Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI FX420-001US
Source: Computer Shopper
Way back in the day (you know, like March of 2011), good performance and a nice design were enough to get a passing grade from just about any tech site. But now that Intel's powerful Sandy Bridge processors are popping up in all sorts of laptops. The MSI FX240 has generally decent performance and a solid build, but it doesn't have enough features or extras to outclass its peers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 68%
Source: Comp Reviews
With a price tag of just $850 and street pricing of under $800, the MSI FX420-001US is certainly very affordable for the features that it does include such as the new 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of DDR3 memory and surprisingly good audio. It does have its drawbacks though included a below average size keyboard and relatively slow drive performance that makes it feel sluggish at times.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2011
AMD Radeon HD 6470M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
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.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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).
74%: 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.