MSI CX61 2PC-499US 15.6" Laptop Computer (Gray)

MSI CX61 2PC-499US 15.6" Laptop Computer (Gray)

MSI CX61 2PC-499US 15.6" Laptop Computer (Gray)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-4200M (Haswell)
  • 8GB of DDR3L RAM
  • 750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M Graphics (2GB)
  • 15.6" HD Antiglare LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Built-in Webcam, Mic, & Speakers
  • Windows 8.1
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MSI GP70 Overview

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The CX61 2PC-499US 15.6" Laptop Computer from MSI was built with multimedia use in mind. It features a 15.6" HD widescreen display. The screen has an anti-reflective finish so you'll be able to play in brightly lit conditions with ease. The 1366 x 768 native resolution is provided by an NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR3 discrete memory.

The system is powered by a dual-core 4th generation Haswell 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-4200M processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3L RAM, a 750GB 5400 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a multi-format media card reader, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam, and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers.

Windows 8.1 is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.

MSI CX61 2PC-499US

Dual-core 4th-Gen Haswell Intel Core i5 Performance
The GX61 houses a 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i5-4200M processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.5 GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.1 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 4th generation Haswell processor uses low voltage to extend battery life without sacrificing performance. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 8GB of DDR3L RAM, and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to push the dual cores up to four virtual cores for quick and efficient multitasking.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M Graphics
Built for a visually stunning gaming experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M arms you with industry-leading technologies including DirectX 11 support, dynamic PhysX effects, CUDA, and more. Based on NVIDIA's Kepler GPU architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M provides 2GB of GDDR3 discrete memory. The result is reliable performance, power efficiency and high image quality.
15.6" HD Anti-Reflective LED-Backlit Display
The 15.6" display has an anti-reflective finish designed to cut down on the amount of light that reflects off it, reducing eyestrain and sharpening the picture to provide a more enjoyable viewing experience. The display also has a HD 1366 x 768 native resolution so you can play 720p HD content natively without upscaling or letterboxing. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port.
Stay Connected
The CX61 features a 10/100/1000 Mbps 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. There is also Bluetooth 4.0 technology so you'll be able wirelessly connect peripherals, such as a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
USB 3.0
With USB 3.0 ports, you'll be able to achieve a transfer rate of 5 Gbps. 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.

Windows 8.1

The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network options and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, 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.
In the Box
MSI CX61 2PC-499US 15.6" Laptop Computer (Gray)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 6-Cell Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty (Includes 1-Year Limited Global Warranty)
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    MSI GP70 Specs

    Performance
    Processor Intel Core i5-4200M
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M with 2 GB GDDR3 VRAM
    Display
    Size 15.6"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1366 x 768
    Finish Matte
    Drives
    Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    1 x USB 2.0
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x VGA
    Audio
    Integrated Microphone
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
    Media Card Slots SD
    SD/SDHC
    SD/SDHC/SDXC
    MMC
    Memory Stick
    Communications
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Webcam User-Facing
    General
    Operating System Windows 8.1
    Keyboard 102-Key Standard Notebook Keyboard (Chiclet Style)
    Pointing Device TouchPad
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 15.0 x 1.4 x 9.8" / 38.1 x 3.6 x 24.9 cm
    Weight 5.29 lb / 2.40 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.3 x 12.2 x 3.4"

    MSI GP70 Reviews

    CX61 2PC-499US 15.6" Laptop Computer (Gray) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Laptop to buy in its price range Good brand. The right i5 don't get a 4200u get this 4200m. It has a entry level graphics card but at a 768 resolution which is HD it is well balanced. Plenty of storage and ram. Great laptop. Not the thinnest and loudest but great enough. Big plus on Bluetooth
    Date published: 2015-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price. Great computer. 10/10 I use this for games, I was just looking for something portable and good enough to run (not on highest quality) some MMOs and games like Civilization. It also is solid enough to do some video editing on for work. This does the job. I was never worried about display size, I usually hook it up to a bigger screen at home or on my office desk with an HDMI. Would buy again. Only thing I don't love is Windows 8, but you get what you get.
    Date published: 2014-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product. Great price I purchased this to replace a m*****k that kind of exploded. I use it for class preparation, teaching an online class which uses an etext and online classroom website. I also use reaper recording software and various online music sources such as Spotify, Youtube, Ultimate guitar. I am enjoying the speed and easy internet access. Major improvement over the major namebrand product I used to use. No more geniuses for me.
    Date published: 2014-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Buy Was doing some cyber monday shopping crying over everything i couldnt afford and then i came across this website and found the laptop i have been wanting for the last 6 months for the lowest price anywhere on the internet and i now because ive been doing my research. i was so satisfied when i found it. upon check out i also qualified for free expedited shipping and had it by that friday!!!
    Date published: 2014-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far.... Main uses: internet, email, image processing for photography (using Lightroom with images stored on desktop drive). No gaming involved. YouTube & Netflix viewing both stream fast and well (HD). I never like the process of beginning to use a new computer. This transition worked quite well. The desktop user manual (as opposed to one hidden several layers inside the 8.1 start menu) proved useful. Everything seems to work fine, runs fine. Home Network connection worked seamlessly. Downloads of software was fast. The only issue long term is reliability-- and I have no reason to believe it will break down. The keyboard is not my favorite. As with other laptops, you have to be careful about hand placement to prevent interference with the touchpad. The chicklet keys are also not great. The 0 (zero) placement on the numeric keypad is not as expected. Qubbles that have little effect on performance.
    Date published: 2015-01-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works Of been using an old machine for far too long, this is a breath of fresh air. Good machine for the price.
    Date published: 2015-04-16
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