Summary: Great FU$@ing computer. Very stable and excellent on games. AVG 54+ FPS, 47 the low, on Tomb Raider. Flys through Photoshop & Lightroom with straight prejudice...Worth every penny...($1200) Unbelievable Media work station...
Just a few Wifi issues, but this machine still earns its five stars.
2 weeks ago
Summary: It seems that there is a problem with the network adapter for some people. Sometimes the adapter won't power up from the cold boot, or after you wake the machine from sleep. I've encountered this problem about a dozen times within the first couple of weeks. I updated the drivers and updated everything and still, the network adapter would not connect to anything. I looked online and found a solution. Here it is: "Win 8 has power management control of hardware.
Summary: I bought this to replace my aging dual-core laptop and to introduce my tween son to computer gaming (and to provide some mobile gaming on trips). It is a great purchase! I don't really like windows 8.1 but I am getting used to it. This computer includes the GTX970m which is almost as good as the GTX770, and for a laptop that is saying something. My desktop has two GTX770's (4GB models) in sli so it isn't the same performace but on slightly older games it's pretty good.
Summary: Was really excited to get this laptop. I got the 2 day shipping and it came the next day I was really impressed. All my excitement left when I couldn't get the thing to turn on more than 2 or 3 seconds. It just keeps shutting off. The one time I do get it running longer than that it cuts off in the middle of a download. I call tech support for MSI and they weren't able to help it just keeps shutting off still. I asked Tiger Direct for a replacement the same day I got it.
Summary: After three weeks of use, I want opine: This notebook have advantages and some disvantanges. Advantages: This sound is very good, good quality and good volume, Keyboard is very good, iluminated and many colors configurations, really very nice. The cooler system is very good, in stock the notebook reaches 70º C ( Batlefield 4 ultra configurations ), In terms of games, the notebook performance is very good, Batlefield 4 in high configurations, 40 FPS, Tomb Raider in High...
Amazing bang for your buck and a real beast of a laptop, but don't expect speed in every scenario.
V. W., Amazon
7 November 2014
Summary: First off, the power of the GTX 970m and the i7 4710MQ with its 3.5GHZ hyperthreading are amazing. Generally it performs like my desktop with a GTX 670 and an i5 3570k @ 4GHZ, which is pretty impressive for a laptop. In gaming I've found that it can handle most of the current generation games at maxed settings, but it depends on how picky you are.