Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GE40-2OC-009US
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky
Ah. Almost there. If not for the battery issues, the MSI GE40 MS-1492 barebone could be an excellent choice for many. I hoped that the previous generation MSI GE40 battery running times will be the same here, but with the new barebone you’d get only around 2.5-3 hours tops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2014
Source: Computer Shopper
MSI takes on the ritzy Razer Blade—for hundreds of dollars less—with a thin and light 14-inch gaming laptop featuring quad-core, fourth-gen Core i7 and GeForce GTX 760M muscle. It won't set frame-rate records, but it'll deliver satisfying gaming with long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The MSI GE40 2OC-009US offers plenty of gaming prowess, delivering an ultrabook that will take you on the gaming grid even as you take it on the go. While it doesn't top the Editors' Choice Razer Blade (2013), it's the closest competitor we've seen offered yet, and the price is substantially more affordable. For a fourth-gen Core i7 processor, Nvidia graphics, and healthy collection of ports and features, the MSI GE40 is definitely the system to grab if the Razer Blade is just a bit too pricey for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
We’ve frequently discussed the balancing act that needs to take place when manufacturers are designing a laptop, and that balancing act gets even more difficult when you’re creating a thin and light gaming notebook. If you simply throw caution to the wind, it’s definitely possible to create an awesome notebook that runs fast, performs well, and looks great—but it’s going to cost you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2013
Source: PC Perspective
The tearing of these frames is obviously an issue for NVIDIA and its Optimus technology that needs to be addressed. NVIDIA has been very proud of its frame pacing technology on the desktop side but my guess is that this is an unintended consequence of Optimus. In my gameplay testing the performance of the GTX 760M is so much higher than that of the integrated graphics that going discrete is still a much better solution for a mobile user with a focus on gaming.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2013
Source: PC Perspective
The MacBook Air that we tested is by no means a gaming powerhouse for mobile users but it proved to be just as capable as any other Haswell notebook on the market that isn’t using discrete graphics. Considering its small size, its impressive battery life and overall design, you should definitely check out our review of the 11-in model to see if it makes senses as the best current Ultrabook. There is a lot more mobility GPU testing coming up soon at PC Perspective including a full review of the MSI GE40 notebook. We also found some interesting issues with the GTX 760M discrete GPU and Optimus technology that will be posted soon as well.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2013
The MSI GE-40-2OC Dragon Eyes is a formidable gaming laptop and without doubt the fastest 14 inch machine we have tested to date. The combination of cutting edge Intel Core i7-4702MQ processor and Nvidia GTX760M graphics ensure that this machine can cope with the latest Direct X 11 games at the native 1600×900 panel resolution. If you are willing to switch out the slow mechanical drive and pay a little extra for a Solid State drive then the MSI GE40-2OC Dragon Eyes would make for a killer high performance gaming system. As it stands, the slow 2.5 inch mechanical drive completely cripples the real world experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%
Source: Laptop Mag
The MSI GE40 2OC-009US has the horsepower to run today's demanding games, and the endurance needed to last a long time away from an outlet when you're not blasting enemies. Packed with a speedy 2.9-3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, both a 128GB SSD and a 7,200 rpm 750GB hard drive, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M GPU, MSI's offering is fit to go head-to-head with the pricier Alienware 14.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M: Performance class graphics card of the GeForce GTX 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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).
73.75%: 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.