- Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
- 12GB Memory 500GB HDD 128GB SSD
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB
- 1920 x 1080
- Windows 8
Impressive laptop 03/06/2014
The laptop is very fast as you would expect from it's specs and price tag.
I especially like the backlit keyboard but the light isn't in the keys only around them so it really doesn't help to identify them in the dark, it just looks cool.
For a laptop this size it feels like it weighs the same as a standard 15.6" laptop.
The screen is nice and bright and has that tiny bit of crisp to it that makes it pop.
Installing Win7 wasn't as tricky as some other Win8 laptops. Bios is pretty basic and simple. I think that's a good thing.
I don't think MSI was trying to be flashy with this gaming laptop. It is very subtle in style and fast where it counts! I can see it as a mature gamers laptop.
All of my cons are really not significant but I feel the need to point them out.
The track pad is pretty bad. It's sensitive when it shouldn't be and not responsive when I need it to work. I plan to use it with an wireless mouse so it doesn't apply to me as much.
I don't see a way to remove the battery without a screwdriver and taking off the entire bottom plate. This probably isn't an issue for most people but I like to know that if I want to I can easily swap out the battery.
I put Windows 7 on it. I hate Windows 8 but that has nothing to do with the laptop. What I do take issue with is MSI including a CD with Windows 7 drivers when the system has NO OPTICAL DRIVE!
I know I can go to the MSI website and download them to a usb drive but I really shouldn't have to. A 2GB flash drive with the drivers on it would cost next to nothing for them and considering it is a $1500 laptop it would be little attention to details that would have earned a 5th star from me.
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