Msi 1013 (s270)

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  1. GunnerVIII

    GunnerVIII Notebook Enthusiast

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    It’s good to hear from someone who has purchased an msi S2x series notebook. I am seriously considering buying an s260 however as the s260 and s270 differ only in hardware I would really appreciate it if you could give me some info regarding the design and build, screen quality (any dead pixels?), do you think the keyboard is cramped? Also even though this will not really apply to the s260 what sort of battery life are you getting out of it, and does it generate a lot of heat/fan noise?

    Much appreciated!

    James

    Btw I managed to find an barebones msi s260 at www.digitalstar.com.au and customize it with the following specs:

    1.73 P-M Sonoma cpu
    1gig ddr333
    60gig 7200rpm hd
    2 year extended warrenty

    for about AU $1900 :D
     
  2. exawatt

    exawatt Newbie

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    The display is flawless no dead pixels. Its just taking some time to get use to the size but I was playing Area 51 on it and after a few minutes it I didnt notice the size at all.
    The keyboard is good while typing. There are some quarks where they have shrunk some keys but that will go away once I get to know the keyboard.
    The machine is silent even when the fan is on its hard to hear however it moves some air I was shocked. While playing Area 51 it was on my lap and the heat never bothered me.

    Over all this machine is great for anything other than gaming obviously. Even playing games is ok but the video card is no power house.

    Battery life is around 3+ hours while playing on the net and normal use. I havent watched a full dvd yet (no time).

    Frank
     
  3. GunnerVIII

    GunnerVIII Notebook Enthusiast

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    Great, you've convinced me, just one other thing though, I heard that with the 8 cell battery, the back of the notebook is raised a bit as the battery doesn’t sit flush with the bottom of the notebook, Is this true and is it noticeable or annoying?

    Thanks again
     
  4. exawatt

    exawatt Newbie

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    It does extend out the back of the notebook but only .5 .75 of an inch. its not bad at all I never notice it. plus it helps the ventilation while on a flat surface.
    if you want the notebook to never get warm put a 4200 rpm drive in it and up your memory to help with paging/swaping. i prefer the 4200 rpm drive for this reason. the heat is doubled it seems with the 5400/7200 drives. just my opinion.


    Youll enjoy this notebook and if you purchase it through XMELD it will be a good experience (its been nothing but positive for me).

    Frank
     
  5. SCSI

    SCSI Notebook Enthusiast

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    Been reading this forum for a while now and researching my first laptop. Been interested on the MSI 270 and ordered it through XMELD last Friday, Aug 12, and still haven't heard from XMELD on its status. Hopefully it will be shipped soon so I can receive it by Saturday. Also ordered a Corsair 2x512 PC3200 SODIMM (VS512SDS400) and Hitachi 60GB from ZZF.

    exawatt, how long did it take for your MSI 270 to arrived from XMELD?
     
  6. SCSI

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    Just finished building my MSI 1013 and so far its great. Installed corsair 2x512 DDR400 but they are only running at 266Mhz. Is there an advance settings in the BIOS to set memory timings? I also updated to the latest 3.30 BIOS but still that same problem.
     
  7. ivar

    ivar Notebook Deity

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    Let me just recall to those who are considering the purchase that the typical problem with MSI S260/270 discussed on German forums are the fan noise (which hits almost everybody) and the keyboard quality (which hits only some and depends on the taste and demands, I personally found it OK when testing in the shop).
     
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    DDR400 Problem fixed with bios 3.6!
     
  10. csou

    csou Newbie

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    Hello ./*
    Just found this site, searching because I have memory for the S270 in one hand and an S270 in other and can't see the obvious way to join them. ;) I was figuring it would be simple and bought both at the same time.

    Seeing that some of you may have also upgraded your own memory, and given that I already know the lawyer talk about no liability to anyone who helps, what's the best way?

    Thanks in advance,
    C-
     
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