MSI Megabook GX600


MSI Megabook GX600Notebook: MSI Megabook GX600
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.71kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 79%, features: 75%, display: 71% mobility: 53%, workmanship: 64%, ergonomy: 62%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook GX600

80% Review MSI Megabook GX600 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Gaming performance with compromises. The MSI Megabook GX 600 is nearly completely black. It does not look that pretentious and fancy than the previously reviewed Magabook GX 700 with Extreme Gaming design. Despite the somewhat more decent look, the target group is apparent. Strikingly red W/A/S/D buttons and a big turbo button at the right side above the keyboard, support gamers.
73% MSI Turbobook GX600 review
Source: CNet English
The Turbobook GX600 is a mixed bag. It's great for anyone who does CPU-intensive work, as its overclocking feature works brilliantly and vastly improves core performance. Its graphics performance is rather average, however, so anyone who plays games might be better off with an Alienware M9750 or Dell XPS M1730.
7.3 von 10, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% workmanship: 50%
65% MSI GX600 (Core 2 Duo T7300 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Vista Home Premium)
Source: CNet English
The good: The MSI GX600 has a distinctive case design; slim profile; Turbo button gives slight performance boost; beautiful nonreflective display with a sharp resolution; Webcam; HDMI output; eSata connector; 802.11n support. The bad: Some half-size keys make typing difficult; pokey multitasking performance; frame rates suitable only to the casual gamer; mediocre battery life. The bottom line: The MSI GX600's snazzy case looks like a powerhouse gaming laptop, but its performance is better suited to the casual gamer.
6.5 von 10, Display gut, Leistung mangelhaft, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 50%
MSI GX600 Review
Source: English
The MSI GX600 is a "compact" 15.4" gaming notebook with a 512MB NVIDIA 8600M GT graphics card, and an overclockable Intel T7300 Core 2 Duo processor. This notebook offers a wide range of ports including HDMI, e-SATA, MCX for TV-Antenna, VGA, S-Video, four USB ports, one Firewire port, and LAN/Modem jacks to cover almost any device you have laying around. Probably the coolest feature which I have not seen since my 20Mhz 486 desktop is a Turbo button to overclock the machine on the fly to bump the processor speed from 2.0GHz to 2.4GHz without a restart. As you might expect with most gaming notebooks, the MSI GX600 likes to be stick out in a crowd. With its glossy black finish, flame decals, and huge MSI logo front and center it really gets noticed compared to other notebooks. The only feature that seemed to be missing was big LEDs to light up the logo, which most lecturers will love not being in their classroom.
Emissionen sehr gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2007
Rating: workmanship: 50% emissions: 90%
80% MSI GX600 Gaming Notebook (Intel Santa Rosa)
Source: Hardware Zone English
What does it mean to be a gamer? This is a question that is probably best left to our colleagues over at GameAxis for an in-depth discussion, but an unmistakable trend is that computer and video games have gone mainstream now. The gaming audience as a whole has increased substantially, but it would seem from MSI's design that they're focusing on the younger. If you're a big fan of the Need for Speed series or Fast and Furious, the GX600 may appeal.
For most consumers, we find its design may be a little too loud and crass to be carrying around. Although MSI probably wanted to make it clear that the GX600 is really meant for gaming, in our opinion, the designers overdid it.

4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 40%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test MSI Megabook GX600 Notebook
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 82% display: 78% mobility: 71% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 84%
80% MSI GX600 Turbo + T9300
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 40%
79% MSI Megabook GX600-7525HD Extreme (Notebook)
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 93% features: 99% display: 83% mobility: 42% ergonomy: 75%
84% MSI GX600-7525VHP Extreme
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Mobile Spiele
Source: WCM - 12/07 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 12/28/2007
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Notebook MSI
Source: Gamestar - 2/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/27/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Test: MSI Megabook GX 600
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2007
Rating: price: 47% performance: 70% mobility: 41% ergonomy: 22%
90% Tribal-Gamer mit Turboloch - MSI GX600 - 7525HD Extreme
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%


NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.

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.


The T9300 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and similar to the T9400 but with a lower FSB.

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

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.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.71 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

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

79%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HP Pavilion dv5t
Core 2 Duo T9400
» Zepto Znote 3415W
Core 2 Duo T9500
» Packard Bell EasyNote MB89
Core 2 Duo T7500
» Dell XPS M1530
Core 2 Duo T7250
» Asus Lamborghini VX2S
Core 2 Duo T7500
» Asus C90S
Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6600
» Asus V1S
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Asus G1S
Core 2 Duo T7500
» Zepto Znote 6625WD
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Zepto Znote 6623WD
Core 2 Duo T7700
» Acer Aspire 5920
Core 2 Duo T7300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Vostro 1500
Core 2 Duo T7300, 3.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire 6920G-594G32Bn
Core 2 Duo T5900, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2008-12
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi5
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 4.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X200-24V
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.1", 3.8 kg
» LG R700
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X200-219
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR61ZU
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Maxdata Belinea 5
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4
Core 2 Duo T8100, 17.1", 4.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR51SU
Core 2 Duo T7700, 17.1", 3.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi3
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 4.5 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-11L
Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 4.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 9920G
Core 2 Duo T7300, 20.1", 6.9 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-10E
Core 2 Duo T7300, 17.1", 4.4 kg
» Dell Vostro 1700
Core 2 Duo T7100, 17.1", 3.5 kg


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2007-11-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)