As I have been using a very similar notebook with virtually the same shell, I have a good idea of how well this notebook should stand up to the test of time. They both come in variants with: Its minute battery life is quite good, but falls below the three-hour average we expect from modern laptops, largely due to the use of Windows Vista. Asus Apple Sony Google Valve. Using a glossy Super-TFT coating, images are vibrant and great for viewing digital photos and movies. Laptops by Gordon Gottsegen 10 days ago.

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Lenovo’s top 2-in-1 perfected. We were initially shipped a similar configuration only with a 60GB hard drive, but we also ran tests on an upgraded version in order to investigate the Turion X2 processor performance.

Click to enlarge The very first recommendation we have for anyone considering this laptop or any dual core laptop for that matter is to get at least 1GB of memory, and if you really expect to make use of the multitasking capabilities of the dual core processor going with 2GB of RAM is a good idea, especially with Windows Vista on the horizon. For Bright and colourful screen Nice and affordable.

MSI Megabook S a Look at AMD’s Turion X2

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Networking Max Transfer Rate. Msk S uses the TurionR64 X2 dual core processor which has a top-of-the-class performance rating when in multi-tasking mode.

Optical Storage Disc Labeling Technology. In Conclusion As with most other systems, In this way, Intel managed to sell three chips for every Centrino laptop, and customers were guaranteed a minimum level of performance and ksi. Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions.

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The MSI S is especially designed for high powered business users who are constantly on the move.

Turion was really nothing more than a renamed Athlon 64 socket chip with lower power requirements, and while performance s21 still good the majority of laptop purchases continued to use Intel processors. For Optimization of picture quality, a dynamic voltage increase technique is used to provide extra voltage msl the LCD. The S is essentially the same laptop and the same can be said for it – I’ve travelled into London a couple if times with the S and it was no different to carrying my S around.

Our Verdict In spite of its mobility and price, the Megabook doesn’t quite cut the mustard.

As such, you would see that our choice of benchmarks was quite unusual for this time round, but still adequate to paint the picture. Forgetting what might have been on the desktop space, Intel’s mobile architecture and Centrino platform became the runaway favorites for anyone looking to purchase a new laptop, and with good reason.

While Intel’s Core 2 Duo chipset supports HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close by Lori Grunin. Simply ms, if you want to run any games ksi than solitaire, minesweeper, or other casual gaming titles, a271 will quickly find the included graphics to be unsatisfactory. When coupled with MSI’s exclusive Vivid and Dual Core Center technologies, the colors on the LCD screen become even more vivid and better saturated, and they can be accurately displayed.


MSI Megabook S271: a Look at AMD’s Turion X2

With graphics provided by an integrated chip from ATi, 3D performance is limited. Video Memory Memory Allocation Technology.

Log in Don’t have an account? Mobile History Over the past few months, the enthusiast market has experienced a dramatic shift, as Core 2 Duo has proved itself to be the fastest consumer processor currently available. Asus Apple Sony Google Valve. In terms of performance, by dynamically over- s2711 down-clocking the CPU and GPU, the overall processor performance can be enhanced to effectively conserve power and lead to longer battery life.

Overall build quality and features were very much identical as MSI did a quick adaptation and we believe they are in the process of s2271 the S notebook for mass consumption soon. It comes with a ATI Radeon Xpress It minimizes fan operation by continuously monitoring the system to achieve more quiet operation. Click to enlarge Ending with the front of the unit, you also get the standard headphone and microphone jacks and a min-FireWire port.

Once they were resolved how does it perform? They both come in variants with: