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MSI PS42 Series

MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-208XES

MSI continues to impress the tech-savvy community with more simple and elegant laptop designs which are guaranteed to appeal to modern aesthetic views. The MSI PS42 enters the scene with much anticipation and more promising prospects to deliver. First of all, let us touch on the design of the laptop itself. MSI has made itself known to come up with laptops with a distinguished theme which typically revolves around prestige and elegance. This does not come short for the MSI PS42 as this particular laptop model retains the signature MSI look with its ultra-light chassis framework foiled with hair-brushed aluminum. The keyboard emits comforting white lights to complement with the entire theme of the laptop. Moreover, it is to be noted that the MSI PS42 is very thin and only measures up to 1.19 kilograms in weight. This makes the MSI PS42 extremely portable for frequent laptop users who are always on the go. The MSI PS42 comes with a distinct cooling system of its own. Aptly named as the Cooler Boost 3, this dual thermal cooling system harnesses the strength of two dedicated fans and three heat pipes to channel out built-up heat efficiently under the pressure of intense workload. Generated noises caused by the Cooler Boost 3 are significantly mitigated to ensure that unwelcomed nuisance is removed from the equation. The Cooler Boost 3 technology works in tandem with high-end components such as the Core i7 Extreme CPUs and GTX880M 8GB graphics. This highly suggests that the Cooler Boost 3 is designed with the latest innovation in mind in order to improve cooling performance up to the next level. The MSI PS42 also comes equipped with the exclusive True Color Technology which provides a variety of modes tailored for different settings and usage. The True Color Technology introduces up to six different profiles for screen color optimization. Users can opt for a profile of their choice, be it the Anti-Blue Mode or the professional Designer Mode, as long as the selected preset pleases the eyes without sacrificing viewing comfort in place of work efficiency. Not only that, users are bound to realize that the True Color Technology displays colors as close to 100 % sRGB. Suffice to say, each color-correcting mode is tailored with a specific target audience in mind, be they interior designers or avid gamers alike, the presets which are made available by the True Color Technology strive to deliver the best screen experience to whoever and wherever the users are. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U, Intel Core i7 8565U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 14 inch, 14.1 inch
Weight: 0.0012kg, 1.18kg, 1.19kg, 1.2kg
Price: 900, 1000, 1300, 1350 euro
Average Score: 79.35% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 84%, features: 86%, display: 87%
mobility: 85%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 88%

 

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073

Specifications

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073Notebook: MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.19kg
Price: 1350 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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MSI PS42 8RB Review
Source: Yugatech English
With the amount of time I had with the MSI Prestige PS42 8RB, I do believe that it’s a step in the right direction for MSI to target more business-focused and oriented consumers. My problem is, it isn’t perfect, and sure nothing’s perfect but it’s the little things, like the not so ideal build quality, and the lows lacking in the speaker department. The PS42 is priced at PHP 76,995, which is quite competitive but on the more pricey end of the spectrum. And well I think it was a really good try from MSI. But I don’t exactly believe that I, myself would buy this laptop just yet. Especially when there are cheaper, but still sleek business-focused options from the competitors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2019
MSI's Prestige laptop is more MacBook than gaming beast
Source: CNet English
MSI isn't the first gaming company to make this move, as Razer in 2016 launched the Blade Stealth. That was also a slim and sleek Windows laptop, and is a range that continues to cough up the goods. We'll have a more conclusive take on the promising Prestige in the third quarter of the year, which is when MSI says it'll hit store shelves. No word was given on pricing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/06/2018

 

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059

Specifications

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059Notebook: MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.19kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

79.9% MSI PS42 8RB Prestige (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
A good first try. MSI wants to expand its lineup to include more business laptops and the PS42 represents the manufacturer's first attempt at a narrow-bezel 14-inch offering for business users. The result is a unique system that is on par with the XPS 13 in a few ways but with a longer list of flaws.
80% MSI Prestige PS42 review: A performance to price champion
Source: Hardware Zone English
While the MSI Prestige PS42 represents excellent value from a performance and price standpoint, there are some concerns worth highlighting. To begin, build quality is clearly not on the same level as some of its peers and that detracts from the overall user experience. For a company that has so much experience building notebooks, it's quite surprising that the Prestige PS42 feels the way it does. Additionally, the display also isn’t quite up to scratch in my opinion - a bit too dim and too grainy. The trackpad is also tiny by today's standards and makes me want to use a mouse. Finally, while the notebook does have USB-C ports, they don’t support Thunderbolt 3. Granted, Thunderbolt 3 devices are pricey and still pretty rare, but one always wants to know that his/her investment is ready for the future.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
80% MSI Prestige PS42 review: A performance to price champion
Source: Hardware Zone English
While the MSI Prestige PS42 represents excellent value from a performance and price standpoint, there are some concerns worth highlighting. To begin, build quality is clearly not on the same level as some of its peers and that detracts from the overall user experience. For a company that has so much experience building notebooks, it's quite surprising that the Prestige PS42 feels the way it does. Additionally, the display also isn’t quite up to scratch in my opinion - a bit too dim and too grainy. The trackpad is also tiny by today's standards and makes me want to use a mouse. Finally, while the notebook does have USB-C ports, they don’t support Thunderbolt 3. Granted, Thunderbolt 3 devices are pricey and still pretty rare, but one always wants to know that his/her investment is ready for the future.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
70% MSI PS42 8RB Prestige Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI PS42 8RB is a compelling ultrabook with a dedicated GPU, but poor battery life holds it back from greatness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% MSI PS42 8RB Prestige Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI PS42 8RB is a compelling ultrabook with a dedicated GPU, but poor battery life holds it back from greatness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% MSI PS42 (8RB)
Source: PC Mag English
An ultraportable from gaming-PC maker MSI, the PS42 offers mid-level graphics performance in a very slim package, but it suffers from a stodgy design and a tiny touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% MSI PS42 (8RB)
Source: PC Mag English
An ultraportable from gaming-PC maker MSI, the PS42 offers mid-level graphics performance in a very slim package, but it suffers from a stodgy design and a tiny touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

MSI Prestige PS42 Kurztest zum schlanken Business- und Lifestyle-Notebook
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2018
MSI Prestige PS42 Kurztest zum schlanken Business- und Lifestyle-Notebook
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2018

 

MSI PS42 8RB-021ES

Specifications

MSI PS42 8RB-021ESNotebook: MSI PS42 8RB-021ES
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 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)

 

Foreign 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 Kaby Lake Refresh 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)

 

Foreign 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 Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
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Foreign Reviews

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 Kaby Lake Refresh 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 3 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%

Foreign Reviews

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
Đánh giá MSI Prestige PS42 8RB: Sản phẩm đầy thú vị dành riêng cho giới sáng tạo nội dung và doanh nhân
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; stylish design; solid workmanship; nice gaming performance; impressive cooling system. Negative: Short battery life; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2019

 

MSI PS42 8RC-001ES

Specifications

MSI PS42 8RC-001ESNotebook: MSI PS42 8RC-001ES
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 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 2 reviews)

 

Foreign 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%
MSI PS42 Modern 8RC − mistrz wydajności wagi ultralekkiej
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High performance; long battery life; compact size; light weight; attractive price. Negative: Overheats while using; average speakers; mediocre design; uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2019

 

MSI PS42 8RB-606XES

Specifications

MSI PS42 8RB-606XESNotebook: MSI PS42 8RB-606XES
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 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: 92% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

92% ▷[Análisis] MSI PS42 8RB-606XES, un potente ultrabook Core i7 con gráfica dedicada en oferta limitada
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%

 

MSI PS42 8RC-029ES

Specifications

MSI PS42 8RC-029ESNotebook: MSI PS42 8RC-029ES
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 95% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

95% ▷[Análisis] MSI PS42 8RC-029ES, un ultrabook compacto, ligero y muy potente en rebajas
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 95% features: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%

 

MSI PS42 8RB-206NL

Specifications

MSI PS42 8RB-206NLNotebook: MSI PS42 8RB-206NL
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 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: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

60% MSI PS42 8RB-206NL Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-023ES

The MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-023ES is a premium ultraportable laptop, which is slim, elegant and prestige. Crafted in ultra-light chassis with hair-brushed aluminium, combined with white keyboard illumination, the PS42 is made portable and durable wherever users go. With a thin profile of 15 millimetres and net weight of only 1.19 kilograms, this laptop is one of the most compact and lightest ultrabooks in the market. Ruggedness, reliability and durability are what a laptop should be. To provide the best in class laptops for all kinds of professionals, MSI laptops go through tremendous rigorous tests. The PS42 is tailored for professional minds and exploratory spirits. To pursue the best of the best, the product meets the MIL-STD 810G military standard for reliability and durability. As for the display, the 5.7 mm thin bezel resulted in a high screen-to-body ratio in a 14-inch chassis. Users can enjoy the magnificent view across the FHD IPS-Level anti-glare display. Furthermore, the MSI exclusive True Color Technology provides different modes to best fit user’s various usages. The MSI PS42 features an Intel Core i7-8565U processor, an Intel UHD Graphics 620, 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage, which offer excellent computing capability and instant boot-up time. This specifications makes for a supercharged laptop for work and play. As for the operating system, it comes with Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit. For the power source, a 50 Wh lithium-polymer battery supplies up to 10 hours of on-the-go usage. Whether for work or for entertainment, the PS42 accompanies the user’s non-stop lifestyle. A built-in fingerprint sensor is also available, designed for high privacy protection and business security. User login is as simple as a touch of the fingertip. With Nahimic 3, users can enjoy cinematic sound even when at home. Nahimic 3 Audio enhances your favorite music into virtual surround sound over standard audio equipment. Besides that, Exclusive Cooler Boost 3 with two dedicated fans and three heat pipes, stands out among the competition. This keeps the laptop cool even in intense usage. The PS42 provides up to 4 USB ports in a small form factor. The highly efficient USB 3.1 transfers 10x faster than USB 2.0. There is an HDMI video output (compatible with 4K monitors at 30 Hz), a 3-in-1 SD card reader (SD, XC, HC), an audio combo connector for headphones and external speakers, and an HD webcam (720p at 30 fps) with built-in digital microphone. As a conclusion, the MSI PS42 Modern is a compact, powerful and quiet laptop. It features an outstanding design, decent performance hardware components, great battery life and diverse connectivity options, which makes it a good ultraportable device to work on the go. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-023ESNotebook: MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-023ES
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% [Análisis] MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-023ES, un ultraportátil premium en todos los sentidos
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
¡Chollo! MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-023ES. Ultrabook 14,0" con Intel Core i7-8565U y 16 GB de memoria RAM (873 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; good price; high portability; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2019

 

MSI PS42 Modern 8MO

Specifications

MSI PS42 Modern 8MONotebook: MSI PS42 Modern 8MO
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.18kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

MSI PS42: Ultrabook viền siêu mỏng, hiệu suất cao và SSD “khủng” 512GB!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; high performance; powerful hardware; large SSD storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2019

 

MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-208XES

Specifications

MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-208XESNotebook: MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-208XES
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 94% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

94% [Análisis] MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-208XES: ¡Un Pepinazo!
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 94% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%

 

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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 Kaby Lake Refresh:

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.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. 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.  

8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.Intel Core i5:

8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.
» 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.


79.35%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-10-30 (Update: 2018-10-30)