MSI Megabook PR400

Specifications

MSI Megabook PR400Notebook: MSI Megabook PR400
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 71%, features: 69%, display: 50% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 55%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Megabook PR400

Foreign Reviews

75% Test: Notebooks mit 14.1-Zoll-Displays
Source: Com! - 8/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 52% features: 76% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 72%
MSI Megabook PR400
Source: PC Magazin - 5/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/04/2008
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 50%
14.1 Zoll fürs Büro
Source: WCM - 3/08 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 03/01/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
80% MSI GX610-TK5526VHP
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 70%

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.


T7250: 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.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 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


77.5%: 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, 2008-03-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)