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MSI CR61 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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10 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a similar type and age to the CR61 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the MSI CR61 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the CR61. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CR61 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Good Brand

We checked 786 expert and owner reviews for MSI laptops and found that on average MSI has good reviews. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI CR61 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average processor clock speed of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CR61 is 2.1GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T410[plb_1629753_price] (2.53GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CR61 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CR61.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the MSI CR61 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The MSI CR61 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CR61 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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 notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI CR61 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CR61 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Thick

The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2.4mm to 300mm. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the CR61 that we have checked the height of, the MSI CR61's height of 37.6 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI CR61

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the MSI CR61 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CR61.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The MSI CR61 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the MSI CR61 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CR61.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Cache
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L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
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
Glossy Display
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Pre-Installed Software
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 Matrix Storage Technology
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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Data
Mouse Included
Bag Included
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(6)
31 July 2014

MSI CR61-2M Griffin? ?? ??? 2970M ????(???) ??? ??? ?????, ?? ???? ?? HD ????? ? HD ???? ???? 15.6?? ?????? ?? ??? ??, ? ??, ?? ?? ? ??? ??? ????? ??? ????. ?? OS (????)? ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??... Read more…

24 September 2014

Komputer ju? dawno przesta? by? dobrem luksusowym i trudno wyobrazi? sobie dom bez niego, podobnie jak dom bez lodówki czy pralki. Blisko 2 lata temu opublikowali?my przegl?d laptopów z... Read more…

Hervorragendes Display
Stabiles Gehuse
Wenig Akkulaufzeit
Mittelmige Performance
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 msi 2mi345, msi 2mi345w
Barcodes 04719072295127, 04719072397418

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