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MSI CR70 2M

MSI CR70 2M 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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17 Reasons For

Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the CR70 2M the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. At 3, the CR70 2M has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CR70 2M.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The CR70 2M has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CR70 2M only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this laptop 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 typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the CR70 2M have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the MSI CR70 2M has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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MSI Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the CR70 2M that we have checked, the CR70 2M's screen size of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CR70 2M the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 17.3" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 17 (£437.58).

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The CR70 2M has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CR70 2M. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The CR70 2M 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 are a similar age to it. In addition, this notebook PC 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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the CR70 2M is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. The CR70 2M has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the CR70 2M.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the CR70 2M has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the CR70 2M range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI CR70 2M has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the CR70 2M the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At 750 gigabytes, the MSI CR70 2M has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have a full-size keyboard, however the MSI CR70 2M does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£399.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The CR70 2M does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.2kg. The MSI CR70 2M is fairly heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CR70 2M.

Alternative 2.7kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B which has better reviews.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Wide

When compared to other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CR70 2M that we have checked, the CR70 2M's width of 418 millimeters is one of the widest. The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CR70 2M range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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Thick

The average height of similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 27mm, and the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. With a height of 39 millimeters, the CR70 2M's height is one of the thickest amongst portable PCs of a similar type and age to the CR70 2M.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI CR70 2M

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Specification

Features
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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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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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 Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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
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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
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Expert Reviews

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2m428n, 2m418g, 2m417n, msi 64, 2m430l, 2m429b, 2m417ne, msi 64b, 2m430lu, 2m429be, 2m428nl, 2m418gr, msi 64bi, msi 64bit, msi 2m428, msi 2m428n, msi i54210, msi 2m428nl, msi i54210m, msi cr702m428, msi cr702m428n, msi cr702m428nl
Barcodes 04719072356286, 04719072356323, 04719072360344, 04719072360351, 04719072360368

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