Excerpt: Bought this for my son who is a gaming programmer. He was blown away at the speed this laptop ran. Threw the most resource intense game at it and it ran flawlessly! He hasn't turned on his desktop since owning this laptop. Compared to the competition IT IS the best bang for the buck and then some. Does run a little hot on the dual exhaust ports on both sides. Not a problem though. You can't have power without a little heat!
Summary: I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a lightweight laptop with a newest generation mid-performance video card, capable CPU, lots of RAM, and SSD. Also, since it's not really clear, the backlighting on the keyboard has only a few different settings (but lots of colors). You can't custom light individual keys.
Pros: You won't find a better combo of performance and portability in this price range, maybe in any price range. While plugged in, this little lightweight machine can outperform my gaming PC (admittedly, a bit aged). Unplug it and it take it anywhere and you can still play games, but you'll probably want to turn the video settings down a notch. The frame of the laptop feels solid. I love the keyboard and the trackpad, and I generally hate laptop keyboards and trackpads. St...
Cons: The battery doesn't last as long as I had hoped, even when the dedicated card is off. Still, it's more than adequate considering how powerful it is. There is an MSI application included that is supposed to prolong battery life, but it takes a very long time to run and failed for me on the time I tried it. This thing also runs very hot while gaming, so make sure you have it sitting on a solid surface for adequate airflow. When I'm not gaming, it is as cool as a cucumber.
Excerpt: Extremely fast, light, and thin. Pros: Fast, faster than anything I have seen, Great display, easy to customize. Very quiet. The SSD allows a very fast launch of Excel, WoW, Elder scrolls Online. Really nice sound. Cons: No Optical drive, The power connection is on the right side, not the back, Interferes if you try to use on a small table. I would have preferred the left side.
Pros: Display, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast, Lightweight, Powerful
Excerpt: Great gaming laptop. Will play anything that you throw at it. Multiple display ports are great for multi-monitor setup. MSI has the windows 7 drivers so you do not have to use windows 8 which was a huge factor. 2 other guys in the office have one and swear by it. You can not go wrong with MSI.
Summary: It works perfectly as a gaming computer and is completely worth the money! For a gaming machine it is still fairly portable! So far I have used it for skryim, dragon age, dishonored, all at the highest resolution with no problems. I even extend the screen having a movie playing and in the laptop screen usually i one of the aforementioned games on a medium of high (not the highest) resolution.
Summary: This laptop is great it can play games like battlefield 4 and crysis 3 on max and runs them 45+ frames a second. It has better specs than its competitors the razorblade, and the battalion 101, and its still cheaper.