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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of MSI CX640. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the portability and battery are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. The screen and touchpad get negative opinions.

performance, usability, design, battery, portability

durability, size, keyboard, touchpad, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI CX640 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of MSI CX640 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Views about the sound and performance are generally positive. The portability and durability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the touchpad and keyboard.

usability, durability, portability, performance, sound

size, keyboard, touchpad

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

Oct, 2020

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Review MSI CX640 Notebook (GT 520M)


Allrounder? The MSI CX640 is aimed at the multimedia notebook market, with its 15.6-inch display, new Intel Core i5-2410M, dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 520M GPU and Optimus graphics switching. We take a detailed look at the newcomer from Taiwan and...

Attractive design, Large range of ports, Integrated brightness sensor, Nvidia Optimus graphics switching, Acceptable multimedia performance, Good battery life with CPU graphics, The new hardware in the form of the Intel Core i5-2410M, the good...

Case is not fully robust, Sensitive glossy finish (near ports), Spongy input devices, High black value and low contrast, Most of all we would have liked to see a more robust case, better input devices, and more appropriate speakers for this type of laptop

May, 2011

Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (

MSI CX640 Laptop Review


Mainstream performance at budget price.

Decent CPU performance; Looks elegant; Low fan noise

Slow gaming performance; Slow HDD makes everything feel sluggish; Too much bloatware preloaded

On the right we have the big Power button, the multi-DVD drive, two USB 2.0 ports and the audio jacks. On the left is the power connector, LAN, VGA and HDMI ports, ending with two USB 3.0 ports. The front just has the memory card reader on the right...

Nov, 2011

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The CX640 is powered by a 2.3GHz Core i5-2410M processor, 4GB of memory and boasts a Nvidia GeForce GT 520M

Considering its retail price and healthy performance, the CX640 is a sensible buy for cash strapped users.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : mad shrimps (madshrimps)

MSI CX640 Back to School Laptop


Where are the days that you couldn't afford a decent laptop ? And when laptops where just for bussinessmen, not for pleasure. Not even imaginable that you would have to buy one just to study at school. Things have changed, in fact they have changed a...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Shawn Baker (

MSI CX640 15.6-inch Notebook Review


With the Sandy Bridge chipset issue all sorted now, we look at the CX640 Notebook carrying the H67 chipset. Is it something you should be looking at?

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Jeff Parsons (

MSI CX640MX review


The everyman laptop - looks and power without a big price

Good performance ; Acceptable battery life ; Good usability

Small touchpad ; Fairly hefty

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

MSI CX640-018UK review


A great performer with excellent battery life and only a slight usability issue

Good office performance ; Good graphics performance ; Decent features ; Battery life

Keyboard lacks quality ; Build quality

May, 2011

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

MSI CX640 review


A fast processor can't make up for the CX640's poor keyboard and terrible touchpad, and build quality isn't the best either.

May, 2011


Expert review by : David Mitchelson (

MSI CX640 Notebook Review


The MSI CX640 uses Intel's notorious Sandy Bridge Core i5 and NVIDIA GT520M combining portability with performance. Will it be hit or miss?

Great entertainment mobile system ; Good battery life – up to 5 hours ; USB 3.0 ; Layout accommodates workspace ; Backup features ; Good colour representation

Touchpad buttons are stiffer than normal

For under £600 does the CX640 deliver for a mid-range Notebook? We think it does.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (

MSI CX640 Laptop Review (Core i5/Nvidia)


MSI have been consistently releasing some of the finest enthusiast grade hardware in the last year a MSI have been consistently releasing some of the finest enthusiast grade hardware in the last year and today we are looking at their competitively...

good speaker system

weak Nvidia GPU

Kitguru says: Not one of MSI’s finer moments, but for the price it is worth a look, especially with recent price cuts.

Jul, 2011

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