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MSI CX70 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this medium processor cores notebook PC is 76% based on ten expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz, notebookcheck.it and notebookcheck.nl.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this laptop rated it as 77 out of 100.

Robust

One MSI CX70 owner who reviewed the MSI CX70 thought it was well made. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this laptop “Before us we have a new model, which is built with state of the art hardware”.

Good for Gaming

One MSI CX70 owner thought the product was good for gaming. Four years ago Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review “The MSI CX70-i740M281W7H The MSI CX70-i740M281W7H scores points with its good application and acceptable gaming performance”.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the MSI CX70 has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CX70 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the MSI CX70 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX70.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

The oldest PCI Express slots version of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.1. With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the MSI CX70 has a very new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the CX70.

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MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average MSI medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews as do all laptops built by MSI.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the CX70 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 400 megahertz, the MSI CX70 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CX70.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the MSI CX70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX70. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the CX70 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX70 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The MSI CX70 has a fairly big display diagonal (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX70.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 17.3" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the G70-80[pl_3737542_price], or the G70-70[pl_2759166_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2549655_price].

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. The MSI CX70 has a quite fast processor frequency (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX70.

There are a number of alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Probook 650 G1[pl_2900512_price], or the ZBook 15[pl_2720426_price] both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook E554[plb_2493019_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the Latitude 3540[pl_2905720_price] (2.7GHz), or the Precision M2800[pl_2953120_price] (2.7GHz) both from DELL or the Panasonic Toughbook 53[plb_2914798_price] (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB. The MSI CX70 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Inspiron 5558[pl_2903376_price], or the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2701798_price] both from DELL or the HP ZBook 14[plb_2674772_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z51-70[plb_2913789_price] (1TB), the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_3016157_price] (1TB), or the Acer Aspire VN7-571G[plb_2905235_price] (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CX70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. 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. In addition, this MSI notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CX70 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the MSI CX70 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the CX70.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MSI PX60 2QD[plb_2901333_price], the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2743533_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2745391_price].

If this MSI laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the T450[pl_2966424_price] (12GB and higher rated), or the T450[pl_2966425_price] (12GB and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MSI CX70 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. The best processor family of all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CX70 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CX70, the MSI CX70 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price], the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2921728_price], and the Lenovo T550[plb_2916141_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the maximum internal memorys range from 8.1GB to 33GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the MSI CX70 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the CX70.

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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 a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB. The MSI CX70 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 CX70 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.2 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average processor boost frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the CX70 is 2.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the CX70 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the MSI CX70 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this spec and age have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. The MSI CX70 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the CX70.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI CX70 is a six number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age 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 frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the MSI CX70 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CX70. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the CX70 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on laptops of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the CX70 have a full-size keyboard, however the MSI CX70 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Aspire S7-393[pl_2906853_price], or the Aspire VN7-571G[pl_2905235_price] both from Acer or the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price] which also has a higher rating.

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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 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the T450[pl_2929320_price], and the G70-80[pl_2936590_price] both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD), or the Probook 650 G1[pl_2900512_price] (SSD) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the CX70 do not have a touchscreen. The MSI CX70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

Other notebook PCs which also have a touchscreen that you might want to look at include the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price], the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885454_price], or the Toshiba Z30t[plb_2918856_price] which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

The lightest comparable spec laptop that was launched more than a year ago is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The MSI CX70 is one of the heavier medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year (2.7 kilograms) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

There are a number of alternative 2.7kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Aspire E5-571G[pl_2357753_price], or the Aspire E5[pl_2736268_price] both from Acer or the MSI CR70[plb_2900153_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The MSI CX70 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the CX70. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the CX70 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1 Other reason to consider the MSI CX70

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

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 Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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
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
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
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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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

Expert Reviews

(13)
3 September 2013

The MSI CX70-i740M281W7H The MSI CX70-i740M281W7H scores points with its good application and acceptable gaming performance . On top of that it offers lots of storage space and comes with a...

7 September 2013

Mise à jour Haswell ? Faite ! Avec le CX70, MSI propose un PC portable de 17,3 pouces pour environ 800 euros. Pour cette somme, l'acheteur aura droit à un processeur Haswell, une carte graphique... Read more…

26 October 2012

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26 September 2013

Haswell Update. Voor bijna ?800 biedt MSI de 17,3 inch CX70. Voor dit geld krijg je een Haswell processor, een GeForce GPU en veel opslagruimte. Ons testrapport laat zien of de laptop overtuigend... Read more…

6 May 2013

Ik ben erg tevreden met de laptop, hoewel ik hem nog maar een week heb kan ik wel zeggen dat ik blij ben met de keuze. Tot nu toe heb ik nog niks negatiefs gevonden over deze laptop, alleen dat...

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User Reviews

(312)
Reviewed 19 April 2015 by Lawrenzo

After a lengthy period of using tablets and small notebooks I felt the need to go back to a laptop. As I travel fairly frequently for pleasure and always take an internet device with me, I wanted... Read more…

Reviewed 22 July 2015 by Coincidence Vs Fate
(Verified Purchase)

My Dad wanted a cheap replacement for his aging and creeking Toshiba. I did intend to get him an Acer Aspire ES1-512 15.6-inch Notebook (Black) - (Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD,... Read more…

Reviewed 28 February 2015 by My Opinion
(Verified Purchase)

After uninstalling the dreaded Silverfish which took less than a minute, I then began to start using it. It took all of a minute to realise that this laptop is very poor quality. The keyboard just... Read more…

Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Ern
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop not long ago - It worked and worked well from the start. The keyboard is a good size, which makes that the numeric keyboard section fits in well. I set this up earlier custom... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by KEITH M
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop after searching in Google for "best buy budget laptops". I checked on 3 sites before deciding and it's proved to be an excellent choice, a bargain for the price. It's slimline... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers msi i54210, msi 2qf625, cx702qfi581, msi 2qfi581, msi 2qf625u, msi i54210m, msi 2qf625uk, msi 9s7175812625, 9s7175812625 2qf625, 9s7175812625 2qf625u, 9s7175812625 cell940, 9s7175812625 cell940m, 9s7175812625 2qf625uk, 9s7175812625 9s7175812625, 9s7175812625 i54210m1tb8gb6
Barcodes 04719072395780, 04719072438890

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MSI CX70
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
£ 1,399.00
1.5kg Lighter
14.26GB Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Expert Reviews Are Better
User Reviews Are Slightly Better
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16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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