MSI CX620 Series

MSI CX620MX-i3343W7PProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.454kg, 2.5kg
Price: 599, 600, 800, 1000 euro
Average Score: 70.22% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 74%
mobility: 67%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 77%

 

MSI CX620-i5447W7P

Specifications

MSI CX620-i5447W7PNotebook: MSI CX620-i5447W7P
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% MSI CX620 3D Laptop Review
Source: TBreak English
While the MSI CX620 3D is a decent all round laptop, it really disappoints in its 3D playback performance. For this price range, you can easily find better alternatives with marginally higher specifications from MSI’s other range of laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
74% MSI CX620-i5447BW7P – Im fünften Multimediahimmel?
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 77% features: 86% display: 82% mobility: 65%
70% MSI CX620
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
MSI CX620
Source: Mobility.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2010
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 50%

 

MSI CX620-i3343W7P

Specifications

MSI CX620-i3343W7PNotebook: MSI CX620-i3343W7P
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 73.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

87% Core-Knaben
Source: Computerbild - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% performance: 92% features: 83% display: 88% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 90%
60% MSI CX620 : un portable de 15,6 pouces qui manque d'autonomie
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI CX620-i5447BW7P

Specifications

MSI CX620-i5447BW7PNotebook: MSI CX620-i5447BW7P
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

50% MSI CX620 notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

There are a few things about the MSI CX620 we'd like to change: the layout of the keyboard and the location of the USB 2.0 ports, and we'd give it a less glossy screen and install a faster hard drive. It's still a decent notebook for everyday tasks and home entertainment, but we wouldn't go out of our way to find it in a store. MSI is no longer selling the CX620, but it is still available from some retailers.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% MSI CX620-i5447BW7P im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 83% features: 82% display: 80% mobility: 67%

 

MSI CX620MX-i3343W7P

Specifications

MSI CX620MX-i3343W7PNotebook: MSI CX620MX-i3343W7P
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.454kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

74% Review MSI CX620MX Notebook | Notebookcheck
Energy waster. GPU Boost with ATI HD 545V, eSATA and rear interfaces allow this affordable 15.6 inch notebook to raise the interest of several buyers. Will occasional gamers also be satisfied? Do the hybrid-graphics extend the battery life?
77% Test MSI CX620MX Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 82% display: 77% mobility: 77% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 75%
Ноутбук MSI CX620MX - два видеоядра за смешную цену
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 50% emissions: 70%

 

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v: Renamed HD 5145 GPU (which is a slightly high clocked HD 4570) and therefore an entry level graphics card with DirectX 10.1 support.

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


Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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.


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.


2.454 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.

2.5 kg:


70.22%: 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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Core i5 520M
» HP G62-a85ES
Phenom II X2 N620
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Core i3 370M
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Athlon II P320
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Core i3 350M
» Samsung R540-11
Core i5 450M
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Pentium Dual Core T4500
» Samsung R540
Core i5 450M

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GeForce 830M, Core i3 4030U
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HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U
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Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ
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GeForce GTX 850M, Core i5 4210U
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» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-108
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)