Summary: I got this laptop around march of 2012. Purchased an SSD, and the mounting bracket to mount a second hard drive. It was difficult to find the mounting bracket online and had to purchase it from a 3rd party Vendor. This may or may not still be the case. Around July I started getting blue screens. I had already voided the warranty by installing the SSD so i figured I would troubleshoot it myself.
Summary: I have had my laptop now for a year and overall I am very satisfied. I bought it to play games, internet and other general stuff. Civilization and Guild Wars 2 play very nicely and look pretty good. The only odd thing is that unplugged they both jitter. Not sure why that would be. For me, this is a non issue as I play both plugged in anyway. The screen is nice and sharp, load times are great and most actions run smoothly.
Summary: I wanted a nice gaming computer that wasn't over 2 grand and I picked up this beast for 1400$ it takes everything I throw at it with ease. Then when it starts getting a little warm I turn on the fan and cools fast. Want to play in the dark? No problem! Turn on the keyboard lights. Don't want the whole thing lit up like a Christmas tree? You can turn off all lights but the left side for computer gaming.
Summary: This laptop's description tells the truth. Runs fast. Handles multiple games and software downloads. Great for high-speed multitasking. Wonderful graphics. Great sound. Keyboard is amazing. But this may be justa personal issue for my laptop. A few of the pixels on many screen are gray and unlit.this isn't a major problem but still. Also it takes a couple tries with the power button to turn it on. But this is an awesome laptop. I recommend it.
Best Performance & Gaming Laptop for Best Price. A True Desktop Replacement!
Everplex Media LLC "Web Media & Design", Amazon
20 July 2012
Summary: I use this for graphics work and also for recreational gaming. It is very sleek and although it is a beast of a laptop and thicker than most laptops, the fact remains that it is still actually portable and not particularly heavy. On the other hand, if you're looking for a basic laptop that is lightweight, this might not be for you. This laptop has as much power as an Alienware laptop but is thinner, lighter, much more aesthetically appealing, and a fraction of the price.
Summary: I love this laptop. Yes, the fan is noisy. Yes it gets hot sitting on your lap. However, both of these small issues can be fixed with a $20 laptop cooler. The graphics, sound and overall performance blow away anything I have every owned. It plays every high end game I have loaded at max settings. I bought a refurbished one and saved a ton of money. I couldn't be happier.
Summary: Everything about the GTX780 is perfection, except the keyboard. The machine itself has wonderful load times, putting most desktops to shame; great sound, as it can play dubstep without blowing the speakers; excellent graphics (tried with D3 maxed out without framerate loss); even the touchpad is top notch (best I've ever used, but still a touchpad so not viable for twitch gaming). And then there's the keyboard.
Summary: Very good performance, i start backing up with 2 install with the bechmarking at the same, it works without any error or hang. Nice looking, it come after Asus G75vw :), nice coloring keyboard, there is a bottom to lock ur tochpad and instant shuting off the screen, for me its a very good features. Dynaudio gives very nice sound for gaming and watching movie. And all other features as written. Good price. Thanks amazon and msi.
Summary: I have used this laptop since 11/11 and had been satisfied with the graphics quality and speed. The problem with MSI laptops appear to be tech support or customer service, there isn't any! I learned this the hard way the other day when, upon attempting to close the laptop lid, I heard a pop, and the left hinge buckled, causing the left lower screen plastic to come apart at the seam.