MSI GX740-i5448LW7P

Specifications

MSI GX740-i5448LW7PNotebook: MSI GX740-i5448LW7P (GX740 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 63%, features: 50%, display: 50% mobility: 100%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI GX740-i5448LW7P

80% MSI GX740 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
A decent gaming laptop for under £900? The GX740 is certainly a premium machine that is likely to please any gamer that gets their mitts on it. While it's true that the laptop isn't equipped with the most powerful processor available, the i5 has obviously been used in order to keep the price down and packs enough of a punch to cope with whatever you can throw at it. Likewise, the impressive HD5870 graphics card can deal with pretty much anything, including 3D.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI GX740 review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI GX740 is one of the best priced, best looking gaming notebooks around. There's plenty of power under the hood for the avid gamer, while the Intel Core i5 processor provides plenty of performance for your average consumer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI GX740 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The MSI GX740 laptop offers very good build quality, fantastic gaming performance and a good sound system. However, it’s a shame that its internal Blu-ray drive isn’t backed up by a full-HD screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2010
performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

60% MSI GX740-i5448LW7P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 100% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
80% MSI GX740-i5448LW7P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 100% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.2 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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


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.

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

» MSI GX740-079US
Core i7 720QM
» Asus G73Jh-TZ008V
Core i7 720QM
» MSI GX740-i7247LW7P
Core i7 720QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Alienware M17X10
Core i5 520M, 5.2 kg
» Alienware M17X, HD5870
Core i5 520M, 5.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Mesh Ultima i5-B
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI GX660R-i5647LW7P
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» mySN XMG A710
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» MSI GX660R-i7488LW7P
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GX660R-064
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.42 kg
» Asus G73JH-BST7
Core i7 740QM, 17.3", 3.7 kg
» Deviltech HellMachine (HD 5870)
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 5.5 kg
» MSI GX660R
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» MSI GX660-076EU
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Origin PC EON15
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» Maingear eX-L 17
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Asus G73JH-X1
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Sager NP8690
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» AVADirect Clevo W860CU
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Asus G73JH-TZ038V
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.8 kg
» Asus G73JH-TZ014V
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 4.03 kg
» Asus G73JH-A1
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Asus G73JH-RBBX05
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» Sager NP8760
Core i7 820QM, 17.3", 3.8 kg
» Asus G73J
Core i7 920XM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
» Asus G73JH
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)