MSI Megabook E Series

MSI Megabook EX620Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53, AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55, Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470, ATI Radeon Xpress X1270, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Display: 15.4 inch, 16.0 inch, 17.1 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.7kg, 3.2kg, 3.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 71.38% - average
Average of 16 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 60%, features: 75%, display: 55%
mobility: 54%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 83%

 

MSI Megabook EX600

Specifications

MSI Megabook EX600Notebook: MSI Megabook EX600
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Megabook EX600 (Model)

Average Score: 68.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Burgunderrot?
Source: WCM - 1/08 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 12/31/2007
Rating: price: 70% performance: 40% workmanship: 80%
MSI EX600: Allrounder mit Pfiff
Source: e-media - 21/07 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 11/16/2007
Rating: performance: 60% display: 50% workmanship: 60%
50% Test: MSI Megabook EX600
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 54% features: 80% mobility: 22% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 29%
86% Farbenfroh
Source: Computerbild - 22/07 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 10/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 88% features: 79% display: 87% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 89%
70% MSI EX600YA 5226VHP Deep Blue - Allrounder in tiefem Blau
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 20% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%

 

MSI Megabook ER710

Specifications

MSI Megabook ER710Notebook: MSI Megabook ER710
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-53
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Megabook ER710 (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% MSI Megabook ER710-S3616VHP
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 30% features: 80% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
Angriff auf den Heim-Computer
Source: Guter Rat! - 2/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/17/2008
Rating: display: 40% ergonomy: 40%
70% MSI ER710 - Schwächelnder Riese
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%

 

MSI Megabook EX610

Specifications

MSI Megabook EX610Notebook: MSI Megabook EX610
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Megabook EX610 (Model)

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

 

90% MSI EX610 1.8 GHz HD2400
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 70% features: 100% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%

 

MSI Megabook EX700

Specifications

MSI Megabook EX700Notebook: MSI Megabook EX700
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 63.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Review: MSI EX700 notebook computer
Source: vnunet.com English
Although by no means a top performer, the Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 processor and 2GB of DDR2 Ram provide a stable base for this 17in notebook. And with the Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS graphics card, it’s powerful enough for the demands of both the Aero Glass interface used by the supplied Vista Home Premium and for playing DVDs. But this graphics card isn’t exactly high end and gamers will find it leaves something to be desired, particularly for recent games with high levels of detail. A powerful computer but the poor keyboard makes typing a problem
3 von 5, Leistung gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% display: 40%
60% Review: MSI EX700 notebook
Source: vnunet.com English
Although many technology products get smaller by the year, some notebook computers defy this slimming process by getting bigger, in order to give their desktop cousins a run for their money. The EX700 is a good-looking notebook with impressive features for people who want an all-round multimedia computer
3 von 5, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% display: 40%
70% MSI EX700-053UK
Source: Techradar English
As well as the 17" widescreen display for movies and home entertainment, the MSI EX700 also features HDMI output, which increasingly essential for the home laptop. You also get VGA output, a firewire connection and an SD/MS/MMC slot on the front along with 3 USB ports which is essential for those USB extras for the home desktop. Its power as a home entertainer makes up somewhat for it's impotency as a work based machine. Carrying this 3.4KG monster from the office up the hill to my home was enough to persuade me that the MSI EX700 would sit permanently on the desk. The inclusion of a numeric keypad- something I have never missed on a laptop- has made the rest of the keyboard cramped. Bizarrely a casualty of this is the full stop button, which is so small a magnifying glass was needed to identify it.
3.5 von 5, Ausstattung gut, Verarbeitung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 40%

 

MSI Megabook EX620

Specifications

MSI Megabook EX620Notebook: MSI Megabook EX620
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 75.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

MSI - EX620 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The EX620 is the latest addition to MSI's Entertainment Series of notebooks and features a 16-inch widescreen display, Core 2 Duo processor, discrete ATI graphics and a host of other goodies for your multimedia pleasure. MSI's EX620 is a nicely designed notebook, stuffed full of multimedia features with a very keen price tag. It has all the performance you'll need for everyday use, but it is let down somewhat by its keyboard.
Preis 90, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2009
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80%
MSI EX620
Source: Inside HW English
For potential buyers of MSI EX620, the most important question that they should ask themselves is: what are your needs and what are you going to use this notebook for? Actually this is the question you should ask yourself before purchase of any notebook. Detail that we didn’t like on this model is soft keyboard that bends during intensive typing. All the rest is top quality and top speed. Price for tested MSI EX620X-04EU is little bit higher compared to similar notebooks. This is above all, consequence of Blue-ray reader that is included in the package. If you do like this model but you don’t need Blue-ray reader you can go for EX620X-052EU model that has similar configuration (slightly smaller hard disk and no Blue-ray) and spare 150€.
Preis 60, Leistung 80, Verarbeitung 70
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2009
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 70%
70% MSI EX620-207UK review
Source: Techradar English

A well-specified and feature-packed HD compatible laptop, but performance is low. In recent months, many manufacturers have released true-widescreen laptops to great acclaim. MSI is the latest to follow suit with the EX620-207UK, but while its screen and specification are strong, it fails to truly impress. While the limited performance, mobility and usability of the MSI prevent it being an essential purchase, its HD features and vibrant screen even the balance somewhat. If you're in the market for an affordable HD laptop, you could do worse than give the EX620 a test run.


70, Leistung 40, Ausstattung 80, Display 80, Ergonomie 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% features: 80% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% MSI EX620 - 16in Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Amidst the prevalence and success of MSI's Wind netbook, which has graced our pages regularly and in various incarnations, it's sometimes difficult to remember the company also does some very interesting notebooks. Today we're taking a look at the EX620, a 16in entertainment notebook that on paper seems to have it all: an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, discrete ATI video card, Blu-ray drive, Dolby Home Theater audio and a speaker system supported by an inbuilt subwoofer. MSI has gone to town on its EX620 multimedia notebook in terms of features and has made it very affordable into the bargain. This makes it a sensible option for those looking for good all-rounder, but little flaws like the awkward keyboard layout and only average styling, screen and speakers are worth bearing in mind before you buy.
70, Preis 80, Leistung 70, Ausstattung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 90%
86% Großer Auftritt
Source: Computerbild - 6/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 83% features: 85% display: 90% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 90%
90% Bezahlbarer Multimedia-Spezialist
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
70% MSI EX 620 Blu ray
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 30% ergonomy: 90%
70% Kék lézeres mozigépész
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 80%
70% Kék lézeres mozigépész
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 80%

 

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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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ATI Radeon Xpress X1270: Built in RS690T chipset and is based on an X700 graphics core (with less pipelines). It features no dedicated graphics memory but Vista Aero support.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400: This DirectX 10 graphic card from ATI is the direct competitor to the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphic card for laptops. It features the Avivo HD video engine. The performance is not enaough for DX 10 games and high settings.

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS: NVidia GeForce 8400M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8400M GT video card (because of the smaller 64 Bit memory bus).

 

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470: Faster clocked HD 3450 and successor of the HD 2400 XT but with DirectX 10.1 and due to the new 55nm process, higher clockspeeds. Avivo HD video functions allow the decoding of HD videos.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T7500:

The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

AMD Athlon 64 X2:


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.

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.

17.1: 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.


2.6 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.

3.4 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


71.38%: 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

» Samsung R700-A003UK
Core 2 Duo T5450
» HP Pavilion dv9655ea
Turion 64 X2 TL-60

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dv2988eg
Core 2 Duo T9300, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6880se
Core 2 Duo T5550, 15.4", 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2899
Core 2 Duo T5550, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv3000
Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» Zepto Znote 3414W
Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6699eg
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6750ea
Core 2 Duo T5450, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2699
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750N
Core 2 Duo T8100, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ791N
Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6675us
Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6500z
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6450eg
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6599eg
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Dell XPS M1330
Core 2 Duo T7300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Dell Vostro 1400
Core 2 Duo T7100, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1420
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1520
Core 2 Duo T5250, 15.4", 3.3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6598eg
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Samsung R70 Aura
Core 2 Duo T7100, 15.4", 2.7 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Medion Akoya P7624-MD98920
GeForce GT 630M, Core i3 2350M
» Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M
» HP Pavilion dv7-4020ew
Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Core i5 450M
» HP Pavilion dv7-4010sw
Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Core i3 350M
» HP Pavilion dv7-1280EG
GeForce 9600M GT, Core 2 Duo P7450
» Asus F7SE
Mobility Radeon HD 3470, Core 2 Duo T5750

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)