As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.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.
Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR adapted to surf the internet?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR may seem to be the solution. MSI is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
With a 15 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. With a processor Core i7-10710U, MSI offers an already outdated technology. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. Very clearly, with only 16 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. With only 1000 Gb, MSI considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
In the end, with an autonomy of 13 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
Is Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR okay to watch videos ?
With this laptop, MSI offers a product oriented toward general use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Equipped with a small screen size, 15 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.6 kilogram.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i7-10710U that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
MSI didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. Indeed, it Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR has only 4 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 13 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the MSI didn’t really take into account in the design of this Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
Its weight of 1.6 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. A 15 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
The processor Core i7-10710U is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, MSI is optimistic about the autonomy of this Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of MSI; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
An autonomy of 13 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 1000 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 15 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 4 possibilities. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
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…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR for travel use.
The Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR to make audio or video editing.
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i7-10710U. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of MSI have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR has only got one, with total 1000 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
For the autonomy part, MSI proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 13 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
As you will have understood, it Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR proposes a rather basic oriented use. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR for video games?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR, it may be better to go to other models. The MSI technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
This laptop has a resolution in 1920×1080, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.1000 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For Wi-Fi technology, MSI decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.6 Kg.
By offering 13 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR for office automation ?
Not really designed for office use, Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR it’s still a good product. Here are the main reasons.
MSI has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10 Pro, last generation.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model weighs 1.6 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
MSI chose the matt tile option for thisPrestige 15 A10SC-073FR that does not reflect light. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
The storage of this model, 1000 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Simply put, it’s not Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
Finally, the Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR….
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Prestige 15 A10SC-073FR is disappointing whatever the uses. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks