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MSI CX61 Series

MSI CX61-2PC385W7WProcessor: Intel Core i3 4100M, Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i5 4200M, Intel Core i7 3630QM, Intel Core i7 4702MQ
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600, NVIDIA GeForce 820M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.546kg, 2.6kg
Price: 600, 649, 700, 800, 900 euro
Average Score: 72.3% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 77%, features: 73%, display: 78%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 78%

 

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, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 CX61-0NF-258US (Model)

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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-i530M245

Specifications

MSI CX61-i530M245Notebook: MSI CX61-i530M245
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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78% Review MSI CX61 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Gaming cost-cutter. The CX61 from MSI targets those users who are looking for an affordable multimedia notebook - but don't want to sacrifice the ability to play games. For less than 600 Euros (~$800), the notebook comes equipped with a Core i5-3210M and a dedicated Nvidia GPU - and some drawbacks as far as build quality is concerned.

 

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, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign 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, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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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-i572M

Specifications

MSI CX61-i572MNotebook: MSI CX61-i572M
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.546kg
Price: 649 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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70% Review MSI CX61-i572M281BW7 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Souped-up. MSI's CX61 multimedia notebook line gets an extensive upgrade. A Haswell CPU and current Nvidia graphics card bring the device up-to-date technologically. But did MSI put real work into fixing the predecessor's flaws, or did they simply switch out the hardware? Read our comprehensive review to find out.

 

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, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 82% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign 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.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M: Higher clocked GeForce GT 640M.NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M:

Essentially a renamed GeForce GT 555M available in two or more variants with 96 or 144 shaders and 128 bit / 192 bit  DDR3 or GDDR5 memory.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M: Lower middle-class graphics card based on the 28 nm GF117 (Fermi).NVIDIA GeForce 820M:

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

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.

» 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 GHz4200M: 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.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.


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

2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


72.3%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2012-12-10 (Update: 2012-12-10)