Pros

  • Good performance for the price
  • Two USB 3.0 Ports

Cons

  • Lots of "blipping" from the speakers
  • Unresponsive touchpad, and buttons are hard to press

At A Glance

A good, well-rounded laptop -- not stellar at any one task, but decent at most.

Manufacturer’s Description

The FX620DX delivers an impeccable experience with the latest hardware technology and a sleek design. Featuring 2nd generation Intel Core Processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT540M Discrete Graphics, you can enjoy multitasking and experience lifelike scenes in smooth HD. The stylish exterior is designed with premium checkered textures and special IMR coating that feels different to the touch and also provides anti-fingerprint protection. MSI one-touch function key is a user friendly technology that lets you manage multiple system functions efficiently. MSI Premium Sound Technology and THX TruStudio Pro delivers world-class premium surround sound so you can enjoy a theater quality experience. With built-in 720P HD webcam and microphone, you're set to engage in high quality video chats and keep in touch with friends and families anywhere you go.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9S7-16G522-256
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
eSATA No
eSATA/USB Combo No
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA, Intel
Graphics Controller Model Geforce GT540M, GMA HD 3000
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated, Shared
Storage
Storage Size 640 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number 9S7-16G522-256
UPC Code 816909086638
Brand Name MSI
Product Name FX620DX-256US Notebook
Marketing Information

The FX620DX delivers an impeccable experience with the latest hardware technology and a sleek design. Featuring 2nd generation Intel Core Processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT540M Discrete Graphics, you can enjoy multitasking and experience lifelike scenes in smooth HD. The stylish exterior is designed with premium checkered textures and special IMR coating that feels different to the touch and also provides anti-fingerprint protection. MSI one-touch function key is a user friendly technology that lets you manage multiple system functions efficiently. MSI Premium Sound Technology and THX TruStudio Pro delivers world-class premium surround sound so you can enjoy a theater quality experience. With built-in 720P HD webcam and microphone, you're set to engage in high quality video chats and keep in touch with friends and families anywhere you go.

Product Model FX620DX-256US
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.msicomputer.com
Product Series FX620DX
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Standard Memory 6 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • FX620DX-256US Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.5"
    Width 15.1"
    Depth 9.8"
    Weight (Approximate) 84.8 oz
    Color Metallic Gray, Black
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Speakers Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i5
    Processor Model i5-2410M
    Processor Speed 2.30 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model HM65 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 119.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 4:21   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 227.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 315.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 371.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 197.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 312.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 183.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Power Usage
    Idle power usage 13.0   Watts
    Sleep power usage 1.2   Watt hours
    Off power usage 0.1   Watt hours
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 136.54   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 118.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 93.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 90.95   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 45.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 37.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 70.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 60.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 54.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 42.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 101.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 96.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 278.0