MSI Primo Series

MSI Primo 76Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2, PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.0 inch, 7.9 inch, 9.7 inch
Weight: 0.3kg, 0.4kg, 0.62kg
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MSI Primo 81

MSI is a brand more associated with traditional PCs and laptops, but they are also in the tablet game. The MSI Primo 81's specification is nothing spectacular. Sporting an Allwinner A31s quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, it will not blow anyone away with its specs sheet. This device will not be able to handle any graphically intense games and will also have trouble multitasking with multiple apps. It runs Android 4.2 Jellybean.

The screen is a little bit better compared to its internal hardware, boasting a 7.85-inch 1024 by 768 resolution IPS display; the same used in the iPad Mini. The viewing angles are great, as to be expected with IPS displays and colors are vibrant and items on the screen appear crisp and clear. Another downside to the Primo 81 are its cameras, sporting only a 2 MP main camera and a 640 by 480 resolution front camera.

The Primo 81 is thin, measuring only at 7.82 mm and is 330g light. So, even the smallest hands would not have trouble holding it. It also supports microSD-cards to expand its storage from the default 16 GB. This device is not for a power user but if you’re on a tight budget and just want a device to surf the web and your social media accounts, it might be worth considering because of its beautiful display.


MSI Primo 81Notebook: MSI Primo 81
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.9 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 0.4kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Primo 81 (Model)


MSI Primo 81 Tablet
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The MSI Primo 81 is an excellent option for anyone looking for a small and light low-cost tablet to browse the web, access social networks, read emails, etc. It may not have the most powerful hardware, but the high-quality screen and sturdy all-aluminum construction gives it a terrific cost/benefit ratio.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2014
Msi Primo 81 – Удачный Домашний Гаджет
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Stylish and elegant; inexpensive; light; good IPS-display. Negative: Short battery life; low resolution camera; no Bluetooth; low brightness of the display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2014
세련된 디자인과 높은 가격 경쟁력을 갖춘 태블릿 - MSI 프리모 81
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Positive: Stylish design; competitive price; good performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2013


MSI Primo 93


MSI Primo 93Notebook: MSI Primo 93
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 9.7 inch, 16:9, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 0.62kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section


MSI Primo 93 – Не Останется Незамеченным
Source: RU→EN
Positive: IPS display and 3G connectivity; pretty decent autonomy; decent sound system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2014


MSI Primo 76


MSI Primo 76Notebook: MSI Primo 76
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP2
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section


MSI Primo 76 – Интернет Всегда И Везде
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Fairly inexpensive; simple design; high performance; quite good autonomy; long battery life; good brightness of the IPS display. Negative: Mediocre resolution of the display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2014



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.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

ARM Mali-400 MP2: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 2 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


7.0: This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.

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

0.3 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.62 kg:

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» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Mediatek MT8312
» Lenovo Tab A7-50

Devices with the same GPU

» Prestigio Grace X3
Mediatek MT6582M, 4.5", 0.118 kg
» Sony Xperia E4
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» Honor Holly
Mediatek MT6582, 5", 0.157 kg
» Acer Liquid Z500
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» Huawei Honor 3C
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» Blaupunkt Endeavour 1001 DVBT
AML8726-MX, 10.1", 0.639 kg
» Acer Liquid Z500 Plus
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» HTC Desire 816G
Mediatek MT6582, 5.5", 0.158 kg
» Acer Liquid Jade
Mediatek MT6582, 5.0", 0.11 kg
» Acer Liquid Jade Plus
Mediatek MT6582, 5.0", 0.11 kg
» Acer Liquid E700 Trio
Mediatek MT6582, 5", 0.156 kg
» ZTE Blade L2
Mediatek MT6582M, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» HTC Desire 310
Mediatek MT6582M, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Huawei Ascend G730
Mediatek MT6582, 5.5", 0.187 kg
» Alcatel One Touch Pop C7
Mediatek MT6582M, 5.0", 0.162 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Asus Fonepad 7-FE375CXG
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3530
» Lenovo IdeaTab A7-30
unknown, unknown
» Asus Fonepad 7 FE171CG
SGX544MP2, unknown
» Huawei MediaPad X2
Mali-T628 MP4, Kirin 930
» Toshiba Encore mini WT7-C-100
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735G
» Trekstor SurfTab Xintron i 7.0
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735G
» Acer Iconia One 7 B1-750
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735G
» Medion LifeTab E7316-MD98282
Mali-400 MP4, RK3188
» Asus Foneрad 7-FE375CXG
PowerVR G6430, Atom Z3530
» HP Slate 7 VoiceTab Ultra
Mali-T628 MP6, Kirin 925
» Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572C
, Atom Z3560
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-19 (Update: 2014-06-19)