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    Is the 1TB hdd 7200rpm or 5400rpm?   (2 Answers)

    By Chris March 8, 2017.

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      The hard drive is 5400 rpm

      By buyer March 8, 2017.

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      can someone explain me what is the diferencce between this best-buy version with the msi version ?   (5 Answers)

      By tonumi April 10, 2017.

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        From the YouTube reviews, the Best Buy has a TN panel (Non-IPS) for it's screen (horrible viewing angles). I confirmed this by looking at their display model in store. Unless you are directly in square in front the colors and picture itself degrades

        By UNCGCMK May 11, 2017.

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        Can this laptop be upgraded to 32GB memory? If so is it 2133MHz or will 2400MHz DDR4 be better?   (4 Answers)

        By Memory April 1, 2017.

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          This laptop comes with 16 GB DDR 2400 Mhz (2 slots with 8 GB RAM each). The maximum supported is listed as 32 GB RAM (using two 16 GB RAM chips).

          By SoCalTech33 May 11, 2017.

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          One part of the description says "4K" and the other says "1080x1920". So which is it?   (2 Answers)

          By babaloo February 27, 2017.

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            It's the latter, 1920x1080. There are models with a 4K screen and it appears they used that text here by accident. It is an excellent screen, though. While researching this laptop before purchase I did see quite a few reviewers talking about the difference between this and a 4K screen, and the general consensus was that the higher resolution didn't make much of a difference for a laptop.

            By TechTock March 4, 2017.

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            what's the battery's life in this laptop?   (2 Answers)

            By mrh88 March 31, 2017.

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              Not super great. When doing regular stuff I get 3-4 hours. When gaming, it's much less which is to be expected obviously. I haven't measured it but I'd gather around 1 hour of battery while gaming. Not a big deal for me as I got it for the power/gaming aspects and understand that battery is somewhat of a sacrifice especially with the smaller chassis.

              By Smoothie April 1, 2017.

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            Do the individual keys light up by program or only zone lighting?   (3 Answers)

            By DrMorbius808 March 22, 2017.

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              By Zone....you can make all the zones the same color or different colors. There are 3 zones. There is a "gaming" option that only lights up the left side of the keyboard (I guess to emphasize those keys used in gaming...but it's the whole zone and not individual keys such as WASD.

              By Smoothie April 1, 2017.

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          • Question
            would this be good computer for a Architect student? is this consider the MSI Pro "all in one" that can be used for business, ie, AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Creative suite, etc. does is the operating system 64 bit ? your website does not specify. Help.   (2 Answers)

            By sandrap September 3, 2017.

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              I'm currently an Engineering student that bought this laptop to run programs like AutoCAD 2017 and also things like Vectorworks and Revit. It does have a 64-bit operating system, and runs all of those programs super well while also being really light and thin if you need to carry it around in a pack of some sort.

              By watchyoback1382 September 14, 2017.

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              Is the screen an ips like the previous 34 version or the cheaper screen on the 01 version of last year's model?   (3 Answers)

              By Ttan March 15, 2017.

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                It is the cheaper version screen, as stated previously. However, to correct the poster who said that the 230 version has the same specs, that is not true. The 230 version has the better ips screen, as well as a PCIE SSD (vs M.2 SATA for the 252) and a 2TB SATA HD (vs 1TB for 252). The 230 version also has an MSRP that is $250 more expensive.

                By ClarkKent May 17, 2017.

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                Does this have a 64 bit operating system for playing games like Overwatch?   (2 Answers)

                By Abestbuyuser March 9, 2017.

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                  Yes, because it has a 16gb ram. Any laptop or desktop with 4gb or not ram will have a 64bit operating system.

                  By BillyBobJoe March 31, 2017.

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                  Can you upgrade the graphics card on this laptop to a 1070?   (2 Answers)

                  By Lucas April 9, 2017.

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                    You can upgrade if you get the external egpu. With that you can attach a desktop card to the laptop. As it is, it's a laptop and you cannot expand the graphics card

                    By QquickK April 29, 2017.

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