Graphic Related Issues, Killer Ethernet Issue, Browsing
3 January 2014
Summary: I give this laptop a rating of 1/5, because I have had a lot of BSOD errors since the first day I received it. I had graphic related issues and had to reinstall NVIDIA a couple times. First from NVIDIA’s website, but I still had driver errors, so I got it from MSI’s website after. I also had some issue with Killer Ethernet Service, which is actually a known issue with MSI Laptops. http://service.msicomputer.com/msi_user/TechFAQdetail.aspx?
Optical drive did not work and still doesn't after they "fixed it".
30 October 2013
Summary: I would never buy this laptop again or deal with MSI. I sent it back to them because the optical drive would not detect a disk and the door kept popping open. They supposedly fixed it, and it still does the same thing so back to MSI it went, I don't believe they replaced the drive at all. So we'll see what happens when I get it back the second time. It cost me $100.00 to ship it insured at UPS. Another $19 to package it. What a ripoff!
Summary: This is going back on Monday! I'm a geek, the first thing i do with a new electronic is smell the packaging while unboxing, this laptop had no new smell at all, so i got suspicious. I looked closely at the keyboard before I even plugged it in, hummm no finger oils that i could tell of, the protective cover around the board did have small debris like dust or something, i found this odd. Looking closer I found that the feet of the laptop had dust on them, thats odd.
Summary: I bought this beginning of last month. It felt amazing to open the box and see it packaged in multiple boxes, box art was nice and attractive, by the time i removed the laptop from the packaging I was anxious to powerr up the laptop. When i hooked up the cables to power computer, it would not turn on. I figured it was probably my fault for not letting it charge for an hour or so.
Summary: My intention was to replace the 1 TB HDD that comes with this model with my Vertex 2 solid-state drive that I used in the Alienware I previously had. Hah. The design of the MSI GT70 requires you to pull off the entire cover if you want to replace the hard drive. Or access RAM. This necessarily involves destroying the sticker that invalidates your warranty. Yes, in order to replace a hard drive or a RAM stick on this laptop, you have to void your warranty.
Summary: Title kinda says it all. Been looking for answers on Google and nothing works as far as I can find yet. If anyone has found a solution, I would love to hear. It apparently is not just this machine it's Microsoft's drivers for the USB3 on Win 8 operating systems. What ever you do....DO NOT BUY A WIN 8 MACHINE! Nothing but problems from virtually every software installation.