As a preamble to this test
Is the 15M A9SD for you?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.
To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
15M A9SD compatible with internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
With this 15M A9SD, MSI is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Core i7-9750H. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. With 16 Gb of RAM, it 15M A9SDis a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. 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.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 8 hours of tranquility. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. 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 15M A9SD one for watching movies and listening to music ?
The 15M A9SD will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. 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. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 1.9 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it 15M A9SD 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 Core i7-9750H. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 8 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The 15M A9SD to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 15M A9SD to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this 15M A9SD of 1.9 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. For 15.6 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
The backlit keypad of this 15M A9SD 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.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With its Core i7-9750H, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. Mainly related to low voltage, this processor allows an above-average autonomy (on paper).
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 8 hours before the breakdown.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 512 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.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 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.
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…
Finally with the 15M A9SD, MSI deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The 15M A9SD to make audio or video editing.
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this 15M A9SD can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
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.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, MSI made the choice to put only one SSD. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The 15M A9SD allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
In terms of autonomy,the MSIkept it simple. Indicated for an autonomy of 8 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. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
On the connection side, the 15M A9SDi s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The 15M A9SD- the right model to play with?
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. Thanks to this 15M A9SD, MSI has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
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.
The graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and the processor Core i7-9750H, are of last generation, and allow to display beautiful images. Playing abilities are increased. And despite the power of the components, the engineers at de MSI have designed an efficient cooling system.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 512 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
A better access to wifi on this 15M A9SD that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15.6 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
By offering 8 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!
15M A9SD the right choice for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This15M A9SD is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Neither too heavy nor too light. In short, an average laptop with 1.9 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
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.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In conclusion, the 15M A9SD is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
15M A9SD the right choice for the right use
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the 15M A9SD remains reasonable in terms of price.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– 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