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MSI GX740-i7247LW7P


MSI GX740-i7247LW7P
MSI GX740-i7247LW7P (GX740 Series)
Intel Core i7-720QM 4 x 1.6 - 2.8 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 700 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, GDDR5 VRAM,
4 GB 
, DDR3 PC3-8500F, 2x2048MB, max 8GB
17.00 inch 16:10, 1680 x 1050 pixel, Samsung SEC4A47, glossy: yes
Intel HM55
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9500420AS, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm
Realtek ALC888/1200 @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 Express Card 54mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: 4x Sound (headset/digital-out + SPDIF, microphone, line-out, line-in), Card Reader: 4in1
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 AGN (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 2.0
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560S
height x width x depth (in mm): 42 x 395 x 280 ( = 1.65 x 15.55 x 11.02 in)
85 Wh Lithium-Ion, 9-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 3.0 Mp
Additional features
24 Months Warranty
3.37 kg ( = 118.87 oz / 7.43 pounds), Power Supply: 800 g ( = 28.22 oz / 1.76 pounds)
1499 Euro



Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 92%, performance: 96%, features: 90%, display: 74% mobility: 56%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 71%

Reviews for the MSI GX740-i7247LW7P

82% Review MSI GX740-i7247LW7P Gaming-Notebook | Notebookcheck
Some platforms are obviously dearly loved. This is also the case for the well-known, colorful 17" Gaming Barebone from MSI. With an Intel Core i7-720QM and ATI HD5870 graphics, it celebrates its return in the GX740 and promises first class gaming performance.
94% MSI GX740 17-inch Gaming Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
If you want gaming performance and multimedia bliss at an affordable price, the MSI GX740 will get it done.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 92% performance: 97% features: 90% workmanship: 98%

Foreign Reviews

82% Test MSI GX740-i7247LW7P Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 95% display: 74% mobility: 56% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 71%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.

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


15-16 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.

3.37 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).

86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)