MSI Mega Book S271 – MS-1058

MSI S271 MS-1058
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Product Name: MSI S271 / MS-1058
Official Page: MSIComputer.com
Second Official Page: Global.MSI.com.tw
Manufacturer: MSI Computer Corp. (Micro Star International)
Announced: May 2006
Available: May 2006
Price: Possibly started at $1500 USD, but can be found for under $1200 USD
Markets: Worldwide

Models:
All have AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 (1.6GHz, 512KB L2), 8-cell batteries
1058-243 : Black case, Windows Vista Home Premium, 1GB Memory, 100GB Hard Drive, No Bluetooth
1058-013 : Orange case, Windows Vista Home, 512MB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive, Bluetooth
1058-014 : White case, Windows Vista Home, 512MB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive, Bluetooth
– Blue case (no model number)
– S271-243US – US-only model

Related Laptops:
– Similar to MSI S262 (S262 is Intel-powered though)
– Related to Megabook S271 491kr (Korean)

Features:
– One of the first Dual Core AMD notebooks
– Aluminum / Magnesium alloy case
– Digital surround sound
– Multiple colors to choose from
– 5 shortcut keys : E-mail/Web/Power on/Wireless Lan/Search
– Considered one of MSI’s “flagship” laptops

MSI S271 MS-1058

Manufacturer’s Description:
Offering consumers the best in mobile dual core platform solution, MSI delivers an exclusive first in the world by introducing the S271. The S271 uses AMD’s most powerful TurionR64 X2 Dual Core Platform based processor, which has staked out the claim that it will push the absolute performance limits of a notebook computer. The all new MSI S271 is made with the durable yet trendy aluminum and magnesium alloy, and is equipped with a Super Glare Type 12″ WXGA LCD with high picture quality, an ATI UMA embedded graphics display interface, and digital surround sound. The S271 also incorporates other top end features by MSI like the Dual CoreCell, and wireless communication capabilities using 802.11 b/g as well as Bluetooth 2.0 technologies. For all this awesome computing power, the S271 measures only 2 cm in thickness and weighs in at less than 2 kilograms. And now, for the first time in history, you can enjoy this exclusive first in real life, not in your dreams.

MSI S271 MS-1058

Specifications:
CPU:
– AMD Turion 64 X2 (35W) – 1.6GHz (512K L2 Cache), 1.8GHz (512K L2), 2GHz (512K L2)
– AMD Sempron (25W) 3500 1.8GHz (512K L2 Cache), 3400 1.8GHz (256K L2), 3200 1.6GHz (512K L2), 3400+ 1.6GHz (2x 256K L2), 3500+ 1.6GHz (512K L2)
– AMD Turion 64 (31W) Dual Core TL50 1.6GHz (2x 256K L2 Cache), TL52 1.6GHz (2x 512K L2), 33W TL56 1.8GHz (2x 512K L2), 35W TL60 2.2GHz (2x 512K)
Chipset: ATI 485M + SB460
Front-side Bus: 800MHz
Memory: DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz, 533MHz, 667MHz
Memory Capacity: Up to 2GB Memory (2 slots)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 12.1″ ‘Super Glare’ TFT LCD (Glare reducing)
Resolution: 1280×800 WXGA
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: ATI Radeon Xpress200m (ATI RS 485M) and now ATI RadeonR Xpress1100 (UMA ATI RS485M)
Graphics Memory: 128MB
Other: VGA Out – ‘Dual View Support’

Storage:
Hard Drive: 2.5″ 9.5mm Serial ATA (SATA) – 80 – 120GB, 5400rpm
Optical: “Super Multi DVD” – Dual Layer DVD Writer
Other:

Connectivity:
Wireless: MSI 6833 WLAN 802.11b/g
Modem: Yes
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0
Mobile Broadband:

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset: Azalia interface “Digital Surround Sound”
Speakers:
Audio I/O: Microphone in, Headphone out, SPDIF
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394
PC Card: 2x ExpressCard
Flash/Memory Card Reader: MultiMedia Card (MMC) / Secure Digital (SD) / Memory Stick (MS) / Memory Stick Pro (MS Pro)
Other: Touchpad – “Unique Butterfly Touchpad”

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: No
Other:

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Originally Microsoft Windows XP Professional, now Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Vista Home Premium, Vista Basic
Other Software:
Warranty: See website for details
Drivers: Global.MSI.com.tw

Battery:
Options: Lithium Ion, MSI’s Dual CoreCell ASIC – 4-cell and 8-cell
Battery Life:

Dimensions:
Width: 303mm / 11.9 inches
Depth: 225mm / 8.9 inches
Height: 28 – 30mm / 1.1 – 1.2 inches
Weight: 1.9kg / 4.2 pounds (with 4-cell battery)

Articles/Reviews:
Anandtech – Article talking about LCD Display – May 2007
Anandtech – Discussion of AMD’s Turion X2 and the S271 – October 2006
LaptopLogic.com – Review – July 2006
Press Relese – Global.msi.com – May 2006

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