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MSi CX700


$700.00 Released March, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:AMD Radeon HD4300 GPU still holds up fairly well for light PC gaming. Good build quality - the unit as a whole feels pretty solid, Colour Film Print technology reduces scratches and scuffs. Keyboard is spacious and comfortable to type on with little noticeable flex.

The Cons:Sports older hardware that's just not as efficient or powerful as newer AMD/Intel-based laptops. Poor battery life - less than three hours on a single charge.

The CX700 is the 17" model in MSi's mid-range CX series of notebook computers. It comes with a 2.0GHz Intel Pentium dual-core processor in the United States, while globally, it comes with a higher-end Intel Core 2 Duo CPU.

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It features up to 4 GB of DDR2 RAM, and between 160 and 500 GB of hard-drive capacity. Day-to-day performance will largely depend on CPU and RAM selections, while a discrete ATI graphics chip, the Mobility Radeon HD4330, will ensure good performance in casual gaming. A webcam, 4-in-1 card reader, and WiFi are standard, while Bluetooth is optional. Windows 7 Home Premium is pre-installed.

Features 

  • 17.3" LCD (1600 x 900)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor (US: Intel Pentium dual-core, 2.0GHz)
  • Up to 4GB DDR2 RAM (US: 4 GB)
  • 160/250/320/500GB hard drive (US: 320 GB)
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD4300 graphics (512MB)
  • 1.3MP webcam
  • 4-in-1 card reader
  • WiFi
  • Optional Bluetooth 
  • Windows 7 Home Premium

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Pros
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    AMD Radeon HD4300 GPU still holds up fairly well for light PC gaming.

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    Good build quality - the unit as a whole feels pretty solid, Colour Film Print technology reduces scratches and scuffs.

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    Keyboard is spacious and comfortable to type on with little noticeable flex.

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    Good range of hard drive sizing options up to the relatively-large-for-a-laptop 500GB option.

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    Features a 1600 x 900 native display resolution rather than the standard 1366 x 768.

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    Features both VGA and HDMI video outputs.

Cons
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    Sports older hardware that's just not as efficient or powerful as newer AMD/Intel-based laptops.

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    Poor battery life - less than three hours on a single charge.

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