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MSI CX70 2QF
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MSI CX70 2QF 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jun 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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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot version of the MSI CX70 2QF of 3 is one of the newest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CX70 2QF. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the CX70 2QF the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB. The MSI CX70 2QF has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the CX70 2QF.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The MSI CX70 2QF is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the MSI CX70 2QF has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX70 2QF is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX70 2QF, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the CX70 2QF of 1,150 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

MSI has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

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Very Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CX70 2QF is 11" and the biggest is 18". When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the CX70 2QF that we have assessed the screen size of, the MSI CX70 2QF's screen size of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI CX70 2QF has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CX70 2QF have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3010583_price] (2.7GHz), or the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (2.9GHz).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI CX70 2QF has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CX70 2QF the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CX70 2QF supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI CX70 2QF has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CX70 2QF is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago, the CX70 2QF has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the CX70 2QF has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX70 2QF is 2.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The CX70 2QF has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the CX70 2QF. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. The CX70 2QF has a quite big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Six Battery Cells

The CX70 2QF is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CX70 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 similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as 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 laptops of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The CX70 2QF has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX70 2QF. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the CX70 2QF 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 CX70 2QF does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The CX70 2QF does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the CX70 2QF is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Notebook PCs of this age and type have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Wide

The CX70 2QF is very wide (418 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago. Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the CX70 2QF the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.

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Thick

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CX70 2QF, the MSI CX70 2QF's height of 39 millimeters is one of the thickest. The heights of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CX70 2QF range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI CX70 2QF

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI CX70 2QF has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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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
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
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 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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 2qf607, 2qf607u, 2qf607uk
Barcodes 04719072409562

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