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MSI GE40 Review (GTX 850M GDDR5, MS-1492 barebone) : Almost there, but not enough

23 June 2014
  • Summary: Ah. Almost there. If not for the battery issues, the MSI GE40 MS-1492 barebone could be an excellent choice for many. I hoped that the previous generation MSI GE40 battery running times will be the same here, but with the new barebone you’d get only around 2.5-3 hours tops – see the battery...
  • Pros: + Good gaming performance for $1000, close to the GTX 860M., A rather good 1080p IPS display, Keyboard is not bad., + Simple design, Additional Sata port in ODD bay, Easier to fix or upgrade then other laptops (CPU can be changed), Good battery performance of around 4-8 hours under light use (4-1...
  • Cons: – Not as fast as others for $100-$200 more (, ) – No backlit keyboard, – CPU gets real hot under full load, . Seems fixed with latest bios/firmware and Windows 7 (maybe a new Windows 8 installation will fix it too)
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Overall 9
Design 10
Value for money 8
Performance 8

Expert Review

8 January 2014
  • Conclusion: However, because it is able to perform above a good level in a relatively small and lightweight package I am happy to award the MSI GE40 our Design Award. I would like to thank MSI for this sample and hope to see more from them in the future.
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MSI GE40 2OC-009US Gaming Notebook Review: The Best of Both Worlds?

PC Perspective
11 November 2013
  • Excerpt: With few exceptions, it’s generally been taken for granted that gaming notebooks are going to be hefty devices. Portability is rarely the focus, with weight and battery life alike usually sacrificed in the interest of sheer power.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

13 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Granted, it won't win many LAN parties if someone else shows up with a much more expensive rig like an Alienware 17, but it'll give you satisfying 1,600x900 gaming if you dial back the games' eye candy a bit.
  • Pros: Good gaming performance, Attractive thin and light design, Long battery life, Good port selection
  • Cons: No optical drive, No keyboard backlighting, Screen resolution short of full HD (1080p)
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Overall 8

MSI GE40 2OC-009US

PC Magazine
14 August 2013
  • Conclusion: The MSI GE40 2OC-009US is a gaming ultrabook that delivers solid performance on the go, with a low price and a few flaws that can be overlooked.
  • Pros: Gaming ultrabook with slim portable design. Fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor. Nvidia GeForce GTX760M graphics. Decent feature set. Solid battery life.
  • Cons: Gets uncomfortably hot. Disappointing display. Awkward button bar mars otherwise decent trackpad. No keyboard backlight.
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Overall 7

MSI GE40 2OC-009US Review

LAPTOP Magazine
19 June 2013
  • Summary: However, while the MSI GE40 impressed us with its lengthy battery life and quick performance, the unit reached troubling temperatures when gaming. We would also appreciate a full aluminum design (instead of a plastic bottom) and a backlit keyboard.
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MSI GE40-2OC Dragon Eyes Laptop Review (i7-4702MQ/GTX760M)

27 June 2013
  • Excerpt: They say ‘good things come in small packages’ and if MSI have a say in it, then their new 14 inch GE40 with ‘Dragon Eyes’ will be winning your heart. This diminutive gamers laptop features the latest Nvidia GTX760M graphics, paired up with the quad core, hyperthreading enabled Intel Core i7 4702MQ.
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Лучшие ультрабуки для игр 2015 года – MSI G Series GE40

20 June 2015
  • Excerpt: MSI GE40 – весьма необычный игровой ноутбук. Несмотря на своё позиционирование на рынке устройств для геймеров, он оснащается видеокартой из линейки NVIDIA 700. Однако, благодаря проведенной производителем оптимизации, устройство можно назвать «сбалансированным» — нет перевеса в производительности у...
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Overall 7
Display 7
Ergonomics 6
Portability 5

Test: MSI GE40-2PCi78H11W7 (Notebook)

CHIP Online
22 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Fazit: Dank integrierter Core-i7-CPU und dedizierter Grafikkarte setzt das MSI GE40-2PCi78H11W7 im Test einen neuen Leistungs-Bestwert. Obwohl MSI auf einen ULV-Prozessor verzichtet, hält der Akku im Schnitt über 8 Stunden.
  • Pros: Tolle Leistung, Gute Ausstattung, Verhältnismäßig lange Akkulaufzeit
  • Cons: Kein Full-HD-Display, Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Overall 8

Обзор ноутбука MSI GE40

10 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Перед нами - компактный, но достаточно доступный игровой ноутбук, что подразумевает компромиссы в существенном количестве. Естественно, часть этих компромиссов навязывается производителем искусственно.
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