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MSI PS42 Series

MSI PS42 Modern 8MO

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 8250U, Intel Core i5 8265U, Intel Core i7 8550U, Intel Core i7 8565U
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, 1.18kg, 1.19kg, 1.2kg
Price: 900, 1000 euro
Average Score: 83.89% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: - %, features: 94%, display: 85%
mobility: 87%, 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%

 

MSI PS42 8RB-606XES

Specifications

MSI PS42 8RB-606XESNotebook: MSI PS42 8RB-606XES
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: 92% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 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 Core i7 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)

 

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 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: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 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

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 1 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%

 

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
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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

 

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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 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.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:

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. 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.


83.89%: 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 VivoBook S15 S531FA, i7-8565U
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 17", 1.338 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip 15 UX562FD 90NB0JS1-M01230
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

MSI PS63 Modern 8SC-054ES
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
MSI PS63 8RC-031NL
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
MSI PS42 8RB-206NL
GeForce MX150, Core i7 8550U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI PS42 8RC-029ES
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 8550U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI PS42 8RB-606XES
GeForce MX150, Core i7 8550U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI PS63 Modern 8RC-009GB
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Core i7 8565U, 15.6", 1.6 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

MSI PS42 Modern 8MO-023ES
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.2 kg
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SD-604ES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.3 kg
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SE-660XES
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GS65 Stealth-666
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i9 9880H, 15.6", 1.97 kg
MSI GE63 Raider RGB-053
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.62 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 049-HID4-US
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.64 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 9SG-417
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.61 kg
MSI GS65 Stealth 8SE-037ES
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GF62 8RE-041NL
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
MSI GS75 9SE-278 Stealth
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.25 kg
MSI GE75 Raider 9SE-402NL
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.6 kg
MSI GE65 Raider-9SF, i7-8750H
GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.27 kg
MSI GS65 8SF-057
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI P65 Creator 8RE-028NL
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.8 kg
MSI P65 Creator 8RD-095XES
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GL73 8SD-044ES
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.9 kg
MSI GF63 8RC-069ES
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GS65 8SE-060
GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.9 kg
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Core i7 9750H, 17.3", 2.28 kg
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop), Core i9 (Desktop) 9900K, 17.3", 4.167 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-10-30 (Update: 2018-10-30)