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MSI Megabook GX740-408ES Black,Red 43.2 cm (17") 1680 x 1050 pixels 2.53 GHz 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 i5-460M

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A notebook, also known as laptop, is a portable computer. When you are looking for the right notebook, it is important to know where you are going to work with it. Do you want to use it on the road? Choose a model with a special energy-saving \'mobile\' processor, a good battery and a reasonably small display. This will allow you to work longer with the same battery and saves you the trouble of carrying around a large display that consumes a lot of precious battery power. Or will you be using you notebook mainly in places where you will have access to a power outlet? Then choose a desktop processor (more processing power for less money) and an ordinary battery. This will save you a lot of money, which you could then spend on a bigger screen. You\'ll work faster because you can view more information at once and it\'s great for multimedia!
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Long product name MSI Megabook GX740-408ES Black,Red 43.2 cm (17") 1680 x 1050 pixels 2.53 GHz 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 i5-460M :
The short editorial description of MSI Megabook GX740-408ES Black,Red 43.2 cm (17") 1680 x 1050 pixels 2.53 GHz 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 i5-460M

GX740-408ES - 43.18 cm (17") TFT LCD, Intel Core i5-430M, Radeon HD 5870 1GB, 2.26GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB SATA HDD, GLAN, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, 2.0MP, 3.2kg, black
MSI Megabook GX740-408ES Black,Red 43.2 cm (17") 1680 x 1050 pixels 2.53 GHz 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 i5-460M:
The official marketing text of MSI Megabook GX740-408ES Black,Red 43.2 cm (17") 1680 x 1050 pixels 2.53 GHz 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 i5-460M as supplied by the manufacturer

MSI's exclusive ECO Engine power management system
The GX740 takes advantage of the ECO Engine power management system, allowing users to select from five different usage scenarios—text processing, gaming, movie viewing, presentations, and Turbo Battery modes—and instantly obtain optimized settings for screen brightness and sleep, automatic system sleep activation, and processor performance.

Exclusive Cinema Pro Technology
Cinema Pro Technology offers consumers the finest movie viewing experience. With a simple touch of the exclusive Cinema Pro button; you may immediately switch to Movie Mode. The quality on screen will be more detailed, the richness in sound and the bass as well as SRS Premium Sound™ will be activated, providing the finest sensory of the theaters. Furthermore, the embedded high performance subwoofer design can create shocking effects.

Sleek brushed-metal design
Housing combines aluminum alloy construction and brushed metal texturing

The GX740 weighs just 3.2 kilograms (including battery), making it easier to carry than other 17” gaming notebooks in the market.

Contoured touch-style hotkeys
The GX740 uses all-new touch-sensitive hotkeys, with a housing sheathed in a glossy black finish, and no extraneous ornaments to clutter its sleek looks.

Highlighted W, A, S, D keys made for gaming
Gamers can find the direction keys as quickly as possible when the action gets hot and heavy, giving them an edge when fractions of a second matter.

Futuristic surround-sound high-fidelity speakers
The GX740 uses a special metal burnishing treatment to bring out the futuristic feel of the 3D surround-sound speakers and create visual impact.

Enjoy sight and sound like you’re there as it happens
High-end ATi Radeon HD5870 3D graphics card (with GDDR5 1GB VRAM)
By drawing on its ATi Radeon HD5870 3D graphics card (with GDDR5 1GB VRAM), the GX740 gets unrivalled visual quality and intense performance. ATi Radeon HD5870 3Dgraphics card is the first to deliver full support for Microsoft DirectX® 11, and these GPUs enable rich, realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance so you can dominate the competition.

Theater-class 5 high- quality speakers
The GX740 incorporates five SRS Premium Sound™ -certified high-fidelity speakers, ensuring that you can enjoy the most immersive, like-it’s-live aural experience when gaming, viewing movies or TV, or listening to music.

Digital/analog 7.1-channel S/PDIF output
The SRS Premium Sound™-certified audio performance, and built-in digital/analog 7.1-channel S/PDIF output ensure you get an utterly captivating aural experience.

Rich multimedia entertainment
High-Definition Multimedia Interface

The GX740‘s HDMI output not only delivers super-fast 5GB per second data rates, but it also reduces cable clutter, while ensuring the best possible video quality. By taking advantage of HDMI, the GX740 can render game scenes with spectacular clarity and realism, making it a great choice for the next generation of both PC and online games.

Newest E-SATA port
With E-SATA you can quickly and easily back up treasured photos, video, and other content to an external storage device.

Built-in 2.0 M webcam
With a 2.0M webcam built right into the GX740, you can enjoy video-enriched communications without worrying about cables and having to connect a separate device.

Independent numerical keypad
The GX740 features a numerical keypad that provides a desktop-quality typing experience. For users often needing to key in numbers, the GX740’s keyboard is a huge boon.

Convenient wireless networking
With its 802.11b/g/n(draft) wireless LAN, the GX740 provides a versatile way to connect to, browse, and retrieve data on both your own devices and the online universe.

Short summary description MSI Megabook GX740-408ES Black,Red 43.2 cm (17") 1680 x 1050 pixels 2.53 GHz 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 i5-460M:
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MSI Megabook GX740-408ES, 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5, 2.53 GHz, 43.2 cm (17"), 1680 x 1050 pixels, 4 GB, 500 GB

Long summary description MSI Megabook GX740-408ES Black,Red 43.2 cm (17") 1680 x 1050 pixels 2.53 GHz 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 i5-460M:
This is an auto-generated long summary of MSI Megabook GX740-408ES Black,Red 43.2 cm (17") 1680 x 1050 pixels 2.53 GHz 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 i5-460M based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

MSI Megabook GX740-408ES. Processor family: 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5, Processor model: i5-460M, Processor frequency: 2.53 GHz. Display diagonal: 43.2 cm (17"), Display resolution: 1680 x 1050 pixels. Internal memory: 4 GB, Internal memory type: DDR3-SDRAM. Total storage capacity: 500 GB. On-board graphics adapter, Discrete graphics adapter. Operating system installed: Windows 7 Home Premium. Product colour: Black,Red. Weight: 3.2 kg

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Higher Performance When You Need It Most
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.

Product colour *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
43.2 cm (17")
Display resolution *
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
1680 x 1050 pixels
Aspect ratio
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of a shape to its height. For example, 4:3 is common for standard displays and 16:9 is the ratio for Widescreen TV.
Processor frequency *
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
2.53 GHz
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
4th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor model *
The model number for the processor in a computer.
Processor boost frequency
The turbo boost is an automatic, managed accelleration of the processor when one of the cores is overloaded.
2.8 GHz
Processor cores
The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).
Processor threads
System bus rate
A bus is a communication system that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers. The system bus rate is the speed at which data is transferred in this communication system.
2.5 GT/s
Processor cache
3 MB
Processor cache type
Smart Cache
Processor socket
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
BGA 1288
Processor lithography
The process which is performed by the processor e.g. CPU (Central Processing Unit).
32 nm
Processor operating modes
Operating modes for the processors that place restrictions on the type and scope of operations for certain processes run by the CPU. This design allows the operating system to run with more privileges than application software.
Processor series
Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor codename
Bus type
FSB Parity
Motherboard chipset
The chipset connects the microprocessor to the rest of the motherboard.
Intel® HM55 Express
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
35 W
105 °C
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes
PCI Express slots version
PCI Express configurations
Number of Processing Die Transistors
382 M
Processing Die size
81 mm²
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio)
ECC supported by processor
Internal memory *
A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.
4 GB
Internal memory type *
The type of internal memory such as RAM, GDDR5.
Maximum internal memory *
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Memory clock speed
The frequency at which the memory (e.g. RAM) runs.
1066 MHz
Memory layout (slots x size)
The slots and size of the memory for the CPU.
2 x 2 GB
Memory slots
Number and type of memory expansion slots, including connector and memory module descriptions.
Total storage capacity *
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
500 GB
Card reader integrated *
The device includes a card reader e.g. a card reader in the disk bay of a computer or thin client to permit log-on using smart/pin cards.
Number of HDDs installed
The number of hard drives built into the device.
HDD interface
The way that a hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the rest of the computer through a 'bus' such as ATA or SCSI.
Serial ATA
Compatible memory cards
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Memory Stick (MS),MMC,SD,xD
On-board graphics adapter *
Graphics hardware which is built into the motherboard or CPU, as opposed to a separate graphics adapter (video card). On-board graphics uses CPU and RAM for graphics processing.
Discrete graphics adapter *
On-board graphics adapter model *
"Graphic adapter" is the hardware that produces images on a display. "On-board" means that the graphics adapter is intergrated inside the motherboard.
Intel® HD Graphics
Discrete graphics adapter model *
A graphics adapter (often known as a video card) generates images for a display. A discrete graphics adapter plugs into the motherboard, and usually produces much better graphics than an integrated graphics adapter. There are various models of discrete graphics adapters.
AMD Radeon HD 5850
On-board graphics adapter family
Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter base frequency
500 MHz
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)
766 MHz
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
SRS Premium Sound
Number of built-in speakers
Built-in subwoofer
The product has built-in subwoofer, which is a loudspeaker component designed to reproduce very low bass frequencies.
Bluetooth *
Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology developed to replace the cables and wires currently used to link or connect electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, and a wide variety of handheld devices including mobile phones. Because it uses radio-wave connectivity, a Bluetooth-enabled device has a constant, established connection to whatever browser it uses. This saves the user the trouble of logging on to check for emails or news updates, for example.
3G *
Third generation of mobile telecommunications technology, 3G finds application in wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls and mobile TV.
Wi-Fi *
Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
Networking features
Gigabit Ethernet
Cabling technology
Type of cable technology performance.
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
HDMI ports quantity *
The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
eSATA ports quantity
The number of ports (interfaces) for eSATA. eSATA is a a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
DVI port
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports
Number of IEEE 1394/FireWire ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The IEEE 1394 interface is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple, who called it FireWire. The 1394 interface is comparable to USB though USB has more market share. Apple first included FireWire in some of its 1999 models, and most Apple computers since the year 2000 have included FireWire ports, though, as of 2013, only the 800 version (IEEE-1394b).
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
Docking connector
Connector used to attach a mobile electronic device simultaneously to multiple external resources. The dock connector will typically carry a variety of signals and power, through a single connector, to simplify the process of docking the mobile device. A dock connector may be embedded in a mechanical fixture used to support or align the mobile device or may be at the end of a cable.
Charging port type
DC-in jack
ExpressCard slot
Port for an ExpressCard, which contain electronic circuitry and connectors to which external devices (peripherals) can be connected. The ExpressCard standard has replaced the PC Card (also known as PCMCIA) standard and has been used since 2006.
CardBus PCMCIA slot type
The type of slots for CardBus PCMCIA.
SmartCard slot
A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC) is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. Smart cards can provide identification, authentication, data storage and application processing. Smart card slots can be found in various electronic devices e.g. thin clients.
Ports & interfaces
TV out
TV tuner integrated
Device has an in-built TV tuner.
Pointing device
Keyboard number of keys
Operating system installed *
Type of operating system on a device e.g. IOS on Apple devices, Android for mobile devices.
Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor special features
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Connect to TV Wirelessly With a few clicks, Intel® Wireless Display expands your screen’s potential, linking mobile devices and laptops to TV screens wirelessly. Stream family favorites and view personal experiences while turning your device’s small screen into a superior, sharable experience.
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT) uses an extensible software architecture that allows the operating system to think the notebook has two Wi-Fi radios performing similar, but different, functions. Each virtual Wi-Fi radio is assigned a TCP/IP stack.
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Disable access to missing laptops Giving users access to corporate data and application through remote laptops boosts productivity, but it can also leave IT vulnerable to hackers and misplaced laptops. Intel® Anti-Theft Technology is built into the laptop hardware, helping IT administrators outwit thieves, even when they attempt to reimage the OS, change the boot order, or install a new hard drive. When laptops with Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) become lost or stolen, they can be remotely disabled. If the laptop is recovered, it can be quickly reactivated to normal operation.
Intel® vPro™ Technology
Leading-Edge Security for an Unwired Workplace The capabilities of Intel® vPro™ technology help IT leadership protect cloud and virtual environments from rootkits and malware threats while ensuring that their organization can keep up with workforce demands. Hardware-based features support centralized image management and administration, secure network storage, and out-of-band protection.
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Improved Performance for Threaded Software Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) makes efficient use of processor resources, enabling multiple threads to run on each core and increasing processor throughput. Available on Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel HT Technology helps run demanding applications simultaneously, protect and manage systems, and provide headroom for business growth.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Higher Performance When You Need It Most Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
See the World More Vividly Intel® Clear Video HD Technology delivers cleaner, sharper images, more natural, accurate, and vivid colors. View images as they were meant to be seen on devices featuring Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Graphics Technology.
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Add a new dimension to your viewing experience. Now you can play games and watch your favorite 3D movies with Blu-ray Stereo 3D playback using passive or active shutter 3D glasses. InTru™ 3D technology by Intel in association with Dreamworks delivers it all in 1080p full high-definition resolution on your TV over HDMI 1.4.
Intel® Insider™
Experience a whole new level of premium HD entertainment with Intel® Insider™—available exclusively with 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors.
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Create, Edit, and Share Video in a Flash Intel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make video encoding tasks—such as creating DVDs or Blu-ray discs, creating and editing 3D videos, converting 2D video files into 3D, and converting video for portable media players and social networking sites—faster and easier.
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel® Smart Cache
Improve Responsiveness with Faster Data Access With Intel® Smart Cache on the Intel® Core™ i5 processor, the shared cache is dynamically allocated to each processor core, based on workload. This efficient, dual-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from the fast cache, significantly reducing latency to frequently used data and improving performance.
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Added Security with Faster Data Encryption The Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption for better performance and less risk from timing and cache-based attacks than table-based software implementations. Intel AES-NI supports usages such as standard key lengths, standard modes of operation, and even some nonstandard or future variants.
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel 64
Execute Disable Bit
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Processor package size
34 mm
Supported instruction sets
Processor code
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
36 bit
CPU configuration (max)
Embedded options available
Graphics & IMC lithography
45 nm
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Simplify Virtualization and Reduce Overheads Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) helps make virtualization practical by eliminating performance overheads, reducing complexity, and improving security with hardware assistance. Virtualization allows multiple workloads to share a common set of resources so that a variety of workloads can co-locate while maintaining full isolation from each other.
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Simplify Virtualization and Reduce Overheads Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) helps make virtualization practical by eliminating performance overheads, reducing complexity, and improving security with hardware assistance. Virtualization allows multiple workloads to share a common set of resources so that a variety of workloads can co-locate while maintaining full isolation from each other.
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Processor ARK ID
Conflict Free processor
"Conflict free" means "DRC conflict free", which is defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules to mean products that do not contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and/or gold) that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries.
Cable lock slot
Holes on the edge of devices through which a cable lock can be passed, so the device can be locked to a desk etc.
Cable lock slot type
Password protection type
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
3.2 kg
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
395 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
278 mm
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
39.5 mm
Packaging content
AC adapter included
Other features
Infrared data port
A data port that uses infra-red data association (irDA) as the standard for wireless communications between computer and mobile phone devices. For example, to update the phone list on your irDA-enabled PC, you would line up the infra-red ports on each device and then transfer the phone information to your PC. This is a wireless transfer, so you don't need a cable or extra software.
Graphics adapter family
Characteristics of the device.
Power supply type
The type of power supply which this product uses.
Power requirements
100-240V, 50/60Hz
TV in port
HDD user password
Internal modem
Device inside a computer, cash register etc. that enables it to communicate over a network.
Source Testseek summary Average rating
2011-08-17 18:29:11
Testseek has collected 24 expert reviews for MSI Megabook GX740-408ES Black,Red 43.2 cm (17") 1680 x 1050 pixels 2.53 GHz 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 i5-460M and the average expert rating is 81 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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2011-08-17 18:29:10
Tweet MSI recently expanded its GX gaming series of laptops with the introduction of the aggressively priced 15-inch GX640 and the 17-inch GX740, with the latter available for less than £900 - not bad for a serious gaming model. But, is it any good?Th...
Good Affordable, excellent graphics performance, cool design, good keyboard...
Bad Odd screen resolution...
Bottom line This is a great performer and is a great deal cheaper than many other gaming laptops in the shops making it well worth a lookKey specs3.5mm jack, eSATA, Ethernet, FireWire, HDMI, SD, SDHC, USB, VGA, Wi-Fi, Windows 7...
2011-08-17 18:29:10
If you're after a gaming laptop, MSI is usually a good company to check out, as its machines tend to offer a lot for the money. Unfortunately this wasn't so much the case with the GT740 , which was let down by garish looks and underpowered graphics, so le...
Bottom line As already mentioned, thanks to its high clock speed the MSI GX740's Core i5 puts in quite an impressive performance, constantly nipping at the heels of the Asus G73Jh which is equipped with a Core i7 and 8GB of RAM. Though the GT740 is similarly equipped...
2011-08-17 18:29:10
MSI’s GX740 is a desktop replacement laptop, built with gaming – and little else - in mind. To this end, it's been kitted out with a moderately powerful Intel Core i5 430M processor, 4GB of RAM and, most impressively, a 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics...
Bottom line This chunky desktop replacement is great for playing games but is otherwise underpowered and has poor battery life...
2011-08-17 18:29:11
MSI’s G Series is tailored for gamers, with a high-end graphics card for excellent 3D performance and tons of power so the latest games run smooth as well as look great. The MSI GX740 looks to continue the trend, and combines a typically robust MSI bu...
2011-08-17 18:29:11
The striking design of the MSI GX740 laptop isn’t about style, sophistication or elegance – it’s about power, speed and excitement. Its bold red interior and retro-futuristic design let you know immediately that the MSI GX740 is a gaming machin, and...
Bottom line The MSI GX740 laptop offers very good build quality, fantastic gaming performance and a good sound system. However, it’s a shame that its internal Blu-ray drive isn’t backed up by a full-HD screen. Paul Monckton...
2013-02-10 02:27:39
The MSI GX740 is a gaming notebook, and is a very powerful machine featuring the Intel Core i5 processor and a high-end ATI graphics chip.The real selling point of this machine is its price, and this much power for under £1000 makes it a very affordable o...
Good Price, Design, Graphical performance, Low weight and form factor, Usability...
Bad We'd have liked Core i7 power, Lack of Blu-ray optical drive, Lack of full HD screen, Truly terrible battery life, Sticker...
Bottom line ForPriceDesignGraphical performanceLow weight and form factorUsability...
2014-04-06 03:24:54
This is coupled with a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. We'd have love to have seen the GX740 with a quad-core option, like its predecessor the GT740, but that would have taken it over the magic four-figure price barrier. Sacrificing two CPU cores s...
Good Light, excellent performance. Value for money...
Bad Not quad core. 720p screen...
Bottom line Outstanding value for a high-performance games machine, made possible by some sensible spec compromises...
2014-04-06 03:24:54
One of my favorite categories of notebooks are the gaming machines. They remind me a lot of sports cars; you get more power than most sane people really want, enough style to keep people staring at you and a price tag that reflects the premium natur...
Bottom line I really like the MSI GX740 gaming notebook. Its CPU isn’t as powerful as some of the other full gaming notebooks I have tested with desktop CPUs inside, but for the price, it performs very well. This machine is also very adept at multimedia. In fac...
2011-08-17 18:29:10
We hebben hem al in een groot aantal verschillende gedaantes op Hardware.Info besproken, maar al is de buitenkant gelijk, MSI introduceert nog altid regelmatig nieuwe versies van deze 17 inch gaming laptop, de MSI GX740.Dat de basis van de GX740 niet e...
Bottom line Voor ruim minder dan 1000 euro kun je hem al kopen: de MSI GX740-274NL. Een laptop die vooral interessant is vanwege de krachtige ATI Mobilty Radeon HD5870 videokaart. Voor het overige is hij wat minder spannend: de lage resolutie is jammer en ook de C...
2013-02-10 02:27:39
Sommige platformen zijn overduidelijk geliefd. Dit is ook het geval met de bekende, kleurrijke 17" Gaming Barebone van MSI. Met een Intel Core i7-720QM en ATI HD 5870 grafische kaart, viert deze zijn terugkeer met de GX740 en belooft eerste klas game...
Bottom line De GX740 wordt momenteel in meerdere winkels aangeboden voor prijzen vanaf 1499 euro. De structureel identieke Medion met bijna dezelfde eigenschappen kan aangeschaft worden voor een wat redelijker prijs. Gezien de prestaties lijkt dit een aantrekkelij...
2014-01-03 15:56:47
Ik heb deze laptop aangeschaft ter vervanging van mijn huidige desktop. Het doel is om hier zowel op te werken als games op te spelen. Features: zeer goed De processor is voldoende...
Good hoge resolutie, compleetheid intern...
Bad connectie naar monitor, locatie vinger afdruk...
Bottom line Qua performance zeker één van de toppers, maar qua gebruiksgemak eerder middelmatig. Zoek je een desktop-replacement om te gamen voor een budget rond de 1200€ dan is dit je machine. Gebruikt onder besturingsysteem Windows 7 x64...
2011-08-17 18:29:11
Der nächste Kandidat mit der aktuell stärksten mobilen Grafikkarte ist bereit für unseren Testparcours. Nachdem wir bereits 4 Modelle mit ATIs mobiler Variante der HD5870 im Test hatten, darunter und , muss sich nun MSIs 17 Zoll Pendant GX740 in der 1...
Good Akkulaufzeit, 3DLeistung, Displaykontrast, Anschlussportfolio, 7.1 Audio / GamingMaus...
Bad 7.1 Audio / GamingMaus, Displayhelligkeit, Lüfterlautstärke, Tastatur, Wärmeentwicklung GPU, Game Check:, Anno 1404: Venedig :, Battlefield: Bad Company 2:, Bioshock 2 :, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2:, CMR: DIRT 2 :, Far Cry 2 :, Left 4 Dead 2:, Metro 2033:, Race Driver GRID:, World in Conflict:, Erklärung, Der Gamecheck zeigt schnell und einfach, welche Spiele auf dem Notebook getestet wurden.
Bottom line MSIs "neues" Spielenotebook GX740 bietet mit der ATI Mobility Radeon HD5870 Grafikkarte eine sehr gute 3D-Performance – 7.430 3DMark Vantage Punkte (Performance). Aktuelle Angebote:Medion Akoya X7811 Core i7-820QM ( - 1299 EuroMSI GX700-i5448...
2011-08-24 02:28:01
Das MSI GX740-065NE ist ein für private Multimedia- und Gaming-Anwendungen konzipiertes Vollformat-Notebook. Das Gehäuse wird seitlich von einer markanten, feuerroten Applikation durchzogen. Die Konfiguration baut auf einen Intel Core i5-Prozessor mit...
Good schickes Design, verhältnismäßig günstig, gute GamingPerformance, markierte WASDTasten, großer, farbund kontraststarker Bildschirm, wird nur geringfügig warm, leiser Lüfter...
Bad Bildschirm nicht entspiegelt, „nur“ HD ready, verbesserungswürdiger Prozessor, schwer...
Bottom line Das MSI GX740-065NE ist ein Gaming-Notebook im mittleren Preissegment, das vor allem mit einer angemessenen Performance zu überzeugen weiß. MSI hat naturgemäß an verschiedenen Stellen gespart. Doch im Hinblick auf die gute Leistung, die nicht zuletzt...
2011-10-27 04:05:09
MSI presenta un nuovo notebook GX740 della serie Gaming, prodotto ad altissime prestazioni e caratterizzato da una CPU Intel Core i5 e una scheda video ATI HD5870 Mobile.Dopo aver recensito il prodotto gemello, il GT740 (a questo link) vi proponiamo la...
2011-08-17 18:29:10
Det helt sikkert ikke på designdelen, at MSI har kastet kræfterne efter denne laptop. GX-serien ligner sig selv, og denne GX740 kunne, rent designmæssigt, lige så godt have set dagens lys for to år siden, som for ganske nyligt.GX740 er en 17" laptop, h...
Bottom line Det er en rigtig god gaming-laptop, vi her har fat i. Den ville også være god som desktop replacement, hvis det ikke var på grund af det dårlige tastatur. Alt andet er faktisk ret godt ved den. Selv prisen er god...
2013-02-10 02:27:39
Bærbare computere fås efterhånden i et utal af varianter, men den gode gammeldags notebook lever nu stadig i bedste velgående og har kun vokset sig kræfter til den seneste tid. Vi har haft en del til test i løbet af året, og der var flere der imponered...
2014-04-06 03:24:54
У подразделения компании MSI по производству мобильных компьютеров есть широкий ассортимент линеек ноутбуков, но наибольший интерес вызывает только одна – это серия GX. Все лэптопы с этой маркировкой комплектуются наиболее производительной железной «начин...
Good практичный металлический корпус, великолепная общая производительность, превосходное качество матрицы, жесткий диск большой емкости, большое количество интерфейсов, двухлетняя гарантия, качественный встроенный звук...
Bad неудобная клавиатура, постоянный шум системы охлаждения, решетка тепловентиляции на правой стороне...
Bottom line Ноутбук MSI Megabook GX740 - это превосходная по производительности игровая станция. Он с легкостью справится с большинством современных игр в родном разрешении и на максимальных настройках. Лэптоп имеет стильный, яркий, но при этом абсолютно не пошлый ди...
2011-08-17 18:29:10
This is coupled with a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. We'd have love to have seen the GX740 with a quad-core option, like its predecessor the GT740, but that would have taken it over the magic four-figure price barrier. Sacrificing two CPU cores s...
Good Light, excellent performance. Value for money...
Bad Not quad core. 720p screen...
Bottom line Outstanding value for a high-performance games machine, made possible by some sensible spec compromises...
2011-08-17 18:29:11
The GX740 chassis is a sturdy enough design, which is more than can be said about the screen but more on that later. Its red and black colouring will be familiar to MSI gaming rig followers and its dimensions are 395mm wide x 278mm long x 33mm thick...
Good Decent GPU, good game playing laptop...
Bad Needs a higher resolution screen, odd layout of DVD eject button, unusual placement of the function key...
2011-08-17 18:29:11
MSI GX740 is the slimmest and lightest gaming laptops currently available, coming with a 17in display, weigh 3.2 kg and measures 395×278×40mm. MSI GX740 is Intel Core i5 model that supports the latest DirectX11 gaming standard. MSI GX740 features with...
2013-02-10 02:27:39
Choosing between a 17-inch laptop and a 15-inch can be very difficult, especially when you seek high performance paired with mobility and battery life. In the case of the GX640...
2013-02-10 02:27:39
Today I am going to check out the MSI GX740 gaming notebook. This big screen notebook has many features and offers very good performance. If you are in the market for a new notebook for gaming on the road and multimedia use, the MSI GX740 is worth chec...
Good Great screen, works very well for media use, Powerful GPU, Priced well...
Bad Small right shift key...
Bottom line The MSI GX740 is a fantastic notebook with the only glaring issue being the strange right shift key. If MSI would change to a better keyboard, the MSI GX740 would be almost perfect. The machine is a very capable gaming rig equally at home with multimed...
2013-02-10 02:27:40
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 perf...
Good High application and gaming performance, Top-quality surfance in brushed aluminum, Compact case, Smudge resistent, Extensive connection options, Good pointing stick...
Bad High noise level, Poorly illuminated display, Slightly limited case stability, High energy consumption, Short battery life...
Bottom line This should be the most weighty argument for the MSI GX740 as despite its first rate performance, one must also deal with a few weaknesses of this notebook. To again name a few, there is the keyboard which needs a great bit of time getting used to as well...
2013-02-10 02:27:41
Good Strong Performance, Excellent 3D Graphics Processor, Wide Range Of Peripheral Ports...
Bad Battery Pack Extends Out Back Of Laptop, Keyboard Layout Problematic For Gaming, Display Falls Short Of 1080p Video Support...
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