MSI Megabook GX700


MSI Megabook GX700Notebook: MSI Megabook GX700
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.538kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 72.8% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 76%, features: 78%, display: 63% mobility: 62%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook GX700

80% Review MSI Megabook GX700 Extreme Gaming Notebook | Notebookcheck
Red-hot. The MSI Megabook GX700 Extreme is a serious competitor of every modding PC. A big logo on its lid, bright-red flames everywhere you look, and a deep black case are the trademarks of the Extreme model we reviewed. So, you'll surely recognize it even from a distance. Inside the 17-inch notebook there are a Core 2 Duo processor, a nVIDIA Geforce 8600M GT, two Gigabyte RAM, a HD-DVD drive, and a matte WUXGA-display. If you prefer a more decent design, the MSI GX700 provides you with nearly the same performance, but, has a more decent case.
80% MSI GX700
Source: Techradar English
With a powerful nVidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics card in place, the MSI GX700 offers a great 3D performance, and we had no trouble running the most demanding of games. The GX700 features a screen with a 1680 x 1050-pixel resolution which, as you'd expect, results in sharper images than you'll find on many rival machines. Unusually for a consumer laptop, the 17-inch screen is a standard TFT panel. However, with powerful graphics and impressive connectivity, it is excellent value for money, and if you're seeking a gaming laptop, this is the one for you.
4 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% MSI GX700-204UK review
Source: PC Advisor English
The MSI GX700-204UK isn't the fastest machine we've seen, but it offers very good performance considering its sub-£1000 price tag. The lack of HD support may disappoint some, but the short battery life is a bigger issue making it only really suitable for use when you've got mains power nearby.
(von 5): 4, Preis 4, Ausstattung 3.5, Verarbeitung 4, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Moblität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
70% MSI GX700-225UK
Source: Techradar English
It may lack power compared to rivals, but it’s cheap. MSI's GX700-225UK (£899 inc. VAT) is a light laptop and strikes a great compromise between performance and mobility. It's still a big machine, with a 17-inch screen, but you'll be able to take it out and about if need be. The display has a resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels, which is lower than most of its rivals. Images appeared sharp, however, and the larger text and icons will suit some users.
3.5 von 5, Mobilität gut, Vearbeitung gut, Display schlecht, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

MSI GX700: Desktopersatz mit 17 Zoll
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80%
69% Rasend schnell
Source: PC Magazin German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80%
60% MSI Megabook GX700 Extreme Edition
Source: - 2/08 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70%
80% Test MSI Megabook GX700 Extreme Gaming Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 94% display: 75% mobility: 62% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 70%
Source: mobile Zeit - 5-12-2007 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/05/2007
Rating: performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%
50% HD DVD
Source: e-media - 22/07 German
Comparison, , Very Short, Date: 11/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% MSI MEGABOOK GX700-7525VHP Extreme
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 90% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
79% MSI GX700 Extreme Edition
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 69%


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 Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

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

17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.538 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit 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

72.8%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)