MSI Megabook GX600
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1100 euro
Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Megabook GX600
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.
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%
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%
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%
Source: Hardware Zone
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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: Chip.de 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%
Source: Gamestar DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: WCM - 12/07
Single Review, , Long, Date: 12/28/2007
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Gamestar - 2/08
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/27/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2007
Rating: price: 47% performance: 70% mobility: 41% ergonomy: 22%
Source: Notebookjournal 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.
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.
15-16 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.
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.