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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of MSI CR700. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and image quality are generally positive. The screen and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the energy efficiency and battery. Opinions are divided on the durability.

performance, portability, screen, image quality, size

keyboard, touchpad, battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI CR700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of MSI CR700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the performance.


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This summary is based on the products: MSI CX700-020US 17.3-Inch Laptop - BlackMSI CX700-020US 17.3-Inch Laptop - Black

Mar, 2018

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MSI CR700 Laptop 17-inch ‘Classic-Series’ Laptop Offers NVIDIA GeForce 8200M Graphics


MSI has announced its latest 'Classic-Series' MSI CR700 laptop that has17.3-inch WXGA Widescreen LCD TFT glossy display powered by integrated NVIDIA GeForce

The MSI CR700 comes with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with one year warranty.

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MSI CX700 Laptop 17-inch ‘Classic-Series’ Laptop Offers ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4330 Dedicated Graphics


MSI has announced its latest 'Classic-Series' MSI CX700 laptop that has17.3-inch WXGA Widescreen LCD TFT glossy display powered by ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330

The MSI CX700 laptop comes with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium for Rs. 35,400 with one year warranty.

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MSI CX700-021UK review


A large, comfortable and light laptop, but unfortunately lacking in performance

Good screen ; Nice keyboard ; Connectivity is good ; Light for size ; Dedicated graphics card

Weak Pentium performance ; Poor battery life

The lack of power in this machine will be off putting to some but if you want a large laptop for viewing movies on the go, this should serve you well

Oct, 2009

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High Quality Budget Laptop


Wiped the machine to install Windows 7. Hopefully, I'll have the key before the 30 day grace period is up, but it didn't make sense to install it just to format it in a month.

Very light weight. Puts the HP's, Dell's, and Toshiba's to shame ; Very good build quality, you get a lot of notebook for the money ; Bright screen, decent resolution

Unlike the 16" CR600 that I just bought for my mom, the 17" CR700 lacks Bluetooth ; No telling who the manufacturer is for the touchpad: it comes installed as a Microsoft PS/2 mouse. Can't seem to disable tap to click without the software. Synaptics &...

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Abandoning the stereotype of thick-and-heavy traditional notebook, MSI Classic series offers thinner and lighter solution for more convenient usage; furthermore, it is also easier for you to take it on the move. The exclusive sparkling chassis of C series uses unique bright-light sensitive elements that give this series a rich sense of depth under different light sources. Besides, MSI Color Film Print technology enables more brilliant in color and nicer texture in touch. Longing for more realistic and stunning sound effects while watching movies? The MSI C series delivers superior audio for a totally immersive experience when watching TV, movies or listening to music. You can now always enjoy high-quality audio-visual entertainment no matter where you are! CR700 embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology in providing better color fullness and brightness, elevating the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lower usage of power can offer a longer operating time.


Audio system:HD Audio
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Number of battery cells:6

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No


Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Black, White
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.9cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobilty Radeon HD 4330 / NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
On-board graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter model: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:MSI CR700/MSI CX700

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Color:Black / Dolphin gray/Black / Silver


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet LAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio
Compatible operating systems:Windows Windows Vista Business/Home Premium
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 10.5 x 1.33
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11bgn / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel GM45 Express / NVIDIA MCP79MVL
Clock Speed:2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel GM45 Express / NVIDIA MCP79MVL
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:T3000 / T3100 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T4500 / T6500
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.000 - 1.250
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:T3000 / T3100 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T4500 / T6500
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
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:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:37251 / 37253 / 37258 / 39311 / 40738 / 40739
Processor code:SLGF4 / SLGJL / SLGJM / SLGJN / SLGMY / SLGVS
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:Adobe Reader 9.1/Burn Recovery/Win Rar/Windows Live v3.0 / Adobe Reader 9.1\nBurn Recovery\nWin Rar\nWindows Live v3.0\n
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Premium
Pre-installed software:Adobe Reader 9.1 / Burn Recovery / Win Rar / Windows Live v3.0 / Adobe Reader 9.1 / Burn Recovery / WinRar/ Windows Live v3.0
Trial software:Office 2007\nNorton / Office 2007\nNorton\n


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, SD, xD / MMC, SDHC, XD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330/NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.33
Height (rear):1.46