MSI EX620-207UK

A well-specified and feature-packed HD compatible laptop, but performance is low

  • £700
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Pros

  • Nice screen for movies. HDMI output. Subwoofer. Blu-ray reader

Cons

  • Sluggish performance. Limited mobility. Mixed build quality

In recent months, many manufacturers have released true-widescreen laptops to great acclaim. MSI is the latest to follow suit with the EX620-207UK, but while its screen and specification are strong, it fails to truly impress.

The chassis uses a look we haven't seen before from MSI. Its patterned lid and palm-rest resembles HP's Imprint designs, and adds style. Weighing 2.6kg, this isn't a laptop for regular travelling and better suits desktop use. This is highlighted by the very low 143-minute battery life.

Home entertainment is the main focus here and the 16:9 aspect ratio of the Super-TFT screen increases width 14 per cent over standard laptop screens. This reduces the intrusive black borders at the top and bottom of the screen when watching widescreen movies.

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