MSI GT740-021UK reviews and prices: 17" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 3 reviews.
MSI GT740-021UK with Intel Core i7 i7-720QM 1.6 GHz Quad Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 640GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. Blu-ray combo See full product description

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Ronne, Great Yarmouth Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Looks performance cant fault these aspects plays every game I throw at it sound is brilliant as is movie playback eco
modes work well overall I am very pleased with my purchase
Bad points:
Could have done with windows 7 ultimate so you can use all the ram a full year of norton would have been nice also
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Mar 2010

Tony, Bideford Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fast, large hard drive, nice display, reasonably good sound. Extremely well thought out design... like the touch pad buttons - very nice.
Bad points:
BluRay drive is ROM only ... would like Sony's approach of R/W BluRay ... also, the side button on the drive is easily touched accidentally causing the drive to eject.
Display colour balance is different from my previous laptop which caused a few frights on my HD video editing.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 640
Number of cores Quad
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i7
Processor number i7-720QM
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.6
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray combo
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Weight (kg) 3.5
Graphics card brand nVidia
Graphics card model number NVIDIA GEFORCE GTS250M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 1024
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series PM55
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Release date 40169

Also known as: MSI Gaming-GT740

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Manufacturer's Description

The latest Intel Core i7 Processor Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 17" TFT-LCD Widescreen Display Exclusive ECO Engine Power Management System Exclusive Cinema Pro Technology Housing combines aluminum alloy construction and brushed metal texturing High-end nVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M discrete graphics card (with DDR3 1GB VRAM) 5 SRS Premium Sound -certified high-fidelity speakers HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Output Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixel Webcam 802.11 b/g/draft-n Wireless LAN with BluetoothThe GT740 uses the most advanced Intel Core i7 processor, and is the worlds performance leader among gaming laptops, giving users the ultimate experience in speed.

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MSI’s exclusive ECO Engine power management system

The GT740 takes advantage of the ECO Engine power management system, allowing users to select from five different usage scenariostext processing, gaming, movie viewing, presentations, and Turbo Battery modesand instantly obtain optimized settings for screen brightness and sleep, automatic system sleep activation, and processor performance.

Exclusive Cinema Pro Technology

Cinema Pro Technology offers consumers the finest movie viewing experience. With a simple touch of the exclusive Cinema Pro button; you may immediately switch to Movie Mode. The quality on screen will be more detailed, the richness in sound and the bass as well as SRS Premium Sound will be activated, providing the finest sensory of the theaters. Furthermore, the embedded high performance subwoofer design can create shocking effects.

Sleek brushed-metal design
Housing combines aluminum alloy construction and brushed metal texturing Contoured touch-style hotkeys

The GT740 weighs just 3.2 kilograms (including battery), making it easier to carry than other 17" gaming notebooks in the market.

The GT740 uses all-new touch-sensitive hotkeys, with a housing sheathed in a glossy black finish, and no extraneous ornaments to clutter its sleek looks.

Highlighted W, A, S, D keys made for gaming
Gamers can find the direction keys as quickly as possible when the action gets hot and heavy, giving them an edge when fractions of a second matter.

Futuristic surround-sound high-fidelity speakers
The GT740 uses a special metal burnishing treatment to bring out the futuristic feel of the 3D surround-sound speakers and create visual impact.

Enjoy sight and sound like youre there as it happens

High-end nVIDIA Geforce GTS 250M 3D discrete graphics card (with DDR3 1GB VRAM)
When youre gaming, the incredibly fluid, exquisitely crisp, ultra-realistic rendering of even the most complex and dynamic 3D scenes will make for an immersive experience at a whole new level!

Theater-class 5 high- quality speakers
The GT740 incorporates five SRS Premium Sound -certified high-fidelity speakers, ensuring that you can enjoy the most immersive, like-its-live aural experience when gaming, viewing movies or TV, or listening to music.

Digital/analog 7.1-channel S/PDIF output
The SRS Premium Sound-certified audio performance, and built-in digital/analog 7.1-channel S/PDIF output ensure you get an utterly captivating aural experience.

Rich multimedia entertainment

High-Definition Multimedia Interface
The GT740s HDMI output not only delivers super-fast 5GB per second data rates, but it also reduces cable clutter, while ensuring the best possible video quality. By taking advantage of HDMI, the GT740 can render game scenes with spectacular clarity and realism, making it a great choice for the next generation of both PC and online games.

Newest E-SATA port

With E-SATA you can quickly and easily back up treasured photos, video, and other content to an external storage device.

Built-in 2.0 M webcam

With a 2.0M webcam built right into the GT740, you can enjoy video-enriched communications without worrying about cables and having to connect a separate device.

Independent numerical keypad

The GT740 features a numerical keypad that provides a desktop-quality typing experience. For users often needing to key in numbers, the GT740s keyboard is a huge boon.

Convenient wireless networking

With its 802.11b/g/n(draft) wireless LAN and Bluetooth networking interfaces, the GT740 provides a versatile way to connect to, browse, and retrieve data on both your own devices and the online universe.

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