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This review is from: MSI GS Series GS70 Stealth Pro-006 Gaming Laptop 6th Generation Intel Core i7 6700HQ (2.60 GHz) 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 128 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3 GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 10 Home
Pros: 128 GB "SSD" is m.2 PCIe3 NvME, can write 650, read 2000
1TB HDD reads/writes about about 150 (typical 7200RPM 2.5" HDD)
Runs Fallout 4 equivalent to my 4770K/Titan GTX/16GB 1866 RAM desktop
Cutting edge "skylake" tech, DDR4, USB 3.1
Cons: Not an IPS screen and no g-sync
Feel that for the price, should have been included
If you move the screen to fast, you can see text ghosting (does a slight red shift before catching up)
But mine came with a free 43" LG TV, so I'll overlook it
Battery life is horrendous, this thing is not meant to not be plugged in
I'm talking 1-2 hours battery on light usage
Price to pay for having a ultrabook form factor that sacrifices battery cells for cooling solution...but this is not my every day carry, it's a GAMING laptop, i use my $200 Chromebook for day to day throw around
Heavy! Huge...wait, these aren't cons...it's a 17" laptop! In fact, this is a light weight 17" laptop (keep in mind, you gotta carry a 150W charger with it to power the high end graphics card)
You can complain it gets hot, but the TDP of the internals warrant it.
Get yourself a much thicker gaming laptop and not the Stealth version
Sheesh negative reviewer, did you not even know what you were buying?
Other Thoughts: Use this cmd to free up space "pwrcfg /h off"
Turns hibernate off, but frees your C: SSD space that is created for a RAM dump
I never hibernate anyways, sleep is just fine (stores in RAM instead of drives, as long as battery power keeps RAM powered)
And to the guy that complained about touchpad lag...did you even edit the settings? Simply uncheck the "precision" button...geez...that's the whole point of the precision setting
Once I setup double finger tap as "context menu," removed "precision" setting, and upped sensitivity, it's where I'm at
Wish screen was IPS/G-Sync, docked 1 star for that given the price
Battery life buys you enough time to check your emails, but don't game without being plugged into the wall, but this is the sacrifice for this super thin form factor
Pros: Plenty fast for office environment
non glossy screen (which is why I chose this over the touch screen)
windows 7 drivers readily available
easy access to disk drive and memory
Cons: wired keyboard and mouse
Other Thoughts: I've bought several of these to replace desktops in my offices, I like all-in-ones to remove floor clutter.
I spend just a little more getting a 120GB SSD, pop out the HDD, and install Windows 7 on it for my office enivronment
This review is from: SIIG USB 3.0 4-Port PCIe i/e Model JU-P40212-S1
Pros: Worked with windows 8 native USB 3.0 drivers (this is a new Windows 8 feature vs Windows 7).
I just plugged the card in, powered the PC on, and it worked. Win8 didn't even say anything, so I didn't know until I plugged in my thumb stick.
Transfer from my Patriot Super Sonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 stick went from 30 MB/s to 230 MB/s. (for a single 1GB file, obviously many smaller files would slow the transfer down)
Cons: Uses up a PCI Express slot?
Other Thoughts: I had trouble with my onboard Renesas/NEC USB 3.0 controller. It would drop the USB 3.0 connection, so I had to just disable it at the BIOS level, and therefore had only USB 2.0 function from my USB 3.0 slots.
I upgraded it's firmware and everything to no avail.
The Texas Instruments controller in the Siig card worked flawlessly.
It's great to finally have stable USB 3.0.