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MSI CX61-1214X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews of MSI CX61-1214X. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability and design. The screen and performance also get good comments, whereas there are some critical comments about the energy efficiency and size. There are some mixed views about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI CX61-1214X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = 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 products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the keyboard. The energy efficiency and size get less positive opinions.

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

Oct, 2020

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

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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...

Nov, 2014

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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

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MSI CX61 2QF 1885UK


Takes a very long time to start up (took almost 10 miniutes yesterday) Very slow in general. Can't play games on it. I've had it less than a year and it's never been a very good laptop. I've done all updates. Such a bad laptop that I'm not really...

Nov, 2016

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MSI CX61 2QF 1885UK


It was worth the money spent and provides good performance for moderately intensive games along with software needed for university. Works well.

The mic quality is extremely bad, i would advise other means of audio input. Linked to my second point is the fan on the side does its job relatively well however creates a lot of noise, this partially works against the mic further.

Apr, 2016

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MSI CX61 2QF 1885UK


Awesome specs Great perfomance

Wobbly disk drive Terrible battery life (when gaming)

Jan, 2016

Price comparison for MSI CX61-1214X

  Store     Price
MSI GS75 Stealth 10SE-620 17.3" 240Hz Ultra Thin and...
17. 3" FHD (1920x1080), 240Hz 3ms, IPS-Level | NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 6G GDDR6
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17.3" FHD (1920x1080), 240Hz 3ms, IPS-Level | NVIDIA GeForce RTX2070 Max-Q 8G GDDR6
$1,998.00 TO SHOP
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Processor: Intel Core i7-8750H Six Core Processor (2.20 GHz - 4.10 GHz) | Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
$1,195.00 TO SHOP
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Display: 15.6" Fhd, IPS-Level 144Hz 3ms 72%NTSC, 100%sRGB 1920x1080 16: 9
$1,669.00 TO SHOP
MSI GE63 Raider RGB-011 120Hz 3ms 94%NTSC Premium...
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920*1080), 120Hz 3ms Wide view 94%NTSC Color Anti-Glare | Operating System: Win 10...
$1,699.00 TO SHOP
MSI GS65 Stealth THIN-050 15.6" Gaming Laptop...
Display: 15.6" FHD, Anti-Glare Wide View Angle 144Hz 7ms 72%NTSC | Operating System: Win 10 PRO
$2,122.00 TO SHOP
MSI Cx61 Replacement Laptop 15.6" LCD LED Display...
Screen Size: 15.6"
$57.00 TO SHOP
MSI GP73 Leopard-014 120Hz 3ms 94%NTSC Performance...
Display: 17.3" FHD (1920*1080), 120Hz 3ms Wide view 94%NTSC Color Anti-Glare | Operating System: Win 10...
$1,399.00 TO SHOP
MSI GL72M 7RDX-1218 17.3" Performance Thin Bezel...
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 - 3.8 Ghz w/Turbo Boost
$1,199.00 TO SHOP
MSI CX61 2PC-499US 15.6-Inch Laptop
The latest 4th generation Intel Core i Processor (Processor Varies from 2.5GHz - 3.1GHz)
$475.00 TO SHOP

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