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MSI CX61 Series

MSI CX61-2PC385W7WProcessor: Intel Core i3 4100M, Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i7 3630QM, Intel Core i7 4702MQ
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600, NVIDIA GeForce 820M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.6kg
Price: 700, 800, 900 euro
Average Score: 71.88% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 76%, features: 76%, display: 80%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

 

MSI CX61-0NF-258US

Specifications

MSI CX61-0NF-258USNotebook: MSI CX61-0NF-258US
Processor: Intel Core i7 3630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CX61-0NF-258US (Model)

Average Score: 66.6% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

70% MSI CX61 0NF review
Source: PC Advisor English
The MSI CX61 0NF looks chunky and old-fashioned compared to modern laptops. However its powerful processor and attractive high-definition display make it a good, affordable desktop replacement laptop that’s suited to multimedia work and entertainment.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
60% MSI CX61 0NF review
Source: Techradar English
he MSI CX61 is undeniably a powerful machine, but it's wrapped in a bubble of design mediocrity. If you can see beyond the bland chassis, then you'll be gifted a computer brimming with specs that wouldn't look out of place in a laptop costing twice as much.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% MSI CX61 0NF review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI CX61 is undeniably a powerful machine, but it's wrapped in a bubble of design mediocrity. If you can see beyond the bland chassis, then you'll be gifted a computer brimming with specs that wouldn't look out of place in a laptop costing twice as much.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% MSI CX61 review
Source: PC Pro English
Although it sacrifices style and sturdy build, the MSI offers a fine display and top-notch performance. Rivals such as our current A-List choice, the Asus N56VM, still trump it for overall quality, but we wouldn't rule the MSI out completely. If you're looking for an affordable powerhouse, but aren't bothered by mediocre battery life, this desktop replacement delivers a dynamite punch at a sensible price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
60% MSI CX61 ONF-258US 15.6-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
For those on a limited performance that want performance, 3D graphics and a a high resolution display, the MSI CX61 0NF-258US is certainly going to be an attractive option thanks to its $800 price tag. At this price, there is almost no competition that can match these features but the system does have its drawbacks that buyers will have to put up with.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI CX61-0NF-227PL

Specifications

MSI CX61-0NF-227PLNotebook: MSI CX61-0NF-227PL
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI CX61 0NF-227PL
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 80%

 

MSI CX61-20D-011UK

Specifications

MSI CX61-20D-011UKNotebook: MSI CX61-20D-011UK
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702MQ
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI CX61 (20D-011UK) review: a cheap Haswell-based laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
If you’re looking for a slimline Ultrabook with all-day battery life then the CX61 is clearly not the laptop for you. However, if you need a powerful desktop replacement system for work or for entertainment at home you’ll find it provides impressive performance at a very competitive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

MSI CX61-2PC385W7W

Specifications

MSI CX61-2PC385W7WNotebook: MSI CX61-2PC385W7W
Processor: Intel Core i3 4100M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 820M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

82% MSI CX61-2PC385W7W
Source: Computerbild - Heft 23/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%

 

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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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M: Higher clocked GeForce GT 640M.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce 820M:

Entry level 28nm Fermi GPU from the GeForce 800M series based on the GT 620M and 710M.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3630QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

4702MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz

Intel Core i3:

4100M:

Haswell-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with no Turbo Boost support. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.


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.

2.6 kg:


71.88%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Dell Inspiron 15-3542
Core i5 4210U
» Asus X555LD
Core i3 4030U
» Acer Extensa 2510G
Core i3 4030U
» Asus X550LDV-XO552H
Core i7 4510U
» Asus X550LDV-XO610H
Core i5 4210U
» Dell Inspiron 3542
Core i5 4210U

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire E5-471G-53XG
Core i5 4210U, 14.0", 2.1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614
Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 2.066 kg
» Lenovo G710
Pentium 3550M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Asus R752LD-TY057
Core i3 4010U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire E5-471G-527B
Core i5 4210U, 14.0", 2.1 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14-59420166
Core i5 4210U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-472G-6844
Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 2.1 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1CE
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200M
» Medion Akoya E6241-MD98562
HD Graphics 4600, Core i3 4100M
» Acer Aspire E5-551G-T5TW
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), Kaveri A10-7300
» HP Pavilion 15-058ng
Radeon R7 M260, A-Series A10-5745M
» Eurocom M5 Pro
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Lenovo ThinkPad L540-20AU002QGE
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4330M
» Acer Extensa 2509-P3ZG
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» HP 15-g094sa
Radeon R5 (Kaveri), A-Series A8-6410
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-17M
Radeon R5 M230, Core i3 4005U
» HP Envy 15-k050sh
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4510U
» Asus N551JM-XO023D
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4200H
» Acer Aspire V15 VN7-591G-74SK
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» HP Envy 15-u000na x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Acer Aspire E5-572G-50FB
GeForce 8400M GT, Core i5 4210M
» Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12-10 (Update: 2012-12-10)