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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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#91
i'm more interested in an application that can UNDERCLOCK this cpu to save battery juice.....

anyone know of any prog?
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#92
Quote from link626 View Post :
i'm more interested in an application that can UNDERCLOCK this cpu to save battery juice.....

anyone know of any prog?
I use RMClock 2.35 to undervolt my T3400 from 1.25v to 1.05v stable. It will also allow you to choose a lower multiplier to underclock your CPU but the CPU has to support Intel Speedstep or AMD Cool & Quiet. The Celeron T3000 doesn't have speedstep so you can't underclock with RMClock, but you might be able to with Nvidia System Tools.
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#93
Quote from smartdeals View Post :
i thought the deal is in-store only
your OD open at 12am or you expect the deal online also?
Well, the OP wrote:

Officedepot [officedepot.com] will have, starting Sunday, the MSI A5000-025US 15.6" Laptop for $320 + Free Shipping.

I assume this will be online also since he mentions shipping.

Anyone knows if it will start midnight?
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#94
First post, been lurking for a laptop deal for a while now.

So, I don't think anyone has mentioned this but you have 14 days to return it with no restocking fee as long as you don't open it. For those, like me, who are waiting until BF, you could buy it and hang on to it un-opened to see if something better turns up.

Anyone know where I could get a better battery and how much a it would be? I don't really want a netbook and am quite happy with my current 15" laptop's screen size but I would like a decent battery life this time around (maybe 6 hrs).
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#95
Quote from LostOranges View Post :
First post, been lurking for a laptop deal for a while now.

So, I don't think anyone has mentioned this but you have 14 days to return it with no restocking fee as long as you don't open it. For those, like me, who are waiting until BF, you could buy it and hang on to it un-opened to see if something better turns up.

Anyone know where I could get a better battery and how much a it would be? I don't really want a netbook and am quite happy with my current 15" laptop's screen size but I would like a decent battery life this time around (maybe 6 hrs).
You will need a 9 or 12 cell battery. You can find that when you buy a configure to order laptops on dell, hp or lenovo.
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#96
I see bing shopping is showing 7% cash back right now. Any search words to locate 10%?


Thanks
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#97
i decided to get it today and have them pricematch it tomorrow. So I went to the store and they had 3 left. The salesman kept pushing me to get the 2 year warranty...and then he pushed me to get a bag. He didn't know where the laptop was but I saw him flip one of the signs showing it for $319.99 originally $479.99. He told me I should wait until tomorrow to get it. I told him I had work tomorrow and I was just going to get it at the full price. Then, he pushed for me to get the warranty and the manager said if I bought it for full price he would give me the warranty for free. I declined. The salesman then asked me pushed me for the $30 optimization similiar to best buy's deal.

Later, the manager came to talk to me and I was explaining how I was going to get it pricematched the next day. He told me he could just give it to me for the sale price tonight instead. I thought that was pretty nice of him even though the salesperson was a little annoying pushing for the warranty for like 10 minutes. I hope I can return the walmart purchase! With a webcam and HDMI and slightly better processor I think it's better than the $299.99 walmart deal. Hopefully there are no problems with MSI.
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#98
Quote from cheaplikeafox View Post :
i decided to get it today and have them pricematch it tomorrow. So I went to the store and they had 3 left. The salesman kept pushing me to get the 2 year warranty...and then he pushed me to get a bag. He didn't know where the laptop was but I saw him flip one of the signs showing it for $319.99 originally $479.99. He told me I should wait until tomorrow to get it. I told him I had work tomorrow and I was just going to get it at the full price. Then, he pushed for me to get the warranty and the manager said if I bought it for full price he would give me the warranty for free. I declined. The salesman then asked me pushed me for the $30 optimization similiar to best buy's deal.

Later, the manager came to talk to me and I was explaining how I was going to get it pricematched the next day. He told me he could just give it to me for the sale price tonight instead. I thought that was pretty nice of him even though the salesperson was a little annoying pushing for the warranty for like 10 minutes. I hope I can return the walmart purchase! With a webcam and HDMI and slightly better processor I think it's better than the $299.99 walmart deal. Hopefully there are no problems with MSI.
Cheaplikeafox,

Will you please install Nvidia System Tools and see if it will overclock CPU FSB?
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#99
Quote from hurtz777 View Post :
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. ;-)
Honestly, I would but im not sure how to do it. Not to mention, Im waiting to crack it open tomorrow after I get the store to price match.



Quote from cheaplikeafox View Post :
i decided to get it today and have them pricematch it tomorrow. So I went to the store and they had 3 left. The salesman kept pushing me to get the 2 year warranty...and then he pushed me to get a bag. He didn't know where the laptop was but I saw him flip one of the signs showing it for $319.99 originally $479.99. He told me I should wait until tomorrow to get it. I told him I had work tomorrow and I was just going to get it at the full price. Then, he pushed for me to get the warranty and the manager said if I bought it for full price he would give me the warranty for free. I declined. The salesman then asked me pushed me for the $30 optimization similiar to best buy's deal.

Later, the manager came to talk to me and I was explaining how I was going to get it pricematched the next day. He told me he could just give it to me for the sale price tonight instead. I thought that was pretty nice of him even though the salesperson was a little annoying pushing for the warranty for like 10 minutes. I hope I can return the walmart purchase! With a webcam and HDMI and slightly better processor I think it's better than the $299.99 walmart deal. Hopefully there are no problems with MSI.
You lucky dog!... Manager didnt even offer me that option. Im gonna head back to the store tomorrow to price match.

FYI: Office Depot's Pricematch policy is only within 7 days of purchase... Well thats what the csr told me over the phone.
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#100
i just picked up this laptop tonight.

i'm in the los angeles area, and I called up a few stores. Each of them only has 2 in stock.
OD.com shows every store within 20 miles has this in stock. But i bet they each only have 2.

i found it fishy why each store had exactly 2 in stock, no more, no less.

it doesn't take a genius to figure out this is just a trick to get you in the door.

the barcode label on my box said "2 of 2", and the store only had 2 in stock.
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Quote from is_250 View Post :
Honestly, I would but im not sure how to do it. Not to mention, Im waiting to crack it open tomorrow after I get the store to price match.


You lucky dog!... Manager didnt even offer me that option. Im gonna head back to the store tomorrow to price match.

FYI: Office Depot's Pricematch policy is only within 7 days of purchase... Well thats what the csr told me over the phone.
i have to return my walmart laptop first before I open the msi...i don't remember if they have a restocking policy or not on their computers. Yeah that's the first time someone's offered to pricematch BEFORE the actual sale started! The salesman put like 6 stickers of the restocking fee/exchange only policy on my laptop box...did they do that to you too?
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Quote from link626 View Post :
i just picked up this laptop tonight.

i'm in the los angeles area, and I called up a few stores. Each of them only has 2 in stock.
OD.com shows every store within 20 miles has this in stock. But i bet they each only have 2.

i found it fishy why each store had exactly 2 in stock, no more, no less.

it doesn't take a genius to figure out this is just a trick to get you in the door.

the barcode label on my box said "2 of 2", and the store only had 2 in stock.
how is it a trick to get you in the store if they advertise that there are only 3 per store minimum?
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#103
Quote from cheaplikeafox View Post :
i have to return my walmart laptop first before I open the msi...i don't remember if they have a restocking policy or not on their computers. Yeah that's the first time someone's offered to pricematch BEFORE the actual sale started! The salesman put like 6 stickers of the restocking fee/exchange only policy on my laptop box...did they do that to you too?
Yes, they actually put a huge red sticker over the box tape with the return policy.

Wal-mart has no restocking fee as long as its not opened and returned within 15 days. BB has 15% if opened and within 14 days. Actually, I just returned an Acer to wal-mart that was $348 and another HP from BB that was $429. I actually caught a break at BB because the geek squad opens every PC at my store. I returned it after I opened it w/o the restocking fee after arguing with them that my pc isnt new. Apperantly all of them were like that, so they refunded my money. Actually worked out for me in the end.
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Quote from cheaplikeafox View Post :
how is it a trick to get you in the store if they advertise that there are only 3 per store minimum?
is my english that f'd up?

when i say i have a minimum of 3, I mean i have AT LEAST 3 available.

3 minimum = 3 or more

that is different from 3 maximum.

in my case, the store had 2 maximum. tomorrow morning, there will only be 1 left.
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Quote from is_250 View Post :
Yes, they actually put a huge red sticker over the box tape with the return policy.

Wal-mart has no restocking fee as long as its not opened and returned within 15 days. BB has 15% if opened and within 14 days. Actually, I just returned an Acer to wal-mart that was $348 and another HP from BB that was $429. I actually caught a break at BB because the geek squad opens every PC at my store. I returned it after I opened it w/o the restocking fee after arguing with them that my pc isnt new. Apperantly all of them were like that, so they refunded my money. Actually worked out for me in the end.
so is it 15% restocking fee at walmart if opened? I didn't see this policy on their receipt or online. According to laptopmag's blog, walmart, staples, and HP don't charge restocking fees.

thanks

Quote from link626 View Post :
is my english that f'd up?

when i say i have a minimum of 3, I mean i have AT LEAST 3 available.

3 minimum = 3 or more

that is different from 3 maximum.

in my case, the store had 2 maximum. tomorrow morning, there will only be 1 left.
yeah i guess it's a little deceiving...maybe some people just bought it today to get it pricematched for tomorrow though so they would have had 3 but now they don't.
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