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MSI Megabook VR220YA

Specifications

MSI Megabook VR220YANotebook: MSI Megabook VR220YA (Megabook V Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 73.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 67%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Megabook VR220YA

60% MSI VR220 YA Edition
Source: Laptop Mag English

Instead of putting a mini-notebook’s insides into a larger case (as with Dell’s Inspiron Mini 12), MSI took the guts of a budget mainstream notebook and crammed them into a 12-inch chassis to create the VR220. And as with most budget systems, you have to expect budget performance. While it costs nearly half as much as more traditional 12-inch notebooks, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X200, it’s not nearly as light, nor does it have the endurance of those systems. But those machines are meant for road warriors with expense accounts. The MSI VR220 is intended for students who need something relatively light and inexpensive for day-to-day tasks. As long as you can live with its subpar keyboard and relatively large size, MSI’s netbook alternative is worth a look.


3 von 5, Preis gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60%

Foreign Reviews

85% MSI VR220YA 12 Zoll
Source: Com! - 5/09 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Preiswert und peppig
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
68% Der neue Standard
Source: mobile Zeit - 2/09 German
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 90%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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 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.


T3200: Entry-level dual core processor with a slow performance due to the old Merom core and a small level 2 cache.» 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.


1.8 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


73.25%: 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.

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

Fujitsu Lifebook P8110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9600
LG S210-G.CB01A9
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400
Asus UL20A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300
Toshiba Portégé A600-14C
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300
Asus U20A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400
Gateway NO20
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9550
Toshiba Portege A605
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400
Averatec N2740TD1E-1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3400
Toshiba Portege A600-S2201
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300
Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300
MSI Megabook PR201
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P7350
Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8600
Toshiba Portégé M750-10K
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400
Asus N20A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9400
Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300
Acer TravelMate 6293
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400
HP EliteBook 2730p
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SL9400
HP Compaq 2230s
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T5670
Lenovo ThinkPad X200s
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SL9400
HP EliteBook 2530p
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SL9400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Portégé R600-149
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-13X
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-11B
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-13Z
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.3 kg
Medion S2211
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3200, 2.4 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Dell Latitude E4200
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-01-20 (Update: 2012-07-18)