MSI CX500

Specifications

MSI CX500Notebook: MSI CX500
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 64% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI CX500

Foreign Reviews

64% Mehr als ein paar Mäuse
Source: PC Magazin - 5/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 70%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330: Lower clocked Radeon 4530 with a current consumption of 7 Watt (according to AMD). Supports DirectX 10.1 and Avivo HD for HD video acceleration.

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.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.» 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


64%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Dell Inspiron 1570
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» Mesh Discovery Slim
Pentium SU2700
» Acer Aspire 5810TG-734G64Mn
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» Dell Inspiron 15R-N5010
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» Acer Aspire 5810TG-354G32Mn
Core 2 Solo SU3500
» MSI X-Slim X610-02SU
Athlon Neo MV-40
» Dell Inspiron 15z
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» MSI X-Slim X610
Athlon Neo MV-40
» Acer Aspire 5810TG
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» MSI X600
Core 2 Solo SU3500

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire 5810TG-944G64MN
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Dell Inspiron 1320
Core 2 Duo T6500, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» HP Pavilion DM3-1005AX
Turion Neo X2 L625, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» MSI CX600-T4543W7P
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 16.0", 2.4 kg
» MSI CX700-T6547W7P
Pentium Dual Core T4300, 17.3", 3 kg
» MSI CX700-T6647W7P
Core 2 Duo T6600, 17.3", 3 kg
» MSI CX700-T6547VHP
Core 2 Duo T6500, 17.3", 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-1010eg
Athlon Neo X2 L335, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» MSI CX700-021UK
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 17.3", 3 kg
» HP Envy 13
Core 2 Duo SL9400, 13.1", 1.7 kg
» MSI CX600-049US
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 16.0", 4 kg
» MSI CX600
Core 2 Duo T6500, 16.0", 2.5 kg
» HP Envy 13-1050ea
Core 2 Duo SL9400, 13.1", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-NS38M/W
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Samsung R620
Core 2 Duo T6500, 16.0", 2.75 kg
» HP ProBook 4411s
Core 2 Duo P7370, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» HP ProBook 4710s
Core 2 Duo P8700, 17.3", 2.85 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-103
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ
Current Prices

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)