Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI CX640-i547W7P
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.
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
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%
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%
Source: PC Praxis - 6/11
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 30% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Tom's Hardware 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.
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.
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.
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