|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1680 x 1050|
|Max Screen Resolution||1680 x 1050 pixels|
|Processor||2.46 GHz Intel Core i5|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||ATI Radeon HD5850|
|Wireless Type||802.11abg, 802.11 a/g/n, 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11A, 802.11 A/G|
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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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.Read more ›
- 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.
-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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow! This reive a is way overdue! I am rating it now, as I do still have the laptop. I was very happy for this computer to come in until BOOM! Read morePublished on November 29, 2013 by Jenner M. Martin
I had high hopes for this machine. Reviews hinted at its gaming power and I was certainly impressed at how well it handled most of the games I play. Read morePublished on June 21, 2011 by CJA
My 21 year old is very particular about his computers, and he has owned MANY. He is annoyingly picky about them and always desiring the latest technology. Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by easyshopping
dont get put off by the rating and title of this review, this is a really great computer, i juts happened to get one that has developed problems that i am currently trying to get... Read morePublished on April 7, 2011 by jcurrier
This laptop is too good with price just $1k. It's just too hot when it runs with full power. But it's still very good for everyone to use.Published on February 13, 2011 by Dave
I spent over 2 months researching and talking to my nerd-friends about what kind of laptop I should get for my first gaming computer. Read morePublished on February 7, 2011 by the mezzer
I was hesitating between a 4 star and a 5 star, and really this is a 4 and a half star not a 5 star.
This laptop looks great. Read more
I am very pleased with this laptop. I use it to primarily to play World of Warcraft. However, I have also run Starcraft II, Civilization V, and Empire: Total War with maxxed... Read morePublished on January 1, 2011 by Clare H. Williams
intel core i5
can play most my games on ultra
duh battery with an i5 isnt that great 2hours... Read more
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