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MSI Megabook M677

Specifications

MSI Megabook M677Notebook: MSI Megabook M677
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 77%, features: 83%, display: 84% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook M677

Gaming Notebook Roundup
Source: Inside HW English
MSI MegaBook M677 Crystal is already well-known, since it is a model from the special Crystal series. This mobile computer has an extra-fine finish, with the lid in the “piano” style and decorated with Swarovski crystals. This gives it an extremely elegant looks. All 3 MSI models have the same graphics subsystem – nVidia GeForce Go 7600, which guarantees fine performance. As it is a bit more expensive than the L735 model, it is clear that it will only be interesting to the fashion-conscious gamers or female ones.
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Preis/Leistung mäßig, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2007
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80%
50% MSI Q677 Crystal Edition
Source: PC Mag English
The MSI Q677 Crystal Edition isn't available at your local Best Buy or Circuit City. MSI laptops are plagued by the same hurdles as ASUS's laptops are: lack of retail presence, direct sales, or Web availability. At least ASUS laptops are beginning to show up in retail channels such as Best Buy. Overall, the Q677 is a formidably equipped media laptop that isn't outrageously priced and deserves some recognition for its aesthetics. However, its middling performance and limited availability are factors that will make consumers flock to the Dells and HPs instead.
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2.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 70% performance: 60%

Foreign Reviews

86% MSI Megabook M677 (T5012VHP)
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 86% features: 83% display: 87% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 86%
The MSI Megabook M677 provides affordable performance for Vista
Source: PC Plus German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 is a middle class video card of the 7000 series and suited for games of the year 2006. The performance is very similar to ATI X1600 / X1700. Compared to the desktop 7600 it is clearly slower.

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.


AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.


TL-50: In 90nm produced dual core processor with a low clock rate of 1.6 GHz. The TL-50 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.» 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.


2.9 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


68%: 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.

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

» Asus F3U
Turion 64 X2 TL-56
» Asus F3T
Turion 64 X2 TL-56
» Acer TravelMate 4262WLMi
Core Duo T2300
» Asus A6T
Turion 64 X2 TL-52
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE41S
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Acer Aspire 5685WLMI
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE91S
Core 2 Duo T5600
» Alienware Area-51 m5550i
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE41Z
Core 2 Duo T7200
» MSI Megabook M675
Turion 64 X2 TL-52
» Acer TravelMate 4285WLMi
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Acer Aspire 5683WLMi
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE31Z
Core 2 Duo T5600
» Toshiba Satellite A100-979
Core 2 Duo T5600
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE31M
Core 2 Duo T5600
» Acer TravelMate 4260
Core Duo T2300
» Asus F3JM
Core 2 Duo T5600
» Zepto Znote 2425W
Core Duo T2400
» Asus Z9201T
Turion 64 X2 TL-52
» Asus A6JM
Core Duo T2400
» Sony Vaio VGN-FE21M
Core Duo T2300
» Acer Aspire 5650
Core Duo T2300
» Acer Aspire 5652WLMi
Core Duo T2300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Qosmio F30-147
Core 2 Duo T7200, 4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio F30
Core Duo T2400, 4.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite P200-10T
Core 2 Duo T5500, 17.1", 3.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P200-144
Core 2 Duo T7200, 17.1", 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9341eu
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 17.1", 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P100-102
Core Duo T2400, 17.1", 3.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)