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MSI CR70

MSI CR70 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 2.5GHz 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)

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the MSI CR70 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI CR70 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the CR70. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CR70 is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the MSI CR70 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CR70. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the CR70 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the CR70 is 950MHz. The MSI CR70 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CR70.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 786 expert and owner reviews, MSI has good ratings for its portable PCs. MSI also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The MSI CR70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 15".

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. The MSI CR70 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo B5400[plb_2715847_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI CR70 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the CR70. Notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CR70 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite S50-B[plb_2756222_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CR70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This MSI notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the CR70 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the MSI CR70 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CR70.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI CR70 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CR70 also have 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 frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the MSI CR70 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CR70.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the CR70 is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. The MSI CR70 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CR70.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the MSI CR70 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

The MSI CR70 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CR70 have between two and eight battery cells.

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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 around for a comparable 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 commonly found memory slot on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CR70 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the CR70 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the MSI CR70 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of a similar type and age to the CR70 is 11GB.

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

The MSI CR70 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI CR70 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

At 2.7 kilograms, the MSI CR70 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CR70. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CR70 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Wide

With a width of 418 millimeters, the MSI CR70 is very wide compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CR70. The narrowest comparable spec laptop that came out around the same time as the CR70 is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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Thick

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year, the height of the MSI CR70 of 39 millimeters is one of the thickest. Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the CR70 the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI CR70

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The MSI CR70 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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 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 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 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 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
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 cr702mi345, msi i34100, msi i34100m
Barcodes 04719072396404

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