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MSI CR61-2Mi345 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 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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15 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The CR61-2Mi345 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CR61-2Mi345. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CR61-2Mi345 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the CR61-2Mi345 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the CR61-2Mi345, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the CR61-2Mi345 of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CR61-2Mi345 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the CR61-2Mi345 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the CR61-2Mi345 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by MSI have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that MSI also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI CR61-2Mi345 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the CR61-2Mi345.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B5400 (£479.99) is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The CR61-2Mi345 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CR61-2Mi345 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CR61-2Mi345 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the CR61-2Mi345 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CR61-2Mi345.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X551MAV is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The CR61-2Mi345 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CR61-2Mi345 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the CR61-2Mi345 is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. The MSI CR61-2Mi345 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The CR61-2Mi345 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CR61-2Mi345 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The MSI CR61-2Mi345 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CR61-2Mi345.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the MSI CR61-2Mi345 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 spec 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the MSI CR61-2Mi345 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the CR61-2Mi345 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba L75 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the MSI CR61-2Mi345 is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average weight of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CR61-2Mi345 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu LifeBook A514 (£429.00) (2.4kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CR61-2Mi345, the CR61-2Mi345 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The CR61-2Mi345 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the CR61-2Mi345. Laptops of a similar age and type to the CR61-2Mi345 have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI CR61-2Mi345

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The MSI CR61-2Mi345 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the CR61-2Mi345 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If this MSI notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s (£999.68) (512GB).

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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
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
Aspect Ratio
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 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
Audio System
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 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
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cr612mi345, msi i34100, msi 2mi345, msi i34100m, msi 2mi345w, msi cr612mi345, msi 0016gdsku61
Barcodes 04719072396718, 04719072397418

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