Squeezing between the popular and cheap netbook platform and expensive ultra portables – AMD hopes to score some “ultra thin” wins. Of course, Intel has now launched Core 2 Duo Merom , raising the performance bar in the dual core mobile market. And now, for the first time in history, you can enjoy this exclusive first in real life, not in your dreams. The DC Phantom-X server laptop. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests as of All images and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Nevertheless, we found the Megabook eminently suitable for working on the go.

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Once they were resolved how does it perform? This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. 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.


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Best tablets and accessories for Christmas gifts: Forgetting what might have been on the desktop space, Intel’s mobile s27 and Centrino platform became the runaway favorites for anyone looking to purchase a new laptop, and with good reason.

We don’t really find that to be a terrible flaw, as for business and office tasks even slow integrated graphics work fine, and you will still be able to run the Windows Vista Aero Glass interface although performance will likely suffer compared to discrete graphics solutions.

MSI’s GX notebook has got a turbo button and funky case design – but is it what you really wanted? While the touchpad and mouse buttons are well made, the spacious keyboard isn’t so reliable.


In contrast, AMD’s K8 architecture has done extremely well on the desktop during most of its life, and it is only recently that Intel has managed to regain the performance crown. A primary reason to get a dual core processor is so that you can multitask better, right?

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Turion 64 X2 mobile technology. For Optimization of picture quality, a dynamic voltage increase technique is used to provide extra voltage to the LCD. Despite having virtually the same chassis, the S is a different kettle of fish when it comes to the hardware inside. Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. Eventually AMD tried to compete better with the Centrino platform by creating a new mobile processor, the Turion.

The x pixel resolution makes it possible to work with up to four windows simultaneously. You may also be interested in In this way, Intel managed to sell three chips for every Centrino laptop, and customers were guaranteed a minimum level of performance and features.

Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. 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.

Video Memory Memory Allocation Technology. These are both made by Acer and the battery and chassis are exactly the same and other features should also be the same. Products may not be available in all markets.

Of course, Intel has now launched Core 2 Duo Meromraising the performance bar in the dual core mobile market. Laptops by Gordon Gottsegen 10 days ago. Laptops by Dan Ackerman 10 days ago.


Please share our article, every link counts! We don’t have a similar laptop using Intel integrated graphics available, but we have previous results that show the ATI graphics are actually faster than most of Intel’s current offerings; however, the difference between extremely sluggish 3D performance and very sluggish 3D performance isn’t anything to worry about.

Designed for Professional Multimedia Oriented Multi-tasking. Click to enlarge Ending with the front of the unit, you also get the standard headphone and microphone jacks and a min-FireWire port. As such, you would see that our choice of benchmarks was quite unusual for this time round, but still adequate to paint the picture.

Battery life depends greatly on what you’re using the S for and whether you have wireless on or off. 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. Our Verdict In spite of its mobility and price, the Megabook doesn’t quite cut the mustard.

As for the MSI S black stallion, it closely resembled the S brother that was based on the original Turion 64 processor. That’s one of the problems with benchmarks: