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We did have to scrape off the old thermal pad before installing the new processor, as it had become hard and would likely have caused issues with cooling the processor. They both come in variants with: Click to enlarge Ending with the front of the unit, you also get the standard headphone and microphone jacks and a min-FireWire port. For Bright and colourful screen Nice and affordable. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Windows didn’t indicate any problems other than the inability to see any networks, so most likely it was simply some point of failure in the WiFi antenna that runs throughout the chassis or on the card itself.

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That’s a notable improvement compared to ultraportables with a 1, x resolution, although inevitably the pixels wirdless are smaller. So, details like letters are bigger. Lenovo’s top 2-in-1 perfected Lenovo’s top 2-in-1 perfected by Joshua Goldman.

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Sadly the weight -partly due to this excellent, heavy-duty battery- is quite high for a notebook of this size. In Conclusion As with most other systems, Our overall impression of the RALINK wireless networking card is lackluster wirelses best, and we also discovered at one point when the card was working that the latest drivers had a severe memory leak.

The shape reminds us a lot of the Apple Powerbook and we’re sure that was the look MSI was going for. Sadly this voids dual channel memory access, but it does allow for easy expansion at a later time.

Features and Overview – MSI Megabook S a Look at AMD’s Turion X2

The cost for the basic model including a Turion TL processor 1. Simply put, if you want to run any games other than solitaire, minesweeper, or other casual gaming titles, you will quickly find the included graphics to be unsatisfactory. Internals and Construction We mentioned that the system we originally received was essentially the base model, and since we really wanted to look at Turion X2 performance potential we had to perform some upgrades.



Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. Unfortunately, it seemed every time wireless opened the case there was a good chance that the wireless network would fail, and eventually we reached the point where we were unable to get the wireless adapter to function anymore.

Unfortunately, other than the battery latch and some ventilation, there really isn’t much to see on the bottom of the laptop. Gigabit wired Ethernet, As with most other systems, Work, play and everything in between, it’s all better on a bigger screen with great tools to boost your experience.

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 direless. Mainboard Data Bus Speed. Considering the fact that this chipset has an integrated graphics processor, the Radeon XPress M still provides reasonable results.

MSI S271 Notebook Windows XP, Vista Drivers, Applications, Manuals

We checked the weight of the system alone megbook with the power adapter and found that their claims appear accurate: These are both made by Acer and the battery and chassis are exactly the same and other features should also be the same.


Just be careful not to pull on the ribbon cable too much, as they can be damaged. This battery provides a lifespan of around four hours! Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

Dell XPS 13 review: Click to enlarge The very first recommendation we have for anyone considering this laptop or any dual core laptop for that matter is megaboook 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.

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A redesign that’s almost on the nose A redesign that’s almost on the nose by Dan Ackerman. Windows didn’t indicate any problems other than the inability to see any networks, so most likely it was simply some point of failure in the WiFi antenna that runs throughout the chassis msl on the card itself.

Click to enlarge With the screws on the bottom removed, you should be able to use your fingers to pry open the front of the case. They both come in variants with: After a lot of trial and error, we determined that we must have bumped the card or mebabook in some fashion that affected the ability for the card to receive signals.