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MSI A6200-059US Review – Core i3-330M

February 7th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


MSI has once again come up with a reasonably priced notebook. This time it is MSI A6200-059US. This laptop offers everything that a buyer expects from a notebook. MSI A6200-059US is powered through Intel dual Core i3-330M, a 2.16 GHz processor. This laptop also comes with integrated graphics card as Intel Graphics GMA HD ( It is essentially part of the core i3-330M processor). This is indicating that this laptop is useful for entertainment and as well as for basic computing too. MSI added its MSI Exclusive ECO Engine Power management System with this notebook.


Intel Core i3-330M Processor Details:

The Intel Core i3-330M processor that powers MSI A6200-059US comes under lower-middle class Dual CORE CPU. This processor is for laptops and clocked at 2.16GHz. This is lacking with overlocking and Turbo Boost like any other Core i5-430M processor. This will result into lower core speed for the processor. Each Core of this processor is based on the Nehalem micro-architecture. Its Hyperthreading can enable up to 4 threads for the Dual Core CPU at single time.

This processor got one integrated graphics card as Intel HD Graphics or GMA HD along with a DDR3 1066 MHz memory controller. Memory controller and graphics card are arranged on separate die in 45nm and CPU die is of 32nm.

Synthetic benchmark performance is almost equal with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo P8600. This processor can handle any type of application successfully. Some of the demanding games will not be a match with this laptop.

MSI A6200-059US Pros:

• Reasonable pricing.
• HDMI output port.
• Built-in Webcam.
• ECO Engine Power management system.

MSI A6200-059US Cons:

• No Bluetooth.
• Not good for gaming.


Specifications:

Processor:

This laptop is powered through Intel Core i3-330M processor that is clocked at 2.16GHz.
System memory:

This laptop comes with 3GB DDR3 RAM and this can be increased up to 8GB successfully.

Hard drive:

This laptop hard drive capacity is 320GB of Serial ATA drive which spins at 5400 rpm.

Optical drive;

This laptop is arranged with a multiformat drive that can Read and write CDs and DVDs through Double-Layer technology.

Display:

The screen size of MSI A6200-059US is 15.6-inches with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. Its display type is WXGA LED-Backlit and this can support 720p content too.

Graphics Engine:

This laptop got one integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD. The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator uses the shared memory; this ability sometimes will slow down your system while graphically intense operations are under progress. This card can support DirectX10 and Shader 4.0 too. The core of this graphics card runs at 500 MHz.

Networking:

It has 10/100 Ethernet LAN for the wired connectivity and also equipped well with 802.11 b/g/n for Wireless connectivity.

Media Card:

MSI A6200-059US has one media card reader that can support SD Card, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro and also xPicture Card formats too.

Other Ports:

This laptop is credited with three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one VGA port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Webcam:

This laptop got one built-in webcam along with a microphone for video chats.

Sizes and weight:

Width: 14.7-inches.
Depth: 9.7-inches.
Height: 1.2-inches.
Weight: 5.5 lbs.

Eco Engine Power Management System:

This Eco Engine Power Management System is to extend the battery life while tasks on the notebook are under progress. Simply launch the ECO quick launch button which is in five modes as Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office and Turbo Battery modes.

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