MSI TurboBook GX600 Gaming Notebook

Hard Disk Performance Results

HDTach
 
HDTach is a free hard disk benchmarking program from SimpliSoftware. This benchmark is not only capable of producing results on hard disk access times but also CPU usage required during disk access. The "Long bench" was run a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being omitted and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.
 
MSI GX600 - HDTach
 
MSI GX600 - HDTach
 
MSI GX600 - HDTach
 
MSI GX600 - HDTach
 
 
Result Observations
 
One area in which the notebooks should be fairly evenly matched considering that they are of similar age is in the hard disk benchmarks. However, as we can see from above the Western Digital Scorpio 320gb disk installed in the MSI GX600 totally flattens the Hitachi Travelstar in the Acer. This came as quite a shock considering we slated the 5400RPM rotational speed of the Scorpio hard disk on the previous pages.
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Most Recent Comments

12-05-2008, 08:30:39

Phoenix
Great review, Jim, but as stated, the design looks rather poor. Although it performs, I'd probably check around for other alternatives before settling with this one. But then again, I tend to go for bigger HDD's, screens and such, as it is a notebook. Quote

12-05-2008, 08:45:36

Rastalovich
I have a feeling the 7200rpm drives generally use more power - I judge that merely by having replaced some 5400rpms with them and noticing a great deal more heat. They work well enough tho.

Have to be honest, the design looks pretty cheap to me and the specs, although looking pretty good with the benchies don`t push me towards wanting to part with £850 for one.

Flimsy feeling case - for a gamer - it should be shrouded in rubber and polystrene black-taped to it (probably wouldn`t help with the heat tho lol)

Don`t like these turbo-boost ideas either. I can remember turbo buttons on old pcs.

Bet it works a treat tho, as per the great review. (I`d buy the Acer with the lesser spec tbh, or look for a newer spec`d Acer)Quote

12-05-2008, 08:51:57

Ham
Im impressed that it nearly reached 3ghz!Quote

12-05-2008, 10:35:50

Mr. Smith
Gaming + notebook = FAIL. If you want to play games at decent res/settings you need a desktop.

Quite impressed with the CPU OC though Quote

12-05-2008, 11:25:20

ionicle
if i was going to buy a laptop, i would buy a dell, as their build quality is better

this doesnt offer a very good spec, or a very good build quality for the price it seems

good review though Quote
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