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MSI Megabook VR610

Specifications

MSI Megabook VR610Notebook: MSI Megabook VR610 (Megabook V Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-57
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 55%, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 30%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook VR610

Will ich Billig?
Source: c't - 16/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 50% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 30%
60% Supergünstig
Source: Chip.de - 06/08 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90% mobility: 40%
86% Sparbook
Source: Computerbild - 8/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 03/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 60%

Comment

ATI Radeon Xpress X1200: This is an onboard video chip and according AMD optimized for a good price/value. It is based on a X700 design but with less pixel- and vertex-pipelines. ATI Radeon Xpress X1200 is hardly apt for gamers. The graphic chip supports Windows Vista Aero surface and all 3D effects run fluently. Sometimes also called Radeon X1200.

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.


TK-57: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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


73%: 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

Novatech Xplora E16
Radeon Xpress X1200, Athlon 64 TF-20
Toshiba Satellite A215-S6804
Radeon Xpress X1200, Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Packard Bell EasyNote MX52
Radeon Xpress X1200, Mobile Sempron 3600+
Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-1AZ
Radeon Xpress X1200, Athlon 64 X2 TK-55
Toshiba Satellite A210-172
Radeon Xpress X1200, Turion 64 X2 TL-62
Toshiba Satellite Pro A210
Radeon Xpress X1200, Turion 64 X2 TL-58

Devices with the same GPU

Acer eMachines D620
Radeon Xpress X1200, Athlon X2 L310, 14.1", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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MSI X-Slim X460
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MSI CR640-020UK
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2310M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI CR640-035US
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2310M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI A6400-Ci507 S
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI CR620-643UK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI CR620-691US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI CX605-059XPL
Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI CR640
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI CR650
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI CR630-V1225FD
Radeon HD 4270, V-Series V120, 15.6", 2.415 kg
MSI CR630
Radeon HD 4270, Athlon II P320, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI X-Slim X600 215UK MS-1691
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Pentium SU2700, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI EX629-T6647W7P
GeForce GT 130M, Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 2.8 kg
MSI CX500
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.5 kg
MSI X-Slim X610-02SU
Mobility Radeon HD 4330, Athlon Neo MV-40, 15.6", 2.1 kg
MSI X400-225UK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Solo SU3500, 14.0", 1.5 kg
MSI CR610-013UK
Radeon HD 4200, Athlon II M300, 16.0", 2.5 kg
MSI X430
Radeon HD 3200, Athlon Neo MV-40, 14.0", 1.6 kg
MSI X400-038UK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Solo SU3500, 14.0", 1.5 kg
MSI X400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Solo SU3500, 14.0", 1.5 kg
MSI VR693
GeForce 8200M G, Mobile Sempron SI-40, 16.0", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-06- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)