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1 out of 5 eggs Does not meet published specs. 01/03/2017

This review is from: SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 250GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E250BW

Pros: OVERPRICED.

Cons: The 960 pros do not meet the published specs according to their oen benchmark software. Specs are 120 to 133 percent inflated.

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SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 512GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6P512BW
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1 out of 5 eggs Not worth the long wait or the money. 01/01/2017

This review is from: SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 512GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6P512BW

Pros: Unlike Samsung Washers and Note 7, it did not blow up (yet)

Cons: After a very long wait, as Samsung announced deliver dates they did not meet, I got this drive. I replaced a Samsung sm951 (128gb). This is in a very fast i7 machine, so I expected to get close to the speeds claimed. Samsung Magician claims this drive to run about 80% of the advertised speeds. Given that performance was not that great, it is difficult to justify the premium pricing. If this drive was low $200 I would give it a better rating, but rating it at this price point, I am not pleased with it.

Other Thoughts: Don't believe all the hype.

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MSI GS Series GS72 Stealth-042 17.3
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Pros: The base hardware specifications are excellent. I ended up trashing the MSI installed Windows 10 installation. As expected, the boot SSD (PCIE x4 NVMe) is much faster than a sata SSD (3 times the read rate and better write as well).

Cons: First off, the keyboard is broken and I am told that MSI will not replace the laptop. They will repair it, but it may take up to 25 days. I spent a lot of time trying to upgrade this to Windows 10 Pro. I was getting blue screens. Do yourself a favor and upgrade all the drivers before trying to upgrade the OS, because the drivers (In particular the nvidia driver) will cause you a lot of pain. I had to restore the factory settings twice. That solved the blue screen issue, but the upgrade failed nonetheless (but maybe not an MSI issue). I ended up doing a clean install and discarding the existing OS and misc. It was a good thing anyway because they install a 30 day version of pkzip. pkzip is not needed with windows 10 for most folks and when they install it it messes up windows ability to open zipped files by itself. there were only a few bloatwares, but I will also say this laptop was CRAZYs slow until I completely threw out the factory build. After all that, I am back up and happy with WIndows 10 Enterprise edition. Now the laptop boots crazy fast and is more responsive. The thing I will say bad about the hardware is that they did not have separate buttons for the track pad for mouse clicks. It takes a precision click on the bottom of the trackpad and maybe several retries to hit the right mouse function. I wish I could swap out the trackpad for one with buttonz

Other Thoughts: Thoroughly verify that the laptop is completely working before turning any rebates or discarding the packing materials. Newegg will not help if these items are not available and you are at the mercy of MSI customer service . I would recommend if you are staying with windows home, or comfortable reloading the OS if you want enterprise edition. If you decide to upgrade to pro, Install ever single update to get W10 home up to current and UPDATE ALL drivers as well before trying to upgrade to W10 pro, (You would have to update anyway, this make it more likely that the upgrade will not blue screen)

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Display Name: Kyle F.

Date Joined: 05/05/05

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  • First Review: 10/22/05
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