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    Default MSI GX700 $699 at Newegg

    The MSI GX700 lists on newegg a few hours ago for $ 699

    Stunning. Maybe too stunning to be really good (quality) ?

    www dot newegg dot com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152082

    Brand MSI
    Model GX700(9S7-171948-225)
    Color Black Piano
    OS Windows Vista Home Premium
    CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4G
    Screen 17" WSXGA+
    Memory Size 3GB DDR2
    Hard Disk 320GB
    Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512MB
    CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T8300(2.40GHz) 800MHz FSB 3MB L2 Cache
    Chipset Intel PM965
    Display 17.0" Wide SXGA+ 1680 x 1050
    Battery 6-cell lithium ion


    Of course, the MSI GX630 was listed a few days ago on newegg (there is already a thread about it on the forum) for $ 799

    www dot newegg dot com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152073

    Brand MSI
    Model GX630(9S7-165212-028)l
    Color Black w/ Red trim
    OS 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 512MB
    Communication Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN
    Dimensions 14.73" x 9.69" x 1.05-1.40"
    Weight 5.6 lbs.
    CPU AMD Athlon X2 QL-62(2.00GHz) 1MB L2 Cache
    Display 15.4" Wide XGA 1280 x 800


    I'm looking to get myself a laptop for moderate gaming for now and some 3D artwork as a hobbyist for later. Right now these two laptops and the ASUS N80Vn-X1 (also on newegg) are my picks to pick from.

    Before I even weigh in the pros and cons of Intel vs AMD, not-portable size vs somewhat portable size, screen resolution, graphics card etc, can someone answer this question please ? I take it that a few people who visit this section of the forum own MSI laptops, would know first hand about the build quality and reliability of MSI's notebooks and a few of those may have some experience with MSI's customer service.

    Firstly, how is build quality and reliability of MSI's laptops in your opinion ?

    Secondly, how is MSI's customer service when things do go wrong ?

    Please save someone from wasting $700-900 in this bad economy and help me out with these questions. If the quality of MSI's laptops or their customer service is not up to par, I'm going to go with an Asus. Asus's NA and Asia customer service at least is supposed to be very good.

    Thank you for your input. =)

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    Default Re: MSI GX700 $699 at Newegg

    Well, the only MSI notebook I've come into contact with was a MSI Wind. Which had pretty good build quality, didn't get too hot, and a comfortable keyboard - for a netbook anyway. Sorry, I don't know about their other lines though.

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    Default Re: MSI GX700 $699 at Newegg

    Hello lavnya,

    The GX700/600 series are on the earlier models, while GX730/630 are the newer batch, and more stable.

    While the majority of 700 users don't have problem with them, some of the 600 users have bad experience with them, you can take a look at page 2 to 5 of this subforum to find out more.

    It really boils down to if you are going to use this for heavy gaming, or not. As the 700's GPU is less superior than the 630, however the 17" screen would be better for watching DVD, and your routine work(WSXGA+)

    Also if you are not gaming, then the overheating troubles posted by other users, would be less of a worry for you in this case.

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    Default Re: MSI GX700 $699 at Newegg

    im gonna buy that lappy in about 6 days, so Ill be posting some nice pics, and info, asap

    in anycase, im gonna buy a cooling pad to prevent if it, indeed, overheats.

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    Default Re: MSI GX700 $699 at Newegg

    Hrm, won't the benefits of a 2.4 C2D outweigh the bad video card?

    Basically, my questions is this: which offers better performance?

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    Default Re: MSI GX700 $699 at Newegg

    Depends on where you need performance.

    For gaming depends on which quality you like to play at, the GX630 should be better, especially for MMOs and RPGs. The bottleneck is games is usually the GPU. This holds except for RTS games, where CPU power can make a noticeable difference to playability (case in point: supreme commander)

    For 3D design, the GX700 should win the day, with a higher resolution and much better processor. 1280X800 resolution on the GX630 may be acceptable for a casual hobbyist, likely not for a student or professional of 3D design.

    Of course, you can do better for both with several options for higher cost.

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    Default Re: MSI GX700 $699 at Newegg

    with regards to stability, how stable is the GX700? Battery wise, how good is it? Compared to Dell and HP laptops, how durable is this? I am also planning to buy this lappy because it's a pretty good deal. What do you guys think?

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    Default Re: MSI GX700 $699 at Newegg

    hey guys, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: MSI GX700 $699 at Newegg

    it is out of stock 4 days prior to my order
    O M G

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    Default Re: MSI GX700 $699 at Newegg

    *pats head*

 

 
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