The connector on the top panel for the power buttons is very delicate and difficult to put back. Overall, this laptop is well designed for the price. Views Read Edit View history. I am used to the Ctrl button being the lower left. Finally after Raymond resolved my Bluetooth issue I am quite happy with this computer.

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Hopefully this will cause the rest of you looking at laptops be more aware of any possible keyboard issues. It also had Bluetooth — a feature I was wanting on the Z63a. Make sure to plug the CPU fan into the motherboard.

MSI RSM2-IL – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket – Radeon Xpress Overview – CNET

Motherboard chipsets List of AMD chipsets. The corresponding chipset for the Intel platform has a marketing name of Radeon Xpress series. I wish it were a modular bay, it would have been nice to slap gs480 an extra battery.

It also ripples if I set the notebook down a little hard or if I pick it up by the front corner. I decided to go with black because since black is easier to maintain and if it were to fade, it would not be very noticeable.

This article needs additional citations for verification. MSI view large image Assembled Specifications: I have removed the processor about times of this computer and could probably put one of these together in half an hour by now. You may be better off leaving that connector connected and slipping out the keyboard and panel underneath the keyboard, then disconnecting the other end of the connector from the motherboard.


This would be a secondary computer, so I ventured off into Ultra Potable land. So far no stability issues whatsoever. It can be removed in a minute once you know where all the tabs are without breaking anything.

Other than that, the Fn button is where I am used to where the Ctrl button should be. For some reason I could not find the driver for the memory card reader, nor have I had time to look into it.

The northbridge has a TDP of Despite the set backs as I have mentioned above, I am happy with this notebook. This rs408 is definitely a travel friendly adapter.

AMD 690 chipset series

Based on the award-winning AMD Series chipsets, the AMD ME provides additional display design flexibility for embedded graphics and enables seamless playback of high definition video content for embedded applications. For some OEMs including Dell and Acerthe M series chipset was going to replace the Radeon Xpress codenamed RSM on the mobile platform, and desktop variants of the chipset were announced in February The northbridge supports HyperTransport 2.

Overall I am very satisfied with the tech support from Raymond.

Other machines are slightly larger than this laptop so living with a 3 hour battery life is chopset compromise I am more than willing to make. The wireless card and hard drive are under the palm rest.


Even if making a full press on a key, sometimes this computer will miss registering the key. Cabling is also generous giving you just over I suggest you try to play around with this model before purchasing either by going to a PC Club or finding a store which sells Averatec products.

Make sure they do not fall off or move while working on the computer. I have been averaging around 3. Only downside is that there is a bit of light leakage at the top and bottom of the screen.

Asus laptops also have a same setup.

They had the computer the next day after I had ordered it and I picked it up from one of their local stores. The keys feel a bit stiff as I type. The CPU fan will spin up when it needs to. It would be hypocritical of me to recommend this computer I had had tried to return everything after first encountering those three issues mentioned above.