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MSI Megabook EX620

Specifications

MSI Megabook EX620Notebook: MSI Megabook EX620 (Megabook E Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 75.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 67%, features: 81%, display: 70% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook EX620

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%

Foreign Reviews

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

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.

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

» 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.


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.

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


16.0":

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.


2.7 kg:

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.

MSI reviews


75.14%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-05-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)