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MSI CR620 Series

MSI CR620-643UKProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 17.0 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg
Price: 500, 600, 1000 euro
Average Score: 69.83% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: 74%, features: - %, display: 78%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 87%

 

MSI CR620

Specifications

MSI CR620Notebook: MSI CR620
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 72.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% MSI CR620
Source: Techtree.com English
The pricing for the MSI CR620 starts from Rs. 38,000. That's fair pricing -- at par with a competitive Dell Studio 15. It comes with a two-year warranty, which is pretty good since most manufacturers give only one. The MSI CR620 is a pretty decent laptop. Except for the ports placed at the back, there aren't any major flaws with it. But on the other hand, there isn't anything great or out of the box that would make us go out and recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% MSI CR620 notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
An afforable 17in desktop replcement MSI notebook that's good for most tasks. MSI's CR620 is a large, 17in desktop replacement notebook that's perfect for most office tasks and browsing the Web. Thanks to its Core i3 CPU, it's also powerful enough to undertake video editing and encoding functions. It has a useful array of ports and slots, is comfortable to use and won't cost too much money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
79% Test MSI CR620 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 74% display: 78% mobility: 79% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 74% emissions: 87%
80% MSI Megabook CR620 - szerethető mindenes
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI CR620-691US

Specifications

MSI CR620-691USNotebook: MSI CR620-691US
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CR620-691US (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% MSI CR620-691US 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
MSI's CR620-691US is a fairly typical 15-inch budget laptop that has pretty much all the basic features that one can expect to find. It does have a few things that help it stand out a bit including a full sized keyboard with numeric keypad and a display that is slightly brighter than the competition. These are offset by minor annoyances such as a flush trackpad that can be difficult to use and a glossy exterior that easily shows fingerprints and smudges.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI CR620-643UK

Specifications

MSI CR620-643UKNotebook: MSI CR620-643UK
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% MSI CR620 review
Source: Techradar English
MSI is really starting to impress us with its laptops. The CR620-643UK may not be perfect – the keyboard, for example, is an issue the company would do well to sort out – but the power and portability on offer, combined with the excellent usability of the screen, make this a true bargain at this price, and one that's likely to last you for quite a while.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Comment

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

380M: The Core i3-380M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.53 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

17.0: Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.6 kg:


69.83%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)