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MSI MegaBook S250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of MSI MegaBook S250. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the battery.

portability, performance, size, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI MegaBook S250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Megabook S250 Notebook

May, 2005

Expert review by : Ryszard Sommefeldt (

MSI Megabook S250


I type this sat in the visa application office at the Chinese Embassy in Rusholme, Manchester, in anticipation of a short trip to China after I've finished my tour of duty at Computex 2005, in Taipei, over the next few weeks. My preparations for...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Hardware Zone (

MSI S250 12.1-inch Notebook


Cost surely must have been the principle concern behind the design of the MSI S250 and we only have to look at the utilization of the SiS chipset over the Intel 855 chipset family to rest our case on the preference made by MSI for this 12.1-inch...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Punit Lodaya (

MSI Mega Book S250


Though the year 2004 was proclaimed as the year of the laptop and sub 30K laptops coming true, laptops didn't really take off. The sub 30K laptops were more portable desktops than laptops, as they are not only heavy, but also seem to have a battery...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : PC Authority (



Small and light, it's not a speed demon, but it is portable productivity without a huge price tag.

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications

Based on an architecture designed specifically for mobile computing, the Intel Celeron M Processor delivers a balanced level of mobile processor technology and exceptional value for sleeker, lighter notebook designs. Weighing under 4 pounds and only 303(L) x 225(D) x 26,28(H) mm, the MSI S250 notebook combines an ultra-compact form factor, and it provides perfect balance of performance and portability, which is ideal for business professionals, commuters, students. High resolution, wide screen viewing brings the home theater experience to you through the adoption of a 16: 10 aspect ratio. Connect without limits to your office network or the Internet with integrated Ethernet LAN, modem, and wireless LAN (802.11g). The LAN port has a fast 10/100 Mbps transfer speed to provide high-speed connection to your office network, or broadband Internet connections such as cable modem, DSL line or digital satellite signal. The 56 K V.90 modem lets you connect while you are on the road or at home by using a regular telephone line if a LAN port is not available. The MSI S250 notebook is not shy of connections. A VGA out connector allows the notebook to be connected directly to a projector or monitor for presentations or desktop use. An IEEE 1394 port for high-speed transfers of large digital video and data files from devices from such as digital video cameras. Three USB 2.0 ports expand the total number of devices that can be connected to the notebook including pointing devices, keyboards, floppy drives, printers, scanners and/or speakers.


Audio system:SoundBlaster compatible
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:UMA
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064


Manufacturer:Micro Star International Computer / MSI
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:MSI Megabook S250

Input Device



Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:0.25
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2




Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Ethernet LAN, Wireless LAN / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g
Networking speed:10/100 Mbps Base-TX
Type:Network adapter
Wireless compliancy:IEEE 802.11g
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other Features

Audio system:SoundBlaster compatible
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Home
Dimensions (WxDxH):11.9 x 8.86 x 1.1
Drive bays:2.5"
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: No
Wake-on-Ring ready: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.5GHz
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.5
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Type:Celeron M


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM


Operating system installed:No / Windows XP Home Edition


Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:40

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Weight & Dimensions