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MSI PS42 8RB Series

MSI PS42 8RB Series
alaScore 92

3 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of MSI PS42 8RB Series. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI PS42 8RB Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

MSI PS42 (8RB)

 

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.

Excellent screen quality. Robust port selection. Thin and light. SD card slot. Comfortable keyboard. Decent gaming performance.

Awkward webcam placement. Ho-hum design. Tiny touchpad. Poor audio quality.

Bottom Line: 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.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

MSI PS42 8RB Prestige

 

Vivid display; Discrete GPU; Slim design; Lots of ports ; Short battery life; Unflattering webcam; Poor speakers ; The MSI PS42 8RB is a compelling ultrabook with a dedicated GPU, but poor battery life holds it back from greatness.

Short battery life; Unflattering webcam; Poor speakers ; The MSI PS42 8RB is a compelling ultrabook with a dedicated GPU, but poor battery life holds it back from greatness.

The MSI PS42 8RB is a compelling ultrabook with a dedicated GPU, but poor battery life holds it back from greatness.

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):50
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30
Windows Hello:Y

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard backlit colour:White
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:1x1 / 2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

On/off button:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
On/off button:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.40 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8250U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:8
Stepping:Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967
Processor code:SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
SSD capacity:256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:222
Height :15.9
Weight:1.19
Width:322