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MSI CX70-I740M281W7H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of MSI CX70-I740M281W7H. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The design is also appreciated, whereas the keyboard and touchpad get negative comments.

performance, design, price

screen, size, touchpad, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI CX70-I740M281W7H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (

Review MSI CX70-i740M281W7H Notebook


Haswell Update. With the CX70, MSI offers a 17.3-inch notebook fo

Good application performance; Good gaming performance; Matte screen; 24-month warranty; Lots of storage space; Lower energy consumption than the predecessor

The display has low contrast and a blue tint; The touchpad, measuring 7.4 x 4.2 cm, is unusually small for a 17.3-inch notebook; Unusual keyboard layout. Some keys are in the wrong place.; The video memory is attached to just 64-bit bus width

Despite the Haswell processor and GeForce GT 740M GPU, the CX70 cannot set itself apart from its predecessor in the application and gaming tests and even has slightly lower results. But you could also put in a positive comment - the CX70 reaches the...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:75119 / 76348 / 78933
Processor package size:37.5


Cable lock slot type:Kensington