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MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073

Specifications

MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073
MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073 (Prestige PS Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 - 2048 MB, GDDR5
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400
Display
14.1 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 156 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, 2 USB-C
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth .2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.9 x 322 x 222 ( = 0.63 x 12.68 x 8.74 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.19 kg ( = 41.98 oz / 2.62 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1350 Euro

 

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Reviews for the MSI Prestige PS42 8RB-073

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

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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. 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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14.1":

This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.

» 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.


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).


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
MSI PS42 8RB-021ES
GeForce MX150

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-08-29 (Update: 2018-08-29)