If you are running Optimus, does it work for you?
I find it hard to believe that there is a systemic problem, but all these angry voices must mean something.
All other things being equal, for a with two possible choices, would you pick:
a) MSI FX620DX-256US with 640GB @5400 and 2 USB 3.0 ports, or
b) Asus A53SV-XN1 with 750GB @7200 and all USB 2.0 p;orts.
Hmm... there about the same...
But the Asus hard drive is faster, larger.
And the price is a bit lower.
If you have a device that supports USB 3.0 then get the MSI, otherwise, stick to the Asus, there is no point in getting the MSI based on the USB capabillities if you don't have a device that supports USB 3.0 (or don't plan on getting one), ultimately, USB 3.0 is much faster, is it worth it? Well, that depends on how much data transfering
They're both great deals, can't really go wrong with either. Unless there are issues with them...