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MSI CR61 Series

MSI CR61 3M-009XTRProcessor: AMD A-Series A4-5000, Intel Core i5 4200M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8330, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 74.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 61%, features: 80%, display: 93%
mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

MSI CR61-i5U45FHDW7

Specifications

MSI CR61-i5U45FHDW7Notebook: MSI CR61-i5U45FHDW7
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 74.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

78% MSI CR61-i5U45FHDW7
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 3/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
65% Spitzendisplay trotz TN-Technik
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 55% performance: 61% features: 80% display: 93% mobility: 40%
81% MSI CR61-i5U45FHDW7
Source: Computerbild - Heft 25/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 81%

 

MSI CR61 3M-009XTR

Specifications

MSI CR61 3M-009XTRNotebook: MSI CR61 3M-009XTR
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-5000
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8330
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

 

MSI CR61 – Недорогая И Полезная Находка
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Attractive and inexpensive; good brightness of the display; good ergonomic; short battery charge time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2014

 

Comment

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4600:

Integrated processor graphics card found on a number of Haswell CPU models. Offers varying clock speeds depending on the CPU.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 8330:

An integrated GCN-based GPU with 128 shader units and no dedicated VRAM. It is typically clocked at 500 MHz and paired with AMD Richland A4-5000 "Kabini" APUs.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

4200M: Haswell-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

AMD A-Series:

A4-5000: Quad-core APU for low-end laptops, codenamed Kabini. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates an Radeon HD 8330 graphics card.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.5 kg:


74.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-05-15 (Update: 2014-05-15)