Summary: FIRST AND FOREMOST, PEOPLE BELOW ME, I HAD THE SAME ERROR WITH KEYBOARD, IT WOULD ERASE EVERYTHING I TYPE. I WENT TO [@] AND DOWNLOADED THE SYN POINTING DEVICE UNDER DRIVERS AND IT FIXED EVERYTHING!THIS LAPTOP IS BEAST AND I HIGHLY RECOMEND. IT IS MOBILE, POWERFUL AND UPGRADABLE WITH THE 2nD BEST GRAPHICS CARD OUT TODAY. ALTHOUGH YOU CAN OVERCLOCK THE 5850 TO 5870 SPEEDS, I HIGHLY DONT RECOMEND BECAUSE IT WILL SHORTEN LIFE.
Summary: I havn't installed any graphics intensive games yet, but I have seen them on my friends MSI (same model) and they look great. I seem to have some trouble with typing on the keyboard as it frequently erases everything I have typed or skips to random web pages randomly. I believe this has something to do with the touch pad. I hardly ever use touch pads, so hopefully disabling it will remedy this problem. The computer is very fast, as far as I can tell (not tech savy).
Summary: msi gx640 is a power house laptop for the price. Although this is great, not much thought was put in about stuff like gpu overheating and the convenience of the keyboard. I cannot recommend this because of its high temperatures.
Summary: GPU when idle is at about 60C, underload the temperature soars up to 90+C, which is disturbingly hot. Serious longivity concerns about this laptop. But other than that, it runs 3d intensive applications such as Bad Company 2 flawlessly.
Summary: I just received this machine. Unboxed it and looked at the quick start guide. It talks about all the quality tests they do to ensure a good product. Obviously, they skipped the machine I received because it will not even post, let alone boot the hard drive. Truly disappointing. [...] Now, I'm really in trouble. I should have stuck with Asus.
Summary: It would be very hard to find a better laptop than this. It's performance blows away anything in a similar price range. Most current laptop video cards cannot play games even from 4 years ago. The card in this MSI can play all the latest ones. Runs well and is stable.