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As I said above, the battery is standard:

And its characteristics are typical enough:

The power adapter is small:

Both S270 and S260 models employ the same power adapter with characteristics similar to those of other notebooks based on the Pentium M.

Among the notebook’s accessories I want to single out this pretty-looking USB mouse:

Performance

AMD doesn’t play foul: the notebook doesn’t look a black sheep against the rest of the reviewed devices. The ATI chipset seems to make a nice match to AMD’s new mobile processor and features a well-made graphics core, too. The MegaBook S270 is the only model in this review that allows playing Unreal Tournament 2004 comfortably. It also scored 4025 points in the popular synthetic benchmark 3DMark03 – a high result for integrated graphics. The appetite of the mobile AMD is modest enough, so the results of the battery life tests are excellent – the MSI MegaBook S270 is a leader among 12” models based around processors other than Pentium M ULV.

So, MSI produced a good notebook, even though based on the uncommon combination of an ATI chipset and an AMD processor. Considering its reasonable price, the notebook will surely find its buyer. The more so because it can entertain its owner with quite advanced 3D games. The only disadvantage of this model is its rather high weight (about 2 kilos) and large dimensions for a compact device. If you are not into CPU/chipset alternatives, you may still want to take a look at the MSI S260 model which bears the Centrino sticker, but you have to forget about the S270’s 3D capabilities in this case.

 
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