- Republic of Gamers
- Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
- 12GB Memory 1TB HDD
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5
- 1920 x 1080
- Windows 8 64-Bit
- DL DVD+-RW/CD-RW
Overall, Excellent 08/02/2013
Build quality is excellent.
Backlit keyboard is great, would never buy a laptop without one.
Speed is excellent, 5400 RPM drive does not hold the system back much.
12GB ram is a sweet spot, not too much disk swapping with this much ram.
HD screen is excellent.
2 second resume from sleep is literally 2 seconds. I mean, I open the lid, log in and the computer is responding to commands immediately. How they did this is beyond me.
Although the fans do run, you don't hear them at all. The MSI gaming laptop will wake up the dead from the fan noise.
The trackpad is SUPERB, nice and big, supports full gestures. I thought I wanted a touch screen but this is way better.
I think the only thing I would improve is I would have added a latch to keep the lid firmly clamped down when in transport.
Its a lot of computer for $1400.
Also, with 2 drive bays, I can add an SSD as a boot disk for a nice upgrade path down the line.
The battery life is excellent for the type of machine it is. It easily lasts 3 hrs + with a constant video steam running over the network.
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