The IFA 2018 at Berlin this year brought forth several scintillating surprises, two of which were MSI’s refreshingly creative launches—the MSI PS42 and P65 Creator. Designed to be ultra-productive with powerful Intel Core processors and long battery life, these new additions to the Prestige series also offer excellent provisions for creative professionals.
While the MSI P65 model comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 graphics with as much 8GB dedicated memory, the PS42 model packs in a graphics support of up to NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB card RAM size). The all-new MSI Prestige laptops start at $899.00 and $2,299.00 for PS42 and P65 respectively.
Creativity Meets Productivity in the MSI P65 Creator
There’s little that the MSI P65 cannot do in terms of regular computing, high-res design or gaming, what with its Intel i7-8750H processor that can be boosted up to 4.1GHz, 32GB RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and 8+ hours of battery backup. This 15.6” laptop has a glorious high-definition, anti-glare screen with an optimal resolution of 1920 x 1080.
The bezel is incredibly thin, with a thickness of only 4.9mm. This, when combined with the splendid 144Hz refresh rate, presents a terrific multimedia experience. Notably, the laptop also offers an (almost) 100% sRGB color gamut and an In-Plane Switching display that makes your viewing experience vivid, colorful and distortion-free.
The MSI P65 also has a fingerprint reader that enables one-touch login with Windows Hello (a cool feature of the Windows 10 Professional operating system that runs on this machine). The best part is, this computer weighs only 4.14 pounds and has a thickness of 0.69”, so it is easy to carry along without much fuss. The four USB 3.0 ports also add to the portability and ease of collaboration, making the P65 a good choice for both professional and entertainment needs.
The MSI PS42 Delivers Everyday Computing with an Edge
It isn’t often that performance, design and exceptional good looks come together in an affordable computer, but that’s where the MSI PS42 is different. This all-rounder machine is fueled by an Intel i5-8250U processor that can be clocked up to 3.4GHz.
It has 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage space, permitting memory expansion up to 32GB. The 14” screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 has a thin-bezel design and up to 72% NTSC support, thereby realizing a pleasant and vivid viewing experience.
The MSI PS42 is an exceptionally well-connected laptop, offering four USB 3.0 ports, wireless LAN through Intel 3168 Sandy Peak 1 (802.11 ac), Bluetooth 5.0, an HDMI, and a webcam (720P). A backlit keyboard helps you work even in low-lighting. This is a slightly bulky laptop weighing 5.3lbs and having a thickness of 3.1”; however, its performance turns out to be well worth it.
Both the new models—the MSI PS42 and P65 Creator—are now available on Amazon with the provision to choose a configuration depending on your needs. For creative professionals to those looking for competent laptops with decent battery-backup and a sleek display, the new members of the MSI family sure have a lot to offer.