New Toy – MSI S271 TurionR 64×2 Notebook


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.

8 thoughts on “New Toy – MSI S271 TurionR 64×2 Notebook”

  1. Ale says:


    How do you get this stuff? Do you have to e-mail them or something first? Call them? lol … You’ve Got to Love the Perks!


  2. Carl says:

    Except that you’ll have to return it in a couple weeks 😉

    That is one ugly ass laptop too, lol

  3. Gdog says:

    Carl, if you’ve been reading John’s blog, his rule is that whatever he receives in the mail, he KEEPS!

  4. Carl says:

    He also says he’s a mogul 😉

  5. John Chow says:

    I don’t have to return the notebook. However, most notebook vendors only give loaners.

  6. Ronnie says:

    John, the link to the Dell is broken.

  7. John Chow says:

    Thanks! It’s fixed now.

  8. JuanFlaiter says:

    I love 12 inchers. But I´m more into Asus notebooks, MSI systems have crappy plastics and are bad designed (once I saw Theo´s screen sratch because of the touchpad :s ). But anyways if it´s free it´s good 😀

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