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Msi GT640

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Msi GT640. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are negative about the sound and battery.

performance, portability, durability, price, usability

keyboard, screen, battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Msi GT640 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Msi GT640 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the performance and usability are on the whole positive, whereas the reliability and keyboard get negative reviews.

portability, usability, performance

keyboard, reliability

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

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Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

MSI GT640-030UK review


A powerful laptop, but the 32-bit version of Windows 7 doesn't do it justice

Performance ; 3D power ; Build quality

32-bit Windows 7 ; Price ; Battery life

A well built laptop with a decent specification but we cant help feeling the price is a bit too high

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (

PC Specialist PowerGlide Extreme GT640 review


The PC Specialist PowerGlide Extreme GT640 is a very fast overall performer, yet at only £899 is one of the least expensive all-in-one PCs around.

With uninspiring plastic looks, particularly noisy fans and no pre-installed software, this is no family PC. We feel the majority of users simply wouldn't put up with it. Where the PC Specialist PowerGlide Extreme GT640 scores is in Windows speed,...

Aug, 2012

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MSI - GT640


Despite its reasonably compact size (360 x 260 x 36mm), MSI's GT640-30UK packs quite a punch. The 15.4-inch screened GT640 is part of MSI's G family of gaming notebooks: powered by an Intel quad core processor ...

While the GT640 may not be the fastest notebook around when it comes to gaming performance, it does cost a lot less than some of its competitors that are better equipped for gaming and it does make a very good desktop replacement machine, especially if...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review MSI GT640 Gaming Notebook


New Horizons. MSI provides for a wind of change with its 15.4 inc

Compact case; Fairly light with 2.7 kg; High-end materials; Matt surfaces; Smooth and precise touchpad; Comparatively many interfaces; Very good application performance due to Core i7-720QM

High noise development; Display lacks luminosity; Reflective display; GeForce GTS 250M is too weak for image enhancements (AA & AF); Low battery life; Keyboard yields obviously and has a miserable layout; Fn key's position; Disappointing sound

Efficient gaming notebooks. With a GeForce GTS 160M, such as MSI's GT628. Or with a GeForce GTX 260M, like Alienware's M15x, Asus' G60J, Asus' G60VX, Asus' G71GX, Asus' G72GX and mySN's XMG5 (Clevo M860TU). Or with a GTX 280M (SLI) as in Cybersystem's...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Damien Virulhapan (



The GT640's design faults detract from any gaming experience you may be trying to immerse yourself in, and there's nothing worse than pressing the wrong button in the heat of the action.

Great performance ; Great connectivity ; Free backpack and mouse

Only two USB ports ; Battery life ; Keyboard layout ; Weak hinge ; Mouse buttons are too stiff

The GT640's design faults detract from any gaming experience you may be trying to immerse yourself in, and there's nothing worse than pressing the wrong button in the heat of the action. This makes the GT640 one laptop that you'll definitely want to...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Abhinav Lal (




Solid build quality ; 9-cell battery life good for 2 hours of gaming ; Solid CPU performance

Cramped keyboard with extraneous numpad ; Dated GPU ; Bulky

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Damien Virulhapan (



The GT640's design faults detract from any gaming experience you may be trying to immerse yourself in, and there's nothing worse than pressing the wrong button in the heat of the action.

Great performance ; Great connectivity ; Free backpack and mouse

Only two USB ports ; Battery life ; Keyboard layout ; Weak hinge ; Mouse buttons are too stiff

May, 2010

Consumer review (

MSI GT640-030UK


Ive had this laptop for a whole month now and i'm very impressed by it. As far as "Bang for Buck" is concered, this is the best laptop I found after doing weeks of research. It run Crysis V1.2 at its max resolution (1680 x 1050) on medium settings at a...

It gets very very hot, to the point where you actually have to put something under it to stop it burning your legs through your trousers! However, this does not impede performance at all.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

The world's most powerful gaming notebooks, used by the professional gaming team Fnatic.MSI in international competition, are the MSI G series notebooks. Now the G series has a new member, the 15.4" GT640 built on the Intel Calpella platform. With the most advanced Intel Core i7 processor, Windows 7, and an nVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M 3D discrete graphics card (DDR3 1GB VRAM), the GT640 is the best performing notebook computer for gaming. With the highest processing power and graphics card specs around, gamers can take on all challengers and emerge unscathed!


Audio system:Dynaudio + THX / HD / HD Audio / HDA / SRS Premium
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Number of battery cells:6 / 9


Colour of product:Black / Black, Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Red
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:39.1 / 39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1680 x 1050 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 / NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:MSI GT640

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1300 / 1333
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Colour:Brushed metal black / Red trim


Type:Fax / modem


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet. WLAN
Networking type:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Home Premium
Family:Windows 7
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Other features

Audio system:Dynaudio + THX / HD / HD Audio / HDA / SRS Premium
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):360 x 260 x 33
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n / 802.11b/g/Draft n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Mouse included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Mouse included: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x PCI Express Card
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120 / 150


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM55 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing Die size:296 / 81
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.9 / 2.93
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Model:I5-460M / I7-2630QM / I7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor Number:I7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / D2 / K0
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core i7

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:I7-720QM
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBQG / SLC22 / SR02Y
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:N / No

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Ultimate
Pre-installed software:Works 8.5/Adobe Reader 9.1/Burn Recovery/Win Rar/Windows Live v3.0/Tomb Raider
Trial software:Office 2007\nNorton


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26 / 26.5 / 26.9
Height :3.3 / 5.5
Height (front):3.3 / 3.5
Height (rear):3.6 / 4.6
Weight:2.7 / 3.5
Width:36 / 39.6