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MSI CX61 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the MSI CX61 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the CX61. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the CX61 have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable type and age to the CX61 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the MSI CX61 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all MSI laptops and also specifically for MSI medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases MSI had good ratings compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI CX61 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX61. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the CX61 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CX61 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that are a comparable age to the CX61.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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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 have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of this type and age have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB. The MSI CX61 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the CX61.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the CX61 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the MSI CX61 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The MSI CX61 does not have a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and type do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CX61 do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI CX61 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of a similar spec 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MSI CX61 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI CX61

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when MSI released the CX61.

Average Display Diagonal

The MSI CX61 has a relatively average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CX61.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The MSI CX61 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The MSI CX61 has a relatively typical weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The MSI CX61 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the CX61.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
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
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Indication Light
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Expert Reviews

(21)
26 January 2014

In Review: MSI CX61-i572M281BW7. Test device courtesy of Nvidia Deutschland. MSI's CX61-i572M281BW7 is certainly a superior notebook to its predecessor . Particularly in terms of performance, the...

2 May 2013

A stunning screen and powerful hardware make this a great-value laptop for gamers and film fans alike...

Expert Reviews

24 April 2013

It's not going to win any awards for stylish design. But MSI's CX61 laptop provides good multimedia features and performance at a competitive price. See: more laptop reviews . MSI's marketing... Read more…

31 March 2013

One of the hardest things to get right in a laptop is the balance between price and power. MSI has never scrimped on the latter - often offering specs that cater to the multimedia masses and the... Read more…

31 March 2013

One of the hardest things to get right in a laptop is the balance between price and power. MSI has never scrimped on the latter - often offering specs that cater to the multimedia masses and the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(15)
Reviewed 1 July 2015 by Jose
Jose would recommend the MSI CX61 (Verified Purchase)

Graphics cards on a laptop do not come much cheaper. So far I'm pretty satisfied with the computer and my only criticism is that it did not come with a solid state drive, but given the price it is... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2015 by Theman
Theman would recommend the MSI CX61 (Verified Purchase)

Honestly one of the best laptops that i have ever gotten, so much better then the macbook pro! can't wait to get windows 10 on this bad boy, will be updating the processor and RAM in the future,... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2015 by HighlandRogue
HighlandRogue would recommend the MSI CX61

You can't beat this machine for the price. It doesn't have a touch screen (I didn't want one) so your not paying for that. Everything you expect from an MSI machine is here. I upgraded to 16gb of... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2015 by LavyWavy
LavyWavy would recommend the MSI CX61

100% happy with this. I bought it on a budget while I'm in college and broke my last laptop. Body is not weak as far as I can tell. Happily can play my favorite games, even the newer ones and the... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2015 by Momma6
Momma6 would recommend the MSI CX61 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this for my son and he is extremely happy with it. He can do his homework and also he is a gamer. So far so good...

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi 4210, msi 4210m, cx61i547w7, msi 2pci545, cx61i547w7h, cx61i530m245, msi 2pci545f, msi 2pci545fd
Barcodes 04719072273194, 04719072276874, 04719072291280, 04719072398583

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