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MSI CX72 Series

MSI CX72 6QD-080XESProcessor: Intel Core i5 7200U, Intel Core i7 6700HQ, Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Display: 0 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 799 euro
Average Score: 77.4% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)
: - %, performance: 71%, features: 55%, display: 74%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 93%

 

MSI CX72 6QD

Specifications

Notebook: MSI CX72 6QD
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Nvidia GeForce 940MX DDR3 Review - inside the MSI CX72 | Notebookcheck
We had the chance to test the new GeForce 940MX inside a pre-sample of the MSI CX72 notebook. We use the following article to compare it with the old GeForce 940M, show numerous benchmarks and check what games can be smoothly played with the DDR3 version of the 940MX.

 

MSI CX72-7QL

Specifications

Notebook: MSI CX72-7QL
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 0 inch, , x pixels
Weight: 0kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Kaby Lake (Core i7-7500U) Review: Skylake on Steroids | Notebookcheck
Surprisingly powerful. Not a new architecture and not a new process – but Intel's gently optimized Kaby Lake generation still manages a significant frequency and performance jump. We tested the new Core i7-7500U. Update 09/12/2016: New benchmarks of the Core i5-7200U.

 

MSI CX72-7QLi581

Specifications

MSI CX72-7QLi581Notebook: MSI CX72-7QLi581
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2048 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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77.4% MSI CX72-7QLi581 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
All-rounder. The CX72 is a 17.3-inch notebook destined to sit on the home-office table. The laptop has low heat and noise emissions and a powerful Kaby Lake processor, but the display is lacking. We will find out more about this model in our detailed review.

 

MSI CX72 6QD-080XES

Specifications

MSI CX72 6QD-080XESNotebook: MSI CX72 6QD-080XES
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

[Análisis] MSI CX72 6QD-080X, un portátil gaming de 17.3'' a precio de regalo
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; large screen; nice display; good hardware; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2017
MSI CX72 6QD-080XES. Portátil 17,3" potente económico (670 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2017

 

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).


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: Mid-range laptop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. Compared to the older 940M, the MX now also supports GDDR5 graphics memory and maybe slightly faster clock speeds.Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.Intel Core i5:

7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.8 kg:

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

2.8 kg:


77.4%: 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.

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

Asus X756UQ-TY355T
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 7200U
Medion Akoya P7645-30022215
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 7200U
Acer Aspire F5-771G-31JJ
GeForce 940MX, Core i3 7100U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus Vivobook 17 A705UQ-BX109T
GeForce 940MX, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 2.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Dell Inspiron 15 7570-0CH38
GeForce 940MX, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 15.6", 2 kg
HP Pavilion 14-bf105ns
GeForce 940MX, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 14", 1.6 kg
HP Pavilion 15-ck007ns
GeForce 940MX, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKB-80XL03L4SP
GeForce 940MX, Core i3 7130U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ702T
GeForce 940MX, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 15.6", 1.7 kg
HP Pavilion 14-bf108ns
GeForce 940MX, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 14", 0 kg
HP Pavilion 14-bf014ns
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 14", 1.5 kg
HP Pavilion 15-cc504ur
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 1.9 kg
HP Pavilion 15-ck015ns
GeForce 940MX, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 15.6", 1.77 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 520-15IKB-80YL00MNSP
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ-BQ178T
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 1.7 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 520-15IKB-80YL00MMSP
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 320-15IKBN-80XL02U2SP
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus A442UQ-FA020T
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 14", 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire E5-576G-36WC
GeForce 940MX, Core i3 7130U, 15.6", 2.13 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-51LK
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Dell Vostro 15 5568-V4F8F
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 1.98 kg
Asus UX410UQ-GV045R
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 14", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-35NN
GeForce 940MX, Core i3 6006U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
HP Pavilion 15-cc108ng
GeForce 940MX, Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Asus X542UQ-DM284
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2.15 kg
Asus VivoBook X510UQ-BR594T
GeForce 940MX, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, 15.6", 1.7 kg
HP Pavilion 15-au120tx
GeForce 940MX, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus X542UQ
GeForce 940MX, Core i3 7100U, 15.6", 2.15 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 520s-14IKB-80X2002VCK
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 14", 1.7 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-07-29 (Update: 2017-07-29)