As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide 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.
So we ran tests on MSI PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – to find out what it was worth.
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.
It is to respond to this type of need that MSI has developed this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. 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. Having 8 Gb of RAM, PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is a laptop in the average. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. MSI is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – for videos?
This PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this 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. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. 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.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
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 PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i7-8550U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. 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.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not MSI installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. 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.On this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -, MSI indicates 9 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent — the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. So we put this test to the PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? 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 is one of the lightest in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
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.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Core i7-8550U; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of MSI; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 9 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 500 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 .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
With this model, MSI definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
On the connector side, it PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – has 4 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
MSI clearly provides with this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – a very good choice for the trip.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -corresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, MSI puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i7-8550U. 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. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. With 9 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. 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. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is one of the models in the average. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. 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.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
With its 500 Gb of space, this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
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.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.2 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
With an autonomy of 9 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In conclusion, it PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – for office automation.
Like the majority of its competitors, MSI has designed PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
MSI has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. MSI in this product line. One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. A weight of 1.2 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. 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.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In the end, this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is a good compromise. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – – in summary
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. With the PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing