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MSI MegaBook S425 - need some info and review about this

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December 23, 2006 2:36:57 AM

hello,
this is my first post in this forum. and i have use search to find if there's any similiar thread but i can't find one.

i want to buy laptop/notebook but i'm totally blind about laptop/notebook.
i need one that sufficient enough to do work with photoshop, multimedia(playing MP4 or MKV's file, DVD movie and such), and medium gaming need.

my budget expense limit for this is US$ 800

i have found one that i'm interested with and that was MSI MegaBook S425. could anyone give a review about this product ? is this product sufficient for my need above ? and if there's another suggestion for another product that better and have a lower price ... please tell me

and this is the specification that i found about MSI MegaBook S425 in my local shop in Indonesia.

Detail Specifications

Platform Notebook PC with Intel Centrino Technology
Processor Type Intel Pentium M Processor
Processor Onboard IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® M Processor 730 (1.6 GHz, FSB 533, Cache 2MB)
Chipset Intel 915PM
Standard Memory 512 MB DDR SDRAM PC-2700
Max. Memory 2 GB (2 DIMMs)
Video Type NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200 128 MB
Display Size 14" WXGA TFT
Display Max. Resolution 1280 x 768
Display Technology Standard TFT
Audio Type Integrated
Speakers Type Integrated
Floppy Drive Optional
Hard Drive Type 60 GB 4200 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM / CD-RW Combo
Modem Integrated
Networking Integrated
Network Speed 10 / 100 Mbps
Wireless Network Type Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Wireless Network Protocol IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Wireless Bluetooth Integrated
Keyboard Type QWERTY 82 keys
Input Device Type Touch Pad
Slot Provided 1x PCMCIA type I / II
Card Reader Provided SD, MMC, Memory Stick / Stick PRO
Interface Provided 4x USB 2.0, Firewire, VGA, LAN, Audio
O/S Provided Pre-sales Request Available
Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power Supply External AC Adapter
Dimension (WHD) 332 x 32.8 x 229 mm
Weight 2 kg
Standard Warranty 1-year Limited Warranty by Authorized Distributor
Bundled Peripherals Carrying Case

sorry for my bad english and thanks in advance. :) 

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December 23, 2006 3:13:57 AM

Get a one with Core Duo cpu and a gig of RAM.

That one is overpriced as its 3 year old technology.

Keep looking.
December 23, 2006 3:21:00 AM

three years old ? that old ?
i don't mind with that, but what i really want to know is : does that product is enough with my need?

but thanks for the info :) 
anyway ... any suggestion that is acceptible within my budget limit ?
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December 23, 2006 3:38:28 AM

You probably want more RAM for photoshop.
Medium gaming is out of the question on your budget.

Look for something used on ebay.
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December 23, 2006 5:05:01 PM

Also as a suggestion, you can find pre-owned dell laptops on their site here:dell outlet. All systems are checked out and refurbished and can be bought for a lot cheaper than originally sold. Try looking at the Dell Inspiron 1505 or an HP DV 6000. Both are good models and are relatively inexpensive. Both ave low end graphics but may be able to do some lite gaming. good luck and let me know what you find.
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