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COMPUTER SYSTEMS

MSI EX-700X Notebook
By: Gabor Bernat
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    2009-03-20

    Table of Contents:
  • MSI EX-700X Notebook
  • Design and Starting it Up
  • Performance
  • Conclusion

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    MSI EX-700X Notebook


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    Notebooks are all about mobility. They are meant to let the user get the job done even while he or she is away from a power plug, and even, in some cases, compete with desktop computers. Today I have my eye on the MSI EX-700X and I wonít let it escape until Iíve reached a verdict as to how well it fulfills its purpose.

    I think I don't have to tell you why you need a laptop, so let's get down to business right away and see what you'll get if you choose the MSI EX-700 X. MSI (based in Taiwan, if you're wondering) is a "newbie" to the laptop manufacturing and mass-production business, so there's no legendary history backing up their products yet. Nonetheless, they manage to do quite well.



    The box features the specifications of the device on its side, and of course the laptop inside. The packaging is good and inspires trust; I have nothing to complain about here. Once we got the laptop outside the box, the first impression is of a nice, black, aesthetic cover. It's a simple matte black, not glossy, which should hide fingerprints; it means that you will spend less time cleaning it.



    The MSI logo with the shining metal around it looks even better once you start up the system; it lights up. But let's take a look at the specifications of this specimen:

    Processor

    Type: Intel Core 2 Duo

    Model: T5450

    Frequency: 1660 MHz

    FSB: 667 MHz

    Cache dimension: 2048 KB


    Display and Video

    Display Type: WXGA Glare

    LCD: 17 inch

    Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

    Optimal resolution: 1440 x 900 pixels

    Video Memory: Dedicated/Turbo Cache

    Video Memory (MB): 128 (on the video card) /896 (as shared with Turbo cache) MB


    HDD & RAM

    HDD: SATA 5400rpm

    HDD capacity: 250 GB

    Default memory: 2048 MB

    Maximum: 4096 MB

    RAM type: DDR2 (667 MHz)


    Multimedia


    DVD-RW

    Integrated Audio

    Card reader: SD/MMC/MS

    Web Cam


    Communication Port

    Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Modem Module

    Built-in 802.11n WLAN Card / Bluetooth Supported


    I/O Ports:

    Graphics Card Output (15-pin, D-Sub) X 1

    USB2.0 Port X 3

    Mic-in Port X 1

    Line-in Port x 1/Headphone Output X 1

    Modem Port X 1

    LAN Port X 1

    Express Card X 1

    IEEE1394 X 1

    HDMI X 1


    AC Adapter

    Output: 19V DC, 90W / Input: 100~ 240V AC, 50/60Hz universal


    Battery Pack & Life

    Li-Ion 6 cells


    Dimension & Weight

    395(L) X 278(D) X 26.5-35(H) mm

    3.4KG

    Color: Black


    Beyond this, the package also contains some CDs with drivers for the laptop.

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