I just bought an MSI a5000 laptop from Tigerdirect: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=5254391&sku=M455-15600&SRCCODE=WEM2061MH&cm_mmc=Email-_-Main-_-WEM2061-_-email
I have a few questions:
My question is this laptop seems to exist nowhere on the internet except tigerdirect/compusa. It doesn't seem to exist on the msi website anywhere. I just want to know where to go in the future to download drivers and stuff.
My next question is this stupid thing didn't come with a windows disk (I guess almost no laptops do these days). I made a recovery disk, but I'm wondering can I make just a good old windows disk without all the extra crap, trialware, etc on it? I reformat my computers frequently to keep them running smoothly but I can't do that right now. I can only recover it, which actually just puts all the crap back on it. Any help would be great.
Finally, is there any difference between the power modes of the System Control Manager program other than screen brightness? That;s the only thing it seems to control.
Now finally, does this thing have bluetooth? It comes with all this software for bluetooth, but when I tell it to do something, it says to plug in/turn on the bluetooth device. There is a light on the front for it, but it never lights, and if I can somehow turn it on, I have no idea how to. I am beginning to expect that this model simply doesn't have one.