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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HD HD Type
The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only Four Battery Cells
The GS30 2M is a four battery cell count laptop.
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.
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.
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.
Docking Station Included
Docking Station LAN Controller
Killer Gb LAN
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
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3)
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
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
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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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