The CX61 0OL-696US 15.6" Notebook Computer from MSI was built with multimedia use in mind. It features a 15.6" widescreen display with a 1366 x 768 native resolution, powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphics card with 2GB of discrete memory.
This MSI notebook features a bold design with a stylish gray finish. Audio is provided by the SRS PC Sound technology. There is also the exclusive and user-friendly MSI S-Bar, which gives you control of all the system functions with a simple click of your touchpad.
The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M processor. It also has 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 5-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
The MSI Experience
- Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 Performance
- This MSI notebook houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3230M processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.6GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.2GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 6GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to experience fast and efficient multitasking
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M Graphics
- Built for a visually stunning gaming experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphics card arms you with industry-leading technologies including eye-popping NVIDIA 3D Vision, dynamic PhysX effects, high performance NVIDIA Verde drivers, and more. Based on DirectX 11 technology, tessellation can dynamically extend new triangles and textures for making images more detailed. The GT 730M provides a longer user experience by intelligently saving power with the NVIDIA Optimus technology. With the ability to automatically switch between the NVIDIA discrete graphics and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, the GT 730M allows this MSI notebook to prolong battery life for a longer computing experience
- 15.6" Widescreen Display
- The 15.6" display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution so you can play 720p HD content natively in deep black levels and vibrant color
- SRS PC TruSound XT Technology
- The headphone audio jack of this MSI notebook outputs HD audio with 360° surround-sound acoustics. Together with the 15.6" widescreen display, this MSI notebook becomes a mobile multimedia center. The SRS PC Sound certified audio performance ensures you have an immersive listening experience
- Stay Connected
- There is no room for error when it comes to online competitive multiplayer, which is why you need fast Internet solutions in order to prevent lag spikes and high pings. This MSI notebook features a 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack for high-speed wired Internet access. If you want to go mobile, it also supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi so you can play wherever there is Wi-Fi
- USB 3.0
- With USB 3.0 ports, you'll be able to achieve a transfer rate of 5Gb/s. That's 10 times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 so you'll still be able to use all your previous generation USB peripherals
- The Redesigned Start Screen
- Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen
- To the Cloud
- With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
- Windows Store
- In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it