This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the GS30 2MD is 1,200MHz. The MSI GS30 2MD has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.
Quite Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the GS30 2MD has one of the bigger internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the GS30 2MD has a front camera.
We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Asus GL771JW which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops that were released around the same time as it.
SSD Storage Medium
The MSI GS30 2MD has an SSD storage medium which is better than most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Most gaming laptops that were released around the same time as 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.
This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS30 2MD.
The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.
We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think the MSI GS30 2M which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
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HD HD Type
The HD type of the this laptop are Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The MSI GS30 2MD has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 2.7GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.
Fairly High Speaker Power
The average speaker power of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GS30 2MD is 2.4W. At 4 Watts, the GS30 2MD has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the GS30 2MD.
Two Installed SSDs
Most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS30 2MD have between one and three installed SSDs, including the GS30 2MD which has two installed SSDs.
1.4 HDMI Version
This laptop has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
When compared to other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS30 2MD, the MSI GS30 2MD's width of only 320 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The average width of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS30 2MD is 400mm.
At only 1.2 kilograms, the MSI GS30 2MD is very light compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the GS30 2MD. The weights of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS30 2MD range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the GS30 2MD, the GS30 2MD's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GS30 2MD is 200MHz and the fastest is 400MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS30 2MD do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GS30 2MD is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Asus GL771JW which also has a higher rating.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The GS30 2MD is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.
Quite Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the MSI GS30 2MD has one of the smallest screen sizes amongst gaming laptops of this age. Laptops of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 13" and 19".
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the GS30 2MD has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GS30 2MD the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS30 2MD, the GS30 2MD does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 63Wh, and the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 89Wh. The battery capacity of the GS30 2MD of only 47.36 watt-hours is one of the smallest amongst gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS30 2MD.
Only Four Battery Cells
The MSI GS30 2MD is a four battery cell count notebook PC.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that were launched more than a year ago.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The GS30 2MD is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS30 2MD have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.
Only Two Built-In Speakers
The GS30 2MD is a two built-in speaker notebook PC.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the GS30 2MD range from 1.7GHz to 2.9GHz. At only 2.5 gigahertz, the GS30 2MD has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS30 2MD.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW, or the MSI GS30 2M.
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 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
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 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, Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200