If you are looking for a speedy laptop then the MSI GX640 review on AnandTech is a must see.  The 2.26GHz dual core i5-430M should be able to keep up with the star component, the Mobility Radeon HD 5850 1GB and having 4GB of DDR3-1333 certainly doesn’t hurt either.  You will be pushing that HD5850 fairly hard with a 15.4″ @ 1680×1050 screen, though that screen and the 7200RPM HDD are going to be pushing your 9-cell 85Wh battery just as hard.  MSI has made mobile gaming a little bit more accessible with the GX640.

“Last week we looked at the two current mobile GPU heavyweights: AMD’s HD 5870 and NVIDIA’s GTX 285M. We should have the super heavyweight GTX 480M in for a review in the near future, but all of the mobile GPUs we’ve mentioned thus far command a hefty price premium. The Clevo W860CU starts at $1550 from AVADirect, while the new W880CU with GTX 480M starts at $2400 with 4GB RAM. If you’re willing to take a step back in performance, MSI’s GX640 cuts the GPU down to an HD 5850 and uses a dual-core i5-430M, all at a price point that’s $500 lower than the quad-core equipped W860CU. The result is a potent combination of features and performance at a stellar price.”

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