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MSI Prestige 15 A12UC

Specifications

MSI Prestige 15 A12UC
MSI Prestige 15 A12UC (Prestige 15 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: 1273 MHz, 40 W TDP, GDDR6
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR4
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
512GB SSD
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 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): 18.9 x 357 x 234 ( = 0.74 x 14.06 x 9.21 in)
Battery
82 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.69 kg ( = 59.61 oz / 3.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1750 Euro

 

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Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI Prestige 15 A12UC

85% MSI Prestige 15 review (2022 A12U model- i7-1280P, RTX 3050)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
If you're after a lightweight full-size-screen laptop capable of solid everyday performance and good runtimes, plus the ability to handle demanding work/school loads and casual games from time to time, the 2022 generation of the MSI Prestige 15 is an option to consider. I'd especially look at the affordable i5+3050 configurations for that. At the same time, the design does show its age here and there, and the limited thermal performance or the mid-quality IPS screen should be considered as well in your decision.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
[REVIEW] MSI Prestige 15 (A12Ux) - best business-productivity laptop contender
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2022
MSI Prestige 15 (A12Ux) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/09/2022
MSI Prestige 15 (A12Ux) review
Source: Laptop Media English
You know, the latest technology from Intel and NVIDIA has definitely helped the Prestige 15 (A12Ux) in its quest to be one of the best business-productivity laptops on the market. Ultimately, the so-called Alder Lake-P Core i7-1280P is roughly the same as the Core i5-12500H in terms of performance. In addition to that, you get pretty comfortable input devices, and some biometric login options that do their job as intended. This includes an IR face recognition scanner, and a fingerprint reader, placed inside the touchpad area. Unfortunately, this means a small portion of the touchpad is unresponsive. MSI Prestige 15 (A12Ux)’s IPS panel has a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and a good contrast ratio. Its backlight doesn’t flicker at any brightness level, which makes it safe in this aspect. Furthermore, the 96% sRGB coverage results in a vibrant image, while our Gaming and Web design profile will help you get the most out of the panel in terms of color accuracy. Of course, we have to talk about some downsides. One of them is the lack of memory expansion.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/08/2022

Foreign Reviews

RECENZE: MSI Prestige 15 A12U - 15.6'' pro práci i zábavu, Intel 12. generace a RTX grafika
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; fast SSD storage; great dedicated graphics; elegant design; light weight; metal case. Negative: Mediocre ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2022
85% MSI Prestige 15 review și teste amănunțite (model 2022 – Intel Core i7-1280P, RTX 3050)
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%

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.


15.60":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


1.69 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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).


85%: 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, 2022-09- 3 (Update: 2022-09- 3)