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MSI CX61 2QC
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MSI CX61 2QC 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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- Windows 8.1.- 4th Generation Intel CoreTM i processors.- NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2G VRAM DDR3.- Supports HDMI 1.4 for HD pictures.- The latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology.- 15.6 wide LED non-glare... More
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18 Reasons For

Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the CX61 2QC is 2.1, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the CX61 2QC, the PCI Express slot version of the CX61 2QC of 3 is one of the newest.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CX61 2QC, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the CX61 2QC of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CX61 2QC is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The CX61 2QC has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the CX61 2QC. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CX61 2QC only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this MSI laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the CX61 2QC has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the MSI CX61 2QC has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CX61 2QC the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average MSI medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by MSI.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the CX61 2QC have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. The CX61 2QC has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CX61 2QC.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the Lenovo B5400[plb_2715847_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G2[plb_2951226_price] (2.6GHz), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The CX61 2QC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The CX61 2QC has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and type is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the CX61 2QC, the CX61 2QC has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.1 gigahertz, the MSI CX61 2QC has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly 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 laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the CX61 2QC's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this age and type. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61 2QC the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The CX61 2QC is a six battery cell count laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The CX61 2QC has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CX61 2QC does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs 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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Heavy

At 2.4 kilograms, the MSI CX61 2QC is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the CX61 2QC have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A514[plb_2873169_price] (2.4kg).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CX61 2QC do not have a touch sensitive screen. The CX61 2QC is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.9 megapixels, the CX61 2QC has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the CX61 2QC. The lowest front camera resolution of laptops that are a comparable age to the CX61 2QC is 0.3MP, the highest is 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The CX61 2QC is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI CX61 2QC

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the CX61 2QC.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 2QC has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CX61 2QC.

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Average Screen Size

The CX61 2QC has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61 2QC.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7-791G[plb_3000372_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 750 gigabytes, the CX61 2QC has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (1TB).

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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
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
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 Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
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 msi 2qc1654, msi 2qc1654u, msi 2qc1654us
Barcodes 00824142115060

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