MSI CR720 Series

MSI CR720-094XEUProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i3 380M, Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3kg
Price: 600, 700 euro
Average Score: 77.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 77%, features: 82%, display: 90%
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 92%

 

MSI CR720-i3347W7P

Specifications

MSI CR720-i3347W7PNotebook: MSI CR720-i3347W7P
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CR720 (Series)

Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

89% Leistungsschub
Source: TV Movie Multimedia - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 90%

 

MSI CR720-P6143W7P

Specifications

MSI CR720-P6143W7PNotebook: MSI CR720-P6143W7P
Processor: Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CR720 (Series)

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Geht's auch 'ne Nummer größer
Source: Computerbild - 24/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 77% features: 82% display: 90% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 92%

 

MSI CR720-265US

Specifications

MSI CR720-265USNotebook: MSI CR720-265US
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CR720 (Series)

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

 

60% MSI CR720-265US 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

MSI's CR720-265US is going to have a very limited appeal only to those looking for a low cost laptop with a decent resolution on a larger screen. With the lack of dedicated graphics and Blu-ray, it certainly won't be used much for high definition media or any sort of gaming. This leaves just a small group that are just looking for a general purpose laptop.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI CR720-094XEU

Specifications

MSI CR720-094XEUNotebook: MSI CR720-094XEU
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CR720 (Series)

 

MSI CR720-094XEU
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Display, workmanship and price are good
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2011

 

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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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

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.

Intel Pentium:

P6100: The Pentium P6100 is an entry level CPU based on the Arrandale core. Compared to the Celeron P4600, the P6100 offers a bit better performance due to the faster System Bus and an increased Level 3 cache. However, VT-x is not available for the P6100.


17.3: 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.


3 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3 kg:


77.33%: 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, 2010-12-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)