Against Poor battery life Performance isn’t quite what expected. Laptops by Justin Jaffe 2 days ago. We found it was easiest to start at the left front corner, and then work your way around to the front right corner. 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. They both come in variants with: We reviewed a lot of laptops in You also need to remove the hard drive in order to remove this panel.

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With graphics provided by an qireless chip from ATi, 3D performance is limited. Microsoft unveils its new Office app for Windows 10 The app will act as a hub for all your Microsoft Office needs. If you want to add memory, you will have to pop the hood, and as with most laptops this requires removing several screws — six to be exact.

MSI Megabook S271

We checked the connections and everything looked fine, but the WiFi networking still megaabook to work. Video Memory Memory Allocation Technology. Our Mega Book S weighs 2. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. Click to enlarge One of the nice extras that MSI includes, even if it is a relatively inexpensive item, is a small optical mouse.

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

The model we tested was also equipped with 1 GB of memory, which occupies one of the two available expansion slots. We intentionally show more ads wireeless an adblocker is used. This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a inch display-diagonal. Once again, this all adds up to a Hardware.


With an affordable price, comfortable mobility and stunning screen, the MSI MegaBook S has plenty on offer for the mobile worker. If you wanted to upgrade your hard drive, one more screw secures the drive bay, and once you remove that you can lift the drive out. A primary reason to get a dual core megaboook is so that you can multitask better, right?

Unfortunately, it seemed every time we 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.

Battery life depends greatly on what you’re using the S for and whether you have wireless on or wirdless.

Laptops by Justin Jaffe Dec 17, Sadly this voids dual channel memory access, but it does allow for easy expansion at a later time. We opened up the laptop again and played around with the card and the connections a bit more, turned the system back on, and the wireless network was back.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. The big advantage over the Intel Core Duo is 64 bit support. 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.


Turion 64 X2 mobile technology. Sadly the weight -partly due to this excellent, heavy-duty battery- is quite high for a notebook of this size.

We found it was easiest to start at the left front corner, and then work your way around to the front right corner. While Intel’s Core 2 Duo chipset supports Log in Don’t have an account?

MSI Megabook S W1 – ” – Turion 64 X2 TL – 1 GB RAM – GB HDD Overview – CNET

Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Laptops by Joshua Goldman Dec 12, Once you have all the screws removed, you have to pry up the plastic sides in a manner similar to how you first open the case, and then slide the panel up and out. 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.

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However, given that we were testing several different configurations and had to disassemble and reassemble the system quite a few times, we grew to be none too fond of the overall design. As is typical of most laptops, you will need a small Phillips head screwdriver in order to accomplish this.