Search in
Video Games TV Computers Finance Home Apparel Tech Cameras Autos Health & Beauty Children Entertainment Travel Pets
Slickdeals Gives Back Save money with our deals and we'll donate to a non-profit of your choice. Learn More
Forum Thread
Office Depot and OfficeMax Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

MSI A5000-025US 15.6" Laptop: Intel Celeron T3000 1.8GHz, 3GB DDR2, 250GB HDD, Nvidia 8200M-G, HDMI, Windows 7 Home Premium $320 @ Officedepot B&M

LifeStyl3r 1,210 6,992 November 13, 2009 at 10:06 PM in Computers (5) More Office Depot and OfficeMax Deals
Deal
Score
+44
255,027 Views
Get Deal

Thread Details

Last Edited by LifeStyl3r November 15, 2009 at 06:22 AM
Officedepot [officedepot.com] has the MSI A5000-025US 15.6" Laptop for $320 In-Store Only.

This Ebay page [ebay.com] has the best information I can find.[/B]


Specifications
# Intel® Celeron T3000 processor 1.8GHz
# 15.6" WXGA widescreen LCD (1366 x 768 resolution)
# 3 GB DDR2 memory (2 Dimm)
# 250GB hard drive capacity
# Supermulti DVD-RW optical drive
# 802.11b/g/n WLAN
# 1.3 megapixel webcam
# Nvidia GeForce 8200M-G video graphics
# HD audio with 2 speakers
# HDMI port
# 3 USB 2.0 ports
# 4-in-1 card reader
# PCI Express slot
# VGA port
# 103-key keyboard
# 65-watt AC adapter
# 6 cell battery
# Windows 7 Home Premium

* Dimensions: 13.66" x 9.68" x 1.4"
* Unit Weight: 5.24 lbs.

Product Warranty:

* 3 year limited warranty.
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.

Community Wiki

Last Edited by Jrav March 15, 2012 at 06:30 PM
BIOS with overclock options/ ctrl-fn swap updated to latest version (X.0T) released 2010-07-26:
http://www.mediafire.com/?bb82vxyu1nepwyo

MSI A5000, and A6000 are based upon the MSI 1683 "Whitebook".

A5000 , A6000 series uses the same motherboard as the 1683 "Whitebook".
A5000 =11-2009 (2010) model=Win7, aka CR500 = Vista 2009 model?

http://www.msiwhitebook.com/produ...S-1683-ID1

Information supplied by Warner from MSI USA:

Vista = Win7
U210 = L2100 (1241)
CR600 = A6000 (1683)
CR500 = A5000 (1683)
CR400 = A4000 (1451)
CX600 = A6005 (1682)
http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=133088.0

Link to A5000-025US product page on MSI.com = as of 2011-06 I can't find it,Mad typing A5000, A5000-025US does not bring up any hits for me... EEK! (This is not a good sign...I hate companies that once product is superseded you get "Nothing found" when you type in a model number. Typing in A5000-025US should bring up product page- Link to latest bios, drivers. (Tip search for CR500)

EDIT: Found the product page by GOOGLING some more, Google rolled me over to my own posts on Slickdeals in which I had posted links to the product pages for the unit! MSI really needs to update their search engine so it searches all divisions when a model number is typed in. IIRC there are several divisions of MSI and they don't link /forward info between them.
http://www.msimobile.com/level3_p...d=9&id=157

15" ~ 16" (Discontinued) > A5000-025US
Product Number: 9S7-168344-025


Drivers, Bios, manuals: Link on above page rolls over to CR500...
http://www.msi.com/product/nb/CR5...div=Driver

Assemble, disassemble VIDEOS, and PDF's of CR600: (sister unit to A5000)
http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=132295.0

*************************
Windows 7 x64 =

MSI does not "do "x64, all systems, even ones with 4GB are shipped with 32-bit OS.

Search for posts by Hurt777 - he has a walk thru on installing Win7 x64

EDIT: It appears that x64 drivers are listed now: http://www.msi.com/product/nb/CR5...=Win7%2064

TIP: MSI sources parts from several vendors: Run a app like Belarc Advisor to find out what is in your unit.

Support: Long term impressions

Long term impressions of the unit is good- abit right now I have a problem in which the unit will not come out of sleep mode via any attached USB device due to BIOS is hard-coded to stop monitoring USB ports in Sleep mode.

Post 1199
Can't wake from S3 sleep mode from USB Mouse, keyboard, ehome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR)
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=40132411&postcount=1199

Anyone has any info, feel free to post...



MSI sites are tricky to navigate, links go dead:
As I mentioned above about a year and 1/2 after purchase I can't find support pages. Links previously post here are getting 404 errors.

MSI has a forum board .
MSI really needs to do some spring cleaning so to speak- Get some of their tech's posting over there.
- I'd rate it about a 3 out of 10.

What to expect when posting on the MSI forum board:

1: There are more mods than users.
2: If you post anything about x64, BAS (mod) is sure to post his boiler plate response there is no need to run x64, 32 is faster.
3: Mods to post "We don't work for MSI" if you ask a hard question.... if you get a response at all.
4: Most threads lead to a dead end, with the boiler plate "contact MSI support for hard issues".

********************************

RECOVERY DISCS- WARNING, MSI ships product without testing what they sell.

Update the SATA DRIVERS ASAP before you burn the recovery discs ! (Disc burn will fail, or discs will burn but won't work
http://www.msi.com/index.php?func...aq_no=2134
(Crap-ola - 404 error.... What the FAQ, link to the files needed to update the SATA drivers for the burner said there was there was a LARGE number of units affected over several product lines- in which end users would burn the recovery discs only to find out "later" the discs were no good.
**************************************

Potential of T3000 CPU

The A5000 is powered by a Intel 1.8 GHz Dual Core Celeron processor. This processor (ranked #98, according to Notebookcheck.com benchmarks [notebookcheck.net], beats the M500 AMD II Processor (rank #99).
You can check out http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php to look at how it compares with others.

T3000 vs Pentium Dual Core T4200. Both are 45 nm "penryn" Core 2 Duo derivatives, with 1MB cache vs. 2MB in the C2D T6500.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inte...al-core.29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...45_nm.29_2

OVERCLOCKING:

A5000/A6000's based upon the MSI-1683 are GOOD OVERCLOCKERS with SVET's modded bios.
Search for posts by SVET (On MSI forum) , Hurtz777 for a detailed step by step overclocking guide.)


Sister units
As stated previously the 1683 motherboard is used on the 5000, and 6000 series. Same motherboard is used on various models.
This laptop is essentially the same as the MSI A5000-026US Notebook that was sold thru Circuit City.

This deal compared to the popular Acer Extensa 5230 a few days ago (2009-11?).

MSI has a Intel Celeron T3000 1.8GHz Processor (rank #98 on Notebookcheck.com benchmarks [notebookcheck.net]) vs the Celeron 900 2.2GHz ranked #181 on the same benchmark test. +1 MSI.
Screen resolution is different because one is 15.6" while the other is 15.4".
3GB DDR2 vs 2GB DDR2 memory. +1 MSI.
250GB HDD vs 160GB HDD. +1 MSI.
MSI Has HDMI. +1 MSI.
MSI has a 4-in1 card reader. +1 MSI.
Acer has 64-bit Win 7. +1 Acer.

1,209 Comments

2 3 4 5 6

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#46
For anyone in the harrisburg, pa or maryland area, I may be interested in taking the $250 acer
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#47
I received my A5000-026US a couple of weeks ago for $399.99 from CCity. I have no complaints at all when it comes to drivers and pre-installed applications. Everything works fine as expected, especially the Touchpad scrolling thing. In fact, I didn't know about it till someone mentioned that they're having problems on A6000. Bottom line, everything works fine for me! I hooked up the HDMI port to my 42" HDTV and it shows 1080p, that's amazing!

The keyboard is fine except when typing messages on Gmail...grrrr... I have to go back for mispelled or missing characters. Typing this message in here at a speed has no problem.

Wish I can sell this one now and get a much cheaper deal tomorrowlook around
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#48
I didnt think buying selling privately is allowed on here??? keep the private sales to craigslist and chill on the thread crapping.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#49
Quote from EC4U2C View Post :
I received my A5000-026US a couple of weeks ago for $399.99 from CCity. I have no complaints at all when it comes to drivers and pre-installed applications. Everything works fine as expected, especially the Touchpad scrolling thing. In fact, I didn't know about it till someone mentioned that they're having problems on A6000. Bottom line, everything works fine for me! I hooked up the HDMI port to my 42" HDTV and it shows 1080p, that's amazing!

The keyboard is fine except when typing messages on Gmail...grrrr... I have to go back for mispelled or missing characters. Typing this message in here at a speed has no problem.

Wish I can sell this one now and get a much cheaper deal tomorrowlook around
does you laptop have any kind of "turbo" feature or software that boosts its speed?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#50
What do people think of this Toshiba going at OD for $349?
http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...5980-15-6/

Same processor with 250GB, 2GB ram, 4500M graphic, no HDMI.

You think if I grab the MSI today they'll let me pricematch tomorrow?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#51
Quote from yourspam View Post :
What do people think of this Toshiba going at OD for $349?
http://www.officedepot.com/a/prod...5980-15-6/

Same processor with 250GB, 2GB ram, 4500M graphic, no HDMI.

You think if I grab the MSI today they'll let me pricematch tomorrow?
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M with 1 gb less ram... id say not as good... plus im kinda partial to MSI... they make excellent laptops
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#52
How does this compare with the Walmart $300 computer of last week? I got one of those, but am debating this.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#53
I am also wondering if Nvidia System Tools will overclock CPU and GPU on this notebook. Does it work with the MSI A6000 because if it does then it should work with this one. This chip should overclock like crazy with minimal heat. I would think you could possibly overclock the FSB from 800 to 1066 giving you 2.4Ghz which would beat the T6600 and hang with the T9300. I haven't seen any Nvidia chipsets that their system tools doesn't work on so this should work. The lower the cache on CPU means less heat and higher clock speeds! I might jump on this deal if someone can verify that the system tools can overclock from 800 to 1066FSB. At $329 this would be the deal of a century!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by hurtz777 November 14, 2009 at 10:03 AM
#54
Is this a better deal than the Lennovo from newegg yesterday? I know the newegg is on backorder, but you can still order it.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#55
id think a t6600 for around 60 bucks on ebay would be a nice drop in... you could sell this celly to one of the "250.00 acer deal" guys and reclaim some money back... this dual core celly would make a worthwhile upgrade to one of those single core acer laptops!!!

for about 60bucks + ship is what ive seen the t6600 pulled chips going for adds 400mhz

for reference here are passmark scores of various chips:

t9300:1672
t6600: 1515
t3000: 1171
celeron 900: 795

Quote from hurtz777 View Post :
I am also wondering if Nvidia System Tools will overclock CPU and GPU on this notebook. Does it work with the MSI A6000 because if it does then it should work with this one. This chip should overclock like crazy with minimal heat.
thats what im thinking
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by p0opstlnksal0t November 14, 2009 at 09:54 AM
Joined Feb 2007
I love cats: TASTY (yum)
1,322 Posts
675 Reputation
#56
Quote from p0opstlnksal0t View Post :
I didnt think buying selling privately is allowed on here??? keep the private sales to craigslist and chill on the thread crapping.
I'm sure your response as the self-appointed moderator will have the poster begging a thousand pardons. But your post is not threadcrapping???? Duh! And that username, poopstinksalot ???? - how fitting. Your posts stink a lot too!

Repeat after me: "Goosefrabba, Goosefrabba...."
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#57
Guys how this is compare to yesterdays

Lenovo G550 (2958-ACU) Laptop for $400 with free shipping.

Specs:
Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300 (2.10GHz)
15.6" LED Backlight Display (1366x768)
3GB DDR3 Memory
250GB Hard Drive
DVD±R/RW
Integrated Graphics
802.11b/g Wireless LAN
Built-in Webcam
6-cell lithium ion Battery
Windows 7 Home Premium
Weight 5.95 lbs

I got this on backorder, which one is better?

Thanks for any input
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#58
Quote from p0opstlnksal0t View Post :
I didnt think buying selling privately is allowed on here??? keep the private sales to craigslist and chill on the thread crapping.
Do you have proof in this thread to support your allegations? Perhaps you can read but somehow refused to understand what you are reading.
We are all here to share information and express our opinions. That is what this forum is all about. If you can't do just that then refrain from bashing and flaming members. In fact, you are the one who is trying to crapped and clutter up this forum. Grow up dude!

Quote from p0opstlnksal0t View Post :
does you laptop have any kind of "turbo" feature or software that boosts its speed?
none that I know of.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#59
in store only? any final word on this? do we just have to wait until tomorrow? when would it be definitive either way?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#60
Is the "3 year limited warranty" a plus?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 4 of 81
2 3 4 5 6
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)
Link Copied to Clipboard