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MSI Megabook PR300

Specifications

MSI Megabook PR300Notebook: MSI Megabook PR300
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: 50%, display: 75% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook PR300

Alles außer Spielen
Source: WCM - 11/07 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 11/30/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
90% Sauschneller Büro-Mini - MSI PR300
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 40%

Comment

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.


T7300: 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.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display 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 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.

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90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

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HP Voodoo ENVY133
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SP7500
Dell Inspiron 1318
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390
Dell Inspiron 13
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8300
Toshiba Satellite U400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5550
Toshiba Portégé M800
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5750
Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8100
Medion MD96619
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7250
Toshiba Satellite Pro U300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7250
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T9300
Toshiba Satellite U300-13V
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7700
Lenovo ThinkPad X300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7100
Toshiba Satellite U300-134
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450
Medion MD96544
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7700
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7500
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S6410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7500
Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7100
Toshiba Tecra M8
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7100
Toshiba Satellite U305
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7100
Toshiba Satellite U300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Getac B300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7500, 3.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite U405
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8100, 2.5 kg
Apple MacBook Air
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SP7500, 1.37 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Averatec 2700
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5800, 12.1", 1.9 kg
Medion S2210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T3200, 12.1", 2.1 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8020
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 12.1", 1.3 kg
Packard Bell EasyNote BG45-U-300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390, 12.1", 1.6 kg
MSI Megabook VR201
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2330, 12.1", 1.9 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7500, 11.1", 1.1 kg
Medion MD96652
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450, 12.1", 2 kg
MSI Megabook PR300
MSI Megabook PR300
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)