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MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-004NL

Specifications

MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-004NL
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-004NL (Prestige 14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10710U 6 x 1.1 - 4.7 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Memory
16 GB 
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 315 PPI
Storage
1 TB SSD
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 DisplayPort, Card Reader: SD
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 319 x 215 ( = 0.63 x 12.56 x 8.46 in)
Battery
50 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: - %, features: 80%, display: 80% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-004NL

84% Recensione MSI Prestige 14
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 75% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 75%
Recensione MSI Prestige 14: leggero, potentissimo e conveniente
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; elegant design; light weight. Negative: Short battery life; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2020
80% MSI Prestige 14 Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор ноутбука MSI Prestige 14 (A10SC)
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; high performance; great display; microSD card slot; stylish design. Negative: Overheats while using; noisy under loads; unexpandable RAM; USB 2.0 port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2020
Обзор ноутбука MSI Prestige 14 (A10SC): шесть ядер и дискретный GPU в компактном корпусе
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2020

Comment

Model: As most of our readers are already aware of MSI is normally seen as a gaming device/equipment manufacturer. Whether it is a monitor or a laptop, most of the time they are aimed at gamers.

Today, what I am reviewing is on a different segment. The Prestige 14 series can be seen close to the Asus Zenbook Pro series. They are mainly aiming at those looking for extra horsepower.

Here comes the but. The MSI Prestige 14 A10SC series is something different. It is thought as a mixture between gaming and business worlds. Why? Well, because of the hardware. We have a latest generation Intel ULV processor accompanied by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU. So, you can game as well. Of course not the demanding ones, but definitely better than with MX150 or MX250 GPUs. Then there is the 4K screen. This I find a bit extra. Is it a necessity or is it a nice touch, I am not sure. One thing is for sure, MSI made this device future proof. It has Thunderbolt, USB 3.2, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 1 TB NVMe SSD. Down side? Well, the housing feels cheap. It mainly consists of plastic. Then the battery. Just 50 Wh. With such GPU and 4K screen who knows how far one can go away from power outlets.

Here is the thing. I would not mind that. With 1.3 kg, it is lightweight. Not as light as laptops with 1 kg weight of course, but for me it is okay. Because, with such power in hand, there is not so much limitation in terms of possibilities for such mobile device. I can game from time to time, I can do video editing. So the performance compared to competition is definitely better.

Is not there anything to criticise? Well, if I were to act neat picky, I am pretty sure I could come up with all those small details. But none of those would change the result. MSI did a good job. Combining such GPU with a ULV processor in a small case is a success. Buyers will definitely get a good device. Of course with a price. Well, let me put it that way, the Prestige 14 costs as much as a laptop with an RTX GPU. So something around 2K USD. Therefore it is a big investment.

Before you make the purchase, as always, the question is what do you need? Do you need power and mobility is not a problem for you? Get a thick laptop for a cheaper price. You need mobility, but not so much power? Get some Ultrabook, maybe with even half the price. But if you are looking to get both at the same time, well your options are limited and the price tag will surely be very high.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q: Mid range dedicated graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the GTX 1650 but with reduced clock speeds and power consumption. Uses the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) but without Raytracing or Tensor cores.

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

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-10710U: Comet Lake based low power hexa-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.1 and 4.7 GHz (all 6 cores 4.1 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (12 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (12.5 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.3 kg:

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


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).


82%: 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.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-12-16 (Update: 2019-12-16)