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MSI Prestige 14 A12UC, i7-1280P

Specifications

MSI Prestige 14 A12UC, i7-1280P
MSI Prestige 14 A12UC, i7-1280P (Prestige 14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1280P 14 x 1.3 - 4.8 GHz, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU - 4 GB VRAM, Core: 1108 MHz, 35 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4-4266
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
512GB SSD
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
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 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 319 x 215 ( = 0.63 x 12.56 x 8.46 in)
Battery
53.5 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p IR
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.29 kg ( = 45.5 oz / 2.84 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI Prestige 14 A12UC, i7-1280P

80% MSI Prestige 14" (2022) laptop review
Source: Techradar English
The MSI Prestige 14” is excellent for productivity and business use cases, but it is not ideal for creators or visual content editors. The Prestige was able to power through days of email, spreadsheets, and text documents without breaking a sweat and was a joy to use. The additional ports were a breath of fresh air, as most laptops seem to be moving towards just Thunderbolt ports. The security options made signing in effortless, with two quick, more secure, and faster options than even the most complex alphanumeric passcode. Visually, we’re a big fan, as we love matte dark greys and minimalist designs. The barely-there logo and dark accents were also aspects that we appreciated. A considerable deficit for this laptop is the lack of battery life, which is not as long as might be expected - however, the MSI Prestige 14” is worth considering if you are looking for a powerhouse that mostly lives at a desk and is not always on the go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% MSI Prestige 14 review: A fast but flawed laptop
Source: Digital Trends English
The MSI Prestige 14 offers strong productivity performance and can tackle some creative tasks as well. It doesn’t last long on a charge, though and it has a few old-school design elements. It has the basics covered, even if it’s far from the most cutting-edge laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

MSI Prestige 14: test biznesowego i dobrze wyposażonego notebooka
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful hardware; great dedicated grapics; slim size; good cooling system; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2022

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU: Mid-range gaming laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip. Offers 2048 shaders and is offered in different TGP (power consumption) variants from 35 to 80 Watt with different clock speeds and therefore performance.

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.


i7-1280P: The flagship Alder Lake-P CPU featuring 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This i7 is designed for use in ultra-light laptops; its performance cores feature the thread-doubling Hyper-Threading technology for whopping 20 threads in total. The CPU runs at 1.3 GHz to 4.8 GHz and has an "Enterprise" tier vPro feature set. Core i7-1280P has a Base Power of 28 W and the 96 EU Iris Xe iGPU.» 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.


1.29 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.


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).


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2022-09-13 (Update: 2022-09-13)