Summary: It was an excellent value. I got it end of life when it was discontinued and got a great deal on Newegg. I use this laptop everyday. and while it does not completely replace my desktop for gaming, it does an excellent job.
Summary: This is my 2nd Msi laptop and aside from there customer service being somewhat shaky...there products are top notch..
Pros: Excellent graphics, excellent cooling system, does not run hot whatsoever...Supremely designed and keyboard looks amazing..I love everything about this laptop...runs everything i throw at it on high settings and laughs..I would buy again in a heart beat...Lovin it...
Summary: my second one, own a 215 model i bought almost year ago and it never dissapointed me though almost paid $700 more fot that one. Got this for $1,000 and even more mem and lil higher cpu....awsome deal! Adding ssd to this one too...for sure!
Pros: great desktop replacement, i like the design although....who cares...it has to work as described and it does, play games and then some, love keyboard!, really good speakers, stable platform all around, added 256gb ssd which is almost must have to complete this machine.
Summary: I wanted a nice gaming computer that wasn't over 2 grand and I picked up this beast for 1400$ 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: I have the gtx 570m overclocked past the gtx 670m card. I can play Skyrim on max, with around 60+ mods including the high res textures while being outside i get around 30-60 frames and inside i get 55-60 frames. Dead Space 2 I get 50-60 frames at all times maxed. Borderlands 55-60 frames, WoW 55-60, I bought this laptop for college so I wouldnt have to bring my desktop Ive buil with me, ths is a pretty big laptop so I kindve regret not uying the 15 inch but im still...
Pros: Very nice,bright,clear screen, can play any game i throw at it on max 30 fps-60 besides metro 2033 on max,speakers are nice, nice setup, feels pretty solid, not flimsy, overall good computer, the backlight keyboard feature is nice but youre able to see the leds under the keyboard from certain angles.
Cons: the touch buttons at the top of the keyboard are nice but sometimes take a couple presses to turn on, sometimes the keys dont hit right and you have to make sure you fully press them down or youll be missing a lot of letters when you type, every once ina whle my keyboard will make some crackly sound, its really weird bu its not often and doesnt seem to be affecting anything