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: 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.
Fantastic gaming laptop for a more than reasonable price.
Frederic Blin "Nodbuddabag", Amazon
25 March 2014
Summary: If you are looking for a gaming laptop that has all of the necessary power and quality you are looking for for a computer of that caliber you will not be disappointed with this one especially when you take the price in consideration. I can't believe what a good deal this is and anyone looking to spend this much will be very hard pressed to find any PC gaming laptop out there that is better than this one from pretty much every perspective.
Summary: I'm reviewing this for someone else who uses the computer most of the time, but I have used it myself for routine activities, not gaming specifically. For the price, which isn't the price you can always find it on Amazon for, this was a great value. The components are comparable to high end laptops like Ailenware, but the computer costs less! Starts up in 20 seconds or less so the spinning HD is very fast as it is. Overall the computer is very cool looking.