Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GE620-i748W7P
Multifaceted. 15 inch multimedia notebooks have always been popular. MSI's new GE620-i748W7P notebook offers an allround platform based on the Sandy-Bridge technology. The new laptop entices buyers with a quad-core CPU, a middle class graphics card and the Nvidia Optimus technology.
Source: Trusted Reviews
The MSI GE620 is a solid all-rounder, offering a great processor and decent graphics card at a reasonable price. However, its design is uninspired and the lack of a Blu-ray drive is slightly disappointing - it could have marked this model as one of the best entertainment laptops in its category.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
The MSI GE620 is a heck of a good value for money gaming laptop. For £800 you get a high performance Core i7 2630QM quad core processor with hyperthreading and the very capable Nvidia GT540M discrete solution. In regards to overall system performance, this is one of the best value for money systems we have reviewed in recent months. It is capable of a variety of uses, such as general office duties, high definition movie playback and more intensive tasks such as gaming, rendering and video encoding. Battery life is also a plus point, averaging between 3 and 4 hours for media playback and general work related demands. Gaming reduces this to just over 2 hours, but for a 6 cell battery this is good. We are glad to report that MSI are using a 7,200 rpm hard drive which delivers decent all round performance with high storage capabilities. The build quality is decent, although we were disappointed with the quality of the panel. It is extremely glossy, causing noticeable and distracting reflections and the colour rendition is distinctly average. It isn’t bad, but we have seen much better, especially on other MSI laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: PC Advisor
The GE620 from MSI is very obviously targeted at the gaming crowd, but it has much to offer anyone looking for a desktop replacement for under £1000. In fact, you’ll have plenty of change from a grand – it’s just a shame that the model we tested had a pretty average screen. There is a version with a 1920 x 1080 display available though.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
You don't need to have inherited a small fortune to nab yourself a neat gaming rig. The MSI GE620 looks dull, and its keyboard and trackpad aren't brilliant, but it really delivers when it comes to performance. Overall, it's a quirky but cool machine. If you've got some extra cash, you'd do very well indeed to examine the face-meltingly powerful Medion Erazer X6811 too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Good Gear Guide
The MSI GE620 may have some blemishes in its build quality and user comfort, but this laptop is all about fast performance. If you care about speed, you'll definitely want to know about this laptop. Furthermore, you should check it out if you just want a fast desktop replacement with a high-resolution screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 87% display: 68% mobility: 78% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 71% emissions: 70%
Source: Cowcotland FR→EN
positive: performance, price, workmanship; negative: display resolution
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2011
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:
Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.
78.86%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.