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MSI FR720-002US

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MSI FR720-002USNotebook: MSI FR720-002US
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
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%

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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": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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.

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