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MSI FR720-002US

Specifications

MSI FR720-002US
MSI FR720-002US
Graphics adapter
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

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

Reviews for the MSI FR720-002US

60% MSI FR720-002US 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
MSI's FR720-002US is a very powerful system for its price but it has its limitations that makes it best suited for very specific users. This is because the laptop lacks items such as dedicated graphics or a Blu-ray drive that might benefit those looking to do a bit more for entertainment. Still, it makes for an excellent low cost mobile platform for someone looking to do some desktop video editing or similarly processor intensive tasks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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 is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


60%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-07-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)