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.So we ran tests on MSI A10RB to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
A10RB adapted to surf the internet?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. Here you have an almost perfect product.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the A10RB from MSI seems to be.
With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. The processor which equips this model, one Intel Core i7-10510U, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. With 16 Gb of RAM, it A10RBis a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 512 Gb provided. This A10RB allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 7 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
A10RB the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this A10RB a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of MSI. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
MSI has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. 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 2.2 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it A10RB has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i7-10510U. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
With NVIDIA GeForce MX250, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 16 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
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.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 7 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
A10RB compatible with on the move use ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. So we put this test to the A10RB. 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.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.2 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
Well thought out, the backlit keyboard will A10RB be handy for use in the dark. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Equipped with a processor Intel Core i7-10510U, this model has a very low power consumption. The processor of this computer is one of the most powerful at the moment.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by MSI, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. 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.For those who will need more space, this A10RB will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
With this model, MSI definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The A10RB is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this A10RB can be used for travel purposes.
The A10RB to make audio or video editing.
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this A10RBcorresponds 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. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Intel Core i7-10510U, and the size of the storage space of 512 Gb, will allow you to do so.
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 A10RB allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
For the autonomy part, MSI proposes last generation batteries. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
On the connection side, the A10RBi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With the A10RB, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
A10RB for video games?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. On this A10RB, MSI has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Equipped with a graphics car NVIDIA GeForce MX250 and the processor Intel Core i7-10510U, you can enjoy the power of calculation and image restitution. This card is one of the best of the moment. After the tests we did, the laptop remained cold, despite the calculations necessary to display the games.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 512 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.2 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 7 hours.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 14 inches, thin and rather light (2.2 Kg), make this A10RB an excellent one for a video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
A10RB for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. Perfectly office oriented, this A10RB is efficient.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. This model weighs 2.2 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. 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. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this A10RB.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In short, it A10RB is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
In short, is the A10RB, the right choice ?
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. It performs well in almost everything, the A10RB remains reasonable in terms of price.
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks