PR601

MSI recommends Windows® 7.

Overview


PR601-Your Great Work Partner


 

The PR601 features the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology, which uses Intel® Core™2 Duo processor and Intel® GM45 Express Chipset, to deliver innovative mobile solutions with unrivaled processor performance, stunning new HD capabilities, great wireless connectivity, and long battery life. MSI recommends Genuine Windows Vista® Business. Additionally, PR601 features in 15.4” ACV widescreen display with 1280 × 800 high resolution so can liven up your presentations and briefings at work with impressive and vivid colors. Equipped with a built-in 1.3 mega pixel webcam right on top of the LCD, PR601 lets you participate in video conferences wherever you go, or simply record your life's highlights as they happen. Other application functions include 4 well distributed USB 2.0 ports, 3-in-1 card reader, a Super Multi-DVD burner, and more. With these tools, you can easy to edit or save high-quality photos and videos. In addition, The PR601 is ideal for your work environment.




 Genuine Windows Vista® Business


The Latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology

The PR601 features the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology, which uses Intel® Core™2 Duo processor and Intel® GM45 Express Chipset, to deliver innovative mobile solutions with unrivaled processor performance, stunning new HD capabilities, great wireless connectivity, and long battery life.


Ultra Lightweight and Slim Design

Featuring slim appearance, along with a weight of at most 2.7kg (including battery), PR601 is much more portable than other 15” notebooks in the market. So, PR601 is ideal for your work environment.




Independent Numeric Keypad

The PR601 has an independent numeric keypad to the right of the keyboard. Using this keypad is intuitive and requires no extra learning process on the part of the user.


The 15.4" ACV (Amazing Crystal Vision) Widescreen Display

The 15.4 inch widescreen screen enables you to open many windows applets at the same time. PR601 features in 15.4” ACV widescreen display with 1280 × 800 high resolution so can liven up your presentations and briefings at work with impressive and vivid colors. Moreover, ACV technology also gives you the most detailed and intricate images, resulting in high saturation and high definition quality for a luxurious visual sensation that’s easy on the eyes. Even after long periods in front of the PR601, your eyes won’t feel uncomfortable.

 

 

Built-In 1.3 Mega Pixel Webcam

Featuring a built-in 1.3 mega pixel webcam right on top of the LCD, PR601 lets you participate in videoconferences wherever you go, or simply record your life's highlights as they happen.


Smart Solutions

Additionally PR601 is also equipped with a 4 well distributed USB 2.0 ports, and a Super Multi-DVD burner. So, you can easy to edit or save high-quality photos/video. Moreover, featuring the 802.11b/g/n wireless networking standard, the PR601 will get you on the internet wirelessly anytime, while also featuring Bluetooth wireless transmission capability for added connectivity.


Intel, the Intel logo, Centrino and the Centrino logo, Intel Core and Core Inside, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.


 

 

MSI Reminds You...
1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specifications with your local dealers.
2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

Specifications

CPU Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology
OS Genuine Windows Vista® Business
Chipset Intel® GM45+ICH9-M Chipset
Memory 512MB/1GB (DDR2 667/800) ,Max:4 GB
LCD Size 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) Display
Graphics UMA
HDD (GB) 160GB/250GB/320GB SATA
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Audio 2 speakers
Webcam 1.3M
Card Reader 3 in 1 (SD/MMC/MS)
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth optional
D-Sub (VGA) 1
USB 2.0 port 4
Mic-in/Headphone-out 1/1
Express Card 1
Modem port 1
AC Adapter 65W
Battery 6 cells
Dimension 358(L) X 260(D) X 27-31(H)mm
Weight (KG) 2.7

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

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Country: Jamaica

BIOS

!Special Note:

The BIOS files provided here are exclusive only for MSI-branded Notebook PCs and not compatible with any MSI Whitebook/Whitebrand barebones. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage caused by improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!Attention:

Users who download BIOS from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the BIOS update. To avoid BIOS update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.

- If the notebook you purchased has Win7 Bios installed, please DON'T attempt to update using Windows 8 bios (or vice versa). Failure to abide may result in bricking your system.

- Although there's a bios detection program written to protect user from cross flashing the bios (Win7 to Win8 bios or vice versa), still DON'T experiment. Failure to abide may result in breaking your system.

For Windows 8:

1. To know how to update BIOS under EFI BIOS utility, please click here.
2. To know about how to update win8 BIOS under EFI Shell mode, please click here.


For Windows 7 / VISTA / XP:
a. 1) To know about how to update BIOS Firmware under DOS mode, please click here
2) Please execute "flash.bat" file after unpack the compressed file for upgrade BIOS Firmware.

b. To know about how to update BIOS under windows 7, please click here (Only for CR640 / CX640 / CX640MX / CX480)


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Description Support CPU T4400
Version 1.10
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-10-21
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note

Driver

Win7 32,Vista 32,XP 32

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

To enjoy MSI notebook technology, please install MSI System Control Manager or S-Bar to enable MSI exclusive hotkey function. MSI System Control Manager and S-Bar can be downloaded from Utility web page under Download menu. The utility for each notebook will vary between different models. Please install the utility dedicated for your notebook.


For WindPad:

1)Driver SOP explanation


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.5904
Type Audio Release Date 2009-09-25
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 58.51 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 5.10.0.5628
Type Audio Release Date 2009-01-19
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 42.46 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.5628
Type Audio Release Date 2009-01-19
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 42.46 MB
Intel(R) 5 Series Chipset
Description The Intel® Chipset Device Software contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset, 965 Express Chipset, 4 Series Express Chipset and 5 Series Chipset Family
Version 9.1.1.1027
Type Chipset Release Date 2009-11-11
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.33 MB
Intel(R) 5 Series Chipset
Description The Intel® Chipset Device Software contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset, 965 Express Chipset, 4 Series Express Chipset and 5 Series Chipset Family
Version 9.1.1.1027
Type Chipset Release Date 2009-11-11
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 2.33 MB
Intel(R) 5 Series Chipset
Description The Intel® Chipset Device Software contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset, 965 Express Chipset, 4 Series Express Chipset and 5 Series Chipset Family
Version 9.1.1.1027
Type Chipset Release Date 2009-11-11
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 2.33 MB
msi Bluetooth_6837D
Description
Version 7.10.01
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2009-12-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 73.52 MB
msi Bluetooth_6837D
Description
Version 6.40.01
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2009-09-14
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 66.51 MB
msi Bluetooth_6837D
Description
Version 6.40.0.1
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2009-09-14
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 66.51 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.30111
Type Card Reader Release Date 2010-07-19
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 7.31 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.30111
Type Card Reader Release Date 2010-07-19
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 7.31 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.30111
Type Card Reader Release Date 2010-07-19
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 7.31 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA 4500MHD
Description
Version 7.15.10.1829
Type VGA Release Date 2010-11-02
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 21.5 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA 4500MHD
Description
Version 8.15.10.2189
Type VGA Release Date 2010-10-11
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA 4500MHD / GMA HD
Description
Version 6.14.10.5294
Type VGA Release Date 2010-10-11
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 17.49 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 5.742.1125.2009
Type LAN Release Date 2010-05-07
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 5.14 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 7.011.1127.2009
Type LAN Release Date 2009-12-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.33 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 6.216.0120.2009
Type LAN Release Date 2009-08-13
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 0.31 MB
Agere Modem
Description
Version 2.1.88.0
Type Modem Release Date 2010-12-21
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 1.42 MB
Agere Modem
Description
Version 2.1.88.0
Type Modem Release Date 2010-12-21
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 1.42 MB
Motorola Modem
Description
Version 6.12.25.5
Type Modem Release Date 2009-09-22
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.94 MB
Agere Modem
Description
Version 2.1.95.0
Type Modem Release Date 2009-09-22
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.61 MB
Motorola Modem
Description
Version 6.12.20.0
Type Modem Release Date 2009-07-14
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 2.93 MB
Motorola Modem
Description
Version 6.12.20.0
Type Modem Release Date 2009-07-14
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 2.93 MB
TouchPad
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type TouchPad Release Date 2010-02-08
OS Win7 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
TouchPad
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type TouchPad Release Date 2009-05-15
OS Vista 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
TouchPad
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type TouchPad Release Date 2009-05-15
OS XP 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 9.2.0.458
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 17.58 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 7.7.0.394
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-04-08
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 31.48 MB
Intel Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 13.0.0.107
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2009-10-21
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 380.94 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6894
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 6.9104.701.2009
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2009-09-22
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 16.19 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 7.7.0.331
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2009-09-14
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 20.88 MB
Intel Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 12.4.0.21
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2009-07-20
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 195.36 MB
Intel Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 12.4.0.21
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2009-07-20
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 195.36 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6894
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 5.9095.032
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2009-05-12
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 16.34 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6894
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 6.9095.032
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2009-05-12
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 16.34 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-09-09
OS XP 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-03-16
OS Vista 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB

Utility

Win7 64,Win7 32,XP 32

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


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Simple Camera Application (Win7 32)
Description Webcam Application
Version 1.0.909.0801
Type Utility Release Date 2009-12-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.76 MB
Note
System Control Manager (SCM)
Description System Control Manager
Version 2.209.1106.005.10
Type Utility Release Date 2009-11-23
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, XP 32
Download download File Size 5.41 MB
Note
Simple Camera Application
Description Webcam Application (XP32)
Version 1.0.0.0717
Type Utility Release Date 2008-11-26
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 4.08 MB
Note

Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.


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Asia

Eastern Europe

Global / America

Others

Western Europe

Firmware

!Special Note:

The DEVICE FIRMWARES contained here are exclusively for MSI product only. MSI assumes no responsibility for any damages resulting from improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!Attention:

Users who download firmware from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the firmware update. To avoid firmware update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.


Update firmware will wipe all data on tablet. MSI strongly recommends that user should prepare a backup before proceeding with firmware upgrade.
- If the notebook has Windows 7 EC firmware installed, please DON'T attempt to update your EC firmware to Windows 8 version since it will cause some function keys (Fn) and hotkeys to work abnormally. If in case you flash your system EC to Win8 version, then kindly revert back to Win7 EC version.

For Windows 8:
To know about how to update win8 EC under windows mode, please click here.

For Windows 7 / VISTA / XP:
1) To know about how to update EC Firmware under DOS mode, please click here.
2) Please execute "ecall.bat" file after unpack the compressed file for upgrade EC Firmware.
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Camera Firmware
Description NB Camera Firmware V0308
Fix no display/black screen in dialogue of camera program.
Version
Type Firmware Release Date 2010-07-29
Download download File Size 0.27 MB
Note
NB ODD Firmware
Description ODD firmware for HLDS GT10N
Version: 1.02
Version
Type Firmware Release Date 2009-11-18
Download download File Size 0.93 MB
Note
NB EC Firmware
Description NB EC Firmware
Version
Type Firmware Release Date 2008-11-18
Download download File Size 0.05 MB
Note

FAQ

Release Date Title
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 After active the Camera device, the device is normal on device manger, but there is no display/black screen in dialogue of camera program.
Mon, 01 Nov 2010 My camera display rotates 180 degrees under Microsoft Windows XP Netmeeting when link to other computers.
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 1. The system will enter BSOD mode when AVEO cap software is executed and then at the same time enabling the webcam function through “My computer --> webcam device”. 2. The system can’t resume from sleep mode when the application “AVEO cap” is running.
Wed, 25 Aug 2010 After my fresh installation of Windows XP, as I pressed the WIFI button consecutively for about 5 to 6 times, system will hang followed by a loud beeping sound directly from the system speakers. The only way to recover is by pressing the power button around 4 seconds which pushes the system to forced shutdown. After system restarts, everything is normal again.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 I cannot access Control Panel properties namely: network properties, user properties, system properties. What do I need to do?
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 Whenver the system resumes from stand-by mode (S3), brightness level cannot be adjust anymore; and to recover the function, I need to always restart the system.
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 Where can I get the DOS driver for my MSI internal optic drive?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How do I identify the BIOS version?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How can I find MSI office near my country?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 Why my motherboard BIOS sticker is "Phoenix BIOS" but when I boot up my system I saw that "Award BIOS" is being used?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How can I know what CPU can my motherboard support?
Tue, 08 Jul 2008 How can I differentiate from Motorola modem and Agere modem?
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 Enabling AHCI mode in a system BIOS with Windows Vista already installed will cause a 0x7B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE Blue Screen of Death STOP error or system reboot if SATA has been running in IDE mode during Vista's installation.
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 The notebook cannot recognize any flash card in the card reader after the system resumes back from S3 by pressing power button.
Common FAQ
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 If static electricity is produced when user and notebook are in contact. How do we prevent and avoid electrostatic discharge damage?
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 When I am using the system built-in microphone for sound recording, sometimes I cannot even hear the playback.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 What kind of adaptor is used to connect S/PDIF-Out?
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 How to install Windows XP when AHCI is enabled?
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 After install device drivers from MSI Vista driver CD, you may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer on which Windows Vista activation was not previously required.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 On Windows 7 32/64 bit with external display, Windows Taskbar may show on the Primary display while desktop icons show on the extended screen.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 Sometimes it takes more than 3 minutes to enter or leave Windows 7 OS.
Tue, 08 Dec 2009 After letting the machine sit idle for 10 or more minutes, you may notice that the task-bar does not pop up when moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen, or the start menu does not appear when using the windows key. After approximately 30 seconds, Windows will return to normal operation. The scenario happens in Windows 7 with following settings: Task-bar set to auto-hide, Turn off the display power option is set to 1 minute, Put the computer to sleep power option is set to never, No open windows on the desktop.
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 My notebook has preload hard disk image. When my system hard disk encounters non-recoverable problems, how can I perform the F3 System Recovery Function?(Windows 7)
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 Immediately after you log on to Windows 7, you will see the following Windows Activation window: Windows is not genuine Your computer might not be running a counterfeit copy of Windows. 0x80070005 You may also notice the following symptoms: The computer desktop background is black, and you receive the following error message on the bottom right corner of the screen: “This copy of Windows is not genuine” You receive the following error message when you view the System Properties: (Control Panel / System and Security / System) “You must activate today. Activate Windows now” If you try to use slmgr.vbs /dlv to view the licensing status, you receive the following message: Error: 0x80070005 Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges Note: This error message may also occur when a command that is being executed requires an elevated command prompt and is unrelated to the issue discussed here.
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