MSI Megabook S271


MSI Megabook S271Notebook: MSI Megabook S271
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 4:3, 1280x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 77.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 79%, features: 84%, display: 80% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Megabook S271

90% S S271 64x2 - Seeing Double
Source: The Tech Zone English
The MSI S271 is a very good looking notebook. The shape reminds us a lot of the Apple Powerbook and we're sure that was the look MSI was going for. If you don't like the business like black, the S271 can be ordered up in a range of difference colors. The S271 is made with a durable yet trendy aluminum and magnesium alloy, and is equipped with a Super Glare Type 12″ WXGA LCD, an ATI UMA embedded graphics display interface, and digital surround sound. Battery life depends greatly on what you're using the S271 for and whether you have wireless on or off. The S271 Dual CoreCell ASCI can dynamically over- and down-clock the CPU and GPU to enhance or conserve power and lead to longer battery life.
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9 von 10, Display gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/28/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
67% MSI Megabook S271
Source: PC Pro English
This is the first time we've seen an MSI-branded laptop, but it's clear that the Taiwanese manufacturer has ambitions to make a big impact in the UK market: the Megabook S271 is making an aggressive pitch for the mid-range market. The initial surprise with the Megabook is its pricing - it's a truly tiny laptop, it weighs a shoulder-friendly 2.1kg, yet it costs less than £700. The screen is a 12.1in panel with a resolution of 1,280 x 800. That's a notable improvement compared to ultraportables with a 1,024 x 768 resolution, although inevitably the pixels themselves are smaller. Nevertheless, we found the Megabook eminently suitable for working on the go. Great value for an ultraportable, although build quality is uninspiring;
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4 von 6, Preis überraschend gut, Verarbeitung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2006
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 90% workmanship: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Große Leistung, kleine Schwächen
Source: Guter Rat! German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: display: 80%
75% Kompakt-Notebooks
Source: German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 100% performance: 59% features: 85% display: 84% mobility: 66% ergonomy: 66%
MSI Megabook S271
Source: c't German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: price: 85% performance: 75% features: 85% display: 75% ergonomy: 85%
78% Weiß, leicht und doppelt kernig: Das MSI Megabook S271 will mit AMDs Turion 64 X2 die Centrino-Herrschaft bei ultra-mobilen Notebooks brechen.
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2006
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 79% performance: 88% features: 95% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 81%
72% MSI Megabook S271
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 79% features: 62% ergonomy: 89%
Megabook S271W
Source: PC Praxis German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/16/2006
Rating: price: 80% performance: 85% features: 85%
82% MSI-Notebook mit AMDs 64-Bit-Doppelprozessor
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 87% features: 90% ergonomy: 91%


ATI Radeon Xpress 1150: Faster clocked Xpress 1100 onboard graphics card with x300 core. Should run Vista Aero Glass 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.

AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.

TL-50: In 90nm produced dual core processor with a low clock rate of 1.6 GHz. The TL-50 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.» 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.

1.9 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.

MSI reviews

77.33%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Medion MD96360
Turion 64 X2 TL-56
» Acer Ferrari 1005WTMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Acer Ferrari 1000
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Acer Ferrari 1004WTMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-56

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI Megabook S310
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 13.3", 2 kg
» Dell Vostro 1000
Athlon 64 X2 TK-53, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S2210
Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook A3120
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 3 kg
» Dell Latitude 131L
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1501
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 3 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)