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MSI GE600 Series

MSI GE600-i3343W7PProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 16.0 inch
Weight: 2.492kg, 2.5kg
Price: 750, 899 euro
Average Score: 83.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 85%, features: 67%, display: 63%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 62%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 80%

 

MSI GE600-i5447W7P

Specifications

MSI GE600-i5447W7PNotebook: MSI GE600-i5447W7P
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1024 MB
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.492kg
Price: 899 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

78% Review MSI GE600-i5447W7P Notebook | Notebookcheck
Discount-Gamer. A lot of performance for little dough. For 800 Euro there is the surprisingly strong ATI HD5730 (GDDR3), the i5-430M processor and an endless number of connections. Whether or not MSI improves on the much faulted quality of its case will be revealed in our review.
80% MSI GE600 Laptop Review
Source: T Break English
The price/performance ratio on the GE600 is undeniable, and the whole system is very well balanced in terms of the components used, i.e. the processor, ram and graphics card which all work in perfect harmony. The standard HDD is good enough, but not great. I’m sure that a reasonably priced SSD will significantly improve performance, but then you’ll be losing out on a lot of storage. Eventually I’ll have to say that the MSI GE600 is a great bargain for what you’re getting out of it, just don’t play games on your lap!
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Multimediamobil
Source: c't - 18/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% emissions: 70%
MSI GE600-i5447W7P
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2010
performance: 90%
81% Test MSI GE600-i5447W7P Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% display: 81% mobility: 78% workmanship: 68% ergonomy: 73% emissions: 85%
89% Laptops bis 1.000 Euro
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 70%

 

MSI GE600-i3343W7P

Specifications

MSI GE600-i3343W7PNotebook: MSI GE600-i3343W7P
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% MSI GE600-i3343W7P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 60% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%

 

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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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730: The HD 5730 is a higher clocked HD 5650 (and therefore not based on the desktop HD 5700 series). It does not support GDDR5 and therfore performs like a middle class graphics card with DirectX 11.

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


Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


16.0: 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. 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.


2.492 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.5 kg:


83.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo Ideapad Y560-0646-2EU
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus K42Ja-VX032D
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Y560D-ITH
Core i3 350M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-M29BFGE
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI Megabook GE700-052
Core i3 370M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-0646
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-06465AU
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-M29B2GE
Core i3 350M, 15.6", 2.617 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-M29B3GE
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.617 kg
» Asus N71JA
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» MSI GE600-i3343W7P
Core i3 330M, 16.0", 2.5 kg
» MSI GE600-i5447W7P
Core i5 430M, 16.0", 2.492 kg
» Asus N71JQ-TY002V
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» MSI GE700-004PL
Core i5 430M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» MSI GE700-005
Core i5 430M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y560-3B
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI GE700-i5447LW7P
Core i5 430M, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» Asus N61Jq
Core i7 720QM, 16.0", 3 kg
» Asus X64JA-JX088V
Core i5 430M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Asus N61JA-JX008V
Core i5 520M, 16.0", 2.9 kg
» Asus N61Ja
Core i5 430M, 16.0", 3 kg
» Asus N71J
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.5 kg

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» MSI EX625
Mobility Radeon HD 4670, Core 2 Duo P8600
» Samsung R610
GeForce 9200M GS, Core 2 Duo T6400

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» MSI CX61-2PC385W7W
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» MSI GT70 2PE-1200NL
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4940MX, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» MSI GS70-2QE-062RU
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-06-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)