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MSI CR420 and CX420 Laptops on Core i3




We got 3 brand new laptops from MSI this week to test out and the first two were 14-inch laptops running on an Intel Core i3 processor — the MSI CR420 and the MSI CX420.

The two are almost twins, only separated at birth with the one having a more powerful discreet graphics card while the other uses the integrated graphics from Intel.

MSI CX420x – i33+
Intel Core i3-330M @ 2.13GHz
14.1″ LCD display @ 1366×768
ATi Mobility Radeon HD5470 1GB DDR3
2GB DDR3 RAM (max 4GB)
320GB SATA HDD
Super-Multi DVD+RW
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth (optional)
1.3-megapixel webcam
4-in-1 card reader
D-Sub, HDMI port
3 x USB 2.0 ports
6-cell Li-Ion battery


MSI CR420
Intel Core i3-330M @ 2.13GHz
14.1″ LCD display @ 1366×768
Intel HD Graphics
2GB DDR3 RAM (max 4GB)
320GB SATA HDD
Super-Multi DVD+RW
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 (optional)
1.3-megapixel webcam
4-in-1 card reader
D-Sub, HDMI port
3 x USB 2.0 ports
6-cell Li-Ion battery

Both laptops come pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium. The CX420 comes with a 1GB DDR3 ATI Radeon HD5470 that should suffice your needs for gaming. That rig has a suggested retail price of Php35,995.

However, if you’re on a budget and don’t want a discreet graphics card but still looking to get a Core i3 laptop, the MSI CR420 is a more affordable option at only Php31,999. That’s about a 4 grand difference just for the Radeon HD5470.

Both units weight in at 2.2 kilograms (4.8lbs) so they’re not really that light to lug around. They’re more of a desktop replacement, IMO.

So far, there 2 models are among the cheapest in the Core i3 category (see our list of Core i3 laptops here) and should pose as a huge challenge to the competitors. More on this when we get the benchmark results for the Core i3 processor.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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158 Responses

  1. skagen says:

    nice! :D

  2. vance says:

    The specs is good but the processor is a little slower than the asus K42Jr.. Secondly, In my own opinion, the build quality of MSI’s midrange system feels like plasticy. the palm rest design is not for everyone and it feels like a sticker that might peel off anytime..

  3. Jon says:

    Nice and very cheap! If I would need a full-sized laptop, I’d surely be buying this.

  4. jer says:

    These would be cheaper if they use linux os.

  5. ProjectManager2 says:

    Sir Yuga? How about the battery life of these new MSI i3 powered laptops. Looks kewl. =)

  6. nonieblau68 says:

    Sir…maitanong ko lang…out na ba ito in the market…pati na rin itong mga 5 brand na laptops having the i3 processor? hope you could shed a light. thanks….God bless.

  7. Nolixxx says:

    i just bought cx420 last week at SM North it didnt come with an OS an additional 6500 for Windows 7 Home Premium. I just installed Assassin Creed 2 and Battlefield Bad Company a bit jerky but playable

  8. yup I agree, pang desktop replacement nga ito, considering the size and weight. :D Good specs by the way, sana Msi na pla pinili ko dati pa haha :D

  9. vance says:

    To be honest, the Asus K42JR has the same specs, except for the camera, for almost the same price as this.

    as a desktop replacement pwede, if your not into gaming. The Ati 5470 is not the best gaming video card in the market, it is actually a low end video card. It will play some games at a low to mid settings.. It is good for playing hd movies though..

  10. Deng says:

    wow very nice. :)

  11. Andrew says:

    I got my Asus K42JR last week and i have been choosing on this MSI unit or the ASUS. Funny how similar the specs are and specialy identical price of both.

    It all boils down to the form factor choice. IMO Asus is more elegant look and feel than MSI.

  12. daddy joey says:

    two of the best lappies by msi :)

  13. mcv says:

    I’m not a fan of MSI’s quality… I’ve used their gaming series laptops (GX series) and the keyboard has horrible flex…

    The price-performance ratio of these will attract lots of interested buyers though.

    And I don’t think they’re desktop replacements! DTRs start out at around 6 lbs. And DTRs don’t have low-end graphics. The 5470 is NOT a very good gaming card. It’s more like, for YouTube HD and other non-gaming video-intensive stuff…

  14. Kyle says:

    This article totally disregards the fact that the CX420 has SWITCHABLE GRAPHICS. You can switch between the HD 5470 and Intel GMA HD at the desktop on the press of a button (the ‘3D boost’ button beside the power button). This practically gives it twice as much battery life as the competing products, namely the ASUS K42F-JR and the Lenovo G460.

  15. Jim says:

    can it run win xp? instead of vista or windows 7?

  16. Mike says:

    I’m using cx420.. I love it!.. Just an advice, don’t be fooled by the Brandnames.. Ask what’s under the hood not the design of the laptop.. For me what matters is the specs under the hood.

    My MSI cx420 is great!.. Never had experienced any problems since day one..

    Unfortunately it is only designed for windows7. i’ve tried it with ubuntu and it failed.. Hopefully Ubuntu 10.04 will solve this issue.

    Thanks.

  17. Jim says:

    so NO win xp for this laptop…

    i just hope that when windows decides to release another new OS version it will truly be backward compatible with all previous software.

    thanks.

  18. cortez says:

    got mine for 31k. i have some issues with the location of the usb ports etc, but the performance is above average. best buy

  19. vinz_esleyer says:

    i’m thinking about samsung r480 core i3 and msi cx620 core i3 din both have same specspero mas mura ang msi…sir bk8 dito sa saudi ehh stripe ang design ng msi laptop cx620? kaya po ba nito ang games na crysis at iba pang 3d games??? salamat po.. pls reply coz im planning to buy one…

  20. Mike says:

    Gamit ko MSI cx420, Ok sya kc sa tulad ko na heavy user ndi sya nagkkproblem..

  21. Wanderer says:

    Ok ang MSI CX420, I’ve been using mine for a month now and so far no problem, I played l4d2 and works fine with mid settings.

    Yup drivers are only for windows7 32/64 bit, medyo hindi lang ako comfortable sa keyboard design, other than that wala na talaga issues, bang for the buck talaga!

    I heard they just recently released here the i5 variant of cx420.

  22. ook says:

    Hi Mike,

    How much did you get yours for? Did it come pre-installed with Windows 7. I got mine for 36k but with no OS.

  23. Mike says:

    Hello Ook,

    Ang bili ko sa laptop ko ay 32k without OS sya.. Im using Ubuntu and win7 inside vbox..

    Maybe ung sau ay through card kya 36k.. Cash kc ung sa kin..

    Good day!!

  24. ivan says:

    mike san mo binili yung cx420 mo? im planning to buy one, where can i get the cheapest one? without OS. thanks

  25. jaredillinger says:

    oh yeah the Asus has a cheesier name but what stopped me from buying it is that it has no mic in meaning you always have to use the built in mic at the screen when talking online..camera quality on the asus is crappy,only 0.3 mp..truly not ideal for common travellers like me,that’s why i chose this one.

  26. Of course it works with Windows XP. There are drivers on the official MSI Website.

  27. Arrez says:

    Guys meron sa PC CORNER i think mas mura siya CX420 dun 31,000 or 32,000 not sure pero naglalaro lang sa price na ganun try nyo sa Gilmore dami dun lappies ^_^, I’m Also planning to buy CX420 ganda kasi Specs and Designs pasok sakin kaso issue lang daw is plastic yun case is it true ba na nagbebend and plastic nya or case nun sa palm malapit sa sticker? please need advice thanks

  28. Arrez says:

    Try nyo ito guys site na ito may pricelist sila laptops dun dami ka pagpipilian PCCORNER.com.ph ayaw ko bumili sa mall masyado mahal ang patong eh hope nakahelp me sa inyo guys ^_^ GO MSI!!!! hehehe

  29. Mike says:

    Sa SM Megamall ako bumili sa Cyberzone.. Hanapin mo ung mismong MSI na store..

    Gud day!!!

  30. Mushie says:

    Hi would you know if the cx420 will play the sims 3? or i would be able to play this game even with a lower video card?

    what laptop would you recommend for this game? im not really a gamer but i just would like a laptop that would play the sims decently.

    Thanks!!!

  31. cypher says:

    i’m not satisfied w/ cx420 battery life & GPU..2 hours battery life?

  32. Mike says:

    My battery is working fine! Im very satisfied.. (“,)

  33. Mike says:

    I’ve installed Street Fighter IV!! It is playable with cx420!!! Yeah!!

  34. Paul says:

    hi im planning to buy my first laptop..and i like this cx420x…im still a noob when it comes to specs of a laptop but for sure a built in mic is there in the cx420x right?im comparing cx420x from acer aspire 4725z and im still confused what to buy…can you guys pls help me out?

  35. harvs says:

    optional nga tlga ung bluetooth?
    kc ayaw gumana ng bluetooth ko, so ung pag bili ko pla ng laptop na to msi cr420, hindi kasama ung bluetooth pero meron ako hotkey ng bluetooth sa f9 at meron din light dpat na kulay blue sa baba ng touch

  36. New User says:

    @Mike

    Tanong lang Sir, ubuntu main OS mo? Gumagana pa ba yung switchable graphics or yung ATI na lang? Thanks in advance!

  37. Mike says:

    May issue pa sa Graphics.. Naghang ang laptop ko kpag nag install me ng Ati Graphics Driver.. But i think soon mareresolve n rin 2 ng community.. Im using Lucid Lynx.. Gud day!!

  38. Rowell says:

    un cx420 q rin ayaw gumana ng bluetooth pkitulungan po q…. d q po xure kung built in ang bluetooth n2 or not…tnx

  39. hopelezz_techy_gurl says:

    I bought MSI CX420x and it’s working great… i haven’t gotten any problems yet…. The only problem is the battery. It comes with 6-cell battery for now, w/c will give you max 3 hours [if you are not using any apps that will consume a lot of power like photoshop or running games]. There is an option for 9 cell battery if you would like to have a much longer hours after charging. Yes i agree it has a button to switch from dedicated to onboard graphics.

  40. Waybine says:

    Got my MSi CX420-i5 for 38k and so far it’s working well. Cheers!

  41. xeon says:

    got mine for 32K!
    cx420 yung merong bluetooth.

  42. karen says:

    does CX420 core i3 is working with win xp? di ko kasi sya ma lagyan ng XP, laging blue screen, is it true that this laptop is only for win7? pls. reply.. TIA

  43. Wanderer says:

    @karen, When cx420 was released, it was only compatible with windows 7(drivers included). But recently, MSI just released new BIOS and firmware updates that will support windowsxp plus the compatible drivers. You just need to update your BIOS/firmware to the latest version.

  44. vanilla says:

    got my cx420 at 3299SAR here at saudi but i got the i5 processor with 4gb ram and 620gb hdd with windows 7 home premium although :) i upgraded it to professional so i can use the virtualization feature to run windows xp (drivers got from msi global website) inside windows 7 and works really fine no issues and yeah the webcam is a little crappy.

  45. vanilla says:

    just a followup on my post my windows 7 and xp are both 64bit and @karen i think you need a bios update for your machine to work on windows xp. some msi laptops are just like that. my 3 year old msi s430 was having problem before the bios update with vista from xp. just a word of advice dont do bios update by yourself return it where you bought it and let them do the bios update for you.

  46. Dean Calleja says:

    I just downloaded the XP drivers for CX420 from the MSI website. Will try installing XP on this baby tonight.

  47. naldooh says:

    i’ve just bought this notebook msicx420 and i find it superior in price, specs, and the actual performance.. 2 tumbs up ako dito!… I mean, msicx420 is not a notebook but a portable workstation a total replacement of desktop pc…. check out the graphics superior talaga!….

  48. Mark Beltran says:

    Pwede po ba to ipa upgade ung graphics card? kasi po bibili nalang sana ako nga bagong GC at palitan ko to kasi di ko type GC nya eh?? Pwede po pa?

  49. Bim says:

    I got my CX420 i5, and I am loving the hell out of it. I’m having trouble configuring the bluetooth, as well. It’s as if it didn’t come with it because the device can’t be found.

    The keyboard has a Bluetooth logo on the F9 key, though. I downloaded the necessary Bluetooth drivers, I think.

    What gives?

  50. juzathought says:

    the cx420 is a very nice notebook and i love it but i couldn’t consider it in the desktop replacement category. here’s why:
    1. 14.1 inch lcd display (for dtr’s this should be 16 or higher
    2. 87 keys keyboard it should be a 102/103 keys or full keyboard.
    3. lo to mid end graphics card:should be higher or at least upgradable the cx420 is non upgradable concerning graphics card (but i could be wrong).
    4.analog stereo sound card output.
    5.up to 4GB ram only (i could be wrong also).
    there are so many things to consider to be in DTR category. but the cx420 isn’t cut for it. sorry. but if your looking for a DTR lappy you can consider the msi G(x)7 or 6 series.

  51. xeon says:

    you can now use window xp on this netbook! just go to their website for downloads of firmware.

  52. jarenz says:

    question lang po… san po nadodownload ung driver sa bluetooth ng cr420… di po gumagana kc ung sa cd… hirap mpagana… tnx…

  53. Jayvee says:

    I have this laptop (the one with the ATI Radeon 1 Gig video card) and so far so good. It’s fast and very pleasing to the eyes.

    Only downside: the click pad has developed a sort of “tarnish” (and I’m not even a heavy user.

  54. rowell says:

    wla pong bluetooth ung cx420… kahit din po sakin wala.. bili ka ng lang ng dongle mura lang un..

  55. Rszed says:

    Same as mine. the bluetooth is not functioning. maybe it is optional or reserve for higher version of cr420..

  56. xeon says:

    try to download the cd driver of msi. There’s a driver for your bluetooth. Or go tho their website for any driver available..

  57. riedenq says:

    Para sa lahat po wg kayu bibili ng msi…itong brand na ito ay bulok na stand alone……
    kabibili ko lng ng msi cx 420 i3 last june 21 2010…nung una nag tataka ako ambagal ng boot …tas sabi nun salesman natural daaw yon…i upgrade ko nalang daw..ang sama naman…
    after a month bumalik ako sa store ..kasi ay ng bluetooth , camera at yung video card hindi na nag papalit palit…pag sinaksak mo sa kuryente tapos naka automatic detection for ati video card biglang mag bablack screen ….pina under warranty ko un dinala ng manila for two weeks…then after that may inalok sa akin yung salesman 1500 2gig na dd3…bale magiging 4 gig…pag katapos non …kinabukasan nag blue screen tapos pag pinapalitang ung video card namamatay…edi pinalitan ung memory….tapos ginawang windows 7 ultimate na 64 bit…kinabukasan ulit namamatay ulit at lalong lumala …then pinalita ulit ung memory den ayaw nanaman …after weeks pinalitan ung dalawang memory ng bago ..nung una akala ko ayus na …. wla pang 2 hours ..nag BLUE Screen then pag mag boboot mamamatay pag dating sa windows…kailangan pang pindotin uli ung power button bago bumukas ..tas ayaw ng mag palit ng video card mamamatay ulit….kaya bukas ibabalik ko tong walang kwentang laptop na to …

    badtrip….
    bugs:
    1. 64 bit ultimate
    2: camera
    3: bluetooth
    4: video card
    5: ram
    6: mahina ang wifi signal na nasasagap
    7: madaling ma corrupt ang o.s
    8: madaling mag leak ang ram
    9: pag ang ram nagleak lahat nadadamay …os..boot mother board , video card at camera at bluetooth….

    ang boot nito msi cx420 i3 ay 50% mas mabagal kaysa sa dual core na compaq

    MSI BULLOOOOOOK…

  58. naldooh says:

    problema sa bluetooth same as mine.. but you can download the driver from any sites…. i’ve been using cx420 for CAD software.. ok naman ang performance..the graphics is good for HD designing…. galing talaga working with windows7!… i love this notebook!..

  59. Bim says:

    @riedenq – I dunno, man. I got my CX420 last month and it boots up really quick – much faster than my core 2 quad desktop on Vista. My CX420 is on Win 7 64 bit, as well.

    I’m extremely happy with it. Yours seems to be an isolated case. You got unlucky with a lemon. Please tell us what happens when you have it replaced. Thanks!

  60. xeon says:

    @riedenq I think you should request for replacement of your unit immediately on what really happen. I got OS problem & Video card problem when I bought my CX420. I immediately went to the store I bought it, It just suck that store consumed my whole day just to find any remedy..But they still replace my laptop!

  61. darkbeat says:

    sir yung cx420 ko pag liipat ako ng high performance gpu mag blank lang sya wala nangyayari tapos di nag aapear yung ati radeon sa display adapters ng device manager. tulong. 3days palang sakin

  62. xeon says:

    window 7 ba gamit mo? Anong type… baka OEM gamit mo? If OEM the switchable graphics doesn’t work there properly. Try to use Window 7 ultimate

  63. ixataca says:

    tnx gumana na. kaso ngayon ko lang nabasa post nyo po. nagastusan pa ako sa pagpunta kanina sa binilhan ko sa gilmore. naka ultimate na os nya

  64. rowell says:

    @ixataca gumana na po blutooth mo?? anung site po pinag downloadan nyo ng driver tnx po

  65. ixataca says:

    dipa sa bluetooth, my mga sites ako nakita sa google kung san makaka download ng bluetooth.

  66. rieden says:

    Nireformat ung laptop ko para ma kita kung maaayos pa.. tas maghapong dinadiagnose ..un ipupull out daw sa september 4…. di naman ako umabot kasi that day may project kami…tas dis sunday sinubukan ko yung cod 4 ….tas habang nag lalaro ako nag update yung windows ..edi nirestart o …pag tingin ko nka 3d boost na …na gulat ako bakit biglang naayos yung video card ..chineck ko sa device manager dalawa na ung video card na nakainstall…den install ko yung driver hindi na nag failed yung installation…hahaha naayos magisa laptop ko whatapen

  67. rieden says:

    totoo ba na maraming issues pag ginawabg 64 bit tong msi…..pati sa o.s na oem…

    pwd po ba pki post lahat ng issues ng msicx420 pati mga solutions

  68. darkbeat says:

    @ridenq nakakakita na ako ng blue screen of death bsods last week of august ko pa lang kabibili. sabi mga kasama ko at sarili ko research google, masamang senyales na daw, posibly hardware?

  69. rowell says:

    ok namn poh MSI CX420 q… wala nga lng bluetooth… pero sulit naman… nakalaro nq ng dawn of war II tsaka assasin creed II

  70. darkbeat says:

    nasa msi na cx420 ko. camera ayaw na gumana. 1 week pa daw makuha. wala pa 1 month ganito na. benta ko na pagkatapos magawa.

  71. Mike says:

    @reiden: 7 mos. na itong msi cx420 ko. Wla ako nging problema. I think may defect ung MSI mo, since day 1 ang dmi nging problema. Lahat ng peripherals ng laptop ko nagagamit ko ng maayos. And I’m using 2 OS Win7 and Linux. MSI is great!

  72. rowell says:

    sir Mike panu po maglagay ng 2 OS sa laptop??

  73. nathan says:

    eto gamit kong laptop for online gaming eh-Granado Espada.Kelangan nya lang ng magandang uber cooling pad kasi madaling uminit. di naman ako techy at heavy apps user kaya satisfactory naman to. cheap pa ang rates. kala ko nga dati msi is So-so pero dami naman nyang papuri being a “heavyduty” lappy.

  74. Dante says:

    AT AKOY NALILITO!!!!!

    I want to buy this lappy pero since nabasa ko lahat ng comments for this laptop, NOW I’M DOUBTING to buy.

    OK kasi ako sa MSI since ito gamit ko on my desktop. have many issue with other brands kaya ito pinili ko..

    Hope someone will clear my mind na OK itong MSi CX420. thanks!

  75. Wanderer says:

    almost 6 months na sakin tong CX420 ko at wala pa ding problema araw araw ko tong ginagamit, whole day kapag weekends! Tingin ko matibay naman to under normal use.

    Meron lang talagang mga defective na units, kaya kapag within 1 month nagloko na, ibig sabihin sira yung unit na nakuwa nyu, kaya nga me warranty, para me habol tayu kung sakaling problematic yung makuwa natin.

  76. darkbeat says:

    @wanderer .tama. kaso 1 week lang replacement period. 1 year ka na nyan mag papabalikbalik sa service center na more than 1 week mag service. di ko pa nga nakuha dipa tapos sakin. good sya sa good kaso mas malaki chances maka chamba defective unlike sa known brand na na encounter na mga problems na ngayon pa lang pinag aaralan ng mga new players sa market ng laptop. iba yung feel ng di pa na service kesa sa na repair na. nakaka walang gana.

  77. darkbeat says:

    @dante sa good specs and price nya ako na attract. sa quality, take your risk.

  78. Mike says:

    I think wala sa brand yan.. Other brands ganon din nmn mdmi din complaints, . thats why i choose MSI.. Good quality and affordable.. If you open MSI laptop and a competing brands with same specs pareho lng laman sa loob the difference is ung packaging iba to make it more attractive to buyers.. By the way its your choice.. Opinion ko lng un.. gud day!! hehehe…

  79. meau says:

    ilan grapik card ng msi cr420???

  80. naldooh says:

    so far, wala namang problema ang cx420 ko for the past 3 months.. ang latest graphics driver nga lang
    ay hndi pa ipinalabas ng msi. ginagamit ko ito sa mga high end graphics applications. astig talaga.. i love this lafy!..

  81. meau says:

    guys ilan po graphic card ng cr420 i5?

  82. tinah says:

    3 months plng skin ang lappy ko
    msi cx420 i3

    ngkaroon ako ng issue d2 sa lappy,
    nung isang araw lng ang tagal nya mgboot. nagamit ko nmn ng maayus kinaumagahan.

    sinabhan ako ng classmate ko na my tulad ng lappy ko, i diagnose ko lng at i repair for 4 hours. grabe..
    natakot ako tsaka lagi xa ng Blue screen. anu kaya magagwa ko d2?

    im currently using win7 ultimate
    nglaro di plan ako ng L4D 2 need ko pa mgturbo mode ng Tuneup utilities para makalaro ng maayos na walang lag. hhaaayy

    i hate the blue screen thing anu kaya magagwa ko d2?

  83. Mike says:

    @rowell

    dual OS is simple. Just download Ubuntu 10.04 .iso install inside wind0ws7. then you have dual os. Simple!

  84. jay says:

    I’m planning to buy MSI c420 this christmas. pwede po ba pa advice? ok ba talaga itong laptop na to? nakaka discourage kasi yung comment ng iba. gusto ko talaga to kasi affordable at maganda ang specs. thanks po.

  85. meau says:

    wala sumasagot tanong ko imba >.<

  86. Mike says:

    @meau: 2 po. ATI and Intel. =)

  87. Rowell says:

    tnx sir mike.. =) wala nam problema MSI q… sa ngaun.. bigaten na mga games q na natapos..

    1.Darksiders
    2.POP Forgotten Sand
    3.Split second
    4.Dawn of war- Chaos rising

    sa ngaun nag-aantay na lng aq ng release ng Assassin creed brotherhood

  88. vanilla says:

    @riedenq

    i have my cx420 for about 3 months now but since then i have no problem with it…

    but about your problem i think you have a bad HDD i have seen those problem even with other brands either it is a laptop or a netbook. have them replaced your harddrive and see what happens.

    and those with having problems with bluetooth there’s a switch to turn it on : Fn (key) + F6 <– sometimes neglected by other users

  89. kuppie says:

    also a msi cx420 user for me wala naman akong problema 8months na akin from pc corner dun kasi ang mura 30999 lng… sayang lng ndi ko na abutan ung time na may i5 for cx420 na nilabas konting dagdag nalang… pag kaka alam ko all out black ung laptop na un which is good kasi ung black na may silver nag fade na ung sa button ng touch pad ko…

  90. juan tamad says:

    is this what you call a product review?? :(

  91. nel says:

    Guys is this review? puro Possitive lang ang nakikita ko para mabenta ito laptop eh, nagcomment me here pero di ata accept yun sinabi ko so dapat kung review tlga hoping my negative and positive about the product….

  92. nel says:

    Guys is this review? puro Positive lang ang nakikita ko para mabenta ito laptop eh, nagcomment me here pero di ata accept yun sinabi ko so dapat kung review tlga hoping my negative and positive about the product….

  93. kalachuchi says:

    I’ve been using my CX420 for 2 months now and I have nothing to say about it’s specs nor it’s performance. It’s actually fast and great!

    Just a heads up…to those of who always have sweaty palms, please try to cover up the sticker where the specs of your laptop is located. Mine is peeling off probably due to my sweaty palms.

  94. rainne says:

    Kakabili ko lang ng MSI CR420. Nagtataka lang ako kung bakit wala sa hardware devices nya ang bluetooth. Nagdownload ako ng driver pero di mainstall kasi dapat daw naka switch on ang device. Waaaah! Kahit ilang press ng Fn + F9 gawin ko wala pa din eh. May blue tooth po ba talaga to? Help please huhu

  95. destiny says:

    mine too.cr420,,just bought it recently,..wala yata tlga bluetooth..tsk..

  96. destiny says:

    anyone?pls help me with the bluetooth issue..i have my cr420 and it doesnt have bluetooth installed with it,,any idea what to do?any help please…

  97. rainne says:

    Destiny mukhang wala talagang bluetooth tong CR420. Nakapag install kasi ako ng driver, kaya lang may message na “Bluetooth dongle unplugged”… =(

  98. destiny says:

    rainne merry xmas happy new year !! try ko dn mgdownload ng driver,,baka sakali..for now,just enjoy the holiday tnx!

  99. ashe says:

    kaya po ba ng laptop na to ung COD5? or RF online?

  100. Rowell says:

    Hi guys nagkaroon po ng problem ung laptop q..nagkaroon xa ng bluescreen error tapos kpag binukbuksan xa matagal na magboot.. sinubukan q na i reformat ng ireformat at isystem restore pre gnun pa din.. matagal mag boot. pag nagboot up na xa “program has stopped working namn”… like gfxUI.exe,reader_sl.exe, catalyst control tsaka ung avast. pa elp po sana q… 6months pa lng sakin 2 tnx

    • Labo says:

      paps… sakit po ng msi cx420 ang sirain nyang hard disk… un tlga ang pnka issue sa model na e2… if i believe… Western Digital ung brand ng hard disk…. i just bought my msi cx420 dis may 2011, and ive researched the consa nd pros of this laptop i bought,,, its kinda dissapointing though..

  101. red says:

    rowell>dude natakot ko dun..1 month pa lang sakin cx420..
    anyway ok naman ‘la ngalang bluetooth(sayang)..my bluetooth na app ewan ko ba kailangan dw ‘dongle’ ..pero astig pa rin nilalaro ko ngayon cod black ops hehehe..

  102. Rowell says:

    @red navirusan nga po ata e… pero papacheck q na ngaun sa shop na pinagbilhan q sana maauz =)… darating din aq dyan sa black ops after modern warfare

  103. Tim says:

    Hello po. I own this laptop and I have a hard time dealing with the hard disk. Bumabagal sya mag boot hanggang sa mag fail na lang. I already sent it to the Service center. They fixed it but now nagbabadya na naman yung hard disk failure na maulit. Tingnan nyo po itong blog for the screen shot http://timothyzagada.webs.com/apps/blog/show/5791436-msi-cx420-hard-disk-problem-again-

  104. gil says:

    bakit hindi gagana ng maayos ung video kpg OEM lang un OS mo?

  105. gil says:

    @xeon – bakit hindi gagana ng maayos ung switchable graphics kapag OEM ang gamit na OS? balak ko kasi bumili ng windows 7 professional na OEM.

  106. destiny says:

    meron po ba jn na gumagamit ng cr420? ok pb ung hard disk nyo?meron dn b similar case n kgaya ng sa cx420 na problem s hard disk na failure?

  107. red says:

    gil>reserved for higher versions ng win ang laptop..(choosy..hahah)..sakin prof 32-bit..
    mga dude worried na ko hahaha..bat ang daming defects na nababasa ko..haha..natukso lng bilhin to dhil may librng all-in1 prntr:D

  108. red says:

    gil>reserved for higher versions ng win ang laptop..(choosy..hahah)..sakin prof 32-bit..
    mga dude worried na ko hahaha..bat ang daming defects na nababasa ko..haha..natukso lng bilhin to dhil may librng all-in1 prntr:D
    tanong lang po?kaya po ba nito ang gta4?

  109. destiny says:

    hey! meron b jn post regarding sa cr420?meron nb lumalabas na problema,,anything?

  110. rainne says:

    So far wala naman akong naeencounter na problem sa kanya. Pero one month pa lang kasi sa kin ang CR420. Mukhang wala namang magiging problema..

  111. destiny says:

    tnx rainne..hopefully wala nga sna mging problem,,1month mhgit ko pa dn ito gamit,,dami kc negative post sa cx420,,w/c is kakambal ng cr420..useless tlga ung bluetooth nito,,ayaw tlga mgpa install :( post soon..

  112. Tim says:

    6 months na sakin yung CX420 ko. 2 beses na nasira hard disk. Nagtanong ako sa service center kung ano kadalasan complaint ng owner ng ganitong unit. Meron din daw nag-papaayos dahil nagfi-flicker yung screen.

  113. rainne says:

    Yung bluetooth destiny wala talaga. Bibili na lang ako ng dongle. =(

    Nakita ko din sa ibang sites na optional pala ang bluetooth dito sa cr420 kaya di na lang ako nangulit sa binilhan ko, medyo malayo din kasi kung mamamasahe pa ko para sa bluetooth, ahaha. Somehow fault ko din kasi di ko na check nung binibili ko pa lang.

  114. destiny says:

    rainne,,ask ko lng kung ano po ung dongle n un?gusto ko dn sna mgkaron ng bluetooth ito cr420..nbili ko to sa sm north msi

  115. Mike says:

    Yung mga bago labas na cx420 wla ng bluetooth.. Ung lappy ko mern april 2010 ko pa cya nbili.. Sorry guys.. Bili n lng kau ng dongle.. =(

  116. Boogie says:

    un mga my problema sa bluetooth,,andun ung driver nya sa ksamang cd..nun una akla qdin wlang camera,bluetooth ito msi cx420..nun kinalkal q ung cd..andun lng pla ang hnhanap q..aun..ngamit qna lhat..try nyo manual search ung cd–>>C:\msi intel core i3-330m\G71-NDW1210\Win7 32\Bluetooth\2.1.2.193\Bluetooth 2.1.2.193.mp– okya install nyo lhat lman nun driver and utilities dun sa cd..

  117. rainne says:

    Destiny, sorry I’ve been busy nitong mga nakaraang araw. Yung dongle eh pina-plug sa USB port. Para lang siyang flashdrive, actually mas maliit siya ng konti. Yun na lang gamitin mo din para atleast may bluetooth. Mura lang siya, yung nabili ko 200 pesos lang.

  118. destiny says:

    rainne,,tnx po sa reply,..mukha 2 lng kc tau gumagamit ng cr420 so far,,hopefully meron pa iba na gumagamit dn ng cr420 na pwd iconsult..till then,,thank you ng marami sa help..well, any problem case regarding sa lappie mo,,kung kaya kong sagutin,,kung kaya ko lng po,just ask
    ,i wud gladly help u out.tnx again

  119. Rowell says:

    naayus na ung laptop q… hard disk nga ung cra.. bumigay daw.. sana di na mauulit…=(… sayang namn…

  120. ren says:

    hello. anu po yun model sa msi na gnito rin kasu walng ATi?..planu kc me buy ng gnito na walang ATI na good din daw sa game onlines..thanks..

  121. gilbert says:

    for me MSI CR420 OVER ALL performance of thi model is great, buetooth lang di nyo pa mapagana!!!!

  122. Tim says:

    For MSI CX420 owners. Ingat na lang tayo sa hard disk. Yun talaga madalas na problema nya.

  123. waffle says:

    ask ko lang po sa mga gumagamit ng msi cr420,..
    yung camera ba talagang pang video recording lang? Hindi ko kasi magamit yung webcam ko for taking pictures eh,..

  124. kai says:

    had a problem with the hard drive. twice na napalitan. im scared na mapalitan ulit lalo na after the warranty is up. hay. and yung exhaust na sa right side. mainit mag mouse

  125. sexy_tin says:

    sakin okay naman, bday gift sakin yung unit..windows 7 ultimate nakalagay…mabilis sya kasi di naman ako gumagamit ng games.

    ilang hours ba usually ang battery life ng laptop. itong akin kasi di ko maintindihan, minsan nakalagay 3 hrs…pero kung minsan 2 hours and a half lang…pero so far, i find this unit user-friendly. hindi gaanong mainit sa lap, kahit wala ng cooler pad okay lang.

  126. rollz says:

    Ask ko lng po. new user po ako ng msi cx420 mabilis po ba tlga uminit ung adopter? kc ung akin ang blis po uminit e. hoping for a reply from your experience. tnx

    • HI,
      I also have MSI cx420 and we have the same problem about my unit. I had it fixed last year and then now June 8, 2011, it is starting to slow booting up again. I already formatted it but the problem is still there. I bought my laptop about 9 months ago and I am afraid the warranty will end soon. I will bring this again at Greenhills and I hope they can fix my problem
      I also have a problem about the camera because it is no longer working.
      Can somebody help me out please.

    • Earl says:

      Ako din meron kaya lang di madetect yung external bluetooth device

  127. Rowell says:

    Ask q lng po kung panu nyo iupdate ung graphics card ng cx420 nyo… gz2 na kzng magupdate ng catalyts manager q… d na daw compatible ty po.. nag DL na kz aq sa ATI.. pero not compatible daw… bka me link kau ng tamangiddownload para magupdate ung graphics driver q ty

  128. Lienrock says:

    meron ako MSI CX420 kaso no problem kasi my ginawa ako hahaha, tip ko sainyo, pagkabili nyu ng cx420, upgrade nyu agad ung hardisk nya pra wla na kaung masyado gastosin tutal kaunti lng naman idadagdag nyo kesa bumili kau ng bago right? gudlak =)

  129. inieng says:

    i have just read yang mga comments u guys.Naks katakot naman. ka2bili ko lng kasi 2n msi cx420x na laptop ko. tips nman jan, para alm ko un mga ga2win in case na ma encounter ko un mga na encounter u nah…tnx

    • Dark beat says:

      since nabili mo na, ung pagpaparepair na lang advice ko..
      broken camera kagad wala pa 1 month na purchase ko last year, took weeks bago na repair kc sa store ko dinala.
      flickering screen/broken cable last month took a only a few days kasi sa main service center nila sa ortigas ko dinala.

  130. kai says:

    just dont buy this model. period. kakatakot. waste of money.

  131. Flight says:

    Hi, Meron ako CR420 NAGFLIFLICKER ANG SCREEN NYA AT BIGLA NLNG NAG HANG. HANGGANG DUN LANG SA MSI NA SCREEN START UP. HELP NAMAN DYAN.

    Ung WEBCAM Pang video nga lang, hindi puede for picture taking.
    Ung BLUTOOTH naman display lang sa keyboard. :(

    3 months palang itong MSI ko! Parang gusto ko na palitan!

  132. Rowell says:

    crain talga ung hardisk n2… ingat na lng… sakin kz kakapalit lng nun jan.. auz pa rin nmn xa ngaun..

  133. guncoin says:

    ingat din kayo sa keyboard nyan dahil dali masira sira na yong akin at mahirap hanapin

  134. Mr Blik says:

    yung CR420 ko, nag flicker din yung screen kaya yung ginawa ko, pumunta ko ng service center para ipaayos kasi under warranty pa naman. Naayos naman yun after 30mins,…Tinesting ko pa sya dun sa center, kaso nung naka uwi na ko para gamitin, ibang problem naman yung nangyari,.. black screen na sya, wala nang display monitor ko… Gusto ko narin palitan to,.. Ayoko na bumili ng msi sa susunod

    • Glendamiro says:

      Tol… Ano ba sira… pag ang laptop… Pag open mo na ON lang xia.. pero ung Screen nia wlang display… Black lang.. MSI cr400x ung sakin… Un ung prob ko.. lampas lang 1year… Tipok na agad..

  135. loucci says:

    may problema ba kayo sa webcam?? na dedetect xa pero lumalabas black… check ko sa device manager working fine daw pero black screen padin nakikita ko… And almost 10months na sakin msicx420 nag flicker nadin screen wew

  136. xxx says:

    sakit sa ulo ang computer na yan! never buy that brand. Mura nga, di naman silot

  137. amd_go says:

    MSI unang laptop ko. wala pang 1 year..dead na motherboard. First 2 months, flickering ang problem. Fixed because of warranty. Ngayon, I am eyeing ASUS as my next lappy brand. Learned already my lesson. Ganda nga specs..sa engineering naman palpaK!

  138. Chad says:

    Hello po.
    CR420 ang model ng Notebook na gamit ko.
    Base sa mga comments mo either hardware concern or firmware concern.
    I have a month old Notebook and going smoothly.
    I bought it directly from MSI showroom in MEGA, CyberZone.
    If ever I have issues, I’ll post it right away so that I can contribute some information about the product.
    If you have concerns that I can answer, feel free to post a message.

    Still grinding my Notebook for issues.

  139. Raymond Abadilla says:

    I’ve had the MSI cx 420 laptop for a year now and I usually have my laptop on for at least 12 hours a day especially when gaming. So far I have not had any problems with its hard disk, my only complaint is that the laptop gets VERY hot VERY quickly, so I suggest you have a cooler ready. If I were to use the cx420 without a cooler it would just power off on its own after 5 hours. I consider myself lucky that my laptop is still working until now. My overall rating for this laptop would be a 7/10. I would not recommend this laptop for Intense Graphical PC games because laptop video cards are nothing compared to PC video cards. Thank you and good day.

  140. Johnnex Alcazar says:

    Im a Cx420 user Unang Problem ko dito ay yung webcam. ung nadedetect pero blackscreen pero napa ayos narin by warranty at pra po sa nag tataka na kung bakit walang bluetooth OPTIONAL po yun. pang 2 na prob ko ehh nag hahang sya for a sec sa mga ibang games minsan at yung may mga problema po sa cooler na umiinit agad Try nyu pabuksan loob bka maraming DUST! so far mag 1yr nato saken :5 days straight Usage:

    HDD1-WorkingTime: 215 days 20 hours

    • luphy73 says:

      i think we have the same situation in our unit… i have been using it like desktop in 1 year, but now i realized, this unit is not for heavy gaming purposes at all when it started to hang for a bit (just like yours) but will return eventually… i also have observed, it is starting to heat up a lot when i am in 3D mode, so i usually use power saving mode when i am not playing or watching DVD’s… so this time, i’ll just use it for school and office works and less gaming. i am just curious about how to clean the inside of this unit, i’m kinda scared opening it… do you have a suggestion?

  141. bigboy marcelino says:

    well ganyan din nangyari sakin….hard disk ang problema,1 month palang sakin bigay na kaagad ang hard disk…hanggang ngayun hinihintay kopang matapos nasa MSI center pa…25 days ng under repair….kakainis lng kc dapat nagagamit kona ng hus2…well ganyan tlga basta sa susunod dina tlga ako bibili ng brnad nato….

  142. Raymond Abadilla says:

    My MSI CX420 now has a flickering screen problem, it flickers constantly until I adjust my LCD to a proper position wherein the flickering will temporarily stop. I’m currently worrying how much I will spend to fix this flickering screen problem.

  143. ken says:

    This laptop sucks. 2x ko n dinala sa service center. Nag oon pero wala display, memory daw ang problem pero eto ncira nnman. Patapos n yung warranty ds nov. Havent even finished paying for this!

  144. luphy73 says:

    so far, lagpas na ng 1 year to unit ko, cx420… medyo ok p naman, nasira nga lng ung webcam, medyo sensitive ata kasi mahina ung housing nya, e nahulog ko pa, wew… payo ko lng, ung CR400 hindi yan pang games, even tong cx420, hindi pang heavy gaming, promise… kaya ung mga problema nyo sa HD, baka dahil sobra pag lalaro nyo… lalo na ung sa mga CR400 users…

  145. myke72 says:

    can anyone help me with my msi cx 420…
    all working xa the only problem is the audio..mahina xa..i tried to install original audio driver since i formated it already..yet the audio is still low…one thing more there’s three driver in the audio device system..anyone?

  146. cramot says:

    bigyan nyo naman ako ng link 2ngkol sa driver ng webcam

  147. RS says:

    Pahingi nmn po ako ng full installer ng cx420 core i3 kahit link lang po

    at medyo nalilito ako sa kasi pag cx420 ang isearch mo core i5 ang lumalabas na proci at hindi core i3 ang proci. pero pag cx420mx core i3..

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