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MSI GX640-260 15.4-Inch Gaming Laptop - Black/Red

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  • Core i5-450M 2.4 GHz 1066 MHz 3MB L2 Cache Processor, ATI Radeon HD5850 1GB DDR5 VRAM, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
  • Windows 7 HP 64 bit, 15.4 inch LCD 1680x1050, 9 cell, 2.0 MP Webcam
  • 2 x USB port, Wireless 802.11 a/g/n, 4 IN 1 (SD/MMC/MS/XD), HDMI-out
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1680 x 1050
Max Screen Resolution1680 x 1050 pixels
Processor2.46 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM4 GB SO-DIMM
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorATI Radeon HD5850
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionRadeon
Brand NameMSI
Item model numberGX640-260US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 HP 64bit
Item Weight6.3 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.10 x 10.24 x 1.22 inches
Color Black/Red
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
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Best Sellers Rank #17,564 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.6 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 10, 2010
  
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Gx640-260us - intel - core i5 - 450m - 2.66 ghz - ddr3 sdram - ram: 4 gb - seria

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It is one of my best computer buys ever.
easyshopping
This is definitely one of the best deals out there if you are looking for a medium sized gaming notebook with few performance compromises.
Mr. Hop
The ATI Radion graphics card makes it very responsive as well.
mn10731

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Hop on October 20, 2010
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***Updated Review 1/18/2011***

If you are looking at this machine, you are probably struggling with the same questions I am: Is it fast enough to game? Built well enough to last? Does it have Keyboard flex? Is it ugly? Should I get the Asus, Lenovo, or Envy instead and accept less of a graphics card? Maybe I should just do what my friend said and buy a desktop...

Let it go friend, because this is an excellent machine, so long as you understand the virtues and wisdom in each of MSI's various decisions (and compromises). This system is clearly a pretty well thought out attempt to provide maximum value to a certain kind of customer: The one that's broke but wants a real, high performance laptop that games (and does everything else of course).

Fist and foremost, no one offers this combination of processing speed, graphics muscle, battery life, 7200 rpm hardrive, high resolution LED panel, bluetooth, webcam, Mic, HDMI, etc, and does it for less than about $1500 bucks. Many systems come close, but as of this writing this is it, this is the near-$1000 dollar machine that defies the pricing logic of the market at the moment. Other systems might have a better processor, but a lesser grahics card, a better screen w/out the real muscle to game at the native resolution and so on. But this MSI, so far, is a very well thought out machine. Lets explore the Pros and Cons:

Battery and power:
Battery life, even with a 9-cell "only" about 3-3.5 hours max.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Scott E. Bradley on October 23, 2010
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So I will be brief and I will update this as time passes, 10-23-2010

Cons:So Far:
- Too many stickers, but I removed the ones by my palm in a few minutes.
- Speakers were not what I would hope for for spending 1K but I have nice headphones so I will live.
- Silly on off switch for Wi-Fi, it is the light up button by the Blue Tooth logo.
- Click Buttons under mouse pad may take some time to get use to.
- Blu Ray Drive, just for play back would have made this a home run.
- Keyboard has a key pad so typing feels tighter. Good and bad.

Pros:
-Very quite, even under load. No keyboard flex, feels strong.
-Scary cool temps compared to a $2700 Alien Ware MX17 I had last year that I ended up selling (Dual Crossfire Model I will add). I like the MSI better.
-Feels solid, screen, dvd Rom, all of it.
-No bloat ware, msconfig on boot up had only 8 things running in background...LOL awesome.
-Pre-Partitions, yep, I was getting ready to partition and guess what, it was already split 60/40, Western Digital Hard Drive FYI also.
-Not Heavy, Not Thick, Not goofy looking. Almost hard to believe it is a gamer laptop.

So you can not beat this for the price, thus far I am liking it. 3 Year factory warranty also.

First days, playing Crysis on HIGH settings and proper resolutions. Just remember when you jump into 64bit Windows 7 do your home work on Games and trouble shooting and do not jump right in and blame the machine. Some games you launch in DX9, some games require patches and some games do not work.

Learn to use the Windows 7 64 bit compatibility web site.

I will update more if and when I can, use the forum Amazon provides for the product to make a community for hot subjects.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Moises Blumen on October 28, 2010
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I bought this computer in August. At first I was a bit doubtful as I couldn't beleive I could get such an amazing laptop for only $1000 and by that date, there was only one review available. I was about to buy the ASUS A51JX, but I noticed a high ammount of RMAs and DOAs, so I decided to do some more research. And so I found this i5-450, 4GB DDR3, high end 5850 Radeon gaming laptop. It runs most of my games on high settings and practically no frame drops. I have been playing Mafia 2, Just Cause 2, F1 2010, FIFA Soccer 2011 and many others @ native 1680 x 1050 with no problems at all.
It also performs really well when connected via HDMI to a full HDTV @ 1920 x 1080.
Maybe they could have included a blu-ray reader instead of dvd writer, but it could have raised the price.
A little con: it runs hot when the Radeon 5850 is at full load. I suggest using an additional laptop cooler, as it will help dissipating heat.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mn10731 on October 26, 2010
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I shopped for months before I bought the MSI GX640-260. Although I plan to play some games on it, I was mainly concerned with graphics performance when managing family photos, videos, and watching DVDs. Although, the screen is very reflective (similar to the look on a MacBook Pro), image resolution is incredible. The ATI Radion graphics card makes it very responsive as well. In addition, I really like the fact that MSI does not load a bunch of unwanted software with the base load. I only had to uninstall a couple of things (trial Norton and MS Office)before I had it configured the way I wanted it. The case is brushed aluminum with red trim. The overall look is unique without being too gaudy (nothing like the Alienware offerings). Documentation is entirely on a CD (no paper). I would highly recommend this laptop for gamers and office users alike.
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