Two notebooks: MSI GX620-001US or Best Buy's X83Vm-X2

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Post by mariealabama on 26th April 2009, 2:43 am

Personal opinion, I would most likely go with the MSI one. I really like their mother boards, and it would be more hassle free with the 64 bit OS pre-installed. no one really wants to get a new computer, reformat the drive, then install all of the programs that were preinstalled on it.

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Post by mariealabama on 26th April 2009, 2:59 am

also let me be a gamer-geek for a minute. newegg.com pwns bestbuy any day, any time, any where

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Post by lesabre on 26th April 2009, 3:07 am

I second that.

I'm tempted to get an Asus, but I cant get the processing power I want for the price like the MSIgx620 has thus far.

ps: you live in Alabama? So do I.

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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 9:59 am

@lesabre wrote:I second that.

I'm tempted to get an Asus, but I cant get the processing power I want for the price like the MSIgx620 has thus far.

ps: you live in Alabama? So do I.

Notebook sir? i think its most important for a notebook to squeezed out as battery life as possible. If u wanna do designing on a laptop, u need more graphic's ram than graphic card. Which i will suggest Acer Aspire AS6530-5753 NoteBook - AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82(2.20GHz) 16" Wide XGA 4GB Memory DDR2 667 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650/1G (GDDR2).

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Post by lesabre on 26th April 2009, 3:10 pm

Thanks for recommendation AuroraRange, I'll check out the Acer.

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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 3:17 pm

@lesabre wrote:Thanks for recommendation AuroraRange, I'll check out the Acer.
No prob, just ask if you have any inquiry.



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Post by lesabre on 26th April 2009, 4:29 pm

Acer Aspire AS6530-5753

Pros:
64bit OS installed
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 / 1024mb dedicated video memory
longer battery life
higher resolution screen

Cons:
CPU L2 Cache 2MB
Poorly pre-installed OS
Tons of bloatware
Slower video card clock speeds
Firewire?
FSB speed?
The HD is around 300gigs not 320gigs as specified.
Slower HD rpm
No backup discs

Though it may have more video memory, I think I would benefit from a better HD, processor, and a faster video card. I guess a big loss would be no 8 cell battery.

I can install a 64bit OS on the MSI

Any thoughts?

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Post by AuroraRange on 26th April 2009, 9:59 pm

@lesabre wrote:Acer Aspire AS6530-5753

Pros:
64bit OS installed
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 / 1024mb dedicated video memory
longer battery life
higher resolution screen

Cons:
CPU L2 Cache 2MB
Poorly pre-installed OS
Tons of bloatware
Slower video card clock speeds
Firewire?
FSB speed?
The HD is around 300gigs not 320gigs as specified.
Slower HD rpm
No backup discs

Though it may have more video memory, I think I would benefit from a better HD, processor, and a faster video card. I guess a big loss would be no 8 cell battery.

I can install a 64bit OS on the MSI

Any thoughts?

Its cheaper
Lower rpm dosnt means its bad, why u tink laptop need so much rpm. Most laptop have 5400rpm harddisk.

Poorly pre-installed OS happens to most laptop with preloaded OS.

The processor is lower powered - 1)which means higher up time. 2)Graphic card is the main culprit to the limitations of gaming/designing. Therefore, you dont need a powerful processor.

Battery could be replaced.

Slower video card clock speeds. - As i said, designers need more graphics ram than clock speed. But i can tell you, clock speed dosnt differ much on performance if the architecture of the card is the same. In other words, if the cards model is 3xxx, the little core clock indifference is hard to speculate. 2D photoshop or 3D rendering both requires tons of ram, its only natural for me to advise you on getting higher GPU ram.



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Post by lesabre on 4th May 2009, 1:04 am

Ok I finally ordered a notebook and I went with the MSI GX620. I plan on wiping the drive clean and installing a 64bit os to utilize all the memory available in the system. I do have a question that to pertains to which 64bit os I should run with.

I've never used a 64bit os in the past, but which 64 bit operating system would you guys recommend using: Windows XP pro x64 SP2? Vista x64, or Windows 7 x64? Any input would be appreciated, especially if you have first hand experience with any of these operating systems.

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Post by AuroraRange on 4th May 2009, 6:01 am

@lesabre wrote:Ok I finally ordered a notebook and I went with the MSI GX620. I plan on wiping the drive clean and installing a 64bit os to utilize all the memory available in the system. I do have a question that to pertains to which 64bit os I should run with.

I've never used a 64bit os in the past, but which 64 bit operating system would you guys recommend using: Windows XP pro x64 SP2? Vista x64, or Windows 7 x64? Any input would be appreciated, especially if you have first hand experience with any of these operating systems.

Windows 7, vista it packed with useless stuff which will be hassle to remove. Windows 7 RC is free till june of 2010. XP = no DX10



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Post by lesabre on 11th May 2009, 5:31 pm

A question concerning upgrading to Vista X64:

If I were to use a retail Vista x64 disc would the OS on a clean install take the Windows serial number that came with the laptop?

I am a little afraid of installing Vista X64, I've been reading elsewhere that other owners of the same model laptop have been reporting boot issues with the GX620 while attempting to use Vista 64. I would use Windows 7 RC but I want to wait until it's officially released.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 12th May 2009, 12:27 am

The serial won't work.

64bit OSes might give you certain driver issues or incompatible software. SO you aren't very techie, I'd say stick to x86 (32bit). Unless you do lots of designing, of which you can get 64 bit photoshop, 3ds max etc.


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Post by lesabre on 12th May 2009, 4:05 pm

I did try out Windows 7 x64 RC on the machine and honestly I had a better experience with W7 than VISTA x64, despite getting a BSOD on boot up if I had enabled AHCI in my BIOS.

Needless to say there are several people who have Vista x64 working perfectly on their MSI GX620. But yes I will probably stick with Vista 32bit for now and wait for the final release of Windows 7.

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Post by lesabre on 18th May 2009, 12:12 am

Unless someone can recommend Unbutu 64? No way!

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 19th May 2009, 9:53 am

I'd stick with Windows.


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