I first saw this notebook in Taipei during Computex and I fell in love with it. The MSI S271 is the world’s first AMD TurionR 64×2 notebook computer. The S271 is made with a durable yet trendy aluminum and magnesium alloy, and is equipped with a Super Glare Type 12″ WXGA LCD, an ATI UMA embedded graphics display interface, and digital surround sound.
I love everything about the S271 except for the embedded graphics – it is not very powerful. However, I wouldn’t try to game with a 12″ notebook – that’s what the 17″ Dell XPS is for. MSI came along just at the right time. I have been meaning to buy a new notebook for the upcoming CES in Las Vegas because I didn’t want to lug around the heavy Dell unit. It seems everyone has been buying smaller notebooks lately. Stephen picked up a 14″ Asus while in Hong Kong and Bob took delivery of a new 12” Dell XPS M1210.
I had narrowed my search down to the MSI S271 and Dell XPS M1210. I was about to beat Bob to the XPS when MSI call and offered me the S271 for free. Given a choice between buying a Dell or getting a free MSI, I went with the free MSI.
You have to love the perks that comes with being Media.