SpecificationsNotebook: MSI MS-1013
Processor: AMD Turion 64 ML-40
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 500 euro
Reviews for the MSI MS-1013
It has been 5 years sine I own this notebook and find it hard each time to part from it in order to make room for another mobile new model. It survives many of my rough handling during traveling. I even dropped it a few times only to find it running further at the push of the button. With many newer models doing away with an optical drive on this notebook size (less than 13") I have the feeling that this would be with me until the board really croaks out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2010
Rating: performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M is the shared memory integrated graphic card from ATI based on a X300 core. In general it is a bit faster than the Intel GMA 950 graphic core.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
AMD Turion 64: This is a derivative of the Athlon 64 with SSE3 with nx storage protection, 32 and 64 bit support, integrated memory controller for PC3200 memory, mode for low capacity, HT800 and 2 variants ML with 35 Watt and MB with 25 Watt consumption. Regarding the consumption MT might be very similar to a Pentium M. The speed is moderate and approximately as fast as an Pentium M with equivalent clock speed.
ML-40: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.