MSI CR650Notebook: MSI CR650 (CR650 Series)
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 450 euro
Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 80%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI CR650

60% MSI CR650 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Outdated, underpowered processor aside, there is little to recommend the MSI CR650. It feels flimsy and the glossy finish is prone to picking up fingerprints, though we must admit that the lid does a very solid job of protecting the screen, with no marks showing no matter how hard you press. The audio quality, keyboard and touchpad are reasonable, but the other contenders simply have more to offer. The screen is a particular letdown, and considering that’s the component you’re going to spend most of your time staring at, we’d advise you to look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% MSI CR650
Source: Digital Versus English
MSI has now launched the CR650, a 15.6 inch with an AMD E350 APU that has a built in HD 6310 graphics chip. According to MSI, "the CR650 has been designed for demanding users who wish to combine the latest technology and high performance in as elegant and affordable a solution as possible". For £100 more than the Acer 5253, this laptop delivers similar levels of performance but lower battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% MSI CR650
Source: Laptop Mag English
We like the fact that MSI fit AMD's new Fusion APU into the 15-inch CR650. You wouldn't want to use this $499 notebook for heavy-duty multitasking or video editing, but for those who need a simple machine for tasks such as e-mail, checking Facebook, and watching videos on Hulu or YouTube, it will more than suffice. Consumers will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of its audio, too. Those looking for more processing muscle in a similar screen size should check out the Acer Aspire 5742 ($50 more), but if you want a better-sounding and longer-lasting laptop with pretty good graphics chops, the MSI CR650 is a strong value.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Source: Pc Tuner Italian IT→EN
best buy recommendation
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2011
70% MSI CR650
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
MSI CR650 — среднеформатник на AMD Brazos
Source: RU→EN
good battery runtime and cooling, expensive
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2011
MSI CR650 - praktický pomocník za minimální cenu
Source: CZ→EN
positive: price, battery runtime, fan; negative: loud DVD-drive, touchpad
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2011
Test: MSI CR650
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2011
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% features: 60%
70% MSI CR650 med AMD Fusion
Source: DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%


AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

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

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

E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).» 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.

2.5 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.

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

68%: 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, 2011-03- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)