Summary: Souped-up. MSI's CX61 multimedia notebook line gets an extensive upgrade. A Haswell CPU and current Nvidia graphics card bring the device up-to-date technologically. But did MSI put real work into fixing the predecessor's flaws, or did they simply switch out the hardware?
Pros: Fair price-performance ratio, Great application performance..., ...which is also available in battery mode, Bright, matte Full HD display, Blu-ray drive, Good WLAN, Gigabit LAN, Maintenance-friendly, MSI finally treats a device in this series to a good Full HD display.
Cons: Poor manufacturing quality, Input devices take some getting used to, High energy consumption, Rather loud under load, Background lighting for the keyboard would have been great.