MSI A6200-462us review – notebook
MSI A6200-462us is powered by the one of the Intel’s highest selling Pentium P6100 – a dual core processor at 2.0 GHz. This 15.6 inch screen notebook comes with 4 GB of RAM and 320 GB of RAM. Priced commensurate to its specification, the MSI A6200-462us was found to be sold at Office depot for $549 at the time of writing. Does it deserve this price ? Read on …
Key Specifications at a glance
– Pentium P6100 dual core processor 2.0 GHz, 3 MB smart Cache.
– 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Disk
– 15.6 inch LCD screen with resolution 1366 x 768.
– Comes with HDMI
– Wired ( Gigabit Ethernet) and wireless 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
– 3 USB Connectors, VGA Connector
– Does come with optical DVD drive
Let us take a look at the individual components in detail
The Pentium P6100 that powers the MSI A6200-462us Notebook is a 2.00 GHz dual core processor that gives a decent performance. The processor is based upon the same architecture as the Intel core i3 processor. Both the core i3 and the Pentium P6100 have integrated memory controller and both have 3 MB of L3 Cache. Pentium P6100 is actually slightly stripped down version of the core i3 processor. For example you will find that the hyperthreading is disabled in the Pentium P6100. We should therefore expect that the performance of the Pentium P6100 is slightly lower than that of the similarly clocked Intel core i3 processor. In a nutshell, the processor is good enough for most of your home and office computing, but, you should look for Intel i5 based notebooks if you are looking for higher processing power.
RAM and Hard Disk
MSI A6200-462us comes with generous 4 GB of RAM and a big 500 GB of hard disk. This makes this laptop suitable for instance requiring moderate computing.
MSI A6200-462us comes with a smaller 15.6″ LCD screen. It comes with a resolution of 1366×768 and supports the native 720p resolution. The note book comes with HDMI connector, so you will be able to display the content in an external LCD HDTV or projector.
The MSI A6200-462us comes with the wired and wireless connectivity features. The Gigabit Ethernet connectivity will be useful for fast data transfer in intranet environment. It comes with 2 USB Ports. The integrated webcam will let you chat with family and friends. Even This MSI notebook also comes with DVD writer, that will let you watch movie and install software that come on DVD.
We find the MSI A6200-462us to be good for home computing at an affordable price. However, we also see that there are notebooks with Intel core i3-370M or the core i3-380M processor, which should give somewhat better performance. They come around the same price.
We suggest that you also research for some Intel core i3 based notebooks, which have slightly better performance.