Summary: This thing is a monster. It weighs a ton. The performance is pretty good. Be very aware that you are only going to get one more stick of ram in there unless you want to take the entire computer apart, screen, video card, mobo and all. I'm going to keep it short because other reviewers have done such a wonderful job. Be very aware though. Unless you get this customized at point of sale, you are going to max out the RAM at 16.
Summary: It runs well for playing games, without fits or sputters, but there's a couple glaring issues. First problem is that I have not been able to find a thing in the BIOS to adjust the fanspeed. This thing runs HOT. Burning hot when gaming, even with everything set down on low, keyboard lights turned off, no other programs running even in the background, and especially when it's plugged in.
Astounding Performance and Display Questionable Build Quality and Noisy
Christopher M Pavlas, Amazon
24 May 2014
Summary: I am having a love / hate relationship with this system. On one hand, this is hands down the nicest display I have ever seen on a laptop. The graphics performance, boot speed, ease of use, integration of the track-pad with Windows 8 and many other features are just simply amazing. On the other hand, the constant fan noise, cheap plastic feel and looks, warped keys on the keyboard and searing heat on the left side make me very unhappy. First the good.
Summary: I have the previous version of this laptop and it is pretty great, except that when the keyboard started acting up (My [Esc] key was saying it was pressed intermittently). I contacted MSI who told me to send the laptop back to them and they would fix in it 15-25 days. If this is your sole computer (As is my case), this warranty is completely worthless. If not having your computer for nearly a month is okay, then this is a really good deal.
Summary: Really nice system but windows 8 killed it, also poorly manufactured. Here are the pros and cons. Pros: -Runs many of my games smoothly. (Neverwinter,League of Legends, Minecraft (Shaders+High res Texturepack) and Splintercell:Blacklist Deluxe(got this for free because of the promotion.)) -Really cool backlit keyboard. -Useful and easy to access touch controls near the power button. -Useful indication light on the power button.
Great notebook, as i expected and what i needed but.....
Jodi Arias, Amazon
3 September 2013
Summary: all features like the fan and everything work like a charm. although it's a great notebook, i had to deal with the irql_not_less_or_equal crash several times. The crash is caused by the Killer network card and driver, and causes the laptop to crash a few times. this isn't a serious crash (just a restart and an error report) and you can get back to what you're doing in a minute.
Like a new model car, very nice and full of issues.
9 June 2013
Summary: Sadly I bought this from a popular website starting with an N and ending in G which I will never use again. I purchased there only because Amazon themselves don't have this in stock yet. BIG MISTAKE as getting an RMA has been a nightmare. The laptop has great hardware for gaming, great sound, a good screen, fantastic keyboard. Scored 7700 on 3Dmark 11 P out of the box. Mine has a bad issue with the fan, it sounds like a locust is stuck inside my comp.
Excerpt: У меня у этой модели возникли проблемы работы USB 3.0 портов с устройствами USB3.0 ( а именно с внешними винчестерами):при передачи файлов терялось соединение с устройством , вся передача прерывалась и устройство тут же переподключалось, Копирование файлов приходилось начинать сначала.
Cons: У многих ноутбуков MSI,включая эту модель, присутствуют заморочки по переходу на Windows 8.1, а именно: для того, чтобы обновить windows 7 на win 8 (или win 8 на win 8.1) нужно: 1) Прошить BIOS(прошивка есть на сайте) 2) удалить драйвера чипсета, видеокарты, тачпада, 3) обновиться до win 8 ( win 8.1 ) 4) Скачать и установить последние версии драйверов всех устройств(рекомендуют только с сайта MSI(интересно то, что версии драйверов на сайте MSI новее, чем на сайтах про...