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Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – adapted to surf the internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
That’s the direction taken by MSI with this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i7-8550U. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. MSI comes with this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – for videos?
This PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
The computer proposed by MSIis of average size. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.2 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i7-8550U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
With NVIDIA GeForce MX150, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Regarding the connectivity part, MSI has made efforts with available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.With 9 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – the right choice for travelling connected ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
With a weight of 1.2 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
CPU Core i7-8550U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 9 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
With this model, MSI definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
MSI clearly provides with this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – a very good choice for the trip.
The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -, you can be sure you have the right machine. With these components, MSI puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i7-8550U does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 500 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Here, it’s 9 hours of autonomy available. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better MSI.
On the connection side, the PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
By choosing this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
A quality product, designed by MSI with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – the right choice to play online?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of MSI in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
MSI like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
A better access to wifi on this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.2 Kg.
With an autonomy of 9 hours, it’s better than the competition.
It PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – for office automation ?
MSI has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. An almost featherweight of 1.2 Kg.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
MSI chose the matt tile option for this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – that does not reflect light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
In short, is the PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -, the right choice ?
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. With the PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing