MSI Prestige 15

MSI Prestige 15

MSI Prestige 15

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Portability:
4.3
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.2/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.4/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.4/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The MSI Prestige 15 is a midrange laptop with ample storage and a solid amount of RAM for everyday use. It features an Intel i5 processor and an Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU, making it suitable for light gaming and some creative tasks. The battery life allows for moderate use before needing a charge. Its display offers good color accuracy on a 15.6-inch screen, which is beneficial for tasks like photo editing. However, its size and weight make it less portable compared to lighter laptops. The laptop also has a backlit keyboard and additional features like a fingerprint reader, enhancing security and convenience. It runs on Windows 11 Home and was released in January 2022, so it has current features and should handle general tasks and some specialized applications like 3D modeling reasonably well. 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.








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Pros
  • High-resolution, color-accurate screen
  • Multiple USB-C and Thunderbolt ports
  • Good build and keyboard quality
  • Backlit keyboard with fingerprint reader
  • Decent battery life for typical usage
Cons
  • Average 3D and engineering performance
  • Non-touchscreen with 60Hz refresh rate
  • Heavier than some competing models
  • No facial recognition or ray tracing

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use:
4.2
The MSI Prestige 15 is equipped with a solid CPU and ample RAM, ensuring smooth performance for everyday tasks and multitasking; its high-quality IPS screen displays vibrant colors and sharp details for a pleasing visual experience. Additionally, it offers good portability with its lightweight design and decent battery life, making it a reliable choice for on-the-go usage.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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.
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
The MSI Prestige 15 is well-suited for engineering and design tasks because it features a robust main processor and dedicated GPU, which are crucial for running complex applications and models, and a high-quality IPS display that ensures accurate colors and clear visuals which are essential for design work. Although it has good portability and a modest battery life, the tradeoff is that you may need to charge it more frequently during heavy use.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
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.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
3.6
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,044
Brand
MSI
Release Date
January 01 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.2'' x 0.74''
Weight
3.73 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1240P
Overall CPU Score
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7.2/10
Graphics
GTX 1650 Max-Q
Overall GPU Score
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2.6/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
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7.1/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.4/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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7.2/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
0
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.5 hours
Battery Capacity
82 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

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

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Mario Petzold | December 2022
"The MSI Prestige 15 offers a dazzling 4K image quality, and solid performance. The MSI Prestige 15 appears to consistently implement the guiding principle of throttling the solid and efficient hardware to such an extent that content creation succeeds perfectly. Performance-hungry tasks, on the other hand, are slowed down a little by the reduced power consumption. Conversely, this means that the case remains relatively cool and the dual fan subdued. The battery life also benefits somewhat. So the losses aren't really dramatic because full performance is still available for short bursts."

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