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MSI CX61 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the MSI CX61 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average PCI Express slot version of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61 is 2.2.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of a similar type and age to the CX61 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the MSI CX61 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI CX61 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX61.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CX61 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This MSI notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CX61.

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

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Six Battery Cells

The MSI CX61 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The MSI CX61 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61 which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CX61 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the CX61, the MSI CX61 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Thick

The MSI CX61 is very thick (37.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61. Notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX61 have heights of between 2.4mm and 300mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI CX61

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this MSI laptop was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the MSI CX61 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the CX61.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The MSI CX61 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

The MSI CX61 has a relatively standard weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the CX61.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude E5530 (£591.60) (2.4kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MSI CX61 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the CX61.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Asus X75A (£462.59) (6GB).

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Specification

Design
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Processor
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Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
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
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Indication Light
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Expert Reviews

(21)
26 January 2014

In Review: MSI CX61-i572M281BW7. Test device courtesy of Nvidia Deutschland. MSI's CX61-i572M281BW7 is certainly a superior notebook to its predecessor . Particularly in terms of performance, the...

2 May 2013

A stunning screen and powerful hardware make this a great-value laptop for gamers and film fans alike...

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24 April 2013

It's not going to win any awards for stylish design. But MSI's CX61 laptop provides good multimedia features and performance at a competitive price. See: more laptop reviews . MSI's marketing... Read more…

31 March 2013

One of the hardest things to get right in a laptop is the balance between price and power. MSI has never scrimped on the latter - often offering specs that cater to the multimedia masses and the... Read more…

31 March 2013

One of the hardest things to get right in a laptop is the balance between price and power. MSI has never scrimped on the latter - often offering specs that cater to the multimedia masses and the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(15)
Reviewed 1 July 2015 by Jose
Jose would recommend the MSI CX61 (Verified Purchase)

Graphics cards on a laptop do not come much cheaper. So far I'm pretty satisfied with the computer and my only criticism is that it did not come with a solid state drive, but given the price it is... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2015 by Theman
Theman would recommend the MSI CX61 (Verified Purchase)

Honestly one of the best laptops that i have ever gotten, so much better then the macbook pro! can't wait to get windows 10 on this bad boy, will be updating the processor and RAM in the future,... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by HighlandRogue
HighlandRogue would recommend the MSI CX61

You can't beat this machine for the price. It doesn't have a touch screen (I didn't want one) so your not paying for that. Everything you expect from an MSI machine is here. I upgraded to 16gb of... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by LavyWavy
LavyWavy would recommend the MSI CX61

100% happy with this. I bought it on a budget while I'm in college and broke my last laptop. Body is not weak as far as I can tell. Happily can play my favorite games, even the newer ones and the... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2015 by Momma6
Momma6 would recommend the MSI CX61 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this for my son and he is extremely happy with it. He can do his homework and also he is a gamer. So far so good...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 4210, msi 4210m, cx61i547w7, msi 2pci545, cx61i547w7h, cx61i530m245, msi 2pci545f, msi 2pci545fd
Barcodes 04719072273194, 04719072276874, 04719072291280, 04719072398583

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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