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MSI GX740-i7247LW7P

Specifications

MSI GX740-i7247LW7PNotebook: MSI GX740-i7247LW7P (GX740 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.37kg
Price: 1499 euro
Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 92%, performance: 96%, features: 90%, display: 74% mobility: 56%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 71%

Reviews for the MSI GX740-i7247LW7P

82% Review MSI GX740-i7247LW7P Gaming-Notebook | Notebookcheck
Some platforms are obviously dearly loved. This is also the case for the well-known, colorful 17" Gaming Barebone from MSI. With an Intel Core i7-720QM and ATI HD5870 graphics, it celebrates its return in the GX740 and promises first class gaming performance.
94% MSI GX740 17-inch Gaming Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
If you want gaming performance and multimedia bliss at an affordable price, the MSI GX740 will get it done.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 92% performance: 97% features: 90% workmanship: 98%

Foreign Reviews

82% Test MSI GX740-i7247LW7P Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 95% display: 74% mobility: 56% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 71%

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.


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.


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.


3.37 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit 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


86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)