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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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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


2.6 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)