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    This laptop for creatives has a gorgeous display and beats Dell and HP on price

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    MSI makes a wide range of gaming laptops, desktops, screens and elements. Seriously, if you happen to try every thing the corporate makes, you may get misplaced in its web site exploring the catalog. In among the many gaming laptops you may discover its Prestige 15 collection that turns MSI’s PC efficiency and show data right into a thin-and-light laptop computer made for content material creators. The finish result’s a modern, discreet laptop computer that, whereas perhaps not as polished as competing fashions made for creators from Dell, HP and others, has what you may have to get your video, photograph and graphics work accomplished on the go. 

    LikeBeautiful calibrated displayHigh efficiency in a slim, gentle bodyMini USB-C dock and protecting sleeve included

    Don’t LikeFit and end might be higher contemplating the $1,799 worth

    Between the design, elements and show, the Prestige 15 is not low cost at $1,799. It’s out there within the UK and Australia with 16GB of reminiscence (half of what is in my overview pattern) for £1,185 and AU$3,099, respectively. That’s an affordable worth, however if you happen to do not want the color-accurate show however nonetheless need one thing skinny and light-weight with a little bit further graphics efficiency, there are extra reasonably priced choices. Consider the Acer Aspire 7, which prices lower than $1,000. For what you are getting with the MSI, although, it’s a whole lot. 
    MSI Prestige 15 is a slim, gentle content-creation machine
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    Price as reviewed

    $1,799

    Display dimension/decision

    15.6-inch 3,820 x 2,160 show

    CPU

    1.1GHz Intel Core i7-10710U

    Memory

    32GB DDR4 SDRAM 2667MHz

    Graphics

    4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design

    Storage

    1TB PCIe NVMe SSD

    Networking

    802.11ax wi-fi, Bluetooth 5.1

    Operating system

    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)

    The entire imageThe 10th-gen Intel six-core processor and Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics ship wonderful efficiency for issues like photograph and video enhancing. The graphics are good for gaming, too. That’s not the purpose actually, although it is good if you happen to’re in search of a laptop computer to deal with each. It’s additionally not workstation-caliber efficiency, however that is made for work and mobility and one thing’s received to present, particularly if you might want to spend time away from an outlet. The Prestige 15 reached just below 8 hours of battery life on our streaming video check. 

    Cool trick: The show lays flat and a button press flips the image so you’ll be able to share your display screen. 
    Josh Goldman/CNET
    The UHD-resolution show is coloration correct out of the field and covers 100% AdobeRGB coloration gamut. It’s clear this show is the place a piece of your cash goes, so if you happen to want a laptop computer for color-critical work, you are in luck. Oddly, although, one in every of my favourite components of the system is that it has a 180-degree lay-flat hinge and, with a press of the F12 key, the display screen flips 180 levels so somebody sitting reverse you’ll be able to see what’s on the display screen with out craning their neck. MSI’s Creator Center software program that is preinstalled on the Prestige permits you to rapidly swap between a number of coloration profiles — together with AdobeRGB, DCI P3 and sRGB — or create your individual. You can even use the software program to vary {hardware} efficiency for particular purposes, so you are not chugging alongside in a battery-saver mode if you open Adobe Photoshop. More ports than most lately. 
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    Should you need to connect with an exterior show for extra room to work, the Prestige 15 has a full-size HDMI port (helps resolutions as much as 4K at 30Hz) and two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. A headphone jack, two USB-A ports and a microSD card slot are onboard, too. MSI additionally features a mini USB-C dock with an Ethernet jack, SD and microSD card slots and two USB-A ports.

    There are some drawbacks to the Prestige 15, although. For instance, whereas it has an interesting general design, the match and end are simply not as polished as others within the class. Although it has a lovely blue beveled edge round an aluminum physique, they, sadly, draw your eyes to all of the physique seams across the rear hinge, corners and backside. The extra-wide touchpad would possibly result in unintentional cursor motion. 
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    The keyboard and touchpad are a letdown, too. While I just like the font and dimension of the important thing legend MSI used, the keys themselves really feel mushy and lack a pop which may make typing extra satisfying. And althought the touchpad feels nice and tracks properly, it is so broad and off-center of the spacebar, that I ended up dragging my proper palm throughout it recurrently. These are comparatively minor complaints within the general image right here. It’s simply that at a greenback shy of $1,800 you would possibly anticipate it to be a little bit extra polished. Still, MSI’s Prestige 15 will get you extra efficiency than your common thin-and-light laptop computer and an excellent color-accurate show. Geekbench 4 (multicore)

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    Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-56YW

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    Longer bars point out higher efficiency

    Cinebench R15 CPU (multicore)

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    Longer bars point out higher efficiency

    Streaming video playback battery drain check

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    Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-56YW

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    Longer bars point out higher efficiency (in minutes)

    3DMark Fire Strike Ultra

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    Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-56YW

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    Longer bars point out higher efficiency

    Far Cry 5 gaming check

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    Longer bars point out higher efficiency (FPS)

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gaming check

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    Longer bars point out higher efficiency (FPS)

    System configurations

    MSI Prestige 15 A10SC

    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit); 1.1GHz Intel Core i7-10710U; 32GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,667MHz; 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design; 1TB SSD

    Acer Aspire 7

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.6GHz Intel Core I7-9750H; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,667MHz; 3072MB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050; 512GB SSD

    Dell G3 Series 3590

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-9300H; 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,667MHz; 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650; 1TB HDD

    HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk0045cl

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-9750H; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,667MHz; 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Ti with Max-Q Design; 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

    Acer Nitro 5 AN517-51-56YW

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-9300H; 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,667MHz; 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650; 512GB SSD

    Lenovo Legion Y730

    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.2HGz Intel Core i7-8750H; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz; 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti; 2TB HDD + 256GB SSD

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