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MSI Megabook VR201

Specifications

MSI Megabook VR201Notebook: MSI Megabook VR201 (Megabook V Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 30%, features: - %, display: 50% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Megabook VR201

70% MSI MEGABOOK VR201-2322E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 30% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%

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 Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


T2330: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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


70%: 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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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5800
Medion S2210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T3200
Packard Bell EasyNote BG45-U-300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390
Medion MD96652
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450
Maxdata Belinea o.book 4
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7100
Acer Aspire 2920
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8020
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.3 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-T7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.4 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8010
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7100, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Getac B300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7500, 13.3", 3.5 kg
HP Voodoo ENVY133
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SP7500, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Dell Inspiron 1318
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390, 13.3", 2.2 kg
Dell Inspiron 13
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8300, 13.3", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite U400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5550, 13.3", 1.9 kg
Toshiba Portégé M800
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5750, 13.3", 1.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8100, 13.3", 1.9 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7500, 11.1", 1.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite U405
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8100, 13.3", 2.5 kg
Medion MD96619
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7250, 13", 2.1 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-R7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo U7600, 10.4", 0.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro U300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7250, 13.3", 2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite U300-13V
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7700, 13.3", 2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo L7100, 13.3", 1.51 kg
Toshiba Satellite U300-134
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450, 13.3", 2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI GS30 2M-016UK
Iris Pro Graphics 5200, Core i7 4870HQ, 13.3", 1.2 kg
MSI S12T 3M-006US
Radeon HD 8330, A-Series A4-5000, 11.6", 1.3 kg
MSI X370-205US
Radeon HD 6320, E-Series E-450, 13.4", 1.7 kg
MSI Wind U270-031UK
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 11.6", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-07-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)