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MSI Megabook VR220YA

Specifications

MSI Megabook VR220YA
MSI Megabook VR220YA (Megabook V Series)
Display
12.1 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

Average Score: 73.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 67%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Megabook VR220YA

60% MSI VR220 YA Edition
Source: Laptop Mag English

Instead of putting a mini-notebook’s insides into a larger case (as with Dell’s Inspiron Mini 12), MSI took the guts of a budget mainstream notebook and crammed them into a 12-inch chassis to create the VR220. And as with most budget systems, you have to expect budget performance. While it costs nearly half as much as more traditional 12-inch notebooks, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X200, it’s not nearly as light, nor does it have the endurance of those systems. But those machines are meant for road warriors with expense accounts. The MSI VR220 is intended for students who need something relatively light and inexpensive for day-to-day tasks. As long as you can live with its subpar keyboard and relatively large size, MSI’s netbook alternative is worth a look.


3 von 5, Preis gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60%

Foreign Reviews

85% MSI VR220YA 12 Zoll
Source: Com! - 5/09 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Preiswert und peppig
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
68% Der neue Standard
Source: mobile Zeit - 2/09 German
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 90%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.
T3200: Entry-level dual core processor with a slow performance due to the old Merom core and a small level 2 cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.1":

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).


73.25%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-01-20 (Update: 2012-07-18)