Date Joined: 01/05/08
Pros: - Fast memory and processor speed
- Bluetooth works great
- Good features
- Overclocking works ok
Cons: - Wifi keeps disconnecting
- on-board RGB lights constantly reset
- Updates cause more problems than fixing
Overall Review: I've used this board for a couple of months and it seems to have many problems when it comes to updates. I had to RMA the first board I received. This second board worked fine right when I got it. I updated the BIOS and device drivers, and that's when problems started. The wifi is slow and it constantly disconnects, which is my main frustration. I updated to latest Gigabyte and windows drivers, and the issue still remains. RGB fusion doesn't boot up with the color scheme that I saved from the last settings. I'm really disappointed in the drivers and software for this board and hope they fix this very soon.
Pros: Case - Nice clean aluminum look and is a bit durable.
Video card - Can run latest games decently.
Webcam - It's not HD, but still descent for built-in camera (enable it with FN + F6).
Expandable - Able to add M.2 SSD, able to upgrade HDD (but you must clone HDD to recover information).
Audio - Built-in speakers and audio 3.5 mm ports are pretty good.
Bloatware - There is some, but it's not as much as other manufacturers. MSI has good utilities.
Overall Value - Good specifications for the price
Cons: (Not major issues in my opinion, but annoyance considerations)
Laptop Charger - Connections are lose, and with no light or indicator built in, you may not be
charging your PC and run out of battery.
Battery life - Only 1 hour of run-time (approximately).
IPS screen - Viewing angle is better than TN, but marginally. It's not as great as they advertise.
Track pad - Gets annoying when accidentally touching it (tap = left mouse click).
Be sure to disable (FN + F3) while gaming or else you'll misfire.
Overall Review: I've had this laptop a couple of weeks and For the value of your money for what you are getting,
this is a great laptop. Unfortunately, I bought this before the free deals came through. I had to
RMA the first one because of bad HDD partitions, but the second one was fine.
Pros: - fast enough for many games, but not most
Cons: - not enough memory (<1GB)
Pros: - Nice games
- Extra controller and cables
- Big enough HDD
Cons: - None really
Overall Review: I bought this system to use internationally. Double check your exact model, but mine worked on 220 V instead of 110 V.
Pros: -Cheap price
-Works as advertised (even with international adapter)
Cons: -A little longer cord would be nice
Pros: Fun game at the beginning.
Cons: Once it changed from fast pace action to 3d adventure game, I lost interest.
Overall Review: If you want sonic adventure with dialog and story, then this is the game for you.