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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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#76
does anyone have an example of coupon that OD will take? I think it was posted somewhere they would take a competitor coupon
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#77
If it uses any of these mainboard chipsets it should support all 800mhz fsb c2d chips

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#78
Quote from p0opstlnksal0t View Post :
If it uses any of these mainboard chipsets it should support all 800mhz fsb c2d chips

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The spec for the GF 8200M chipset states up 1066FSB support using Socket P which means even a 1066FSB 3,06GHZ T9900 C2D should work as long as BIOS has support for it. I just want to overclock the stock 800FSB Celeron to 1066FSB on stock 1-1.25vcore for 2.4ghz clock. That would make this an amazing notebook for $319.99!
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Quote from p0opstlnksal0t View Post :
If it uses any of these mainboard chipsets it should support all 800mhz fsb c2d chips

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GM965
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I'm pretty sure the A5000 is based on the MSI MS-1683-ID1 Barebones system - and is sold under their own name.

The specs all seem to line up - NVidia 8200 graphics, 1366 x 768 display, HDMI, express card, 4-in-1 card reader, Socket P for the processor.

According to this spec page Link [msiwhitebook.com] the chipset is the NVIDIA® MCP79MVL

Ted
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#80
what's the difference between tft lcd and wxga?
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#81
Further follow up - this appears to be the same thing as the MSI CR600 series - same specs throiugh and through including the chipset, HDMI, graphics, etc.

The link for drivers from the page in my previous post takes you to the CR600 page.

There's not a WHOLE lot more info out there about the CR600 - but at least there's some.

I have confirmed that both the A5000 and CR600 are based on the same MSI barebones chassis.
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#82
Okay... looking at pictures and specs, it definitely is a clone of the CR600.

Check out the newegg page on the CR600-013US

Link [newegg.com]

Average 5 egg rating (24 reviews overall) at $529.99.

The only differences between the CR600-013 and the A5000-025 are the CR600 has Pentium Dual Core T4200 and 320GB hard drive - otherwise, they look identical. (Except that the CR600 is listed as Vista Home Premium - but would probably qualify for Win7 upgrade).

The $210.00 price difference is huge given that you could replace the T3000 with a T4200 for about a net $30.00 at most if you resell your current chip.

I'm definitely going to try to grab one of these in the morning.

Ted
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#83
Quote from mardeebo View Post :
I successfully returned a laptop bought online w/o getting hit for the 15% restock fee just yesterday. Some stores don't have one. I also got my shipping back. YMMV
Seriously, why would you tell someone to take 15% restocking fee on a $249 computer, to buy a $320 computer.

15% of $249 is about $37. I have seen Craigslist ads for the $249 Acer for between $300 and $420!

You can always post an add on CL and offer to sell your $249 Acer for cost (including any local tax), or even a 5% discount. It is new, you have a receipt, and it is no longer available for $249.

Be honest about the price you paid in your ad, say you got it on a one day (now-expired) sale for an ultra-low price, but you changed your mind and you want to avoid restocking fees, and you will most likely get a buyer.

Or, keep it. The $249 Acer was still a good deal.
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#84
Hmm... 4 MSI laptops or one quad-core dv8t. Oh well.
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#85
Like Hurtz777 said, my local store also only has 3 in stock as well. After reading that, Im glad I pulled the trigger. I went ahead and bought one today at regular price and gonna price match for the difference in a couple days.
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Like Hurtz777 said, my local store also only has 3 in stock as well. After reading that, Im glad I pulled the trigger. I went ahead and bought one today at regular price and gonna price match for the difference in a couple days.
is_250,

Will you please install the Nvidia System Tools and try to overclock the CPU and GPU via the performance tab and tell us if it allowed overclocking and how far it overclocks stable? Did it come with Win7 HP 64Bit preloaded and does it have bluetooth module like it should going by the barebone design. I am right on the edge of buying this now. ;-)
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#87
Noob here, so pardon my ignorance....

I just signed up for a bing account to take advantage of the cash back rewards.
My question is, how do i go about purchasing this unit tomorrow online and receiving the cash back option. Do i just go to the bing cash back search and search for the laptop or home depot and go from there? Or is there another option.

Is the Processor upgradeable? I saw mentions of this throughout the thread.
if so, assuming the bios can support, which processors can it support

Thanks for your feedback
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#88
Quote from wombat94 View Post :
I'm pretty sure the A5000 is based on the MSI MS-1683-ID1 Barebones system - and is sold under their own name.

The specs all seem to line up - NVidia 8200 graphics, 1366 x 768 display, HDMI, express card, 4-in-1 card reader, Socket P for the processor.

According to this spec page Link [msiwhitebook.com] the chipset is the NVIDIA® MCP79MVL

Ted
Wombat94,

I think you are right! They definitely should be identical as far as mainboard and chassis. Thank you for posting link to the internal's pic showing that it has a full\half height mini pcie port. The Atheros N WLAN it has should be half height just like the A6000 has. Looks like a great design inside for sure. It should also have a LED backlit LCD. Hopefully someone who bought it today can install the Nvidia System Tools and see if it overclocks properly. ;-) If it overclocks it will finish the deal right.
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#89
When exactly does the deal start 12:00 a.m. of Sunday?
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#90
Quote from liko View Post :
When exactly does the deal start 12:00 a.m. of Sunday?
i thought the deal is in-store only
your OD open at 12am or you expect the deal online also?
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