MSI has started to ship its ultrathin Prestige-series laptops that it introduced in early June. The new PS42 models feature a 14-inch display, a quad-core CPU, and a discrete GPU in select models. MSI positions the new notebooks primarily for business users who need maximum portability, which is why the laptops are thinner and lighter than most 13.3-inch mobile PCs.
The MSI Prestige PS42 notebooks feature a 14-inch IPS Full HD display and are based on Intel’s quad-core Core i5-8250U or Core i7-8550U processors. Depending on exact model, the notebooks may be outfitted with 8 or 16 GB of single-channel DDR4-2400 memory, a 256 to 1 TB SSD featuring a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, and NVIDIA’s GeForce MX150 dGPU (PS42 8RB SKUs only). The latter...
With all of the press on Intel's new Consumer Ultra Low Voltage processors we're not seeing much traction from the OEMs. ASUS attempts to break the mold as...
Anand Shimpi & Laura Johnston on 9/14/2009
Many people have looked at web browser performance in one aspect or another, but does your choice of browser impact laptop battery life? Let's find out.
Jarred Walton on 9/11/2009
Acer's Aspire One 751h bumps the screen size up to 11.6", along with changing the CPU and chipset to more power friendly versions. Fundamentally it's still a netbook, but...
Jarred Walton on 9/3/2009
Gigabyte's latest netbook offering seeks for convergence between netbooks and nettops by including a docking station and a few other extras. We look at how well it meets the...
Jarred Walton on 8/27/2009
ASUS created the netbook and they continue to innovate in that market. We look at the new 1005HA to see what it brings to the table.
Jarred Walton on 8/20/2009
How do AMD and Intel compare in the mobile market, particularly in entry-level offerings with integrated graphics? Gateway sent us two equivalent laptops and we provide a thorough investigation...
Jarred Walton on 8/12/2009
How do Intel and AMD compare when it comes to mobile processors and battery life? Find out in our "apples-to-apples" comparison.
Jarred Walton on 8/5/2009
Affordable laptops are everywhere with some costing as little as netbooks. We did some searching and compiled a list of sub-$500 laptops available, along with an analysis of what...
Jarred Walton on 7/28/2009
The MSI Wind U123 and the ASUS 1000HE demonstrate where the hot netbook market is headed.
Wesley Fink on 7/17/2009
ASUS sent us their W90Vp-A1 monster notebook, the current pinnacle of mobile ATI graphics solutions. There's plenty to like in this desktop replacement system, as well as a few...
Jarred Walton on 5/29/2009
For most people, it's rarely a matter of simply choosing the fastest laptop currently available. They want a nice blend of performance and features at a reasonable price, and...
Jarred Walton on 4/29/2009
Following in the tradition of the P-6831 and the P-7811, the P-7808u FX is the latest "affordable gaming" laptop from Gateway, only it's not quite as affordable this time...
Jarred Walton on 4/13/2009
Dell's Studio XPS 16 is a stylish multimedia laptop with one standout feature: it has what is undoubtedly the best-looking laptop LCD we've used. But what about the rest...
Jarred Walton on 4/2/2009
We put Toshiba's recently updated version of their X305 through its paces. Offering a quad-core mobile CPU, SSD+HDD, and a 9800M GTX, there's plenty of performance packed into this...
Jarred Walton on 3/11/2009
Dell unveiled the long-rumored Adamo today at CES. It's a stylish ultrathin notebook with an aluminum chassis. We have exclusive pictures for those that are interested.
Jarred Walton on 1/9/2009