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MSI GT725-074US NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850 17.0
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Excellent build quality. I used to have high-end Sager with Prescott 3.8Mhz and it was sturdy and heavy. GT725 is much lighter while still feels like it can handle some abuse. LCD quality seems to be also better than my old Sager - much brighter and vivid.
I can barely hear the GT725 fan while Sager sounded like a jet is taking off.
I was especially curious how it can handle new games so I installed Crysis Warhead and MSFS X and boy it can run it on maximum details @ 1900x1200. Even without the turbo on.
The only thing what slows it down a lot is anisotropic filtering. But I'm not a big fan of it since @ 1900x1200 you won't even notice the difference.
You can turn up RAM timing to 800 in bios and also set percentage of overclocking from default 16% to 20% or 24%. I'm running 20% because 24 seems 2 b 2 much 4 it to handle.
No KB flex on mine.
I like that it doesn't have all that silly blinking lights that seem to be so "IN" nowadays. What am I, like 11y.o.?
Runs Win7 excellent.

Cons: As mentioned many times before, small R shift while there is no reason 4 it because there is a redundant (\|) key right beside it. I mean there are 2 \| keys!! That's just plain stupid.
Other than that, the power plug is just flimsy. I'm worried that that'll b the first thing which will go bad.
I had to install SRS Sandbox to bump up the volume a bit. While it might b fine 4 others, it was 2 low 4 me.

Other Thoughts: Newegg dropped the ...egg on my order. I even paid 4 rush processing and after many phonecalls and chats they were keeping telling me that they need to verify my address and it might take up 2 48hrs and there is nothing they can do to speed up the process. One CSR told me that I've given them wrong bank phone#. So I called the # because everyone can make mistake typing and it was perfectly good.
So I cancelled it and ordered from a mazon. Ordered Wednesday and received the very next day @about 11A.M. Oh and no hussle with veryfying address and NO rush processing fee.
Same price.
I don't know what was the problem because I used to make purchases from newegg quite a few times and never had a problem.
Serial # is to b found under the battery. ;)

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Display Name: Stan H.

Date Joined: 03/12/03

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