Are you looking for a powerful and compact multi-purpose tool? Then the MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-258FR is for you. Armed with a low-consumption Hexa Core processor, 16 GB of memory and honest capacity SSD storage (1 TB), the ultrabook puts the odds on its side to meet the needs of creatives. Indeed, this 15-inch ultrabook is elegant, robust, light (1.6 kg), borderless and comfortable with its screen that switches to 180 degrees and its tilted backlit keyboard. To that, it compiles a powerful graphics card GTX 1650 Max-Q for the creative dimension and a little game, a state-of-the-art connection with Thunderbolt 3 and Wifi 6 ax, Windows Hello via webcam and fingerprint as well as an autonomy which exceeds every 10 hours.
Characteristics MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-258FR
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS fine borders 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10710U Comet Lake (1.1 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4 GB dedicated GDDR5, Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0) 1 free M.2 SSD slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (802.11 6), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, white (1.5mm stroke)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via webcam and fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64bits|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||10 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 82 Whr|
|Dimensions (mm) / Weight||1.6 Kg / 356.8 x 233.7 x 15.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-258FR
The Prestige 15 A10SC-258FR is part of a versatile vision, while keeping the elegance and very compact format of the range. Indeed, if MSI is better known for its gaming machines, it has been able to occupy this highly disputed market and offer powerful solutions in a quality box designed for ultra mobility. With a weight of 1.6 kg , it is considered light in its class with 15.9 mm thickness .
The MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-258FR takes place in a gray metal chassis with a soft texture underlined on the edges by a shiny blue border (diamond). The screen adjoins the edges with a very thin frame (occupancy rate of 90% screen / box) and opens flat (angle of 180 degrees) for more modularity on the move. Note that the case meets the military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G for rock solidity (extreme heat, shock, fall, humidity, altitude, exposure to the sun). Note also its keyboard backlit in white on four levels which facilitates typing in the dark and the inclination of 5 degrees comfortable.
As is the trend, MSI has chosen to surround the screen of its Prestige 15 with very fine borders. The impression of immersion is important, especially since the IPS panel is bright and visible from all angles. Good point, MSI has retained the standard positioning of the webcam unlike its Modern range. As for the screen, the dense Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) allows viewing High Definition content in the best conditions and modulating the display. Another good point, it benefits from an anti- reflective treatmentwhich brings its share of comfort on the move. MSI also claims that the colorimetric cover of the screen is close to 100% on the sRGB spectrum with an optimized factory calibration and a Delta E less than 2, important data for creative people who need a high-quality rendering. screen of the most faithful for their work.
Let’s finish the tour of the chassis with the state of the art connectors. Alongside two USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, there are two USB Type-C Gen2 ports with Thunderbolt 3 support , a plus for versatility. There is also a microSD card reader and a mini-jack combo jack. Some will therefore regret the absence of an HDMI port (available via USB-C). The Prestige 15 has also focused on security by allowing you to connect easily and quickly using Windows Hello either by facial recognition or via the fingerprint reader. Note that the wireless modules are entrusted to the latest Wifi 6 802.11 AX and to Bluetooth 5.0.
Performance, autonomy of the MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-258FR
Inside this MSI Prestige, we discover the Intel Core i7-10710U , a 10th generation low-consumption Hexa Core processor. Our ultrabook is indeed one of the first (and only) PCs on the French market to integrate this 6-core processor, to say the least. On this model, the gain is significant compared to the latest Quad Core low consumption (i7-10510U / i7-1065G7), especially when running programs taking advantage of all hearts such as editing software, 3D, etc. . On this terrain, it is almost 50% more powerful than its two cronies.
It is thus close to a Hexa Core-H, the benchmark in the versatile sector, but with the limitations attributed to low consumption (frequency and TDP limited). Anyway, it would seem that we have here a solid option to work on a nomadic machine without collecting excessive heat, a noticeable noise or reduced autonomy, three grievances often criticized by ultrabooks with -H processors currently. Note that the processor is assisted by 16 GB of RAM here, a large total that allows you to navigate and work flexibly.
For more details, see our test of the MSI Prestige 14 A10SC equipped with the same configuration.
But that\’s not all, the ultrabook also contains a large capacity NVMe SSD storage (1 TB) . The system wins directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard drive because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous on and off phases, transfers calculated in seconds or instant software launches where the mechanical support involved substantial latencies. Note also that the SSD is inherently quieter, more robust and efficient than a hard drive. And if it is often tackled for its storage capacity that is too low, it is not the case here since it provides 1 TB, enough to allow
The 82Whr battery inside the Prestige 15 A10SC is substantial. In fact, we can expect a comfortable total of 10 hours of autonomy in web browsing via Wifi.