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MSI GS30 2M
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MSI GS30 2M 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Feb 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 commonly supported processor operating modes on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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MSI Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 625 expert and owner reviews for MSI laptops and found that on average MSI has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that MSI has good reviews specifically within its gaming laptops range.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the GS30 2M is 900MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz. The GS30 2M has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,200 megahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the GS30 2M has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS30 2M.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The GS30 2M has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS30 2M also have a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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SSD Storage Media

The GS30 2M has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.7 gigahertz, the GS30 2M has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the GS30 2M. The average processor boost frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 3.5GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz.

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Two Number of SSDs Installeds

The GS30 2M is a two number of SSDs installed laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and three number of SSDs installeds.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The GS30 2M is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4b HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the MSI GS30 2M is very light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS30 2M. The lightest laptop of a comparable age and spec to the GS30 2M is 1.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the GS30 2M that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the MSI GS30 2M of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the GS30 2M the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS30 2M, the GS30 2M does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at including the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the GS30 2M the display diagonals range from 13" to 19", and the average display diagonal is 16". With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the MSI GS30 2M has one of the smallest display diagonals amongst gaming laptops of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Razer Blade[plb_3044041_price] (14") which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The GS30 2M is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS30 2M is 960GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 2.3TB. The MSI GS30 2M has a quite small total storage capacity (only 512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the GS30 2M.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The GS30 2M does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the GS30 2M also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs of this type and age is 65Wh. The battery capacity (Watt hours) of the MSI GS30 2M of only 47.36 watt-hours is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the GS30 2M.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS30 2M have between four and eight number of battery cellss, including the MSI GS30 2M which has four number of battery cellss.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 2.5 gigahertz, the GS30 2M has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS30 2M have processor frequencys of between 1.7GHz and 3GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price] (2.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

At only 2 Watts, the GS30 2M has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS30 2M have speaker powers of between 1.5W and 8W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS30 2M

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when MSI released the GS30 2M.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2m041tr, 124294358, 2mshadow033, 2mshadow016, 2mshadow020, 2mshadow019, gs302m033es, 2mshadow018, 2mshadow041, 2mshadow017, 2mshadow019b, 2mshadow018n, 2mshadow041t, 2mshadow017n, 2mshadow033e, 2mshadow016u, 2mshadow020l, 2mshadow041tr, 2mshadow017ne, 2mshadow033es, 2mshadow016uk, 2mshadow020lu, 2mshadow019be, 2mshadow018nl, msiporttilgaminggs302mshadow033es
Barcodes 04719072379247, 04719072379414, 04719072379421, 04719072379438, 04719072379445, 04719072383329, 04719072387327

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