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MSI CX61 0OL-696US Premium Laptop with Ultimate Graphics Specs Review

If you are on the market for a stylish multimedia laptop and the price is your big concern, we believe you will be interest with the newest MSI 15.6 inch laptop, named as MSI CX61 0OL-696US laptop. Yeah, comes with a high quality material with stylish design and powerful graphics performance from NVIDIA GeForce dedicated graphics, along with a 15.6 inch Brilliant widescreen display, the CX61 0OL-696US laptop is one of the best 15.6 inch MSI multimedia laptop for price under $700.

Comes with bold design and an aluminum material for construction with stylish finish, the newest MSI C Series looks solid and comfortable in your hand. Like commonly MSI multimedia and entertainment laptop on its range, MSI CX61 0OL-696US is not a slim machine and slightly bulky than other midle class laptop from other brand. Measures 15.0 x 9.8 x 1.48 inches (38.1 x 24.9 x 3.6 cm) and weighing around at 5.29 lb (2.40 kg), this machine is thicker and heavier than other multimedia laptop on its price, such as Acer Aspire V5-573-9837 15.6 inch multimedia laptop that weighing around at 4.4 lbs and measures 15.02 x 10.08 x 0.82 inches.

Not only for multimedia, MSI CX61 0OL-696US laptop also has a good performance for play modern games or handle the most multimedia work. Powered by 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M dual core processor with a 3MB L3 cache, 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM and backed by Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that automatically increase processor speed up to 3.2GHZ, this machine provides more than enough power for fast and efficient office and multimedia multitasking.MSI CX61 0OL-696US review

The NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M Dedicated Graphics with 2GB of DDR3 video memory and supports DirectX 11 with 3D Vision also ensures users can handle the most demanding multimedia applications and editing video in high resolutions. Inside, the CX61 0OL-696US also built in with a 750GB of Serial ATA disk drive with speed of 5400 rpm, allows users to store all video and music in this laptop. If needed, you can also burn the video, movies or other files into CDs or DVDs formats, along with load more multimedia applications, thanks to a SuperMulti DVD burner that located on the right side.


It boasts a 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display with support a 1366 x 768 native resolution, delivers crisp and vivid colours for images, video and games. According to MSI, the stunning glossy screen offers 16:9 viewing angle, perfect for watch 720p video playback or play modern games. On the left side, you will find a HDMI port that support 1080p video, so you can connect and share video and music with friends, family or share PowerPoint work with co-workers into bigger Television or HDTV.

The full-size keyboard which has a chiclet design and plenty keys also comfortable, fast and brings smoother office work. Above the display, the 720p HD web camera that integrated with digital microphone allows users to keep in touch via video chats or make a high quality video conference. In term of audio, the built in dual stereo speakers that optimized by SRS PC Sound technology provides clear, loud and stunning audio experience.

Of course, like other MSI’s multimedia laptop, MSI CX61 0OL-696US also equipped with a wide range of port interface and connectivity features, includes a pair of USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 port, 5-in-1 multimedia card reader slot (SD/SDHC/ MMC/MS/SDxC), 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet with RJ 45 connector and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi provides a reliable wireless internet connection. Sadly, the 6-cell Lithium Ion battery only can produces around of 3 hours and 30 minutes of battery life.

Yeah, MSI CX61 0OL-696US is a high-end laptop that has an ultimate power and performance for work and play hard, but its have a very reasonable price. If you are one of MSI fan, this machine with Microsoft Windows 8 OS is ready to grab now with a starting price around at $699 and 1 Year Limited Warranty with free shipping for US buyers. If you are looking for a 15.6 inch multimedia laptop with multi touch capability and brings better graphics performance, we recommend you to check ASUS N550JV-DB72T 15.6 inch Haswell Laptop that powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750M with 2GB DDR3 of video memory.

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