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MSI Megabook GX620

Specifications

MSI Megabook GX620Notebook: MSI Megabook GX620 (Megabook G Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 77.25% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 86%, performance: 82%, features: 77%, display: 65% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook GX620

70% MSI GX620: turbo boost your laptop
Source: APC Mag English
While it’s targeted at gamers, the extensive memory (4GB) and fast CPU make this a killer machine for demanding productivity applications. Unfortunately, it’s not quite the gaming powerhouse that MSI would have you believe, but for the more casual gamers out there it’ll do the job. Still, if we had two grand to blow and needed both a gaming machine and something we could take on the road, we'd be inclined to buy a budget laptop and a SFF PC for just a few dollars more.
von 10: 7, Preis 8, Ergonomie 7, Leistung 8
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% ergonomy: 70%
MSI GX620 For on-the-go gameplayers
Source: Star Techcentral English
Buying a gaming notebook is always a balancing act — on the one hand, should one spend more money and get a major kick-butt gaming notebook, or spend just enough to get a machine that you can play some current games on. The problem is that no matter how good your gaming notebook is now, it’s not going to be able to play games that will be coming out a year-and-a-half from now. Such is the case for the MSI GX620 — in reality, it’s actually a good example of a very capable gaming notebook and one that can play most last-generation games well, but not all current generation games.
Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2008
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80%
70% MSI GX620: turbo boost your laptop
Source: APC Mag English

While it’s targeted at gamers, the extensive memory (4GB) and fast CPU make this a killer machine for demanding productivity applications. Unfortunately, it’s not quite the gaming powerhouse that MSI would have you believe, but for the more casual gamers out there it’ll do the job. Still, if we had two grand to blow and needed both a gaming machine and something we could take on the road, we'd be inclined to buy a budget laptop and a SFF PC for just a few dollars more.


(von 10): 7, Preis 8, Ergonomie 7, Leistung 8
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% ergonomy: 70%
MSI GX620-027AU
Source: Gadget Zone English
Finally, the speaker quality is what you would expect from a notebook - pretty poor. However using the 7.1 channel SPDIF audio output and a good speaker system, the speaker quality is fairly trival. Besides, what self respecting gamer doesn’t use headphones anyway?
Leistung exzellent
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2008
performance: 95%

Foreign Reviews

65% Nachbrenner
Source: mobile Zeit - 1/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 50% ergonomy: 50%
85% Test MSI Megabook GX620 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 95% display: 79% mobility: 76% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 86%
82% Test: MSI Megabook GX620-9543VHP – Flotte Kiste im Aluminium-Look
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 83% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 74% workmanship: 86%
90% MSI GX620-9543VHP
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
MSI Megabook GX620
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2008
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% features: 100% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 60%
MSI GX620-notebook
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2008
performance: 60%
76% MSI GX620
Source: Laptopy.info.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 86% display: 46% mobility: 30%
80% Árbajnok hobbijátékos
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
MSI GX620 - játékos olcsóság?
Source: Nonstop Mobil HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50%

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.


15.4":

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.


2.7 kg:

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.

MSI reviews


77.25%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-09-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)