MSI Megabook GX400
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Megabook GX400
Occasional Gamer. With the launch of the GX and GT series, MSI continues to take greater control of the gaming sector. The company has a wide product range, which helps in fulfilling the needs of the many enthusiastic gamers, who enjoy playing on the laptop. Whether the buyer chooses a big, high performance gaming machine or a smaller, far more handy, but still good performance laptop, like the MSI GX 400, he/she is almost always certain to find the perfect laptop in MSI's laptops' category.
Source: Hardware Zone
If we were to go by the performance numbers alone, the MSI GX400 would indeed seem to be a worthy purchase for those itching for a gaming notebook on the go. Sadly, we wished that the design aesthetics could have been slightly better, with more consideration towards the physical aspects like the position of the keyboard and the trackpad, but we're pretty much fine with everything else. The non-glossy inner surface is certainly a boon for fingerprint haters with its non-visible smudge material and we just can't get enough of that. Retailing at a reasonable local price of S$2,445, the GX400 delivers the performance that you would expect from a different class of notebooks at a form factor that's quite portable. While it doesn't look as pretty as some other notebooks from other manufacturers, it still manages to do a convincing job of being a decent notebook that's all but ready to get you going places.
80, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
Source: PC Magazin - 11/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 89% display: 72% mobility: 76% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 74%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2009
Rating: performance: 90% features: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 70%
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.
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.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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