Originally Posted by Shadowmage
WXGA screen, plus MSI isn't a longstanding player in the laptop market known for their high quality laptops.
Turion platforms are also by default, cheaper.
Until MSI decides to pay me, I won't argue about it. Asus definitely has the history behind it over here.
but they've been making great motherboards and video cards for a long time, and as the owner of 2 MSI notebooks, they are put together at least as well as Asus, and their 12" portables that I think are better than Asus. Their 510c laptop has a chassis design and cooling system far better than any Asus has ever put out.
Their big problem is getting their models to market in time to catch the current tech wave. They seem to be about 4 months behind, bringing out systems with the ati 9600 when the 9700s are coming out, for example. And with prices that are just as high as Asus, you have to beat them in some way to garner market share. Plus there just aren't that many resellers, while you have your choice (and price competition) of Asus retailers.
plus they offer, so far, only xga screens, when many picky notebook users want SXGA. but they do have the same LiveUpdate capability that their desktop systems have. (i do need to get paid now)
but they DO have a cheesy corporate video that is pretty classic, complete with fake flying camera balls and marriage proposals that have nothing to do with anything. http://www.msicomputer.com/msiresell...anyProfile.wmv