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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
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
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
Asus X555LD
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4030U
Asus X550LDV-XO552H
GeForce 820M, Core i7 4510U

Devices with the same GPU

Asus X751MD
GeForce 820M, Pentium N3530, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Acer Aspire E5-471G-53XG
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U, 14.0", 2.1 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 2.066 kg
Lenovo G710
GeForce 820M, Pentium 3550M, 17.3", 2.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI PE60-2QEi716H11BW
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GE60-2PCi781W7
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI GE40-2PCi78H11W7
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4712MQ, 14.0", 1.9 kg
MSI CR70 2M
HD Graphics 4600, Core i3 4100M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI GE70 2PC Apache-289HU
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 3 kg
MSI GP60 2PE-222UK
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

MSI GT72-2QD8H21BW
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 5700HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
MSI Prestige PE70 2QE
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GE62 2QD-027RU
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GT80 2QE-030NL
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, Core i7 4980HQ, 18.4", 4.9 kg
MSI GS70-2QC
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI GT72 2QE-32SR351BW
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
MSI GS60 2QD-470UK
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
MSI PE70-2QEi78H11
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI GE62-2QFUi716H11
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GE62 2QD-029UK
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GE60-2QDi782
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI GE62-2QEWi78H11
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GX70 3CC-222XPL
Radeon R9 M290X, A-Series A10-5750M, 17.3", 3.9 kg
MSI GE72-2QEi716H21BW
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI WT70-2OKi781
Quadro K3100M, Core i7 4810MQ, 17.3", 3.9 kg
MSI WS60 2OJ-026RU
Quadro K2100M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12-10 (Update: 2012-12-10)