MSI FX600 - Making Multimedia Sense

Making Multimedia Sense

Making Multimedia Sense

Unlike its more flashy cousin, the MSI GT660 series, the MSI FX600 goes for a more subtle look and feel. If you've read our initial findings on the MSI FX400, then you'll be quite familiar with the physical aspects of the FX600 which is mostly positioned as a bigger 15.6-inch basic multimedia notebook. Instead of a shiny gloss surface that is typical of current designs, the MSI FX 600 notebook comes with a patterned matte exterior finish that feels good to touch and most importantly, does not attract fingerprint smudges.

Packing an Intel Core i5-460M (2.53GHz) processor with turbo boost speeds of up to 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M for discrete graphics, the notebooks feels like a very capable machine on paper, and we'll find out just how well it fairs in our testing. Admittedly, this notebook is still based on the first generation of Core i processor series, but we're still waiting for the full refresh of Sandy Bridge notebooks with the rectified chipset revision before we commence on its newer counterparts . For now, enjoy these shots of the exterior of the MSI FX600.

It's anything but flashy, but the MSI FX600 is a pretty decent notebook in its own right.
On the right side lies the optical drive, the eSATA port, the VGA output and the LAN jack.

On the front, just below the trackpad area is the 4-in-1 card reader.

The majority of the ports are located on the left side and include HDMI, dual USB 2.0 ports and the audio jacks.

The Good
Decent sound system
Full HD screen
Very affordable
The Bad
Raw performance and trackpad could be better