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MSI A6400-042us w/ Core i5 2410m is interesting.

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MSI A6400-042us or sometimes known as a CR640, is an amazing laptop for the price.

Pros:
Sata III (I believe)
USB 3.0 x2
Second Generation Core i5 2410m
Integrated GPU does surprisingly well (HD 3000)
Well designed heat dissipation
Great monitor/display (and lighting)
Integrated wifi is excellent
4GB DDR3 1333MHz

Cons:
Chicklet keyboard (personal preference)
Touchpad & left/right click bar require a firmer click
Screen Glare
Unknown reliability?
Aluminum-like finish looks fake (if you care)

http://www.msimobile.com/level3_prod...x?cid=9&id=304

I am a big fan, especially of that new cpu. It feels significantly faster than my old Core i5 560m (which is "faster") And the IGU is MUCH better than I expected. Not that I will be gaming much on this...but I could?

Not really a review, just my thoughts.
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I just want to say again how badass this laptop is for non-gaming use. I am REALLY impressed with MSI's quality. I have gone through many laptops in the past, and the design on this is far superior. I wish more laptop makers would design the airflow and heat dissipation the same way as this laptop.

The CPU/chipset cooling is in the far back left corner, intakes air from the front and exhausts it all on the left side.

Nothing new to update, but I again want to mention that it rocks. You know, for people that might be interested in a great work or large student laptop.
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Originally Posted by hondajt View Post
I just want to say again how badass this laptop is for non-gaming use. I am REALLY impressed with MSI's quality. I have gone through many laptops in the past, and the design on this is far superior. I wish more laptop makers would design the airflow and heat dissipation the same way as this laptop.

The CPU/chipset cooling is in the far back left corner, intakes air from the front and exhausts it all on the left side.

Nothing new to update, but I again want to mention that it rocks. You know, for people that might be interested in a great work or large student laptop.
Most laptop makers do, but you realize that the CPU gets hot under high stress too so that cooling method doesn't always turn out as the best since there's no real intake. Blower fans take in air on either the top or bottom and exhaust out the sides. (Or whichever side is open for that matter.)

But yeah, as far as I can see, the mobile chips for the Sandy Bridge line are as good as everyone predicted they would be.
     
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Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
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