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MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost-003 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 16GB Memory 1TB HDD 128GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - crisp monitor
- great hardware
- thin and light
- runs top of the line games well, though at lower settings (I've tested DOTA 2 and Titanfall - more in other thoughts)
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Cons: - mouse pad is finicky, doesnt always differentiate between 2 finger and 1 finger scrolling
- top/screen is flimsy; when i run my thumb perpendicular to the top right corner of the screen the plastic moves/separates a bit
- personally, I wish the keyboard used a normal font for the letters/numbers. I am also not a fan of the number pad, which throws off the entire keyboard layout for me
- the included steelseries app for customizing your keyboard backlighting (and other things) isn't all that intuitive for making adjustments to the backlighting

Other Thoughts: I was deciding between this laptop and the Aorus X7 and chose this one because it's thinner, lighter, costs ~$400 less and while the Aorus X7 probably performs slightly better, the difference wasn't worth the money to me. I compared laptop gfx card performance at notebookcheck dot net.

Titanfall - run on the laptop monitor in full screen performed ok at the setting below. I averaged about 30 FPS, which was playable though not ideal by any measure. Haven't tried it on lower setting yet but I assume there'd be a pretty good lift in performance.
1920x1080, 8xMSAA, double buffered v-sync, very high texture resolution, Antistropic 8X, low lighting, medium shadow and effects detail, high model and impact marks, medium ragdoll.

DOTA 2 - ran it at the highest settings and had no framerate issues.

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MSI N8400GS-TD256 GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-Bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Used this card in two office computers to allow dual monitor setup (card has both digital and analog hookups). Works great for extending the desktop to multiple monitors for programs such as word, outlook, excel and online database access through whatever browser you prefer to use. Fits in all desktops (both low profile and normal sized), you just have to change out the metal plate if you have a low profile computer (changing the plate requires you to remove a couple screws, it's very easy).

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: This is NOT a gaming graphics card. If you want a gaming card this is absolutely the wrong product (unless you only want to play games from 5ish years ago or by games you mean minesweeper, solitaire and the like).

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Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Don't buy this board 01/13/2010

This review is from: Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Honestly, none.

Cons: After less than a day of usage, the mobo would intermittently fail to boot to the bios screen much less boot to my freshly installed windows 7 pro x64. This occurred with all default factory settings and the bios which came preinstalled by the manufacturer (there is currently no newer bios revision out). What can I say, for 100 bucks I didn't expect amazing overclockability, but I figured the board would run smoothly at stock speeds and voltages.

Other Thoughts: Save yourself the hassle and don't buy this board. Newegg has made returning this product hassle free, but even so, save yourself the cost of return shipping and the wait for a replacement by purchasing something that works.

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Alexander K.'s Profile

Display Name: Alexander K.

Date Joined: 07/19/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 06/13/07
  • Last Review: 04/15/14
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