With Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 fully loaded on the 160 GB SATA hard drive, and a whopping 4 GB of DDR2 memory this laptop stands side-by-side with several other laptops in this category. Many of the laptops in this price range are being offered with 2GB to 4GB of memory today, so when they are maxed out at 4GB you really can feel a difference when multitasking, gaming or using advanced multimedia applications.
This laptop is a good choice if you are looking for versatility, and enjoy typical computing activities. Additionally this laptop performs well with video applications and playing DVD movies through the HDMI out into external source such as a plasma or LCD TV. The MSI PR200 we used for this laptop review had the Intel embedded GMA X3100 graphics and video module offering crystal clear graphics and delivering powerful realism. The video looked decent, within the range of other competing laptops in this class and utilizes the 12.1 inch WXGA LCD screen display which offers a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800.
The overall look of this colorful pink laptop presents stylish lines and a rich, glossy coating which appears both sophisticated and fashionable at the same time. Weighing in at just over 4 pounds this laptop is not only powerful and eye catching, but it is ultra portable as well.
Additional features noted on this MSI PR200 pink colored laptop review include an SD/MMC/MS/MS-Pro 4-in-1 card reader, DVD/CD burner, built-in Super-Multi Drive, built-in Realtek Gigabit LAN, 56K modem, built-in 802.11G wireless, built-in Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, Realtek ALC 883H audio and a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam.
Another feature we found to be well designed and quite handy was the Short-Cut Keys such as Power on, Email, Internet, Wireless LAN and Personal Setting functionality. It can be pretty easy to get used to just pushing a button instead of clicking on several icons when you want to get somewhere on your computer.
The MSI PR200 pink laptop is a great choice for those people who live an active lifestyle and need an ultra portable laptop with the ability to perform exceptionally well during multimedia and multitasking activities.
HP Pink Chic Mini Laptop
The HP Mini 110-1129 Pink Chic netbook is one of the colorful all pink laptop computers on the market today which combine colorful designs with impressive computing power.
We recently took a closer look at the HP Pink Chic netbook computer which incorporates a floral imprint into the design giving more style than just another pink laptop.
The idea is reportedly that these special additions will appeal to people who not only like pink laptops, but who like a bit more of an artistic look as well.
The HP mini laptops which we have reviewed in the past have always provided quick boot times, and the straight off the shelf Pink Chic follows suit. Once into the operating system, which happens to thankfully be Windows XP, we attempted to find out how hard we could push this netbook in an everyday multitasking environment. The netbooks, or mini laptops, are a different beast when compared to full sized laptops, yet with models advancing quite rapidly in the marketplace they have grown noticeably beyond their first inceptions of a couple of years back. This applies across the board for all manufacturers of netbook computers today.
HP Pink Chic Mini Laptop
The HP Mini 110-1129 Pink Chic is designed around the standard Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor which is in numerous mini laptop models these days, and for good reason as it really does work extremely well when managing power consumption in these small laptops. After all when you use a portable computer, and you know you will be away from the power outlet for extended lengths of time, this becomes pretty important for most users. The processor has the typical 512MB cache which provides adequate responsiveness during most everyday multitasking operations. The laptop which we reviewed had 1GB of RAM installed, and as we said it thankfully had Windows XP installed meaning that the computer was quick and responsive.
Ultimately this netbook seemed to function just as any of the other makes and models in the netbook category with relatively the same specs. The pink HP Mini 110 does hold its own in this rather tight market category, yet many of the specifications from various laptop manufacturers are extremely similar. Sure there are much higher end HP laptops, and netbook computers available, but the Pink Chic offers a classy pink floral design along with the reliable multitasking capabilities.
The performance of the laptop was adequate during video file testing of the Intel 950 Media Accelerator 950 which this system uses. As a matter of fact, with XP the operations were far better than any of the Vista netbook testing we have done using similar configurations, while this should be no surprise to anyone. We often find ourselves diagnosing slow playback issues as being caused by a lack of an appropriate amount of system memory in laptops running Vista. At least 1GB is necessary simply to achieve decent usability in our opinion, more than this is recommended though especially for video applications.
HP Notebooks TouchSmart TX2 review
The HP TouchSmart TX2-1020ca notebook PC is not only sleek, stylish and powerful, it offers the benefits of being a tablet PC laptop as well.
Touted as being the world’s first multi-touch consumer notebook, you will quickly discover that this encompasses many more features than you might initially expect.
This is actually magnified by the fact that the overall dimensions of the HP TouchSmart are 12.05″(W) x 8.82″(D) x 1.23″ (min H) / 1.52″ (max H) and weighing just over 4.5 lbs providing for an ultra sleek, and ultra portable design perfect for mobile computing requirements. Notebooks such as the HP TouchSmart TX2 today offer increasingly powerful benefits to mobile computer users.
This HP notebook case design is an interesting mix of futuristic and fashion.
The high gloss dark, rich gray color is embellished with subtle, yet intriguing imprinted forms which apparently were designed through the inspiration of audio equipment and the circular elements which they produce.
According to HP the colorful high gloss imprint finish is more durable than the more traditional painted surfaces.
We found that the multi-touch feature was relatively intuitive, (probably for those who have not used touchscreens before as well) and so it was really easy to get the hang of it while discovering what all it could do. For example there is the option to single tap or double tap while maneuvering within the laptop. This is accomplished by simply touching the objects on the screen once or twice in order to select them or open them. This is in the style of a more traditional tablet PC, but you do not need a stylus, you just simply use your fingers.
HP Notebooks TouchSmart Top Design
Additionally there is a flick feature which lets you scroll and pan inside of a given application. Essentially the HP notebook enables its users to completely and effectively navigate within the HP applications with just two fingers.
Though we found these features to be very intuitive, there are quite a lot of tricks to learn to actually take advantage of all that this HP notebook has to offer, including additional capabilities such as press and drag, arc, pinch and rotate.
Under the hood of the HP notebook is a 2.20 GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82 Dual-Core Mobile processor with a full 2MB L2 cache. This in combination with 4GB of DDR2 system memory makes it a formidable, powerful laptop among many similar laptops within the small notebook computer classification today.
The system we reviewed had a fully loaded installation of Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition running on a 320GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive.
An ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card with nearly 2GB of usable graphics memory, thanks to the AMD M780G 64MB GDDR2 sideport.
The HP TouchSmart TX2 notebook offers an artsy fashion statement, not so much through the color of this laptop, but in its creative imprinted forms which are subtle and conservative, yet add a classy touch to the laptop.
There is nothing at all subtle about the highly impressive amount of power this notebook offers though. Standard fare has become the inclusion of up to 4GB of RAM in many of today’s notebooks. The advanced multi-touch features will most likely show up on many more notebooks in the future, and HP has certainly shown us how beneficial these advanced features can be in mobile computing.