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MSI CR61 2M

MSI CR61 2M 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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CPU performance has increased by 3%~7%, while the overall platform is 15% more powerful, and GPU performance is even more noteworthy, with an average increase of over 30%.In terms of 2D and 3D... More
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20 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The CR61 2M is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The CR61 2M has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the CR61 2M. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CR61 2M the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the CR61 2M that we have checked, the PCI Express slot version of the CR61 2M of 3 is one of the newest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the CR61 2M that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the CR61 2M of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the CR61 2M has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the CR61 2M.

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Good Brand

MSI is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and MSI also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the CR61 2M has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the CR61 2M. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the CR61 2M is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI CR61 2M has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the CR61 2M.

If this MSI portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7[plb_2867731_price] (1.1TB and higher rated).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CR61 2M supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the CR61 2M the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the CR61 2M has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The CR61 2M has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of this age and type. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CR61 2M is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The CR61 2M has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the CR61 2M.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the CR61 2M, the CR61 2M has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the CR61 2M has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the CR61 2M. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CR61 2M is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the CR61 2M has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops that came out around the same time as the CR61 2M is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CR61 2M range from 8.1GB to 33GB. The MSI CR61 2M has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the CR61 2M.

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Six Battery Cells

The MSI CR61 2M is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The CR61 2M has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the CR61 2M does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar type and age 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the CR61 2M is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the CR61 2M. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the CR61 2M the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Alternative 2.4kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire VN7[plb_2867731_price].

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2854876_price] (2.4kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the CR61 2M do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI CR61 2M is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CR61 2M have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the MSI CR61 2M which has one USB 2.0 port.

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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 of a comparable type and age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI CR61 2M

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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
Memory
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX 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
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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 Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 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 TSX-NI
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

24 September 2014

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cr612mi51, msi i54210, cr612mi51w, msi i54210m, msi cr612mi51, msi cr612mi51w
Barcodes 04719072397401

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