To be fair, the GX wasn’t designed to plow through the latest first-person shooters. To hardcore gamers, the phrase “cheap gaming notebook” is an oxymoron. The overly sensitive touchpad is also too close to the keyboard, which can result in a jumpy cursor during typing. While the MCP77 has wired networking covered, it doesn’t offer anything on the wireless front. No Interruptions Day Shortbread.

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The performance is decent for the price, and this notebook has some style, but the cramped keyboard will be a deal breaker for many.

The GX mustered a decent 65 frames per second while playing F. That’s what we aim to find out.

MSI GX – Review of the MSI GX

Stick with those types of titles and you’ll have few complaints. FPS gamers won’t appreciate the inconvenience of remapping or relearning controls. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing We found a marginally playable frame rate for Crysis on the lowest advanced-graphics settings, but the game suffered from extreme environmental pop-up.

Wrapped in a surprisingly light It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Customize The Tech Report If 2GHz isn’t quick enough for you, the system includes a Turbo button that automatically overclocks the processor to 2. The MCP77 also includes an integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller, so there’s no need to power an auxiliary networking chip.

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MSI’s GX gaming notebook – The Tech Report – Page 1

Review To hardcore gamers, the phrase “cheap gaming notebook” is an oxymoron. Cramped keyboard sacrifices frequently used gaming keys; Poor battery life; Old graphics drivers and nonexistent driver support; Struggles with resource-demanding games; Unimpressive overclocking.

Steam names the best-selling games of The GX has one thing in common with its bigger, badder cousins: The system’s wireless signal strength could also use improvement. MSI uses the term Turbo Mode loosely; when enabled, it brought up the benchmarking performance by points. If you’re watching movies or playing blockbuster games, we suggest plugging in speakers or opting for headphones to take advantage of the GX’s 7.

On a more serio To be fair, the GX wasn’t designed to plow through the latest first-person shooters. If you’re looking for blistering frame rates, look away.

The biggest difference between the GX and both its kin and the competition at large is the use of a processor from AMD rather than Intel. The GX is the one of the few members of this family to use an AMD processor; the GX line employs Intel processors and chipsets, and comes with higher prices, to boot.

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Nvidia recommends using the latest drivers approved by MSI, but the company hasn’t bothered to provide anything newer than the drivers that shipped with the system. The silver and black dashboard above the keyboard features an illuminated power button and touch controls for media, the webcam, Smi, MSI’s power-saving Eco mode, and the overclocking Turbo mode, which gives the system a slight performance boost.

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MSI’s GX630 gaming notebook

LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. If the generally poor showing of retail outlets this Christmas is any indicator, everyone is feeling the financial crunch msl now.

Even casual gamers are likely try to play Call of DutyPrince of Persiaor Mirror’s Edgeand on this system, they’ll be disappointed.

Our favorite gaming laptop right now is beautiful, powerful and portable. With its fingerprint-gathering black aluminum chassis, red racing stripe, grilled dashboard, and plethora of ksi advertising stickers, the GX would appeal to the NASCAR crowd more than gamers.

The overly sensitive touchpad is also too close to the keyboard, which can result in a jumpy cursor during typing. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! The screen performed brilliantly while displaying bright explosions or tropical settings, but the reflective surface can be bothersome when watching darker scenes and while viewing from wider angles.

The built-in speakers don’t get very loud, which is probably a good thing considering the tinny sound and empty bottom they produced.

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