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MSI PS42 Series

MSI PS42 8RC-001ESProcessor: Intel Core i5 8250U, Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 0.0012kg, 1.19kg, 1.2kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 83.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: - %, features: 90%, display: 85%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

MSI PS42 8RB-021ES

Specifications

MSI PS42 8RB-021ESNotebook: MSI PS42 8RB-021ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Ultraportátil avanzado 14": MSI PS42 8RB-021ES Prestige
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice display; light weight; good ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2018
MSI PS42 8RB-021ES. Ultrabook 14,0" potente completo (1199 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; high mobility; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/24/2018
78% Recensione MSI PS42 8RB
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 85% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75%
MSI PS42 Modern: ультракомпактный ноутбук для бизнеса с «геймерским» сердцем
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; nice gaming performance; decent hardware; great touchscreen display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2018
Laptop mỏng nhẹ, có đồ họa rời giá từ 21 triệu của MSI
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2018

 

MSI PS42 8M-064

Specifications

MSI PS42 8M-064Notebook: MSI PS42 8M-064
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.19kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

88% Đánh giá MSI Prestige PS42: Yêu ngay từ cái nhìn đầu tiên
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
88% Đánh giá MSI Prestige PS42: Yêu ngay từ cái nhìn đầu tiên
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
Đánh giá MSI Prestige PS42: Yêu ngay từ cái nhìn đầu tiên
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; excellent display; decent hardware; long battery life; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2018

 

MSI PS42 8RC-072ES

Specifications

MSI PS42 8RC-072ESNotebook: MSI PS42 8RC-072ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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MSI PS42 8RC-072ES. Ultrabook 14,0" con nVidia GTX 1050 Max-Q y 16 GB RAM (1199 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; powerful hardware; good price; high mobility; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/08/2018

 

MSI PS42 8RB-060

Specifications

MSI PS42 8RB-060Notebook: MSI PS42 8RB-060
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% MSI PS42 8RB Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Sadly, its design and build quality lets it down massively, as does the disappointing battery life. So significant are these flaws that I’d recommend spending a little bit more cash on the likes of an LG Gram instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Обзор тонкого и легкого 14-дюймового ноутбука MSI PS42 Modern 8RB
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; light weight; excellent display; long battery life; silent system. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; average performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2018

 

MSI PS42 8RC-001ES

Specifications

MSI PS42 8RC-001ESNotebook: MSI PS42 8RC-001ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.0012kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 94% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

94% ▷[Análisis] MSI PS42 8RC-001ES, un ultrabook Core i7 con gráfica dedicada a un excelente precio
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 94% features: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%

 

Comment

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q: Efficient mid-range graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP107 chip as the normal GTX 1050 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 10 - 15% lower performance than the laptop GTX 1050 but at a much lower power consumption. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.Intel Core i5:

8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.0012 kg:

1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


83.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

Asus Zenbook UX533FD-A9035T
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
HP Pavilion 15-cs1000ns
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI PS63 Modern 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.661 kg
MSI PS42 8RB-060
GeForce MX150, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI PS42 8RC-072ES
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Core i7 8550U, 14", 1.2 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

MSI GV62 8RD-011XES
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI GS75 8SG-064ES
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.25 kg
MSI GL63 8SE-026XES
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GL63 8RC-644XES
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI GT75 8SG-035
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK, 17.3", 4.56 kg
MSI PS63 Modern-091
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.65 kg
MSI P65 Creator 8RF-442
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.88 kg
MSI GL63 8SE-071
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
MSI GS75 8SE-073
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.25 kg
MSI Creator P65 8RF-453NE
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GS65 8SG-055
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GF72 8RD-081XES
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.7 kg
MSI GE73 Raider 8RF-029ES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.8 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 8RF-012XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GS75 8SG Stealth
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 0 kg
MSI GT72S-6QF-012BE
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6820HK, 17.3", 3.8 kg
MSI GS65 8RF-233NL
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GE63 8RE-021XES
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI GF72 8RE-062XES
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.8 kg
MSI P65 8RE-042CZ
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.8 kg
MSI GF63 8RD-254UK
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.86 kg
MSI P65 8RE-005ES
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI P65 8RE-006ES
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GS73 Stealth 8RF-007XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i3 7020U, 17.3", 2.4 kg
Current Prices
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-10-30 (Update: 2018-10-30)