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MSI CX640 Series

MSI CX640MX-232UKProcessor: Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 410M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.54kg, 2.6kg
Price: 500, 649, 700, 800 euro
Average Score: 79.87% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 73%, features: 68%, display: 53%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 57%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: 88%

 

MSI CX640

Specifications

MSI CX640Notebook: MSI CX640
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CX640 (Model)

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% MSI CX640
Source: ITP English
Considering its retail price and healthy performance, the CX640 is a sensible buy for cash strapped users.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 100%

Foreign Reviews

Ноутбук MSI CX640: тест первой модели MSI на Sandy Bridge
Source: Zoom RU→EN
performance and battery runtime very good
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2011
MSI CX640
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Display and speaker good, keyboard and fan bad
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2011

 

MSI CX640-i547W7P

Specifications

MSI CX640-i547W7PNotebook: MSI CX640-i547W7P
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.54kg
Price: 649 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 82.5% - good

Average of 8 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

78% Review MSI CX640 Notebook (GT 520M) | Notebookcheck
Allrounder? The MSI CX640 is aimed at the multimedia notebook market, with its 15.6-inch display, new Intel Core i5-2410M, dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 520M GPU and Optimus graphics switching. We take a detailed look at the newcomer from Taiwan and weigh up its good and bad qualities.
MSI CX640 Laptop Review (Core i5/Nvidia)
Source: Kitguru English
To end on a positive note, the speaker system is rather impressive and we were surprised with the quality of the overall sound, especially in the lower mid range registers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/01/2011
MSI CX640 Laptop Review (Core i5/Nvidia)
Source: Kitguru English
To end on a positive note, the speaker system is rather impressive and we were surprised with the quality of the overall sound, especially in the lower mid range registers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/01/2011
70% MSI CX640 review
Source: CNet English
The MSI CX640 may not be the prettiest 15.6-inch laptop around, or the sveltest, but it certainly offers decent performance. Running on an Intel Core i5 processor, it'll set you back around £600. If you're after a relatively affordable desktop-replacement laptop, the MSI CX640 is worth considering. Just bear in mind that you'll have to learn to love its appearance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% MSI CX640 review
Source: CNet English
The MSI CX640 may not be the prettiest 15.6-inch laptop around, or the sveltest, but it certainly offers decent performance. Running on an Intel Core i5 processor, it'll set you back around £600. If you're after a relatively affordable desktop-replacement laptop, the MSI CX640 is worth considering. Just bear in mind that you'll have to learn to love its appearance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% MSI CX640 15.6-inch Notebook Review
Source: Tweaktown English
Out of the box the CX640 carries with it a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. There's a bit of bloat ware, but nothing too major that you might find yourself uninstalling quickly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% MSI CX640 15.6-inch Notebook Review
Source: Tweaktown English
Out of the box the CX640 carries with it a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. There's a bit of bloat ware, but nothing too major that you might find yourself uninstalling quickly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

92% Turbomodus für unterwegs
Source: PC Praxis - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%
92% Turbomodus für unterwegs
Source: PC Praxis - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%
78% Test MSI CX640 Notebook (GT 520M)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 79% display: 68% mobility: 83% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 74% emissions: 88%
78% Test MSI CX640 Notebook (GT 520M)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 79% display: 68% mobility: 83% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 74% emissions: 88%
MSI CX640-i547W7P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 30% ergonomy: 50%
MSI CX640-i547W7P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 30% ergonomy: 50%
MSI CX640 im Einzeltest: Gut ausgestatteter Plastikbomber sucht Konzept
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Equipment good, cpu weak, workmanship and bad
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2011
MSI CX640 im Einzeltest: Gut ausgestatteter Plastikbomber sucht Konzept
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Equipment good, cpu weak, workmanship and bad
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2011

 

MSI CX640-018UK

Specifications

MSI CX640-018UKNotebook: MSI CX640-018UK
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% MSI CX640 Sandy Bridge notebook review
Source: Hexus English
On the face of it, MSI's good-looking CX640 laptop has most of the bases covered. £600 is a reasonable outlay for a 15.6in machine with an Intel Core i5 2410M chip, discrete GeForce GT 520M 1GB graphics card, 4GB RAM, USB 3.0, and 500GB hard-drive. But specifications are just one part of a modern laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% MSI CX640-018UK review
Source: Techradar English
Aside from a keyboard that lacks the quality we'd like to see, the CX640 has no significant downsides. The combination of excellent performance, long battery life, vibrant screen and solid build makes this a fantastic all-round laptop that will suit a variety of tastes and users. Most importantly, it will handle anything you care to throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI CX640-021FR

Specifications

MSI CX640-021FRNotebook: MSI CX640-021FR
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI CX640-021FR
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI CX640-071US

Specifications

MSI CX640-071USNotebook: MSI CX640-071US
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

游戏影音都出色 测15寸新品微星CX640
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2011
80% MSi CX640
Source: Laptopworld.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI CX640MX-232UK

Specifications

MSI CX640MX-232UKNotebook: MSI CX640MX-232UK
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 410M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CX640MX-232UK (Model)

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI CX640MX review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI CX640MX may only be a sub-£400 laptop, but it manages to get the formula exactly right. Hitting the balance between style, performance and usability, this feels like it should cost at least another hundred pounds.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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).


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M: Entry level graphics card based on the new GF119 chip with a 64 Bit memory bus or on the GF108 with 128 Bit memory bus but lower clock rates. 

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

NVIDIA GeForce 410M: Entry level graphics card based on the GF119 chip but compared to the 520M with lower clock rates.

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


Intel Core i5:

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

Intel Core i3:

2310M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).

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


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


79.87%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)