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.
We’ve put this A9SD-028IT through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
A9SD-028IT adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.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.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this A9SD-028IT, MSI is well positioned in relation to other competing models.The screen is quite large, with 17.3 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Core i7-9750H. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. With 16 Gb of RAM, it A9SD-028ITis a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
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. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
A9SD-028IT the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this A9SD-028IT a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of MSI. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
The laptop from .MSI is imposing by its size. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 17.3 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
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. 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 A9SD-028IT 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.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Core i7-9750H. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. MSI promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Is A9SD-028IT planned for travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the MSI didn’t really take into account in the design of this A9SD-028IT. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.2 Kg. Every transport is painful. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. With its 17.3 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The backlit keypad of this A9SD-028IT is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Thanks to its processor A9SD-028IT, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. With its processor, the manufacturer has chosen to produce one of the most powerful laptops in its range.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
An autonomy of 7 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
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. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.Thanks to this, MSI was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this A9SD-028IT will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 17.3 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this A9SD-028IT on holiday.
The A9SD-028IT to make audio or video editing.
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this A9SD-028IT can suit you. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
With this laptop, MSI has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Core i7-9750H, 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 A9SD-028IT 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 result in the average of the competitors.
For the connector part, the A9SD-028IThas the USB3 format. 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.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
A9SD-028IT the right choice to play online?
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. With this A9SD-028IT, the engineers of MSI have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
A high-end graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti, combined with a high-performance processor Core i7-9750H provide a quality result. Playing abilities are increased. And despite the power of the components, the engineers at de MSI have designed an efficient cooling system.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
A better access to wifi on this A9SD-028IT that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. 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.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17.3 inches size.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
A9SD-028IT the right choice for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This A9SD-028IT is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, MSI has chosen as usual. 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.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
MSI chose the matt tile option for thisA9SD-028IT that does not reflect light. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this A9SD-028IT.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The A9SD-028IT – in summary
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. Compact, elegant and efficient, the A9SD-028IT is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks