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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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CPU performance has increased by 3%~7%, while the overall platform is 15% more powerful, and GPU performance is even more noteworthy, with an average increase of over 30%. In terms of 2D and 3D... More
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22 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the CX61 2PC has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CX61 2PC.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The MSI CX61 2PC has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the CX61 2PC. Most of the laptops of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the MSI CX61 2PC has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the CX61 2PC is 1,100MHz. The MSI CX61 2PC has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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

The CX61 2PC is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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MSI Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

MSI is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and MSI also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the MSI CX61 2PC has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the CX61 2PC. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The CX61 2PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The MSI CX61 2PC has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the CX61 2PC. The screen sizes of laptops of a comparable age and type to the CX61 2PC range from 10" to 18".

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops that came out around the same time as the CX61 2PC is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the CX61 2PC has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the CX61 2PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The CX61 2PC has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the MSI CX61 2PC has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The MSI CX61 2PC is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CX61 2PC the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the MSI CX61 2PC has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the CX61 2PC has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the CX61 2PC is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The CX61 2PC does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the CX61 2PC does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The CX61 2PC is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the CX61 2PC have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the MSI CX61 2PC has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the CX61 2PC is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the MSI CX61 2PC

Released Over Two Years Ago

MSI released the CX61 2PC over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the CX61 2PC has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the CX61 2PC has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the CX61 2PC.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives 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 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
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
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

Expert Reviews

(1)
3 September 2014

A quel ordinateur portable peut-on prétendre avec 500 euros en poche ? La question est légitime si l'on considère que sous cette limite de prix, il existe désormais une grande variété de... Read more…

Good performance
Quality 1080p screen
Keyboard re, arranged for gamers
Keyboard rearranged for gamers
Good overall as well as gaming performance
A bit ugly
Chunky chassis
Only average build quality
Fan is always on
Short battery life

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 July 2015 by BOKE
BOKE would recommend the MSI CX61 (Verified Purchase)

This laptop basically runs all the latest games excellently. (Including framerate-problematic games like Arkham Knight or highly graphically advanced ones like The Witcher 3). This is basically a... Read more…

Fast
Nvidia Geforce G 920m
Powerful
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Only 8 Gb Ram

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 2pc499, 2pc492, 2pc492c, 2pc499u, 2pc492ca, 2pc499us, cx612pc499us, 9s716gd11499
Barcodes 00824142020197, 00824142020517, 08241420205176
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