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  • weiyin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play TF2 everywhere! Reply
  • pennyfan87 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i;d use it to replace my dumbbells Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to visit Anandtech! :p Reply
  • griffo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I too would use it to visit AnandTech.com and watch Netfilx streaming video as well as World of Warcrack. Reply
  • bigb0096 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a seat warmer for those cold football games. Reply
  • RamIt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to kill all the sperm I have left to avoid another child!
    Just kiddin :)
    Reply
  • thanhhaimai - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I would show it to my ex and tell her: "Well, now you know the reason." Reply
  • Dariak - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I'd give the laptop to my brother that lives in another state so that we can play World of Warcraft together and talk on ventrilo.

    He'd put it to other good uses too.
    Reply
  • cybereql - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a flashlight at night while I scrounge around for my starcraft/broodwar cd's. Reply
  • Zoinks - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to defeat my son at Starcraft Reply
  • hop-head - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a brew controller. Reply
  • beegie1 - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I'd be using it to play Duke Nukem Forever!! Reply
  • Fayd - Monday, March 28, 2011 - link

    definitely duke nukem forever, maybe some dragon age origins. Reply
  • Gordan - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I would use to test the next version of windows. Reply
  • sitmonkey - Friday, March 11, 2011 - link

    hahaha, that's a good reason to use is. I'd do that too but I don't have a kid. Sooo... I'd win against my friends Reply
  • themossie - Friday, March 11, 2011 - link

    Visiting Anandtech. Also, Crysis.
    Maybe running a few VMs, some web dev, L4D2...

    basically everything :-)
    Reply
  • shinryusen - Thursday, March 31, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to blast music while farming in WoW, type papers/projects, watch videos, websurf, represent MSi and its affiliates. Pretty much a multi-media center in my lap. No need for a dvd player, premium speaker system, etc. anymore if I had this baby with me everywhere I go. Reply
  • magicwonder - Saturday, March 12, 2011 - link

    I'm in Reply
  • jamesmech1 - Sunday, March 13, 2011 - link

    I'd find some whirled peas. Reply
  • shinymetal - Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to youtube and facebook. Reply
  • disports - Sunday, March 13, 2011 - link

    I'd give it to my girlfriend who's current laptop is on its last legs! Reply
  • tommyk1000 - Monday, March 14, 2011 - link

    to record music on the go, which would be awesome! Reply
  • PymoRyu - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - link

    First of all it would replace my older Tosh laptop. Then I would use it to play Star Trek Online everywhere. Reply
  • tehimpaler - Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - link

    Its sad, but I would play WoW anywhere =) Reply
  • fancynike - Thursday, March 17, 2011 - link

    ill put it next to me when i sleep so it keeps me warm. Reply
  • mysticman - Monday, March 21, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to promote world peace and end world hunger :) Reply
  • hovergirl - Monday, March 21, 2011 - link

    I would use it to post embarrassing comments about my kids on facebook. Reply
  • iroast - Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - link

    Diablo 3 on highest settings! :D Reply
  • mrandyman - Friday, March 25, 2011 - link

    use it to play Commodore 64 and Amiga games whilst chatting on Yahoo while downloading Dragon Age II and reasing Engadget. Reply
  • fyou - Monday, March 28, 2011 - link

    sorry i forgot subject in i can render buildings that i design. and play games at the same time. :) Reply
  • Dragonblade_901 - Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to better help my friend out keeping our Gaming Community up and running.....as well as experiment with the hardware for gaming purposes. Reply
  • BLUEDRAGON42 - Thursday, March 31, 2011 - link

    i would use it for editing pictures and dvd's,also to mix my favorite music. Reply
  • mattlin - Saturday, April 02, 2011 - link

    To play World of Warcrack. Reply
  • derekul - Saturday, April 09, 2011 - link

    id use it to fow wow and starcraft and collage Reply
  • Nini58 - Monday, April 11, 2011 - link

    I would use it to reply faster to online offers regarding winning laptops. Reply
  • GuardianZealot - Saturday, April 23, 2011 - link

    I would use this notebook to play Mount & Blade: Warband at its highest settings, or when it is released, With Fire & Sword.
    Wonder if I could use a battle sizer with it too... :)~
    Reply
  • dzhem - Friday, May 27, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to become legend in Counter-Strike 1.6! I will win $ 1 000 000 in 1 year with it! Reply
  • robert152 - Sunday, June 19, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play games! All I have is an underpowered netbook :( I can't even play League of Legends on it.... Reply
  • cooller - Sunday, July 03, 2011 - link

    owning nabs in HON Reply
  • treeman - Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - link

    ˙˙˙ɹǝpun-uʍop uo ƃuıoƃ sʇɐɥʍ ǝǝs oʇ oʇ ʇı ǝsn plnoʍ ı Reply
  • B.R.D. - Monday, March 21, 2011 - link

    this is what i would do Reply
  • Jayzbent - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I could play Shogun 2 anywhere muhahaha! Come on baby! Reply
  • LTCDavis - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for gaming and media editing! Reply
  • ParticlePhysician - Sunday, March 13, 2011 - link

    Yea, and I'd use it to research that bridge made of sand thingy. Reply
  • FoolishFool - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    agreed, and also to to play diablo3 if it ever comes out... Reply
  • santz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Never say Never Reply
  • santz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Ok, you said ever, not never, but seriously Diablo 3 is taking Forever.

    I like to rhyme
    :)
    Reply
  • PlasmaBomb - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to make smart ass comments laden with innuendo, while blasting aliens who had come to steal our chicks!

    Truly the most noble cause in the world... hell I might just end up saving it (again).

    In other words - Play Duke Nukem Forever on it!

    (non US resident :()
    Reply
  • Grump642 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play every game I own!! Well, almost. Reply
  • kiku1978 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play video games and surf the net! Reply
  • shikimt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    mobile gaming. Reply
  • tommypk - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I would buy a game just to play. Reply
  • rberger - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to admire myself in the glossy display. Reply
  • IamSushi - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    what's to admire? Reply
  • sasukeuchiha120 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    would like to see how well it works with black ops Reply
  • gandda - Friday, March 11, 2011 - link

    Bring it on. Reply
  • futrtrubl - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd sit using it to find the perfect game to use on it.... or Master of Orion II. ;'] Reply
  • CubNorris - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Yup, this would be my mobile D3 machine. Blizzard needs to kick it up a notch in the speed department. Reply
  • Zoomer - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    Nice to use it as a luggage gaming machine. Reply
  • Djjug - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    On top of all that, It even has a shiny hinge! Reply
  • park0904 - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    Loving the tf2 idea Reply
  • park0904 - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    Loving the tf2 idea Reply
  • park0904 - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    Loving the tf2 idea Reply
  • csc - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I would use it for world peace. Reply
  • alcortez - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Count me in also. :) Reply
  • goldmorgan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would take this as my business laptop, games, and photo editing Reply
  • anandtech pirate - Monday, March 21, 2011 - link

    I would use it for autocad, revit, running some trane trace building energy simulations and of course gaming! at work i have a pentium 4 3ghz...sigh. Reply
  • InfoTiger - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm in. Reply
  • Yuplis - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Me too Reply
  • xAlias - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Sweet! Count me in! :) Reply
  • alent1234 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'm a simple person

    i'd use it to hold my photos, music and movies and do some light gaming at work during lunch
    Reply
  • LLPF - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    sure you are Reply
  • xsoul - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    games, 3d modeling/rendering, photo editing, just about anything I do on my desktop Reply
  • lug - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Tf2 for me as well. Reply
  • bobo456 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    work, play, show off... Reply
  • jsguzek - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    sign me up Reply
  • arub - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Every day work Reply
  • calicob - Saturday, March 12, 2011 - link

    More MMO, some work Reply
  • impulse89 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would love this laptop!
    I'd use it to not only play the latest games on the market, but also to use for school.
    I am trying to get a start in the tech world myself, so I am working on a hardware engineering degree. Thanks Anandtech!
    Reply
  • TebTengri - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Sign me up! Reply
  • Ciroc - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Definitely in! Reply
  • gsruff - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to launch flaming sports cars out of the screen. Reply
  • orangerguy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would start playing "real" games on a laptop. Reply
  • brandonicus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it on my lap, maybe even the top of my lap. Reply
  • auavatar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd finally be able to play flash games Reply
  • swordbuff - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Want one. Reply
  • Mathman - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I would use it for writing proofs in complex analysis on the go. Reply
  • pgabr - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for gaming on the go Reply
  • herlof - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i will pwned every noob anywhere, everywhere and in every game lol... d:) Reply
  • Davabled - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    That's an awesome notebook, I would love to replace my old first-gen XPS laptop that died last year. Reply
  • Soapboxkid - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    MSI FTW! Reply
  • iambahz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to design levels in 3d for video games at school. Reply
  • ncc1701k - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    SC2 on ultra/extreme baby. Reply
  • alfsdad - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd sit and gloat about what a nice laptop I had. Reply
  • FHB55 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a room heater Reply
  • michalaked - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I have several ways on how I'd use it:

    1) To visit AnandTech, of course!

    2) As a business laptop. I work from home quite a bit, and this laptop would make it much easier (my current one just isn't cutting it).

    3) As a gaming laptop. Although I've never gamed on a PC before, this laptop has enough power to get me started -- finally.

    4) This laptop would give me my first exposure to MSI products -- which I've never owned before, but always wanted to try.

    Thanks AnandTech!
    Reply
  • spraypaintedgold - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my aging hackintosh. Reply
  • Asteroid - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could really use this. Reply
  • cmdrdredd - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could replace my desktop with this. Reply
  • sujinge9 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd love to say I'd do my schoolwork with it, but I'd probably play alot of SC2 and eventually BF3 Reply
  • howardluo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It will be my first gaming laptop so of course I'll be using it for games...and Anandtech of course! Reply
  • thewiredsoul - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play Rift while traveling. Reply
  • zyiko7 - Sunday, March 20, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for Rift too. It'd easily replace ipod games when sitting around away from my desktop. Reply
  • Goby01 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play many games and defintely use it for Dj gigs. Reply
  • claudius8888 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I need a computer to pay bills, do taxes, check my email account, my other email account, and my other, play games, check facebook, tweet, phone people, do work stuff, and more. Reply
  • Raphael01 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play games all day long. Reply
  • Crownline - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Yes Please :-) Reply
  • legendma - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as my primary mobile gaming system.hehe. Reply
  • heathersil - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would become my everything. I would wear it to work. I would tuck it in a pillowcase and sleep on it. I would take it to the opera and let it use my opera glasses whenever it wants. I would get a waterproof case so I could bathe with it, while plugged in so we both shared the danger of any mishap. Please let it be me. Reply
  • DominionSeraph - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to cure cancer.

    nah. I'd probably just sell it.
    Reply
  • Erdheizer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for EVIL, well I'd use it to play SC2 :/ Reply
  • testingMSI - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    my daily anandtech articles would look nice ;) Reply
  • thymej - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My comment disappeared, so here it is again

    I would test x264 encoding
    Reply
  • windsety - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Found my new hat. Reply
  • CKTurbo128 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be a killer laptop for gaming. :o Reply
  • cccmd - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Game (Rift) while at work!! Reply
  • bud.stiltz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to escape my kids and do my work in (relative) peace! Reply
  • shaw - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Use it for game development. Also some Battlefield 3 on the side when that comes out. ;) Reply
  • vrusso87 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Count me in? Reply
  • Ryanman - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    Yeah... TF2 is about what this thing would be used for.

    Do I get two entries if I say I'd use it for Folding@home as well?!?
    Reply
  • fishbits - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    Remote photoshoots, camera/video download and editing!

    (And Starcraft 2)
    Reply
  • mond817 - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I'll use it as a laptop on the desk. Reply
  • cush - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I would give it to orphan child Reply
  • Dragon210 - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play all the latest games I could get my hands on. I would use it to watch movie, surf the web, and to help me with my school homework. Pretty much everything I could think to due with a kick ass laptop.

    Oh yes, and I would also use it to take over the world. lol :)
    Reply
  • Droopy99 - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I would use it to check my AOL and play Bejeweled. Reply
  • tscottt - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I would use it to work on my master's thesis - including some custom database work. Reply
  • Myxx - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I would us it as a direct desktop replacement for gaming Reply
  • cmmig - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    To play games and become completely unproductive in school. Reply
  • NonFriendlyUser - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I would use this as my multimedia/gaming main, and also gloat about how it's better than my friend's notebook. Reply
  • WaltW - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a home theater machine, taking advantage of the video and audio through HDMI. Reply
  • Trickyrive - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a fleshlight at night. Reply
  • MobiusStrip - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I would use it for scrapbooking. The screen's a little small for that, but I can also paste stuff to the lid. Reply
  • egandt - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    Might just manage to replace my IBM Convertible, heck even weighs a little less and sounds a little faster.

    For those that do not know: http://oldcomputers.net/ibm5140.html
    Reply
  • neo723 - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I'll never leave home without it.... Reply
  • omega329 - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I would use it to do all my web design work, and also play D3 when it comes :) Reply
  • designerfx - Wednesday, March 09, 2011 - link

    I'd give it to my fiancee who desperately needs a new laptop and introduce her to gaming the best way ever :) Reply
  • aznxlove - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    i would do my school work with this laptop. hahaha Reply
  • blfinche - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I would send it to college with my son. Reply
  • potatotrauler - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I'd use for when I go to college and need a laptop to copy down lecture notes, as opposed to my clunky desktop. That and read anandtech, of course. Reply
  • mimart7 - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I love to game anywhere, even in the bathroom:) Reply
  • sjjohns23 - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I'd cuddle up to it at night like a little baby and let it sing lullaby's to me as I fell asleep. Reply
  • waxen - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I'd let it sing me lullaby's as I snuggled up next to it at bedtime. Reply
  • dechiridas - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I would be playing Crysis 2 all over town. Reply
  • Mad767 - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I would Use The MSI Laptop to take over Darkspore! Reply
  • kondspi - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I could actually make more than 25 units at once in SC2. Reply
  • GrapefruitTech - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I would use it to conquer the world fruit market! Reply
  • iooian - Thursday, March 10, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to warm up my living room (I already do the same in my other room with ASUS G51:). Reply
  • Giafu - Friday, March 11, 2011 - link

    play Hellgate London again Reply
  • SaveYourself66 - Friday, March 11, 2011 - link

    game at friends instead of lugging around the other thing... heat the room... maybe productive work once in awhile? Reply
  • warder60 - Saturday, March 12, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for (gaming during) college lectures. Reply
  • youthinasia1975 - Saturday, March 12, 2011 - link

    I would use it to be the only guy playing Rift on the rooftops of Detroit. Reply
  • bbtaco1 - Saturday, March 12, 2011 - link

    I would finally have a new laptop! Reply
  • QuantumOps - Saturday, March 12, 2011 - link

    I would replace it for my ASUS G51 Reply
  • pay2play - Saturday, March 12, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to watch movies. Reply
  • Malinche - Sunday, March 13, 2011 - link

    Hi-tech paperweight. Reply
  • JBT - Sunday, March 13, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my desktop! wow this thing is fast! Reply
  • millserd - Monday, March 14, 2011 - link

    finally i would be able to take my desktop mobile! Reply
  • mmrpm - Monday, March 14, 2011 - link

    Now this IS a notebook! Reply
  • Demmue - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - link

    I would use it to finally have my own PC again, which of course means hiding it from my girlfriend. Ninja laptop for the win! Reply
  • Smudgeous - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - link

    I would use it to trounce my friends and colleagues in style via online gaming. Reply
  • henrail17 - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - link

    I've honestly never owned a laptop and would love to have a gaming one. This thing is better than my desktop. It would make my college life quite a bit easier as I have to walk about 12 blocks to get home to use my computer. Reply
  • Victor101 - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - link

    ill tell my Core i7 workstation, "is not you is me"..................... Reply
  • leonlee - Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to program robots! Reply
  • elepere - Thursday, March 17, 2011 - link

    I want to win this laptop. Reply
  • someguy020 - Thursday, March 17, 2011 - link

    I'd give it to my brother Reply
  • Kaenos - Friday, March 18, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to take over the world! And look up an awesome recipe for lasagna. Reply
  • nikkai - Saturday, March 19, 2011 - link

    I would use this to give my desktop hardware envy! Reply
  • ikky7 - Sunday, March 20, 2011 - link

    I would use it to start......."duh, winning" Reply
  • eaglearon - Sunday, March 20, 2011 - link

    i would use it to play some games and visite anandtech and some other websites. ). by the way do i have to live in the usa to win? Reply
  • cthulhu - Sunday, March 20, 2011 - link

    I would replace my desktop with it and use it for everything. Reply
  • Ztseeztsee - Monday, March 21, 2011 - link

    I would play it with a fox; I would play it in a box. Reply
  • c0ony - Monday, March 21, 2011 - link

    I would use it to game during boring lectures! Reply
  • ajy0903 - Friday, March 25, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to play games, watch blu-ray and do more other stuffs. Reply
  • Jdsnut - Friday, March 25, 2011 - link

    I would use it to help me become more socially isolated.. Reply
  • billwas1 - Sunday, March 27, 2011 - link

    I would use this to GAME. My next newest rig is 3 1/2 yrs old! Reply
  • denshaSai - Monday, March 28, 2011 - link

    run matlab and play total war! Reply
  • GIPrice - Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to do school work on the go and sneak in some games at school he he Reply
  • Lemajestique - Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - link

    'Thou I'd like it myself....

    Gifted to my brother, this brick, would I

    Our remedies, oft in ourselves, do lie.
    Reply
  • giderac - Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - link

    i'd game all day and night d3 can't get here soon enough Reply
  • GAMERofONE - Thursday, March 31, 2011 - link

    i would play everywhere i go! Reply
  • blunt14468 - Sunday, April 03, 2011 - link

    count me in ftw Reply
  • bostonzu - Monday, April 04, 2011 - link

    what wouldnt I do with this laptop. I would do everything Reply
  • CamMan746 - Monday, April 04, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to do college work, play games, and keep in touch with modern technology. Plus, MSi makes great products so I doubt it would ever let me down! Reply
  • wearin_oakleys - Monday, April 04, 2011 - link

    Desktop replacement.... then my kid can have a computer too..... Can we say WoW Crysis and WoT all on a laptop... Thats what this single dad needs. Reply
  • kethnaab - Monday, April 04, 2011 - link

    I'd finish my degree and game my little heart out Reply
  • rellingson - Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - link

    I would use it to purchase more AnandTech and MSI products! Reply
  • oldnkranky - Saturday, April 09, 2011 - link

    I'd to my photo and video work on it. In other words, I'd spend the game messing around on the internet and playing games. Reply
  • vahellbilly - Sunday, April 10, 2011 - link

    I'd give it to my 10 yr old so he can play Black Ops and Warcraft as his poor ole' Dell just does not cut it... Reply
  • MasterGladius - Sunday, April 10, 2011 - link

    This would make a great lap warmer. Reply
  • vcvrfus - Monday, April 11, 2011 - link

    I would play a lot of starcraft 2 with this! Reply
  • dewrat - Monday, April 11, 2011 - link

    I would play diablo on it Reply
  • Hizaki - Saturday, April 23, 2011 - link

    Fun everywhere including college :3 Reply
  • Greisen - Thursday, May 19, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for serious wow gaming :) Reply
  • sjankech - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'd use the laptop to watch video's and play games like WoW/SW:ToR since i'm a fan of mmorpg's. Reply
  • arthur449 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would install Windows 3.1 on it and play sol.exe

    Because I'm hardcore like that.
    Reply
  • LordOfTheBoired - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    That is an awesome idea.
    If I thought it was remotely MS-DOS compatible, I might rock me some Tyrian all over the place. Maybe some Duke Nukem 2 and a dash of TIE Fighter to get me a well-rounded experience.

    ...

    Since it's almost certainly NOT what you'd call DOS-friendly, I will probably use it for internet and movies, mostly. A bit of gaming, but I'd keep my desktop as my primary game machine.

    My current laptop, which I snagged off someone else when they upgraded, is a Celeron. A YONAH Celeron. And ye olde Intel graphics chipset.
    It wasn't a very good machine when it was bought, and while using it was not actually considered a crime under the Geneva conventions once I blew away Vista Basic and installed XP, the only truly GOOD thing about it is the Autobot logo centered in the middle of the lid.
    Reply
  • RaptureHybrid - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my AMD K5 rig...
    It is getting a bit long in the tooth.
    Reply
  • ColoradoLeo76 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd one up you and play Zork. Reply
  • eflat123 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Geez, I loved me some Zork.... Reply
  • angelsarc - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a replacement for my current personal laptop. It would also be nice to check out Sandy Bridge. Reply
  • Quickdraw401 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Exactly what I'd use it for as well. Reply
  • ganeshts - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Seems like a beast.. What would I use it for?

    1. It will be a replacement for my current DTR, a 17" 1080p Core2 based 8730w

    2. A little bit of gaming on the 460M, and I can use it to play all my Blu-Ray ISOs (probably replace the DVD Super Multidrive with a Blu-Ray drive)

    3. Be the envy of all my colleagues :D

    And no, I don't need the Mafia Wars coupon.. since I don't game much :)
    Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    How do you like the 8730w?

    My father is constantly complaining to me how his 8440p is so slow when dealing with large spreadsheets. Different class of notebook, but they're in the same family.

    I don't know what he would do with a laptop like the GT680R.

    Besides, my MBP13'09 is plenty good for what I do.
    Reply
  • Ionizer86 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Yes, definitely a great laptop! Quad core Sandy bridge i7 and a GTX 460M in a 15.6" form factor? That is a lot of hardware in a not-too-big chassis! Reply
  • LeTiger - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to replace my Intel Atom, and Nvidia ION destop system... talk about a step up... (that and editing photoshop files would be made MUCH easier) Reply
  • CorsairMO - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well I don't know anything super fancy or savvy I would use it for, but since I'm obviously here on Anandtech, I would spend a lot of time pointing it to this website! Reply
  • mavrich - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    can i haz laptop? Reply
  • nismotigerwvu - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    As a graduate student, I'd likely use this slick piece of hardware to take over duties at my desk in my office. The university only doles out old hand me downs so I've got a pentium 4 based rig officially at my desk, but I more often than not use my netbook instead. This would be a huge step up, and I;d actually be able do some molecular modeling at my desk rather than shuttling data to my desktop at home for processing. Reply
  • gungan310 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Yay i get the Mafia coupon!

    I would use it to catch up with all the games i've missed over the years due to my sucky desktop :/ (Fingers crossed!)
    Reply
  • Frazzle - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

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  • Mr.One - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play COD in the middle of the ocean on my ship when we deploy later this year. Reply
  • AMDPhenomX4 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play games on the go, but then not have the laptop cook at idle. HP laptops don't like to be cool, even at low voltage. It would be an interesting new notebook, since I've never had a laptop with a dedicated GPU. Well, good luck to everyone. Reply
  • superflux - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i wonder how fast my raids will be when i play runescape on this thing. :) Reply
  • computergeek485 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to game when on breaks, it would make it so that i don't need to lug my 27" monitor and mid-tower back home for spring break just so i can play computer games. My current laptop can hardly game at all Reply
  • georgec84 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am a grad student and I'd use this sweet laptop for gaming, simulations, HD movie streaming, and world domination.

    Thanks.
    Reply
  • irishcheerioladd - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This is a pretty shnazzy laptop.. I would look awesome playing some black ops/minecraft or compiling some code >:) Reply
  • Impulse411 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would be great to replace the old laptop...and do it without giving the wife a heart attack with the price tag. :) Reply
  • alephxero - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the laptop to browse AnandTech, of course! Also, I've been looking for a beefy desktop-replacement laptop and this would certainly fit the bill. Reply
  • dlock13 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be amazing to replace my old p-7811 FX from Gateway. This thing is showing it's age so hardcore anymore.

    I would honestly be able to play any kind of game possible! :D I wantttttttttt! Oh gosh! Please oh please!

    The best part would be that I can actually hook this up to my 42" LED and it would play flawlessly and perfect! TF2 in 42 inches... Oh my gosh.
    Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    FTW! Reply
  • jmnewton - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    my Core 2 Quad is getting long in the tooth... some Sandy Bridge goodness would be awesome!
    It would be nice to get back into some PC gaming, but I'd probably use it more for everyday computing, video editing, etc.
    Reply
  • ELT0R0 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to type out my graduate thesis due at the end of summer. Yea not very exciting for me.... Reply
  • maximusjh - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to raid heroic Cataclysm bosses with my guild! Reply
  • punzada - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won I would use this to play ...basically anything and everything in my free time. I would also use it at my place of employment (helping children with disabilities interact with modern technology) as a way to show them what's 'cutting edge' and exciting. Reply
  • millak - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    this would be a great DTR for when I go traveling, can't take around a tower with me. Reply
  • ddrum2000 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'll give it to my dad, he needs a new laptop. Reply
  • allantab - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'll use this for video and photo editing Reply
  • awwwyeahhhbaby - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Id obviously play video games, but I neee a new laptop for photo editing on my side job. My current ASUS G1-S is on it's last leg, the DVD works intermittently and the NIC is losing connections randomly.

    Ive been looking into a Core i7 for a few months, and the Sandy Bridge looks like it will fit the bill for the next few years.

    Im in the military too, traveling extensively and the laptop goes where I go, my ASUS has been to Iraq, throughout Europe, US and Korea without incident.

    Relatives would inherit my current rig, it's been a good laptop.
    Reply
  • yelped - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Hopefully, with G-D's help, I'll be able to do good things with this Laptop. Reply
  • Mustang66 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it on vacation! Reply
  • mxzhonkey - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use it for general tasks and some gaming. my gaming rig has been broken for almost a year with no funds to replace it Reply
  • ussfletcher - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I have an internship coming up and I won't be able to fit my desktop into the room that I will be occupying. I am looking at a pretty boring time with my netbook. If I won this I would suddenly be catapulted into the realm of 3d gaming once again! Reply
  • Rylan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to game on the go. I study a lot for actuarial exams and I could take a break with this bad boy. Reply
  • HexiumVII - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    because this notebook sounds like it can run crysis. Reply
  • GeorgeH - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play the games my current laptop's sad little OC'd 9600M GT struggles with. Reply
  • dizizsammy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be great for editing video on the road. Reply
  • spidey81 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    would be great to tide over my gadget craving! Reply
  • spiked_mistborn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to play the backlog of games that I am building up on Steam and don't have enough time to play because of having to share the hdtv with the wife and kids. Reply
  • crazypolak - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Number crunching for school! Reply
  • aritao - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Playing! Reply
  • IceWilly - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    As most of my laptops are always plugged in and hopefully running games or HD video, this would be great! Reply
  • Davesify - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    SC2 on the run! I mean at the work office Reply
  • tspacie - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Lots of compiling and the occasional video game Reply
  • blkwolf359 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    LAN party system. No more lugging around my desktop to LAN parties. This beast is all I would need! Reply
  • Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    But seriously, as I get nearer to the end of my (second) Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, I'd use this machine to teach myself Android app development and CUDA development, both areas that are interesting to me intellectually and as potential income sources. :)

    I mean, I'd watch movies, play games, and goof off on the internet with it, too. But this would be a perfect platform for me to use to take my development as a computer programmer to the next level.
    Reply
  • hardwareguy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this as my main computer to play games and write software. Plus, MSI would have the satisfaction of replacing the G73JH made by their rival ASUS. Reply
  • Vincent - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to post in the forums. Reply
  • Pottervilla - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the new laptop for business, and give my I3 to my brother (his is currently going on 7 years old). Reply
  • aznofazns - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would definitely use it as a mobile LAN rig. My desktop is far too big/heavy to lug around. I would instead dedicate more of my desktop's CPU clocks to folding@home and just use the MSI to game. I've never owned a gaming notebook before, so this would be sweeeet. :) Reply
  • kurahk7 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would take this laptop along with my CR-48 to college so I can game as well as do hwk. Reply
  • middlehead - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won that would essentially become my primary system. It beats the hell out of the laptop I'm typing on now, and is at least as strong as my current desktop. Reply
  • TheBlackOut92 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    College coursework plus gaming of course! Put Rosetta Stone on it and study even more German on the go! Reply
  • TrackSmart - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    That's a serious laptop. It would make a seriously powerful desktop replacement for getting work done (spatial analysis and more) and have the graphics power for some game playing when I need a break. Reply
  • QuantumSlip - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play SC2 on max settings without breaking a sweat! Reply
  • kwantran - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it in addition to my desktop (obviously), but will be very useful with school/work (Industrial Design). I wouldn't need to "borrow" a school computer or go home to do work when I could pull out this monster of a laptop to work on my product designs.

    When not in use, I would also use this as a folding rig to fold proteins.

    Thanks!
    Reply
  • tno - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    want. i would finally have something other than a netbook and based on specs could lose my desktop! Reply
  • geofelt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    When travelling. Reply
  • scottfrye - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Maybe I will get lucky. It looks like a nice laptop. Reply
  • jgrapes - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    use this to make presentations in the field. Reply
  • Rekonn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my current aging laptop with this one in a second. Starcraft 2 and Crysis 2 should run really well on it. Reply
  • ccgenerals - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    would let me still game if i have to move for school. Reply
  • mindcloud - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would write an application that I would sell for $1 and then sell that app to 10 million people. Reply
  • evilaardvark - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would actually use it to replace my aging Dell 17 incher whose T7200 and GeForce 7800gs are starting to show their age. Then I could give my Dell to my future stepson who needs a laptop for his new Mindstorms! Reply
  • dantsai - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'd actually... play some games! that my macbook cannot handle Reply
  • Ventanni - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Love to win this notebook for the following reasons:

    1) Be able to game and view Anandtech.com when I go to my parent's house in Tennessee. My brother's laptop that he allows me to use is only good for playing World of Warcraft, unfortunately.

    2) Fulfill my dream of writing. I can't write on my desktop. I have to leave my place and go somewhere, order some food and a beer, and "disconnect" to be able to write.'

    3) Actually having a laptop would allow me to fulfill #1 and #2. I have a desktop, but that's it. The rest of my money goes to feeding myself.

    While I am not an avid forum poster, I am a long-time reader of Anandtech.com.
    Reply
  • joey2264 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won, I would bring my new laptop everywhere and promote Anandtech and MSI until the cows come home! Reply
  • ShanghaiDan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could use a great, portable platform for FEA magnetics and electrostatic work. I'd design all kinds of even cooler speakers and audio equipment with it. And still be productive as I traipse around Asia, bouncing between factories! Reply
  • barrusj - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace an aging thinkpad T61 Reply
  • efeman - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I wasn't able to afford a laptop for college. This will give me something to do work on outside of labs, and still gives me an option to game with friends! Reply
  • GivMe1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use as a space-heater.

    And also to play games.

    Thx
    Reply
  • sotti - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd write code and play games.

    And upgrade the ram to 8GB

    :p
    Reply
  • lonemavericks - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i am a student and no way will i be able to get such a laptop ... EVER... (no not even in the future) Reply
  • smookyolo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    That is one beastly looking laptop.

    I call dibs.
    Reply
  • vexatious - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    work :( Reply
  • jmacproi7 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop as a replacement for my aging Merom-based HP 8510p. Particularly, I would use it as an jump into normal PC gaming and better hardware for transcoding of my movie files and OrCAD simulations. Reply
  • karthikp - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Though I'll be using it for gaming. i'll also load windows 7 ultimate and use it for office as well. talk about playing games on a work laptop :-) Reply
  • letzgo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would make anything I do faster. All I have is a netbook and I am in the market for something faster. Reply
  • aikiwoce - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd love to win it! Reply
  • cottongin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...but if for some reason I won this time, I'd use my shiny new laptop to replace my trusty but aging and very under powered EeePC! Reply
  • smsmith - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for coding, and for running SMP and CUDA simulations. Reply
  • xm1nilax - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play every game known to man just cause this laptop can for the next 10 years......also as a replacement for my outdated single core 2.0ghz HP business end from 2003 Reply
  • NYHoustonman - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I can only describe the next few months as a buffet of gaming goodness for the PC crowd. At the same time, I'll be trying to (finally) finish the hell up with college.

    Screw all you other grad students, I'd use this for gaming (while waiting on simulations to finish, of course).
    Reply
  • dfield - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for my schoolwork. Got my laptop stolen a week ago, and I desperately need a laptop. Reply
  • Thandurin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for college work and to play Bad Company 2 like a boss. Reply
  • iamkyle - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Folding@home on the road? If Patrick Stewart had this laptop, he could "foldly go where noone has gone before!| Reply
  • hizzyshizzylizz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Using this system I would be able to run physical heat flow simulations for determining optimal temperatures for growing various materials for use as radiation detectors.........

    IN THE BACKGROUND WHILE PLAYING CRYSIS 2!!!!!!
    Reply
  • Thmstec - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I were to win it. I would use it as a replacement to my broken AMD Athlon64 3700+ computer I built 5 years ago. I'd use it as my daily computer, for web browsing, watching netflix, doing school work and I'd finally be able to play my favorite game series-- Battlefield again. I bought Battlefield Bad Company 2 with the hopes it would be at all playable... sadly it wasn't. But my girlfriend does let me occasionally play it on her macbook pro... not a complete waste. Hopefully I could even play BF3 when it comes out. That sure would be nice. Reply
  • lloydv - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...to play a bunch of new games that have come out/are coming out and play some games that I bought but haven't played because they didn't perform well on my current all in one PC. Reply
  • amccabe - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for freelance multimedia work and file conversion. And everything else I do on a computer :) Reply
  • light401 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would finish the program that the russian guys made me do in order to save my sister's life who is held captured somewhere in the cold russia by a very dangerous cold war survivor. They send me videos of her everyday and i need to finish the coding for them so that I can see her again. Only MSI and this overwhelming notebook have the power to accomplish that! Help me! Reply
  • wujj123456 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Gaming laptop that can run Crysis. :P It's also a decent workstation to do some real cuda programming. :P Reply
  • thirdspaced - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to edit in lightroom and play SC2. Terran rules! Reply
  • mukyuu - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would definitely use this as a replacement for my aging desktop. Sure it was pretty awesome 5-6 years ago but its definitely starting to show its age. I really need an upgrade now that Witcher 2 and Skyrim are coming out this year! Reply
  • DarkShadow - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I have a baby on the way due very soon....and I greatly need the extra space!

    I would use this to save my skin and space both in replacing my desktop/media/gaming/everything rig.

    I would put away my desktop system system setup and use this as my machine where I can get work done in any room, and game in the late hours if by chance baby is asleep and I'm not a zombie!
    Reply
  • Sgt.McRuff - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would read anandtech, xkcd... In steam overlay of course, on a couch, saying man I love Anand Lal Shimpi. Reply
  • dqniel - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    oooooo shiny Reply
  • reemul - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for gaming on the go, but probably not many _video_ games - I'm a tabletop roleplayer, and my current elderly laptop just barely manages web browsing, but can't really handle the character editor and multiple pdf rulebooks all open at the same time. It certainly won't handle background music and sound effects while doing anything else. Video games and reliable DVD for my rare overnight trips would also be awesome. Reply
  • AMDtonix - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will use it to pick up women. Reply
  • yuenj - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    playing shogun 2 total war. Reply
  • retrac1324 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Seems like a great system. I only have a desktop or netbook so a full size laptop would be great for classes/watching shows Reply
  • BrownSound - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would probably make this my moving editing station for photoshop, vegas, and also playing video games.. Reply
  • theactualchrisbrown - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would finally be able to take my gaming on the road. My current laptop drags when I open Chrome and Word simultaneously, let alone trying to load up any modern 3D games. Reply
  • jglisso3 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a gaming machine since mine just died playing rift. Reply
  • Tegeril - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play some Heroes of Newerth on the go :) Reply
  • aylak - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will give it to my brother who is still trying to play current games using yesterday's hardware! Reply
  • azdonis - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    let me win this stupid contest, so I can replace my crappy Dell desktop. Reply
  • anik.m - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for doing college work, play and enjoying media on the go. Reply
  • mageslayer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My current laptop is beyond slow. I want this for college! Reply
  • Methusela - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    as I begin my first year as a PhD student. I need a serious machine for serious studying! Reply
  • redpriest_ - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop for programming games and playing them. Reply
  • seattlesawdust - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a mobile software development lappie. Reply
  • ydc - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to read Anandtech every day! Reply
  • akifbayram - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would feel prepared to handle the power and might of BF3 in all it's (to be seen) glory. Else I would figure out a way to play with a 9800GTX (which wont be so bad...right?)! Reply
  • onggiade - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Read AnandTech of course! Reply
  • terragb - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    yes please Reply
  • gljvd - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    would love to win this Reply
  • code65536 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Play some games, and compile some code Reply
  • jgarcows - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop for playing Civ V and watching movies. The specs and screen size sound perfect. Reply
  • MikeAlt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Yes, please! This would make an excellent platform for software development and user interface design. Reply
  • VicMan3k - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it on the road for my computer business and gaming on my spare time!! Reply
  • propound - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the laptop for SC2 and videos... Reply
  • ericlo03 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I can watch "movies" and play games at the same time Reply
  • fep_coder - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Please Reply
  • projeczero - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would definitely use this as my desktop replacement and brag about it to everyone I know. Reply
  • pwloftus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Go go multi-tasking. Reply
  • Sumotku - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This will make an excellent render machine on the go. Notice I say will : ) Hopeful thinking. Reply
  • mudgiestylie - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this laptop for school, and would get to stop bogarting my parents macbook. This would be my first PC laptop, and second MSI based PC. I'd also use it to catch up on the games that I've been missing out on for the past several years, since the demons came and possessed my last PC, causing me to lose a small portion of my soul. Another reason I'd like to have a laptop like this is for volunteer work Ill be doing at a recovery group. It also wouldn't hurt to make some of my friends more than a little envious. I've never won any sort of contest since I was 10 years old or so, and could really use a change in fortune. Thank you. Reply
  • mrtatertot - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to check my e-mail at home. Reply
  • donutsupernova - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would surf internet Reply
  • Notohp - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to run Adobe CS5 suite to make movies. Reply
  • euskalzabe - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will play Portal 2 every single day, everywhere I go. Also, I'll do some university work on it :D Reply
  • Swaid - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would help keep my sanity while waiting in airports around the world during some ungodly long (overnight) layovers! That and it would replace my HP Laptop that seems to choke on HD videos. Reply
  • jeterder - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will use it to rule the computing world Reply
  • Loafers - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for school or give it to someone in need. Reply
  • Redbeard80 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    my HP Elitebook 8740w and use this! Reply
  • Tookie123 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for gaming and hd movies! Reply
  • abrar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    what i chance!
    i was looking for MSI laptops as my new one.
    Reply
  • knoxlion - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would take it on my upcoming deployment to keep me entertained. It would be easier than bringing a laptop and a tv and my xbox. Just one kick ass laptop to keep me happy. It has a ton of storage for my "backed up" movie collection and a high res screen. All I need is to plug in my headphones and drift off to someplace else. For the gaming it would be nice to not feel limited by some crappy on board graphics. CIV is cool, but I need a bit more diversity in my freetime. I have never been able to justify laying out over a $1000 for a good laptop when I already have PCs around the house. Reply
  • wogzi - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Sing it praises, tell it that it smells nice, buy it a bouquet of tulips.

    Roses are just too faux pas in this day and age.
    Reply
  • Zayce - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would read Anandtech at BLAZING speed on the go! Reply
  • Conflate - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to game on-the-go. A nice 1920x1080 screen and GTX 460M would handle 99% of games out there, and being a 15" wouldn't make it a burden to carry :p.

    I also would be editing videos, utilizing the quad core, and to watch movies on in bed.
    Reply
  • xyzhang - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will use it as my desktop replacement for
    1. Play and develop 3D games
    2. Teach graphics and animation courses.
    Reply
  • SolarBlue - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this mobile powerhouse to fire up some of the glut of grade AAA PC titles coming out this year! Portal 2, Dragon Age 2, Deus Ex 3, Old Republic and Mass Effect 3! Great time to be a PC gamer :) Reply
  • thejoelhansen - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    First off, I'd use it for all my web related work at home, school, and work. No longer would I have to wait several minutes to boot Photoshop or Illustrator! The upgraded CPU and Ram compared to my laptop would also save me considerable time running all my virtual machines, used for compatibility testing.

    Secondly, I'd use it to stomp my co-workers every friday night!
    Typically we play Killing Floor or TF2. But, having such a nice machine, I'd finally go out and buy RE5 and Crysis - games I can't play decently on my aging hardware.

    Thanks for the great gift to the gaming/ tech community - and all your great articles, of course! ;D

    Joel
    Reply
  • RutigerDufresne - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for studying and playing games my current laptop is incapable of running. The speed of this laptop would greatly improve my productivity. It would also be great to learn Windows 7. Reply
  • rayjayturbo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Nice Reply
  • ynk1121 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for gaming on the go Reply
  • jodansmif - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Oh man I'd finally be able to go to meetings with a laptop like all the cool kids instead of a notepad & pen like a huge dweeb.

    THIS LAPTOP MIGHT GET ME LAID!
    Reply
  • Elixer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would make a excellent development platform for both linux & windows. Reply
  • DancinJack1986 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this laptop for a number of things. I spend nearly all day on the computer coding/reading/gaming whatever and would love to be able to do those things somewhere else besides my desk. I'd also use this laptop as a lap-warmer during the winter. Reply
  • paigeinfull - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've actually never owned my own laptop so I'd love to win one as nice as this. To be honest my desktop is what I use for gaming so I would basically use this for everything but gaming, it would be great for a htpc Reply
  • Mau5killer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I have a DV9000, with a AMD Turion x2 clocked at 1.9 GHz, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, powered by a GeForce 7160M.

    My main desktop is a Dell Dimension, Pentium 4 with an ATi X550. I am in desperate need of a new computer. I would use it as my main computer, gaming, and otherwise.
    Reply
  • tigersty1e - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would go to coffee shops and play tactical first person shooter games with my mic and headset and call out tactics out loud and look like a fool, yelling, "cover me, i'm going for flag c....get in position and wait for my go" Reply
  • shalafi4 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    drafting and 3d modeling for my engineering homework :P Reply
  • Kenneth2011 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well, I just bought Dragon Age 2 a few days ago, and it should arrive tomorrow... I bet it would play wonderfully on this laptop. Civilization V would run with every option enabled and no lag, I think.

    Also, I know there are plenty of games out there that are fun to play when you have a comp beast enough to run it. With this thing, I think yes.
    Reply
  • ccruzan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    You think it will keep my feet as warm as my old core2duo? Reply
  • dudeofdur - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would program on it. I got to college at the university of texas at austin and am in bad need of a computer to work on as I am a computer science major without my own computer here :( Reply
  • joeballow - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I;d use it to keep my dorm room warm in winter. Reply
  • multiple3 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for three things:

    1) Visual Studio Development
    2) Virtual Machine Testing
    3) Minecraft!
    Reply
  • whenamanlies - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    A year ago I've tried swithich to a laptop for my gaming needs. Didn't go well. Found myself rebuilding a gaming desktop again.
    Prove me wrong!
    Reply
  • landerf - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this laptop I'd sell it to fund my MSI 6990 purchase. What can I say? Just once I'd like to own the top card! Reply
  • fentleson - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Game the shit out of it obviously. Reply
  • thornburg - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Keep 'em coming. Reply
  • supaazn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I Would use it for school and video editing :) Reply
  • CharonPDX - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My server-with-fancy-video card is just too noisy and power-engorging (especially with lack of sleep mode and a 10 minute boot time) to be useful now that my home office has been moved to be next to my bedroom, so it would be nice to have something both generally-more-powerful as a gaming rig as well as quieter and less power hungry. Reply
  • wut3v3rw0rks - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Steam games, HD movies, and some number crunching Reply
  • namelesshero - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Anand can we atleast have the giveaway for game coupons/downloads for international audience as well? :) Maybe you can have a giveaway for Dragon Age 2/ Crysis 2/ Deus Ex3 :D

    And i know i'm not eligible but i am planning to buy something like this for my brother who's gonna enter college in July.. :D So that's what i would use this for :) Gud luck everyone.. :D
    Reply
  • vyduong - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    What else to use this for but WOW. Reply
  • SmCaudata - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Looks to be a great desktop replacement. Gaming on the go would be my use. I guess some productivity as well. Reply
  • worthless - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace this laptop that I've been afraid to game on for years, due to the faulty nvidia chip it has in it. Now that the settlement is finally coming, the laptop is pretty much obsolete. Reply
  • Lobsterkiller - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    what would i do with this little beautiful beast if i won it? hmmmm, make a video of me cooking lobster? well, of course it was a joke.

    It would be a replacement to my 5 years old Toshiba laptop, and i would play some games with it while i am in school. (gosh, i can finally stay in school a little longer and not rushing home to play game on my desktop). Plus, no more lags and waits while the system is running AutoCad, matlab, etc. But most importantly, i can visit Anandtech first thing in the morning without the 5 minutes boot time. *_-

    Please let me adopt it!!
    Reply
  • axu539 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the computer to play all 15 of the games I bought but haven't yet played (various online sales). Reply
  • roland01 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for my Solidworks class ;P Reply
  • Homelessboy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This laptop would be great for my new job since I'm graduating in three months and I desperately need a laptop to work on the go. Reply
  • njsss - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'll use it to do my program, watch movie, and game! Reply
  • MorsSmores - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to introduce my baby girl to gaming..... and heat the house..... and weight train with Reply
  • jepsr - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this beast to play my next round of solitare!!! jepsr Reply
  • Bolas - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play Starcraft II and League of Legends while I travel. I would download 178 steam games to the huge hard drives so that I would always have something new to play if I wanted a break from my favorites. Reply
  • tzhu07 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    As a web developer, I'd use it to show clients my work on the go. Reply
  • bkiserx7 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Some mobile COD BO, some mafia, some SC2, and some video encoding :) Bonus I'd get to dedicate my desktop to 24/7 folding :) Reply
  • p3p3507 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play games. Where? EVERYWHERE! Reply
  • br123 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to replace my current laptop and be able to play COD! Reply
  • jadormdrache - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    New Duke Nukem! Reply
  • doiron - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to write papers, obviously. Reply
  • lavaheadache - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to initiate my fight against cyber bullying, scouring facebook posts and youtube in the everlasting search of internet persecution Reply
  • Exodus220 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be used to replace my Eee PC netbook. I love the little machine but the tiny screen is killing my eyes and I cannot play any games except for those on Facebook. Reply
  • th5418 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play starcraft2 everywhere! Reply
  • pie36 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my current laptop so i can game with better than integrated graphics Reply
  • chauncythedog - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    1080p on the run video encoding for my new film Reply
  • rlink - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    would make for a great desktop replacement! Reply
  • 3ffigy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play solitaire and casually browse AOL news feeds. Reply
  • alco23 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would fit the bill perfectly! Reply
  • AznAnarchy99 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Going to use it to type essays WOOO Reply
  • Anigma - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge everywhere! Reply
  • ss911der - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could use this to work hard and play harder. Reply
  • steeeb - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my dying dell with something respectable. Reply
  • rpedroso - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm a student whose laptop stopped being portable (buggy mobo), so I'd use it for a variety of purposes (note-taking, paper-writing, lecture recording, writing software, video-editing, etc). Reply
  • Razvy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would LOVE to have a laptop to use at work! I work overnights at a convenience store so it can get pretty dull sometimes... Games, movies, music, the possibilities are endless! Reply
  • Bearocalypse - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play SWTOR when it comes out! Reply
  • ninjackn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Lots and lots of starcraft 2.... everywhere. Reply
  • wakatipu - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would do Photoshop post-processing. Reply
  • sun0rc - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This is a great looking laptop. How would I use it? It would probably become the only machine I worked on, since the rest of my hardware is getting outdated. I've always liked MSI notebooks, they deserve a lot more respect than they get. I'd show it off to everyone I know and demonstrate that MSI isn't just some budget, cheap laptop maker - they make good, quality hardware. Reply
  • edshin95 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my aging netbook! Reply
  • fhornmikey - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Use it to play Starcraft 2 and hook up to my HDTV in the bedroom to view my media collection. Reply
  • allmuscle50 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to:

    1. Replace my old school Pentium desktop that takes an hour to boot.

    2. Play all the new games that require a best laptop like this with gtx460.

    3. Use it for school and adobe.

    HOPE I WIN!
    Reply
  • vlee - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as an HTPC and a powerful portable for travel. Reply
  • mattspeer01 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Hope I win...had to give up my Dell laptop for my wife's business. Reply
  • DanK2340 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won, I would replace my Dell Inspiron 9300 from 2005 with it. It would definitely be useful when I start my PhD in the fall working on exergaming research.

    Doesn't hurt that it would play Crysis 2 (maybe?!) either ;)
    Reply
  • sincx - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I never won anything before. This would be an awesome upgrade to my aging Santa Rosa laptop. Reply
  • jwinbolt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Needing a new laptop for my fiance for her school work. Tax returns were nonexistent this year. Reply
  • AiponGkooja - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would compliment my desktop + ipod touch for all stationary and mobile computing needs for school and for distracting myself during school!

    Angry Birds class might turn into Mafia II class! \o/

    -Aip
    Reply
  • Flaunt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    GAMING
    3d Graphics design and Modeling
    Application design for Android
    REPLACEMENT FOR CURRENT LAPTOP!
    Reply
  • jigglywiggly - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am a true warrior.
    I Play teh CSS on the go, and all true warriors need the right equipment. Since true warriors pwn at all times, I need teh right equipment to be a true warrir while on the go.

    My true warrior laptop from 2001 deserves a grave, Inspiron 8100 P3 laptop.
    Reply
  • appliance5000 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    With this hulking take-no-prisoners - beast of bourbon I would kick serious butt and I wouldn't even take names - no sir, not one name.

    Unlike so many of the glib comments here, this one is true and heartfelt - not one name my friends - nada - zip.
    Reply
  • mhins - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Great..... notebook, i use it for my work, wacth dvd, and play game especially for my little brothe, he will always be happy than playing on my old pc....... Reply
  • FourthLiver - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play TF2, do my homework, and IM at the same time. My current machine chops a bit when i do that. Reply
  • angavar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd give it to my brother to help with his study at university this year. :) Reply
  • oj_n - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    +1 Reply
  • stealer85 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I need it to play Shogun Total War 2! Reply
  • vailr - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...either: write a novel or a textbook.
    Looks to be a desktop replacement!
    Reply
  • icrf - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Starcraft 2, Portal 2 (eventually), and Visual Studio and SQL Server development Reply
  • jclay - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to apply the awesomesauce to my toast every morning! Reply
  • vile4ever - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would update my Facebook about where I bought coffee, tweet pictures of food I'm eating, and forward as many chain emails as possible. Reply
  • jimmy_legs - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to play games in my living room finally Reply
  • enneract - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    As my second box for EQ2! Reply
  • pattycake0147 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would replace my five year old laptop that is currently falling apart. Reply
  • slyck - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm in. Reply
  • Plyro109 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd like my girlfriend to have a laptop that can game so she can play games with me. :3 Reply
  • Arkuatic - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Me Reply
  • paulafini - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my Vostro 1500 ( which has a fried GPU ) that I use for gaming *cough* and everyday computing use. Reply
  • armando812 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My old laptop broke. Reply
  • thehungryhippo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    if i won, I'd go to school with it. Go to the library, turn up the sound and start playing some bad company 2. Reply
  • deject - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would totally use this to game on the go, at LAN parties and everything. Reply
  • McGixxer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I have a SB desktop and love it! Id love to update my laptop with this beast! Reply
  • teamjacob47 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to solve physics and win at everything forever. Reply
  • bplewis24 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Winning. Reply
  • squidsauce - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd write an OpenCL "Bi-Winning Validator" application and run it on the laptop so that I can validate whether something is bi-winning or not. For example I could take a picture of Charlie Sheen, input it into the application and it will tell me that it is bi-winning.

    ~ # ./bi-winning CharlieSheen.jpg
    yes
    ~ # ./bi-winning never_gonna_let_you_go-RickAstley.mp3
    fail
    Reply
  • Elliott92649 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will conquer the world wherever I go! (maniacal laughing) Reply
  • Obsy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Holy crap! I would use this to browse AnandTech, play games, develop software, and mow the lawn! Reply
  • gokdog - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am a student, so I would most definately be using it for school, I am working on a MS in GIS and would love to use this with my Manifest software, which takes advantage of the Cuda processor on the Vid card, lol would be crazy good.

    Would try and sneak in some WoW as well, hey you gotta have some fun too!
    Reply
  • Xeeros - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It's been years since I have had a new PC to use that is my own I've sort of just been using and borrowing since my desktop reached it's limit and got ruined in a move. I am actually desperate for a PC again but my car keeps sucking the money out of my pocket. I would play all the games I have sitting ... waiting. I used to be able to play my games on my friends PC but he sold it and now I have nothing to run them on StarCraft 2, Total War, Crysis, Metro 2033, Civ 5 oh god I want to play Civ he sold it a day before Civ came out and well yeah no Civ for me yet. I have been questioning if it's feasible to get a netbook to do it. PLEASE PICK ME. Would it help if I say I am also probably losing my job to store closing this week. Reply
  • drewstylz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd think about all the SC2 I could play!

    and then I'd give this to my lil bro. cuz his laptop sucks =\
    Reply
  • MLS - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play Starcraft 2 on it, use it for coding, take it to coffee shops and bask in nerd jealousy, and try a LAN party since I've never had a lightweight gaming computer I was willing to lug to one. Reply
  • driscoll42 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be fantastic for me to use while away from my desktop on road trips! Reply
  • Captkenrea - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to help me at college. Reply
  • diavetinh - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would replace my 2 laptops + iPad with this machine.
    Good luck everyone
    Reply
  • loeakaodas - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to actually play some games when I'm at school, something my current laptop can't do. Reply
  • flce - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Just using it for gaming and development Reply
  • Defacil - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would replace my school laptop quite nicely. I'm an aspiring game designer currently at the Guildhall. Reply
  • AznSensation - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I want to play Starcraft II in ultra settings with this beast Reply
  • DMisner - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Folding@Home

    I'd set the CPU to run SMP on three cores and leave one core open for the GPU considering I'd be using that nvidia card for Folding as well.

    Of course this is only when I'm at home. I'd need proper cooling too, hah.
    Reply
  • debaser453 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to my mom. Reply
  • taskmaster76 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this as a replacement for my ASUS laptop. Reply
  • rraman.ca - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this to sit at a Starbucks all day and game! (when not interrupted by people coming over to check it out) Reply
  • Antibios - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    what job? Reply
  • asoiaf7 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Use it for games, movies, internet and to help keep me warm. Reply
  • ant1pathy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would take to work to do homework on, and it would be nice to have around the house. Network storage and a desktop make something like this awesome to have in addition. Reply
  • GokieKS - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Play StarCraft 2, probably. Reply
  • brollo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Here goes to hoping to replace that 7 year old VAIO Z1RA! Reply
  • ThePoliteGuy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I would win this laptop then I would start writing poem on it that rhyme in syntactically correct strict-Java language without a pause on any curly bracket... Literally! I already have a few 1000-liners that are coming out of my mouth, when I imagine that this laptop could be sitting in my warm lap. Reply
  • CheesePoofs - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this laptop to aid in the design and analysis of parts and systems for the Formula SAE I work on with my school's design team. A portable, powerful platform that could run analysis in less than 24-hours would be incredibly helpful. Reply
  • Kaboose - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to do my CAD processing as currently i am stuck waiting for about an hour and a half on my Dual core desktop. As an engineering student i cant really afford a new computer so it would go for my studies. Reply
  • toyota - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    so I can finally play some games and watch movies away from home. Reply
  • Gibson12345 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would buy my first PC game of 2011! Reply
  • littvay - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd love to use this thing, mainly for scientific work, running stats and a bit of photo-editing since I just got a nice DSLR :) Reply
  • Lazlo Panaflex - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play Crysis 2! Plus I'd loan it to my wife from time to time... ;-) Reply
  • Wilberwind - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    MSI rocks!!! This is what I want to receive on my college graduation day!!! Reply
  • vrsnake - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this notebook to give me eeePC terminal envy! Reply
  • Evil_Spork - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would finally have a way to truly play Starcraft II!
    I don't have a decent place put, nor can I afford a desktop, so I struggle on this extremely hot, underpowered laptop.
    Being able to watch full screen flash videos at my work lunch break, then go home and play Starcraft II on something besides "low" would be amazing!
    Reply
  • ZixacunX - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My old laptop is starting to lag playing new games.... time for a free upgrade? :D Reply
  • dsyndri - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to my son to use for school (and gaming) so he would stop using my PC :) Reply
  • Ammaross - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Hope you haven't become bored reading all the comments so far :)

    I'm a fairly busy IT Admin, so I likely wouldn't put the nVidia card to much gaming use, however, I do have some tricky things this rig could be used for.

    First: for demonstration purposes. I tend to showcase several technologies, and have had to do so on cheap Gateway hardware due to personal budget constraints. Letting lose a Windows 7-host VMWare Server install would be step 1 (ESXi requires server-grade components, and Xen would require a Linux host, which wouldn't be ideal). This will allow me to do plenty of work, be it a server config test, compilation environment (yes, I program too), web development (here's the Linux), or some system recovery (P2V usually). I do work for a few non-profit healthcare organizations as well as the local branch of the YWCA, so budget for this kind of rig would be out of the question just for me to tote around.

    Unfortunately, I can't claim I'll be doing life-saving research, or programming a CUDA-based number cruncher, and definately not playing Crysis 2 on it, but I can guarantee the 8GB of RAM won't be enough. The RAID0 will be backed up. And, the thermal grease will definitely get burnt in. Oh, and Anand can run the benches on it first, if he hasn't already. :)
    Reply
  • yuver1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for hw, gaming in spare time Reply
  • smellyfungus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would dance if i want to. i would leave my friends behind. then i would crush people at nexus wars. Reply
  • mjlamott - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this for a desktop replacement at my business, and it would own. Reply
  • ku - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would take it with me to law school and either neglect it completely or love it and fail out of school, leaving myself with massive debt with no degree. Reply
  • darkjedi007 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    to watch so much HD porn in 3D the harddrive melts Reply
  • z4r0sp4c3 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for gaming, of course. With a machine that powerful, who wouldn't waste a few hours on killing zombies? :) And I'd use it a way to offload CPU-intensive work from my Mac mini. Converting HD movies on this thing would be a snap. The best part would be running Mathematica kernels on it... I can barely dream of that much power dedicated to solving my differential equations! :) Reply
  • SilasMonroe - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd take it on these long deployments we keep getting sent on and play FO:NV, DA:O, DA2. I'm a huge rpg fan and being underway with this baby would be worth it!!! It would replace my 5yr old Alienware which is on it's last legs. Reply
  • Misterbear - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this notebook, I'd set it up as a multiboot system to run older 3d rendering and vector drawing programs, and use the textures in my newer programs for virtual world building. It would also be a nice system for multitasking Skype for online conferencing, MS Word for working on narrative and story line, and simultaneously being inworld. I could do it all from the beach or a coffee shop, and leave home some really cumbersome desktop systems. Reply
  • Tdain191 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would replace my, 4 year old Alienware m5750, a much needed upgrade. Reply
  • anindrew - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop as a powerful desktop alternative. I could play all of my games on it. Perhaps hook it up to my 24" LCD at home. Or sit on my butt where ever I wish and play. I would use it as an audio workstation to record voice overs and guitar. Plus, being a laptop, it would be easy to get it close to the audio source. I'd also use it to play movies and TV shows on a nice HDTV. Reply
  • LuiVX - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Looks nice. I do want this laptop very much. Reply
  • ppod - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    should run Eclipse well Reply
  • 0Jojo0 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would bring this to Deployment and Frag my competition to shame!!! Reply
  • mrmike_1949 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to cruise the internet - Reallllyy FAST Reply
  • Bob-o - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would be able to run emacs really fast. Reply
  • chicosayans - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Yeah, my laptop's stolen. This is one "big chunk of serious business" replacement. Reply
  • lazydc - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'd use it to manage my stock portfolio and play starcraft 2 all day. Reply
  • nitrousoxide - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Not a US Resident :( Reply
  • KVPrince - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    First and foremost I'd use the webcam to document the destruction of the horrible pavilion laptop I have now. Reply
  • NarfZot - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Play Dragon Age 1 and 2 and all my other games from the comfort of my lazzyboy in my living room instead of playing in my littlel office. This notebook can do it all. Ha I have actually been looking at getting one of these. Maybe I won't have to buy one now. I can dream. Reply
  • LynkDead - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will soon be joining the military. Having this beast of a laptop would make all of my inevitable moving around a LOT easier (not having to lug desktop hardware around). Being mobile while also having the ability to play all the latest games would be amazing. Reply
  • jarodking - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...for my early 2005 model PowerBook G4. (True story, I'm posting the comment from it right now.) Reply
  • Assimilator87 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I got this laptop, I'd Fold on it so hard it would implode into a black hole. Reply
  • cj100570 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my laptop that died on me last week. Reply
  • Buckwild - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Too late for the Mafia coupon. Fingers crossed for the laptop!! Reply
  • FluffyTapeworm - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    minecraft Reply
  • Tator Tot - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop for my school work, my work as a reviewer, my editorial work, my actual paid work, and just about everything.

    Right now I'm living in a small place, so a laptop is perfect for me needs.
    Reply
  • churchgeek - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the laptop to crunch numbers during meetings and view HD videos at production meetings. Reply
  • ggathagan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would game non-stop. Reply
  • nmillerrider - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for school when I start law school in the fall. Until then, movies and video games Reply
  • paradoxical - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Nice laptop! I'd use it for gaming at friends and relatives, notes for schoolwork, and general web perusar-y! Reply
  • gpdizzle - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...open >20 tabs in my browser. Reply
  • fangx03 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This one looks so like Asus G53 series. Reply
  • optarix12 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to run OrCAD, write code, and play Crysis on the go, it stomps the heck out of my 6 year old notebook!! Reply
  • ssddaydream - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I know I would have trouble using the machine to its full capacity. It sure would be great to have the kind of headroom that computer can provide on occasion! Reply
  • anactoraaron - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    A desktop replacement powerhouse like this would be used for photo editing in Photoshop and picture ordering software for finished orders... yeah sad, but I would actually do WORK on a machine like this. With the occasional gaming done when I have some downtime. Reply
  • etamin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this to:

    1. photoshop and multitask more efficiently

    2. play Crysis among other graphically demanding games that I've accumulated but can't play on high settings
    Reply
  • etamin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    btw, is this board B3 stepping? Reply
  • FS - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    will use it for video games, HD video encoding and the regular pc tasks etc. Reply
  • karlitobrigante - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to play Black Ops and maybe do some work ;) Reply
  • jlafount - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    To play some FPS games Reply
  • crane_critter - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Swell replacement for my 3 year old laptop! Reply
  • zoku88 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    The first thing I would do is wipe Windows and put Gentoo Linux on it.

    I would then install wine, Steam and Civ V.

    I would finally be able to play Civ V in one workspace while doing other things in another workspace like browsing.

    My poor current system with only 2GB of RAM is hardly up to that task.

    I would also postpone my plans to get a desktop, since this would pretty much do the job.
    Reply
  • Darkkazul - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to work on my job applications and a replacement for my current old school dell laptop... Reply
  • eggrolls - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    win Reply
  • gbrayut - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my desktop and do all my Coding, Video Processing, and WP7 App Development without every leaving my bed! Very nice! Reply
  • SARS - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the Microstar International GT680R as a desktop replacement to replace the Asus G71GX-A1 DTR that died on me last weekend. Asus should just rename that damn thing the "Mobile Chernobyl" as it was literally in the process of melting down. The plastic panels on the underside of the laptop nearest the exhaust ports have warped so much that they barely even fit anymore!

    Republic of Gamers? Yeah, right... the only game that is going to be played on that thing any more is tic-tac-toe with dry-erase markers!

    Anyways, I'm now stuck using a P4 2.8B desktop that can't even play 1080p video at 24fps without dropping frames.

    Thanks for nothing Asus.
    Reply
  • BigB72 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my Inspiron 8300 that is sitting in my basement in many pieces because I am trying to replace the DC jack on my own. Also use for editing HD video and I have alot of my 3 kids I would like to edit. Send it my way. Thanks Reply
  • uzun - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would run Adobe Premiere CS5 on my notebook! Reply
  • johndoe74 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play Crysis 2!!! Reply
  • berniesiao - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This is needed to prep for BF3 Reply
  • yakuza78 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would just do everything with it, time to replace my desktop i think :) Reply
  • sigmatau - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...throw out my desktop and use this for everything.

    Ok, ok, not exactly, I would give away my desktop.
    Reply
  • SoulShadow - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my aging Inspiron 6400, and my dead xps m1210. They served for 4 years and I'd hope this laptop would do the same. As a college student I would use it to take notes on for class and in my spare time fire up a game via Steam and play. It's got enough horsepower for me to play any game on high settings currently and medium in the future and enough storage for all my movies and videos. Basically it would just become my one-stop shop for everything I need to do with school and personal and work. :) Reply
  • GTK - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I visit Aanadtech daily. I always appreciate your articles. Keep up the good work! Reply
  • santgeek - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would use it for Gaming. Reply
  • o0Loco0o - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd sell my desktop and replace it with this laptop. I'd use the money to buy something fun for the kids, like a trampoline or something for outdoors. =) Reply
  • Samus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my 10 year old IBM Thinkpad x40 so people would stop asking me if I have a pager and dial up internet when seen in public... Reply
  • jonathan.mnt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'd more than likely use it as hardware for entertainment and a means to complete school work. i'm a working professional going back to school and that piece of hardware is really more than i need. given enough time, i may pick up another mmorpg. in all honesty, i'd feel like i wasn't doing that machine justice by just typing out papers for my psych class. i suppose like the rest of the people posting, i want that beast of a machine for the glory that it is. Reply
  • cyj - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would be a great mobile counterpart to my stock trading workhorse i7 desktop. Reply
  • racerx_is_alive - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd be able to start using my laptop in less than 5 minutes after powering it on. Reply
  • chief-stinky - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd like to try my hand at Portal 2. Reply
  • edochang - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Will use it for its design as a power desktop pc replacement. Reply
  • Tyler_Durden - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to ignore my familial obligations. Reply
  • Dominicthediscrete - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my ancient Toshiba laptop with it and live the dream of being able to procrastinate from writing my own (last ditch effort) fantasy novel with Dragon Age II instead of just Minesweeper and online Go... well OK I really suck at Go anyway to be honest. Reply
  • Twirrim - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    As a highly experienced medic this laptop would enable me to outperform every other medic in the war zone. With such highly advanced technology at my finger tips, my every step would be more perfectly co-ordinated, following my fellow soldiers as they plunge into battle. All except for that pesky covert-ops person,but lets be honest, know one knows what the heck he's doing. Such technology is crucial to defeating those pesky Reds once and for all, and seeing the triumph of the Red's team of fearless pyromaniacs and heavy weapons guys.

    Alternatively, I'll be gaming with it, and mostly likely using it to fix systems at work remotely as part of the joys of 24x7x365 on-call duty.
    Reply
  • Si1veR - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this as my primary computer and play all the newest games. Reply
  • CaptainIrv - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well, a little (LOT OF) Folding@Home, for one. Movies, a LOT of surfing, and, particularly, my nifty navigation program that connects with our on-board AIS (Automated Identification System) to show all the boats/ships around us. Oh, and a little X-Plane, and H.A.W.X. Reply
  • keitaro - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Going to be out of state for some months soon. I can't simply take my desktop rig with me. Having this laptop with me would mean I can continue gaming when I can. Reply
  • foxlinked - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play farmville 24/7. Reply
  • ZoSo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This system would be great for photo showing/editing, especially to give clients some instant results on a mobile shoot. Being I'm just starting the business, hopefully this would give me a little edge over the competition.
    And of course it would be used for gaming in between.
    Reply
  • registerforcontest - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    hmm id use it for schoolwork in uni Reply
  • randomw - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Actually be able to new games would be nice. Reply
  • enderevich - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop as media center and gaming machine for my new HDTV. Reply
  • manny714 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am currently on this old Windows XP LGA755 Mobo running Intel Core 2 Duo (integrated Graphics Card). I was going to build a decent computer but a family emergency arose just when I received my Tax Return Money. We are a family of five so to spend $500.00+ on a computer is impossible. I remember the last game I played was The Elderscrolls: Morrowind back in 2003 and that's as far as great graphics I've ever played. I am so looking forward to The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and this computer should be more than enough to play that game. All in all, I wish you all the best and may whoever win this beauty, may cherish the love and comment at least! Reply
  • metalarmored - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Long time lurker on anand, and I'm glad you guys are doing this giveaway! If I won the laptop, I would use it to play starcraft 2 and the upcoming battlefield 3. Reply
  • Jakub77 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to play TF2/WoW/ other daily uses. Reply
  • eweber - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'd use it to work! (erhm... and play...) Reply
  • eezip - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it so that I could get work done when I'm not in my office. A nice beefy laptop like that is what I really need for my job.

    And I might also install Chrome OS on it. You know, just to make sure it meets the minimum system requirements! :)
    Reply
  • Garipeto - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this as a replacement to my current laptop and desktop which are both pretty sorely dated. I already use my laptop for basically everything (web surfing, watching movies/tv, word processing, and image editing), while the desktop is just a glorified jukebox.. so this would be an amazing upgrade for me! It would be great to finally be able to play some games without everything on the lowest possible settings and scraping by on minimum requirements. Reply
  • hallmarkt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I love my Macs but this looks like a pretty sweet laptop. CS Source has, ahem, lerp issues on Mac, so this would *definitely* help! Reply
  • Tigerwraith - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop like I would any other computer... Use it to talk to friends... Play games on it, and read Anandtech.com and what ever else I feel like doing with it. Reply
  • antiocles - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    3 year old daughter got my work machine yesterday. Milk, play-doh sharpie, down the staris. . . it was brutal. :-( Reply
  • aeiopossum - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Replacing my four year old lappy, oh yeah. He crunches hard on 4GB Photoshop files, and has started sounding louder than the dishwasher under load. WSHZZZZZZ. Reply
  • DJDave404 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If i am chosen that is. it would be Put to good use.

    Thanks
    Reply
  • MadGoat1979 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would be able to have my gaming laptop back! My girls laptop died and now my g50vt became her school laptop. I could just let her have it (since she games anyway and could sure use it) and i could have my own again! :-D Reply
  • xjyang - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to impress my friends and DESTROY MY ENEMIES Reply
  • titoafric - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    cha ching Reply
  • je1234 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use it to play all the newest games. Reply
  • rbkool - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Wow! Game on! such a wonderful thingy... Reply
  • pingpongboss - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    give it to the gf Reply
  • SirKronan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Cool. Thanks, Anand and MSI! Nice looking notebook. Reply
  • baboo867 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this laptop for some great gaming on the go ! :D Reply
  • RLBaird - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Her laptop is finely going and with this I thing I could start to make a gamer out of her! Reply
  • TwoCakes - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    1) replace my aging Dell 700m
    2) actually PLAY StarCraft 2 instead of watching replay/commentaries online
    3) use it for medical school, instead of my 700m which can't always handle the school software
    Reply
  • edteneyck - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for 3D modeling applications (3d Max, Bryce) as well as for my mobile audio workstation for synth sound design, recording, and live performance (could benefit from the USB 3.0). Also creating & maintaining websites. Oh yeah, and a few games! Reply
  • Neoj1n - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will use this beast as the heart of my DAW studio setup, as well as bringing it with me on my travels. :] Reply
  • kevin.beister - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for playing games and watching movies at work. Reply
  • bain - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use it as a replacement for my 9 year old desktop and stop bugging my wife that need an upgrade! Reply
  • fobis - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for gaming as well as research/design work. Reply
  • 15th Warlock - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to play the latest games and watch movies :) Reply
  • alphaod - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Looks like a kick ass machine. Reply
  • chrisprcr - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play games and watch videos. Reply
  • MGSsancho - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    sine my last beast died (vaio pcg-7d2l pentium M :D) i would use this for school. this machine would make running the virtual machines i use for college much easier lol Reply
  • okko321 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Very nice laptop Reply
  • bousouneko - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    love the high-res screen Reply
  • CrispySilicon - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would brings the power of anti-boredom with me wherever I go. Also known as the internet. Reply
  • kenmok1114 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would like to play StarCraft 2 If i got this machine! Reply
  • leviathaan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would love a new laptop :) Reply
  • perfectstranger - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to do my programming assignments instead of this slow crappy netbook I have! Reply
  • t3chNlX - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to enable me to mobilize my android development. No more being chained to a desk! Reply
  • quantumsquid - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    use it to crush the life out of my friend's cr-48.

    that, and minecraft.
    Reply
  • QuothTheRaven - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd have a laptop powerful enough to play Starcraft 2 at LAN parties! And I'd use it daily for word processing on Google Docs :p Reply
  • Pitabred - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd love to use it for some of the PhysX effects that I'm missing out on in some games like Batman:AA. I've only got ATI graphics cards in my machines, and a gaming beast like this would help make me less jealous of my friends. Reply
  • alphaod - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I think my comment was just deleted. Hope this isn't a double entry. =\ Reply
  • fivestars5 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    games and videos, thx :D Reply
  • bijeshn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    submitted! Reply
  • exspider64 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My laptop got stolen, so it would be nice to have a laptop I can take when I travel again. I would use it for everything . Reply
  • SAMSAMHA - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    awesome, hopefully I would ever be so lucky. Reply
  • machoboy6 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'll be using it for diablo 3! Reply
  • caartist - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would use to power my budding design career. I could crunch through renders in no time, leaving me free to game a bit more. Reply
  • HungrySpirit - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will use the MSI notebook for everything that a computer is made for - gaming, movies, music, school work, surf etc. (and maybe fold too). Reply
  • paulgj - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would go to Starbucks and show off! Reply
  • nevergrownup - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for my new development and gaming laptop. Reply
  • taserbro - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I reckon that replacing my current piece of junk with this would be a much welcomed surprise. Reply
  • Rayb - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I think this could replace my desktop easily, nooott!!!! Reply
  • crun - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to replace my old one. Reply
  • kfisher - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Gaming of course! Reply
  • oakenstaat - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for multimedia editing, WoW, and not being chained to my desktop all the time. I would not use it for doing homework (graduating college holds no greater joy than this). I'm pretty sure my runt of a netbook would bluescreen in fear of the shadow of this laptop. Reply
  • DrEnviro - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Looks like a great environmental modeling laptop. Reply
  • Royal Tee - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I need to find this so called sandybridge and cross it.
    Is there a Toll?
    or Will it be demolished by a Bulldozer?

    Hello, Earth?

    :)
    Reply
  • Mday - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play video games. Reply
  • 63jax - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    only US, cry, cry Reply
  • Nerfpaladins - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Probably use it for gaming. I used to make/upgrade my computer, but after working full time, and growing old..I don't have the mindset for it anymore, lol. I wait for hot deals--i.e buy a dell system, and swap the video card. PC is growing old..and no more hot deals=[

    Now this would be a hot deal if I got this since it would be freeeeeeee =D! of course, I guess I would have to pay taxes, so technically not free =[.
    Reply
  • SSSnail - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd take this machine to Starbucks, and flop it right down in the middle of a Mac users congregation and casually chat up people. Once I do that, I'll just casually make a loose analogy between cars and computers, comparing the Macs to Priuses and this laptop to a Ferrari. Then I'd show them.

    I do it for the lulz.

    That's exactly what I'll do.
    Reply
  • tfranzese - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for obsessively checking tech and sports news, watch Netflix, and I suppose work. Hopefully it could make doing the latter quicker for more of the former. Reply
  • Boogaloo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My old pentium M 1.5 GHz laptop just recently began refusing to charge, so I would replace that. ugh Reply
  • mwmorph - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop for deployment since there is usually so much down time. It would a good upgrade for my current laptop and that way i could give my current one to a friend who usually wouldn't be able to afford a gaming laptop and while away time playing pc games. Reply
  • matthew.kowal - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will be attending graduate school in the fall and need something more reliable than my Dell M1330. The laptop has experienced some heat related issues and a general performance malaise as my processing needs become more demanding. Recently , the M1330 passed out the 3 year warranty period and I've got a sense it's about time to invest in some new technology. In the studio, at home, on the road... this system would be a major boon. Reply
  • junkiefp - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a serious cat warmer/ chilling spot. Reply
  • Stas - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would CL it and spend money on hookers and blow. Reply
  • BM2KTom - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Gaming on the go, is there really any other option. Reply
  • NomNomzzz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Two words: LAN Party. Lugging around a mid-ATX case is no fun and I always have to steal my friends second monitor because I'm not lugging around a tower and a monitor. COD, LoL, SCII, movies, anything else I would want to do this thing would be AMAZING!! Might even take over the desktop's role Reply
  • airs - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    give pls? Reply
  • stm1185 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I think id use it for a desktop replacement. If it can out muscle my 2 year old phenom tower. Which chances are it does! Reply
  • Rzach - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to work with the UDK kit while I am taking lunch at work. I would also use it for some moderate gaming, web browsing, and watching movies when not at home. I am pretty sure this machine will also unlock my latent super powers and enable me to begin my master plan. I would work on my writing from the comfort of the living room. I would listen to music and share new bands with friends I am visiting. I would stare at the laptop for hours on end dreaming of world domination. I would edit some videos of my friends into a youtube clip on this laptop. I would replace my 7+ year old laptop with this one happily. I would use the laptop to travel through the eighth dimension thus bringing an end to all carbon based life. I would use it to contribute to the folding@home project. Finally I would eventually pass it on to a friend who could use it once it becomes an obsolete piece of hardware. Reply
  • secretmanofagent - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would have a computer that I could actually play Portal 2 on. I needs me some sweet sweet cake. Reply
  • nowayout99 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd love to use this laptop to edit some home movies and other random videos, as well at watch HD videos. Sounds like a great desktop replacement to do just that while on the road. Reply
  • Speedypenguin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This laptop would be awesome for playing RIFT. Reply
  • 5lay3r666 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my desktop which is an AMD Athlon X2 4600+ based system which i use for gaming XD Reply
  • 5lay3r666 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    actually I cant enter Im not in USA :( Reply
  • duploxxx - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Now the rules. This contest is unfortunately only available to US residents in one of the 50 states. I realize that AnandTech is an international site and I do highly value all of our readers, unfortunately extending the contest rules outside of the US is a bit more than we're able to reliably handle today. That's not to say that we won't at some point in the future, we just have little experience doing such things and don't want to get burned early on

    you can post this once or twice but a 10th time this gets boring and anoying. There is nothing against a WW contest, just have to take care of the taxes that's all.
    Reply
  • descendency - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I never win anything, so I am probably just wasting my time, but I'll try anyways. Reply
  • Apocy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to find the last PI digit :) Reply
  • headbox - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I win this, I'll sell my MacBook Pro! Reply
  • EndlessChris - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would love to start LAN'ing again, this would be just the thing! Reply
  • jwaight - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for gaming, movies, and keeping me awake on the nights working overtime. Reply
  • LordSojar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Another contest with a very nice prize. Kudos Anand!

    As for what I'd use the system for... what wouldn't I use a Sandy Bridge notebook with a GTX 460M chip in it for? If you want a specific, well, then most likely use it for playing SC2 and BC2 on the go! I could use a new laptop in all honesty, lol.
    Reply
  • get2dachoppa - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well I've been playing first person shooters for years and years. Duke nukem, quake 1 rocket wars, you name it, i've been a pretty religious shooter player. Money's extremely tight, been saving to go back to school. car payements an the like, i just dont have the cash to spare to buy a new rig. i love looking up whats new in the tech world, and drool at custom pc outlets where i custom make rigs that i dream of.

    I've always lurked around anandtech, reading reviews of new stuff, and checking out bang for the buck graphics cards and to see whats new.

    my current pc is a amd athlon x2 4400, with a 8800gt. Its been upgraded many times, but its to the point where if i spend money i need to drop a grip to get a new mobo cpu ram and graphics card, which what i want would be around 600 bucks.

    i can no longer run my beloved shooters smooth enough to dominate like i used to. I'm a big CoD fan and cant play the new once since my PC sucks. Running 18-25 frames just doesn't cut it. Id love to use this laptop to get back into competitive gaming, and go to lan parties like i used to and wreck people's faces.

    The plus would be i could also use it to go back to school, write papers and experiment with photo shop and 3d studio max which is something I've been very interested in, since I'm a starving artist in my spare time.

    lol sorry for the rant but this laptop would make me shit my pants.
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  • I800C0LLECT - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Although it might seem cliche I'd definitely use this as a mini multimedia power house for those terrible deployments to the middle of nowhere. Tents, cots, dirt, locals, and other men aren't all that entertaining.

    This would certainly go a long ways in bringing up morale while maintaining portability. Not only that, when I'm tired of movies/videos/music on the MWR big screen for the camp(via HDMI hookups!) I can get away and do some gaming on my own time :D

    Don't forget skype calls home if I get lucky enough to transit through an airport with wifi. Seriously, this is a god send vs. those large unwiedly17" laptops that end up broken in every convoy. They usually end up packed away some place terrible due to their size. This guy can stay strapped pretty close to my attention through out the ride.

    If I don't win...I'll probably buy one anyways
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  • Timewasted - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to write a nice thank you e-mail to Anand and MSI for the wonderful birthday present! Reply
  • ATC9001 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I;m actually looking for a replacement for my 3 year old P171X-FX! I'd love to slim down to a powerful 15" laptop for the road as well, so the 680R would be the perfect machine. For use, of course gaming at max resolution and graphics to take advantage of this thing! Reply
  • Rainmanpaco - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am starting school at the end of the month and would be nice to have something that I can take with me to do homework and stuff when I am not at home. Reply
  • EyelessBlond - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd finally have a computer that could handle SC2 (one's a netbook, the other's... old.) Reply
  • wwilson6022 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    A notebook like that would be fantastic as a portable, medium class LAN machine. No more lugging the 40lb desktop around! That's what I'd use it for. Reply
  • MrPerlishells - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This will be my first laptop. I've had a few desktop before. I put it together, took it apart and put it back together.

    I'll use this laptop to view and edit pictures from my new DSLR camera. I just got a Canon T2i on a pre Black Friday sale. Too bad the T3i is now out making my camera an antique. Also would edit HD videos on since this camera does HD.

    I'd do more 3D modeling and rendering with Blender. Sometimes you think more about what you want to model or render when you are out away from the desktop.

    I'd do the usual browsing Facebook, check email, minor games like Ruse and League of Legends. Update my little blog with the pictures and videos that I edited or rendered on Paint Shop Pro or Blender.

    Hope I win so I can do my computing outside instead of being stuck in my room.
    Reply
  • EliteRetard - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I need a laptop for going out of country, this would sure save me some coin.

    Thanks for doing this MSI
    Reply
  • HollyDOL - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    And still the same copy&paste paragraph "US only"... As much as I like reading computer hardware reviews and rely on Anand & co. results I get more and more impression that extending giveaways to non-us lies infinitely close to zero on AT priority list. Reply
  • ThePhantom97 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    A laptop like this could really help a full time student that is broke as a joke, come on, pick me. :-) Reply
  • Rekoj - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this laptop it would give me the ability to play Crysis 2 fairly nice and use my old Sony Vaio laptop as a relatively shiny lunch tray. Reply
  • jacknhut - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This laptop would fit my needs perfectly since I'm about to enter college and I need a laptop badly but don't have enough money saving for it... Student loans suck... Pray to God!!! Please let me win something for once... Reply
  • Omega215D - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to replace a white macbook that just died on me. Just like the macbook, it would sit on my desk most of the time... Reply
  • Cacolaco - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    That is certainly an attractive piece of hardware. I could definitely use it, and it would let me donate my old laptop to someone who needs it. Reply
  • Filch - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Obviously I'd use to play all kinds of games.... while at work since my aging 5 year notebook can't play anything these days. Reply
  • SSSnail - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd be sure to use this laptop to post some comments on this section. That way it won't be deleted. Reply
  • dtm4trix - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Hell this thing would kick the crap out of dated P4 2.8 fo sure......... Reply
  • dtm4trix - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    .....and I would use it to replace my old desktop. Reply
  • pathless.wanderer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Anything to get me off this terrible netbook would be a godsend. Reply
  • Overknight - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my aging MSI GX630 laptop, which has allowed me to play WoW, BattleField:2142, NFSW & Supreme Commander for the last 2 years.

    It would also be a great compliment to the Sandy Bridge based desktop I just build with an MSI P65A-GD65 & MSI GTX 560-Ti Twin Frozr. This would allow me to game from anywhere!
    Reply
  • mmailer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd retire my desktop development station and become a truly "mobile" developer. Reply
  • Forge64 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would visit a lot more LAN parties! This sucker is more portable *and* more portable than the desktop I use for that now! Reply
  • drmusic45 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to develop some killer games with Unity or XNA! Reply
  • l1o2l - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Play games on the toliet! Reply
  • gamo1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would like to have one please. Reply
  • DashTrash97267 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm on the road several days a week. I have been looking for a good mobile gaming rig. This one is a great fit. I would crush the enemy armies in Total War for starters. I'll likely be addicted to Crysis2. I'll be hanging with my buddy Duke. Looking forward to Alice and Shogun. I'd doubtless loose sleep playing too much!! Reply
  • amd4life - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to do some speaker/home theater testing, and use it teach my young kids mathematics, and history, on the days I teach them at home Reply
  • blainer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would do programming homework and play SC2! Mainly programming homework though. In an ideal world >_> Reply
  • Springfield45 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Currently, I play Sins on an Asus EeePC 900HA.
    Need I state how much of an upgrade this would be?
    Reply
  • microking4u - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I really could use this in my struggling business. Need more computing power!

    Please let me win!!

    Cheers!
    Reply
  • TGMGroup - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...I would take over the world. It'd be nice to have a computer that could actually play semi-recent games, unlike my 6 year old Dell 700m. Reply
  • rjs_boy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I do a lot of traveling for my job. The ability to effectively use image processing software on a laptop for job related computing would be a big upgrade from my current laptop. It would also be nice to run games on this system when I have a bit of downtime. Reply
  • FuturEyes - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would finally have a computer I could take to work and LAN Parties! :-D Reply
  • H8ff0000 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Putting my hat in the ring. Reply
  • fat879 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would get my game on anywhere Reply
  • metallicllama - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would replace my ancient pentium m Dell. Reply
  • IronStolf - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    For gamming and surffing, heck might evben drop vbox on it. Reply
  • metalSHOCK - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could go to lan party's without dragging my desktop anymore! Reply
  • Tag234 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as my programming laptop for school. 8GB of Ram + Sandy Bridge + RAID 0 500GBs + a beast graphics card?? Makes for the perfect all around computer.

    This competition is interesting because i was actually planning on buying this exact laptop once they started shipping again ;)
    Reply
  • roguecong - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use it to destroy evil. Reply
  • bmcg - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play my games. Reply
  • shumyikwing - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I think this machine is perfect to put into my bedroom for watching HD videos. Reply
  • solinear - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would upload the VGER operating system from the first Star Trek movie, the Terminator OS and the 'machine' from the last Matrix movie, since this is the only thing with a prayer of running any of them! Reply
  • anikolayev - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd cover all the silly bits in gaff tape to look pro and use it to run Resolume Avenue and vvvv. Reply
  • Willzilla - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play SC2 and also crush, destroy and maim my programming homework Reply
  • santgeek - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would use it for Gaming. Reply
  • Fromaniac - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this laptop I would most certainly play every game I own on it. And I would make a point to game in extremely unusual places. I would make sure to play some Left 4 Dead 2 out on my deck, I would play Battlefield Bad Company 2 out in the commons area while waiting for class to start at the community college, and I would finally be able to play that copy of Metro 2033 that I recently got, but can't run too well on my 8800GT. Oh this laptop would be so great to have. Lastly, I could take this to LAN parties instead if my heavy old desktop! Reply
  • sandmark - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to upgrade my HP for work and personal usw. Reply
  • BB33 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play games, watch movies and to my dismay work. Reply
  • rommack - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I win this, I would use it to show everyone in town that yes you can WIN awesome stuff on the internet and that AnandTech truly is the best site online. Mainly it would prove to my wife that hours of prowling your site reading all the latest news and best reviews really does pay off , not to mention the endless hours of gaming I would get to enjoy!!! Reply
  • leonsk - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I do geological exploration in remote locations. Currently resting up in Tucson but will be heading for Thailand in a few months. Will look over the old tin mining areas in the south of Thailand then off to the northwest near the River Kwai (like in Bridge over ...).

    Need a good computer for transcribing field notes and mapping, but even more important is movies, music and some video gaming. Can that box handle UT3? Would love to find out.
    Reply
  • atticus14 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i often find myself at my in-laws with nothing to do, and this would help greatly, I also would use this at home as I'm typically confined to the living room away from my desktop, watching my little one crawl around. It would help me catch up on my steam backlog, immensely. Reply
  • hawtdawg - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play Wow and BFBC2 on it everywhere I could possibly take it with me. Reply
  • Magictoaster - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Apply for more jobs. Just think of how many resumes I could send out with this bad boy. Seriously though, I'm EE and will work for computer parts/internet bandwidth (I have a problem i know :0). Honestly though it will be used for mobile gaming and IT administration. Reply
  • BWKT - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...to develop engine and chassis control electronics for some of the fastest racing cars and bikes in the world (American Le Mans, WTCC, Isle of Man TT, etc - that's what I do) except that I'm British so I can't win. Rats. Reply
  • MeSh1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I need this to play portal 2 please please pick me :) Reply
  • alphadog123 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won the GT580R, I would use it for programming, browsing the web, playing media, playing video games, studying. My family would get a lot of use out of a nice laptop. I would partition the hard drives to dual-boot with Ubuntu, to which my parents are accustomed. Reply
  • damiencallan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the MSI GT680R to play up and coming games like Battlefield 3, Portal 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Crysis 2!

    I'm sure the MSI GT680R would be good for multitasking, so with it, I would figure out nuclear fussion and in my spare time I would also create world peace, after "taking care" of Justin Bieber.
    Reply
  • e36Jeff - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would play every game ever made wherever the hell i wanted. Reply
  • Ultraken - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would replace the Thinkpad R60 that I currently use. Reply
  • monkeypunch - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to play starcraft2 since my current setup is much much weaker than this. Reply
  • Spartan8907 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've always wanted a second machine, but I don't yet have enough spare parts for one. I would probably set it up so I can watch TV on my desktop and comfortably browse all my favorite sites at my leisure. I would also love to set up my own minecraft server and even have a backup ventrillo server as well on something other than my desktop. And don't forget entertainment on the go. I could now bring my digitally backed-up movies with me on vacation. Reply
  • rsjunk - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    In answer to the question: To enter the contest simply respond to this post with a comment explaining what you would use the system for if you won the GT680R:

    ** For WORK: I will finally have a PC that is capable of running apps like Photoshop onsite at a clients as opposed to having to bring it home to work on if I want decent performance. (if you have ever tried to work on a photoshop file that was so large it took 20 - 30 minutes to open, you know what I am talking about).

    ** For HOME use: This would become by my main media PC. I could used it to play any and all media files. I could actually play Blu-Ray (1080p) quality video off this machine.

    ** For the GYM in my building: I get bored out of my mind on an exercise bike/ treadmill/elliptical if I am not watching something. I can watch something in full 1080p glory and actually not get bored in under 5 minutes. (yes, my goal is to spend a lot of time 1 - 2 hours a day walking to slowly burn calories and possibly even lose a bit of weight. Hey, it is healthier than sitting on my couch watching the same thing and this is a much bigger/better screen than my little portable DVD player)

    ** And, last but not least (some would argue most important) ***GAMING***: This would become my main gaming box. The specs on this system are way better than the computers I am currently using at home. This means, no more Starcraft 2 on LOW to eek out 30 fps. I could finally see the cinematography as it was intended. 4 vs. 4 with carrier groups, zerg rushes and epic battles will no longer cause frame rates to drop to 10fps or less (current PC laptop).

    I could actually play the games used for performance testing. A modern First Person Shooter. I could finally play Crysis: Warhead and Wolfenstein (on a system that does not SUCK like an ATI mobility x1250 integrated graphics on my PC laptop, which was bought for a specific project which did not require anything beyond the screen resolution of 1280 x 800 with MS Office type apps)

    So in summary: This laptop would rock for work, home, the gym, and of course, GAMING!
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  • hkscfreak - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Starcraft II on the go! Reply
  • tlmaclennan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...play Crysis on it better than my current desktop! Reply
  • Scabies - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Mobile gaming? this machine was built for it, so what else?
    (maybe a bit of video encoding on the side. overnight, plugged in :)
    might swap the drive out for blu ray though; 1080p screen and no blu ray? crazies...
    Reply
  • FearoftheNight - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would stop relying on my 4 year old macbook pro and game decently :) Reply
  • i82fast - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play games in class. Reply
  • Shinohara - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to watch the screensaver. Reply
  • ishbuggy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would finally have a good laptop as opposed to a netbook. I could do just about whatever I wanted. Reply
  • pucman1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to educate the kids on the power of mobile computing......and how to rock some fun games as well........plus my daughter would get my old laptop.....Cuz that is just how DAD roles.... Reply
  • satsarugi - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this laptop to satisfy my gaming needs on the go. Sometimes, 6 hours a day at home isn't enough. Reply
  • colinw - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm currently doing graphics and indie game stuff, and my old Dell Precision m6300 laptop is definitely showing its age! Could definitely use a graphics upgrade for the work that I do :)

    (just in case you screen eligible comments by IP location, don't be fooled; I'm merely traveling right now)
    Reply
  • chillmelt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I do some web designing and marketing in my free time. This will help me do things faster on the go, for sure! Reply
  • Ken830 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It will be used for enjoying multimedia in bed! Reply
  • brendan_cowles - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    To play videos for my kids Reply
  • slickdoody - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I like to play video games.

    I would use the laptop for video games.

    On the go.

    Video games.

    Video games.

    Video games.

    I like to play video games.
    Reply
  • Cylone - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this sweet rig I would totally turn it into a on the go gamin rig load it up with every game I can find and go from
    There
    Reply
  • colors - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Gaming, gaming, gaming..... I put my life in gaming Reply
  • terransystem - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for some mobile WoW at my brother's house and my best friend's house for some fun gaming sessions. Reply
  • bunsenbunner - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to replace my aging desktop that I've been taking to LAN parties. Much lighter weight and portable. Sandy Bridge would probably help out in game performance for heavily CPU-dependent games like L4D2 that use the Source engine. Reply
  • Clockw0rk - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my old college laptop.

    The ol' girl is a late '06 tablet. It can barely play WoW on the lowest setting (25fps, woo!) and is just barely serviceable as a media center through it's VGA port at 1024 x 768. Stutters on 720p mkvs too.

    I think with the graphics the contest laptop has built in, it would probably out perform my desktop. Might be able to catch up on some PC gaming if I won.

    Here's to hoping.
    Reply
  • Althernai - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a desktop replacement at home (i.e. to play games on it and occasionally ssh to work). Reply
  • tspin46 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My offi>ce desk top is getting a bit old school. It would be great to be able to use it at work, then pack it up to work at home. ;>) Reply
  • TAHK - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Mmmmmmm.... a laptop ........ me likey :) Reply
  • BKworkingman - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    After 10 years my Compaq laptop is way long in the tooth. "No disrespect to my Hillbilly family" I notice one thing my screen looks as good or better then all the new laptops in the store today. I hope it has a nice screen!!! Reply
  • hrishi2das - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Great Laptop to replace my old acer that lasts 5 minutes on a battery. Reply
  • darkphox - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Currently deployed to Afg, and plan to come back again so I'd use it to replace my age old Sager NP 9860 (P4, nvidia 6600go) when going on 'trips'. Be much easier to do classwork on, watch movies, and play games of course! WoW, BC2, internets permitting...lil SC2 single player as backup! Reply
  • ph00ny - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Can i get this lap warmer? Reply
  • Legolas - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Hi there! I will use it to play Crysis 2 on! Thanks! Reply
  • coldcase - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would make this my DTR and play a bunch of games of this beauty :) Reply
  • Stepmanslk - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Use it to create and burn movies. Use a Dell M6300 to do so right now. Reply
  • jedighost - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would work in SEO and Adwords, and play Crysis 2 in my free time! Reply
  • paproctor8 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this beast of a laptop to edit high definition videos at the end of each day on scuba diving trips. Normally I have to wait unitl I get home to my desktop. Reply
  • CheBuzz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Which will hopefully win me a new lappy? Reply
  • bupkus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this lappy for travel, business and personal use, as well as netflix downloads. Reply
  • thomp237 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to watch porn. That screen is way nicer than the one I got so those chick would be like super clear :) Reply
  • n3zyd - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give this to my daughter for school Reply
  • tballred9873 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It might bring me back to PC gaming! Reply
  • Syran - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Not a fan of the first 25 thing, but such is life.

    I'd use it as a travel laptop to game on.
    Reply
  • madgar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this notebook I would use it to replace my old notebook so I can play games other than roguelikes...with fancy graphics and all that. I would probably still play roguelikes on it too since I am shameless addict. Reply
  • bubba7 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Some serious internet surfing. Probably also use it for some gaming and watching videos. Reply
  • phuzi0n - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to test and develop wireless router firmware and also play Starcraft 2 at friends' houses. Reply
  • deltatronica - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    So I did! Reply
  • Munsu - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would replace my current HP and actually be able to play portal Reply
  • reval - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd give this to my girlfriend. We're looking forward to playing Dungeon Siege 3 and eventually Diablo 3 together. Reply
  • kisafie1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would replace my desktop and laptop. I would use it for gaming and program development. I would also give it a nice round trip around the world. Reply
  • PC911mickster - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I definitely need a new lappie Reply
  • bwooster0 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    and I would try to see if it could run Mac OS X Reply
  • WarNK - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to replace my 6 year old Athlon Desktop system Reply
  • NukedZergy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I...would play games on it? For what else would a laptop with those specs be used?

    Maybe use it for presentations and such, or media playback.
    Reply
  • Stepmanslk - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Use it to make DVD's with. Reply
  • tl60 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it when traveling. Reply
  • tukkas - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    use it as a portable video editor Reply
  • Desidero - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this laptop to replace my ancient laptop that I use for office applications. It'll be nice to be able to play games on the go since I travel a lot. Heck, it'd beat my desktop too, so I guess the PC I'm posting from will become a server or something!

    I wonder how Crysis 2 will run on a mobile 460...
    Reply
  • DragonMantis - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Nice. Reply
  • elitekills - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    mass folding on the go Reply
  • daguxur - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would Use it to replace my old lappy. Which has multiple failure hard disk. And to play BF3 when its out. Reply
  • bgold2005 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Havent reviewed the battery life yet but...what a beast! Reply
  • Simozene - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use such a beastly system to continue gaming while on my business trip. Dragon Age II is calling my name. :) Reply
  • yinan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would make a good vcenter server :) Reply
  • boltz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use that beast for sure! rift comes to mind. Reply
  • xithis - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would ue thi to work on Modo and replace my XP m17 which ha fallen on bad time. Battery dead, miing 3 keys, a nice new one would be great. One of the key i the "$" key, er e$$ key, er, the key between "a" and "d" Reply
  • elitekills - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    mass folding on the go Reply
  • laytoncy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would purchase Rift from Steam and start a new addiction to MMO's. Reply
  • floersch - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    To back up my Commodore. Reply
  • sideshow23bob - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd finally play Civ 5 and Shogun 2 shortly and would run part of my Online Retail Business on it Reply
  • germay0653 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it as a gift to my son for use as a gaming laptop he's wanted for quite some time now! Reply
  • Bushmaster - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the MSI to replace my clunky old desktop.
    What a fine lookin' machine!!!!!
    Reply
  • giangk - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would have it make me a sandwich. Reply
  • sotoa - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Great when traveling. Use for Gaming of course, and everything else. Reply
  • hfy2046 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd wipe the hard drives and stick Linux on it.... just kidding! 48 hour StarCraft 2 and Civ 5 par-tay. Reply
  • justaviking - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for video editing... and for reading AnandTech.com of course! Reply
  • umrdyldo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see Justin Long compare his glorious Apple computer to this work of art. He's too busy making movies though. Really crappy movies. Reply
  • ts279 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    We have late night gaming events at my work and bringing a fully loaded desktop to LAN with is a pain... This laptop would be an amazing replacement!!! Reply
  • jbh129 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Has just been posted. Reply
  • hobie_od - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    yes Reply
  • coursevector - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    play starcaft, and multimedia development Reply
  • arubino99 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for movies, games, and everything else mobile! Mobile entertainment!
    I'd also replace my aging desktop, which is an Intel P4.
    Reply
  • eboston - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this laptop, I would give it to my son, Aaron as a graduation present. He will probably play games on it, and use it when he starts culinary arts school in the fall.

    Elizabeth
    Reply
  • Jrouss - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would use for many purposes Reply
  • Jebzilla - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a desktop replacement to play mmorpg's at my relatives house because their computer can't handle anything tougher than solitare! Reply
  • neolefty - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm about to switch jobs and start working for a game company; not much of a gamer the last few years, so I've got some learnin' to do. Reply
  • Twisthem488 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I bought a fancy schmancy DLSR and some lenses and video equipment to document festivals and film tutorials for the different juggling mediums. The problem is that my current laptop just died (using my old Toshiba 1.1ghz machine) so i have no way of putting together anything worth posting online. I would use this to edit my video and work on media for my site in an effort to to teach and inspire people who want to learn to juggle. Cheesy I know, but thats my passion :) Reply
  • arnavvdesai - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    With such a beast of a laptop I would be playing games on it along with my desktop. Reply
  • blazerevo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would be fantastic if I could game my favourite games anytime anywhere!
    Be it in the train or airplane!
    Always wanted to have a DTR ;)
    Reply
  • policy11 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play a lot of SC2 on it Reply
  • xaspen - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    What would I use this laptop for? More gaming and blueray watching than my girlfriend would likely be able to understand. This bad boy would change my life as we know it. It would come with me and be my sole company while on business travel. I would finally come downstairs and at least be in the same room as my guests when they come over? I could finally enjoy my wireless N speeds and a webcam for video conferencing and talking with family. I guess the question comes down to what would I not use it for? Reply
  • jrtroo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this as the main machine my family would fight over to use. Reply
  • SaintMoritz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would come in handy! Reply
  • roxz72 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Use the laptop to game, watch movies and run a decent lab environment for testing (multiple VM's). Reply
  • The Crying Man - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play all my games and movies that will finally fit in the space this notebook's hard drives allow. Especially SupCom with a dual monitor setup! Reply
  • dmac340 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would replace my desktop Reply
  • JoeMar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd look at anandtech all day if I won that laptop. Reply
  • xnoodle - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my core solo laptop. Reply
  • asc8u - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play SC2 and watch movies on the go. Reply
  • jerfle77 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Mainly games and what not. Also put to a good cause folding@home. Reply
  • Terzo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd liquidate it. Reply
  • philipjohns - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for WPF development. Reply
  • AlbusPotter - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This is a awesome lappie.. i juz want to play all my games on it ! Reply
  • kishisaki - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use it for games and stock market. Reply
  • dabe - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to photoshop on the move. Reply
  • kajensen119 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it...for great justice! Alternatively, it would replace the laptop I currently use (seven years old and falling apart at the seams) for recording audio and doing audio work for my voice studio.

    And maybe figure out world peace. I mean, it's a hell of a machine, surely I could do the world peace thing on my lunch break, right?
    Reply
  • JAlbatross - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop on long car rides, gaming with my sons, and school. Reply
  • Jer Stryker - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    As a pilot who is gone from home most of the time, I would use it to replace my aging Dell XPS M1730 DTR. At home it would be used for flight sims like DCS: A-10C, and IL-2 Cliffs of Dover.

    On the road I'd play everything else, from RPGs to shooters to old DOS games (+1 for the guy who mentioned Tie Fighter). And maybe, just maybe, this is the computer I will finally get to play Duke Nukem Forever on.

    The most important thing though would be video chatting with my wife and kids.
    Reply
  • billdcat4 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the GT680 to distract me from my studies. Reply
  • Andrys85 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Definitely as a desktop replacement...considering mine is about six years old. Reply
  • harrymcback - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for recording lectures and holding online class meetings for an information systems course I teach (part-time) at a local university. The full 1080p would be great so the resolution can match what I normally do on my desktop. I would also play the occasional game of Civ V and Monkey Island. Reply
  • araczynski - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd finally get to have a laptop again, since my 5 year old daughter hijacked mine to play nickjr.com and scour for lady gaga youtube videos :( Reply
  • vpraveenis - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will use it for all my needs
    - Gaming with medium settings - NFS, CoD, PoP etc
    - Movie Transcoding
    - Browse Anandtech :)
    Reply
  • darthscsi - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    it would make a nice replacement for my desktop at work. Maybe run some heavy numeric codes on the weekends. Reply
  • Shehdee - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My last toshiba notebook died years ago. I would start using a notebook again to develop apps, games & for gaming in general. Reply
  • mrjminer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My friend and I are about to launch a web-design business, so I would use this to create/manage sites for customers, write PHP/JS, plan databases, conduct research, create/edit images, take notes during meetings with customers, display created sites to customers, and, of course, play some games when I'm trapped in a hotel room. I don't have a laptop newer than a hand-me-down, Toshiba PIII Mobile with Savage S3 graphics that needs to have the HD replaced, so this would also save us a good chunk of change in starting our business, and offer a lot better performance. Reply
  • collegeguypat - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my 3 year old laptop and 2 1/2 year old desktop with it. My desktop is a Q6600 + gtx260 and laptop some big old thing. I'd probably shave a couple dollars off my power bill by swapping out those 2 things for this badas$ thing. Reply
  • wshawn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would probably install OpenSuse or Fedora Core on it, would have to see how much I would be traveling with it.

    I would transfer my desktop to a server (with it's six hard drives) as it is getting old. I built it five years ago to be a high end gaming rig, and it has no problem with Crysis2 Demo.

    I would take my new newer system and give it to my son for a high-school graduation present, because he has wanted it.
    Reply
  • kschaffner - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to reign supreme at my local LAN parties. Reply
  • enrico - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well, I really can not use out this notebook.. So powerful,it has 1080p display,powerful graphics card,intel core i7...8gigs ram.......

    I really do not need this,so I just gonna sell it and buy another one that will be more suitable for me...!

    Thanks.
    Reply
  • WillieB2 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    With these specs, anything I want to run....... Reply
  • someguyinmd2010 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to run virtual machines for me to practice pen testing and hardening techniques while i work on my Masters in IA! Reply
  • mikedice - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...facebook machine ;~) Reply
  • l0l0 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This looks perfect to surf the web on.

    Oh, and maybe good enough for some video editing, and TF2.
    Reply
  • jefeweiss - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this laptop, I would use it to do some gaming and probably a bit of work. Then maybe I'd surf the internet for a bit. I'd retire my old WIndows XP laptp. Reply
  • mattsaccount - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I win the MSI laptop, I'd use it schoolwork and gaming. It would be a much nicer laptop than the one I have currently. Reply
  • Shinobi_III - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would stop being a racist and let people win shit outside of the friggin states already! Reply
  • tfollowell - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    1) Media PC while on treadmill
    2) Software development
    Reply
  • Hardlin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would be nice to have a laptop that could be used for gaming while I'm traveling the globe for work this summer. Reply
  • jt63 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Since gadgets seem to interfere with sleep, this laptop would make it so worth it Reply
  • maladil - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to create 2 music play lists:

    1) For my wedding that is coming up in May
    2) Then the next play list is for making sweet love to my new wife.

    No night vision videos will follow, but this would probably be a great laptop to edit such videos that will not be released.
    Reply
  • commonmind - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the new GT680R for development work, and for Crysis 2. Reply
  • Incinorator - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd taunt all of my friends, size matters! Reply
  • jkuo13 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    That laptop is spec'd high enough for me to get some work done on it. I could move out of my home dungeon office into the daylit living room while I'm working. Then I'd get my workout in lugging that hefty bad boy around. Reply
  • MarchTheMonth - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as my mobile workstation and to play sc2 when time was available. Reply
  • TrevorH - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...that one day you will let non-US people enter your competitions. Here I am in the 51st state of the USA and I'm still unable to enter even though I can buy stuff from Ebay USA and get it shipped here with no problems at all. Can't be *that* difficult surely? Reply
  • hiaowy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to run a screensaver Reply
  • hshendon - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won, I would use this beast to retire my old and ailing laptop and rock out some gaming in every room of my house! Reply
  • NoFunDon - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    The glowing orange neon stripes would match those on my car, house, and pajamas. Reply
  • AKFlyerFan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my aged HP laptop for general use as well as quite a bit of OTR gaming. Reply
  • bobharp - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Count me in.
    Thanks
    Reply
  • mhampton - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this for small RNA sequence assembly jobs...and for playing games. Reply
  • Refreshment - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This baby is gonna warm me up at those lonely knights... some wine, some cheese and a good night sleep. Reply
  • chedrz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd consider this my graduation present and desktop replacement. I'm about to graduate after 6 years of college, so I'm basically broke financially. My desktop is 5 years old and I'd love to replace it. Reply
  • aguywhoknowsaguy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...use it to finish my PhD in style, of course! I imagine it would certainly make writing the dis more, enjoyable (possibly less productive). Reply
  • ehans - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my laptop that broke down, and when sent back to repair, they messed it up even more, and now I still dont have it back...after a year...
    sad story huh?
    Reply
  • joshery420 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd become completely ambidextrous and use both the new laptop and my current desktop to enter twice as many contests in the same amount of time!
    Next step, more hands.
    Reply
  • Netopia - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I think if I had a beast like this, I'd probably retire my Q6600 based desktop that I use for database work and gaming and do it all on the MSI machine. Better graphics, better CPU, faster (Raid-0) storage... and portability! It would simply do everything I'm currently doing but faster and better!

    Joe
    Reply
  • rocketbuddha - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a replacement to my current ASUS (Screen dead) laptop. Reply
  • GTC - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Need a new one to replace my dead one Reply
  • adizero - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i will use it for gaming of course, im lot of traveling so it will very use full to satisfy my gaming passion. Reply
  • creathir - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've needed a laptop for sometime now. I bet OSX would be a fun project to get on here... Reply
  • seecoolguy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to stream music hello isub and video (air video).

    And some db work ;)
    Reply
  • Artanas - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won that laptop, I would probably spend some of my workday trying to find places to hide while I play as many games as I could possibly load onto the HDD. Reply
  • MartinHimself - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would go to DISNEYALND and surf the web on space mountaint. And then when i got hom use it for Autodesk inventor, Siemens Automation and Allen Bradley Automation! Reply
  • n0cmonkey - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I think I'd use it to play starcraft2. I don't think any of my current machines would handle the game well. Reply
  • vanteo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ... give it to my wife. Reply
  • TyphoidMary - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I already have one of their A5000's, and for the price, I'm thrilled with the build quality. I also could use a new laptop... For dorm LAN parties!!! I'd be much easier than lugging the tower, monitor, and all of my periphials over four flights of stairs. Also having something I coud use in the UC when the labs are full would be nice. Reply
  • tipoo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Take this as my own computer and replace the Athlon XP desktop my parents are running with my old one Reply
  • mooch91 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to do some gaming and video editing. Reply
  • Seizure Warning - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I have long had a dream of having only one PC. However, I can never justify the price of a gaming-capable laptop. I need a new PC now anyway, so this would be perfect. Reply
  • PercocetPenguin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play starcraft 2 and do cad modeling for school. Reply
  • loriene - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    very sweet laptop. get em while hot ;) Reply
  • Jaivan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd sell it to buy a 6990+EK water block Reply
  • bjc1981 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Wow have notebooks come a long way for gaming. Would make layovers in the airport a little more managable! I wonder how long the 9-cell battery would last playing a modern game. Reply
  • urgentfury - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for gaming when I am on the road. My current laptop just wont cut it for gaming. Reply
  • chang3d - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to develop hardware-accelerated software.

    I can work everywhere.
    Reply
  • Crazy_Indians - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would do the following with such an awesome system:
    1. Host multiple VMs at same time and make a VMWare Team system among them.
    2. Modify the Chromium to use the 8GB Ram instead of Harddisk and see how much battery performance will I get from it.
    3. watch & Transform all my HD videos as my current lappy is struggling doing such a simple task
    4. Work on Multicore programming with 8 cores and install BigSim to see how far can this be taken.
    5. I guess I can browse web too .. :)
    Reply
  • Hxx - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    this laptop will so replace my aging dell studio Reply
  • Lythandra - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to make 30 minute brownies in 20 minutes. Reply
  • wheat_thins - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    and keep it on my lap in form of birth control. Reply
  • srietscha - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    MAME, Netflix, and replacing my old Athlon 64 desktop that currently needs fixed. Reply
  • fitten - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to develop software but it would let me do that anywhere instead of being at a desk and cooped up inside like I do now! Reply
  • mrbdm99 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would just be nice to have functioning mouse buttons, instead of tapping the trackpad, like I do now. Reply
  • PercocetPenguin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play SC2 and do my CAD schoolwork. Reply
  • TO_slide - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it in my classroom. Maybe a little bit of overkill for a middle school classroom but my 2 year old laptop's motherboard got fried in a power surge last month so I have been using a 8 year+ old desktop to do lesson planning on.
    I work at a small private school in Memphis and while there is an old Mac in my classroom, I can't take it home and some of my videos do not work on it.
    I'm trying to save up enough to get a new laptop for work as well as my graduate school work but it is slow going.

    So there you go...power points, word documents...pretty exciting stuff. Although I might have to try Starcraft 2 if I had a machine that would run it.
    Thanks
    Reply
  • ChaddM - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play my Steam game collection on my lunch break. Reply
  • LittleTX - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    An old geek needs to replace his desktop and become mobile. Reply
  • FITCamaro - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Use it for development and gaming. I have a side job writing tools for a company to assist their processes. I also would love a laptop to play games on so I can sit on the couch instead of at my computer. Reply
  • richrog123 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd upgrade from my old XP laptop to Win7. Reply
  • lohke - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    To give my current laptop to my wife and use this instead of blowing my taxes on a new system :) Reply
  • DrChemist - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    As an Organic Chemist I would use this to model chemical structures for synthesis of new drugs to fight diseases. When I travel or go home on my free time I will decimate all in my FPS and RTS games. I will truly be a mad scientist. Reply
  • Gunbuster - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'll use this for gaming so I no longer have to lug around my fifty pound desktop.

    I will also buy a SSD and swap that in for one of the 500GB drives.
    Reply
  • johnkwright - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would lead an exciting double life:

    During the day it would be used for disney websites for my adorable hellion of a daughter.
    During the night it would be the desktop replacement to replace the last custom build I did using an Anandtech guide from 3 years ago!

    Just imagine if it's powers were used for good and not evil.
    Reply
  • spacemonkey211 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Finally I can replace my old slow Compaq...

    Pentium 585 just doesn't cut it.
    Reply
  • CU - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for gaming as it's faster than my main rig :-(. Reply
  • rferrar1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would verify that it can play crysis Reply
  • Demontitan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Nice but wish it was lighter! Reply
  • wyvern287 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to my wife because she is always complaining that her current laptop is too slow. Reply
  • DataPath - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd probably use it pretty heavily at work, since that thing is WAAAAY beefier than my computer at work, and then I'd come home and play games and watch Hulu on it. Reply
  • bbosley - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for everything, as this would replace my aging dinosaur of a system. Thanks! Reply
  • webmastir - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    honestly, i'd use it to replace my old junky 1.3ghz machine. i've been stuck on this thing for quite some time, and i'd give my left nut to throw this piece of junk away. i've barely ever been able to experience an amazing machine like this msi seems to be. i'm trying to work hard through school, but it seems like i won't ever have that much money for something like this. i miss gaming so much. this would help "re-kindle" my love for new tech =) Reply
  • stonegate1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    replace desktop Reply
  • tooque - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for studying programming, writing short stories, and playing Final Fantasy XIV. Reply
  • lilbug4apet - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give the laptop to my teenage son as a birthday gift. For one day at least, I would be the greatest parent ever! LOL Reply
  • misterjohnnyt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to perfect my custom Android app that allows me to use my phone as a motion-control input device to play games. And then, I would use this computer to play those games! Reply
  • eeigenbrodt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the processing power to do research for my lab.... and of course gaming! Reply
  • Ed051042 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to organize and edit pictures of my newborn through Lightroom! Reply
  • chaudx - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would check my AOL email while playing solitaire of course! Thanks to the power of Sandy Bridge. Reply
  • torqueAPE - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Here's hoping Reply
  • rocknwater - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to appear like I was working on my thesis while really playing all the games I've been avoiding because of course work. Reply
  • Erf_Berzerko - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    The last gaming laptop I bought was the Emachines Athlon 64 2GHz with a Radeon 9600 64mb about 7 years ago. This laptop would be an outstanding addition (considering I sold the other one 3 years ago and haven't had a laptop since) to my arsenal. Reply
  • rstahl74 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Very nice laptop. Reply
  • tammlam - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm gonna read Anandtech articles while sitting on the toilet...Oh wait...I'm already doing that. Reply
  • abugarcia - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    GAMES Reply
  • nuwen - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to browse the internets. Reply
  • sd_eds - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Id use it to compute my taxes. Reply
  • Kartajan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would love to use the GT680R to do my Physics homework... Reply
  • hiko13 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play it everywhere I go! Reply
  • JPContests - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    As my old desktop replacement system outlived its usefulness about 3 months ago, I've been considering replacing it with a system of similar specifications. Justifying the cost is a different matter entirely.

    I'll answer the question of what I'll use it for chronologically.

    1) Given that I've never had the chance to evaluate an MSI laptop, I'll first check the performance and build quality of the laptop. (cooling, chassis construction, screen quality, performance, ect.) I specify a lot of systems for LAN parties, at work, and around the neighborhood, so I've been waiting for a chance to check an MSI laptop out.

    2) The time frame puts me (presumably) about 3 weeks before a LAN party I'm hosting. It would be a great chance to put the laptop through its paces and show off my new toy. Games range from older to newer: Battlefield 2, Far Cry 2, C&C3 Tiberium Wars, Stalker SoC (with my mod), Battlefield BC2, and most likely the Crysis 2 demo to see if it is worth bringing in. It looks like this system can handle Stalker Call of Pripyat, which would bring me one system closer to transitioning it into the LAN party.

    3) Having a powerful portable system would once again allow me to work on some interesting projects with a partner of mine. Sparring the details, the portability of this laptop and the ability to process complicated spice models and massively parallel DSP models would be quite useful. As a side note, I will most certainly be dual booting windows and either CentOS or Ubuntu. As such various linux projects (home server, automated backup, server/router, ect.) are also on the table down the road.

    4) I find it most relaxing to work on my mods to games while watching TV. I can't do that on a desktop PC and my now retired laptop doesn't have the power to keep up with the games I'm modding.

    5) Repeat 2 - 4 with updates to games and projects and an occasional home call to troubleshoot a computer/network.

    On a side note, I usually post under a different account, but I can't figure out how to update the contact information to something valid.
    Reply
  • darkos - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd load it up with some amateur radio software - eg: winmor, ham radio deluxe, and power-sdr and perhaps some software development tools as well (eg: Netbeans). Reply
  • solar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    What would I use it for?

    The same thing I use all computers for,

    "To try to take over the world.."
    Reply
  • joetekubi - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to run network simulations of routing protocol convergence while running custom snmp utilities, and using virtual machines for firewalls and end nodes.
    need a lot of threads, memory, disk, and screen. PERFECT!
    Reply
  • Tofurkeymeister - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Me want one. Reply
  • Cityslickahh - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Ill be able to replace my old pentium desktop! Reply
  • QFH1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd fold@home. Reply
  • CthulhuDragon - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    once I install dosbox on this beast! Reply
  • -BubbaJoe- - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This laptop would help me in my degree for Film and Video. It would make a pretty awesome mobile editing and capture rig. 1tb of HD, 8gb of ram, and an i7... I'm pretty sure this is more powerful than any of the desktops I currently own. The 1080 screen would be extremely useful for HD video (which I prefer to do if possible). It is really annoying to use a smaller screen and have video down-scaled, losing detail when editing so you don't actually know what your final product will look like.

    Please pick me to help me with my career!
    Reply
  • XZerg - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would swap out one of the 500GB and put in a 160SSD. I would then install Virtualbox and create multiple Guest Win 7 systems:
    1 for base to create additional guests
    1 for work
    1 for personal use
    1 for testing software/freebies/newer versions

    On the host OS I would play games - mainly SC2 and any others RTS that come out.The host, games and work guest Os would reside on the SSD. The rest will be on the 500GB (additional guest, base guest, medias, data)...

    the beauty about this - I would never have to lug around 2 systems - one for work and one for personal use - and yet still be happy about the performance and for no worries about having to sync multiple systems.
    Reply
  • Dantte - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play games with it. Reply
  • Nightdragon - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for work and play. It would be good for my voice to print software at work. It also has the power to play video games as well as the video editing I do to relax. The best part is I could take it with me and use it when I am waiting for clients who at times do not show. Reply
  • NoWayMan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My wife has been commenting that she'd occasionally like a laptop to be able to do some light PC work from the couch... this could do that and replace her lap quilt as well with the heat it likely kicks out! Reply
  • livetaswim06 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Besides the obvious reading Anandtech, I would use it to play Dragon Age 2 and all the other games in my steam account. Reply
  • unbellum - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could use a mobile dev system. Would add a new SSD and turn this into a real monster. :D Reply
  • mrPico - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Thanks for this awesome promotion! :D Reply
  • Tierlen - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Gaming, baby! I'd use it as my primary system. I'd give my current system to my wife and move hers to a HTPC. Reply
  • nightbird - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Multi-purpose, multi-OS box for me.

    It would replace my c++ development laptop (Suse 11.3 on an alienware m15x)

    It would also boot Win 7 for playing games and run folding @ home (you know, for science!)
    sadly it would also be used for some remote support as I have a lot of friends who need tech support.

    TF2 FTW!
    Reply
  • Mr_Bester - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for 3d rendering and photoshop... Reply
  • Dwarrowdane - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    A much nicer platform to play BFBC2 while on mission. Reply
  • whodi - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to make baby Steve Jobs red with anger, and my wife jealous of Sandy. Reply
  • TheEvilBird - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm going to wire one of the HDs to spin in reverse so the chassis will hover, and make my own Dr. Caroll from Perfect Dark.

    Shut up, it'll work.
    Reply
  • badjohny - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play wow, eq2, civ5

    also fold@home so me winning might cure cancer!
    Reply
  • GaryJohnson - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would totally not sell it on eBay. Reply
  • ludivigo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd hide it in my basement.

    Then, when my wife and daughters beg me to use my desktop, I can begrudgingly relent and sneak off to use this (faster) notebook!
    Reply
  • Catalysis - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd give this system to my brother. He needs a decent notebook for the Chemical Engineering program he was accepted to at OSU. Reply
  • misterdarth - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use the laptop to play games and watch video Reply
  • gldnduck - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would replace aging desktop! Reply
  • realjetavenger - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to end world hunger and poverty and establish peace in the middle east. It would also be used to browse AnandTech, of course. Reply
  • JeffS - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Having this machine would make LAN parties so much easier... no longer would I need to lug my i7 920 ATX case plus my 24" monitor around. Reply
  • asgallant - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would replace my aging (5+ year old!) Pentium M/GeForce 6600GT laptop, and be able to game on the road again. Reply
  • billyhurd - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for software development, watching movies, web browsing, etc. Reply
  • soulrider4ever - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to crunch numbers for folding @ home, and of course Crysis 2! Reply
  • drteknikal - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my aging and inadequate office system, which doesn't travel and doesn't play games. Reply
  • beltzy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to stay plugged in to new game releases on long trips for work. I'm in the Air Force and often get sent away from my duty station on business for weeks at a time- I miss out on great new releases and can't ever get caught up!

    It would also be a great alternative when my wife steals away my desktop to write grad school papers (Family Therapy graduate program) in Massachusetts.

    Thanks for putting together this giveaway Anandtech!
    Reply
  • jrparker99 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won, this would be my new development and video editing platform. What a sweet machine MSI has put together! Reply
  • quake-log1k - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to my mom. She has been using a Toshiba - Satellite p25-s609 (p4m with 80gig HD and a 5200fx gpu (sucks for streaming video)). Needless to say it's on it's last legs and beeps up a storm when booting up. Truthfully I don't even know how the heck it's still functioning. Reply
  • nerd65536 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd have it replace my main gaming desktop. Reply
  • jaydee - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my wife's 4 year old laptop. 2x hard drives? Sweet, one for SSD, one for storage... Reply
  • SilentSin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my 8 year old personal toshiba laptop (Pentium M 1.4 woo) so that I could actually watch HD content on the go. Reply
  • MrCharm - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play games from anywhere! Oh, and to keep my lap warm during winter. Reply
  • goodsyntax - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for software and web development instead of my tired Athlon II X4 desktop or my Athlon Turion laptop. Maybe I could repurpose the desktop for HTPC duties, for those few hours when I am not coding or taking care of the kids :-) Reply
  • vtcarter - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I just installed a home security system, and this would be the backup device in case someone got through my first line of defenses.

    I'd always have the MSI Sandy Bridge on my person, obviously, and at 8 pounds, it will be the bane of any potential intruder. In the meantime, I will play the hell out of Civ 5 whilst working on homework. The high-res display will rock in my IT curriculum.
    Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my wife's crappy laptop. Reply
  • squashmeister99 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    this could replace my aging Dell pentium 4 laptop ! Reply
  • choda_boy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my aging Core2 desktop. Reply
  • mantismanning - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm ready to win SC2 tournaments while relaxing on the beach. Reply
  • DudleyUC - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to knock my socks off. Reply
  • keetha - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for gaming at work during my lunch break. I need to introduce these guys here to some new PC games. Reply
  • ikachu - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to load this page faster so I could win Mafia 2... Reply
  • Wolfhere - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play games while traveling. Just the right size for it. Reply
  • rudder - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I have three school aged children sharing an old p4 for school work... they need a laptop like this! Plus I can game on it after they go to bed. Reply
  • brownk5 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    There is so many ways to use such a powerful laptop. Gaming of course, e.g. WOW, Mass Effect, BoiShock 2, and Starcraft 2. I just love gaming in front of my big screen while watching TV shows with my wife. Also, this would be good for work as well. As a mechanical engineer I use Excel and CAD software quite extensively. CPU Power and memory size are great for those. Reply
  • Jmegapac - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the notebook for writing some software for my HTPC and also as a replacement for my desktop. Reply
  • TrumpetPA - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would be able to replace three machines with this machine. Great idea! Reply
  • arthurb1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could put this to use... Reply
  • Nicksterr - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This laptop would serve as a replacement for my dinosaur current one. I'm also interested in experiencing an MSI laptop for the first time. Reply
  • elsenored - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would let my two year old son use it to watch garbage truck videos on youtube. Reply
  • Cloakstar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Now, this is the way to replace an aging laptop! :) Reply
  • Opiomorph - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    id use it to perhaps finally learn to stop hating laptops for being so worthlessly inferior to desktops. Reply
  • jonlybonly - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd give it to my son - to defeat his friends. Reply
  • thirdshop - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to not have to leave the couch to go upstairs to use the computer. Reply
  • devfox - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play SC2 and develop Android apps! Reply
  • drjlaw - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as an excuse to finally sit down and edit my wedding video. Reply
  • badger.packer.fan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my brother's hanging by a thread Gateway laptop he's using for college. Reply
  • plext0r - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the MSI laptop in my newly-finished basement. Right now I don't own any laptops; I have one laptop from work. It would be nice to have something portable for the whole family to use. Reply
  • Dixon Butz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    That's my dream lappy!
    That would be my gaming to play WoW, COD, Starcraft, and over 50 other games that I own.
    It would replace my desktop.
    I would also use it for video editing, movies, internet, and chatting.
    Reply
  • treecats - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I want one please Reply
  • mordant13 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    First day.

    Good luck everyone.
    Reply
  • bLast0 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would immediately install and play Return to Zork. I've been waiting15 years to own a computer that lives up to its demanding specifications. Reply
  • sdolson - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Hmmmm. I'd give it to my wife, who'd use it to play Dragon Age 2 for days. :) Reply
  • elewand2 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to save the world. I would first start by by curing rabies. Reply
  • britchie - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    would love to win this Reply
  • Craig234 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Contest entry Reply
  • shanholo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to my wife as a replacement for her old Toshiba XP notebook. Reply
  • cajone - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for several things -- replace my current notebook, SQL Server database development, Visual Studio, C#/ASP.NET developemnt, SharePoint. Reply
  • dziban303 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    To make my friends exceedingly jealous! Reply
  • profeteer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    For gaming, especially lan stuff. I frequent Quakecon/PAX, this would be perfect! Reply
  • douglaswilliams - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    "Individuals are automatically entered in this Promotion by signing up for AnandTech’s Comments at http://anandtech.com/Account/Register and posting a reply to this post."

    Done.

    Thanks dudes.
    Reply
  • ecsjjgg - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I want one of those Reply
  • Toadster - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    thanks ! Reply
  • CMMoonan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for work and gaming! Reply
  • enad2k - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as my lifeline to civilization when I make the annual pilgrimage to Altoona with the wife to visit her inlaws. While I enjoy an occasinal brew, along with many other alternate ways to consume vast quantities of alcohol, when visitng the family, it's nice to know I can entertain myself with something more modern than fire and kwates.

    I can see talking on vent with my guildmates spinning tales of my Pennsletuckey exploits such as operating chainsaws while innebriated and driving a 4-wheeler in a funeral prossesion. I relish the glances of amazement from my kin as I speak into a michrophone that is not part of a telephone. It must be magic.

    I can see fiddling for hours attempting to get on the internet while trying to figure out which device actually has a live internet connection amongst the pile of various DSL and cable modems that adorn my inlaws abode. They seem to change ISP's every other month. And then if successful, I then have tha added challenge of putting it back in working order just like I found it.

    When I return home, I would put this beast into a bag, knowing that it will be there for my next trip and that it is the only thing between sanity and drunken baffoonery.
    Reply
  • BrickOfReality - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to start a software consulting company. Reply
  • stevo14 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Lost my Asus laptop last year. I would celebrate by buying all the games I haven't been able to play like L4D and Starcraft. Play them. Make my friends jealous. All of the above. Reply
  • Klober - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Arrrrggg! Darn kids have taken over the desktop and I need a laptop to have a computer to call my own!

    I'd use this for all of my general use (you know, like surfing Anandtech and Dailytech), and for playing games on (such as Rift).

    This laptop would make all the difference - I'd no longer have to randomly send the kids to their rooms just to use the computer! (j/k ;P)
    Reply
  • Crono - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for church stuff (video and photo editing) and distributed computing. Reply
  • Vepsa - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as my new desktop so I could give my wife my current desktop. Reply
  • Zorlac123 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am currently going to school for network administration, but the only two PCs I have are 6+ years old (P4's and Athlon+'s) and they are not portable. If I were to receive this laptop, I would use it for school. This would include, but not be limited to: note taking, router configuration, experimentation, etc. It would be a great tool in assisting my education. Reply
  • Demons - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play through Mass Effect 1 and 2 again while waiting for Mass Effect 3. :) And probably watch some movies too... Reply
  • alaricljs - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would break the RAID-0 and install an SSD for my OS's. Linux as my main with VirtualBox making the Windows install available and also running extra VMs (I have 1 for personal TurboTax, 1 for my business QuickBooks, another for testing things)

    Linux gets used for everything work related, and then switch to un-virtualized Windows to play games :) Sad but true my favorites lately are the Lego games. Still playing Borderlands and looking forward to some worthwhile new releases.
    Reply
  • J3S73R - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the system to play all my games on the go and probably also replace what laptop my work gives me as this is better thus providing a better overall experience. haha Reply
  • ishkatar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It looks like a very nice laptop! My wife can definitely use her own computer so she stops using mine :-). Reply
  • dstinchcomb1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for both pleasure and work. I could connect to work from home for teleworking. I could also play the latest games. Lastly, it would be great for my son to use when he visits. I hope that I am lucky enough to win. Reply
  • Trikat - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for mobile gaming! Reply
  • marxom - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd remove Windows and install Linux and use it as my main laptop.

    I know, boring, but would still be cool to have.
    Reply
  • bleucharm28 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    OMG! I would definitely play CRYSIS! Reply
  • Orko - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Thanks for the opportunity. Reply
  • duber000 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would replace my ASUS G50V that is full of cat hair. Reply
  • HorstDraper - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play Diablo III (eventually) everywhere I went. Reply
  • rdurty2 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play Rift no matter where I'm at. Reply
  • wigginjs - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a replacement for my mid-2006 Macbook pro. I'm currently editing a series of videos of folks talking about something Jesus has done in their life. Some of the videos will include how people were able to get off of drugs or overcome sexual trauma and some will be about how they were greedy and He opened their heart to give more. My current workstation really bogs down with 1080p24 video (what I'm shooting in). I'd also use it for writing. I'm an amateur author and I make my work available at no profit to myself (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/JamesWiggins/). I'd also use it because I often teach and give presentations in my community. For instance, two weekends ago I gave a presentation on how to start a career in IT to a group of ~30 high schoolers. I also teach a weekly Bible study at a children's shelter for abandoned, abused, and neglected children. Obviously, I would also browse teh intarwebs with it. Reply
  • DaveX - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Use it to go to anandtech! Reply
  • bleucharm28 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play CRYSIS :D Reply
  • natebigdawg - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would show of the power of the PC in comparison to my wife's Macbook Pro! Got win her over completely still... Reply
  • r3zon8 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use it to finally replace my aged thinkpad t60! Reply
  • Scalarscience - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to do my visual performances at music events Reply
  • jkostans - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    gimme the gold... Reply
  • digitalrefuse - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd run some comparison benchmarks against my desktop machine and weep for joy at how much better it performed... Then weep for sorrow at how old my desktop is getting. Reply
  • SpacedCadet - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to my wife to justify the desktop equivalent I just ordered from the egg on Friday. With this she could not complain about having an inferior machine, while I could get to play my games whenever I travel. Plus I could play with/against my buddies on multiplayer when they come over. Reply
  • stevet96 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Sweet laptop Reply
  • Genaddison - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop for application development, well as graphics creation since I normally do web development.

    I would also use the machine for multimedia purposes such as streaming netflix and hulu.

    Finally I would use it to play my favorite games such as Dawn Of War II, Bad Company, and AvP.
    Reply
  • LostKaz19 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Soon to be a junior in college, I have been lugging my custom built desktop for the past year (my first year I lived at home because I enjoy my mom's cooking). It has come to my attention that the portability of a laptop of this magnitude would be better than a desktop by a long shot; even if moving around with my desktop has given me reasonably muscular arms. The reason I bought a desktop and not a laptop was because I wanted to have the experience of picking my own parts and putting together my own system (many ladies like to come into my room and gawk at my tower). With the help of many friends and sleepless nights of debating which gpu to get, I am satisfied with the outcome and have no regrets of getting the desktop over a laptop. The main function for my desktop is homework/gaming/movies+music. Having to have spent most of my savings/earnings on miscellaneous college goods, acquiring a laptop, similar to the GT680R, is like a dream come true. As I pursue my dreams of becoming a computer engineer, I hope that I can become an important asset in society and help people no matter how big or how small. I first heard about Anandtech at the beginning of this semester from my professor and I am fascinated by all the latest information I can gain with just one site. I commend you for all your hard work you have put into the site and will be visiting often for now on. Thank you once again and have a nice day. Reply
  • UberLaff - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    easy, I would use to multitask at work. Multiple spreadsheets, word docs, Dreamweaver, and Flash... and also Left 4 Dead.

    Come on with a Core i7 and 8GB's of ram the ALT-Tab speed is probably really impressive! ;)
    Reply
  • Domepiece - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Obviously any self-respecting CIS major needs a gaming laptop. Reply
  • GDaddy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use it to be able to work from home, the drive to and from work everyday is getting really old. Reply
  • NauticalGopher - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to research the best grilled cheese sandwich recipe on the internet. Then overclock and flip it over and do some cooking.

    NG
    Reply
  • CaptMyng - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would charter a Jet and use it to parachute into the front lines of the Libyan freedom fight. I would seek out the most worthy leader of the resistance.and present him/her with this most kickin' of notebooks on bended knee.
    My 1st mission completed I would then volunteer to lead a ragtag band of commandos on a last ditch do or die mission to to eradicate the vile Colonel from this veil of tears.
    After much heroic suffering I would use my BFG to empty the meager contents of his brain-pan.
    Reply
  • osteopic - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm kinda torn between using this laptop to work toward World Peace, or perhaps ending World Hunger. That's a tough choice... I may have to play a few hundred hours of Civ V and think about it! Reply
  • flatfour - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Love me some coffee shop gaming! Reply
  • bigi - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play System Shock 1 and System Shock 2 Reply
  • nafhan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play games.

    That seems a fairly common answer :)
    Reply
  • Ditiris - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    For general computing. Reply
  • Brian23 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    please? Reply
  • stevetech - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to run my small business. Reply
  • rembo666 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    One here please! Reply
  • rembo666 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play with my Computer Vision projects. My old PC is getting a little long in the tooth. Reply
  • gspence2000 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd make it my primary software development computer and play Minecraft after hours! Reply
  • kcconlin9319 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This thing is studly enough to replace my office desktop... Reply
  • Shinobisan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I built my wife a computer back in 2008 for her to run Photoshop and Program on. It's been a good machine, but now that it's upgraded to Win7 some of the drivers are causing issues now and then (specifically the old HD2900Pro). Yes, I built the machine before I discovered anandtech - I'm so much smarter now. lol. Anyway... She still does photography (mostly our kids, or friends - all amateur stuff), a little programming now and then (running her own online shop), and she's trying to learn Japanese. So... I would set her up with a docking station and her current monitors with this little wonder. She could grab it and go take photos anywhere - and use it to instantly view and verify. Then pop back home, and drop it in to be a good solid machine there too. She's a stay at home mom, so I like to spoil her, but don't always have the funds to do so. My main machine at work is a laptop running two monitors and it works great to grab it out of the dock and go to meetings or on business trips. I think she would really love that too. Sorry so long. :) Reply
  • toddau1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've never had my own laptop (and I work in IT!). I've had one at my job, but never one for my house. I'm too cheap to buy one!
    If I won this, I would love to take it on trips with me and it would be nice to be able to have something portable at my house!
    Reply
  • e30kid - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play Crysis: Warhead, which my current system cannot play well at all. Reply
  • olwenrda - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    cool contest, thanks for the goodies! Reply
  • tloc9880 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to replace my old laptop which would go to my daughter so she can use photoshop on the old one. The MSI would take over the duties of editing family videos, videos for our charity and other random videos. It would also be used to encode media for my media server (under construction). It would also be used for gaming, CoD, CIV 5, BF2.

    Plus the fact that it has orange lights would make it that much better of an addition to our house!
    Reply
  • InvaderSith - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to my wife to help her teach her class of low-income students more effectively. Reply
  • neutra - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to enter more Anandtech Giveaways. Reply
  • BPB - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    And would love to win this system! Reply
  • DSperlak - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    What couldn't you do with a beastly thing like this? I'd use it to replace my lowly core 2 duo desktop at home that doesn't see any action anymore due to working two jobs. TF2 an SC2 could surely put a dent in downtime on the job. :D Reply
  • davegraham - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    a couple of things:

    a.) Fusion workstation for development and testing
    b.) gaming (of course)
    c.) travel support (part of the daily gig for company)

    lots of exposure with this puppy...in Fortune 500 companies every week...

    cheers,

    Dave
    Reply
  • Adam8281 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would game from the hotels when I'm traveling! Reply
  • wollar71 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for everything; simply everything. Reply
  • LtGoonRush - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd start going to LAN parties again, since I wouldn't have to lug around a massive desktop. Efficient gaming for the win! Reply
  • David Van - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would replace my fine 5yr. old system that only allows 2gb of ram & would be my first ever laptop if i win Reply
  • felkoth - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Need it for school Reply
  • bbwah - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I want to play WoW at the airport Reply
  • brobichaud - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm a developer and I'd use it to develop some cool new game we can all enjoy! Reply
  • SlitheryDee - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Sign me up! Reply
  • speed12sil - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to play Diablo 3 and watch Japanese Drama :D Reply
  • cbgoding - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    In all honesty, I'd probably seel it and upgrade to sandy bridge and get a vertex 3. Reply
  • Homeles - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm in need of a laptop for school. I suppose having the additional benefit of blowing away the competition at a LAN party would be just a bit awesome as well. Reply
  • ArchAngel777 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for gaming, of course. I travel frequently and could find a great use for it in the hotel room. :D Reply
  • thirdkid4thman - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a desktop replacement. Reply
  • cidder_didder - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I design in AutoCAD and its memory-pigging 3D counterparts a lot, so it's hard finding a computer that can keep up with the memory drain. This system sounds like it could eat anything I throw at it alive, and make dinner for me with the bloody left-overs. Plus, I do a lot of translating and whatnot, so that tends to eat up resources pretty quickly, too.

    And let's not forget the idea of being able to play WoW or Aion cranked at full specs with no difficulty. Nothing wrong with using a machine for work AND play!
    Reply
  • catnap - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd get rid of the ancient ThinkPad I am struggling to maintain! Reply
  • nchrzan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a second more portable development environment... and to play some games. Reply
  • webdawg77 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to help my fiance finish all of her wedding planning. She travels from MS (where we are) to TX (where she's from) about every other week. I'd also use it to create the wedding photo slide show which will be shown during the rehearsal dinner and reception. The HDMI port would come in extra handy for this. I'm sure there would be plenty of usage after the wedding too with editing photos / videos over the next several years.

    The notebook would greatly decrease her stress as well as mine :). Thanks Anandtech!
    Reply
  • ervinshiznit - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the laptop to replace my current one! Reply
  • MrBlackjaw - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would game on this happily when the wife is using my main rig for Photoshop. Reply
  • lurker265 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My 8yr old laptop certainly could use a replacement...
    Thanks for all your hard work, guys.
    Reply
  • GeoBoy)SU - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd take a cue from this "new" generation, and use this super powerful laptop for what they all use it for.....Facebook!....Don't a need a bazillion core processor, 12 gigs of RAM, and a kickin gfx card to do Facebook? Reply
  • HYPhoenix - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play L4D2 anywhere to spread the love for the zombie games. Reply
  • NanoRon - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would do stuff on it. Work stuff. Personal stuff. Fun stuff. Non-fun stuff.

    You know. Stuff.
    Reply
  • itsawondertoo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Sandy Bridge! Yay! Reply
  • L1FE - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    But I'd use it to compile my code exceedingly quick :) Reply
  • pstark54 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Count me in. Reply
  • pstark54 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Gaming, among other things. Reply
  • Jedi940 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for mobile gaming/LAN parties as well as at various church functions when I need to set up a power point presentation. Reply
  • Mr Evolution - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    comment explaining what you would use the system for if you won the GT680R (please only respond once). Good luck!

    After winning the system, I would donate my current laptop to my church and also promote MSI and anandtech.com for the great giveaway. The system will be used manly for power points, photo/video editing, and SC2.

    Although, it is too much machine for what I will be mainly using it for, but having a Sandy Bridge processor will allow me to keep this system for a very long time. It will also contribute less to the environment due to digital rot. Digital rot, meaning that the computer has no perceived value and/or useless and is sent to dumps.

    Please Anandtech.com, choose my post to be the winner

    Mr Evolution
    Reply
  • Spartacus288 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for whatever I needed it to do for me. It would be awesome for LAN parties too! Reply
  • vrmuds - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would put Ubuntu on tihs system and make my friends drool! Reply
  • Topweasel - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would be getting headshots in every FPS known to man. Reply
  • lurgoyf - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my 5 year old $350 laptop, and be able to play my lovely Steam library / Rift / WoW while watching TV my wife. Reply
  • HocusPocus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to read AnandTech :) Reply
  • Burticus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I need to be able to play Civ 5 while "spending time" with the wife! My current laptop is pathetic. Reply
  • BioHazardous - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I have an ASUS 17.3" laptop that's rather big and difficult to fit into almost ANY bag out there. I'd much prefer a 15.6" laptop with a 1920x1080 display that can actually be put into a bag and brought places. For now however I'm stuck with my 17.3" decision.

    I'd play SC2 and possibly some MMORPGs like Mortal Online or Darkfall Online with it.

    I would also likely use it for my business I'm trying to start. I could do some website development on it to keep the business site up to date as well as manage incoming leads and orders.

    I have a hobby website for gaming I could start to get back into again with a gaming laptop. www.hytekgamer.com I've put a lot of work in it but have let it fall to the side while I've been focusing on some other things.

    I'm sure there are numerous other things I can use it for that would be neat to mention but it's early and I can't think of anything else.
    Reply
  • johngartrell - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I do a little bit of programming for a living, and have chosen to use Visual Studio out of convenience. That said, some extra horsepower from an MSI laptop would be most appreciated. :) Reply
  • shiznizza - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for light gaming and getting some real work done while at work. This is a nice setup and wish they had this for some work systems. Reply
  • jcr916 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my broken 6811fx and finish my college work! Reply
  • Zuba_Inverse - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would replace my old decaying laptop with one much better suited to what I would like to use it for - games. Reply
  • roedtogsvart - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this laptop, I'd use it as a portable gaming/HTPC station! Here's hoping. Reply
  • andycogbill - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would build a replica of the laptop in Minecraft, with a CPU and everything! Or at least try. It might end up being a tower with some ramparts. But with booby traps! Reply
  • fixxxer0 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would play games while on the road for work with it Reply
  • clupus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for doing some video editing, gaming and getting the kids hooked on computers! Reply
  • ljames_21 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I just want it. Give it to me. Yay! Reply
  • aethalin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for my WACOM on the road. I think that a few games and some coding would be nice as well. :D

    Hmm okay, so I could think of quite a few things for this system.
    Reply
  • kablunkie - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ... i'd even get it one of those primo laptop cooling pads... ::drool:: Reply
  • rabidsloth - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for gettin' mah bidness done. Reply
  • logikk - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a nightlight for those late-night snack runs.

    And also use it to work on my master's thesis (the extra horsepower would be good for image/video processing) and play games in between working.
    Reply
  • jerrysh - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my ailing 6 year old Thinkpad. Reply
  • Drewoid13 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Desktop replacement: be able to play games on the go! This would be perfect for when I study abroad next semester. Reply
  • mrpk - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play Dragon Age Origins, Awakening and finally DA 2 :-) Reply
  • Fenestrata - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Battlefield 3. You want to know what my dear friend MSI GT680R will be doing for a living? I'll tell you again--Battlefield 3. I'll make it sweat. A sweet, sweet, love sweat. Reply
  • thrawn3 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it so that I have enough power to use Virtual Machines for projects on campus at school. Currently all I have that is portable is a single core Atom netbook. Reply
  • JoJoman88 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    So on a notebook, where do you put the case bages/sticker at. I have an extra MSI one to put on it if I win. Reply
  • ajohns41 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    but what more than to replace my outdated macbook pro and have a machine to watch movies on while I travel! Reply
  • marvdmartian - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    A beast like this, there's really no limit! Need to be entertained? Seems the only thing missing is a BR drive......but a DVD will look just as great on that screeen. Need to game the lastest, greatest game? No problem, bring it on! Shoot, you could even handle 3D CAD with ease on this monster!

    Seeing as my current desktop is a few years old, this would make a stupendous replacement, that would only be limited by it's battery life. Awesome, for sure!!
    Reply
  • Solema - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as my LAN party PC. I hate dragging around my desktop PC to LAN parties! Reply
  • jdparker520 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a second desktop so that my wife and I can stop quibbling over who gets to use the Core i5 Reply
  • rattrick1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd really love to play BF3 when it comes out on this thing.

    Also, this thing would be great to write software on!
    Reply
  • clipless - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play iRacing with my G25 wheel and pedals. I'd also play some of my old fav's like Commandos and Fallout. Reply
  • kivnul - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Her laptop is 8 years old and she glares at it and me when she uses it Reply
  • prime2515103 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a portable DAW (digital audio workstation... for the layperson) and bonus, it can game, so in between tracks I could get my frag on while I'm not even at home! Holy cow!

    P.S. Yes, I realize 'layperson' isn't a word but I've watched Dumb and Dumber at least 30 times so I can't help it.
    Reply
  • AK_Dave - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It might sound cliched, but I would use it primarily for gaming/skyping with family when I am TDY or deployed Reply
  • th134 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    learning some things and BC2 & BC3 are waiting for me! :D Reply
  • jamesgor13579 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a replacement for my current D820 with an anemic graphics card (to put it nicely) Then I could play Supreme Commander anywhere. Reply
  • schizoide - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the laptop to visit Anandtech and play Portal 2 with the awesome GPU! Reply
  • jdcole - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use that bad boy as my daily use computer. Both of my desktops died on me (RAM failure on one and PSU death on the other) and my laptop's keyboard is slowly dying. And trust me - sharing a laptop with my wife is a pain. Also, being in the military, I don't get paid a ton so I can't just upgrade whenever I want, or even replace parts.

    BTW been reading and lurking for a while - great site Anand, keep it up!
    Reply
  • zoi.demos - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will use it to play Portal 2! =) Reply
  • bearaids - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    What would I do with it... easy! Android app development and Folding@Home! Reply
  • rothnic - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm in dire need of a new laptop! Gaming on it while on travel for work would be amazing. Reply
  • ekoostik - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Mobile movie maker. Reply
  • tbone311 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for Skype-ing with the family! Reply
  • xSuperCruzx - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Having this machine would allow me to stop having to share the home desktop with my wife and daughter! They can Facebook and install all the junky games they want on the old desktop! I can now hide in the closet with this awesomeness and enjoy!
    I will call it "My Precious!"
    Reply
  • pinesol - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to watch at least half of an HD movie before requiring AC power. Reply
  • Areign30 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've quit WoW because my rinky dink system was terrible for playing WoW. But with this, I would return! Muuuuaaaahahahaha! Reply
  • Cersad - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    For my work, it would replace my current laptop and let me run my model simulations while still multitasking and letting me do my research in genetic processes.

    In my spare time, it would be a great way to stream video and play some fallout: new vegas. Maybe I'd even try my hand at hooking it up to my digital piano and do some music recording.
    Reply
  • ehupp01 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Win for me! Reply
  • benjdm - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    May it be a winner! Reply
  • clearest - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it a gaming / development laptop! Reply
  • mliska1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for games: The next few CoDs, Diablo III, anything else good that comes out... Reply
  • robob4him - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    probably play minecraft... let's be honest people...

    Also, GIMP photo editing.
    Reply
  • sithscout80 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to a friend. Reply
  • Romberry - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd give this notebook to my wife (who is the gamer in the family) to give her something to occupy her mind while she's in South Carolina taking care of her mom who is in ill health. (Stage IV lung cancer. Really.) Reply
  • jschwegler - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This beast would replace my current sad Dell Latitude laptop that is horribly slow and missing keys to boot. Reply
  • Reven - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well I'm going to college this summer, and that looks like a great way to keep up on my gaming while still having being able to move a PC around campus... Reply
  • angelusfatali - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm pretty sure Minecraft on the go would be win with this. I mean, look at the intense graphics. Reply
  • starson - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my AGP era desktop :D Reply
  • yuriylsh - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Given such great screen real estate and speedy components, I would be able to do Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight development on this beauty, plus would dive into some CUDA programming (who says GPUs are only for games?). And, given the heritage of this notebook, I would even do some gaming on it - this year brings back Diablo, Serious Sam and DNF - updates for games that I was playing when I was all about gaming :) Reply
  • Bibble - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would be able to play PC games again after a 2.5 year hiatus with a business oriented laptop!

    And visit AT, of course.
    Reply
  • mr_mike - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    gaming. i've got gaming on the brain. Reply
  • Andysound - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will edit Hi-Def video left & right, especially new 1080, 60p content...! Reply
  • coutch - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my hot water boiler ... Reply
  • claussendb - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to my daughter for college, but give it to my son for games until she goes to college. Reply
  • ychro - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my girlfriend.....if I had one :( Reply
  • LordDarkHell - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've been using a netbook as my only "PC" for the last two years. I think I have suffered enough and deserve something "slighty" more powerful :)

    The GT680R will take over the duty as my work and entertainment PC as soon as I slam a brick on the netbook.
    Reply
  • Quatrefury - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be awesome. I would replace my Macbook Pro with it and go back to a Windows based machine for my work and video editing hobby needs. I really need something I can reliably edit on when I am not at home. Reply
  • rabidsquirrel - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to write a game for my cats. The pointer would bounce all over the screen. I can haz compooterz!? Reply
  • Lothsahn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    <drool> Reply
  • Lothsahn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Great, and now commenting on the article I probably just invalidated myself, because now I've entered twice :)

    I'd give it to my wife so she can play WoW while watching the baby. :)
    Reply
  • i2mental - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd probably end up sitting in my car at work during lunch catching up on some gaming.. Reply
  • Crucial - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to help cure cancer and promote world peace. Reply
  • WeaselITB - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    What would I do with it? I'd love to just enjoy a laptop for once! Dragging my tower and monitor to a friend's house for gaming, while awesome in my college days, is just getting to be a pain in the you-know-where.

    -Weasel
    Reply
  • Mindlink - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It's a beast of a laptop, so a regular workload won't do. What would I use it for?

    1. Running the android emulator at anything above the 4fps my current laptop can manage.

    2. Use that 460M for a bit of CUDA goodness. None for me on the current box...

    3. Umm... games? Need I say more?
    Reply
  • iggy8700 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for my lab work (grad student). Quad core and 8 gigs ram are great for structure and bioinformatics calculations Reply
  • jasonliv - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm developing speech recognition software to help deaf and hard of hearing people, and this would not only help speed up my development efforts but also make the software more accurate due to having more CPU & GPU power to compute with. Reply
  • ludovicf - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Exactly the computer I need for my research ;) Reply
  • momeNt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would hook this bad boy up to my monitor/keyboard/mouse and use it to replace my current desktop which sports a Phenom II x2 (unlocked to 4) (had to buy when my socket AM2 board died, nice upgrade for only 90$ total got a free motherboard with cpu purchase) 800Mhz DDR2 memory (4GB) and an x850xt video card!!! Reply
  • CodeMonkey00 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I always find the best giveaways here! Reply
  • loboracing - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    me please Reply
  • CodeRunner1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would use to develop/test code, play games & watch movies. Reply
  • lipanconjuring - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Mostly for class/game development. I would love to compile code with that processor. Reply
  • erascon - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    As a father of 3 kids i don't get to change hardware often so i would use it as my mobile gaming station.

    I travel a lot so instead of using my crappy work notebook this would help me play many of my games from steam and probably some new games i'd like to buy like Dragon Age 2, Crisis 2, Portal 2, etc.

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Reply
  • johnboy267 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for gaming (for example SC2, which I found my current laptop struggles with ;.;) and watching movies. Reply
  • w0ss - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my desktop as this laptop is more powerful than my 4 year old desktop. Reply
  • cobraphx - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to fold on the go while editing video streamed from my hidden watch camera. Reply
  • Stuka87 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Minecraft!!!

    Well, and BC2, BF3, Diablo3, SC2, etc etc etc
    Reply
  • Elmur_fud - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well when I was done making sweet sweet love to this oh so sexy looking laptop. (J/K) I would use it for gaming and when I get to go back to college here in the fall (fingers crossed) this would be my constant compaion for note taking, homework, research, ect. Reply
  • scook9 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop in place of my aging M17x R1 with a core 2 quad. Having a more mature CPU architecture will help with school tasks like running MatLab, VHDL software, and LabView.

    The GPU would make for some fun times as well of course ;)
    Reply
  • rsgeiger - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    He currently plays WoW on a P4 Celeron system with a GeForce 6600, at 800 by 600 resolution. We currently dont have the money to buy even a $400 system, since the bills from the last recession are still with us.

    Is not meant to be a sob story, but this is the real reason why I would like to win the laptop. :-)
    Reply
  • Burrich - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've got along with my desktop for over a decade. I think it's time to join the quasi-mobile generation. :) Reply
  • nanoburn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it....PERIOD! Reply
  • jrtolle - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the laptop to replace my aging desktop for playing games...I'd connect it to my 50" plasma TV to play the latest games and enjoy the built-in screen when the wife wants to watch some TV show I'm not interested in. Reply
  • CalvinHobbes - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop for gaming and for online classes. Reply
  • eshew - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to finally do some video editing and let my GF use it for her graphics design business... & I'd play some gnarly video games my single core pc cant hande! Reply
  • woody345 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would allow me to finally get away from my old desktop featuring a awesome 17" crt and 4 year old video card to play the games my friends have been telling me about for years. Reply
  • beersy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to my Nephew, he is getting more and more into games and the laptop I gave him last year was already a couple years old! He needs something with more power! Reply
  • crimson117 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Problem: my gaming computer is upstairs, my wife likes being downstairs in the living room. I like gaming, but I also like being near my wife.

    Solution: MSI GT680R Sandy Bridge Notebook :)
    Reply
  • molinemc - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for AI research. And, you know, games. Reply
  • Liasio - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I already have a lappy, but I'm sick of lugging my wife's desktop to the weekly LAN. I'd give her this so that bringing her computer along is easy. Reply
  • Tanispyre - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would us it to process the hundreds of gigabytes of synchrotron XRF data I have collected at the NSLS for my thesis. Reply
  • babypunkinmn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Since my one year old son likes to pound on computer keyboards I'd let him use my current laptop that I'm posting this on to help him fine tune his typing ability so he can move into an entry level position at the age of 2 and start earning his keep around here....

    Meanwhile, I'd play video games and eat bonbons :)
    Reply
  • vortmax2 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I wouldn't mind winning this! Reply
  • MULuke - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for everything I use my desktop for. Reply
  • Randolph - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well, first things first, I would probably run around my house with it raised above my head, shouting victorious slogans.

    After that, it would replace my current laptop, which I could then pass on to someone else.
    Reply
  • lawrencemgann - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    And I was just thinking about how much I'd like a laptop! Reply
  • mimonidy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    school, work, gaming, desktop replacement :) Reply
  • AgentPhlipi - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for recording music, playing starcraft 2, doing homework for CSE and other things. Oh the places you'll go Reply
  • Playto24 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this setup for gaming on the go like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Starcraft 2. It would travel with me to friend's to game or when I go outta town. Reply
  • Drxious - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    id use it for music and movies while i travel Reply
  • johnspierce - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this rockin' system to process video using Adobe Premier Elements and photos with Lightroom and CS5. I NEED some horsepower!

    John
    Reply
  • scoombs - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I believe this could serve as my primary system for a wide range of uses. Reply
  • sdcc633 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Give my Dell to my wife and use this laptop for general purposes and video editing. Reply
  • Riley Craven - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to to do everything I currently do stationary.

    It would be a great work/home alternative in the since that I don't have to make choices about the device when I'm done with work. I would have access to the latest titles with much higher settings on a work machine.

    As a work machine it would also be able to drive all my processes without a sweat. So basically the best of both worlds.
    Reply
  • mrfou - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play minesweeper in HD! Reply
  • sawviper - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would be great to replace the aging laptop I use for work while on the road. Reply
  • Ryun - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd hook it up to the TV in the bedroom and play games, stream movies, and do... 3D stuff? Like jumping a car out of the LCD. Reply
  • skiboysteve - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for a gaming laptop... as my desktop is 5 years old and my work laptop doesn't have a video card worth anything Reply
  • treetop2000 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My home laptop is over 5 years old and this would be a great replacement. Reply
  • jkroha - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this machine to bring a smile to my 3 (and a half, very important not to forget the half Daddy!) daughter. She loved playing on the net on sites like Sprout or Sesame Street, but also loved drinking over the laptop and moving it, enough spills and drops and it was the long talk about how things break...... (only took about 8 "but why"'s, not to bad for her) Yeah, Daddy would get some good gaming time and video encoding runs after bedtime, but Little C gets what she wants! Reply
  • santz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This is nice, but can it play crisis?

    I love MSI
    Reply
  • WasabiVengeance - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would imagine that the first month of owning this would be spent getting the sandy bridge linux drivers up and working. I hear they're in a pretty sorry state, though maybe that has changed.

    After that, MINECRAFT :D And probably ps2 emulation.
    Reply
  • tushir - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've been needing a replacement for my current laptop for the longest time! crossing my fingers and hoping the stars align on this one. Reply
  • severtki - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Dev machine, plus the occasional game! Reply
  • foomanlinux - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this laptop to read the anandtech website on a regular basis, as well as play Starcraft 2 at all of my friends houses. Reply
  • tmheroes - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It'd be nice to be able to do some modelling away from my desk for once. My current laptop can't handle even playing anything more than DVDs, let alone playing Blu Rays or doing some modelling. Not to mention how much time I would spend just looking at it. Reply
  • sunmasque1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I need a new laptop to replace my aging unit... something to kick out movie conversions and play games... Reply
  • cgront - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would install/play every game I own onto the machine, but then I would take a step back and just use it as a mobile programming laptop, it would be a nice upgrade to my laptop that is 3 years old. I would probably put some virtual machines onto the machine and do some fun stuff there. with the specs that you posted above, there is almost no limit to what can be done, and almost no limit to what I would do with it. Reply
  • beastyben1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd mostly do schoolwork on it. Then game like crazy in the spare time. Reply
  • afall - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would install VMware workstation and use it to create a ubuntu VM . Reply
  • ebolamonkey3 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would totally bring this to B school and have the baddest laptop on campus :p Reply
  • GrandPixel - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    starcraft 2 sounds fun :) Reply
  • zigzaggar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would play games that don't need to be run on the lowest possible res, with all effects turned down, and still have fps issues, also looking forward to TES:V Reply
  • TheCommish - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my desktop. Reply
  • thesandbender - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    So you *need* to do CAD work hmmm? Fine... I'll go blow something up! Reply
  • Warder4545 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace a 7 year old 17" laptop and play Dragon Age 2 on the go. Reply
  • Rod4Tech - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    "To enter the contest simply respond to this post with a comment explaining what you would use the system for if you won the GT680R (please only respond once). Good luck!"

    This may sound a little crazy, but I'd install Windows Server 2008 on that puppy & and test it to see how well it manages AD accounts. -grins-
    Reply
  • rulo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My son is working on his programming skills, he is 13 and wants to become a game developer. This would be the perfect gift for him.
    Thanks! and good luck to everyone!
    Reply
  • supamario - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd fill it with quality porn. Mobile porn station. All of you would..
    But seriously, Anand, why dont you just donate it to charity. Otherwise, chances are, someone who doesnt really need it could win it.
    Reply
  • scottmchsd - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I used to finally see what SC2 looks like on the Ultra setting. Reply
  • BettysBuoy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Generate better ca$hflow Reply
  • dorion - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this machine as a replacement for my aging 2007 macbook, and to finally get some decent FPS on Dwarf Fortress. Reply
  • Out of Box Experience - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I have never had a Windows 7 computer

    I have been into computers since DOS 3.0 on a 386 but I can't afford a new computer

    If you really think that Windows 7 is better than XP, then give it to me!

    I can actually use a nice new computer

    A really really nice one..

    Like that one!
    Reply
  • GotThumbs - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Putting my hat into the ring. Please Reply
  • l8gravely - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be the perfect device for my wife to work on. Reply
  • Scrote - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to run DOS and play me some Football Manager 1997. OH YES! Reply
  • AahzNotOz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to game while I travel for work. Reply
  • corduroygt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play SC2 while running a VM for work. Reply
  • quillaja - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd like to win. Reply
  • spe1491 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This thing is more powerful than my desktop, I'd probably use it for everything! Reply
  • NobleHelium - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd finally be able to play some games when not at home. Reply
  • mlrabbitt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to do some 3D modeling and rendering. Reply
  • trnka - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it mostly for gaming at some small LAN parties I do - SC2, LFD2, Borderlands, etc. I'd probably also use it sometimes in teaching and whatnot, such as demonstrating how to setup a remote editing/compiling environment. Reply
  • stewartsoda - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this for work. It'd be the perfect Abysmal Studio box.

    Who am I kidding, I'd play games on this all the time!
    Reply
  • YaBaBom - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to try out some more modern games than Diablo 2... Reply
  • mikeyreyrey - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for gaming in bed, on the toilet, at my desk, outside on a nice day and for LAN parties! Reply
  • akersc - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This will make a nice replacement for my Asus G51J. Reply
  • mplee - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a desktop replacement. Reply
  • James5mith - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this laptop, I would definitely use it for work. While I would probably get mocked a bit for how beefy it is, it would be great to have something powerful that can run a few VM's when I'm trying to troubleshoot something in the datacenter.

    Not to mention, having a nice high resolution display would make it so much nicer than my current work-issued 12" 1024x768 screen.
    Reply
  • isulzer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    diablo 3... waiting still tho. Reply
  • paulteini - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Yes, I would enjoy having this! Reply
  • tomr001 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Will have a box where I can run 4 VMs ! Reply
  • iamlilysdad - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I have 5 kids and have family everywhere. I take a lot of home movies from my phone, point and shoot, and camcorder. These are all in different formats. A machine with specs like this would allow me to more quickly transcode the videos.

    Then I would he able to edit them together, burn them to DVD, and send them to family members that we don't get to see very often.

    Oh, and I'll play Starcraft 2 also. I don't have a machine that can handle it. :)
    Reply
  • hoola - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this system in my quest to find a grassman near my home town of Salem, OH. Reply
  • rich_p - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I saw this article, and I thought, much like Charlie Sheen, that I wanted to be Winning .. then I saw that Its not available outside the US! best of luck to whoever wins you know I'm jealous... Reply
  • dicobalt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for coursework. Maybe some games, maybe, maybe definitely. Reply
  • rintintin81 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to transcode my large collection of videos to use on my new Motorola Atrix phone. Reply
  • Rocket321 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to set us up the bomb....
    Then I'd use it to read anandtech, update my social media sites, edit family pics & videos, and oh yah, play some games! CoD, Battlefield, WOW etc.

    Thanks to Anand and MSI for the great giveaway!
    Reply
  • tom032792 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would love one to use for my engineering classes in school as well as video/audio transcoding, and of course some gaming thrown in for good measure. Reply
  • umbagog1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    for just about everything Reply
  • frewster - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play Super Smash Bros Brawl on road trips. Hibernate, new battery, continue playing! Reply
  • sunseteclipse97 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this for school and stress relief. The high resolution screen would allow me to work on Excel sheets, Powerpoint slides and Word documents side by side, with the 8gb of memory and quad core never slowing down my productivity. When stress relief is needed, the GeForce card would never fail in my endless quest to be the top Fragger of my classmates. Reply
  • Lazrlazr - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be awesome to help me render videos for my digital mutimedia class which i currently do on a plastic macbook Reply
  • zamanoodle - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'll take the laptop with me to Footbridge beach and get some work done with my feet in the sand. Reply
  • neonmonkey - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for gaming, school, media and everything else. Reply
  • obsydian - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my tablet-pc (with dying nvidia gfx), since I no longer need that for school. Reply
  • trisct - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would love this for gaming. Reply
  • Sabb - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my noble Latitude D610 in my lab cause the darn NIH is too cheap to allow me to purchase a new comp using lab money. It would also be great to have a gaming station for those late night working! Reply
  • Jaepheth - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to read Anandtech articles.
    Also to play Minesweeper and edit photos with MS Paint.

    And if time permits, I may run a few Monte Carlo simulations.
    Reply
  • Kryptix - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would effectively stress test this machine the way I use it...

    By day, coding, VMs and your general spreadsheet work.

    By evening, note and test taking in law school.

    By night, enough gaming performance to let me play SC2 at better than low graphics, and a media PC that can drive the big screen tv...

    That and carrying it around NYC will probably let me lose a few pounds...
    Reply
  • ht_dave - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Oh....a little video editing, a little gaming..... Reply
  • Sansnombre - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    . . . to be able to show and manipulate fully-rendered 3D models in Solidworks to prospective clients. Where can I pick it up? ;-) Reply
  • Ophan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would finally be able to play Starcraft II at something higher that minimum settings. :) Reply
  • akuo99 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    for entering contests Reply
  • chesed - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for work. What else? Reply
  • GTI337 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play SC2 and do my Android app development from the comfort of, well, anywhere! Reply
  • grocepat - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am in it to win it! Reply
  • Oniwaban - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'd use it to make awesome graphic designs Reply
  • neogodless - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Mostly I would use it for programming, developing Silverlight/XNA applications and games. Reply
  • WhiteMorpheus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for LAN parties. Seriously easier than lugging the PC and a monitor. But weighs close to the same... Reply
  • Bennett88 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would become my new DAW and space heater combo. Reply
  • Geostyce - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Further spousal avoidance... Reply
  • punjabiplaya - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to take notes in class. And by take notes, I mean play games and read AT articles. Reply
  • sarthurn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Minesweeper! It would ROCK on that system with those specs, and could play anywhere! Reply
  • ShumOSU - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This thing has practically the same specs as a desktop build that I want to do, just scaled back a bit here and there. I would basically use this as my main desktop at home with the added bonus that I can easily pack it up and take it anywhere for gaming. :-) Reply
  • scrappy1850 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I love to play games, so I can't stand being away from my desktop rig when I travel. This would be the best way to keep my Crysis 2 skills sharp when I travel for work! Reply
  • Snakebitten - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm in but I'm curious to see what motherboard chipset is being used in this notebook. :) Reply
  • chaoticbear - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd of course replace my aging desktop. (God, has it really been 6 years?) Reply
  • sleepyTiger - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for engineering simulation, and of course it seems great for entertainment, video calling etc. too. Reply
  • ss284 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    tasteful pornography Reply
  • rickon66 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I need this to retain my sanity! Reply
  • skittlekiller - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it at LAN parties to make everyone jealous. Reply
  • trushk - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    better gaming and surfing for me Reply
  • kidcapri101 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    To take over the world... Reply
  • ddd0004 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my desktop with this if I win Reply
  • AppleBonker - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to improve my odds of hooking up with Acid Burn! Reply
  • michal1980 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    my wifes desktop. Way faster then what she has now, and we can play civ Reply
  • CUfuzzy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Gaming of course! Maybe some video editing, that thing gives my desktop a run for its money. Reply
  • Aisorik - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to watch 1080p videos of attractive women singing attractive songs and play Amnesia: Dark Descent while hiding in a dark truck stop bathroom. I'll personally stain the stall walls with crude unrecognizable gang symbols and a lipstick phone number of some woman who scorned me back in college for an idiot. Reply
  • mpowell - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    As a sysadmin my work provides me a laptop, which is just way to old, crappy, and underperforming to be of any real use. So far I've just been way to cheap to purchase something decent. But if it were mine, I'd also be able to utilize it in my plans for total world domination! muhahahahaha... Reply
  • techninja - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Thanks! :-) Reply
  • uallas5 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    replace an aging and heavy alienware !!! Reply
  • hucklongfin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use as a desktop relpacment for games and work. Reply
  • kdttaz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace a 3 year old laptop. Reply
  • countcristo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd do homework, run simulations of SRIM/TRIM, and play games in the down time such as Dead Space. Reply
  • nwsummers - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Crysis 2. Need I say more? Reply
  • RandyN - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to heat my bedroom and while working out. Reply
  • Swiftnc - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to game on the go. LAN Parties, work travel, airports. Reply
  • swkerr - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it when I am not at my desk. Reply
  • punchcore47 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Replace my gaming laptop that my Ex! wife ran over. @#@*#@*# Reply
  • AZCompGuy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would pull a HDD and load this baby up with an SSD, then turn it into my mobile gaming platform. Reply
  • AndresB - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'll use to model and render my own architectural designs. And play sometimes (if have extra free time, someday)... Reply
  • kaz2020 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I travel a lot now and only have a smartphone for mobile computing. This would be so helpful and awesome! Reply
  • lublub - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    me wanne! Reply
  • erffac - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for programming. Reply
  • jparisoe - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this to replace my Macbook Pro. Reply
  • ashbbyrd@gmail.com - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play games on it.
    When I was done with that I'd watch movies on it.
    When I was done with that I'd sleep with my head on it.
    Reply
  • jbob5590 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd load that 1TB of hard disk with my Steam game collection (TF2, The Witcher, Dragon Age Origins, Oblivion, Trine, Audiosurf, Farcry 2, DoW II, Hitman: Blood Money, and many more) and like most people who've entered the contest I'd have to install WoW and all the assorted expansions and patches. Reply
  • James000 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my Athlon x4 development desktop machine for embedded, linux and windows system programming. Can guarantee, with a graphics card like that, there will be a lot of games too in the downtime :-) Reply
  • ehicks05 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won I would log hours upon hours of gaming, coding, and recording music! Reply
  • dnddanranger - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would love to use a new laptop like this to use as a remote desktop and be able to take all my games on the go with me. Reply
  • n3xus9673 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would take it with me Afghanistan to replace the one I lost a few months back during a convoy. I can't play online games but I have lots of single player FPS, racing sims, and RPG's to kill time. I would also use it to store music and photographs from out here. Reply
  • Sb87 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Gaming? Check. Movies? Check. Productivity? Heck, that thing has better specs than my current desktop (which reminds me, I need to upgrade that as well...) Reply
  • DarkRogue - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Clearly I'd use it for LAN parties and gaming. Reply
  • MageXX9 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would replace my desktop. Reply
  • jonmcq - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for games, movies and porn - the big 3. Reply
  • erythrophilia - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd triple boot fedora/windows/mac if I won. Reply
  • donjuancarlos - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to train underprivileged inner city youths to neutralize alien threats. Reply
  • bleucharm28 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Play Crysis, SILLY! Reply
  • rc71281 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a coaster, dont want to leave rings on my coffee table. Reply
  • nemonator1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Oh look... a new shiny and fast thing! I would wear that as my bling. Reply
  • kenyee - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    There are far too few laptops w/ decent resolution screens to run VS.Net or Eclipse IDEs that suck up screen real-estate like no tomorrow :-P
    Being able to do this while running VMs decently on the same machine and transcoding movies or playing the latest game is just icing on the cake...
    Reply
  • Tarvaln - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to a friend who needs a laptop for school. Reply
  • DustinF0000 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd edit photos and do day of wedding slide shows at my wedding client events...

    -Thanks.
    Reply
  • Joker04136 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would love to own this machine! Reply
  • trifecta88 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play games made after 2007 Reply
  • NonTechi - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would accompany me to the library to further my web coding skills with CS5....for starters.... Reply
  • LuluTheMonk - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Photo editing and some gaming. Reply
  • Octavean - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the MSI GT680R to go online and petition the state of New York to allow a person to marry computer hardware. Because I love the specs of the MSI GT680R ;) I tell you it was love at first sight.

    Naturally I would use it for work, to study and to play games too,.... ;)
    Reply
  • skrawn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my aging school laptop Reply
  • Raegar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    to eliminate using the tank/helicopter combo under my desk. Reply
  • calipf - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    playing WoW, all around the house! Reply
  • RBrian - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    First, I'll post a comment here, thanking MSI and Anandtech. Then I'll thank God by doing the right thing and contributing to the World Community Grid. Then... I'll play Crysis 2. Reply
  • tantolar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could actually play games while my fiancee is using my computer! Reply
  • rajnel - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Winning this contest would allow me to upgrade my ancient Dell Pentium M laptop with the latest and greatest Sandybridge+460M... I will be able to play Dagon Age 2 on the move !!! Reply
  • ericbarch - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this slick machine for all my Steam games...and especially Portal 2 when it's released! Reply
  • d0ogie - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    With those specs it's not where you want to go - it's how fast you get there - amazing looking laptop and I'd simply use it for everything Reply
  • TallOne - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...OMG: With a machine like this? Sweet! The mind boggles.

    Retire by desktop system... Frag like mad -- anywhere... Lose sleep...?
    Reply
  • dalberth - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    What's better than working from home? Working from home, sitting on your porch outside : ) That's how I'd use it (along w/some gaming, of course!). Reply
  • ValueDriven - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Now my 10-yr old wants one! LOL Reply
  • JWade - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    awesome laptop. maybe i will be lucky Reply
  • dissonanceus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for games, media encoding, browsing anandtech Reply
  • jyee - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a testament of my incredible luck. Reply
  • anxiyz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Gaming and graphic design. Oh and Facebook. Reply
  • benwa73 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to warm my house in winter with all the excess heat it would generate. Reply
  • wooties - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This laptop would be a VERY fun toy to use for work. Mainly because I work with a few Mac-heads who somehow are easily fooled into thinking their MBP's are the latest-tech.

    This would be my ultimate answer to them :)
    Reply
  • Uritziel - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Gaming on the go of course. Reply
  • pmauddib - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this board to PWN everyone on league of legends. Reply
  • squishyTurtle - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Research. My PhD research involves CUDA/OpenCL and automatic division of tasks into processes across the processor and gpu. Having a single computer with both a powerful CPU and GPU would be a great help. Reply
  • kermat - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I wouldn't buy an iPad. ;-) Reply
  • pelov - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    it'd replace my desktop!

    WooWoo
    Reply
  • worm - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I made the mistake to purchase the previous generation i-series, without a add-in graphics card, so no way to upgrade the graphics. Using this system to actually be able to watch video, in addition to everything else would improve my retirement. Reply
  • sliceof2d - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for my graphic design work on the go and for everyday use. Reply
  • mcnels1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My kids are taking over my desktop PC for their games. I need my own. Reply
  • tonyn84 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well aside from playing games, I'm looking to start writing my own software and it would be great to have a dedicated machine for it. Reply
  • deepnarsay - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    To simulate Beam Propagation Method ( Helmholtz equation).

    Or to design a cryogenic engine.

    Whichever is harder.
    Reply
  • endblockclip8 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    New computer for BF3 w00t! Reply
  • sickNtired - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I NEED this! Reply
  • ngeowmix - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    for posting even more comments in future giveaways! Reply
  • ukr - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    SHOW ME THE NOTEBOOK! Reply
  • jnmfox - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Portable Company of Heroes gaming machine Reply
  • danfab - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the 'puter to play Rift, and surf the net... Lol Reply
  • incorect - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    done Reply
  • jzemsky - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    bwahahaha.... Reply
  • veri745 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my crappy Athlon desktop at work :( Reply
  • dali71 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play Duke Nukem Forever, which looks to be finally released soon, and lots of WoW. Reply
  • IVIauricius - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm a programming student without a laptop. I watch all my fellow students work and play on their laptops at school while I sit and eat my lunch before going home and do my work alone. I'd use the laptop to work alongside my friends and argue about data structures and proper pointer use. :) Reply
  • gdinero79 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it when I don't want to lug around my 17" laptop. Reply
  • RMSe17 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Great gaming laptop for travel. I would play SC2 on the go and at LAN parties :) Reply
  • Mr.McBeeVee - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Yep...count me in on this one. Reply
  • vagrantsoul - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would be using the computer as a mobile workstation for my 2d-3d graphic design, allowing me to work at the office and while going to trade shows, and possibly while traveling on vacation and to see family... giving me much more freedom in being able to not be fettered down in the factory I am in. Seeing as I have been unable to get my ISP to fix my connection at home for over two months now, this would actually be a huge HUGE help in getting things back on track with my freelancing work.

    Oh yeah, I'd also be dumping most of my steam account onto this, playing dragon age II, mass effect 2, mafia 2, possibly getting into rift, deadspace 2 and a few others just to see what the laptop can do, having been a die-hard desktop supported for a very very long time.
    Reply
  • sakanade - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Do work anywhere :) Reply
  • darckhart - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'd show the apple fanboys that i have the latest cpu, dedicated graphics, AND usb3. Reply
  • ctroxell - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use at school Reply
  • stuartrue - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would give it to my friend who is starting a small business. Reply
  • Malfeas - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this as a replacement for my aging desktop. And to bake cookies. Reply
  • martyrant - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play GW2 when it comes out and read articles on anandtech, maybe try it out at work as a replacement....it could even replace my current desktop, haha. Still using a E8400.. Reply
  • CatatonicMan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Free stuff is good. Reply
  • jyounce2102 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could watch Netflix while traveling. Reply
  • jmarin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will use it to play all my games from the comfort of my living room. Reply
  • gazukull - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am all over this contest! :D Reply
  • ChiTownEddie - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Love the site, thanks for the chance to win this :) Reply
  • t_case - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I might be able to make it to gold in SC2, wait..... nm I don't think it will help with that Reply
  • sjwinter - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm in. Reply
  • ader098 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would make it my portable gaming machine :) Reply
  • lsubrama - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Play Baldur's gate on it :-P Reply
  • poolmanjim - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    TO GAME UNTIL MY EYES BLEED!

    Seriously, I'm currently stuck with my Sony Vaio that isn't exactly winning any competitions. I can barely play Supreme Commander 2 so forget Just Cause 2, Crysis or even Left 4 Dead 2 on any reasonable settings. I would use it to game, have fun, and to work. I carry my laptop to work every day because I am remote and use my laptop to access email and what not.
    Reply
  • BrandonMills - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Yes this would become my new work ( cough ) laptop. During the day, it would run mainly Office 2010, Opera ( web browser of choice ), and whatever other apps I'm using throughout my day.

    However, after hours, my lovely lady laptop likes to take off her glasses and undo her hair. A Civ V game perhaps? She knows what I like.
    Reply
  • Skiprudder - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Not only would this be a big help in my computer repair business for onsite jobs and virus removal, but I could edit my podcast and then kick back with some Civ V and WoW. Thanks Anand! Reply
  • phray - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this as a desktop replacement, and relegate my old pc to fileserver duty. Reply
  • mamemimo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it on a cross country trip. Reply
  • hammer256 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Matlab code, simulations using CUDA, games, you name it. Reply
  • Houdani - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to type a "thank you" to Anand and the Gang for the nice birthday present.

    /nudge
    Reply
  • mrtsax - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for travel & photography :) Reply
  • Maxxter - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to save the World from Global Warming. Reply
  • geniekid - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to check my email in 3D at 120FPS using realtime ray tracing to render the font in cool ways. Reply
  • davehcyj - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    woot sandy bridge! now where are the z68 parts? Reply
  • Cuhulainn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would leave it in its box until The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is released. ;) Reply
  • Sirrobone - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Wonder if this would give an R3 any contest? Reply
  • GayGeek - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    A notebook computer is an efficiency tool, right?

    Many people do not understand what it means to be a second, or third class citizen. Some have never been bullied. Have you ever been called a 'faggot', 'lesbo' or 'tranny'? How would that feel to a loving, sensitive person who is reflecting on their innermost feelings? Does the most personal way you feel...get ridiculed by public opinion? Are the emotions deepest to your core debated in a public forum? Is your interest in another 'age appropriate' human considered fodder for gossip / condemnation / snickers?

    The negative societal pressure and 'democratic' condemnation is causing a whole segment of society to partially self-destruct. Young male suicide? The majority are bi, gay or questioning men - and its not yet 'right' to die for your country! Alcoholism, drug abuse, self mutilation, eating disorders - just guess where the highest incidence of these are? The wrath of God? Child molesters are predominately hetero or 'straight'.

    Some religious people feel they have justifications to attack gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered and questioning peoples (LGBTQ). Yeah, that's real 'loving'.
    Many red-blooded American males feel it is their rightful defense of masculinity to put a 'faggot ' in their place. What definition of masculinity is that?
    A democracy is the majority deciding what is right for the individuals, correct? Why is the majority disgusted about what LGBTQ peoples do in OUR homes?
    LGBTQ find that their definition of a loving family group is 'not supported, not legally protected' by our own government! How many nanoseconds would a 'man, woman, and child' put up with their country telling them that their family unit is not acknowledged?

    But it is the right of the majority to decide for others what should be done, right?

    Shame on the majority for not protecting the LGBTQ community. For not welcoming the LGBTQ peoples. For letting these inequalities and injustices continue. For not loving their neighbors.

    Just think for a moment what various forms of discrimination, righteous hatred, condemnation, and just ignorant prejudices.....that a transgendered black woman faces as a part of daily life. Think! Guess! Wonder? Who is protecting her rights? Who is establishing the legal system that guarantees her rights as a person? Who is safeguarding her pursuit of freedom?

    We feed the hungry, help a differently-abled person negotiate a closed door, and help our neighbor fix their home. Oops, shouldn't do that - they might be bisexual. ;)

    Why can't all people be loved, respected and protected for who they are?

    I would use the notebook to help the majority rethink and adjust their oversights.
    Reply
  • KitsuneKnight - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd first off setup several Virtual Machines (likely using VirtualBox, that's what I generally and currently use, although I might try VMWare first on this). I'd use these Virtual Machines for software development, including cross-platform desktop software (using Qt, for Windows, and Linux at the very least), Android development, web development (Ruby-on-Rails & Google App Engine), as well as just messing around with other exotic programming languages like Google's Go.

    As for the host OS, I'd use it primarily for school work, gaming, and general web browser (although with such a beefy machine, I could probably seamlessly move all but gaming into VMs... would have to think more on that if the situation arises). My gaming, at the moment, is currently "limited" by the 260M in my current laptop (all the games I currently play run very well, but several have trouble if I try to push the settings higher up).

    Thinking about it more, I might setup yet /another/ VM for remote access, and then VNC/RDP/etc into that, either via my current laptop (which I'm fairly certain is a fair bit lighter than 7.7 pounds... that's a beast!), or via a tablet (I'm looking at the Asus EEE Transformer... I'm hoping it'll be good!). There's just so many possibilities! :P
    Reply
  • Aikouka - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    use it to replace my Dell M1530 that is slowly becoming antiquated, which I use as a decent gaming-capable laptop while I'm on travel away from my beastly desktop! I've actually had to turn down the settings quite a bit on my old laptop with the release of the Cataclysm expansion for World of Warcraft :(. Please... think of the pretty water! ;) Reply
  • siefert - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    AT rocks. Reply
  • rmoo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play WoW on the go..need..to..stop Reply
  • Halnerd - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I were to win this laptop I would give it to my brother-in-law, Jason. He works his butt off making a living for my sister and their children. He has given up his computer hobbies due to his constraints on time and money. His old computer is 9 years old and desperately needs an upgrade. He has been an avid gamer for as long as I have known him, and would certainly use this laptop for gaming and entertainment. He also uses photoshop and CAD programs for his work as a machinist. He developes his own 3d images and then uses them to program his machines to produce custom aircraft components among other things. I thought to myself, to what purpose would this laptop best be put, were I to win. I would have to say, allowing my brother-in-law to own this laptop would be it's best use. Pick my brother-in-law to win this laptop. He deserves a gift such as this. Reply
  • epu2 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play EVE online and run two virtual machines at once :D
    And i'd finally be able to properly use unity mode.

    Pair it with an external monitor for some more real estate, and you've got a pretty awesome 3-D modeling setup as well.

    I'd finally be able to replace my outdated laptop which can barely do any of that stuff.
    Reply
  • Kido1986 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a mobile workstation that folded at all idle time. Reply
  • Sgraffite - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play Doom 2 on it I suppose Reply
  • Klausi - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It's gonna look nice on my desk. And it'll power up a crazy gnome. Reply
  • Quivering Blob - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play NetHack :P Reply
  • docular - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for playing starcraft 2 and company of heroes on my long uni breaks and to tear through my IT focused studies. Would be amazing as being a student without a laptop, uni gets hell boring! Reply
  • quickbunnie - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as a node on my home supercomputer. Reply
  • Gholam99 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Whoo I need a notebook please. Reply
  • Samko - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This laptop would allow me to work from home more often after the delivery of our third child (coming march 14th). With my wife's surgery she will not be able to do much for the kids or around the house for about a month so anything that would allow me to be home more would be very helpful. I also imagine this laptop would be able to hold games that our 5 year old and 3 year old could play which would allow my wife and I at least 3 or 4 minutes of quiet during the day. I am sure the laptop would also be used so my wife could keep in touch / play starcraft with her sister who is also delivering her baby within a couple days of ours and will be similarly laid up. Thanks and good luck to all. Reply
  • newparad1gm - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a bludgeon Reply
  • dustinhyle - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for lan parties. My desktop weighs like 65lbs and this laptop is good to go for gaming. Reply
  • Freyzz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for grad school! Reply
  • jbwhite99 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I expect it will play Crysis with that kind of horsepower. Reply
  • Ram21 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play rift on this laptop, been needing a new laptop since this game came out. Reply
  • lindethier - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm in it for the sleep laptop :) Reply
  • bazlyx - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ... not to say I don't really want this wonderful distraction. Reply
  • Taracta - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this Laptop as my secondary Steam system for when I am in the bedroom and want to game. Also for viewing online and local content when I am not in the mood for gaming. Reply
  • jbgibbs - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would go to coffeeshops, wifi hotspots and show it off. Plus tell everyone I got it free from anandtech website. Reply
  • Denbo1991 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to watch movies in 1080p Reply
  • Upinsmokes - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Please include me in the drawing for this system.

    After reading about the system and its capabilities, it would be used for a variety of uses. Work, games, daughter's educational needs and general surfing the web.

    As an anandtech.com reader for quite some time I've found the reviews and opinions on this site to be invaluable in a number of purchases.

    Additionally, as an IT professional, this site has been one that I've referred to quite frequently for both technology information and upcoming changes in the world of computer hardware.

    Keep up the good work!
    Reply
  • trev311 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Because I'm a nerd like that.. I'd be able to take the CUDA programming course too! I wouldn't be dependent on the school labs to compile stuff anymore... Little netbook just can't handle doing stuff like that, but the GT680R definitely could! Reply
  • Sorine - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would replace my very aged laptop. Heck it would become my main rig for the foreseeable future. I might actually be able to play a game released in the last three years. Reply
  • deadrock01 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Rock and Roll! Reply
  • martajd - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my Atom based EEEPC...so that when I want to do anything it wont take a day Reply
  • q_ex - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It'd crunch numbers and play movies. Reply
  • gonnabechef - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Sounds like a powerhouse. Reply
  • FrankFSmith - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Two options:

    (1) Replacement for darling daughter's Studio 17 (which has suffered numerous hardware failures)

    (2) Finally retire my own ancient desktop machine
    Reply
  • Diogenes3 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    With this baby i could spend a lot more time at AT as well as boost my folding.. Reply
  • HopFarm - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could use a new laptop! Reply
  • eanazag - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I have to say I have been looking for a good gaming laptop with a decent video card, 15 or larger inch screen, quad core proc, and capable of holding two drives in RAID. I will say that I will be replacing at least one drive with an SSD. I'd also be virtualizing on it to. VM server. Hopefully it will handle 16GB of RAM. I did eye the 2GBx4 RAM. 4 slots, finally. I'm in the non-glossy screen camp, so that's a minus. It is just missing a Blu-ray drive to be perfect. I'd rock the MSI laptop for free, for sure.

    Can we get a review on it down the line?
    Reply
  • Noteleet - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be an exeptional birthday present. In. Reply
  • jebo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This notebook would be ideal for a workhorse school note taking/occasional free time gaming machine. Thanks MSI and anandtech. Reply
  • Smugrock - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd like a free laptop. Reply
  • Exedore - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This should handle DNF. Reply
  • DarthGerbil - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play Portal 2 once it is out. Reply
  • carbon3c - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Love it! :) Reply
  • quickbunnie - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Use it to play Crysis on Normal settings. Reply
  • oln - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I really need a new paper weight. If it happened to perform other useful functions, so much the better. Reply
  • Sebec - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd read AnandTech with it. :) Reply
  • rpmrush - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to embarass my friends' desktops! Reply
  • bowmangolf - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could definitely use that! Reply
  • cjcoats - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...for lots of stuff: dual-boot with Linux and use it for movies, games, software development,
    environmental modeling (pretend it's a portable supercomputer!)

    -- CJCOATS
    Reply
  • ogreslayer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for gaming on the go. Gets abit tedious lugging around a full tower Reply
  • wildkarrde21 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Loving the HDMI out feature on laptops these days. Reply
  • Idontcare - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the laptop to play games surf the web. Reply
  • weixian - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'd replace one of the drives with an SSD and this would be my photo-editing machine on-the- go. looks decent for midrange gaming too! Reply
  • colasumo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    mobile recording studio, perhaps? or maybe just some games :) Reply
  • huckfin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the laptop to play minesweeper. Reply
  • lolpatrol - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to finally get to play with some virtual machines. My current laptop just won't cut the mustard with its rather lackluster amount of memory, but this one (I can only imagine) would be glorious for that. Reply
  • futbol4me - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    love it Reply
  • ckevin1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would retire my Dell 1520, upgrade this one to an SSD, and break it in with a playthrough of X-Com until Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3 arrive. :) It would also be my web browsing and work-from-home computer. Reply
  • dapneym - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd game on the go. Reply
  • supadhaya - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'll use this for gaming multiplayer games... Reply
  • Sheppyb - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as a space heater for the occasional cold night in SoCal and also to place Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Dig Dug! Reply
  • rickitguy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for general computer usage and of course gaming. Reply
  • Ensign - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Music recording and gaming. Reply
  • shantop@yahoo.com - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for website programming and graphics designing + play games offcourse
    thanks.
    Reply
  • UNHchabo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I plan on playing some Portal 2! Reply
  • thewarm - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I gave my last laptop away, so I would use this for everything!
    Thanks for the contest.
    Reply
  • donebu - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won the MSI GT680R Sandy Bridge Notebook I'd use it for video editing. Reply
  • Gryplyp - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Please pick me. I need an upgrade. Reply
  • kenhan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd install FreeBSD/PC-BSD and get rid of all evidence of Windows. Reply
  • Souka - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for a gaming at home, "work" when traveling on business :) Reply
  • Davros - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It would be lovely to have a laptop with similar horsepower to my desktop system, so I would do pretty much everything I current do at home with this system, but everywhere else. Reply
  • Oneidbndt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use the laptop for work and to get back into playing online games. Been wanting a new computer that could play some games again. Reply
  • Xarnum - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    sweet laptop I am in. Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Submitting my entry for the drawing.

    Thanks!

    ;)
    Reply
  • thet1ck - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would catch up on all the great games that I have been missing for the last few years Reply
  • philv - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to play WoW and as a desktop replacement for my long-in-the-tooth 5-year-old desktop. Reply
  • nmsumike - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Portal 2 and Diablo 3! Reply
  • jbuddie - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for teaching Cuda/Opencl Reply
  • mpo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be great help for world peace, ending hunger, getting people to live in harmony; oh, and to play a little TF2. Reply
  • destrobig - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play Duke Nukem Forever and chew bubble gum and I'm all out of gum. Reply
  • wynner1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to start a mobile video editing business, going to the client's home or place of business and converting video for them. Reply
  • jeremyaz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to schedule my orphanage for the bed bug spraying it needs to stay open. If you don,t pick me, prepare for crying orphans. *disclaimer* orphans as used refers to Dragon Age 2. Bed bugs as used refers to frame rates high enough to avoid occular saccadia induced seizues. Reply
  • chime - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    to replace my 386 desktop Reply
  • jeremyaz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    386sx 16 I hope. Windows 3.11 roxxorz Reply
  • jpd3p - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to do some simulations and surf, too! Reply
  • fuzzmello - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for so much goodness it's indescribable. Reply
  • coryhud - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would develop software with it. Reply
  • aznjoka - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Almost as good as my pentium 4;) Reply
  • toms98pc - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I could quickly finish the wedding video! Reply
  • PyroHoltz - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd play Metro 2033 whenever I had a free moment.

    Also, I'd flaunt the benchies it'd pump out.... :-p
    Reply
  • balthan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for playing games downstairs while pretending to listen to the wife. Reply
  • halbot42 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    id use it to extoll the virtues of anandtech,com Reply
  • XonicEQ - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am posting all my future comments from this notebook.... Reply
  • PawnX - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Wow, I've been looking to replace my laptop (almost 5 yr old core duo not cutting it anymore) for a while now. I want a 15.6 or 16 since at 17 is just to bulky. Looks thing looks to fit the bill perfect. Good resolution, cpu, and video for light gameing on the road.

    Main uses gaming when on the road, and working remotely.
    Reply
  • IvanChess - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use that system for LAN parties. Certainly better than lugging my desktop to and fro. Reply
  • wermy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would replace my aging desktop, and smash said aging desktop to bits with a meat tenderizing hammer. Then I would play Battlefield 3 this fall without shame. Reply
  • awktane - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to work from bed and play games from my desk! Reply
  • alimbocl - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my desktop with it. Reply
  • oscarsdg - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd construct a laboratory under my house where I would build mega-robots to battle the 100ft demon bunnies my sister unleashed on the planet after pushing "The Button of Unspeakable Evil"..located in said laboratory. Yes, I'd do that... Reply
  • thinkwhy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm in. Reply
  • gklub - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    She's heading off to college next fall and needs a laptop. Reply
  • Greymoor - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to let my tired old notebook get some rest :-) Reply
  • anwaronanandtech - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    id love to play gta 4 on the go Reply
  • thatedeguy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've been looking for something that I can use away from my desktop. Something that I could game on too would be awesome! Reply
  • RMalinosky - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm in as well... Reply
  • jpmills - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would definitely use it for CUDA programming. It would be nice to have a computer that powerful and that portable. Reply
  • jowdy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd finally be able to give my old, dying desktop to my parents. I'd be able to play Crysis 2 and Portal 2 via LAN at my friend's house more easily! <3 Reply
  • lazn_ - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it as my main PC, both for playing games & general use. Reply
  • sivmac239 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to feed my hungering Civ V addiction and I have been dying for a mobile platform to do so. Reply
  • qhoa1385 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    asking what would I do with this sick machine?
    C'mon! I'd grind every juice out of it... until it can't handle anymore gaming!
    Reply
  • flexium - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will first kill my old laptop. Then Use this laptop at my new job, playing sf2 :) Reply
  • Drizzt321 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this to replace my old laptop, a 2003 Dell Inspiron, and use it for on the go software development and photo editing. Reply
  • raskren - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my Sandy Bridge 13" Macbook Pro and use this for work during the day and gaming at night. 1920 x 1080 sounds awesome.1280 x 800 is not enough! Reply
  • dodger2020 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I was a mayonnaise jar once. Reply
  • rdriskill - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this laptop to replace my old Gateway FX, which gets used for photo and video editting in the field. And the occasional game, of course. Reply
  • jamison - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for school...and gaming. Reply
  • mrcactus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Muahahahaha!

    With this machine I will finally succeed, where I have failed so many times before. The raw power flowing through its turbo-enhanced and multifarious circuits will be my raiment of destruction. The malevolent arsenal of RAM will make fitting armaments of doom. The diabolically overpowered graphics will assure none can avoid or hide from my much deserved wrath. With this device in my clutches, none will be able to stand in my way as I cut a swath across the planet. All will know and fear my name.

    So… join with me Anandtech. Together, we will consume the world.

    And, when the day is mine… err ours, with foes fleeing in all directions like the cowardly dogs they are, I will head home, or perhaps head to a coffee shop, and use this device to catch up on my email, do some coding, touch up and upload vacation pictures, play some Starcraft 2, and check Anandtech for the latest tech news.
    Reply
  • ketchup79 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this amazing laptop for my son and I to play the latest Need for Speed and Star Wars games as well as video encoding of home videos from our camcorder. My wife would also be using the laptop to do school work as she works towards her Bachelor's degree. Reply
  • mattd390 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This laptop would be great for gaming/school! Reply
  • Meaker10 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it as my main gaming machine replacing my current laptop.

    I would use it to play the latest titles and upgrade it as time goes along keeping it up to date (including the GFX card).
    Reply
  • wruzicka1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've been looking for a laptop... Reply
  • kvort - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would install at least three VMs and use it to make all kinds of goofy webapps.

    And to play counterstrike on the road, of course.
    Reply
  • Amoro - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    winner chicken dinner. Reply
  • Kid98 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use this very nice laptop to carry to my Bible studies class.

    Kid
    Reply
  • zwilhoit - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Let's see.... with this, I would play Portal 2 with my father, play L4D2 with my old friends from back at home, and maybe even do a little bit of SolidWorks modeling from time to time...

    And I would probably give it a hug every night.
    Reply
  • familyprinting - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    it will replace a old amd laptop if i win it Reply
  • ultrakill - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    If I won this sweet system, I would use it to play games when I visit my parents. I would also use it for work on the go. Reply
  • mrbean1500 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    use it for schoolwork and obviously GAMES =) Reply
  • gundar - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd own people 24/7 of course! Reply
  • EvaN - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Anandtech rocks Msi rocks, my brother woks as a computer animator and this computer really would help his career Reply
  • DalamarD - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it primarily for gaming and pr0n. Reply
  • Euthanasia - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to feed my WoW addiction. Reply
  • jdubs730 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Probably use it as my windows protools rig. last laptop can't handle very many waves plugins running at the same time as software instruments and the 160gb drive is completely full. I think I would def have to do some gaming as well. The thing is a beast Reply
  • zoogoober - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be my first real laptop. So I would probably use it for everything and forsake my poor desktop. Being wired is for chumps! P.S. AnandTech, keep up the good work! Reply
  • Ninhalem - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am unable to spend time on the weekends playing on the desktop so something to play games on the road without having to use my non-game friendly Macbook Pro would be heaven. Reply
  • Wuzup101 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd definitely use it to visit Anandtech! Reply
  • sic4672 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Since my daughter was born, I havent been able to play games in my game room. This laptop would allow me to game in the living room so I can still be around my family and not shut away in another room. Plus it would be great to replace my decrepit M1210 ^_^ Reply
  • technobozo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Use it as our "family" computer and teach my 11 and 12 year-old daughters to code. We need more full-on #geekgirls in our tech world.

    Nice machine and giveaway--thanks!
    Reply
  • stephenv2 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    So it will be rendering IMAX frames, at least in my basement. Reply
  • BruceCLin - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am going to run Maya on this beast. Reply
  • chris.weir - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Massive Excel work Reply
  • Stan Zaske - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Thanks for the contest Anandtech. Reply
  • Etsp - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for Mobile Gaming. Reply
  • aguilpa1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would:
    Do school projects like powerpoints, excel spreadsheets and word documents
    Post to Facebook, read emails and keep in touch with friends
    I would edit my latest pics with photoshop
    Download and play music on my headphones
    Watch movies and youtube videos of a stupid cat playing a piano
    Play games like Black Ops and roam the Fallout 3 wastelands killing scorpions
    Shop for new stuff online.....

    And at the end of the day I would put it under my pillow and sleep like a happy log....

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
    Reply
  • techtim814 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    please include me in this! Reply
  • nastyemu25 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to cure cancer and maybe also challenge south korea for starcraft supremacy (if i have time). Reply
  • khughes314 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to watch video... Reply
  • dekichan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    nice! this beats my desktop. Reply
  • o1die2 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Enter me for this prize. Reply
  • Foxsly - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to replace my old laptop. The fan just broke and there are several vertical lines of pixels that are stuck Reply
  • thestinkinggenius - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to party like it's 1999! Reply
  • pingunit - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace a tired old laptop with it and use it for streaming video and music as well as gaming and CAD work. Reply
  • losergamer04 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'm attending ISU for a BS in IT and this would make one epic programing, virtualizing, PLC, and gaming machine. Reply
  • mordywalker - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I need a new machine. Reply
  • parabellum2000 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my old desktop! Reply
  • xcentricorbit - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would replace my lackluster Gateway M-6888u that I currently do 90% of my gaming on (despite having a desktop with a Core 2 Duo and a Radeon 5850). Reply
  • Andrew911tt - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I need a new computer. My computer now is a Dell E1505 from ~6 years ago with a 60GB HDD. It has a Core Duo chip in it. Not a Core 2 Duo but a very rare Core Duo. The thing that I love about my 15.4 inch laptop is that it has a high res screen 1680 x 1050. It is very hard to find screens like that now. So when i saw this has a 1080p res on a 15.6 screen my heart jumped.

    I would use this for everything: Video games, videos playing, web browsing, transcoding, storage.

    Please help me with my problem.
    Reply
  • saint1415 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well working with film and programming I'd be using it for school as well as some Diablo 3 and DNF...some WoW thrown in there with some STO...Civ5 to pass some time and make the bitch actually use its full potential on some 3d design...hopefully I get this since it would make my life a whole lot easier Reply
  • lilkruse91 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the MSI GT680R to play Oblivion anywhere! Reply
  • dwol - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this to get some work done at school (since I don't have a laptop, and medical school almost requires it; luckily our library lets us borrow them!) - then go home and play games in the one hour of free time i get per week. :p Reply
  • Zoatebix - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for a video editing project that needs some serious CPU muscle. Reply
  • winniDpoo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will run CS5 on this bad boy Reply
  • rakestj - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for video creation. Reply
  • ebiester - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my stolen Macbook pro. I had my laptop stolen last year when I was traveling in Turkey, and I've been stuck on an old, slightly broken Compaq for the last few months as my finances recover. Reply
  • 7Enigma - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Fantastic giveaway Anandtech and MSI!

    I'd use this as a desktop replacement for everything but high-end gaming!

    Thanks again.
    Reply
  • coconutboy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd slay 'em all, lemme at dat notebook! Reply
  • Spyrano - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would play Civ V at higher detail, and that laptop would look more kick-ass than my current one while DJing blues music! Reply
  • eallan - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    For gaming on the go of course. Reply
  • MC-Sammer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for folding, gaming, and coding.

    You can always compile faster.
    Reply
  • kaborka - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I've been happy with MSI notebooks. Reply
  • ian_clausen - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Just in time for DA2 Reply
  • Psychosylph - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Feeding the WoW addiction... Reply
  • brood77 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play RIFT! Reply
  • kingcold9 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'd use it to rock diablo 3 Reply
  • GuitarFreak - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    ...to game everywhere I go! ArmA 2 on the go would be awesome! Reply
  • godihatework - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use this to replace my aging dell inspiron 530 desktop to finish my college degree (at 33...ugh) Reply
  • pete1229 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    It will complete me! Besides, I really need one, I'm unemployed and trying to start up my very own PC repair business and this would be a tremendous help. Reply
  • portgrey - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i would use it during my travels with the military. I need something to use during our down times. I would load it with as many games as possible. I also would use it for my online college courses. sometimes trying to get a free computer to compose a paper can be a hassle. this would help quite a bit. Reply
  • BharatHaria - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Great idea and good specs for a desktop replacement for all the video encoding and photoshop work Reply
  • qnetjoe - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would replace my P3 laptop yea! Reply
  • cyiton - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I want to weeeeen! Reply
  • jsbiggs - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would use it to replace my aging desktop (old C2D E4400). Currently playing Rift, but have to turn settings WAY down. Reply
  • Eggochiggo - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Diablo 3 when it comes out, but bad company 2 until that day. I might do a little bit of work too. Reply
  • Abhishekanand - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    What can I not do with it???? Its got every damn thing you would wish for in a laptop. Crazy fast processor for Running my development software.. Fabulous graphic support and HD screen for my Gaming.. Unbelievable Edgy looks.. to just flaunt it.. In summary.. I would Show it off to others for the edgy looks its got!!!! I'm a gaming freak and it will support all the most demanding Games.. Mass Effect and Borderlands... And it will with ease.. provide multi-tasking and power when I use it for developing application .. using various software.. to start with.. I will use it to talk about it.. to WIN IT!!!!!!! GIVE THAT STYLISH GEEK GAMER!!!!! TO MEEEEEE!!! Reply
  • sivmagen - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Well, gaming, obviously. At home and other places. Also development might benefit from the HD screen and the SB beast of a processor. Reply
  • larson0699 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd open up a mobile studio with the beast featured on this page, which so happens to be a GT680R from MSI! ;-) Reply
  • discotea - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Need a new laptop and this would be a welcome addition. Reply
  • conehead433 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Thanks for this giveaway! Reply
  • seanm95 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Need a new laptop for study Reply
  • kmorrisn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would file for a tax extension and then use it to do my taxes...exciting. Reply
  • ninehaven - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    1. I would use this as my bedroom machine and hook it up to my Tv to play 1080p movies to my 1080p TV. My current laptop simply cant handle1080p playback.
    2. Looks like it would be a great in bed/travel gaming machine. I need a dedicated mobile machine to satisfy my irrational/obsessive desire for what is going to be Diablo 3.

    Thanks Anand!
    Reply
  • Elgonn - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    A portable machine powerful enough to actually code on. Reply
  • jakesnake3037 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I start college in a few weeks, so this would be nice to have!! Reply
  • phoenixcomputer - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will definitely use this for photo editing (Photoshop CS5) and video editing too (Edius 6) which I will try to learn and master. This lappy would be a great machine to do all of those without any hiccups for sure. If I win this, this will be a really nice birthday present :p (April 12 - last day of submitting entries and also my birthday) Why not take a shot, right? Reply
  • Electromikey - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this laptop to replace my aging MacBook and have a mobile recording device running the latest version of FL Studio. Oh, and I'd probably use it for occasional LAN party duty, too. Starcraft II and Unreal Tournament 3 FTW! :D Reply
  • Tifosi248F1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the GT680R to increase my productivity at work. I could use the laptop to create menus and all other graphics that I need for my media transfer business while letting my desktop render video. That multi-tasking ability would be a huge help in keeping me busy at times when I currently have to wait for other processes to finish, shaving hours off the total time a project takes and enabling me to get the finished product to the customer faster. Also, I would be lying if I didn't say I'd use it to play games my desktop can't handle. It just might save me from having to upgrade to play Skyrim come November. I would get a lot of good, meaningful use out of the laptop should I win.

    And thank you to MSI for providing the laptop and Anand for this and all the other giveaways you conduct. Just an added bonus for always reading one of, if not the best tech site on the internet. Keep up the excellent work.
    Reply
  • Terminator64 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for Adobe Creative Sutie 5 and touching up photos.
    Would also be cool to see AnandTech on that screen.
    Reply
  • Kishkumen - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    My uses for the GT680R would be:
    Programming
    Gaming
    Watching Firefly
    Entertaining My Daughter
    General Mayhem
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  • fischfry - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use to replace my desktop (intel Q6600, 6GB DDR2, 9800GT), which would be turned into a HTPC.

    second, I would play DC Universe Online!
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  • mikef336 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd replace my old MSI notebook, which I use for everything from hosting VMs for work to playing video games. Reply
  • Arpan.M.Shah - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will use it to play Solitaire :) Reply
  • EarthwormJim - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use the laptop to enter other anandtech giveaway contests! Reply
  • attackcrow - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Not a mac, but pretty nice. Reply
  • set12 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd love to rock wow with maxed settings by the pool! Reply
  • RampantGnome - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to take notes in class, and by take note I mean I would play any game I could find that isn't seriously harmed by a lack of sound. Reply
  • jkyle - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    goodness Reply
  • Denithor - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Would love this laptop! Reply
  • Dkard - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it for everything! Reply
  • decaflame - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Is replace my 6 year old aging desktop with a new, powerful machine. Reply
  • kraeper - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to build a bacon fort, to keep out the haters.
    More likely I'd do photo/video editing, and occasional gaming. Even though this has the power, I still like a desk to play more serious games at.
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  • bustoff - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would set it up triple boot: hackintosh, linux and win7. I'd use it for some gaming, but mainly for school. I am getting my masters in Comp Sci.

    I would also look into modding it with an SSD for dual boot.

    Gawd that would be fun to setup!
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  • alandjackson - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use it to correct people of wrong opinions everywhere on the internet. Reply
  • semandjem - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Work, sure...I would use it for work.... ;-) Reply
  • ydavio - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    & play Duke Nukem Forever! on this great looking notebook Reply
  • ereetos - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    i'd use it as my primary laptop when i travel. my current one has integrated graphics and doesn't play anything! Reply
  • Perknose - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Mmmmmm, possible free hot notebook, yes! Reply
  • Perknose - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Oops, forgot to say what I'd use this puppy for. I believe it would make me a geek chic magnet of the first order! Specs matter! Reply
  • cah1 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to become a better gamer. Reply
  • woofersus - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to replace my now aging T400 in my mobile recording setup. More power, more tracks! Reply
  • asoccerplayer99 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'd use this laptop for about a billion different things, but primarily as an anywhere-in-the-house-especially-in-bed-at-bedtime gaming/web browsing/movie watching system, to move all those functions off of my desktop and let it be fully devoted to gaming. Reply
  • craigminah - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This laptop would replace my wife's laptop which is used to correspond with friends, watch Amazon video streams and exercise videos I ripped from DVDs. She'd also use it to pwn some noobs in SolSuite :) Reply
  • thydian - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I'll use it to warm my lap on these cold New England winter nights. Reply
  • Melowfelow - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it to play battlefield 3! Reply
  • mail1945 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    writing reviews and gaming on breaks, great! Reply
  • prickly - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it for virtualization and a bit of light gaming! :D I'd also visit Anandtech with it ... Reply
  • Melowfelow - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This is a sweet system. Reply
  • zuht - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Farmville, of course. Reply
  • Conficio - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would develop mobile apps for WebOS and Android on that one.

    I found that device emulators run rather poorly on most laptops, so I'd hope this beast will do better.

    K<o>
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  • john3850 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    love to have one Reply
  • babyhopper - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    animation yo. i am a winner. Reply
  • ttt20 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I will use it for video editing and a leg warmer Reply
  • CuriousMike - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would be playing some BF3 with this bad boy. Reply
  • shamgar03 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I would use it with 3D Slicer (http://www.slicer.org/) Reply
  • toschek - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    In other words, I'm in. Reply
  • tmpman - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I never won on any sweepstakes price, but I still register to enter :D Reply
  • orphius - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    I am not a big time gamer. I like to play occasional sports game like Football, soccer, cricket. My hobby is photography. if I win this laptop I would use it to edit my HD video and digital photos.

    Thanks.

    Orphius
    Reply
  • Isaac the k - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    This would be a workhorse station for my wife - it would be her mobile design shop for using revit and other rendering programs so she could bring her work directly to the clients.

    ANNNND it would double as my little toy. Of course.

    "I just need to fix the compy's printer drivers. I'll have it back to you in a couple of days..."
    "You won't be playing neverending-Fallout 3 on there, will you?"
    "No... Of course not!... Don't be RIDICULOUS!..."

    sandybridge FTW!
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  • slashes2 - Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - link

    Pushing LOTR (extended edition) to the TV for inspiration while ripping through Dragon Age II on max graphical awesomeness. Reply
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