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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 6,992 November 13, 2009 at 10:06 PM in Computers (5)
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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.

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#1201
Tried to wake from sleep and couldn't get my HP IR receiver to wake it up. Nor could my USB wireless keyboard. Kind of sucks.
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#1202
I know this thread is really old, but has anyone else moved on from their A5000s? I'm thinking of selling mine while it's still worth something. It has been completely trouble free but I notice its CPU utilization is at 80+% when playing HD content, and battery life is poor (2-3 hrs) compared to the newer Sandy Bridge laptops.

This was my main computer for a year and then afterward it's just been sitting on my table hooked up via HDMI to my TV. Still has the plastic on it!
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#1203
Just got BIOS with overclock options/ ctrl-fn swap updated to latest version (X.0T) from Svet today-

http://www.mediafire.com/?bb82vxyu1nepwyo
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#1204
Unfortunately the X.0T modified bios from Svet has been deleted from mediafire. Does anyone else have another link to it or can they pm me a link to it? This notebook has been rock solid for me with no issues with an Intel 120GB SSD.
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Quote from hurtz777 View Post :
Unfortunately the X.0T modified bios from Svet has been deleted from mediafire. Does anyone else have another link to it or can they pm me a link to it? This notebook has been rock solid for me with no issues with an Intel 120GB SSD.
Sorry to bump this old thread, but I would also like to get this X.0T modified BIOS. BTW, this computer has been great for my needs.

MD
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#1206
Here is the final 1683_x0t_Svet_Modified BIOS release for this notebook and it is rock solid. You can download it from my mediafire shared folder @ http://www.mediafire.com/?c2svnwgwn91fdh3. I recently installed an OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD in my A5000-025US and it is absolutely flying! Unfortunately I get a consistent freeze with occasional GPU artifacts and then reboot after 5-10 minutes running my genuine Windows 8 PRO and it has something to do with a power saving feature of the Nvidia 8200M GPU driver. The only fix for it right now is to run "bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes" at an administrative command prompt and reboot, I am hoping a future Nvidia GPU driver or another patch from Microshaft will fix this freeze. Windows 7 SP-1 runs flawlessly with the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB but Windows 8 PRO definitely runs faster overall then Windows 7. Has anyone else noticed this freeze/reboot issue with Windows 8 with their A5000-025US? This has been my favorite laptop and it is derfinitely built to last with no issues.
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Quote from hurtz777 View Post :
Here is the final 1683_x0t_Svet_Modified BIOS release for this notebook and it is rock solid. You can download it from my mediafire shared folder @ http://www.mediafire.com/?c2svnwgwn91fdh3. I recently installed an OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD in my A5000-025US and it is absolutely flying! Unfortunately I get a consistent freeze with occasional GPU artifacts and then reboot after 5-10 minutes running my genuine Windows 8 PRO and it has something to do with a power saving feature of the Nvidia 8200M GPU driver. The only fix for it right now is to run "bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes" at an administrative command prompt and reboot, I am hoping a future Nvidia GPU driver or another patch from Microshaft will fix this freeze. Windows 7 SP-1 runs flawlessly with the OCZ Vertex 4 128GB but Windows 8 PRO definitely runs faster overall then Windows 7. Has anyone else noticed this freeze/reboot issue with Windows 8 with their A5000-025US? This has been my favorite laptop and it is derfinitely built to last with no issues.
Just downloaded this bios. What's the difference between this new one and the old one that we all used? If I install it, will it change any of the original settings? Is it even worth installing the new bios if speed can't be increased?

BTW, I agree with you on this being a favorite. Absolutely have no problems since buying it and overclocking it. I admit it does run a little hot--probably due to the overclock-- but not too bad. Still using it til this day (typing this message on it as we speak). I use a dell i7 sandy bridge @ work, basically doing the same things I do on this MSI, and I hardly can tell the difference. Well worth the investment.
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#1208
Question concerning the stock BIOS in this laptop: is there any incompatibility with the stock BIOS and running a SSD? I'm having all sorts of instability running a Kingston SH103S3/120G HyperX SSD. I'd like to rule out BIOS issues if I can. (OS is Win 7 SP1 32-bit).

Thanks!
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Quote from pdxesto View Post :
Question concerning the stock BIOS in this laptop: is there any incompatibility with the stock BIOS and running a SSD? I'm having all sorts of instability running a Kingston SH103S3/120G HyperX SSD. I'd like to rule out BIOS issues if I can. (OS is Win 7 SP1 32-bit).

Thanks!
Haven't tried SSD on this machine but I have has BSOD with SSD's before. Alot got fixes when I upgraded to the SSD firmware to the most current one. Happened on one Kingston and one OCZ ssd. Try it first.
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#1210
Quote from yazyazoo View Post :
Haven't tried SSD on this machine but I have has BSOD with SSD's before. Alot got fixes when I upgraded to the SSD firmware to the most current one. Happened on one Kingston and one OCZ ssd. Try it first.
I finally got things to work, after Kinsgton replaced the first drive I bought. I wasted a week trying to figure out why things almost worked; it was not immediately apparent at all that the drive was at fault. The second drive worked like it was supposed to, and now the laptop flies! Night and day difference from the sluggish HD.
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