MSI CR630 Blu-ray 250GB 15.6 Inch Laptop RRP £449 but now £299.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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MSI CR630 Blu-ray 250GB 15.6 Inch Laptop RRP £449 but now £299.99 @ Argos

£299.99 @ Argos
Thought this was a good deal considering this also has a bluray drive and HDMI port so you can watch bluray films plugged to the TV.Also includes an ATI Radeon HD graphics card so ideal for light gami… Read More
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Thought this was a good deal considering this also has a bluray drive and HDMI port so you can watch bluray films plugged to the TV.Also includes an ATI Radeon HD graphics card so ideal for light gaming.

Specification of the machine below:
CPU and Memory:
AMD Athlon II X2 dual core P320.
2.1GHz processor speed.
2GB DDR3 RAM memory.
250GB SATA hard drive.

Display features:
15.6in display.
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

DVD optical drives:
Blu-ray.

Graphics:
ATI Radeon HD with 4200 graphics card.

Interfaces and connectivity:
4-in-1 media card reader.
3 USB ports.
1 HDMI port.
B/g/n wireless/WiFi enabled.

Multi-media features:
1.3MP built-in.

Operating system and software:
Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.

Preloaded manufacturers suite of applications include:
Music.
Photo.
Movie.
Business.
Tuition.
Gaming.
General features:

Size H37.4, W24.7, D1.8cm.
Weight 2.48kg.

Edit: Homebase are selling the same laptop for the same price (£299.99) but with no reserve & collect facility so you'll need to pay £5.95 postage (UK mainland). However, quidco are offering 5% cashback from online orders with Homebase so it's cheaper here if you're willing to wait a few months for the cash. Link is here:
http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=20001&partNumber=5084313&c_3=3%7Ccat_21376497%7CLaptops%7C21376489&c_2=2%7Ccat_16849273%7CLaptops+and+PCs%7C21376497&c_1=1%7Ccategory_root%7CHome+Electrical%7C16849273


Homebase 15% (Works on sale / already discounted items)
Starts 11/02/11
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#1
Get hot till stocks last!
#2
There were 4 in stock at Mill Hill branch when I checked 10 minutes ago ...
#3
Good price for a decent CPU.
#4
My old laptop has just went bust, could be tempted with this.
#5
#6
The one I got the last time it was this price was 64bit Windows.
#7
These went like hotcakes last time it was on offer at Xmas. Good pc. It is 64bits Window and blueray is superb when you have set it up

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-cr630-blu-ray-250gb-15-6in-lapt/833804
#8
Looks good, I'm half tempted. Bit confused what the laptop looks like though. A Google brings it up as a black beauty but on Argos it has a white keyboard area.
#9
super hot deal especially it has a blu ray
#10
How much would it cost for a battery upgrade?
Reviews are showing 2-3 hours battery life.
#11
can this laptop play games?
6 Likes #12
marquis
can this laptop play games?


Yeh solitaire and minesweeper...

Edited By: trickz on Feb 09, 2011 11:49
#13
Reserved one while I make my decision =p
2 Likes #14
I am not saying this isn't a decent price for a laptop with a bluray drive but jut be aware that this machine does not include a dedicated graphics card. The radeon HD4200 is an onboard shared memory graphics chip.
#15
Also, how much would it cost to buy an extra 2GB of RAM ? (Is there space on the board for it?)
#16
Good spot. Have some heat
#17
To be fair it can play some games, Fifa 11 will run on it, but none of the newer FPS such as COD:BOps or games like Mafia 2.

This site is an excellent guide for gaming on laptop graphics cards:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html

Strangely it shows this card as capable of running COD MW2 on low setting and basic framerate.
3 Likes #18
Magurdrac
Also, how much would it cost to buy an extra 2GB of RAM ? (Is there space on the board for it?)


According to this review, there is a free RAM slot so you can just buy another 2 GB module to get this up to 4GB.
#19
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* Please note item 5084313 has previously been on sale at £349.99
1 Like #20
CPU speed is a bit low, but then for £300 can't complain too much.
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+Athlon+II+P320+Dual-Core
#21
I keep getting tempted with each new laptop deal. Not sure I need blu-ray let, but the specs look good.
#22
not bad at all especially with the bluray shame about the graphics card
#23
smithgt
CPU speed is a bit low, but then for £300 can't complain too much.
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+Athlon+II+P320+Dual-Core


When i got it last christmas it was a Athlon P340 Dual Core, the graphics was slightly better as well.
#24
indeed @spark9990, it was a 340 and an an ati 4270 we got one for my mum, slapped 2 gig extra ram in it and off she went - its a real nice unit for the money :)
#25
Magurdrac
Also, how much would it cost to buy an extra 2GB of RAM ? (Is there space on the board for it?)

what you can do is pay the extra £70 for 250gb more HDD, 2gb more ram

Edited By: montana78 on Feb 09, 2011 13:11
#26
cracking deal, have some heat!
1 Like #27
People who are interested in this can check this thread for more technical info and feedback from owners.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-cr630-blu-ray-250gb-15-6in-lapt/833804?page=1

I bought one last Christmas and this a great laptop for the money. Upgraded the RAM for £14 to 4 GB and it is a snappy fast machine. I use it for Bluray movies connected to projector , editing photos and video and it is great. This is excellent value for money.

The Processor is actually Athlon 340 and not 320 and the Graphics card is 4270 and not 4200.

People who want to buy this for blu ray movies connected to TV and AV amp, please note that this can only output the DTS core and Dolby Digital as passthrough or decode mode and cannot pass or decode DTS Master Audio or True HD.
#28
Good price, shame it aint got a Full HD screen to go with the blu-ray.
#29
full hd on a 15 inch laptop screen are you kidding me! it would make no diffrence at all
#30
Got one at Christmas.

All a bit lightweight compared to my dell, but much faster and with a better display.

The thing that really lets it down in my opinion is the sound from the speakers. I know that laptops aren't exactly brilliant in this department, but the sound level and quality are quite simply laughable. I took it up with MSI but had no reply.
#31
Magurdrac
Reserved one while I make my decision =p


So have I
#32
max84
full hd on a 15 inch laptop screen are you kidding me! it would make no diffrence at all


Yeh your right, im just playing with you!
#33
Good machine for the money. Speakers are sh1t though.
#34
Would the £295 Dell deal be a better spec (minus the blu-ray)?
Could this play starcaft 2?
#35
can it write dvds
#36
#37
rsb
can it write dvds


yes.
#38
paulgee31

True... as has been said, not a huge point in Blu Ray if the screen isn't full HD.

The benchmark for the CPU is significantly better.

Edited By: Magurdrac on Feb 09, 2011 16:03
#40
Magurdrac
paulgee31


True... as has been said, not a huge point in Blu Ray if the screen isn't full HD.

The benchmark for the CPU is significantly better.


Thats why the HDMI port of there - to output nicely to 1080P

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