MSI Megabook PR200


MSI Megabook PR200Notebook: 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
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 79.63% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 80%, features: 71%, display: 59% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Megabook PR200

MSI MegaBook PR200X
Source: Inside HW English
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.
Preis/Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: price: 60%
4 Hot Multimedia Notebooks Reviewed
Source: Tom's Guide English
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%
80% MSI PR200 Notebook (Intel Santa Rosa)
Source: Hardware Zone English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Vier edle Subnotebooks im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2008
Rating: mobility: 50%
MSI Megabook PR200: Klein, aber oho
Source: Tom's Hardware - 7/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 50%
69% EEEiner gegen alle
Source: - 6/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 80% performance: 93% features: 73% display: 68% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 75%
93% Büro to go
Source: TV Movie Multimedia - 3/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 90% mobility: 80%
Altbekannter Neuling
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/12/2007
Rating: performance: 80% ergonomy: 50%
78% MSI PR200-7325
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Notebook oder PC? - Notebooks bis 1.299 Euro
Source: PC Praxis - 1/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% mobility: 95%
90% MSI PR200 - Office-Riese im Subnotebook-Pelz
Source: Notebookjournal German 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%
MSI PR200. Diseño, movilidad y precio en equilibrio perfecto
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
77% MSI PR200
Source: PCM Dutch 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%
80% MSI means Business - MSI Mega Book PR200 test
Source: Dutch 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.

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

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.

12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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

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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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)