Stylish and discreet versatile ultrabook with its thin and light black aluminum chassis, the MSI Modern 15 A10RAS-081FR is equipped with a 15-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare screen with good colorimetry. Nomadic, it performs well in everyday use thanks to its good amount of 16 GB RAM and its Quad Core i7 Comet Lake processor while the onboard NVIDIA graphics card allows you to run games that are not too demanding. Responsiveness is reinforced here by the fast SSD storage and this laptop also benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard as well as a USB 3.1 Type-C connection, but no Wi-Fi ax.
Characteristics MSI Modern 15 A10RAS-081FR
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 100% sRGB (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10510U Comet Lake (1.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX330 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI (4K @ 30Hz), microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Intel Wireless-AC 9560), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (white, stroke 1.5mm)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 52Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.6 Kg / 356.8 x 233.7 x 16.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of MSI Modern 15 A10RAS-081FR
It has an elegant and discreet design with its black aluminum frame that can be opened up to 180 ° completely flat in accordance with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G.
This thin and light Ultrabook is cooled by Cooler Boost 3 technology coupling 2 fans to 3 heat pipes. The SHIFT function is also present to switch between different operating modes (Sport, Comfort and Eco).
In terms of connectivity, this versatile laptop is well equipped with its USB 3.1 Type-C, its Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, its useful HDMI video output for easy connection. to a TV for example, its audio port or its 3 USB 3.0 / .2 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
Too bad, however, that we are not dealing with more recent and efficient Wi-Fi ax.
In any case, the chiclet keyboard has a practical backlighting system for the keys to clearly distinguish them in the event of limited ambient light.
The screen will be of interest to lovers of High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition and a 16: 9 format. Thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS specifications, it also displays colors more faithful than the average as well as wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the MSI Modern 15 A10RAS-081FR
The MSI Modern 15 A10RAS-081FR targets those looking for a thin and light High Definition laptop PC for everyday versatile use on the go.
Whether with the Intel UHD 620 graphics part housed within the processor or the dedicated GeForce MX330 card, it is of course possible to watch photos and videos on this Ultrabook which benefits from NVIDIA Optimus technology.
In practice, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Intel UHD 620 and the GeForce MX330, as needed. The Intel UHD 620 is preferred as far as possible despite its modest performance because it consumes little energy which favors autonomy compared to the GeForce MX330.
More powerful and greedy than the Intel UHD 620, the GeForce MX330 is able to support games not too demanding in graphics resources.
The Intel UHD 620 takes place within the Comet Lake low power Quad Core i7-10510U processor. The general performance that it provides is all the more able to satisfy many users as it is associated with a good amount of 16 GB RAM higher than the average very appreciable in multitasking and which allows to see well coming to this level.
However, it should be kept in mind that to often perform work that consumes CPU resources, it is better to opt for a PC with a non-low power Intel processor.
As for storage, MSI opts here for an SSD. It rivals the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while being silent, less energy consuming, more shock resistant and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we get much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. Thus, we benefit from much faster starts / stops, launches of games / applications or even processing, but also of a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
As for autonomy, bet on about 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook whose lightness and finesse make it easy to transport.