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MSI CX61 0NF-257US Notebook Intel Core i5 3210M (2.50GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M 15.6
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Pros: Videocard is great. So far I have been able to play Skyrim on Ultra settings with no problems--The guy below me was right. Can't wait to try Tribes Ascend or Crysis!
Speakers are also amazing. I sold my desktop and speakers for this thing and couldn't be happier with it...well, maybe I could. See: Cons
It's pretty light as laptops go.
Boots up really fast too--faster than my i7 12gb rig ever did.

It's also nice automatically switching between the integrated graphics and the dedicated card to save power.

Cons: Windows 8!!!!!!!!!
I don't know if there is such thing as 'so easy it's hard' but that's Win8 for you. If you're used to 7 you're probably going to pull your hair out using 8. But I installed a Win7 button which made it manageable. I honestly couldn't figure out how to shut the computer down using Win8 without the start button (I still don't). The whole interface is counter-intuitive imho, especially if you have used Windows since the dawn of time.

Booting up for the first time you would think you are filling out a job application - a lot of prompts and steps to go through.
I don't own a windows phone and don't care about syncing my Windows "experience" with other machines.

I didn't think the resolution on this thing would have been a big deal for me but I certainly miss my 25" HD LCD monitor. Like someone mentioned below, you can replace the LCD panel with a higher res one.

Other Thoughts: I think after I replace the screen and add some more RAM this thing will be a dream. All-in-all, great laptop for the money. I definitely recommend it for the strapped, mobile gamer.

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Display Name: Zachary E.

Date Joined: 01/03/13

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