Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To make the choice easier, we have judged this MSI PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – according to what you are going to do with it.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – to surf the Internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is in this spirit that MSI has developed this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i7-8550U; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. 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. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
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 will keep you surfing for a long time.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – the right choice for watching movies ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! MSI offers the PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – perfect for that. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
The computer proposed by MSIis of average size. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.2 kg, it is easily transportable.
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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
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 PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. 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.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Core i7-8550U is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
As far as applications are concerned, did MSI not install any. 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. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
With NVIDIA GeForce MX150, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 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.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
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.
Is PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – planned for travelling ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. With this in mind, we tested the PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
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 this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. 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 really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
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.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of MSI; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 9 hours.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. 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 PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – 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 PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
On the connector side, it PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – has 4 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops 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.
The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – 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. Since the last generation designed by MSI, there have been many improvements on the components. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
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. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. 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.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. 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.
For the connector part, the PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
By choosing this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent -, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
With this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – product, MSIoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – the right choice to play online?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. And this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
With its 500 Gb of space, this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is on a level playing field with its competitors. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
For Wi-Fi technology, MSI decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
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.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
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.
Customary of this OS, MSI has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. An almost featherweight of 1.2 Kg.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
Ultimately, this PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – is an intermediate choice. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – the right choice for the right use
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The PS42 8RB-428FR Argent – corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– 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