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MSI Megabook PR211

Specifications

MSI Megabook PR211Notebook: MSI Megabook PR211
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 60%, features: 66%, display: 69% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook PR211

80% Mobil und vielseitig
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI PR211 im Test: Das etwas andere Subnotebook
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 60% features: 40% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%
80% Leichtgewicht mit AMD-Antrieb
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 40%
83% MSI Megabook PR211 Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 60%
82% Test MSI Megabook PR211 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 71% display: 74% mobility: 85% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 80%
Raubkätzchen
Source: c't - 17/08 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
80% MSI PR211
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 40% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
MSI PR211
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2008
Rating: price: 90% mobility: 80%

Comment

ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.

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.


AMD Turion X2 Ultra: The AMD Turion X2 Ultra is part of the Puma platform and a mixture of the old K9 core (form the Turion 64 X2) and some parts of the K10 architecture (memorycontroller, hypertransport, crossbar switch from the Phenom). Because of the increased L2 cache ("Ultra" CPUs) and the improved memory controller, the performance increased a bit. Still a similar clocked Core 2 Duo is noticably faster.


ZM-80:

Mixture out of two K8 based cores and K10 uncores (e.g. memory controller). Offers improved power saving functions compared to older Turion CPUs but still not as good and fast as a Core 2 Duo. The ZM-80 is the slowest CPU of the ZM series and a entry level CPU in 2008.

» 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.


2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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


81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-09- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)