MSI CR640 Series

MSI CR640-020UKProcessor: Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600, 700 euro
Average Score: 66.86% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: - %
mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: - %

 

MSI CR640

Specifications

MSI CR640Notebook: MSI CR640
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CR640 (Series)

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

75% MSI CR640 Sandy Bridge laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The MSI CR640 is a desktop replacement notebook with good speed and battery life. It's a good choice for students, families and budget shoppers who want a laptop that will be quick when processing office, Web, and multimedia tasks. It looks nice and has good features (such as USB 3.0), but we wish it had a screen that wasn't reflective and that it had a better touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
78% Viel Notebook für wenig Geld
Source: PC Go - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 78%
75% Economy Class
Source: PC Magazin - 5/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

MSI CR640-035US

Specifications

MSI CR640-035USNotebook: MSI CR640-035US
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CR640 (Series)
 CR640-035US (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% MSI CR640 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Still, battery life is decent for a desktop replacement device. And with a Sandy Bridge i3 processor and the latest Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics, it'll handle most non-intensive productivity tasks and basic gaming just fine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
60% MSI CR640 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
MSI CR640 review The MSI CR640 is a better-looking laptop than MSI's standard fare, but an unimpressive keyboard and plasticy build rob the laptop of its chance to make an impact among its Sandy Bridge rivals. The bolder design elements, like the speakers and sports car-style power button, aren't bad-looking but they're not worth paying extra for. Still, battery life is decent for a desktop replacement device. And with a Sandy Bridge i3 processor and the latest Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics, it'll handle most non-intensive productivity tasks and basic gaming just fine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
Đánh giá chi tiết laptop MSI CR640
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2011

 

MSI CR640-020UK

Specifications

MSI CR640-020UKNotebook: MSI CR640-020UK
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CR640 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% MSI CR640 laptop computer
Source: Computer Active English
The design of the MSI CR640, we are told, is inspired by top-of-the-range luxury sedan cars, with the aim of giving the computer ‘unassuming sophistication and beauty'. The reality is closer to a delivery van: large, clunky-looking and grey. The MSI CR640 performed quite well for the price, but its quality and comfort problems let it down.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% MSI CR640 review
Source: Techradar English
With its reasonably powerful specification, excellent usability and colourful screen, there's plenty to recommend the MSI CR640. However, if you need something to carry around all day, this isn't the best option.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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


Intel Core i5:

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

Intel Core i3:

2310M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).


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.

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


2.6 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:


66.86%: 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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