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MSI CX61-1214X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of MSI CX61-1214X. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the energy efficiency and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI CX61-1214X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of MSI CX61-1214X from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design and portability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and size. There are some mixed opinions about the keyboard.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI CX61 2QF 1885UK Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-4210M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 15.6" HD LED, DVDRW, Nvidia GeForce 940M, Webcam, Windows 10 Home 64bitMSI CX61 2QF 1885UK Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-4210M, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 15.6" HD LED, DVDRW, Nvidia GeForce 940M, Webcam, Windows 10 Home 64bit

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Review MSI CX61 Notebook


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...

Good overall as well as gaming performance, 2x USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Fair price, Not everybody wants to (or is able to) spend more than 1000 Euros (~$1350) on a notebook suitable for gaming. The MSI CX61 appeals to those looking for a bargain, offers...

Only average build quality, Fan is always on, Short battery life, Weak display, Input devices take some time getting used to, Even though compromises are a necessity given the price point of 600 Euros (~$800), the chassis of the CX61 is a bit...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (

MSI CX61 0NF review


The MSI CX61 is a monster of a laptop, but you'll have to contend with its lacklustre looks

Good performance ; Quality 1080p screen ; Keyboard re-arranged for gamers

A bit ugly ; Chunky chassis

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

MSI CX61 (20D-011UK) review


It's bright and clear, too, and will certainly do justice to your Blu-ray films or business presentations. The only slight issue is a narrow vertical viewing angle which means you have to tilt the screen to get the best contrast. The speakers have a...

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...

Jul, 2013


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MSI CX61 review


This version of the MSI CX61 has a quad-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM processor and 8GB of RAM, which is a great foundation for a high-end laptop. It's a real powerhouse, and completed our benchmarks with a hugely impressive overall score of 81. For...

A stunning screen and powerful hardware make this a great-value laptop for gamers and film fans alike

May, 2013

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

MSI CX61 0NF review


It's not going to win any awards for stylish design. But MSI's CX61 laptop provides good multimedia features and performance at a competitive price.

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.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Easytech (

I couldn't not buy it


So far I have upped the on-board RAM to 12 gigs and I want to replace the slow HDD with an SSID and replace the OS with Windows 7 Pro, but have some trepidation because of the possible lack of driver support. We shall see how it shakes out. If all goes...

I purchased this for $600 and it's just a ridiculous buy at that price. If you see it again buy it immediately ; Awesome specs ; Great speakers as noted before ; Nice looking in an understated way once you get all the stickers off of it ; So far has...

Somewhat rickety build quality but holding up just fine ; Windows 8.1. I wanted to be really fair about this and have used 8/8.1 for a while now. With these specs the thing should be faster and I think it would be with Windows 7 ; Having a driver issue...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: wingman99 (



I like the screen sharp and clear,crisp

I think I'm going to send it back to newegg because in metro 2033 DX11 does not work correctly there is lines, Artifact and it has the newest drivers out

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / No


Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 37

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:72056 / 75119 / 78933 / 81012
Processor package size:31 / 37.5


Cable lock slot type:Kensington