MSI Megabook PR210


MSI Megabook PR210
MSI Megabook PR210
Graphics adapter
12.1 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds), Power Supply: 0 g ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 70.75% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 53%, features: 63%, display: 54% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 62%, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the MSI Megabook PR210

69% MSI PR210 (blue)
Source: CNet English
Available in blue, pink, and green, the MSI PR210 seems destined to appeal to users who aren't excited by the looks of 12.1-inch systems from Lenovo and Toshiba but still want a relatively portable laptop. The colorful, 12.1-inch MSI PR210 offers a decent feature set and great battery life, but at least one similar laptop costs less.
6.9 von 10, Preis gut, Mobilität mäßig, Leistung schlecht, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 80% performance: 40% display: 50% mobility: 60%
60% MSI PR210 YA Edition (Blue)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI PR210 is a stylish, lightweight notebook with good battery life and decent performance for the price. Micro-Star International (MSI), perhaps best known as one of the top five motherboard manufacturers, recently announced its latest line of notebooks, the PR210 YA Edition. With models available in Coral Pink, Lime Green, and Denim Blue, the company hopes these systems will help consumers better "articulate their individualism." While we found that the PR210 YA Edition has some room for improvement, it could be a good fit for college students and hipsters who want to express themselves.  The denim-blue cover of the 4.6-pound MSI PR210 is adorned with an ostentatious MSI logo surrounded by a silver ring (it's not as obnoxious as the rhinestone ring on earlier models).
3 von 5, Mobilität gut, Leistung mangelhaft, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 50% display: 50%
60% Review: MSI PR210 notebook computer
Source: English
The first sign that this notebook is serious about work is that it comes with a fingerprint reader, so instead of entering a password to log on, you can set it up to recognise a fingerprint to grant access.
A well-designed small notebook with some excellent features but home users will find it's not quite up to scratch.
3 von 5, Display schlecht, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% display: 40%
80% MSI PR210 ultraportable laptop v2
Source: PC Advisor English
The MSI PR210 is a neat little number, which doesn’t fall far short on performance or usability. It is enjoyable to use and with the enhancement of a web cam, HDMI output and optional USB TV Tuner it a good multimedia all-rounder. As with all ultraportable PCs, the MSI PR210 can't offer the best gaming scores or raw speed, but we were won over by its compact design, high quality screen and lengthy battery life.
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Mobilität sehr gut, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% MSI PR210 ultraportable multimedia laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
MSI enters the ultraportable market with the PR210, a stylish and attractive laptop whose 12.1in screen allows the weight to be low enough to allow for frequent carrying. The MSI PR210's 1.8GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 processor offers enough power to run multiple applications without much of a struggle although, with a WorldBench 6 score of 55, it's hardly a speed demon. The MSI PR210's display is crisp and full of colour, and noticeably better than that of some of the other ultraportables we have reviewed. The MSI PR210's graphics controller is perhaps a touch lackluster though, and the games frame rate of 5fps (frames per second) was less than thrilling. Despite this, we can see the MSI PR210 working well as an entertainment laptop, particularly with the addition of the optional TV tuner.

(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4, Verarbeitung 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

77% Kleine, schnelle Rechenkünstler
Source: PC Go - 5/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 90%
Schnäppchen für den Rucksack
Source: c't - 4/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: performance: 50% features: 40% display: 40% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 40%
70% MSI Megabook PR210YA
Source: PC Magazin - 2/08 German
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 50%
Muss es immer Schwarz oder Silber sein?
Source: WCM - 1/08 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 12/31/2007
Rating: price: 80% workmanship: 90%
Kompakt, mobil, stark
Source: SFT German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/31/2007
Rating: price: 80% display: 80% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 40%
70% MSI PR210YA 5226VHP Rosado 12" - Subnote in Pink
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%


ATI Radeon Xpress X1270: Built in RS690T chipset and is based on an X700 graphics core (with less pipelines). It features no dedicated graphics memory but Vista Aero support. 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 Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.
In 90nm (33W TDP) and 65nm (31W TDP) produced dual core processor with a clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The TL-56 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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 is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).

70.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)