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I would appreciate any feedback you guys and gals can give me.

 

I have just bit the bullet and splashed out on one of these babies.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GE70-2PE-051UK-17-3-inch-Notebook/dp/B00IZFMB6I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396250496&sr=8-1&keywords=MSI+GE70+2PE-051UK+Apache+Pro+17.3-inch+Gaming+Notebook+%28Black%29+-+%28Intel+Core+2.4GHz%2C+16GB+RAM+%2C+1TB+HDD%2C+2x+128GB+SSD%2C+Windows+8%29

 

 

I have never heard of the make before, but can't find much negative response on the net. It seems to have similar specs as the Dell Alienware range, but for less than half the price. I also got it for £1299 and not the £1467.22 advertised.

 

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Nice, will swap you my Sinclair C5:-)

 

 

 

Does it have Wi-Fi?:razz:

 

 

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It's got everything you would need Wi-Fi, Hi-Five, etc and I'll throw in some wheels too:madgrin:

 

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Not a bad laptop, but theres some serious misadvertising with it. Especially with the raid boost stuff.

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I have a couple of days to cancel if I want. So if you could fill me in about the raid stuff (I don't understand it), I would appreciate it.

 

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Don't get me wrong. It's a really solid laptop for the price. They advertise upto 1400 in a raid 0 setting with their "raid boost" tech. However the only time you'll even reach half of that speed is under sequential r/w scenarios such as data crunching etc. You wont get anywhere near that under normal gameplay conditions.

 

My home system has 4 256 SSD's in raid 0, All 4 at close to 700/500 individually. I cant really think of a single time where it actually hit close to 1000 on either. It does make a difference in load times in games though. Especially if you know how to create a cache for your games.

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I'm just glad it's worth the price. I will ask about creating a cache for games after it comes. It's not due until 24th-29th April.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

 

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Each game creates it's own cache. For some games, especially MMO's, you can simply throw the game on the SSD and it does it automatically. Then theres the entire RAMdrive aspect to look at, where, if you have enough ram, the game will create it's cache in your spare ram instead of on the drive, giving you near instantaneous access to any file the game needs.

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To be honest. I only play games on Facebook. The most demanding will be War Commander. But even Candy Crush Saga slows this laptop down. I just hope that the new laptop will just breeze through them games.

 

 

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Lol, overkill then mate. MSI make a lot of components for other brands of computers, they are well known and very good. Don't think you will need that much laptop though, a laptop a third of that price will do fine.

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I'd expect that laptop to eat up Steam games for breakfast, even the Crysis series will run OK

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Agree with the above. For around 400-500 you can get a laptop that will play Facebook games with ease. The one you have bought will play pretty much any standalone game on the market right now.

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... I just hope that the new laptop will just breeze through them games.

 

i think you'll be alright there :)

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Unlesss you want to play heavy FPS and Flight Sim or other heavyweight games it is overkill, and I would agree with Renegadeimp regarding specs.

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If I somehow managed to scrape that sort of money together I'd be getting a new desktop computer with a 32" 1080p TV to use as the monitor :p (desktops you always get a lot more bang for your buck)

 

 

MSI always makes me think of those Japanese cartoons.... (I always say their name in a high pitched Japanese accent, Micro Star International) Here is their wiki page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro-Star_International

 

 

 

 

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Post #10 locutus.

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OK, if you do get that laptop, get some top games to go with it... If you're only gonna play the games listed, I'd be tempted to get something more like this :-

 

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Processor-Integrated-Graphics-Windows/dp/B00FLPFR5W/ref=sr_1_23?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1396478495&sr=1-23&keywords=17.3+i5

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SOD'EM, here's me thinking you were poor like me, I'll have your old one please :)

 
 

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LOL MD.

 

 

Well the laptop arrived early and I must say, I'm not really impressed AT ALL!!!!!

 

 

It looks great and has a nice feel, and the keyboard for typing is the best and easiest I have ever had. The only bad part about that is that the spacebar is in an unusual place in relation to the touchpad compared to any other laptop I have used.

 

 

Now for the bad stuff.

 

 

Windows 8 sucks donkey balls, so I had to install Classic Shell to give it a Windows 7 feel.

It picks up fingerprints like the met office.

If your fingers are even the slightest bit sweaty, you can forget gliding your finger across the touchpad.

I turned off 'Tap to click' because that has always done my head in. And pinch to zoom because it was too sensitive.

If you go near the corner with your cursor, all sorts of crap pop up.

The games I have played on Facebook are practically the same as my old laptop. Maybe slightly less laggy.

Browsing is only slightly quicker also and I use Virgin Media up to 100mg speed.

I have to keep clearing cache on all browsers after a couple of hours as the page will not load (not sure what the problem is there).

I don't use an external mouse so only use touchpad. I need to nearly break an index finger to do a left or right click.

I installed a performance index program, and only got a score of 5.6 (which pi$$ed me off). The data transfer rate and CPU part both got 8.1 which I am happy with, but it was let down by the graphics (which I thought were gonna be great.

 

 

 

 

The keyboard lights up in fancy colours which my wife likes, and it starts and shuts down as quick as lightning.

 

 

 

 

Now I have only had it a day, and I have never had a laptop anywhere near these specs before. Maybe I need to tweek a few things that I have no clue about. So if anyone can give me a few simple tips, I would be really grateful. Maybe I just need to get used to it. I paid for the selling company to open the box and give the laptop a full once over to make sure all hardware and software and stuff was fine.

 

 

I hope there are a few things I could try to make my £1300.00 a more enjoyable spending experience. I bought this instead of going on holiday. :(

 

 

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DSR it?

 

 

you purchased online so you can return this within 7 working days of purchase

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Was thinking that Loccy, but was hoping it was just me doing something wrong, not knowing how to get the most out of it. Other people gave it rave reviews, and that's what made me decide to purchase it. Maybe if I just get used to the touchpad, and the other aspects of Windows 8 I will be fine.

 

 

Plus, I can't be arsed sending it back :)

 

 

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Buy a cheap external mouse from tesco. Screw the touchpad.

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I've got a mouse. It's just that I like the laptop on my lap, and have nowhere to put the mouse.

 

 

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Facebook games will not play any faster on the best system. Install steam and try some demos that need higher requirements and your system will show you why it costs so much!

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