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MSI VR630

Specifications

MSI VR630
MSI VR630
Processor
AMD Mobile Sempron SI-40 1 x 2 GHz, Sable
Display
16.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
430 Euro

 

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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: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
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.


16.00":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


2.6 kg:

In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.


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).


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.

 

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Devices with the same GPU

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UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, Tiger Lake i3-1115G4, 14.00", 1.3 kg
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Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, 14.00", 1.29 kg
MSI Modern 14 B11SBU
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MSI Modern 15 B12M, i5-1235U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Alder Lake-M i5-1235U, 15.60", 1.75 kg
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A12M-229
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Alder Lake-P i5-1240P, 14.00", 1.29 kg
MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-051
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MSI Modern 14 B11MO-879XES
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MSI Modern 14 C12M, i5-1235U
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MSI Modern 14 B11MOU-1060XES
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MSI Modern 15 A11MU-682XE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1155G7, 15.60", 1.6 kg
MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-050
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, 14.00", 1.6 kg
MSI Modern 15 A5M-009XES
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MSI Modern 14 B11MOU-689XES
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1155G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Modern 14 B11MOU-485XES
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Modern 14 B11MO-074XES
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Modern 15 A11MU-619XES
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MSI Modern 14 B11MOU-852VN
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Tiger Lake i5-1155G7, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Modern 14 B10MW-421XES
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14.00", 1.3 kg
MSI Modern 15 A11M-045XES
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Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)