MSI GE40 Series

MSI GE40-2OC-015XPLProcessor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ, Intel Core i7 4702MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
Display: 14.0 inch, 14.1 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 2kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 11 reviews)
: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 80%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 70%

 

MSI GE40-2OC-009US

Specifications

MSI GE40-2OC-009USNotebook: MSI GE40-2OC-009US
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 73.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Almost there, but not enough
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
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
80% MSI GE40
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%
80% MSI GE40 2OC-009US
Source: PC Mag English
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%
MSI GE40 Review: a Slim Gaming Notebook
Source: AnandTech English
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
Frame Rating: GTX 760M Results and NVIDIA Optimus Issues with Haswell
Source: PC Perspective English
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
Frame Rating: Comparing Haswell, Trinity and Richland Integrated Graphics
Source: PC Perspective English
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
65% MSI GE40-2OC Dragon Eyes Laptop Review (i7-4702MQ/GTX760M)
Source: Kitguru English
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%
70% MSI GE40 2OC-009US Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

 

MSI GE40-2OC-015XPL

Specifications

MSI GE40-2OC-015XPLNotebook: MSI GE40-2OC-015XPL
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

MSI GE40 Gaming-Notebook im Test
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: fast and portable gaming notebook; good performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2013
80% MSI GE40-2OC-015XPL
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 73% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 70%
MSI GE40 – test laptopa z ekranem 14-calowym, procesorem Core i7-4702MQ (Haswell) i kartą graficzną GeForce GTX 760M
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Very high performance for such a small and relatively light case; keyboard; long battery life; price. Negative: Loud cooling system; hot under high load; poor screen; glossy case; microphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2013

 

Comment

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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These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

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.

» 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.  

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.

4702MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.


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.

14.1: 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.


1.9 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2 kg:


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.

Notebooks with the same GPU

» LG G Pad 10.1
, 10.1", 0.523 kg
» HP Slate 8-1401
, 7.8", 0.315 kg
» HP Slate 7 Plus 1301
, 7.0", 0.295 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio
Atom Z2580, 11.6", 1 kg
» Point of View ONYX 527
, 7.0", 0 kg
» Sony Xperial L
, ", 0 kg
» Velocity Micro Cruz
, 7.0", 0.5 kg
» Samsung TX100-7
, 10.1", 1 kg
» Hi-Grade Notino W760C
Core i3 350M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Olive OlivePad V-T100
, 7.0", 0.41 kg
» Archos 7
, 7.0", 0.65 kg
» Camangi WebStation
, 7", 0.4 kg
» PC Nextday LogiQ 89-2411
, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Datawind Ubisurfer
, 7.0", 0.7 kg
» Elonex ONEt
, 7", 1 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A8-003UGE
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4600U
» Lenovo ThinkPad T440p 20AN-006VGE
GeForce GT 730M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Dell Latitude E6440
Radeon HD 8690M, Core i5 4300M
» Dell Latitude 3440
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Lenovo ThinkPad T440s 20AQ-S00500
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Lenovo ThinkPad S440
Radeon HD 8670M, Core i7 4500U
» Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59372369
GeForce GT 730M, Core i5 4200U
» Samsung ATIV 540U4E-K01US
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3230M
» Asus BU400VC-W3040X
NVS 5200M, Core i7 3517U
» Dell Latitude 6430u HD+
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U
» Lenovo ThinkPad T431
NVS 5400M, Core i5 3320M
» Samsung 530U4E-S02DE
Radeon HD 8750M, Core i5 3337U
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A3M2ES
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3120M
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07- 9 (Update: 2013-07- 9)