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MSI S12 Series

MSI S12 3M-027XPLProcessor: AMD A-Series A4-5000, AMD E-Series E1-2100
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8210, AMD Radeon HD 8330
Display: 11.6 inch
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 64.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
: - %, performance: 50%, features: 63%, display: 71%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 83%

 

MSI S12T-3MA441

Specifications

MSI S12T-3MA441Notebook: MSI S12T-3MA441
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-5000
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8330
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 S12T-3MA441 (Model)

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

73% MSI S12T-3MA441 Subnotebook Review | Notebookcheck
No endurance. The highlights of the small 11.6-inch laptop are the mSATA solid state drive and empty hard-drive slot. Our report reveals whether the subnotebook has more than that to offer.
60% MSI S12T 3M-006US
Source: Comp Reviews English
For those looking at getting a smaller laptop system, the number of options is growing thanks to AMD's new ultra-low power A4 platform. The MSI S12T takes advantage of this to actually offer a decent alternative to Intel based systems but it doesn't quite reach Intel's level of performance. It is nice to see MSI include a larger hard drive for those that need space.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% MSI S12T 3M-006US
Source: Comp Reviews English
For those looking at getting a smaller laptop system, the number of options is growing thanks to AMD's new ultra-low power A4 platform. The MSI S12T takes advantage of this to actually offer a decent alternative to Intel based systems but it doesn't quite reach Intel's level of performance. It is nice to see MSI include a larger hard drive for those that need space.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI S12 3M-027XPL

Specifications

MSI S12 3M-027XPLNotebook: MSI S12 3M-027XPL
Processor: AMD E-Series E1-2100
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8210
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

Recenzja MSI S12 3M (11,6", AMD E1-2100, AMD Radeon HD 8210)
Source: Notebooktest.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good look; very robust case; comfortable keyboard; quality screen; good speakers and camera; very low temperatures under load Negative: Poor microphone; noisy cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2014
MSI S12 – твоя любимая малолитражка
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size and good functionality; powerful processor and integrated graphics card. Negative: Small capacity battery.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2014

 

Comment

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).


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 8330:

An integrated GCN-based GPU with 128 shader units and no dedicated VRAM. It is typically clocked at 500 MHz and paired with AMD Richland A4-5000 "Kabini" APUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 8210:

An integrated GCN-based GPU with 128 shader units and no dedicated VRAM. It is typically clocked at 300 MHz and paired with AMD A4-1250 "Temash" and E1-2100 "Kabini" APUs.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
AMD A-Series:

A4-5000: Quad-core APU for low-end laptops, codenamed Kabini. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates an Radeon HD 8330 graphics card.AMD E-Series:

E1-2100: Dual-core APU for low-end ultraportables and netbooks, codenamed Kabini. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates a Radeon HD 8210 graphics card.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.3 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.3 kg:


64.33%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-08- 6 (Update: 2014-08- 6)