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MSI VR630

Specifications

MSI VR630Notebook: MSI VR630
Processor: AMD Mobile Sempron SI-40
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 430 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI VR630

80% MSI VR630 review
Source: PC Advisor English
At a price of £480 or less, the MSI VR630 provides plenty of laptop for not too much money. Its dual-core processor is fast enough to get work done, there’s a useful amount of RAM ready fitted, and 250GB of storage is not to be sniffed at. Providing you don’t need to use the VR630 away from the mains, there’s no major weaknesses to this budget portable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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.


AMD Mobile Sempron: 2800+ to 3000+ mobile Athlon 64 with reduced level 2 Cache; The rating is not comparable with Athlon 64 Rating. A 3000+ Athlon 64 is faster than a 3000+ Sempron. There is no 64 bit support.
Especially: Sempron 2100+, socket S1, 9 Watt TDP, 1 GHz


SI-40:

Slow entry level single core processor based on the Sable core.

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


16.0": 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. 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.


2.6 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


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really 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

Asus UL50AT
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo SU7300
Advent Roma 3000
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Pentium Dual Core T4300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP Pavilion dv6-1230us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T6500, 3.5 kg
Asus Eee Top PC ET1602
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 4.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Advent Quantum Q100
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
ASRock F14
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Celeron Dual-Core T1400, 14.0", 2.1 kg
Averatec N3440
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Pentium Dual Core T3400, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Averatec N3400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Pentium Dual Core T3400, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Advent 5712
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Celeron Dual-Core T1600, 15.4", 2.7 kg

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MSI CR640-035US
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2310M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI A6400-Ci507 S
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MSI CR620-643UK
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MSI CR620-691US
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MSI CX605-059XPL
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MSI CR630-V1225FD
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MSI CX500
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MSI X-Slim X610-02SU
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MSI X400-225UK
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MSI CR610-013UK
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MSI X430
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MSI X400-038UK
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)