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MSI CR61 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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CPU performance has increased by 3%~7%, while the overall platform is 15% more powerful, and GPU performance is even more noteworthy, with an average increase of over 30%.In terms of 2D and 3D... More
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20 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The MSI CR61 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the CR61. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the CR61 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CR61 have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age, the MSI CR61's PCI Express slots version of 3 is one of the newest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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MSI Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs manufactured by MSI have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that MSI also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 290MHz. At 400 megahertz, the MSI CR61 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 950MHz. The MSI CR61 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,150 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago, the MSI CR61's processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Probook 650 G1, and the ZBook 15 both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook E554 is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Latitude 3540 (2.7GHz and higher rated), or the Precision M2800 (2.7GHz and higher rated) both from DELL or the Panasonic Toughbook 53 (2.7GHz and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI CR61 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the CR61 is 550GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Inspiron 5558, and the Inspiron 17 5000 both from DELL or the HP Pavilion 15 is also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z51-70 (1TB), the Toshiba Satellite L50-C (1TB), or the Acer Aspire VN7-571G (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CR61 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This MSI laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the CR61 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst notebook PCs of this age. The internal memorys of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 16GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the ThinkPad T550, and the ThinkPad T440 both from Lenovo or the MSI PX60 2QD which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the T450 (12GB), or the T450 (12GB) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI CR61 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the CR61 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the MSI CR61 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CR61. The smallest display diagonal of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the CR61 is 10" and the biggest is 18".

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the Asus X550CA, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B, and the DELL Inspiron 15 7000 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the CX70 (17.3" and higher rated), or the GP72 2QD (17.3" and higher rated) both from MSI or the HP Pavilion 17-g036sa (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI CR61 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus X550CA, the Toshiba R30, or the Lenovo T550 which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz. The MSI CR61 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CR61.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the CR61 the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI CR61 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the CR61.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memorys range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the MSI CR61 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the CR61.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI CR61 is a six number of battery cells portable PC.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

This MSI laptop received an expert rating of 65 out of 100 from Chip.de.

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI CR61 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the CR61. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CR61 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CR61 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the CR61 which have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus X550CA, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542, or the Acer Aspire VN7-591G is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the W550s, and the Ideapad 100 15 both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the EliteBook 820 G2 (SSD), or the Probook 650 G1 (SSD) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the CR61 is 2kg. At 2.4 kilograms, the MSI CR61 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the CR61.

There are a number of alternative 2.4kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the MSI CX61, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70, or the Acer Aspire VN7 which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, the MSI CR61 does not have a touchscreen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook S904, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250, or the Toshiba Z30t which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The MSI CR61 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the MSI CR61 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the CR61. Across all the notebook PCs that were released one year ago the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI CR61

Released Over a Year Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Expert Reviews

(5)
31 July 2014

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12 March 2014

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1 March 2014

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2 August 2013

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14 December 2013

Das MSI CR61-i5U45FHDW7 (0016GP-SKU3) überrascht im Test positiv mit seinem 15,6-Zoll-Display. Selten hatten wir ein so perfekt entspiegeltes und mit so guten Messwerten punktendes TN-Panel im...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cr612mi51
Barcodes 04719072396695

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