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

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB May 2014
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17 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The MSI CR61 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The MSI CR61 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most of the laptops of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CR61. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CR61 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all MSI notebook PCs and also specifically for MSI medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases MSI had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI CR61 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CR61 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T440p[plb_3682866_price] (2.6GHz), or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CR61 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This MSI portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of a comparable age and type to the CR61 range from 10" to 18". The MSI CR61 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI CR61 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CR61.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the MSI CR61 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the CR61. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The MSI CR61 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

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 around the same time as the CR61.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched 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 medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider 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 laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has one of the smallest internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the CR61, the MSI CR61 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The MSI CR61 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the CR61 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CR61 is 590GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CR61.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI CR61

Released Over Two Years Ago

This MSI portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The MSI CR61 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This MSI portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the MSI CR61 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CR61.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo S510p[plb_1609701_price] (2.4kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the X1 Carbon[pl_2843836_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
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
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
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 Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
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...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cr61i345w7, msi 2mi345, msi 2mi345w
Barcodes 04053162657571, 04719072344412, 04719072397418

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2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs MSI CR61

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
MSI CR61
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 2,116.07
Vastly Lighter
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
1MB Bigger Processor Cache
Two More Battery Cells
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory

Lenovo ThinkPad T540 vs MSI CR61

Lenovo ThinkPad T540 vs MSI CR61
Lenovo ThinkPad T540
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
MSI CR61
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,048.87
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Nine Battery Cells
Newer PCI Express Slot Version
25% Faster Hard Drive Speed
Older by Three Months
0.26GB Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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