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MSI CX70 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" 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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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz, notebookcheck.it and notebookcheck.nl this MSI portable PC has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Average User Reviews

CX70 owners on average rated this laptop 77%.

Robust

One customer who reviewed this laptop considered that it was well made. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “Before us we have a new model, which is built with state of the art hardware” in their review of the MSI CX70.

Good for Gaming

One person said in their reviews that the product was good for gaming. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net said “The MSI CX70-i740M281W7H The MSI CX70-i740M281W7H scores points with its good application and acceptable gaming performance” in their review of this laptop.

Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the MSI CX70 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX70 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the MSI CX70 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the MSI CX70 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 CX70.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CX70 range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the MSI CX70 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the CX70 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. The MSI CX70 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and MSI also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX70 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the MSI CX70 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 17.3" laptops currently available including the Lenovo G70-80, the HP Pavilion 17, or the Asus X751LAV which has better reviews.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI CX70 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the CX70 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Probook 650 G1, the Fujitsu LifeBook E734, and the DELL Latitude 14 7000 is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Latitude 3540 (2.7GHz), or the Precision M2800 (2.7GHz) both from DELL or the Panasonic Toughbook 53 (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CX70 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI CX70 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CX70.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Inspiron 5558, or the Inspiron 17 5000 (£649.00) both from DELL or the Acer Aspire E5.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z51-70 (1TB and higher rated), the Toshiba Satellite L50-C (1TB and higher rated), or the Acer Aspire VN7-571G (1.1TB and higher rated).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CX70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CX70 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX70 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the MSI CX70 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the CX70.

Alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Aspire V3, or the Aspire S7 both from Acer or the MSI PX60 2QD.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the T450 (12GB), or the T450 (12GB) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,210.04) (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI CX70 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI CX70 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX70 also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa, or the DELL Latitude 3540.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the MSI CX70 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CX70 is 2.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The MSI CX70 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CX70 is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The MSI CX70 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the CX70 is 690GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the CX70 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the MSI CX70 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

The MSI CX70 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the CX70 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 the most commonly found HDMI version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI CX70 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago 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 MSI CX70 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age do have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus S200E, the Lenovo G50-45, or the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MSI CX70 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including the Asus S200E, the Lenovo T450s, or the HP ProBook 455 G2 which has better reviews.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T540p (SSD), the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD), or the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that came out more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI CX70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the Latitude 15 5000 (£646.98), or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Asus S200E which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the MSI CX70 is one of the heavier laptops of a similar spec and age to the CX70 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The lightest laptop that was launched more than a year ago is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

We compared all the other 2.7kg heavy notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the CR70, and the CR70 both from MSI or the Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B is also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Wide

The MSI CX70 is one of the widest medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CX70 (418 millimeters) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average width of notebook PCs of this age and type is 360mm.

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Thick

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type, the MSI CX70's height of 39 millimeters is one of the thickest. The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 27mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI CX70

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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

Expert Reviews

(13)
3 September 2013

The MSI CX70-i740M281W7H The MSI CX70-i740M281W7H scores points with its good application and acceptable gaming performance . On top of that it offers lots of storage space and comes with a...

7 September 2013

Mise à jour Haswell ? Faite ! Avec le CX70, MSI propose un PC portable de 17,3 pouces pour environ 800 euros. Pour cette somme, l'acheteur aura droit à un processeur Haswell, une carte graphique... Read more…

26 October 2012

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26 September 2013

Haswell Update. Voor bijna ?800 biedt MSI de 17,3 inch CX70. Voor dit geld krijg je een Haswell processor, een GeForce GPU en veel opslagruimte. Ons testrapport laat zien of de laptop overtuigend... Read more…

6 May 2013

Ik ben erg tevreden met de laptop, hoewel ik hem nog maar een week heb kan ik wel zeggen dat ik blij ben met de keuze. Tot nu toe heb ik nog niks negatiefs gevonden over deze laptop, alleen dat...

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User Reviews

(312)
Reviewed 19 April 2015 by Lawrenzo

After a lengthy period of using tablets and small notebooks I felt the need to go back to a laptop. As I travel fairly frequently for pleasure and always take an internet device with me, I wanted... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2015 by Coincidence Vs Fate
(Verified Purchase)

My Dad wanted a cheap replacement for his aging and creeking Toshiba. I did intend to get him an Acer Aspire ES1-512 15.6-inch Notebook (Black) - (Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD,... Read more…

Reviewed 28 February 2015 by My Opinion
(Verified Purchase)

After uninstalling the dreaded Silverfish which took less than a minute, I then began to start using it. It took all of a minute to realise that this laptop is very poor quality. The keyboard just... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Ern
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop not long ago - It worked and worked well from the start. The keyboard is a good size, which makes that the numeric keyboard section fits in well. I set this up earlier custom... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by KEITH M
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop after searching in Google for "best buy budget laptops". I checked on 3 sites before deciding and it's proved to be an excellent choice, a bargain for the price. It's slimline... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 2qf625, msi i54210, msi i54210m, msi 2qfi581, msi 2qf625u, msi 2qf625uk, msi 9s7175812625, 9s7175812625 2qf625, 9s7175812625 cell940, 9s7175812625 2qf625u, 9s7175812625 2qf625uk, 9s7175812625 cell940m, 9s7175812625 9s7175812625, 9s7175812625 i54210m1tb8gb6
Barcodes 04719072395780, 04719072438890

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