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MSI GS30 2M
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MSI GS30 2M 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Jun 2015
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15 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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Good Brand

Based on 625 user and expert reviews, MSI has good ratings for its portable PCs. MSI also has good ratings specifically within its gaming laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that were released more than a year ago the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the MSI GS30 2M has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The GS30 2M has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GS30 2M do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The GS30 2M has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the GS30 2M.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Media

The MSI GS30 2M has a better storage medium than most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GS30 2M.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the GS30 2M has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GS30 2M. Across all the portable PCs that were released one year ago the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz.

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Two Number of SSDs Installeds

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS30 2M have between one and three number of SSDs installeds, including the GS30 2M which has two number of SSDs installeds.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Light

The lightest laptop of this spec and age is 1.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 4.8kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the GS30 2M is one of the lightest gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the GS30 2M is 200MHz and the fastest is 400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the MSI GS30 2M has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS30 2M.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year is 16". The GS30 2M has a fairly small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the GS30 2M.

If this MSI portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Razer Blade[plb_3044041_price] (14") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS30 2M have total storage capacitys of between 120GB and 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 960GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the MSI GS30 2M has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the GS30 2M.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MSI GS30 2M does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

When compared to other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed, the battery capacity (Watt hours) of the MSI GS30 2M of only 47.36 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of laptops of a similar type and age to the GS30 2M range from 47Wh to 92Wh.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The GS30 2M is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the GS30 2M have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS30 2M

Released Over a Year Ago

This MSI portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI GS30 2M has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Docking Station
Docking Station Included
Docking Station LAN Controller
Docking Station Supported Hard Drive Size
Docking Station Power Supply
Docking Station Power Connector
Docking Station Microphone in
Docking Station Headphone Out
Docking Station DisplayPort
Docking Station Dual Link DVI
Docking Station DVI Port
Docking Station HDMI Port
Docking Station USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Docking Station Ethernet LAN
Docking Station Subwoofer RMS Power
Docking Station Speakers RMS Power
Docking Station Audio Output Channels
Docking Station Built-In Speakers
Docking Station Graphics Adapter Memory Type
Docking Station Graphics Adapter Memory
Docking Station Graphics Adapter Model
Docking Station Connecting Interface
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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs 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 Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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
Line-in
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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 TSX-NI Version
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
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(2)
28 September 2015

MSI visar att en tunn och lätt 13-tummare kan utklassa många stationära konkurrenter ? men det finns en hållhake...

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Lightweight and portable
Generous amount of USB ports
Brilliant display
Comfortable operational area
High performance processor and Iris Pro Graphics
Expensive
Noisy cooling fan
Inconvenient dock usability
Mediocre battery life
Laptop needs to be shut down, before attaching to dock
14 April 2015

I notebook da Gaming sono sempre più ricercati e richiesti, sopratutto ora che si avvicinano le vacanze. Ecco una soluzione che potrebbe fare al caso vostro, si chiama MSI GS30 2M!MSI è leader... Read more…

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 16 September 2015 by Jerry
Jerry would recommend the MSI GS30 Shadow

Riots runs great and is very fast...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Very Light Weight
Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Adam I.
(Verified Purchase)

Easily one of the best if not the best machines to be had at this price point. Keeps up with more expensive machines with no problems at all. Build quality is excellent, design is attractive... Read more…

FAST. CPU and GPU both lightning fast for this price point. This little laptop will handle anything you throw at it now; there's no game it won't run, though you might need to tweak the detail setting
Gorgeous screen; beautiful colors, endless viewing angles
Great keyboard, easy to use and pleasant to type on. Number pad included. Programmable colors are just a bonus. Touchpad is responsive and accurate
Quite decent sound for a laptop
Temperatures stay very reasonable. The case gets warm but not hot; the CPU seems to stay around 60 under moderate loads, the GPU a few degrees higher. .. far under any sort of safe limit
Fans are somewhat loud
Display is thin and feels flexible. .. possible that it might not be able to take a ton of abuse
Memory is a single 8GB stick so dual channel mode is not supported out of the box, may impact performance in some applications
Battery life is mediocre compared to other laptops in this class
Each of these alone are not worthy of dropping an egg, but all of them made me decide to give a 45 rating

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2mshadow006, 2mshadow010, 2mshadow029, 2mshadow009, 2mshadow062, gs302m16sr2, 2mshadow008, 2mshadow003, 2mshadow007, 2mshadow034, gs302m006ne, 2mshadow062a, 2mshadow008b, 2mshadow003a, 2mshadow007n, 2mshadow034p, 2mshadow006n, 2mshadow010r, 2mshadow029n, 2mshadow009l, 2mshadow034pl, 2mshadow006ne, 2mshadow010ru, 2mshadow029ne, 2mshadow009lu, 2mshadow062au, 2mshadow008be, 2mshadow003au, 2mshadow007nl
Barcodes 04719072377670, 04719072377687, 04719072377694, 04719072377700, 04719072381806, 04719072390099

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