The Prestige 14 ($1,699 from Amazon) packs a 6-core Comet Lake Core i7-10710U along with a GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q discrete GPU, all while weighing 2.8 pounds. Thin pink bezels surround the display, and MSI’s logo on the bottom is also tone-on-tone and barely noticeable. Unles you're preparing for some laptop-twisting competition this isn't a move you'd normally do, but it demonstrates one of the challenges laptop manufacturers face in the quest for ever-thinner and lighter machines. I wish the keys had a millimeter or two of additional travel, but I didn’t feel like I was bottoming out. Receive news and offers from our other brands? We measured it at a blazing 565 nits of brightness. The MSI Prestige 14, pink or not, is a slim and sleek PC with solid battery life. That’s basically the same weight as a Dell XPS 13 7390 or HP Spectre x360 13, which don’t have discrete GPUs. So far it's lived up to its reviews praises and complaints (good battery life, inadequate cooling) but I'm otherwise pretty happy with it. However, I wish MSI would have put it on the power button or on the deck instead of the touchpad. MSI Prestige 14 graphics While certainly not as powerful as an Nvidia RTX or Quadro chip, the Prestige 14's GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU with 4GB of VRAM can play a … We review the MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009 with the Intel Core i7-10710U, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD. You’re a business person during a day, a content creator in the evening, and a gamer at night. Despite its extra real estate, the palm rejection was excellent—we did not have issues with our palm causing the cursor to jump around. Lifting the lid on the MSI Prestige 14 causes the bottom edge of the panel to tilt the laptop upward, increasing airflow. It’s no surprise that the Dell XPS 15 with its i9-9980HK scored significantly higher. On its default setting of Balanced, for example, the CPU’s performance is essentially limited to that of a quad-core 8th-gen CPU. The bottom of the chassis was on tight, but with some patience and a prying tool, we got it off. The keyboard has white backlighting and the fingerprint reader on the keypad is black, but otherwise this is entirely blushed. It’s a taxing, multi-threaded test which can take an hour to finish on many laptops. The Prestige 14’s $1,699 4K model, which MSI says covers 100 percent of Adobe RGB and Notebookcheck measured at 513 nits, is likely a better buy for creative professionals. Sure, some of it is useful, but there’s so much that anyone who gets this will spend some time uninstalling at least some of it. You will receive a verification email shortly. And yes, it comes in pink. The 3.5mm headphone jack and two USB 2.0 Type-A ports are on the right side. That’s a rate of 1,017.9 MBps and far faster than the 581.24 MBps average, as well as both the XPS 15 and the Spectre. On our Handbrake video editing test, in which we have laptops convert a 4K resolution video to 1080p, the Prestige finished in 14 minutes and 1 second. MSI Prestige 14 Review: Think Pink The MSI Prestige 14 is a slim laptop with discrete graphics and above-average battery life. Nahimic’s audio software comes onboard, but the small adjustments for voices, bass and treble didn’t make much of a difference. To stress test the Prestige, we ran Cinebench R20 on a loop 20 times. MSI Prestige 14 A10SC Review: Lightweight Complete Package. The lid is pink, the bezels are pink, the keyboard is pink. The RAM is soldered down, so you can’t upgrade that. Notebookcheck.com gives its hands-on review of the MSI Prestige 14, a powerful 14-inch laptop that includes an Intel Core i7-10710U processor, an … MSI’s screen is also the dimmest of the bunch at 269 nits. The MSI PRESTIGE 14 REVIEW. To get to this weight though, the shell is a fairly thin gauge. You can easily get a full day of work done on the Prestige. Make judicious use of the power profiles on the Prestige 14 to get the most performance out of the laptop. All laptops are a compromise in design and MSI’s Prestige 14 is no different. Just don't ask about Super Battery mode. Windows Hello: The laptop features both facial and fingerprint biometric readers. At 12.6 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches and 2.8 pounds, the Prestige is light and has a pretty standard footprint for a laptop of this size. I put on Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” in a small conference room and found that the vocals, clapping and keys were all crisp and clear. The pair of two-watt speakers on the Prestige do a capable job. PCWorld |. The MSI Prestige 14 (middle) is sandwiched between an HP Spectre x360 13 (top) and a Dell XPS 15 (bottom). The MSI Prestige 14 is a premium laptop that’s ultraportable, yet has decent performance. Keegan - Sep 07, 2020: As a content creator, you would always want your content to stand out of the crowd in order to get noticed. Oh, yeah, and it comes in pink with a carrying case, mouse and a keychain of Lucky the Dragon. Here are the main features: CPU: Our review model came with a Comet Lake U 6-core Core i7-10710U. When you open the laptop, the hinge brings the keyboard to a slight angle, similar to the ErgoLift hinges on Asus’ ZenBooks. The worst, not surprisingly, is Super Battery, which limits the CPU’s clock speeds to 400MHz—yes, 400MHz. No, you’re not wearing rose-colored glasses. If my experience is an indication, people will notice this laptop. That’s long enough that any Turbo Boost capabilities usually are burned off early, as the laptop settles down for a long marathon run. That results in loud fan noise when pushed and yes, performance throttling at times. There’s also an infrared (IR) camera to log in with facial recognition with Windows Hello, which I appreciated and found worked flawlessly. By. If you want an ultraportable with discrete graphics, this is up your alley. Having said that, the same principle applies when it comes to picking a laptop because ideally, you would want the laptop to be an extension to your style and personality. We also test laptops using Cinebench R15 and a single thread. GPU: The Turing-based GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is a massive step up over the typical Pascal-based GeForce MX250 chips we see in laptops this size. MSI Prestige 14 review: Workhorse power in a thin-and-light shell It packs a 6-core Comet Lake U and a GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q into a 2.8-pound body. Copyright © 2020 IDG Communications, Inc. During the Cinebench stress test, we also measured for heat. I would have preferred that MSI didn’t squeeze in those extra keys in order to have a better space keyboard. Executive Editor, It lasted 9 hours and 49 minutes on our battery test, which constantly browses the web, streams video and runs OpenGL tests over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. Set it to High Performance, it actually outpaces the similarly equipped (by CPU) Dell XPS 13 7390 by a few minutes. MSI's Prestige 14 offers an impressive amount of hardware in a laptop weighing less than 3 pounds. MSI Prestige 14 Review: Think Pink The MSI Prestige 14 is a slim laptop with discrete graphics and above-average battery life. It has a 1.6-GHz … Silent lets it clock up to 2.6GHz and is more accurately quiet, rather than “silent.” We say that because some may think silent means fans totally off and, uh, silent, but on silent they do spin—quietly. This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best laptops. Set the laptop to its High Performance setting, and the CPU is now basically on a par with competing 6-core Core i7-10710U laptops. The surface of the trackpad is beautifully glass-smooth, with effortless finger-gliding. It’s serviceable for most except the picky-keyboard brigade (you know who you are). Setting the MS Prestige 14 to High Performance gives you the best performance, and also a near-constant running of the fans at full speed under loads. Please refresh the page and try again. To give you a better idea of just how the Prestige 14 performs, we ran Cinebench R15’s multi-threaded test on all of the modes. The MSI Prestige 14 is very, very pink. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Creator Center is the flagship app, which allows you to check CPU, GPU, memory and disk usage; device information; adjust display and audio settings and access the user manual and customer support. Like most laptop speakers (especially in a design this slender), they sound thin and tinny.