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This review is from: MSI GE Series GE62 Apache-002 Gaming Laptop 4th Generation Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2 GB GDDR5 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit Multi-language
Pros: - Looks Beautiful.
- Specs are good on paper.
- What appears to be decent cooling.
- Display is fantastic.
- Does function when it feels the need to do so.
Cons: - There's a thin red bar on the front of the laptop that may or may not cause you to get cut. I actually managed to cut my forearm on it.
- Refuses to play certain titles on the accelerator (even with an update).
- Annoying bloatware.
- Bottom row of the keyboard has stuck LEDs
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Other Thoughts: For some reason no matter what I do, after about 20-30 minutes of use, the laptop freezes for a brief moment. I suspect the hard disk drive to be at fault. The laptop passed every benchmark I could toss at it. Still, this is completely unacceptable at this level.
The keyboard is fantastic usage-wise, but there's an annoying row of stuck colors on the bottom, if I switch to any other colors they either get stuck on green or stick to the original color. Easily over looked if the laptop worked well.
My next complaint about this machine is that upon opening it; I found a dirty screen, finger prints, etc. This is absolutely NOT acceptable. This was a new in the box item.
The battery life is pretty atrocious. I fully understand that a "gaming laptop" is not supposed to get good battery life, but the machine refuses to last more than a couple of hours even using only the Web. HWMonitor was showing a 68% battery wear on a brand new machine.. After some research it appears that this may be a defect in the software due to some new implementations used to save the laptop in the event of a power failure, but the battery life leads me to believe otherwise.
I took 2 Eggs for the things mentioned above, it could be a decent machine with proper QA. I will unfortunately be RMAing this machine, it's too bad because I wanted this to be the one. I don't think I will be buying another laptop for a good long time.
Pros: -Flashy (Red)
-They have some play in the timings and overclocking
Cons: -I took an Egg for price, I feel that in the current age, decent DDR3 should be around $50-60 for 8GB. No more than $110 for 16 with DDR4 about to be on the rise. Not really the fault of the company just with memory in general.
Other Thoughts: It's kind of hard to rate memory, specifically, I mean.. If it's doing its job then it's good memory.. You know? Buying memory is pretty much a job for the user to do some research on the voltage, the speed they need, and a little into the company and what chips/components they use. The occasional stick does come dead, but Newegg will usually make it right or the company that sells them will.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: -Worked out of the box
-Exactly as is described
-Works on T-Mobile with 4G LTE.
Cons: -Does not make breakfast.
-Shipping carrier left it in the cold, where thieves could take it.
Other Thoughts: I paid $400 for it, unlocked, well worth the money. I was skeptical because it says that it could come scratched and what not, but the phone was pristine and brand new! 10/10 will buy again!READ FULL REVIEW
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