Originally Posted by Imglidinhere
What's the machine got exactly? I know it has the A10 APU and the 7970M, but you can get an i7 and a 7970M in the Sager NP9150, for the same price.
If it was for $1,200 then it might be worth it, but for $1,400... not really...
I understand that AMD A10 CPU on MSI GX60 does not match the performance of an Intel i7 CPU and would bottleneck the performance of AMD 7970M GPU. However with the benchmarks I feel that it will still outperform a combo of Intel i7 and Nvidia GTX 670M in many of the current and upcoming game titles by a margin due to sheer amazing performance of AMD 7970M. Under $1200 the only INTEL configuration which you will get is Intel i7 and Nvidia GTX 670M which could be easily outclassed by MSI GX60's performance.
Also the Sager gaming laptops which you have mentioned with Intel i7 and AMD 7970M configuration with rest similar setup would cost a whooping $1700 ($500 additional).
Note - I always recommend a desktop over a laptop for gaming, it's better bang for the buck with better performance at the cost of portability (not many of us would be moving so much and gaming).