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...
Yes, netbooks are inexpensive and can handle basic computing tasks, but many people would like a little bit more oomph -- and perhaps a larger package. The ASUS N10JC...
Jarred Walton on 12/24/2008
Finally we have retail Centrino 2 laptops in our labs for testing. Are these new notebooks all they're cracked up to be, or do they leave us wanting?
Jarred Walton on 10/24/2008
We have three newly tested laptops representing different approaches to the popular midrange market. Join us as we examine the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Jarred Walton on 9/17/2008
It's Dell's answer to the ASUS Eee PC, and it's a very well styled, well targeted, well executed answer at that. The Inspiron Mini 9 isn't for everyone...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/4/2008
(Updated) We have several gaming notebooks in our labs for testing. If you're dying to ditch your aging desktop and start taking a notebook to LAN parties, we might...
Jarred Walton on 8/29/2008
Updated! (See conclusion.) How do you follow one of our favorite gaming laptops ever? Simple: stir in a few welcome upgrades, pop it in the oven, and let it...
Jarred Walton on 8/15/2008
Today Intel unveiled its delayed Centrino 2 platform, unfortunately we don't know much more than we did before today's launch. Information is available, but hardware still isn't and...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/15/2008
What differences does Windows XP make to ASUS' Eee PC? We take another look at the ultraportable in the form of the 4G XP edition to see the tradeoffs...
Matt Campbell on 4/23/2008
ASUS' U2E ultraportable laptop looks to bring "sophistication" to the market without compromising on features. How well can they succeed?
Jarred Walton on 4/15/2008
The Gateway P-6831 FX may very well be the most interesting gaming notebook we've ever looked at. Read on to find out how they've raised the bar and why...
Jarred Walton on 3/28/2008
AVADirect sent us their M570RU laptop decked out with many of the latest performance parts. Besides reviewing the notebook, we felt the time was right for a closer look...
Jarred Walton on 3/14/2008
Dell first launched their updated XPS notebook, the M1730, in late 2007. We have the updated version with 8800M GTX SLI, a Penryn X9000 CPU, overclocking support, and the...
Jarred Walton on 2/28/2008
NVIDIA officially launched the 8800M GTS and GTX mobile graphics chips back in November, but actually getting a notebook equipped with either GPU has been quite difficult… join us...
Jarred Walton on 1/7/2008
We look at the 2G Surf's features, usability, and differences from the 4G. Is this the right tool for the job, and if so, what's the job?
Matt Campbell on 1/4/2008
The ASUS Eee PC has received quite a bit of attention since its launch. Just what is the target market for this computer, and who else might like to...
Jarred Walton on 11/30/2007
Today marks the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce 8800M parts, with up to twice the performance of last generation mobile hardware. Read on to find out why gaming notebooks might...
Jarred Walton on 11/19/2007