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MSI Megabook S310

Specifications

MSI Megabook S310Notebook: MSI Megabook S310
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1280x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 30%, features: 30%, display: 50% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: 50%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook S310

80% MSI MEGABOOK S310 13"
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 30% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 50%

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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-56:

In 90nm (33W TDP) and 65nm (31W TDP) produced dual core processor with a clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The TL-56 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.


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.

MSI reviews


80%: 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

» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S2210
Turion 64 X2 TL-52

Devices with the same GPU

» Dell Vostro 1000
Athlon 64 X2 TK-53, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Medion MD96360
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 12.1", 2 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
» Acer Ferrari 1005WTMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» Acer Ferrari 1000
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» Acer Ferrari 1004WTMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» MSI Megabook S271
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 12.1", 1.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Dell Inspiron 13-7352
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
» Alienware 13-4051
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U
» HP Stream 13-C080no
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840
» Dell Inspiron 13-7348-3818
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
» HP Pavilion 13-a200ng x360
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U
» Fujitsu LifeBook T935
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4171H
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
» Gigabyte G3
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Schenker XMG A305
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4710MQ
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2015-03
Iris Graphics 6100, Core i5 5257U
» HP Stream 13-c001ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840
» Acer TravelMate P236-M-57R4
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
» HP Envy X2-j001nf
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10
» HP Pavilion 13-b102TU
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U
» Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
» Dell Latitude 13 7350
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4034H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LD-C4030H
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» HP Pavilion 13-a051sr
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-07-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)