MSI GX640

Specifications

MSI GX640Notebook: MSI GX640 (GX640 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GX640

Foreign Reviews

90% MSI GX640 – мощный DTR-ноутбук в лёгком корпусе
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
MSI GX640: яркий игровой ноутбук с процессором Intel Core i5
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850:

The HD 5850 is a slower clocked HD 5870 and is reliant on fast GDDR5 memory to perform in the high-end segment. It is based on the Desktop HD 5770 chip but with a lower clock speed.

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

» 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.  


720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.7 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.


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


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» MSI GX640-i5447LW7P
Core i5 430M

Devices with the same GPU

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» Acer Aspire 5943G-7748G64Wnss
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» HP Envy 17-1195ea
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» HP Envy 17-1190eg
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» Acer Aspire 8943G-9319
Core i7 740QM, 18.4", 4.5 kg
» HP Envy 17-1117ef
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 4.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-7748G1.5TWns
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 7745G-5464G50Mnks
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-9429
Core i7 740QM, 18.4", 3.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-624G1TMn
Core i7 620M, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» HP Envy 17-3D
Core i5 580M, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote LX86-JO-022GE
Core i5 450M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Acer Aspire 7745G-5464G64Bnks
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.25 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-72161.28TWn
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 3.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-5454G64Mnss
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv8-1250er
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-728G64Wnss
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3 kg
» HP Envy 17-1050ea
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7745G-728G1TBiks
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» HP Envy 17
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-6782
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 3.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 7745G-434G50Bn
Core i5 430M, 17.3", 3.19 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-728G1.28TWn
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 3.93 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G
Core i7 820QM, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi
Core i5 520M, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 8942G-434G50Mi
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» Acer Aspire 5942G-524G64Bn
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 3.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)