It's clear to me you have not used a machine with SSD so there it is. The one with SSD will win you over.
I just noticed on Newegg today that there’s a sale on an MSI gaming laptop that appears to be a steal. I was hoping someone could compare the specs of the 2 machines and tell me if they’re the same. From what I can see, they are. The only difference that I can find is that the MSI also has an SSD, and a $100 rebate? If so, this is a no brainer. However, the sale ends tomorrow, so I'll have to act fast if the specs truly are the same. I'm just concerned that I'm missing something. Thanks in advance.