MSI Megabook VR705
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Megabook VR705
MSI have delivered a big screen laptop, but does it offer big performance? The MSI VR705-045UK (£549 inc. VAT) is one of the larger laptops around and its dedicated graphics card makes it an ideal desktop replacement system. With impressive performance and a large screen, the MSI is worth a look if you don't mind sacrificing style or quality. It's not perfect, however, and is worth trying before you buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
MSI's 17" has powerful multimedia credentials, but lacks the quality of its rivals. Overall, it's impossible to recommend the MSI VR705 over some of the other laptops around. The large screen and good multimedia performance will appeal to some, but it's severely let down by the poor quality materials and the worst keyboard we have used in some time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Comp Reviews
Those looking for a higher performance laptop for under $700 and are not as concerned about the size of the laptop should look into the MSI VR705. Sure, the 17-inch screen makes it larger and heavier than most budget laptops but it also allows for it to have a higher resolution and fit a numeric keypad. With its 4GB of fast DDR2 memory and the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics, performance certainly won't be an issue either.
80, Leistung 80, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE): Integrated (shared Memory) graphics adapter. Built in in current MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air laptops and also used in the ION (LE) platform for netbooks. Also called GeForce 9400M G. Fastest available motherboard GPU (in 2009). Integrated PureVideo HD (VP3) video processor to decode HD videos with the GPU.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.
67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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