chasis this thin is amazing. The only gripes are that it only came with Windows 8 drivers (7 is still predominant) and the rubber feet are very obtrusive (great for sitting on a desk to cool but a PITA to stick the laptop in a laptop bag since they snag every time). B&H had a great price with good shipping and were a pleaseure to work with.
Summary: My only concern is that it says MSI Gaming on the back. I understand that I bought a gaming laptop, but it comes off as childish anyway. Also, it uses those new UEFI hard drives, and that makes it way too hard to install linux for dual boot.
Summary: I've had it for about a month now, and like the title says, it's my second try. That's why I've bumped it down a star. The first one arrived to my office, I let it charge at work, and then when I got home I got ready for installing my programs and getting rid of bloatware (which is surprisingly light on this). I turned it on and it got the MSI boot screen, then I noticed a thin wisp of smoke coming from the graphics card vent..
Summary: I was so exciting to open the package when it have shipped to my house, but then I realize that the track pad for the mouse is not even working the second I turned on the laptop. I have to return this product and exchange for a new one. Now that the new laptop is here and the old one have been on the way to Amazon, I would like to say a few things about this product in my honest opinion.
Summary: My new laptop needed to have following qualities: 1. light 2. at least 8 GB RAM 3. at least 256 GB disk space, preferably SSD 4. resistant to overheating while working (coding/testing, using a browser, etc.) 5. not too noisy 6. quad-core processor 7. graphics card with at least 2 GB memory 8. 15-inch screen 9.