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MSI CX61 2QF

MSI CX61 2QF 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 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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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 2QF has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX61 2QF. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61 2QF have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the MSI CX61 2QF's PCI Express slot version is one of the newest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX61 2QF. The PCI Express slot versions of similar spec laptops that were released one year ago range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The CX61 2QF is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At 400 megahertz, the CX61 2QF has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the CX61 2QF.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The CX61 2QF has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CX61 2QF 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

MSI has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI CX61 2QF has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI CX61 2QF has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the CX61 2QF. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CX61 2QF range from 16GB to 2TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7 (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CX61 2QF supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This MSI laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and type is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 2QF has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the CX61 2QF. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61 2QF the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The CX61 2QF has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. Most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CX61 2QF processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of portable PCs of this age and spec is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the CX61 2QF has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CX61 2QF.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI CX61 2QF has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the CX61 2QF has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CX61 2QF.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61 2QF range from 5GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the CX61 2QF has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CX61 2QF.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the CX61 2QF has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61 2QF is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The CX61 2QF is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the CX61 2QF 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 typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 2QF has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CX61 2QF the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The CX61 2QF does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the CX61 2QF.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age. 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the CX61 2QF is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that came out around the same time as the CX61 2QF is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

We compared all the other 2.4kg heavy notebook PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire VN7 is also worth considering.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15 (£459.50) (2.4kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The CX61 2QF is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI CX61 2QF

Released Over a Year Ago

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

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 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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Windows Key
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
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2qf1829, 2qf1829u, 2qf1829uk, msi i54210, msi p233077, msi 2qf1829, msi i54210m, msi p233077p, msi 2qf1829u, msi 2qf1829uk, msi 9s716gd511829
Barcodes 04719072396435, 04719072409555, 04719072426361

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