I really like the MSI GX740 gaming notebook. Its CPU isn't as powerful as some of the other full gaming notebooks I have tested with desktop CPUs inside, but for the price, it performs very well. This machine is also very adept at multimedia.
In fact, the MSI GX740 is so adept at multimedia that it would make an excellent media system for users with no interest in gaming. At the price point MSI has the GX740 placed at it is a very strong contender in the category.
In the end, it boils down to this; if you want a gaming/media notebook with a big screen and you don't mind the weight and bulk of the MSI GX740, this machine is an excellent choice.