MSI Megabook GT725
SpecificationsNotebook: MSI Megabook GT725 (Megabook G Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850 512 MB
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1300 euro
Average of 9 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Megabook GT725
Overclock Me. MSI has recently lined up comparatively well in the mobile gaming sector. There are hardly any other manufacturers that offer such an extensive range of models, like MSI's GX- and GT-series. The GT725 thereby belongs to the best-performing laptops on offer. In the 17-inch format, equipped with ATI HD 4850 graphics and an Intel P9500 CPU overclockable up to almost 3 GHz, it makes the hearts of the gaming community beat faster.
Source: Comp Reviews
MSI's GT725-074US is a good balance between performance, features and price. This is a system that is geared towards gamers looking for a capable system that doesn't cost much. In most areas it does this job very well because they didn't try to push the system past what most laptop graphics are capable. The system design is dogs by a number of small annoyances that are just too many to not be noticed though.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
The MSI GT 725 could replace a desktop PC, especially if you connect your own input devices (which, after playing with the keyboard, I highly recommend). Its 2-hour, 49-minute battery lets it behave as an actual portable system, versus competing laptops that need to leap between outlets. And its gaming benchmarks are strong. But even though its screen is refreshingly free of glare, its slightly muted color and distinct sweet spot disappoint. Overall, the GT 725 is a competent gaming and entertainment laptop. It'll fill other roles when needed, but it seems like itself only when you're shooting 3D aliens or playing movies.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 79% features: 79%
To game well on a laptop isn't always a cheap endeavor--some might even call it a fool's way to part with his wallet. It can often seem like price is no issue for enthusiasts, but thankfully, some manufacturers are looking out for more affordable ways to get a superior gaming experience on the go. For a price below that of ultra hard-core machines, the MSI GT725-212us provides considerable gaming power, a 1080p 17-inch screen, and Blu-ray in a package that's relatively portable.
81, Leistung 90, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 70
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 70%
Remember the 15.4-inch MSI Turbobook GX600 gaming laptop with the 'turbo' overclocking button? Well, the MSI GT725 is its faster, more intimidating relative. It too packs a turbo button, which can, according to MSI, make its already powerful quad-core CPU up to 20 per cent faster than it would be in a standard laptop. It's also very well-suited to gaming and has Blu-ray playback capability, meaning it could be the ideal desktop replacement. The MSI GT725 is a fast and well-equipped laptop, with a relatively low price tag. It's definitely worth considering if gaming or media playback is a priority, but there's no getting away from the fact its closest rivals, such as the Alienware M17, are more aesthetically pleasing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 82%
MSI's GT725 proves gaming laptops don't have to to be heavy or expensive. The MSI GT725 is a laptop with a ATI Mobility Radeon 4850 inside. How unusual. It seems odd to us that so many manufacturers have stuck with Nvidia's mobile GPUs since this chipset was launched, because this AMD chip really is a remarkable piece of silicon. There's really very little to fault with this machine. It's got the power and the impressive battery life. If you're looking for a laptop for gaming, you've just found it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Laptop Mag
This feature-rich gaming rig delivers powerful graphics, Blu-ray, and a quad-core CPU at an attractive price. The MSI GT725 offers very good quad-core performance and gaming muscle for a reasonable price of $1,699. Although you could spend less on the $1,399 Gateway P-7807u and get strong gaming performance, that system lacks the MSI’s higher resolution and Blu-ray playback. We would’ve liked to seen a better designed keyboard and more responsive mouse buttons, but the GT725 is a good value.
70, Preis 80, Leistung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 90%
If ever there was a notebook that gave mixed feelings, MSI's GT725 is it. On the one hand, its potency in various usage scenarios has us going back for more - perhaps due to the fact that it scores higher in the performance stakes than my own desktop PC. On the other hand, we're anything but dazzled by the system's supposedly gamer-orientated aesthetics. Herein - literally - lies the problem. What's inside the MSI GT725 has us very impressed, the hardware combination is exactly what we'd look for in a high-end notebook. Intel's 2.53GHz processor makes light work of day-to-day tasks, 4GB of RAM is more than ample for most users, and the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850 is on the cutting edge of notebook graphics. Still, MSI's target market is the gamer that seeks acceptable frame rates on the go. Here's a notebook that scores 9,943 on 3DMark '06, and they generally don't come much quicker than that.
68, Leistung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 90%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2009
Rating: price: 90%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850:
Based on the desktop HD 4850 but with slower clock rates, the Radeon HD 4850 features DirectX 10.1 support with a relatively large 256 bit memory bus.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
The P9500 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo T9400 with only 25 Watt TDP.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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.
81.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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