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MSI GT640-i7247W7P

Specifications

MSI GT640-i7247W7P
MSI GT640-i7247W7P (GT640 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-720QM 4 x 1.6 - 2.8 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Display
15.4 inch 16:10, 1680 x 1050 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1400 Euro

 

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Average Score: 89.5% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 83%, features: 79%, display: 55% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the MSI GT640-i7247W7P

89% Reiß die Klappe auf!
Source: PC Action - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 70% performance: 88% features: 88%
90% MSI GT640-i7247W7P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 50%
MSI GT640-i7247W7P
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% emissions: 40%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M: The GPU has 96 shader cores but only a 128 bit memory bus that supports GDDR5 memory. With DDR3 memory, the GTS 250M performs clearly worse. Because of the 40nm process (and a selection process) the 250M offers a relatively low power consumption (the 260M needs 10W more).

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.


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.  


720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4":

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.


2.8 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).


89.5%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-01- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)