MSI Megabook PR200
SpecificationsNotebook: MSI Megabook PR200
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 256 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 8 scores (from 14 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Megabook PR200
Source: Inside HW
Emerge of Intel’s Centrino platform marked the beginning of huge breakthrough of portable computers. Mainly owing to Centrino, developed countries record almost equal number of sold desktop and portable computers. Of course, not everything went well. Enormous funds were invested in marketing which, for starters had to eliminate prejudice regarding direct connection of processor operating speed and its performances, pursuant insist of Intel up to this point. With its advance architecture, Pentium M managed to compensate difference in Megahertz comparing to popular Pentium 4. Main advantage brought by Pentium M was reduced consumption, owing to which notebooks become thinner and slighter (less heat dissipation – smaller and lighter cooling system, with significantly improved autonomy). It turned out to be a right move and Intel took leadership position on the market of portable computers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: price: 60%
Source: Tom's Guide
In terms of portability, value and usability, the MSI PR200 is more impressive than its benchmark results probably suggest. After a month of working with the machine - during which time we even took it on the road - we even got a little bit attached to it. Students or younger professionals who have to temper their hardware lust with budgetary limits will find a lot to like about this machine, whose overall performance is more than adequate for most workaday tasks, and completely acceptable for viewing conventional DVDs.
Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Ergonomie gut
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Hardware Zone
In the end, the MSI PR200 is more of a workhorse notebook. It has some nice touches for the business user but if you're looking for glamour and refinement, this doesn't match up to some of the bigger brands yet. Add to that the expected competitive pricing (our reviewed configuration would retail at about S$2109), and it should find a home among users who aren't too demanding. For an even lower price point of this 12-inch widescreen business notebook, MSI also has the PR210 model that's based on the AMD Turion 64 X2 processor and the AMD M690T chipset that has an integrated Radeon X1270 graphics engine. Identical to the PR200 in every other manner, such a configuration could easily save a couple of hundred dollars or more depending on the final configuration if you don't mind the AMD platform.
4 von 5, Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2008
Rating: mobility: 50%
Source: Tom's Hardware - 7/08
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 50%
Source: Chip.de - 6/08
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 80% performance: 93% features: 73% display: 68% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 75%
Source: TV Movie Multimedia - 3/08
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 90% mobility: 80%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/08
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/12/2007
Rating: performance: 80% ergonomy: 50%
Source: PC Go DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Praxis - 1/08
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% mobility: 95%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Hispazone ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 77% mobility: 82% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 60%
Source: Hardware.info NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
T7100: Entry level to mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.» 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.
79.63%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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