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MSI Megabook GX600

Specifications

MSI Megabook GX600
MSI Megabook GX600
Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2 x 2.5 GHz @ 2.75 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - 512 MB VRAM, Core: 500 MHz, Memory: 400 MHz, DDR2, 7.15.11.5609 (Forceware 156.09)
Memory
3 GB 
, DDR2 PC5300, 1024x2048MB, max.4096MB
Display
15.40 inch 16:10, 1680 x 1050 pixel, WSXGA+, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel PM965
Storage
320 GB - 5400 rpm, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm, WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0
Soundcard
Realtek ALC888
Connections
1 Express Card 54mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 S-Video, Agere Systems HDA 56k Modem Modem, 2 Kensington Lock, 1 Serial Port, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Kopfhörer und Mikrofon, Card Reader: 4in1, eSATA
Networking
Realtek RTL8168C/8111C Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 1
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 32 x 259 x 358 ( = 1.26 x 10.2 x 14.09 in)
Battery
52 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10,8V, 4800 mAh, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
Additional features
Lord of the Rings Online TRIAL, Colin McRae DIRT, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Windows Vista Home Premium, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.71 kg ( = 95.59 oz / 5.97 pounds), Power Supply: 820 g ( = 28.92 oz / 1.81 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 79%, features: 75%, display: 71% mobility: 53%, workmanship: 64%, ergonomy: 62%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook GX600

80% Review MSI Megabook GX600 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Gaming performance with compromises. The MSI Megabook GX 600 is nearly completely black. It does not look that pretentious and fancy than the previously reviewed Magabook GX 700 with Extreme Gaming design. Despite the somewhat more decent look, the target group is apparent. Strikingly red W/A/S/D buttons and a big turbo button at the right side above the keyboard, support gamers.
73% MSI Turbobook GX600 review
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
The Turbobook GX600 is a mixed bag. It's great for anyone who does CPU-intensive work, as its overclocking feature works brilliantly and vastly improves core performance. Its graphics performance is rather average, however, so anyone who plays games might be better off with an Alienware M9750 or Dell XPS M1730.
7.3 von 10, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% workmanship: 50%
65% MSI GX600 (Core 2 Duo T7300 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Vista Home Premium)
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
The good: The MSI GX600 has a distinctive case design; slim profile; Turbo button gives slight performance boost; beautiful nonreflective display with a sharp resolution; Webcam; HDMI output; eSata connector; 802.11n support. The bad: Some half-size keys make typing difficult; pokey multitasking performance; frame rates suitable only to the casual gamer; mediocre battery life. The bottom line: The MSI GX600's snazzy case looks like a powerhouse gaming laptop, but its performance is better suited to the casual gamer.
6.5 von 10, Display gut, Leistung mangelhaft, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 50%
MSI GX600 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English Archive.org version
The MSI GX600 is a "compact" 15.4" gaming notebook with a 512MB NVIDIA 8600M GT graphics card, and an overclockable Intel T7300 Core 2 Duo processor. This notebook offers a wide range of ports including HDMI, e-SATA, MCX for TV-Antenna, VGA, S-Video, four USB ports, one Firewire port, and LAN/Modem jacks to cover almost any device you have laying around. Probably the coolest feature which I have not seen since my 20Mhz 486 desktop is a Turbo button to overclock the machine on the fly to bump the processor speed from 2.0GHz to 2.4GHz without a restart. As you might expect with most gaming notebooks, the MSI GX600 likes to be stick out in a crowd. With its glossy black finish, flame decals, and huge MSI logo front and center it really gets noticed compared to other notebooks. The only feature that seemed to be missing was big LEDs to light up the logo, which most lecturers will love not being in their classroom.
Emissionen sehr gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2007
Rating: workmanship: 50% emissions: 90%
80% MSI GX600 Gaming Notebook (Intel Santa Rosa)
Source: Hardware Zone English Archive.org version
What does it mean to be a gamer? This is a question that is probably best left to our colleagues over at GameAxis for an in-depth discussion, but an unmistakable trend is that computer and video games have gone mainstream now. The gaming audience as a whole has increased substantially, but it would seem from MSI's design that they're focusing on the younger. If you're a big fan of the Need for Speed series or Fast and Furious, the GX600 may appeal.
For most consumers, we find its design may be a little too loud and crass to be carrying around. Although MSI probably wanted to make it clear that the GX600 is really meant for gaming, in our opinion, the designers overdid it.

4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 40%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test MSI Megabook GX600 Notebook
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 82% display: 78% mobility: 71% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 84%
80% MSI GX600 Turbo + T9300
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 40%
79% MSI Megabook GX600-7525HD Extreme (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 93% features: 99% display: 83% mobility: 42% ergonomy: 75%
84% MSI GX600-7525VHP Extreme
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Mobile Spiele
Source: WCM - 12/07 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 12/28/2007
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Notebook MSI
Source: Gamestar - 2/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/27/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Test: MSI Megabook GX 600
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2007
Rating: price: 47% performance: 70% mobility: 41% ergonomy: 22%
90% Tribal-Gamer mit Turboloch - MSI GX600 - 7525HD Extreme
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T9300:

The T9300 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and similar to the T9400 but with a lower FSB.

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


15.40":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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


2.71 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


79%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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MSI Megabook GX600
MSI Megabook GX600
Stefan Hinum, 2007-11-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)