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MSI GX630-028US NoteBook AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 (2.00GHz) 4GB Memory 250GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 15.4" Windows Vista Home Premium

  • AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 (2.00GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 250GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
  • 1280 x 800
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • DVD Super Multi
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Take your gaming into new realms of heart-pounding entertainment with the sleek lines and durable chassis of the MSI GX630 Notebook. The revolutionary ECO Engine allows you to alternate between five operating modes to conserve battery life with the simple press of the quick launch sensor. Alternate between Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office, and Turbo Battery mode to suit your power requirements and save on battery life.

The AMD Athlon dual-core processor boosts speed and provides an optimized, multithreaded architecture for superior multimedia and multitasking performance. The 4 GB DDR2 memory ensures ample support for multiple programs, including graphics intensive games and software. Burn and play both DVDs and CDs with the super multi DVD drive. Enjoy exceptional video and immersive 3D graphics on a 15.4” widescreen powered by the NVidia GeForce 9600M video card and dedicated video RAM.

A large 250 GB hard drive provides copious space to store your documents, programs, and media files. Integrated webcam, microphone, and Wi-Fi will keep you in touch via video conferences and long-distance calls. Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to synchronize Bluetooth enabled peripherals. Own the leader in portable gaming hardware with the MSI GX630.

  • newegg AMD Athlon X2 Processor The AMD Athlon X2 processor for notebook PCs incorporates two processor cores in a single processor with AMD64, HyperTransport and Cool‘n’Quiet technologies to deliver true multi-tasking computing for power-conscious notebook computers.
  • newegg NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT GPU The powerful NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT GPU fully supports Microsoft DirectX 10 to enable today's visually-intense applications and games, and features NVIDIA PureVideo HD and PowerMizer technologies for the ultimate HD video experience and minimized power consumption.
  • newegg 15.4-inch Wide XGA Screen The 15.4-inch Wide XGA screen displays more visual information with almost no black bars for enhanced viewing comfort during movie playback. Widescreen displays also enable convenient panoramic image editing and viewing with less horizontal scrolling.
  • newegg Supreme Network Connectivity With built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN and 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, the MSI GX630-028US offers comprehensive network connectivity for continuous access to the Internet.
  • newegg Built-in DVD Super Multi The built-in DVD Super Multi burns any DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW or DVD-RAM disc and supports the dual-layer function allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease!
  • newegg Built-in 2.0 Megapixel Camera and Microphone With an integrated 2.0-megapixel and microphone, video chat or record videos and share them with your family or friends!

Learn more about the MSI GX630-028US

Model

Brand
MSI
Model
GX630-028US
Part#
9S7-165212-028

General

Color
Black w/ Red trim
Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU Type
AMD Athlon X2 QL-62(2.0GHz)
Screen
15.4" WXGA
Memory Size
4GB DDR2
Hard Disk
250GB
Optical Drive
DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Video Memory
512MB DDR3 VRAM
Communication
Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Card slot
1 x Express Card
Dimensions
14.73" x 9.69" x 1.05-1.40"
Weight
5.6 lbs.

CPU

CPU Type
AMD Athlon X2
CPU Speed
QL-62 (2.00GHz)
CPU L2 Cache
1MB

Chipset

Chipset
NVIDIA MCP77

Display

Screen Size
15.4"
Wide Screen Support
Yes
Display Type
Wide XGA
Resolution
1280 x 800

Operating Systems

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium

Graphics

GPU/VPU
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Video Memory
512MB DDR3 VRAM
Graphic Type
Dedicated Card

Hard Drive

HDD
250GB
HDD Interface
SATA

Memory

Memory
4GB
Memory Spec
2GB x 2

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Interface
Integrated

Communications

Modem
56K
LAN
10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth
Yes

Ports

Card Slot
1 x Express Card
USB
3 x USB 2.0 (3rd port shared with eSATA)
IEEE 1394
1
Video Port
1 x VGA
HDMI
1 x HDMI
Audio Ports
Yes

Audio

Audio
HD Audio quality, Dolby Digital Live
Speaker
2 Speakers (2W)

Input Device

Touchpad
Yes
Keyboard
Standard

Supplemental Drive

Card Reader
4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
Webcam
2.0MP

Power

AC Adapter
120-watt AC adapter
Battery
6-cell lithium ion

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
14.73" x 9.69" x 1.05-1.40"
Weight
5.6 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Amanda B.
  • 1/11/2014 10:57:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsabsolutely love

Pros: durable, easy to use, good quality for gaming (At the time),

Cons: runs VERY hot. You will need a fan if you plan to do gaming on this laptop. the partitioned drive was inconvenient to me, but I was able to re-format it without too much trouble.

Other Thoughts: I really loved this laptop. Just recently lost it to issues with not being able to wake it from hibernation mode (Which I have diagnosed as a windows issue - not a hardware issue)

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  • Krista H.
  • 3/25/2012 7:37:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsmeh

Pros: looks awesome. Worked well for the most part

Cons: wireless has been funky from the beginning. About every other boot the lights would come on but the laptop never actually booted. Also would never ever wake up from sleep mode. Battery died completely after a year and a half but this wasn't significant as I've always needed to carry the charger with me since battery life was very short. As of today it will no longer boot. Completely dead after 2.5 years.

Other Thoughts: bought this for college because it was a great deal for the computer I was getting. Minor issues were never justification enough to shell out $70 for shipping to rma it before, its a bit old and outdated now. Will likely upgrade to a name brand model.

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  • Randal W.
  • 7/31/2009 4:25:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 Year later and still running strong

Pros: Performance, Value, everything you seen in all the other reviews

I had to write a review for this because many of the reviews, although accurate, were made after only a week or 2 of ownership, or worse yet, just on first impressions. Well I have ran this thing real close to non-stop since I purchased it about a year ago. I am a full time student, and Heavy Computer user. I use it in class for notes every day, and it can record audio for a 1.5 hour lecture, and I can take notes on it during that time, with battery left over (one year later).

Continued in "Other Thoughts"

Cons: The keyboards odd layout, the touch pad not under the space bar, and whats up with moving the Function key on me?

Other Thoughts: There was a few reviews that said its battery life was sub par, I don't find this to be the case for a gaming laptop, it is average. If you want good battery life, then don't buy a gaming laptop. You do need to put it into “Turbo Battery Mode” you achieve this, by pushing the under-clock button on the touch pad. But as far as durability, It gets bounced around in my backpack, and such, without incident. I can not complain, nothing has broke, it has never crashed, the keyboard layout is the worst thing about it, and you will get used to it. Gaming wise, its not bad, GET A COOLER!, this thing in over clocked mode does get hot, and will lag your game out with newer games. With a good cooler under it, it is not a problem. Plays Latest NFS's, Bioshock, ect. @max or close

As far as a budget decent Gamer laptop, i still see nothing that comes close to it on the market. It is not a "Killer" gaming laptop, that will cost ya few K, but it works for me, and will for a few more years to come.

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  • Jianwen L.
  • 7/27/2009 1:02:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsfair deal

Pros: I guess 9600mGT +the price would be the main reason for most ppl who would buy this laptop, so do I. It works GREAT > <

Beside the screen is very bright.

Cons: Well, nothing is perfect, of course this laptop is not an exception. LOTS of mirror cons.

Like everyone said, WLAN will be disabled after weaking up from sleep mode,only way to solve it is to restart. However, u can manually turn off the WLAN before let it "SLEEP". and turn it back on when u try to use it again > <

Also, the 9600gt driver in this laptop cannot updated by the official ones, just weird. > <

Speakers sounds cheap.

Lots ppl complained the keyboard of this laptop. They said the design is bad ( small arrow keys, small right shift key, etc. ) For me, the design is fine. But the touching feel is bad, I have to buy an extra blue tooth keyboard for this laptop :/

Runs hot....really hot.....especially for those games which demands some cpu power. E.X. After 4 hours of playing prototype, the system would crash, graphic card auto downclock to half speed, turbo mode auto turn off, etc.
So get a cooling pad > <

The build-in WLAN and BLUETOOTH are somewhat c

Other Thoughts: My bluetooth keyboard contently dc itself if i use the build-in blue tooth adapter, have to get an extra USB bluetooth adapter :(

Anyway, I didnt find any good of this laptop except its cheap price XD....but, cheap is all i looking for. Fair deal overall.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/19/2009 11:36:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs1 Year Review

Pros: The laptop is a great example of the bang/buck sweetspot. The price has been adjusted several times to keep it that way.

Cons: 1. nVidia driver updates do not apply to this laptop and will not install. MSI, for their part, has not updated the VGA drivers on their website for this model at all. So you're stuck with 9600GT launch drivers. They're not bad, but they're not great either.

2. Hard drive will cause you trouble.

3. WLAN acts really funny in Windows 7 and will disable itself permanently after sleep mode. You have to restart to get it working again.

4. USB ports are flimsy - one of mine has already broken through normal use. I'm calling MSI about that tomorrow.

5. The fan gets hot and blows warm air onto your mouse hand.

Other Thoughts: After owning this laptop for more than a year, I will recommend that you purchase a higher-end laptop. This one is getting a little antiquated and isn't as impressive as it once was.

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  • Beulah T.
  • 7/19/2009 5:48:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Most Bang for Your Buck

Pros: This laptop is definitely a steal.

Unique design, touch sensitive activation for WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Turbo/Eco modes, FF, RW, Stop, Pause, and a blank "P1" sensor.

I've stress tested this computer with everything I can throw at it.

It runs games pretty well. Common games from free websites work at the highest settings with fps rates of 40-100+. Call of Duty 4 works perfectly, not a single hitch in the gameplay.

The turbo mode is pretty handy, especially if you want to leave lots of programs open while playing a game. Increase the CPU speed to 2.3 GHz.

Free upgrade to Windows 7! Just register the computer at MSI's website.

This computer is unbelievably cool. In a 75 degree F room, you can't even feel the heat from the bottom. The heatsink and fan draw all the heat to the right side of the computer, and conveniently blow it to the side, away from the user.

Computer doesn't get too hot when in turbo mode, but you can feel the heat from the bottom

Cons: Something in the computer can't handle any 64-bit operating system at its full potential. I think it may be either the mobo or cpu, or a combination of the two. They basically give you an extra GB of RAM you're never going to use.

CD/DVD drive is really sensitive, definitely sit this on a solid surface if you're going to watch a movie or download something from a CD/DVD, and, of course, burning CD's/DVD's.

MSI placed the warranty sticker over a screw to get inside the CPU/GPU/RAM compartment, so if you want to upgrade anything and keep the warranty, you're gonna have to dish out more cash to a MSI verified shop. And apparently, mine wasn't even on the laptop. Didn't even know about it till I read up on the MSI forums.

The battery life is a little below average. The average life I've gotten out of this laptop is 90-120 minutes, 60 being the lowest (gaming mode, playing CoD4 at max settings), and 140 minutes being the highest, on a custom battery saving mode.

Other Thoughts: I bought this laptop to keep me entertained in college, as well as to run research-grade software. If you're shopping for a first laptop, this probably isn't the thing for you, but if you're looking for something that can get the job done for the price you want to pay, go with this computer.

The brushed aluminum is a win/lose situation. It's a gorgeous color and texture, but it attracts fingerprints and dust to no end. It doesn't come with a cleaning cloth, so you should buy your own before it arrives.

Speakers aren't very loud, but they ARE high definition, and you can easily use this computer in place of an HD-DVD player for your Home Entertainment Center. The sound card supports Dolby Digital 7.1 (7 surround-sound speakers)

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  • Christy C.
  • 7/17/2009 8:42:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for Price

Pros: the 9600m gt is a nice adition with 512 ddr3 dedicated it runs smooth on games :)

the processor is nice i back amd for speed its faster then most intels cpus

if you want a gaming pc for 700 this is it im maxing out games easy :)

Cons: keyboards weird enter and back space are a little screwy but the keypad is nice plus i use a keyboard and mouse unless im out

Other Thoughts: 32 bit only recognizes 3 gigs of ram but theirs four ? and 64 is screwy on this i hear and so is windows 7 but thats what i heard do your own homework on that becsue i may have ben misinformed

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/17/2009 2:16:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Buy

Pros: -Good buy for the money, can run most games on mid-high settings.

-MSI allows you to upgrade for free to Windows 7 (you just pay for shipping)

-Color Scheme Looks Cool

-Gallops (after the initial setup, which takes a while)

-Came on time, thx Newegg!

Cons: -Touch pad setup sucks, its always set on click and cant be changed, im trying to find away to disable the whole touch pad. Its only really an issue because I keep hitting it with my hand in the midst of typing, causing me to stop typing, screw up typing or in the event of a well timed backspace browse back a page or 2.

-Runs Hot, about 70 Degrees Celsius while gaming, but AMD is known to run hot, the only reason it sucks is cause the exahust fan blows out to the right of the laptop, where my mouse is. I got a cooler and that seemed to help, I just ordered a nice one of Newegg.

-Turbo mode is kinda silly, but it works a little bit, I don't think ill use it tho.

-The hard drive is partitioned weird and the drive is split into OS and Data, sadly everything tries to into the OS partition which is only 30gb or so, this causes a problem when try to install Age of Conan in there and the game is to big to fit lol. Im prob going to end up reinstalling windows and fixing that.

Other Thoughts: Good Buy - I suggest getting a decent cooler tho.

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  • Areck G.
  • 7/17/2009 5:52:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPrice jumped LOL

Pros: I bought this for 699.99 a couple of days ago I have to admit this is the best bang for your buck even at 750. The settings are just amazing and the power of this laptop is insane. I couldnt be more pleased. It runs WoW on max settings FC2 and CoD4 & 5.

Cons: I cant think of any cons atm besides the front left were you wrist wrests I am gussing its were the harddrive sits is magnitised LITERALY I found it out by accidnent when I set my cell phone down on it and tryed to pick it up and felt some resistant. So be careful and watch what metal objects you set there I honestly have no clue what they would do.

Other Thoughts: Well craftsmanship

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  • Alexander C.
  • 7/16/2009 7:19:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good monitor. Snappy graphics performance. Lots of RAM. Brushed aluminum looks snazzy. Full numeric keypad.

Cons: Monitor resolution could be better for the size. Some networking issues in Windows 7 RC. Includes Windows Vista 32-bit (which underutilizes the 4GB installed RAM by roughly 800MB). Brushed aluminum attracts fingerprints like nobody's business. Home and End keys are combined with PgUp and PgDn keys (Fn alternatives).

Other Thoughts: I got this laptop last week on newegg and it's nearly as good as what a few of my friends have and I paid $200 to $300 less. The 9600 GT goes a long way and will play most games at reasonable quality and with reasonable performance. The 1280x800 display would be perfect at 1600x1200, but that would probably cost you another $150.

Under Windows 7 RC, my home network is at odds with both the wired and wireless network capabilities of this notebook, dropping wireless packets for a few seconds at a time and completely refusing internet access on LAN. On the other hand, it's highly likely that software is the problem, since both connections work in other situations.

Windows 7 also cannot use the wireless if it has not been enabled by the laptop's "touch toggle" before Windows boots, and if its disabled while Windows is running, you'll have to reboot to get it working again.

As a programmer, I love my Home and End keys. Sadly, they're now the most inconvenient keys on my keyboard.

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