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MSI GS30 2M 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Apr 2015
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16 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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

Gaming laptops produced by MSI have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just gaming laptops) and found that MSI also has good reviews across its entire range.

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

Across all the gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the GS30 2M the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the GS30 2M has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the GS30 2M.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS30 2M the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 400MHz. At 400 megahertz, the MSI GS30 2M has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS30 2M.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago is 13GB, and the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the GS30 2M has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the GS30 2M.

We compared all the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Y50 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS30 2M has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that are a comparable age 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 of this type and age.

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SSD Storage Media

The MSI GS30 2M has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most laptops of this type and age. 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the GS30 2M.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.6 gigahertz, the MSI GS30 2M has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS30 2M. Notebook PCs that were released one year ago have processor boost frequencys of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz.

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Two Number of SSDs Installeds

The GS30 2M is a two number of SSDs installed notebook PC.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker powers of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the GS30 2M range from 1.5W to 8W. With an speaker power of 4 Watts, the GS30 2M has one of the higher speaker powers amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 a similar type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Light

Gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS30 2M have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg. The GS30 2M is very light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS30 2M.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The MSI GS30 2M does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the GS30 2M also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus G751J.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of laptops of this type and age is 16". With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the GS30 2M has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Razer Blade (14" and higher rated).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The MSI GS30 2M has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the GS30 2M. The smallest total storage capacity of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 120GB and the biggest is 2.3TB.

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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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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the GS30 2M, the GS30 2M does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The GS30 2M is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GS30 2M have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At only 47.36 watt-hours, the GS30 2M has a very small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the GS30 2M. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the GS30 2M is 47Wh, the biggest is 92Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 65Wh.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The GS30 2M is a four number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The MSI GS30 2M is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS30 2M

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when MSI released the GS30 2M.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the GS30 2M has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the GS30 2M.

Alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the Asus GL771JW which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the MSI GE62 Apache (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on gaming laptops that are a similar 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Port
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® 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2mshadow023, gs302m023fr, 2mshadow061, 2mshadow061u, 2mshadow023f, 2mshadow061uk, 2mshadow023fr, msigs302m023xfr
Barcodes 04719072380779, 04719072392406

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