The CX61 from MSI is one the best multimedia notebook in the most reasonable price available in the market today. This notebook was launched in 2014 and targets casual gamers, consumers, business users and people who are in search of a good all-around laptop.
Yes this MSI model does not have an eye-catching body case and looks old-fashioned if compared to modern laptops, but this hefty 15.6in desktop replacement offers a full HD display along with high-end components in the most pocket-friendly manner that is well-suited to entertainment and multimedia work.
MSI CX61 features: Let us talk about its major features:
- Gaming capabilities: MSI is famous for creating gaming notebooks, which is why it is ideal for gamers who do not want to spend a lot of money and compromise the ability to play games.
The CX61’s gaming capabilities are very impressive. The NVidia GeForce GT 645M is not particularly an extravagant choice, but it is able to cope with most modern titles. At the laptop’s original 1,366×768 resolution and the similar detail settings, you can see a silky-smooth 48.4fps. This shows that the CX61 is certainly up to the demands of modern 3D games.
- Keyboard: The CX61 has a full-size chiclet-styled keyboard which is very easy to type on. The keys are reasonably spaced and offer lots of tangible feedback.
Moreover, the notebook comes with a row of shortcut buttons which are located next to the power button slightly above the keyboard. These allow you to access the mobility and power options, turn the Wi-Fi and screen on and off and remove whatever is inside the disc drive.
Even though the notebooks’ touchpad is somewhat small when compared to other notebooks’ keyboard, he touchpad of CX61’s faintly textured surface makes it extremely responsive.
- Display: The CX61 has a good-quality full High Definition display. The anti-glossy and anti-glare surface keeps reflections to a minimum. Whereas the LED backlight extents to an ample maximum brightness. Color and contrast accuracy are excellent too.
The brightness display seems fairly even. You will not experience a decrease in brightness levels even when the notebook is running on battery charger.
- Audio: Even though the body of this multimedia notebook can be equipped with four speakers, the CX61 just has two, which can be found above the keyboard. The maximum volume is pretty high and is reproduced easily.
Moreover, external speakers can increase the overall sound quality of the laptop. A latest AV receiver must be connected using the digital HDMI port, though a standard 3.5 millimeter jack is available too.
Certain other specifications are:
- latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology
- 4th Generation Intel CoreTM processors
- USB3.0 data transfer technology
- Built-in 720P HD Webcam
- Windows 10 Home/Windows 10 Pro
With respect to connectivity, MSI CX61 has a HDMI socket, a single USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, a memory card reader, headphone and microphone jacks.
So if you are looking for a powerful desktop replacement system for entertainment or work purpose, MSI CX61 will provide you impressive performance at an extremely reasonable price.