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MSI Megabook PR201

Specifications

MSI Megabook PR201Notebook: MSI Megabook PR201
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Megabook PR201

88% PR201-7343VHP
Source: PC Praxis - 2/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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.


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.


P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

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


12.1":

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.


1.8 kg:

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.

MSI reviews


88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Fujitsu Lifebook P8110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9600
LG S210-G.CB01A9
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400
Asus UL20A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300
Toshiba Portégé A600-14C
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300
Asus U20A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400
Gateway NO20
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9550
Toshiba Portege A605
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400
Averatec N2740TD1E-1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3400
Toshiba Portege A600-S2201
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300
Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300
Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8600
Toshiba Portégé M750-10K
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400
Asus N20A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9400
MSI Megabook VR220YA
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3200
Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300
Acer TravelMate 6293
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400
HP EliteBook 2730p
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SL9400
HP Compaq 2230s
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T5670
Lenovo ThinkPad X200s
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SL9400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Portégé R600-149
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-13X
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-11B
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-13Z
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.3 kg
Medion S2211
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3200, 2.4 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Asus X32a
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Gigabyte Q1105
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.5 kg
MSI Megabook PR201
MSI Megabook PR201
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-02-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)