MSI Megabook S300

Specifications

MSI Megabook S300Notebook: MSI Megabook S300
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 95% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Megabook S300

60% MSI Computer S300 Crystal Edition
Source: Laptop Mag English
This system takes notebook bling to the next level while delivering decent performance and portability.
The MSI Computer S300 Crystal Edition takes the notion of a highly portable notebook as executive jewelry literally. Embedded in the surprisingly smudge-resistant black-lacquer lid are 120 Swarovski crystals arranged in a circle around the MSI logo. The look is more feminine than most men might want, but it certainly stands out even in today's crowd of slick-looking machines. Weighing 4.8 pounds, the S300 (which is also marketed as the S200-008US) is easy to carry and comes with both a neoprene pouch (to protect the finish) and a ballistic-nylon soft-sided briefcase. MSI has thrown in other extras for your $1,499, including a credit card-sized Media Center remote, a diminutive wired travel mouse, and even a Skype handset.
3 von 5, Display ausgezeichnet, Preis/Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% display: 95%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» 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.


T5600:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom core featuring virtualization functions VT-x.

» 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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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

 

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