"Official" x460DX Owners Thread

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  1. avanish11

    avanish11 Panda! ^_^

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    If theres really a version with a 635M , which is equivelant to the 555m, i would be all over it in a heartbeat. Cant wait to hear more about it.

    On a side note, can anyone comment about the maximum volume of this machine? No comments say the audio is good, but some people say it sucks and I have also found comments that it is better than an average laptop.

    Can anyone compare it to something?

    I'm coming from a 13 inch studio xps 1340 and the speakers were 2watt each and they sucked big time volume wise, the ones int he x460dx are 1.5watt each i'm just hoping they somehow output more volume.

    If an owner make a video with the volume cranked up, it'd go a long ways in deciding to buy this. THanks
     
  4. Nick

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    If I was by mine I'd post a video:) I normally use earbuds so I don't bother other people, but from what I remember, the speakers are decent. They aren't bad at all.
     
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    whyamihere Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm thinking about getting this laptop, to be specific the X460DX-073AU (Australia) , i5 2430M, GT 540M, 640GB HDD and would like some opinions on it? Would you recommend this laptop?

    My main concerns are: does it overheat quickly? and I really haven't heard much about MSI, so has anyone had major problems and if so how was the MSI support?

    Its either this laptop/Acer 3830/4830TG/Lenovo E420 that I will probably be getting so just trying to decide!

    Thanks!
     
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    The speakers to be honest are a little sub par. It's perfectly enough if you're just watching a movie in a quiet room, but if you're trying to play music in a somewhat noisy room it's a little underwhelming. My friend's couple years old lenovo's speakers are 100x louder.

    Heatwise, the bottom gets quite hot when the dedicated gpu is in use, a little too hot to have in your lap, but normally it's fine.
     
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    It doesn't overheat at all. I've overclocked the gpu and it didn't go higher than 74C. I did have to send mine in for a new motherboard, the Nvidia gnu disappeared. It took 3 weeks.
     
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    Hey guys, I'm also in the market for a laptop for uni. After getting a laptop, I'd probably most likely end up neglecting my desktop, so hence I want something with a decent grunt, which eventually led me to the MSI X460DX.

    I have a question:

    How is the quality of the laptop? Will it last me 2-3 years of daily use?

    I've heard MSI's quality aren't the best, which got me thinking. I'll probably either get this laptop, or a 13inch Macbook Pro.
     
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    I dont think the 13 inch MBP has enough "grunt" to replace ur desktop. I think the x460dx barely would depending on the age of your desktop
     
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    whyamihere asked about the X460DX in the 4830TG thread... I saw that the X460DX-008US is available at Walmart.com for $718 w/ free shipping to store and FedEx Office® locations. Link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/MSI-14-500-GB-X460DX-008US/19394109

    Coupled with the current $80 rebate valid until Jan 31, 2011, it seems like a decent price -- http://alimcomputer.com/images/jan_2012_msi_rebates.pdf

    There is if it's being used as a portable machine for CUDA research. =) I have a desktop w/ a Tesla 6GB I run simulations on, but knowing this laptop was available with 2GB VRAM this before I sprung for a 4830TG would have been useful. Oh well, haha.

    Not quite yet. Almost. Buy.com has the X460DX-216US for $820.99 w/ Free Shipping. They have the X460DX-008US for $725.99 w/ Free Shipping as well. Here's the surprise... apparently they have a 45 day Return Policy, even if the laptop is opened -- I just called and asked about this. Seems like a good deal for anyone that's on the fence about getting one. Oh, and of course the rebate mentioned above! $50 on the 216US, $80 on the 008US.

    Actually, there are 9.5mm Blu-ray burners available currently. For anyone who wants to upgrade the optical drive, look for UJ-232A or UJ-242A on eBay. If you're lucky, you might find a US seller, but I got mine from China -- a Lenovo branded UJ-242A that worked just fine. =) Mine cost $150 shipped via EMS; took about 11 days over the holiday season to get to me. I'm convinced there are no Blu-ray combo drives available for sale or they went the way of the dodo.

    Here's my question though... for those that have the X460DX-216US, I'm assuming it's a GT540M and NOT a GT650M, correct? The GT650M designation looks like a typo, and only 3 sellers advertise it -- Provantage, Compsource and thenerds.net. The rest list the GT540M, which I'm assuming is the correct designation.
     
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