MSI’s Prestige Laptop Aims at MacBook Users

Normally when MSI rolls out a new laptop we are talking about a massive gaming beast. At Computex 2018 MSI has rolled out a new laptop called Prestige and this machine is clearly aiming at another type of laptop user. Prestige looks more like a machine that might lure Mac users back to Windows machines.

The machine in the images is called the Prestige PS42 reports CNET and it is thin, lightweight, and looks very nice. Specifications include a 14-inch FHD screen and buyers can configure the notebook with up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors. That means plenty of power is available if you need it.

Dimensions certainly make for a machine that is easy to carry with you all day, the rig is only 15.9mm thick and weighs in at 2.6 pounds. That means the Prestige PS42 is lighter and thinner than the MacBook Pro 13-inch notebook but packs a larger screen. The chassis is made of brushed silver aluminum. The battery promises ten hours of runtime per charge and there is an integrated Windows Hello fingerprint scanner.

MSI puts the webcam above the keyboard rather than atop the display as we are used to seeing. That webcam move allows for a display with thinner bezels. Graphics are handled by an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB discrete GPU. While that might not be the graphics muscle you need for gaming, that is better than the integrated graphics you often find in ultraportable machines. MSI says the rig will launch in Q3 and we expect pricing closer to launch.