Summary: Had an asus laptop, got stolen, went with this. Will probably go with asus again next time I need a laptop. Nothing against this MSI, but the asus was just better (probably because it had win7)
Pros: Works, pretty powerful
Cons: Mouse pad doesn't work while using other keys (can't walk in games with WASD and look around with mouse pad at the same time). This is remedied with an actual mouse.
Summary: I bought the top of the line MSI 15.6 inch gaming PC through NCIX two years ago. Exactly one month after the 2 year warranty expired the connection between AC adaptor and computer has malfunctioned. MSI have told me they have nothing to offer to help, suggesting the laptop i paid $1800 dollars for two years ago is now a paperweight. It worked fine before this, I'll see if a local store can repair it, but i would look elsewhere for a new laptop in the future.