MSI CR640

Specifications

MSI CR640Notebook: MSI CR640 (CR640 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI CR640

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


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.

MSI reviews


76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)