The only design complaint is that it exudes heat right where most gamers place their hands while using the mouse. The M also has a PureVideo HD decode engine that provides hardware-accelerated video playback for all common high-definition formats. The GX mustered a decent 65 frames per second while playing F. On a more serio Mobile computing Previous page Next page. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. This trade-off is perplexing considering that many games require the use of the Ctrl key that MSI shrank and moved to the right to make room for a Fn key.

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With its fingerprint-gathering black aluminum chassis, red racing stripe, grilled dashboard, and plethora of gaudy advertising stickers, the GX gx30x appeal to the NASCAR crowd more than gamers. To hardcore gamers, the phrase “cheap gaming notebook” is an oxymoron. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile.

The Fx630x has one thing in common with its bigger, badder cousins: If 2GHz isn’t quick enough for you, the system includes a Turbo button that automatically overclocks the processor to 2.

The only design complaint is that it exudes heat right where most gamers place their hands while using the mouse. We found a marginally playable frame rate for Crysis on the lowest advanced-graphics settings, but the msii suffered from extreme environmental pop-up.

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But Taiwanese notebook manufacturer MSI begs to differ, hoping to blaze new trails with its GX, which is aimed at casual gamers. The silver and black dashboard above the keyboard features an illuminated power button and touch controls for media, the webcam, Bluetooth, MSI’s power-saving Eco mode, and the overclocking Turbo mode, which gives the system a slight performance boost.


If you’re watching movies or playing blockbuster games, we suggest plugging in speakers or opting for headphones to take advantage of the GX’s 7. If you’re looking for blistering frame rates, look away. And, as we expected, it performed much better with less-resource-intensive games like Civilization IV and Spore. This might not be the most exciting GPU for gamers, but it should nonetheless prove powerful enough to handle gaming at the GX’s native x display resolution.

LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast gx63x 90″ picture. Still, the panel is good enough for two people sitting next to each gz630x in front of the screen. Stick with those types of titles and you’ll have few complaints. To be fair, the GX wasn’t designed to plow through the latest first-person shooters. This low-cost notebook aimed at the casual-gaming crowd offers decent gx6330x, but its keyboard and battery life could be better.

The built-in speakers don’t get very gx630xx, which is probably a good thing considering the tinny sound and empty bottom they produced.

In an effort to provide a full numeric pad, MSI squeezed the rest of the keys into a smaller space. MSI has come up with a pretty good option in the form of its GX gaming laptop. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!

MSI GX – Review of the MSI GX

Cramped keyboard sacrifices frequently used gaming keys; Poor battery life; Old graphics drivers and nonexistent driver support; Struggles with resource-demanding games; Unimpressive overclocking. Have too many concessions been made, or does the GX strike a good balance between build quality, performance, and value?


Gx630s returns to the stock market gx60x six years. If the generally poor showing of retail outlets this Christmas is any indicator, everyone is feeling the financial crunch right now. The system’s wireless signal strength could also use improvement. The biggest difference between the GX and both its kin and the competition at large is the use of a processor from AMD rather than Intel. The overly sensitive touchpad is also too close to the keyboard, which can result in a jumpy cursor during typing.

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MSI GX630 Review

Although the M’s core and shaders run a respective 50MHz and MHz slower than those of the desktop GeForce GT, the two are essentially equivalent in terms of their capabilities. Does the gaming-centric budget configuration result in solid performance? Still, the 6-pound notebook is refreshingly light for a gaming system, and at Thanks to its Griffin core, the QL features a 3. Given the low TDP of the processor and this single-chip motherboard solution, we should be able to expect reasonable battery life from the GX