MSI Prestige 14

MSI Prestige 14

MSI Prestige 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.3/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.5/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.8/10
BATTERY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.6/10
SIZE: 14"

The MSI Prestige 14, with its lower midrange price, offers a balance of features suitable for general use and business tasks. It has adequate storage and memory, complimented by a mid-tier Intel i5 processor and integrated graphics, meaning it can handle everyday tasks and light photo editing, but heavy 3D rendering or gaming may be a stretch. Its IPS display offers good color and clarity for general use, though not optimized for gaming or high-end graphics work. The laptop is fairly lightweight and slim, enhancing portability, and has a moderate battery life. It comes with a good build quality, decent keyboard, and multiple USB-C ports including Thunderbolt, but lacks a dedicated Ethernet port and high refresh rate screen features. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Lightweight and slim design
  • Good battery life for typical use
  • Quality build and aesthetics
  • Keyboard and trackpad quality good
  • Runs quiet with good heat management
Cons
  • Average engineering and 3D performance
  • Limited high-performance gaming capabilities
  • Lower screen color range for professionals

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use:
4.2
The MSI Prestige 14 offers a solid balance of performance and convenience, packing a capable CPU and ample RAM, which contribute to smooth multitasking and general productivity. Its portable design with excellent screen quality and decent battery life makes it a versatile choice for everyday use and on-the-go tasks.
Software Development:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.2
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Gaming & AI:
3.4
The MSI Prestige 14 is considered fair for gaming and 3D due to its integrated GPU, which is less powerful than dedicated gaming GPUs, limiting its ability to handle graphics-intensive games and 3D applications. Additionally, its screen offers a standard refresh rate, which is adequate for regular tasks but not optimal for the high refresh rates desired in gaming for smoother visuals.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,077
Release Date
April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.6'' x 8.6'' x 0.63''
Weight
2.84 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1240P
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
53.8 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
313 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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8.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Tech Radar

Collin Probst | September 2022
"The MSI Prestige 14” is excellent for productivity and business use cases, but it is not ideal for creators or visual content editors. The Prestige was able to power through days of email, spreadsheets, and text documents without breaking a sweat and was a joy to use. The additional ports were a breath of fresh air, as most laptops seem to be moving towards just Thunderbolt ports. The security options made signing in effortless, with two quick, more secure, and faster options than even the most complex alphanumeric passcode."

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