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Old 09-16-2008, 03:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Has anyone here used MSI Gaming Notebooks?

Some time next week, I am looking at getting myself a gaming laptop. I am going to be getting this in conjunction of an offer at work where I get $700 off if I sign up with Next G Mobile broadband

MSI MSI8018 GX720
MSI -- MICRO-STAR INT'L CO., LTD.
* Intel Core 2 Duo Proc with Intel PM45 + ICH9M chipset
* 4GB DDR2 Memory , 320GB SATA 5400RPM HDD , DVD Super Multi/ Blu-ray
* 17" WXGA ACV(Amazing Crystal Vision) Display Res 1680x1050
* 2.0M WEBCAM
* Built-in Gig Enet LAN & Modem Module, 802.11b/g/n WLAN Card, Bluetooth
* nVIDIA Geforce 9600M GT 3D Graphic Card (Built-in DDR3 512MB)
* HD Audio, 4 speakers+ 1 sub woofer, 4-in-1 Card Reader, SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro
* 1 x Graphics Card Output (15-pin, D-Sub); 3 x USB2.0 Port, 1 x Mic-in Por
1 x Headphone Output, 1 x Modem Port; 1 x LAN Port, 1 x PCI Express Card
1 x eSATA, 1 x HDMI
* Li-Ion 6 cells
* Windows Vista Home Premium

I have my heart set on this notebook. As any one used a MSI Notebook before. Have any one here used them? Can any one comment on the over all quality of there notebooks?
I have used MSI motherboard and have been happy with them.
MSI's Australian head office / service centre is only about 20 minute drive from me.

The other notebooks I am considering are :-

Asus M70VR-7S015C
P8400/2.26/500/2G/VPM
CORE2DUO P8400 2.26GHZ,250*2,2x1GB,17.1" WXGA+
COLOURSHINE,ATI HD3470/256M,S-MULTI+DL/LS,802.11
AGN 10/100/1000,1.3MP,8C,TVT,BAG,VISTA PREMIUM.
http://www.asus.com.au/products.aspx...65&modelmenu=1

HP PAVILION DV5-1058TX #FU651PA Notebook
Intel Core2Duo-2.8(T9600) 4Gb Ram, 320Gb Hard Drive, 15.4WXGA Display, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512MB Video DVD Burner, Vista Home Business, 1 Year Warranty
Product information*HP Pavilion dv5-1058tx Entertainment Notebook PC
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Looks pretty decent, but I'm not sure how MSI laptops are. What are the prices?
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Looks pretty decent, but I'm not sure how MSI laptops are. What are the prices?
If some one was asking me for Street Price for that unit, I would be selling it for $2100.

However since i am purchasing this wholesale, it's a little less.
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That HP isnt bad.
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That HP isnt bad.
The Hp also comes with a $100 cash back too.
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Yeah, whats the price difference between the MSI one and the HP one including cashback??

They look to be about the same, and HP will probably be a better brand if your looking at laptops. But MSI laptops are still good.

EDIT: Actually looking at it, go with the MSI one if its cheaper or the same price because it has BluRay.

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I own an MSI gaming notebook. MSI MS1039 to be precise, it's a couple years old. Runs very well and I do like it. Only thing that happened to it is the optical drive got flaky after a year or so and it doesn't like to open. I could buy a new one for maybe $70 I just haven't gotten around to it. Other than that it's been great.

Asus is also very good and along the same lines. Worth having a look, likely they've got a very similar model and it maybe be a little cheaper.
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Looking back at a portobility factor, I am looking at back at the 15" Version of the above notebook.

MSI GX620 Gaming Notebook
MSI -- MICRO-STAR INT'L CO., LTD.
PROC : Intel Penryn 45nm socket P mobile processor 2.4 GHz
CHIPSET: Intel GM45 + ICH9-M
MEM : 4 GB (2x2GB)DDR2 667/800MHz, Total Mem Slot: 2 x SO-DIMM slots
STORAGE: 320GB Serial ATA HDD
OPTICAL DRIVE: Super Multi DVD Burner
DISPLAY: 15.4-inch WSXGA (1440 x 900)
WEB CAM: Built-in CMOS Camera 2.0 Mega Pixels
COMMS : Built-in Gigabit LAN + 56K Modem, Wireless LAN
Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
CARD READER: Card Reader SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro 4-in-1 Card Reader
I/O PORTS: 1 x Express Card; 1 x 15 pin D-Sub
1 x HDMI; 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x MIC-in, 1 x Headphone out
1 x RJ11, 1 x RJ45
GRAPHICS : NVIDIA Geforce 9600M-GT
AUDIO : Realtek ALC888
OS : Win Vista Home Premium
DIM : 374 (L) x 246 (W) x 26.8-35.5 (H) mm
WEIGHT : 2.54 Kg
SECURITY : Built-in Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
MOUSE : Gaming Mouse
ALL PROFESSIONAL AND GAMING SERIES NOTEBOOK: 2 YEARS INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY


I would still like to keep my targus backpack. Although I think it might just be able to squeeze in a 17". I am going to think about this over the week end.
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Yeah, whats the price difference between the MSI one and the HP one including cashback??

They look to be about the same, and HP will probably be a better brand if your looking at laptops. But MSI laptops are still good.
I have my fair share of HP with dead motherboard. Also HP, 1 Year Warranty. MSI 2 Year Warranty. I have this think about cash back on notebooks.

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