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MSI CX61 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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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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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the CX61 is 17GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

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 launched around the same time as the CX61. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX61 the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The MSI CX61 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the CX61. Most of the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this MSI notebook PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CX61 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CX61 that we have assessed, the MSI CX61's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the CX61 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the MSI CX61 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CX61 that we have checked, the MSI CX61's processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX61 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI CX61 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable type and age to the CX61 is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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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 a similar age and spec to it. This MSI laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The internal memorys of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the CX61 range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI CX61 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all laptops of a comparable type and age to the CX61 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The MSI CX61 has a quite big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the CX61, the MSI CX61 has a front camera.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The MSI CX61 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the CX61. The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. The MSI CX61 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The MSI CX61 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the CX61. Laptops that are a comparable age to the CX61 have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the MSI CX61 which has six number of battery cellss.

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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 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on laptops of a comparable type and 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 portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the CX61 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI CX61 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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 commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CX61 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the MSI CX61 is one of the heavier notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the CX61 amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year, the MSI CX61 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the MSI CX61 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the MSI CX61 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the CX61 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI CX61

Released Over a Year Ago

This MSI notebook PC was released over a year ago.

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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
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 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
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
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
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
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

(22)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi i54210, cx612qfi581, msi p233077, msi i54210m, cx612qfi581w, msi p233077p
Barcodes 04719072396442, 04719072426361

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