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MSI GS30 2M
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MSI GS30 2M 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average MSI gaming laptops have good ratings as do all portable PCs manufactured by MSI.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year have internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the MSI GS30 2M has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The GS30 2M has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS30 2M do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The GS30 2M has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the GS30 2M also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Asus G771JM which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

The GS30 2M has an SSD storage medium which is better than most gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GS30 2M.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the 13, or the 13 both from Alienware which has better reviews.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 3.5GHz. The maximum turbo frequency of the GS30 2M of 3.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS30 2M.

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Two Installed SSDs

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS30 2M have between one and three installed SSDs, including the GS30 2M which has two installed SSDs.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Narrow

When compared to other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS30 2M, the GS30 2M's width of only 320 millimeters is one of the narrowest. Across all the gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS30 2M the widths range from 280mm to 460mm, and the average width is 400mm.

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Light

The GS30 2M is one of the lightest portable PCs of this spec and age (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age. The average weight of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the GS30 2M is 3kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the MSI GS30 2M of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GS30 2M have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 400MHz.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Portable PCs of this age and type have screen sizes of between 13" and 19", and the average screen size is 16". When compared to other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GS30 2M that we have assessed, the screen size of the MSI GS30 2M of only 13.3 inches is one of the smallest.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Razer Blade (14") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The GS30 2M has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The total storage capacity of gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago range from 120GB to 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS30 2M, the GS30 2M does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS30 2M, the GS30 2M's battery capacity of only 47.36 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GS30 2M range from 47Wh to 92Wh, and the average battery capacity is 64Wh.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The GS30 2M is a four battery cell count laptop.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of this age and spec have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the GS30 2M which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS30 2M

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GS30 2M.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the GS30 2M has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Docking Station Included
Docking Station LAN Controller
Docking Station Supported Hard Drive Size
Docking Station Power Supply
Docking Station Power Connector
Docking Station Microphone in
Docking Station Headphone Out
Docking Station Mini DisplayPort
Docking Station USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Docking Station Ethernet LAN Connection
Docking Station Subwoofer RMS Power
Docking Station Speakers RMS Power
Docking Station Audio Output Channels
Docking Station Built-In Speakers
Docking Station Connecting Interface
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel TSX-NI Version
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 Enhanced Halt State
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
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(2)
28 September 2015

MSI visar att en tunn och lätt 13-tummare kan utklassa många stationära konkurrenter ? men det finns en hållhake...

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Lightweight and portable
Generous amount of USB ports
Brilliant display
Comfortable operational area
High performance processor and Iris Pro Graphics
Expensive
Noisy cooling fan
Inconvenient dock usability
Mediocre battery life
Laptop needs to be shut down, before attaching to dock
14 April 2015

I notebook da Gaming sono sempre più ricercati e richiesti, sopratutto ora che si avvicinano le vacanze. Ecco una soluzione che potrebbe fare al caso vostro, si chiama MSI GS30 2M!MSI è leader... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 16 September 2015 by Jerry
Jerry would recommend the MSI GS30 Shadow

Riots runs great and is very fast...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Very Light Weight
Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Adam I.
(Verified Purchase)

Easily one of the best if not the best machines to be had at this price point. Keeps up with more expensive machines with no problems at all. Build quality is excellent, design is attractive... Read more…

FAST. CPU and GPU both lightning fast for this price point. This little laptop will handle anything you throw at it now; there's no game it won't run, though you might need to tweak the detail setting
Gorgeous screen; beautiful colors, endless viewing angles
Great keyboard, easy to use and pleasant to type on. Number pad included. Programmable colors are just a bonus. Touchpad is responsive and accurate
Quite decent sound for a laptop
Temperatures stay very reasonable. The case gets warm but not hot; the CPU seems to stay around 60 under moderate loads, the GPU a few degrees higher. .. far under any sort of safe limit
Fans are somewhat loud
Display is thin and feels flexible. .. possible that it might not be able to take a ton of abuse
Memory is a single 8GB stick so dual channel mode is not supported out of the box, may impact performance in some applications
Battery life is mediocre compared to other laptops in this class
Each of these alone are not worthy of dropping an egg, but all of them made me decide to give a 45 rating

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2mshadow006, 2mshadow010, 2mshadow029, 2mshadow009, 2mshadow062, gs302m16sr2, 2mshadow008, 2mshadow003, 2mshadow007, 2mshadow034, gs302m006ne, 2mshadow062a, 2mshadow008b, 2mshadow003a, 2mshadow007n, 2mshadow034p, 2mshadow006n, 2mshadow010r, 2mshadow029n, 2mshadow009l, 2mshadow034pl, 2mshadow006ne, 2mshadow010ru, 2mshadow029ne, 2mshadow009lu, 2mshadow062au, 2mshadow008be, 2mshadow003au, 2mshadow007nl
Barcodes 04719072377670, 04719072377687, 04719072377694, 04719072377700, 04719072381806, 04719072390099

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