Summary: Returned as of 2013. Computer was little slow at startup and had lots of power behind it but the unpacking it was very confusing. It looked like a toddler had wrapped it and shoved it in a box. Pros: Memory and RAM Processing Speed is extremely fast Design looks awesome Cons: Mouse pad is not centered Battery life gives you only a few hours Windows 8 is atrocious
Summary: I spent a great deal of time looking for a laptop that would replace my desktop without breaking the bank. The GT70 20C-017US was the perfect fit! It had the specs that I required and good reviews. Pros: Laptop was in perfect condition out of the box. No dead pixels and it has been running smooth for the last couple of months. This rig is perfect for gamming and anything else that floats your boat. Cons: Ad malware was immediately installed on the computer upon startup.
Summary: This is a great laptop and don't worry about getting one refurbished. Mine's been going on 3 months now and I have no complaints. It plays any game I throw at it, even though it's technically 2 generations behind the new GT70's, they aren't beating this rig 2 or 3 times over, and that's how much you'd pay for a new GT70, 2 or 3 times more. Sure it's bulky as hell, but I'm OK with that when it performs as well as this machine does!
Summary: I am not a power user, but also not a computer idiot either. It came with Windows 8 and I upgraded to 8pro I bought this laptop for work, and I hate it. It is not comfortable to use and it has never worked properly. There is very little online support and company support on the website practically does not exist. I have always had to insert and eject DVD's multiple times to get them recognized and now it appears it quit working altogether in just a year.
Summary: Excellent notebook. I was given an MSI GX620 notebook from my previous company as a reward after completing a project for them and I have had no trouble with that laptop at all and I've put it through just about everything you can possibly throw at a computer - video editing, web design, running continuously, etc. so I figured I would stick with MSI for a new laptop and have had my eye on these G series models for well over a year.
Summary: This laptop is a powerhouse. I didn't know what kind of performance I would get out of it, but MSI definitely delivered. After running it through some stress tests for a few hours, the bottom of the machine was barely warm -- talk about heat management! This is a great, great deal, I absolutely recommend buying it.