As a programmer and gamer looking for portability, laptops were very hard to find in my lower price range. I wanted 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, an NVIDIA Card, and a quad-core CPU. I use both Linux and Windows and got tired of the restrictions of my old laptop. I shopped for a few months, finally spotting this laptop on Newegg and grabbing it on Black Friday sale (it actually has an even better sale today). I don't regret it at all! This laptop has been amazing. When it arrived (my Thursday order was pushed to Friday and delivered later due to weekend policies and 2-Day), I saw the amazing box and instantly opened it up. It was packaged well and looked awesome from the start! It has ran great, and fit perfectly in my price range. It isn't even as heavy as other laptops. I absolutely love my MSI Laptop!