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MSI Megabook PR600

Specifications

MSI Megabook PR600Notebook: MSI Megabook PR600
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Average Score: 71.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 73%, features: 64%, display: 64% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook PR600

60% Review: MSI PR600 notebook computer
Source: vnunet.com English
The PR600 includes a carry case, two-year warranty that covers parts and labour around the world (if you’re on the UK mainland, it also offers a collect-and-return service). At £699, it’s a fairly reasonable deal - you do get a powerful workhorse computer and the battery life is good. But you’re not really getting anything spectacular for the money, and if you are partial to playing the occasional game you should look for a laptop with a dedicated graphics card. It’s extremely portable despite its size, but the PR600 isn’t up to much otherwise.
(von 5): 3, Ausstattung 3, Leistung 4, Preis/Leistung 3, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 60% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

61% Minipreis-Laptops
Source: Chip.de - 2/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 61% price: 70% performance: 54% features: 69% display: 75% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 58%
86% MSI PR600-7212DL
Source: Computerbild - 26/07 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 12/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 88% features: 75% display: 87% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 93%
80% MSI PR600 7112VHPE - Leistung fürs Büro
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%

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.


T7100: Entry level to 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.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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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71.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)