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MSI CX640-i547W7P


MSI CX640-i547W7P
MSI CX640-i547W7P (CX640 Series)
Intel Core i5-2410M 2 x 2.3 - 2.9 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M - 1024 MB, Core: 600 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, ForceWare 266.39, DDR3, Nvidia Optimus + Intel GMA HD 3000 (,
4096 MB 
, Manufactuer: Elixir, DDR3-10660, 1333 MHz, maximum 8 GB, 2 slots
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, SEC3651, Manufacturer: Seiko Epson, diagonal: 39.6 cm, LED, WXGA, glossy: yes
Intel HM65
Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B HTS545050B9A300, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Travelstar 5K500, SATA 2
Conexant SmartAudio HD
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphone output, microphone input, Card Reader: MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS, MS PRO, HG, RJ-45
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4)
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.1 x 380 x 260 ( = 1.07 x 14.96 x 10.24 in)
47 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6 cells, 4400 mAh, 10.8 Volt, type: A32-A15
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
Notebook, 90 Watt mains adaptor with power cable, handbooks, driver and software DVD, 6-cell battery, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, FastStone Capture, Norton Internet Security (trial version), Norton Online Backup, Nuance PDF Reader, Time Stamp, Windows Live Essentials, 24 Months Warranty, Warranty includes Pick-up and Return, colour: black or silver, 2 speakers (SRS Premium Sound)
2.54 kg ( = 89.6 oz / 5.6 pounds), Power Supply: 355 g ( = 12.52 oz / 0.78 pounds)
649 Euro



Average Score: 81.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: 61%, display: 55% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the MSI CX640-i547W7P

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
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%

Foreign Reviews

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%
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


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. 

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.


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).

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


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

2.54 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).

81.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-19 (Update: 2012-07-18)