MSI CX420

Specifications

MSI CX420Notebook: MSI CX420
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI CX420

70% MSI CX420 notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
MSI's CX420 is an attractive and comfortable to use notebook, but its configuration needs some refining. It's a hybrid model, which means you can switch between integrated and dedicated graphics, but the performance and battery life differences between the chips is not great. Nevertheless, it's a good choice for anyone who wants a light and well-featured notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

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.


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.

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


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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


70%: 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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» Samsung R540-JT03DE
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)