Joined on 04/15/13
This one goes to 11
Pros: Hot dang this thing is a powerhouse! I needed a portable high performance rig that I could do some light gaming/sim racing, photo/video editing, and CAD. This checks all of my boxes and more. Ready to go out of the box with all kinds of built in MSI software to help you tune the laptop to best fit your needs. So far, I've just had it running Assetto Corsa on the most Ultimate of settings, 60 FPS without breaking a sweat. This is a quality machine that has some great future proofing capabilities with upgradable RAM and an extra PCI card slot.
Cons: I guess the battery life? But I'm rarely even unmoored from a wall. I knew what I was getting into when I got this laptop and this was not a deal-breaker for me. I do like that it has settings built in for minding the battery, not charging it fully to keep it in best shape. I do hope the cooling system will be adequate for it long term, it's pretty loud, but I do plan on keeping it on a stand almost all the time.
Overall Review: Absolutely blown away by the value, quality, and capability of my MSI laptop so far. I hope to get at least 5 years out of it, maybe more.