VR601

MSI recommends Windows® 7.

Overview


VR601, the Best Choice for Your First Notebook
 


VR601 not only provides top operation performance, but also provides multimedia functions. VR601 uses All-in-One fully functional design, has a built-in 8.5GB one-sided double-decker burner, 4-in-1 card reader, and 4 well distributed USB 2.0 ports, facilitating connection with various types of computer peripherals. In addition, VR601 also has built-in Bluetooth wireless transmission function; it can be used to connect your digital equipment with your notebook. The VR601 is ideal for any environment, whether home, office, or school.




 Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium


The 15.4" Widescreen Display

The 15.4 inch widescreen screen enables you to open many windows applets at once. For example, processing a word document and at the same time browsing through the internet, exempting the burden of minimizing window applets, increasing working efficiency, furthermore VR601 uses high accuracy board materials to go along with 1280 × 800 high resolution, perfectly portraying a picture's detail, letting you pleasantly enjoy at all times.

 

 




Independent Numeric Keypad

The VR601 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Create a High-Quality, All-Around, Wireless Life without Boundary

802.11 b / g wireless networking standards and will get you on the Internet wirelessly anytime. Additionally, featuring a built-in 1.3 mega pixel webcam right on top of the LCD, you can create amazing videos, shoot still photos or add live videos your instant messages while you chat.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Smart Solutions

To deliver truly high performance computing power, the VR601 uses the Intel platform. Additionally VR601 is also equipped with a 4-in-1 card reader, IEEE1394 connecting interface and a Muti-DVD burner. So, you can easy to edit or save high-quality photos/video as desktop PC.

 



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.

 

 
 

NOTE:
The specifications may differ from areas and change without notice. Please check the specific specifications with your local dealers.

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® Core 2 Duo/Celeron Processor
OS Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
Chipset Intel® GL960+ICH8-M
Memory 256MB/512MB/1GB (DDR2 400/533MHz), Max:2GB
LCD Size 15.4" TFT AVC WXGA display
Graphics Intel® Grpahics Media Acceleator (GMA) X3100
HDD (GB) 80GB/100GB/120GB/160GB, SATA
Optical Drive COMBO/DVD Super Multi
Audio HD Audio, 2 speakers (1.5W)
Webcam 1.3M
Card Reader 4-in-1 Card Reader, MMC/SD/MS/MS Pro
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g
Bluetooth optional
D-Sub (VGA) 1
USB 2.0 port 4
Mic-in/Headphone-out 1/1
Line-in 1
Modem port 1
AC Adapter 65W
Battery 6 cells
Dimension 358(L) X 259(D) X 27-34(H)mm
Weight (KG) 2.6

 

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

 

Awards

Recommended Award - CHIP
Date: 2008-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: -
Media: CHIP
Country: Malawi
Test Winner - PC Consument
Date: 2008-00
Title: Test Winner
Review: -
Media: PC Consument
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Max Value Award - Max IT
Date: 2008-00
Title: Max Value Award
Review: -
Media: Max IT
Country: Malawi
Best Test - Computer
Date: 2008-00
Title: Best Test
Review: -
Media: Computer
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Editor's Choice Award - PC Answer
Date: 2008-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: PC Answer
Country: United States
Best Normal Notebook - Datanews
Date: 2008-00
Title: Best Normal Notebook
Review: -
Media: Datanews
Country: Belgium
Excellent - Notebookjournal.de
Date: 2007-00
Title: Excellent
Review: >Open
Media: Notebookjournal.de
Country: Germany

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 1. Increase the SMBUS2 read frequency
2. Support T1400 to disable C4
Version 1.65
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2009-03-12
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note

Driver

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


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Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 5.10.0.5436
Type Audio Release Date 2008-04-11
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 36.96 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.5436
Type Audio Release Date 2008-04-11
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 36.96 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 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
O2Micro Card Reader
Description
Version 3.25
Type Card Reader Release Date 2008-10-23
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 8.48 MB
O2Micro Card Reader
Description
Version 3.25
Type Card Reader Release Date 2008-10-23
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 8.48 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA 950/X3100
Description
Version 6.14.10.4926
Type VGA Release Date 2009-09-10
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 17.14 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA X3100
Description
Version 7.15.10.1576
Type VGA Release Date 2009-09-10
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 19.77 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 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
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
msi Wireless Lan_6890/6891
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 3.1.8.1
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-09-30
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 1.46 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6890/6891
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 3.1.8.1
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-07-21
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 1.58 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
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
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 2010-03-16
OS Vista 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 2008-12-04
OS XP 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB

Utility

Vista 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.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
System Control Manager (SCM) for VR601 (XP)
Description System control panel
Version 1.79.74
Type Utility Release Date 2008-03-14
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 3.27 MB
Note
System Control Manager (SCM) for VR601 (Vista)
Description System control panel
Version 1.0107.0419.G605
Type Utility Release Date 2008-03-12
OS Vista 32
Download download File Size 5.73 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

FAQ

Release Date Title
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.
Fri, 10 Sep 2010 Why my WLAN will disconnect automatically when watching online video streaming (for about 2 minutes) under XP. My notebook has equipped with MS-6891 WLAN card and website is www.pms.co.kr.
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.
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 Outlook 2007 will hang when you delete mails by pressing del key during receiving mails from exchange server. Both XP and Vista have the issue.
Wed, 31 Dec 2008 tes
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 What is DMA mode?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How do I upgrade the firmware of MSI optical drive?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 Where can I get the DOS driver for my MSI internal optic drive?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 What are the LED definitions of D-Bracket2?
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 Why GL960 in Device Manager is displayed as Intel 965 Family?
Wed, 07 Nov 2007 Whenever I plugged in SanDisk Ultra II 2G SD card, system will reboot itself and bluescreen (BSOD) will occur. If fortunate, sometimes only an error message will come out. However, I have also tried using Sandisk extreme III 2G SD card, and to my surprise -it works just fine. The O2Micro card reader driver that I am using right now is version 3.00.
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 problem is that after you log in and create a user account, if you shut the computer down, you see the screen 'Windows is configuration updates….'. However, the notebook is not connected to the internet, so no updates have been downloaded. The notebook freezes on this screen for about 5 minutes and then it shuts down. Once it shuts down and you start it up again, you will again see the Windows is 'Configuration updates….', the screen lasts between 5-10 minutes and then it loads Windows. No matter how many times you reboot, you always see this message.
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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