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Gaming Laptop Specs.. Need some opinions, please!

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March 21, 2011 2:28:39 PM

I am looking at a gaming laptop by MSI. I'm not the most tech savvy person, but I do enjoy playing videogames. Mainly, WoW. I have been assured that in comparison to other games, WoW is not very demanding on the system. Regardless, I want a system that can run it with top graphics with ease. I'm going to post the specs of this particular laptop, and any feedback would be very appreciated:


Processor Intel Core i7-740QM
Processor Speed 1.73GHz 1333Mhz 6MB cache
Memory 6GB DDR3 1066, Max: 12GB
Hard Drive 2.5" 640GB SATA
Optical Drive Blu-Ray Combo Drive
Digital Media Reader 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/XD)
Input/Output 1 x D-Sub
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x eSATA
1 x Mic-in Port
1 x Headphone Output
1 x LAN Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x Express Card 54 mm
Graphics/Video ATI Radeon™ HD5870 3D graphics card with DDR5 1GB VRAM
Sound/Audio 2 HD Speakers+1 Subwoofer with Dynaudio Premium Speakers
Fax/Modem Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, Built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN Card and Bluetooth
Keyboard/Mouse 103 Key Keyboard
Display 15.6" Glossy 16:9 Full HD (1080p) @ 1920 x 1080
Webcam 720P built in
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium Bilingual 64-Bit
Software n/a
Dimensions 14.97” (L) x 10.24” (W) x 1.77” (H)
Weight ~7.7lbs (with 9 cells battery)
Battery Type/Life 9-cell Li-Ion Battery
Warranty 2 Year Limited (includes 1 Year Global)


I am not very familiar with MSI as a brand, either.. So any experiences with the brand and its quality would be also appreciated.

Thanks ahead of time!
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March 21, 2011 2:33:25 PM

Hello Michelle10281988;

HD5870 @ 1920x1080 resolution with the Core i7-740QM is going to be a strong gaming laptop.

What's the model # and price on that MSI? Got a link?
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March 21, 2011 2:36:30 PM

Maybe the MSI GT660R-060?
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March 21, 2011 2:39:19 PM

I like this price sooooo much better! MSI GX660R-060 CAD$ 1385
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March 21, 2011 2:40:12 PM

For running mainly WoW...... we can find you an excellent laptop for even a bit less.
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March 21, 2011 2:45:52 PM

I'm all ears!...Or...Eyes. Whichever makes more sense in this application!
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