MSI Launches Prestige Series Premium Laptops

Amidst the intense League of Legends tournament at the Play Nation in Ayala Malls U.P Town Center, MSI has launched their Prestige Series premium laptops: The PS42, PS63 Modern, and P65 Creator. Clad in cold metal and a stylish design, MSI is ready to take on the needs of content creators and the lifestyle-conscious.

PS42 MODERN 8RB-210/8M-211PH

Starting with the PS42, it’s certainly a far cry from the usual MSI Gaming laptops we’ve seen thus far. It’s a 14 incher that’s armed with an 8th gen Intel Core i7 U-series processor and an Nvidia GeForce MX150, wrapped in what seems to be an aluminum chassis.

Anyway, here are the specs:

  • 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U / i5-8250U
  • 14-inch FullHD, IPS-level, 60Hz, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB
  • Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB
  • DDR4-2400 8GB / 4GB
  • 512GB NVMe PCIe / 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • HD Webcam
  • Single backlit keyboard
  • 802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2
  • 2x2W speakers, digital mic in/out
  • 2x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1, 2x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x HDMI (4K @60Hz), 1x SD(XC/HC) card reader, 1x 3.5mm audio jack, 1x DC-in
  • 4-cell, 50 Whr (65W for MX150-equipped model) (40W for UMA)
  • 1.19 kg, 322(W) x 222 (D) x 15.9 (H) mm
  • Price: P76,995 (8RB-210) / P54,995 (8M-211PH)

P63 8SC/8M

The P63 is also powered by U-series Intel Core i7 or i5 processors. That’s pretty much expected, but we’re mainly interest in the GPU. MSI is mum on what it’s called, but it’s the “successor to the GTX 1050 Ti”. GTX 1550 Ti maybe? For now, here are the rest of the specs:

  • 8th Gen Intel Core i7 / Core i5 (Whisky Lake)
  • 15.6-inch FullHD, IPS-level, 60Hz, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB
  • Successor of GTX 1050 Ti
  • DDR4-2666 16GB / 8GB (max. 32 GB)
  • 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD/ 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • HD Webcam
  • Single backlit keyboard
  • Intel Wireless AC 9560 + Bluetooth 5.0
  • 2x2W speakers
  • 1x Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 / DP), 1x Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1 / QC3.0), 1x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2, 1x MicroSD, 1x HDMI (4K @30Hz)
  • 4-cell, 82 Whr (90W for Nvidia-equipped model) (65W for UMA)
  • 1.60 kg, 356.8(W) x 233.7 (D) x 15.9 (H) mm
  • Price: P89,995 (8SC) / P59,995 (8M), 2 yrs. warranty

P65 CREATOR

Next up is the P65 Creator that’s powered by the next gen of Intel Core i7 processors.

  • Next Generation Intel Core i7 CPU
  • 15.6-inch UHD 4K (72% NTSC)
  • DDR4-2666 16GB (max. 32GB)
  • 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • HD Webcam
  • Single backlit keyboard
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560, Bluetooth 5.0
  • 2x2W speakers, 1x digital mic in/out
  • 1x Thunderbolt 3, 3x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2, 1x HDMI (4K @30Hz), 1x mDP, 1x SD (XC/HC) card reader, 1x LAN port, 1x mic-in, 1x headphone out, 1x DC-in
  • 4-Cell, 82 Whr / 180W
  • 1.88 kg / 358.5 (W) x 247.7 (D) x 17.9 (H) mm
  • Price: P179,995

This is one beefy laptop for something that’s not marketed as a gaming one. For one thing it’s got an Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. We’ll almost definitely test some games on this if we get a chance.

The PS63 and P65 will be available by the end of May, while the PS42 is currently available in all MSI concept stores and retail partners. Each Pestige Series laptop comes with a free Creator Software pack which users can redeem online.

MSI is pushing hard to branch out of being just known for their great gaming laptops here in the Philippines. If you’re a creative professional looking for a mobile workstation or if you’re looking for a stylish laptop to blend in a posh coffee shop, definitely have a look at the MSI Prestige Series.

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