CX61 20D-274UK 15.6" TRUE HD, 4702MQ, GT 740M 2GB, 8GB DDR, 1TB HDD, Blu-Ray - Windows 8 **OcUK

  • A stunning screen and powerful hardware make this a great-value laptop for gamers and film fans alike.
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Stock Code: LT-114-MS

EAN: 4719072320089

MPN: CX61 20D-274UK

Manufacturer: MSI

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CX61 20D-274UK 15.6" TRUE HD, 4702MQ, GT 740M 2GB, 8GB DDR, 1TB HDD, Blu-Ray - Windows 8 **OcUK

The Latest 4th Generation Intel® Core i processor platform, representing superior performance over previous generations. CPU performance has increased by 3%~7%, while the overall platform is 15% more powerful.

The GPU performance of 2D and 3D visuals is even more noteworthy, with an average increase of over 30%. There have also been significant advances in user experience and battery life. In addition, it employs a more advanced encryption program to help businesses enhance information security and to protect your BIOS/FW from attacks by malware.

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M notebook GPUs give your games an adrenaline shot with the premium performance and great detail images quality thanks to latest DirectX11 effects. Based on DirectX11 technology, tessellation could dynamic extend new triangles and textures for making images more details. Featuring the better visual and gaming experience for daily computing notebook.

The new HDMI 1.4 Ethernet Channel integrates Internet-enabled HDMI equipment, allowing you to connect to the Internet without other cables. There’s no need to add cables if you want to add an audio channel as you can just use the HDMI cable to transmit audio streams to A/V receivers. The supports extreme HD for a better, more true-to-life, and natural picture.

The major improvement of Bluetooth 4.0 over 3.0 is that devices transfer much more data, using less power. Devices can also connect and begin transferring data in as little as 3 milliseconds. It also effectively transfers data within a greatly expanded range (over 100 meters) and uses the AES-128 CCM authenticated encryption algorithm, ensuring better security.

- Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4702MQ Haswell Quad Core (2.2GHz, Intel Turbo Boost Up To 3.2GHz)
- Screen: 15.6" (MSI, 1920x1080 FULL HD Resolution, Anti-Glare)
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 64bit
- RAM: 8GB (DDR3)
- Hard Drive: 1000GB 7200RPM Model (OcUK Exclusive with 7200RPM HDD)
- Optical Drive: Blu-Ray (Blu-Ray HD Play back + DVD-RW & CD-RW)
- Graphics: Dedicated (NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M with 2GB Dedicated Memory)
- Wireless LAN: Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless)
- Network Card: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
- Integrated Webcam: Integrated Webcam with Microphone
- Card Reader: 3-in-1 card reader (SD™, SDHC,MMC)
- USB Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
- Speakers: Integrated Sound System
- VGA Port: 1 External VGA Port
- Kensington Lock: Kensington lock slot
- Charge Time: 2.5 Hours
- HDMI: 1x HDMI Port
- Warranty: MSI 1 Year Collect & Return Warranty (View More Information)
- Battery Life: 3-4 Hours (up to 4 hours with power management)
- Weight: 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.39 Kg)


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Very good laptop for the price

I bought this laptop about 2 weeks ago and so far I've been very impressed with it.
I was not looking for a desktop replacement, but instead something that I can use at university and when I travel around.
Great 1080p screen which was one of the features I was looking for on a laptop.
Boots up in less than 15 seconds now with Windows 8.1 (Although it was a pain in the a** to get it to 8.1)
Very smooth running many demanding programs at once, runs most games you throw at it, although you may need to sacrifice some quality for higher fps (baring in mind this isn't really a super gaming laptop by any means). So far I've played games like CS: GO, COD4, BF3, League of Legends most of them at 1080p in high settings, lower resolution for BF3.
Great storage size 1TB 7200 RPM (No SSD sadly but there is a way of replacing the Blu-Ray player with an adapter so you can fit one if you'd like! Warranty may be voided so do if you wish xD)

However if I were to give this laptop 5* it would only be if its battery life was higher. At most in power saving mode I'd say you could get 4 hours tops on this laptop which can be inconvenient.

Plus, if it were possible for this model to come with a GPU such as the GT 760M or higher, I'd definitely be happy to spend an extra 100 quid on the price I paid at the time (


A lot of power for the price but comprom

I received this laptop as a Christmas gift to help me with my Uni work. First impression were good, a light robust and high spec machine.

Within a few days it started crashing, something to do with a fatal video error. Naturally I preceded to ensure that everything was up-to-date, drier, bios etc. but still I was having spontaneous crashes, although I haven't had one for a few days now and hope that the system has fixed itself.

The next noticable issue is the fan noise. It can be really annoying when trying to work in quiet environments such as a Library or classroom, an issue that should be addressed in the next bios update I feel.

The plastic exterior has a brushed steel effect to it and looks quite nice, however the chassis sometimes creaks and vibrates, and overall build quality could be improved.

Design wise, the full keyboard is a bonus and the spaces between the keys are still quite liberal and forgiving, alternate function keys are in sensible places (volume and brightness on the arrow keys), but I feel more efficient keys in the quick access panel could launch more useful tools and applications as I very rarely find myself needing to use them for their default purpose.

Overall, a good quality laptop capable of running games at a sensible frame-rate, performing a variety of high demanding tasks simultaneously and a portability value that shouldn't be overlooked.


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