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MSI GT627-218US NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS 15.4
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice looking Case, Fairly well constructed. Keyboard Flexing Minimal on this Lappy{#2} Explain in Cons! Keyboard layout excellent, soft touch controls work great, Screen resolution Impressive, Turbo Mode works, on the fly when needed. O/C,s 16% OEM 2398Mhz OC,d= 2779Mhz OK, for the Gaming /Video Performance! She took everything I gave her, at full settings with or W/O OCing without a Hiccup or degradation in performance! Quake4, Crysis Series, DF, etc. This lappy vents the heat well, as long as it gets good air flow, and this puppy gets hot! But the GPU and the CPU,s stayed steady. NO THERMAL ISSUES! MSI has always been great for their MB,s Never had a bad build using them, always great features {If your a modder}, They designed this MB to accommodate the supporting HW, and produce a nice symbionic relationship between the 2 for a High Performance Lappy that Has my respect in regards to Desktop Performance in a Mobile Environment

Cons: 1st unit arrived fast from NE, Hardware failures right outa the box, keyboard flex on that early model much more pronounced! NE RMA,d It NP. They replaced to me a new unit, NE,s the Greatest! After 2 days BIOS became unstable, I flashed with their most recent Fix[not even on website yet] which equates to great tech support, they E-mailed it to me! Also immediately download and install the latest drivers for the GPU, File comes with the PHYSX controller, The Video Card really comes to life then!! Main Gripe: Lappy system is very software sensitive, But I think its because of Vista OS, I came very close to reformatting the HDD and installing XP Pro or Linux. Also No control over Dram timing or FSB, Multiplier locked! WHY? MSI has never done this B4, earlier BIOS files[4 this Lappy] had the DRAM timing selection options, But not on the recent BIOS revisions!!??? Guess they dont want us pushing it the edge. Should have choice of OS install, instead of 1 flavor!

Other Thoughts: Over clocking feature only works with AC adapter connected, No OCing in Battery Mode, and you must have the System Control Manager program installed and enabled or NO OC features!
Over ALL, Not a bad lappy after massaging it. Runs fast and strong! A little Over Priced! But With Intel and NVidia ingredients installed I see why! Other MSI gaming series use AMD and ATI. Lower Hardware cost. Always been a AMD man. But this Intel processor Rocks!! This lappy has made me a Gamer with skills once again, cause the resolution and clarity is outstanding, with frame rates that dont slow down. JMO though!!

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Display Name: Glenn C.

Date Joined: 05/28/03

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