MSI Megabook GX700
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1400 euro
Average of 10 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Megabook GX700
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.
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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%
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%
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80%
Source: PC Magazin
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: Chip.de - 2/08
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70%
Source: Notebookcheck 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
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/05/2007
Rating: performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%
Source: e-media - 22/07
Comparison, , Very Short, Date: 11/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: PC Actual 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.
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» 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.
72.8%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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