MSI doesn't exactly make it easy to update drivers
J. Ledbetter, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Reasonable gaming laptop. That said, MSI doesn't exactly make it easy to update drivers. It would be nice if there was a unified utility from MSI for keeping the various drivers up to date. Secondarily, the SteelSeries colored keyboard randomly seems to have driver errors and the driver doesn't start properly. I'm sure it can be resolved, but it hasn't been as obvious to fix as it should be.
Summary: This is without a doubt, the best laptop I've ever owned. After several weeks of continous search and reading literally hundreds of reviews, I found out that this is EXACTLY what I'm looking for. I got it from an excellent MSI re-certified seller called Tegra Tech, for 1899$. Been using this monster for a couple of weeks now and I didn't have a single issue. Windows 8.1 is very fluid and helpful if you optimize its features properly.
Summary: Being an Alienware fan, I was a little nervous about purchasing this computer for my son. My wife has an Alienware M18X that she uses, and my daughter has an Alienware M17XR4 that she loves. So when my son became old enough to join us for online gaming I wanted to get the most bang for my buck. Ladies, and gents. I am happy to say that I am not disappointed. Although the screen size could be a little bigger for my taste. It is perfect for him.
Overall best value and design for a laptop gaming system!
15 July 2014
Summary: This laptop performs as advertised, and Im very happy I purchased. I do not beleive that there is a better value for a laptop that is a dedicated gaming machine. Of course their are faster, more capable systems, with many more thrills, more memory, faster graphics but you will pay a premium for that and it puts the system way of of most people's budget. And keep in mind you can always upgrade this system in many ways such as additional drives. memory, etc.
Summary: THEY SENT ME A 423 not a 424! In my excitement I registered it and everything and set it up the way I wanted it. The only difference between the two is 423 has 12GB and 424 has a 8 Gb Ram The website says that 423 has a mSata interface which is NOT TRUE! I confirmed it from MSI. The website has a "Miss Print" according to MSI support.
Summary: when this laptop is cool, it ran Watch Dogs very well at 59-60 fps at high-ultra settings. Keeping the laptop cool is another thing all together though. I bought a laptop cooler from amazon with high ratings and it still gets hot in about 30 minutes. When the laptop gets hot, in about 30 minutes you can forget about doing anything on it and I mean anything. I couldn't even get on to the MSI page because the mouse started lagging and the browser kept crashing.
Summary: I use the computer for computational biology, and it is absolutely amazing. I added a 240gb SDD and another 8gb or ram. I had issues with it shipping in time, as my old computer's motherboard went and I cannot work without my computer. I called the company and I got a slightly different version, but it shipped overnight and they were very useful. I also thought that I would hate windows 8, but you can use it like windows 7 for the most part in desktop mode.
Summary: This is a desktop replacement. Don't get that confused. It is big. It is heavy. It has a tiny trackpad. It is excellent. Gaming is fantastic, I definitely recommend this for anyone who isn't planning on carrying it around.