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.
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.
Summary: Nice specifications. Even came with a laptop pouch which fits snugly. Great cooling when at idle. The last star was not given as at heavy loads, the palm rest became quite hot but still bearable. The description could also have stated if the SSD provided was split into 2 and configured with RAID like the 256GB version of the same laptop. I would have given it 5 stars also if it came with Windows 7 but I guess its not MSI's fault that Windows 8 suck.