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MSI GS30 2M 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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MSI GS30 2M with GamingDock Review: A Powerful and Portable Machine
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9 Reasons For

MSI Laptops Have Good Reviews

MSI gaming laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs MSI is one of the superior brands.

Has a Front Camera

The MSI GS30 2M has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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 laptops that came out around the same time as 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 portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The MSI GS30 2M has a fairly fast processor boost frequency (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average processor boost frequency of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the GS30 2M is 3.5GHz.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 4 Watts, the MSI GS30 2M has one of the higher speaker powers amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average speaker power of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.5W.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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Light

When compared to other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year, the weight of the GS30 2M of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. Gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS30 2M have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the GS30 2M do not have a full-size keyboard. The MSI GS30 2M is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus G751J which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the GS30 2M has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the GS30 2M. Gaming laptops that are a similar age to the GS30 2M have total storage capacitys of between 120GB and 2.3TB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Portable PCs of this spec and age have display diagonals of between 13" and 19", and the average display diagonal is 16". The GS30 2M has a fairly small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the GS30 2M.

If this gaming laptop display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Razer Blade (14" and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the GS30 2M do not have a touchscreen. The GS30 2M is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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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 laptops of a comparable type and age to the GS30 2M. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the GS30 2M is 65Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 47Wh to 92Wh.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The MSI GS30 2M is a four number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between four and eight number of battery cellss.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the MSI GS30 2M

Released Over Two Years Ago

MSI released the GS30 2M over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The GS30 2M has a relatively average processor frequency (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GS30 2M.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is too slow 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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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the GS30 2M has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the GS30 2M.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the G771JM (12GB), or the G751JL (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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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 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 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 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
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
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

(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 msi 205, msi 205u, msi 5700, msi 205uk, msi 5700h, msi 5700hq, 2mshadow024, gs302m024xfr, 2mshadow024x, 2mshadow024xf, 2mshadow024xfr, msi 9s713f112060, msi 9s713f112205
Barcodes 04719072380786, 04719072422585

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