MSI GX740 - Intel Core i5

  • MSI GX740 - Intel Core i5
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  • Light, excellent performance. Value for money
  • Decent GPU, good game playing laptop.


  • Not quad core. 720p screen
  • Needs a higher resolution screen, odd layout of DVD eject button, unusual placement of the function key.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Pocket-lint on 80

This is a great performer and is a great deal cheaper than many other gaming laptops in the shops making it well worth a lookKey specs3.5mm jack, eSATA, Ethernet, FireWire, HDMI, SD, SDHC, USB, VGA, Wi-Fi, Windows...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

If you're after a gaming laptop, MSI is usually a good company to check out, as its machines tend to offer a lot for the money. Unfortunately this wasn't so much the case with the , which was let down by garish looks and underpowered graphics,...

By CNET UK on 80

The 17.3-inch MSI GX740 is a peculiar laptop with some curious design flaws. It may not be particularly slick, but it offers astonishing performance for the...

By Expert Reviews on 60

This chunky desktop replacement is great for playing games but is otherwise underpowered and has poor battery life....

By on 100

Outstanding value for a high-performance games machine, made possible by some sensible spec compromises...

By The Inquirer on 60

The GX740 chassis is a sturdy enough design, which is more than can be said about the screen but more on that later. Its red and black colouring will be familiar to MSI gaming rig followers and its dimensions are 395mm wide x 278mm long x 33mm...

By What Laptop TechRadar on

MSI’s G Series is tailored for gamers, with a high-end graphics card for excellent 3D performance and tons of power so the latest games run smooth as well as look great. The MSI GX740 looks to continue the trend, and combines a typically robust...

By PC Advisor on 80

The MSI GX740 laptop offers very good build quality, fantastic gaming performance and a good sound system. However, it’s a shame that its internal Blu-ray drive isn’t backed up by a full-HD screen. Paul Monckton...

By LaptopZ on

MSI GX740 is the slimmest and lightest gaming laptops currently available, coming with a 17in display, weigh 3.2 kg and measures 395×278×40mm. MSI GX740 is Intel Core i5 model that supports the latest DirectX11 gaming standard. MSI GX740...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Voor ruim minder dan 1000 euro kun je hem al kopen: de MSI GX740-274NL. Een laptop die vooral interessant is vanwege de krachtige ATI Mobilty Radeon HD5870 videokaart. Voor het overige is hij wat minder spannend: de lage resolutie is jammer en ook de...

International Review By Betabuzz on 85

Das MSI GX740-065NE ist ein Gaming-Notebook im mittleren Preissegment, das vor allem mit einer angemessenen Performance zu überzeugen weiß. MSI hat naturgemäß an verschiedenen Stellen gespart. Doch im Hinblick auf die gute Leistung,...

International Review By Alt om DATA on 80

Det er en rigtig god gaming-laptop, vi her har fat i. Den ville også være god som desktop replacement, hvis det ikke var på grund af det dårlige tastatur. Alt andet er faktisk ret godt ved den. Selv prisen er...

International Review By on

MSI presenta un nuovo notebook GX740 della serie Gaming, prodotto ad altissime prestazioni e caratterizzato da una CPU Intel Core i5 e una scheda video ATI HD5870 Mobile.Dopo aver recensito il prodotto gemello, il GT740 (a questo link) vi proponiamo...

International Review By Notebookjournal on 80

MSIs "neues" Spielenotebook GX740 bietet mit der ATI Mobility Radeon HD5870 Grafikkarte eine sehr gute 3D-Performance – 7.430 3DMark Vantage Punkte (Performance). Aktuelle Angebote:Medion Akoya X7811 Core i7-820QM ( - 1299 EuroMSI...