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MSI CX640 Laptop Review (Core i5/Nvidia)

The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 23c – a comfortable environment for the majority of people reading this.

Idle temperatures were measured after sitting at the desktop for 30 minutes. Load measurements were acquired by running Furmark and Cinebench together.

Under extended load the CPU temperatures hit 85c and the fan is actively spinning to maintain stability.

We also attached 5 diodes to the rear of the machine to measure the load temperatures of various parts of the chassis. These were measured after 1 hour of intensive work.

The underside of the laptop is generally very cool, although there is a hot spot on the left (right from the underside view). Those who remember the opened chassis from earlier in the review will already be aware this is the position of the heatpipes and CPU/GPU. Unfortunately, when placed on a lap, the hot spot is easily felt and can end up a rather unpleasant experience.

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