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MSI CX61-1214X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of MSI CX61-1214X. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and design. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the reliability and size. Some have doubts about the battery and durability.

screen, price, performance, design, keyboard

durability, battery

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI CX61-1214X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of MSI CX61-1214X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The price and keyboard also get good comments.

usability, keyboard, price, portability, performance

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

This summary is based on the product: MSI CX61 - i7-4702MQ Haswell Quad Core 2.2GHz Intel Turbo Boost Up To 3.2GHz, 15.6" 8GB Ram 1000GB HDD WINDOWS 8 NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M with 2GB Dedic

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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.

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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...

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Artifact

 

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:FreeDOS

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 820M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel®
Processor Number:I7-4712MQ
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