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MSI CX61 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jan 2013
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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 553 owner and expert reviews for MSI notebook PCs and found that on average MSI has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the MSI CX61 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The oldest PCI Express slots version of laptops of this age and type is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the MSI CX61 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the CX61. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the MSI CX61 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The processor frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CX61 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the CX61 is 1GB and the biggest is 2TB. The MSI CX61 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the CX61.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CX61 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the CX61.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the CX61 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The MSI CX61 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U904 (10GB and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the MSI CX61 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The MSI CX61 has one of the biggest hard drive capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the CX61 the hard drive capacitys range from 180GB to 2TB.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have a front camera, however the MSI CX61 does not have a front camera.

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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 laptops 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 commonly found storage media on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MSI CX61 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.

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3 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

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the MSI CX61 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

The MSI CX61 has a pretty average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the CX61.

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Specification

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L3 Cache
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
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Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Card Reader Integrated
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
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Glossy Display
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Graphics
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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
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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
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
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Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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Pointing Device
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Operating System Installed
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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
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Battery
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AC Adapter Included
Manual
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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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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 i54210, msi i54210m, msi p233077, cx61i573m281, msi p233077p
Barcodes 04719072291518, 04719072426361

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