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MSI Megabook GX400

Specifications

MSI Megabook GX400Notebook: MSI Megabook GX400
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 256 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.29kg
Price: 850 euro
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 82%, features: 73%, display: 65% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook GX400

80% Review MSI GX 400 Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
80% MSI GX400 - 14.1 inches of Gaming
Source: Hardware Zone English
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%

Foreign Reviews

60% Gelegenheitsspieler
Source: PC Magazin - 11/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Test MSI GX 400 Gaming Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%
Handlicher Gaming-Laptop: MSI GX400 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2009
Rating: performance: 90% features: 80%
80% MSI GX400-7343VHP
Source: Notebookjournal German 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%

Comment

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.

» 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.


14.1":

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.


2.29 kg:

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.

MSI reviews


76%: 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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MSI Megabook GX400
MSI Megabook GX400
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)