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MSI CX61 2PC 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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22 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61 2PC the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. The CX61 2PC has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the CX61 2PC.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the CX61 2PC only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the CX61 2PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the CX61 2PC has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the CX61 2PC the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the CX61 2PC has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61 2PC range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The CX61 2PC has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The MSI CX61 2PC has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude E6440 (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the CX61 2PC has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CX61 2PC. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CX61 2PC range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The CX61 2PC supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This MSI laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This MSI portable PC also 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 amongst all laptops that were released around the same time as the CX61 2PC.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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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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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the MSI CX61 2PC has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of this type and age is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the CX61 2PC has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The MSI CX61 2PC has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CX61 2PC range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the MSI CX61 2PC has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

The CX61 2PC is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the CX61 2PC have between one and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the CX61 2PC has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61 2PC the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CX61 2PC does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the CX61 2PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 5.3GB. The MSI CX61 2PC has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the MSI CX61 2PC does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the CX61 2PC have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the CX61 2PC 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 typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI CX61 2PC

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the MSI CX61 2PC has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the CX61 2PC.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (£400.00) (2.4kg).

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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
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 Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
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
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete 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 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 Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2pc811, 2pc1216, 2pc1232, 2pc1217, 2pc811t, 2pc811tw, 2pc1216x, 2pc1232h, 2pc1217t, 2pc1216xe, 2pc1232hu, 2pc1217tw, 2pc1216xes, msi 2pc1216, cx611216xes, msi 2pc1216x, msi 2pc1216xe, cx612pc1232hu, msi 2pc1216xes, cx612pc1216xes
Barcodes 04719072347659, 04719072349646

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