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MSI CR61 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Dec 2012
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the MSI CR61 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the CR61 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Good Brand

MSI has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CR61 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The MSI CR61 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the CR61 have between one and eight battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The MSI CR61 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the CR61 which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CR61 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CR61 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI CR61 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Thick

The MSI CR61 is very thick (37.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the CR61. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the CR61 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the MSI CR61

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when MSI released the CR61.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The MSI CR61 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

The MSI CR61 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the CR61.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The MSI CR61 has a better processor family than most laptops that have been around for more than two years. This MSI portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The MSI CR61 has a pretty standard weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude E5530 (£591.60) (2.4kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the CR61.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this MSI laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X75A (£462.59) (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(5)
31 July 2014

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12 March 2014

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1 March 2014

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2 August 2013

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14 December 2013

Das MSI CR61-i5U45FHDW7 (0016GP-SKU3) überrascht im Test positiv mit seinem 15,6-Zoll-Display. Selten hatten wir ein so perfekt entspiegeltes und mit so guten Messwerten punktendes TN-Panel im...

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cr61i345, msi 2mi345, msi 2mi345w
Barcodes 04719072284749, 04719072397418

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