MSI Megabook PR211
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 700 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Megabook PR211
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 60% features: 40% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/08
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 40%
Source: Minitechnet 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%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: c't - 17/08
Single Review, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: PC World Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2008
Rating: price: 90% mobility: 80%
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.
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.
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.
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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
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.