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MSI GE40 2OC-009US

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of MSI GE40 2OC-009US. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and usability. The battery and portability are also appreciated. The durability and keyboard get critical reviews, while there are some mixed views about the screen.

performance, portability, battery, usability, reliability

keyboard, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI GE40 2OC-009US is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI GE40 2OC-009US

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of MSI GE40 2OC-009US from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and battery. The usability and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability.

performance, portability, usability, battery, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI G Series GE40 2OC-009US 14-Inch Laptop (Black/Red)MSI G Series GE40 2OC-009US 14-Inch Laptop (Black/Red)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

MSI GE40 2OC-009US

 

The MSI GE40 2OC-009US is a gaming ultrabook that delivers solid performance on the go, with a low price.

Gaming ultrabook with slim portable design. Fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor. Nvidia GeForce GTX760M graphics. Decent feature set. Solid battery life.

Gets uncomfortably hot. Disappointing display. Awkward button bar mars otherwise decent trackpad. No keyboard backlight.

Conclusion The MSI GE40 2OC-009US offers plenty of gaming prowess, delivering an ultrabook that will take you on the gaming grid even as you take it on the go. While it doesn't top the Editors' Choice Razer Blade (2013), it's the closest competitor...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

MSI GE40 2OC-009US

 

The gaming notebook of 2013 is no longer the clunky, burdensome laptop that has defined the genre thus far. Notebook vendors have tailored their gaming laptops to be just as lightweight and portable as today's mainstream contenders, and such is the...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Nice laptop, very please with it.

 

This is a powerful laptop with the capabilities to run high end graphics in games. I love that it's so compact and yet I can still enjoy my games on the go

It's not the most sturdy build. Within minutes of opening my laptop, my older sister ran her fingers (she has very long finger nails) across the keyboard saying, "Look how pretty this is." She failed to realize that her finger had snagged the semicolon...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Squeakers241 (newegg.com)

MSI GE40 SSD

 

Overall a great laptop and definitely one to consider, i am very happy with my purchase and am greatly enjoying this laptop.1080p isn't necessary on a 14 inch screen, but windows 8 can be a toss up if a pro or a con, i just got a shell that gave me a...

Fast, very responsive. Extremely quick start times (near those of Microsoft surface pros) can easily handle most all games out there on high to medium high settings, which still looks great on a 1600x900 display. Laptop is thin and light, making it...

This thing gets hot. like really hot. like i would recommend a cooler pad if your gaming over a long period of time just to keep the temps down. Overclocking is not really an option until the stock cooling system is upgraded. It must just put out a lot...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Eric (newegg.com)

MSI GE40 2OC-009US

 

The laptop is really fast, thin, light and good looking

The right down corner of the monitor is dark. It is the only issue i found. So i choose to replace it

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sound Blaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Video capturing speed:30

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Other Features

Audio system:Sound Blaster

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM87
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-4700MQ / i7-4702MQ
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i7-4700MQ / i7-4702MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA946
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75117 / 75119
Processor code:SR15H / SR15J
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:750 / 878

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.41
Height:1.15
Weight:4.41
Width:13.3