MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
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Reviews for the MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009
The MSI Prestige 14 is a small powerhouse with a design and equipment that are convincing. We also like the keyboard with its normal-sized arrow keys very much. Our detailed review clarifies how the 14-inch laptop performs for creatives.
Source: PC Mag
If you're comfortable walking a little floofy dog, you'll be fine appearing in public with MSI's Prestige 14 in Rose Pink. This $1,399 ultraportable laptop laughs at boring black and subdued silver shades—it's a vivid metallic pink, a little paler than hot, that makes the lid and keyboard deck stand out (and the unit comes with a carrying case and a mouse to match). The Prestige 14 also outperforms most competitors, thanks to a six-core Intel Core i7 processor and light-gaming-worthy Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics. Its steeper price and positioning keep it from unseating the mainstream Dell Inspiron 14 7000 as our ultraportable Editors' Choice, but it's worth a look if you're considering high-end compacts like the Dell XPS 13 or Razer Blade Stealth 13.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
Still, if you're targeting creative professionals, I would have liked a brighter screen and better audio. The performance could have also been a tad better. If you want a bit more oomph and a brighter display, you might want to check out the $1,429 Lenovo Yoga C940 (15-inch). But for creative professionals looking for a powerful notebook with a lot of flair, the MSI Prestige 14 is the way to go.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
One of the things that is really considered while choosing a laptop is its design. This is due to the fact that there are some really good laptops out there which has to be excluded from the list of the most favorable laptops due to its bulky design as it is not entirely user-friendly. Laptop is like a right-hand for most professionals out there and a bulky one isn’t going to be the best pal for them due to the inconvenience of handling it. Having said that, MSI has just launched its very own 14 inches slim laptop, MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009. While the display size of 14 inches indicates that MSI has opted for the standard office laptop measurement, the slim design is making it even more approachable.
Looking at the overall design and quality, it is worthwhile to mention that the creation was done with such detailed work and focus as there are no uneven gap dimensions within the model. Opening the lid of Prestige 14 brings in an air of new experience for the user as it opens majestically with the base unit being lifted slightly at the back. This slight lifting was intentionally created to artificially create an angle that allow air circulation on the flat surfaces. However, if the laptop is being operated by placing it on the lap then, the resulting lifting might an unpleasant digging onto the skin which might create some discomfort for the user. So, it is always better to place the laptop on a flat surface while using it rather than letting it be in contact with the skin.
Prestige 14 is noted as a slim laptop as it carries one of the lightest weights among all its other similar size competitors out there. With a weight of 1300 grams, this slim laptop is definitely comfortable to be handled and convenient for personal or professional usage. The best thing about this model is that it is not only slim but it is also rather compact. As far as the keyboard is concerned, it has been built in with a rather decently planned layout by including very large keys even for a such standard 14 inches laptop. Larger keys allow better writing experience as it increases user’s comfort while working with the keyboard. Apart from that, MSI Prestige 14 also incorporates Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 6 features for wireless communication.
In terms of the versions available, this laptop comes in three different colors namely Carbon Grey with polished blue edges, Pure White and Rose Pink for users to choose from based on their personal interest and preference. Along with everything mentioned above, MSI also gives out a 14 to 24 months warranty for buyers which can be obtained while purchasing the laptop. So, even if there is any issue with the laptop within the stated time period, the user is covered.
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.
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.
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.
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).
81.4%: 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.
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