Notebookcheck Logo

MSI CR720-265US

Specifications

MSI CR720-265US
MSI CR720-265US (CR720 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i3-380M 2 x 2.5 GHz, Arrandale
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
3 kg ( = 105.82 oz / 6.61 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI CR720-265US

60% MSI CR720-265US 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

MSI's CR720-265US is going to have a very limited appeal only to those looking for a low cost laptop with a decent resolution on a larger screen. With the lack of dedicated graphics and Blu-ray, it certainly won't be used much for high definition media or any sort of gaming. This leaves just a small group that are just looking for a general purpose laptop.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


380M: The Core i3-380M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.53 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30":

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.


3 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 is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

 

Please share our article, every link counts!
.170

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI Katana GF66 12UC-077
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i5-12500H, 15.60", 2.25 kg
MSI Raider GE67 HX 12UGS-002
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12800HX, 15.60", 2.38 kg
MSI Raider GE76 12UGS-070
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12800HX, 15.60", 2.9 kg
MSI Prestige 14 A12UC, i7-1280P
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, 14.00", 1.29 kg
MSI Stealth GS66 12UGS-025
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i9-12900H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
MSI Katana GF66 12UE-077
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 15.60", 2.25 kg
MSI Creator Z17 A12UHST-052
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i9-12900H, 17.30", 2.5 kg
MSI Stealth GS77 12UH-088ES
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.8 kg
MSI Stealth 15M B12UE
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, 15.60", 1.85 kg
MSI GF63 Thin 11UC-447XES
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i5-11400H, 15.60", 1.86 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A12UC
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, 15.60", 1.69 kg
MSI Vector GP66 12UGS-207XFR
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 15.60", 2.38 kg
MSI Vector GP76 12UGS-618
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i9-12900HK, 17.30", 2.8 kg
MSI Katana GF76 11UG-090
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 17.30", 2.3 kg
MSI Creator M16 A12UC-284
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 16.00", 2.26 kg
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS-010
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i9-12900HX, 17.30", 3.3 kg
MSI Prestige 15 A12UD-093
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, 15.60", 1.69 kg
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i9-12900HX, 17.30", 3.3 kg
MSI Katana GF66 12UD-251
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 15.60", 2.25 kg
MSI Crosshair 15 B12UEZ
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 15.60", 2.3 kg
MSI Creator M16 A12UD-283
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 16.00", 2.26 kg
MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-049
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.5 kg
MSI Katana GF76 12UD-041
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.6 kg
MSI Pulse GL66 11UGKV-231CA
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i7-11800H, 15.60", 2.3 kg
MSI Stealth GS77 12UGS-065
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.8 kg
MSI Katana GF66 11UD-1222PL
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i5-11400H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
MSI Katana GF66 11UD-480XUA
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Tiger Lake i5-11400H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
MSI Raider GE76 12UGS-493
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.9 kg
MSI Pulse GL76 12UEK-052
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.65 kg
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2011-01-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)