Summary: Nice system. Plays games well and handles any office task with ease. I did have to send mine in when the screen developed a fault after a few weeks. Probably a bad connector. When I got it back the webcam appears to be unplugged and no longer works. Not something I really use and I do not want to be without my machine for another 2 weeks so I can do without it. Still it would have been better to not have to send it in for repair.
Summary: Would have loved to have windows 7 on this instead of windows 8. Windows 8 should only be installed on touch screen devices nothing else. Even then I'd highly doubt the functionality of it. Besides windows 8, there are a few drivers that are very difficult to install on this machine. MSI has not very good support ( or should I say non-existant )and you will have a hell of a time trying to install the drivers properly if you ever need to.
Poor external materials and build quality mar what could have been a terrific purchase
2 June 2013
Summary: I bought this computer expecting something that would last me several years of regular use. I'm not really much of a gamer, but I work in data security & I need a computer with a bit of horsepower and a stout graphics card /w CUDA. This computer fit the bill admirably -- it easily handles everything I throw at it. It works as perfectly today, over six months since my purchase, as it did the day I bought it.
Summary: I installed windows 7 on this notebook. Everything worked fine , except the Nvidia driver. One module crashed , producing a BSOD. In windows 8, with a specific driver, it worked fine. Could be caused by 2 things: A failure in driver manually corrected by MSI A hardware incompatibility with windows 7. Seems that the first one is the most probable. I needed windows 7, now I will be forced to use this piece of junk that is windows 8.
Summary: Don't get all fooled by all the publicity around the Killer Network cards. They are in two words, cow poop. I am not really sure if it's a problem specific to Windows 8, but I have been experiencing a myriad problems while playing online games through the Ethernet port. Once I switch to WiFi, it's all good.
Summary: The laptop is good. One big headache of this product is the wireless connection issue. It gets disconnected automatically every 2-3 hours while other wireless laptops are not disconnected. I tried many ways to fix this problem(reinstall drivers, use a USB wireless adapter, change some wireless setting) and none of them can solve this issue. Probably it is caused by windows 8 system.
Summary: When I first got the computer and unboxed it, it was beautiful! I turned it on and everything seemed to work perfectly. The screen is unbelievable on this thing. I am a major gamer, and was planning on downloading WoW and a few other games, but just as I turned on Skype and plugged in the headphones I found out the headphone jack didn't work! It worked for maybe 5 seconds and then turned into an echo. The headphones popped out of the headphone jack...