MSI Prestige 14

MSI Prestige 14

MSI Prestige 14

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

The MSI Prestige 14 is a laptop with a lower midrange price, offering a balance between performance and affordability. It has a storage capacity of 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM, which are suitable for general use and some more demanding tasks. Powered by an Intel i7 processor and an Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU, it can handle 3D rendering and machine learning applications, but might not be the best for intensive gaming. The 14-inch IPS display with full HD resolution provides good color accuracy but lacks touchscreen capabilities. It's quite portable at under 3 pounds, with a solid battery life, and it has the versatility of USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 support. This laptop is appropriate for professional use, featuring a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and ray tracing capabilities, but it could get warm during heavy use. Overall, the MSI Prestige 14 is well-suited for business professionals and users who require a mix of portability and power. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Lower midrange price
  • Powerful graphics card for gaming
  • Compact, lightweight for portability
  • Adequate performance for most tasks
  • Robust build quality
Cons
  • Limited screen size for multitasking
  • Average battery life
  • Speaker quality is fair
  • May heat up under load

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
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
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:
3.5
The MSI Prestige 14 is fair for gaming and 3D because it has a decent GPU in the Nvidia RTX 3050, yet it is limited by a standard 60Hz screen refresh rate, which isn't ideal for fast-paced games. Additionally, while the screen offers good color coverage with high sRGB and Adobe RGB percentages, the refresh rate might not deliver as smooth a visual experience as specialized gaming laptops.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,299
Release Date
April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.6'' x 8.6'' x 0.63''
Weight
2.84 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1260P
Graphics
RTX 3050 (35 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
52 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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