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MSI CX600 Series

MSI CX600-T4543W7PProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Display: 16.0 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg, 4kg
Price: 500, 600 euro
Average Score: 61.71% - poor
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 64%, features: 74%, display: 83%
mobility: 23%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 41%, emissions: 85%

 

MSI CX600

Specifications

MSI CX600Notebook: MSI CX600
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CX600 (Series)

Average Score: 53.6% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

60% MSI CX600-064UK review
Source: Techradar English
A decent laptop that should serve most people's needs, but battery life is poor. MSI's C series is targeted at those after an everyday computing solution. The CX600-064UK is a part of that series and provides decent performance, an interesting design and mixed portability. Despite a few minor flaws – namely the battery life and keyboard – the MSI CX600- 064UK is a decent machine which should cater for most people's needs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% MSI CX600 review
Source: CNet English
Last time we checked, the credit crunch had morphed into something of a recession, forcing everyone, tech-hungry geeks included, to re-evaluate what could be considered affordable.

The MSI CX600 offers fabulous value for money. It's fast, well-equipped and even has a discrete graphics card -- a feature many budget laptops can only dream of. Its only drawbacks, in our opinion, are that it isn't very attractive and lacks an HDMI output


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
49% MSI CX600 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 49% price: 90% performance: 53% features: 72% mobility: 20% ergonomy: 21%
Verdrängungswettbewerb
Source: c't - 21/09 German
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: performance: 65% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 80%
49% MSI CX600
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 49% price: 90% performance: 53% features: 72% mobility: 20% ergonomy: 21%
40% En lav pris og Windows 7 Ultimate kan ikke undskylde det dårlige tastatur og den sløve ydelse.
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

MSI CX600-049US

Specifications

MSI CX600-049USNotebook: MSI CX600-049US
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CX600 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI CX600-049US 16-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
For those wanting a larger screen on a budget laptop but not the weight or bulk, the MSI CX600-049US is a surprisingly strong package. In addition to its relatively small size, the system does manage to include a dedicated graphics processor that many laptops in the $600 and less price range lack. Even with these great features, the system is held back somewhat with the inclusion of a 32-bit version of the OS and a number of useful peripheral ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI CX600-T4543W7P

Specifications

MSI CX600-T4543W7PNotebook: MSI CX600-T4543W7P
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CX600 (Series)

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

84% Bitte umsteigen!
Source: Computerbild - 5/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90% performance: 84% features: 80% display: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%

 

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

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.

» 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.

T6500:

Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4200:

Entry class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

T4500:

Entry to middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 


16.0: 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. 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.


2.4 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.

4 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


61.71%: 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
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo SU7300
Acer Aspire 5810TG-734G64Mn
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo SU7300
Dell Inspiron 15z
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo SU7300
MSI X-Slim X610
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Athlon Neo MV-40

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Aspire 5810TG-944G64MN
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI PE60-2QEi716H11BW
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GE60-2PCi781W7
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI GE40-2PCi78H11W7
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4712MQ, 14.0", 1.9 kg
MSI CR70 2M
HD Graphics 4600, Core i3 4100M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI CX61-2PC385W7W
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4100M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GE70 2PC Apache-289HU
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 3 kg
MSI GP60 2PE-222UK
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GP60 2PE-008RU
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GS60-2PEWi716SR21
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
MSI GP60-2PEi585
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4200H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI CR61 3M-009XTR
Radeon HD 8330, A-Series A4-5000, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GT60 2PC Dominator
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4800MQ, 15.6", 3.2 kg
MSI GS60
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI CR61-i5U45FHDW7
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI GE60-i750M245FD
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI GT60-2OD-092UK
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg
MSI GE60-i560M247
GeForce GTX 660M, Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GX60-3AE-216US
Radeon HD 7970M, A-Series A10-5750M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
MSI CX61-20D-011UK
HD Graphics 4600, Core i7 4702MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GE40-2OC-015XPL
GeForce GTX 760M, Core i7 4702MQ, 14.0", 2 kg
MSI GT60-0ND-284P
GeForce GTX 675M, Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 3.4 kg
MSI GE40-2OC-009US
GeForce GTX 760M, Core i7 4700MQ, 14.1", 1.9 kg
MSI GE60-2OE-003US
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GX60-1AC-096XPL
Radeon HD 7970M, A-Series A10-4600M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)