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MSI Prestige PS Series

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 14 inch, 14.1 inch
Weight: 1.19kg
Price: 1300, 1350 euro
Average Score: 73.1% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 87%, features: 46%, display: 90%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 88%

 

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073

Specifications

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073Notebook: MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.19kg
Price: 1350 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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MSI's Prestige laptop is more MacBook than gaming beast
Source: CNet English
MSI isn't the first gaming company to make this move, as Razer in 2016 launched the Blade Stealth. That was also a slim and sleek Windows laptop, and is a range that continues to cough up the goods. We'll have a more conclusive take on the promising Prestige in the third quarter of the year, which is when MSI says it'll hit store shelves. No word was given on pricing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/06/2018

 

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059

Specifications

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059Notebook: MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-059
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.19kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

82.4% MSI PS42 8RB Prestige (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
A good first try. MSI wants to expand its lineup to include more business laptops and the PS42 represents the manufacturer's first attempt at a narrow-bezel 14-inch offering for business users. The result is a unique system that is on par with the XPS 13 in a few ways but with a longer list of flaws.
80% MSI Prestige PS42 review: A performance to price champion
Source: Hardware Zone English
While the MSI Prestige PS42 represents excellent value from a performance and price standpoint, there are some concerns worth highlighting. To begin, build quality is clearly not on the same level as some of its peers and that detracts from the overall user experience. For a company that has so much experience building notebooks, it's quite surprising that the Prestige PS42 feels the way it does. Additionally, the display also isn’t quite up to scratch in my opinion - a bit too dim and too grainy. The trackpad is also tiny by today's standards and makes me want to use a mouse. Finally, while the notebook does have USB-C ports, they don’t support Thunderbolt 3. Granted, Thunderbolt 3 devices are pricey and still pretty rare, but one always wants to know that his/her investment is ready for the future.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
70% MSI PS42 8RB Prestige Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI PS42 8RB is a compelling ultrabook with a dedicated GPU, but poor battery life holds it back from greatness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% MSI PS42 (8RB)
Source: PC Mag English
An ultraportable from gaming-PC maker MSI, the PS42 offers mid-level graphics performance in a very slim package, but it suffers from a stodgy design and a tiny touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
MSI Prestige PS42 Kurztest zum schlanken Business- und Lifestyle-Notebook
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2018

 

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

1.19 kg:

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

1.19 kg:


73.1%: 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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MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-09-26 (Update: 2018-09-26)