Last updated on October 3rd, 2018 at 12:47 pm
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For the growing workforce in the Philippines — the photographers, Youtube video creators, Facebook Watch creators, freelance writers, bloggers, independent sales, businessmen, students and the freelancers as a whole, MSI has created a specific notebook for us.
Meet the MSI PS42: A 14-inches notebook with Full HD IPS-Panel and 5.7mm Thin Bezel.
I am sure we share the same sentiment on carrying our workhorse daily.
Our laptop should be lightweight. It should do the work. It should be a real productivity tool for us.
The MSI PS42 only weighs 1.19 kg. It is very light that it won’t hurt your back in carrying it daily to your meetings and whatnots.
It has all the ports you need.
There are two (2) Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1, two (2) Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1, one (1) HDMI (4K@60Hz), and one (1) SD(XC/HC) Card Reader.
And to keep your notebook secure when working in public places, MSI included a Kensington Lock.
Your choice: Core i5 or Core i7 (8th Gen Intel Processor)
There are two (2) versions of this notebook. One is a Core i5 and the other one has Core i7. These are the latest 8th Generation Intel processor.
Keep it cool!
What MSI assures the future owners of this laptop is its MSI’s exclusive Cooler Boost 3 Technology. For better handling of its temperature, MIS PS42 has 2 dedicated fans and 3 heat pipes. It surely stands out among the competition, keeping your laptop cool even in intense usage.
To keep your information even more secure, MSI PS42 has an integrated fingerprint scanner right on the touchpad. You can set up your fingerprint for unlocking the device.
Now the GPU of this notebook GeForce MX150, 2GB GDDR5 for the Core i7 version and an Intel HD620 Share Graphic for the Core i5 model.
As for the RAM, there is an 8GB DDR4 RAM onboard. You can upgrade this up to 16GB but the limitation lies on the single slot of the RAM.
As for the storage, you have a 256GB SSD for the Core i5 version and 512GB for the Core i7 model.
Our initial impression
We had a quick afternoon break with the MSI Ph Marketing Team. Among the five of us, at least 3 were already pre-ordering this laptop.
The very consideration we have is the weight. It is very lightweight yet a powerful laptop.
The inclusion of SSD storage would erase your worry of damaging your storage because this one has no moving parts.
The build is solid and it doesn’t feel like a cheap notebook.
We’ll find out more when we get the review unit next week.
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