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MSI PX60 2QD

MSI PX60 2QD 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB May 2015
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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The MSI PX60 2QD has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The PX60 2QD is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PX60 2QD is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1. At 3, the MSI PX60 2QD has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the PX60 2QD.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The MSI PX60 2QD is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the PX60 2QD have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the PX60 2QD is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 400 megahertz, the MSI PX60 2QD has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PX60 2QD.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the PX60 2QD range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the PX60 2QD has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the PX60 2QD.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

MSI is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and MSI also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the PX60 2QD is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the PX60 2QD.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the PX60 2QD the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the PX60 2QD that we have assessed the processor clock speed of, the MSI PX60 2QD's processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.9GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Acer Aspire VN7-791G[plb_3000372_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the PX60 2QD have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the PX60 2QD has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PX60 2QD.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The PX60 2QD supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and type. This MSI notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI PX60 2QD has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the PX60 2QD. Laptops that have been around for a similar time to the PX60 2QD have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The PX60 2QD has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of this spec and age the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the MSI PX60 2QD has a front camera.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The PX60 2QD is a four built-in speaker laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year only have between one and three built-in speakers.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the PX60 2QD has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the PX60 2QD. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the PX60 2QD have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 5,800 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the PX60 2QD has one of the fastest hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the PX60 2QD that we have checked the maximum turbo frequency of, the PX60 2QD's maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the PX60 2QD range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The PX60 2QD has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the PX60 2QD. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the PX60 2QD the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI PX60 2QD is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Six Battery Cells

The PX60 2QD is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the PX60 2QD has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the PX60 2QD. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the PX60 2QD is 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI PX60 2QD does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the PX60 2QD.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. 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

Most laptops of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MSI PX60 2QD is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The MSI PX60 2QD has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI PX60 2QD

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the PX60 2QD has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the MSI PX60 2QD has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire ES1-411[plb_2542526_price] (2.1kg).

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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
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
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 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 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 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)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 November 2015

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Excellent matte 1080p panel, sRGB coverage of up to 97 percent, thin and attractive design, up to 2x 4K external monitor support, great performance from CPU and GPU
No throttling issues, relatively low core temperatures, good sound quality
Richlooking screen
Not too heavy
Gameready
High fan noise, very poor battery life, unimpressive build quality, no TrackPoint or dedicated mouse keys, no SIM, fingerprint or ExpressCard reader, higher surface temperatures, motherboard component
M.2) are more difficult to access
Fairly noisy under light load
Lacks the zip of an SSD laptop
Poor battery life

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi p222901, msi p222901p
Barcodes 04719072404413

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