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MSI CX61 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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13 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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

The oldest PCI Express slots version of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. The MSI CX61 has a quite new PCI Express slots version (3) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the MSI CX61 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the CX61. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average MSI medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by MSI.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The MSI CX61 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.6 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec 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 faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this spec and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI CX61 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the CX61 also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the CX61 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the MSI CX61 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the CX61.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI CX61 is a six number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the CX61 is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the MSI CX61 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on laptops of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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 Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CX61 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the CX61 also do 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 frequently found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61 do not have a touchscreen. The MSI CX61 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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6 Other reasons to consider the MSI CX61

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor cores notebook PC was released.

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 came out more than two years ago.

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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 have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the MSI CX61 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the CX61.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the CX61.

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Average Internal Memory

The MSI CX61 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the CX61.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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 Slots
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
Aspect Ratio
3D
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
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Data Network
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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 Layout
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
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
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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...

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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

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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, msi 2pci545, msi 2pci545f, cx61i530m245, msi 2pci545fd, cx61i530m245f, cx61i540m245w7, cx61i530m245fd, cx61i545m245w7, cx61i530m245w7
Barcodes 04719072288914, 04719072292423, 04719072302580, 04719072398583

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