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MSI CX61 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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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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23 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB. The MSI CX61 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The MSI CX61 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the CX61 the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the MSI CX61 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

MSI is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and MSI also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

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

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the MSI CX61 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI CX61 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CX61 is 2.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI CX61 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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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 most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The MSI CX61 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CX61.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the MSI CX61 has a front camera.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CX61 the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI CX61's hard drive capacity is one of the biggest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the CX61.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI CX61 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2,048 megabytes, the MSI CX61 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the CX61. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX61 range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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AC Cables Included

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CX61 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time 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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar 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 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the CX61, the MSI CX61 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the MSI CX61 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The MSI CX61 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CX61 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI CX61

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the MSI CX61 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the CX61.

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Average Weight

The MSI CX61 has a fairly standard weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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 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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
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® Smart Response Technology
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
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 Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
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

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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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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 i54210, msi i54210m, msi p233077, msi p233077p, cx612pci581bw7
Barcodes 04719072335069, 04719072426361

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