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MSI GE40 2OC
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MSI GE40 2OC 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 14" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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The latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor, representing superior performance over previous generations.CPU performance has increased by 3%~7%, while the overall platform is 15% more... More
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MSI G Series GE40 2OC-008US 14-Inch Laptop (Black/Red) Quick Review

8 Reasons For

MSI Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 786 expert and owner reviews for MSI portable PCs and found that on average MSI has good reviews. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

Has a Front Camera

The MSI GE40 2OC has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE40 2OC also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The GE40 2OC supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This MSI notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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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Very Light

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GE40 2OC the weights range from 1.6kg to 5.5kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the MSI GE40 2OC is one of the lighter gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE40 2OC amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GE60 (2.4kg).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Narrow

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the GE40 2OC have widths of between 330mm and 460mm. When compared to other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GE40 2OC, the width of the MSI GE40 2OC of only 339 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard. The GE40 2OC is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago is 17". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the GE40 2OC's screen size is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GE40 2OC.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Y50-70 (15.6"), or the Y50 (15.6") both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years is 1,200MHz. At only 1,150 megahertz, the MSI GE40 2OC has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GE40 2OC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE40 2OC, the MSI GE40 2OC does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Y50 is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 750 gigabytes, the GE40 2OC has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the GE40 2OC. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GE40 2OC the total storage capacity range from 250GB to 2.3TB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Medion Erazer X6825 (878GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 750 gigabytes, the GE40 2OC has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. The hard drive capacity of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GE40 2OC range from 500GB to 2TB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of this age and spec have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 8GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 16 gigabytes, the MSI GE40 2OC has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz. The GE40 2OC has one of the slowest processor clock speeds (only 2.2 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.2 gigahertz, the GE40 2OC has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GE40 2OC. The maximum turbo frequencies of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the MSI GE40 2OC

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the GE40 2OC has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the GE40 2OC.

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HDD Storage Medium

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

If the storage medium of this MSI portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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Intel My WiFi Technology
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Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Expert Reviews

15 June 2015

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Good gaming performance for 1000, close to the GTX 860M
A rather good 1080p IPS display
Keyboard is not bad
Simple design
Additional Sata port in ODD bay
Not as fast as others for 100200 more ( 510p SLI
Eurocom 4) No backlit keyboard
CPU gets real hot under full load
Power consumption too high for some reason, resulting in a low battery performance
Seems fixed with latest biosfirmware and Windows

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2oc008, 2oc019, 2oc018, 2oc024, 2oc017, 2oc045, 2oc044, 2oc053, 2oc043, 2oc024u, eyes005, 2oc017c, 2oc045b, 2oc044n, 2oc053x, 2oc043n, 2oc008u, 2oc019m, eyes253, 2oc018x, 2oc044nl, 2oc053xt, 2oc043ne, 2oc008us, 2oc019my, msi 4700, eyes253n, 2oc018xc, 2oc024uk, eyes005r
Barcodes 00816909107784, 04719072296872, 04719072298845, 04719072298852, 04719072299859, 04719072301286, 04719072301293, 04719072301309, 04719072314408, 08169091077840

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