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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

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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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#16
tempting
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Quote from mythus View Post :
i bought the acer from best buy, should i be feeling buyers remorse about now? i'm not very good with laptop technicalities.
no, you got a hell uva deal!
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Quote from sd.Marvelous View Post :
I wonder why a low end laptop like this one would need a dedicated GeForce chipset? The intel x4500 for a machine of this class would be better.
how so? Im not trying to argue? just curious??? is the x4500 clocked faster?
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#19
The only real problem was the lack of a scrolling touchpad. This is the laptop tigerdirect sold for $400 on win7 opener. This was a decent deal on the opener and is a better deal now. If you want a good laptop at netbook prices this is it. I do plan on grabbing one of these.

Nvidia 8200M-G is pretty much equal in power to intel's x4500. In gaming the 8200 edges the intel, in raw power benchmarks the intel edges the 8200. You aren't buying this for its gaming power anyway Smilie
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32 or 64 bit?

The Acer is 64 bit.

Does it really matter for a 11 year old kid or a 65 year old grandma?
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Quote from sklar View Post :
Does this slab have a modem port? From looking at the reviews I could find, I dont see or hear mention of one.

My niece wants a laptop for xmas, but she lives out in the sticks. 70% of the time she'll have wireless access but the rest of the time she's at grandma's house and has only dial up access.

So no modem wont fly.
If you are willing to spend a few more $ then a USB dial-up modem could solve that issue.

this was posted in the thread about the other MSI deal

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6825164005

Not something I need so you may want to comparison shop for price.

Could leave it at G-ma's house for others who arrive w/other new laptops/netbooks that don't have dialup modem
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#22
To me it looks like a much better deal then the BB's $250 Acer. Will this be avialable online? OD closed all the stores near me
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Quote from p0opstlnksal0t View Post :
how so? Im not trying to argue? just curious??? is the x4500 clocked faster?
Actually disregard my statement, I assumed since this notebook came with a Nvidia GPU, I thought it would be a lot more powerful and capable than the x4500 but however that is not the case. A strong GPU paired with a weak T3000 or similar model would make no sense at all hence my comment of the x4500 on this laptop would be better. The face is they are both very similar as the 8200M is also integrated but still Nvidia>>Intel GPUs in general that's not even an argument. Neither one paired with a T3000 will be able to satisfy serious gamers.


Quote from lightfoot3b View Post :
Nvidia 8200M-G is pretty much equal in power to intel's x4500. In gaming the 8200 edges the intel, in raw power benchmarks the intel edges the 8200. You aren't buying this for its gaming power anyway Smilie
100% correct, at first I thought the Geforce 8200M was a dedicated chipset until I just read up on it and it's an integrated chipset..although it is SLIGHTLY better than intel's x4500...neither one will satisfy gamers especially as it's paired a processor like a T3000...
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Quote from lightfoot3b View Post :
The only real problem was the lack of a scrolling touchpad.

are you stating there is an issue with the scrolling touchpad, or is there no scrolling ability whatsoever on the msi touchpad?
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Quote from terrydude47 View Post :
32 or 64 bit?

The Acer is 64 bit.

Does it really matter for a 11 year old kid or a 65 year old grandma?
Well 1 thing matters...personally and those around me encounter way less software problems and bugs on 32-bit...it is the more stable of the 2. If you don't need 64 bit OS for any particular reason or programs you need to run...32-bit is a better choice for average consumers.
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#26
so we still dont know what the NB chipset is? i cant find any detailed specs of this laptop
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Quote from jays92 View Post :
Very good price.

The Celeron T3000 is actually virtually identical to the Pentium Dual Core T4200, but runs at 1.8Ghz vs. 2.0Ghz. Both are 45 nm "penryn" Core 2 Duo derivatives.

Both are similar to the Core 2 Duo T6500, but both have 1MB cache vs. 2MB. Indeed, the Celeron T3000 could be called the Pentium Dual Core T4000, because it is that similar to the T4200, other than clock speed (again, 1.8Ghz vs. 2.0Ghz).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inte...al-core.29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...45_nm.29_2

MSI is the only issue, as people in the MSI T6600 thread reported a few problems.

Other than quality, which could be fine, this is a great deal for the price.
My question to you and anyone that has some knowledge on the T3000 and similar CPUs is:

How does the T3000 compare to the T3400 Merom in terms of real life performance??
On the benchmarks I see the T3400 Merom ahead of the T4200 Penryn and more ahead of the T3000.....The T3400 Merom has a slower FSB (667vs800) but has 0.1 more GHz than the T4200...would that make the T3400 a better processor than the T4200 and even more so when compared to this T3000 based on the benchmarks/rankings??? How about noticeable differences in real life performance??? thanks.
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Quote from mythus View Post :
i bought the acer from best buy, should i be feeling buyers remorse about now? i'm not very good with laptop technicalities.
no need. the $2xx lap top is for what it is. you should look at your need, and the % increase in cost over this one. if you need/want all this msi feature, then return the BB acer. this is good for the above $3xx price range..i am just a number guylook around
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#29
I got a preview of the OD ad for Sunday and it says "In store only." Frown

It also says "Quantities limited. No rainchecks. Minimum 3 per store."
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Quote from n64lsu View Post :
I got a preview of the OD ad for Sunday and it says "In store only." Frown

It also says "Quantities limited. No rainchecks. Minimum 3 per store."
damn there goes bcb
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