Monday, February 11, 2008

MSI Megabook PR200 Review: Upper Class Notebook from MSI

MSI Megabook PR200
MSI notebook product till now maybe felt more targeting to low-end segment because dominated by cheap price notebook. But Megabook PR200 which we tested is successfully proves if MSI also competes in higher segment product. This thing seen from the usage of various upper class facility like Intel newest generation processor, fingerprint scanner, HDMI port, and TPM Security Chip.

Megabook PR200 is a notebook with 12,1 inches screen with weight around 1,8 kg. It means this notebook targeting to the mobile professional. This also reflected from its design which presenting the combination of black color and grey; simple but elegant. Maybe not as sweet its white version which winning design award in reddot 2007, but PR200 remain to successfully show classy elegant impression.

Though small, this notebook equipped by Intel generation Santa Rosa processor, Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (2GHz). The processor job is assisted by 1GB memory and harddisk 120GB. This component combination can create satisfying performance, as seen from test result.

Because professional people often uses internet line to communicate with voice and picture, hence this notebook is also equipped by 1,3 megapixel webcam and microphone button that is supporting Al Array. This microphone technology makes voice catch limited to conic area in front of its (notebook user) and removes voice from other side which will disturb. This approach makes voice quality more clearly so that ideal to do audio/video conference.

Picture quality produced also pleasing. Through the test using Eizo Test software, we see the brightness and contrast ratio is satisfying. The color accurateness is good, so looks fabulous when presenting color photo and also video. As a whole, the usage is also pleasant because its hot temperature which felt in notebook body still established though we apply it in long duration.

MSI Megabook PR200 Review
Price Range: $1239
Specs:
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (2GHz, 4MB cache, FSB 800Mhz)
- RAM: 1GB, DDR2
- Chipset: Intel GM965
- Graphic Card: GMA X3100
- Harddisk: 160 GB
- Optical Drive: DVD±R DL
- Screen: 12,1 inches, 1280x800 pixel
- Soundcard: Realtek ALC888, HD-Audio
- Battery: 4800 mAh
- Dimension: 30,4 x 24,9 x 3,1 cm
- Weight: 2,06 kg
- Feature: WiFi, Bluetooth, card reader, USB (3 port), FireWire, 1,3MP webcam, Express Card, HDMI, Fingerprint Scanner, TPM Security Chip

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