MSI A6200-038US


MSI A6200-038USNotebook: MSI A6200-038US
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 66.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI A6200-038US

70% MSI A6200 15.6in laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
While the A6200 doesn't make use of Intel's Second Generation Core (Sandy Bridge) CPUs, its Pentium P6100 is still a decent processor and it will handle basic tasks without being sluggish. That said, you should only consider buying this laptop if you are on a strict budget and can't afford a Sandy Bridge-based model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% MSI A6200
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI A6200 offers good looks, solid performance, and relatively strong battery life at a great price. However, the port placement and lack of multitouch will annoy some. And the HP G62t, which also sports a Core i3 M330 CPU and costs $599, has a faster 7,200 rpm hard drive. Still, the A6200 has a sense of style and value that makes it a good choice for students and families on a budget. We just recommend that you try to find the Core i5 version first for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% MSI A6200-038US 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
MSI's A6200-038US can be a very affordable thanks to street pricing around $550 provided you can actually find one. The system is pretty typical of the latest generation of budget laptops. Performance is strong thanks to the new Core i3 processor and features are decent. MSI has managed to keep the size of the laptop down as it is relatively thin for a budget system. Quality is a bit below what others have to offer and the viewing angles on the display are very narrow.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI reviews

66.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)