MSI FX420-001US


MSI FX420-001USNotebook: MSI FX420-001US
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.9kg
Price: 2200 euro
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI FX420-001US

68% MSI FX420-001US
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%
80% MSI FX420-001US 14-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
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%

Foreign Reviews

游戏体验出色 SNB平台微星FX420评测
Source: 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.

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


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.

14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.

0.9 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for 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.

MSI reviews

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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Pavilion dm4-2100sl
Core i5 2430M, 2 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E425-NZ539PB
A-Series A6-3400M, 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dm4-2102er
Core i5 2430M, 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U400-09932NU
Core i3 2350M, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCCA4S1E
Core i3 2350M, 2.5 kg
Core i3 2310M, 2.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U400-09932DU
Core i5 2430M, 1.98 kg
» Samsung 305V4A-S02
A-Series A6-3410MX, 2.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E425
A-Series A4-3300M, 2.1 kg
» Dell Vostro 1450
Core i5 2410M, 2.4 kg
» HP EliteBook 8460p–LG743EA
Core i5 2540M, 2.1 kg
» HP Elitebook 8460p-LV431PA
Core i7 2630QM, 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/G
Core i5 2410M, 2.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad L421-7826K13
Core i5 2540M, 2.3 kg
» HP EliteBook 8460p
Core i7 2620M, 2.442 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E/D
Core i5 2410M, 2.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA1S1E
Core i5 2410M, 2.31 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CA190X
Core i5 2540M, 2.4 kg

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» HP Pavilion g6-1263sr
Core i3 2330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/W
Core i3 2350M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R
Core i3 2350M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB
Core i5 2450M, 13.3", 1.75 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE23FX/S
Core i5 2450M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE290X
Core i5 2450M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE13FX/S
Core i5 2430M, 15.5", 1.9 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1217sg
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1206eg
Core i3 2330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1131eo
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus Lamborghini Eee PC VX6S
Atom D2700, 12.1", 1.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)