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MSI CX61 2QC
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MSI CX61 2QC 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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- Windows 8.1.- 4th Generation Intel CoreTM i processors.- NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2G VRAM DDR3.- Supports HDMI 1.4 for HD pictures.- The latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology.- 15.6 wide LED non-glare... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the MSI CX61 2QC has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the CX61 2QC. Across all the medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the CX61 2QC the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 18GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the CX61 2QC's PCI Express slot version is one of the newest amongst portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the CX61 2QC. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the CX61 2QC have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.1.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The CX61 2QC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the CX61 2QC only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The MSI CX61 2QC has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the CX61 2QC. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the CX61 2QC range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the CX61 2QC has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the CX61 2QC is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz.

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MSI Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

MSI medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs MSI is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the CX61 2QC has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the CX61 2QC range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

We compared all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops to this portable PC and we think the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G2[plb_2951226_price] (2.6GHz), the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price] (2.6GHz), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MSI CX61 2QC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this MSI laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops that were launched more than a year ago the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The CX61 2QC has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Across all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the CX61 2QC the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the CX61 2QC the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the CX61 2QC has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The CX61 2QC has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.1 gigahertz, the CX61 2QC has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CX61 2QC range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the CX61 2QC is 20GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the CX61 2QC has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the CX61 2QC.

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Six Battery Cells

The CX61 2QC is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the CX61 2QC have between two and eight battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB. The CX61 2QC has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The CX61 2QC does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the CX61 2QC which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885453_price] (SSD).

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Heavy

Notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg. The MSI CX61 2QC is one of the heavier notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the CX61 2QC (2.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu LifeBook A514[plb_2873169_price] (2.4kg).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MSI CX61 2QC does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the CX61 2QC also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.9 megapixels, the CX61 2QC has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the CX61 2QC. The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of this type and age is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 4.3MP.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The CX61 2QC is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the CX61 2QC have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI CX61 2QC

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the CX61 2QC has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the CX61 2QC.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the CX61 2QC has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the CX61 2QC.

If this MSI notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2942103_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Display Surface
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
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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