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MSI GE40 2OC-009US - Gaming Laptop [Review]

15 Jun 20130 comments

MSI announced a new gaming laptop called 'MSI -GE40 2OC-009US' in the United States Market. Packed with features like 4th generation core i7 processor, GeForce GTX Grpahics, Hybrid storage, red LED behind the screen, built in audio amplifier. Its priced at $1400.

Product Specification
4th Gen Intel Core i7 3.4 Ghz processor with 6MB cache, Windows 8 Operating system, 14 inch HD Display with 1600 x 900 resolution, Intel chipset, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2GB GDDR5 GPU, 2x Sound Blaster speakers, 8GB DDR3 RAM, Hybrid storage system (128GB SSD + 750GB HDD), WiFi, Bluetooth, SD card reader, 720P HD Webcam, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, 6 Cell battery pack, 4.4 lbs weight.


Review on MSI GE40 2OC-009US

GOOD
We like its Intel Core i7 3.4 Ghz (4th generation, enough cache memory, Good for playing games), Windows 8 OS with upgrade option to Windows 8 Pro. We also like the display part nice resolution and the good aspect ration of 16:9(Good for watching HD movies and playing games), Chipset of Intel and the 2GB of GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphics works well will with action games on the laptop side, 2x Blaster speaker sounds nice (built in audio amplifier works well), 8GB RAM more than enough, More storage space 2 set of hard disk on is SSD and other is normal HDD both are sata (Operating system is loaded in the 128GB SSD so it boots up and run apps faster and the 750 GB will save the games, movies, pics and songs nice work from MSI), Webcam is good for video chat, 2 ports of USB 3.0 nice options. we also like the dragon eyed LED design behind the screen it give the laptop nice aggressive look. both headset jack and mic port is gold plated and the mouse pad give chrome finish and the keyboard is easy to use.

BAD
Very disappointed with no optical drive but the MSI GE40 2OC-008US has an optical drive. we do not why its avoided here (any way you have to buy an external optical drive), laptop make looks like poor plastic (not a premium look), 6 Cell battery not enough battery backup on gaming, normal usage give nice backup (expected 8 cell since its a gaming laptop) and its seems to be heavy.

VERDICT
This laptop offer more space, powerful enough, nice graphics, sounds good and all the ports are included. But no optical drive, less battery power and little heavy and the overall design made us very sad. If you look on the processor side, graphics and storage this will do the job only thing is that you have to buy an extra optical drive.

We gave it 7/10

source and image via MSI
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