Multimedia-oriented, the new, versatile, ultra-thin MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-224FR Ultrabook with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen offers a battery life of 8 hours. Performing with its Hexa Core i7 Comet Lake processor, its good amount of RAM and its NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card capable of running many games and speeding up multimedia processing, it is reactive thanks to its storage Fast SSD. Also on the program for this PC is a USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 connector, a fingerprint reader and a backlit chiclet keyboard, but no keypad.
Characteristics MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-224FR
|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 (1 x 16 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4 GB dedicated GDDR5, Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB 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 ac, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, white (1.5mm stroke)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 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-224FR
It sports an elegant, original and robust design with its anthracite blue-touch chassis conforming to the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G.
It can be recharged for 2 hours in 15 minutes while the Cooler Boost 3 technology takes care of its cooling by associating 2 fans with 3 heat pipes. The SHIFT function is also there to switch between different operating modes (Sport, Comfort and Eco).
This Ultrabook is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its 2 USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 (against 1 maximum usually, and still rarely), its practical HDMI video output in order to easily connect it to a TV for example, its Bluetooth 5.0 modules and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, its audio port or its 2 USB 3.2 ensuring transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 / 2 devices. 2.
As a biometric reader is integrated, one can authenticate on the system by fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology.
In addition, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is very useful for distinguishing its keys in dim light. But while 15 inch and larger PCs include a numeric keypad as standard, this Ultrabook does not have this.
The screen will appeal to lovers of High Definition content and in particular videos due to its precise Full HD definition and 16: 9 format. As it adopts 100% sRGB and IPS specifications, the screen displays more faithful colors than the average as well as large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. Anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outside).
Performance, autonomy of the MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-224FR
The MSI Prestige 15 A10SC-224FR is aimed at those who are looking for a compact High Definition laptop, elegant, thin and light but also efficient, oriented towards creation and play.
As it embeds the dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA Turing card here in Max-Q edition , this Ultrabook is capable of running a maximum of games as long as we agree to settings under the most graphics-intensive opus to obtain good playability.
In practice, the GeForce GTX 1650 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks accomplished.
Optimus gives maximum preference to the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor despite its very modest benefits because it consumes a lot of energy and therefore promotes autonomy.
In this area, count on about 8 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the finesse, the compactness and the contained weight.
The GeForce GTX 1650 is actually activated by Optimus to carry out graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. These two solutions allow of course to watch photos and videos.
The GeForce GTX 1650 has the advantage that it can be used by software that takes advantage of GPU power to speed up multimedia processing, which will appeal to creatives. This is for example the case with Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.
The heart of this thin and light computer also delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users. It is in fact built around Intel\’s first low-consumption Hexa Core processor, the Comet Quad Core i7-10710U, but also a good amount of above-average 16 GB RAM which makes it easy to see what is coming domain and is very useful in multitasking and under treatments.
Under multimedia work and all things considered, for a low-consumption processor, the Core i7-10710U is doing well with software using the multicore architecture.
On the storage side, MSI opted here for an SSD. It guarantees a much better fluidity and reactivity than a hard drive in use, which is reflected in particular by start / stop, software launches but also much faster processing, or by a faster arrival on the maps of online games.
Here we find more precisely integrated an SSD which competes with hard disks with its 512 GB while being much faster, more energy efficient, more shock resistant and quieter.
And if 512 GB is too tight, there is always the possibility of using an external storage unit like a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt 3 device to take advantage of fast transfers.