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MSI PS42 Modern & MSI P65 Creator – unboxing/preview

MSI are well known for their extensive range of gaming laptops with stand out black and red aesthetics and flashy RGB lighting. However they have expanded their range to a new audience of professional users and certainly switched things up.  We took a look at two new models that are designed around 3 key words. Slim, elegant and prestige. Because we were sent engineering samples this isn’t yet a full review but we unboxed them live on camera so you could check out our first impressions!

Watch via our VIMEO Channel (below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE

Gallery of the MSI PS42: 

Specifications of the MSI PS42: 

PS42 8RB PS42 8RC PS42 8M
CPU Up to 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 U-Processor Up to 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 U-Processor Up to 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 U-Processor
OS Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
DISPLAY 14.0″ FHD (1920×1080), IPS-Level 14.0″ FHD (1920×1080), IPS-Level 14.0″ FHD (1920×1080), IPS-Level
GRAPHICS Geforce® MX150 with 2GB GDDR5 GeForce® GTX 1050 with Max-Q Design, 4GB GDDR5 Integrated
MEMORY TYPE DDR4-2400 DDR4-2400 DDR4-2400
NUMBER OF DIMM SLOT 1 Slot 1 Slot 1 Slot
MAX CAPACITY Max 16GB Max 16GB Max 16GB
SSD 1x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA) 1x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA) 1x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA)
WEBCAM HD type ([email protected]) HD type ([email protected]) HD type ([email protected])
KEYBOARD Backlight Keyboard (Single-Color, White) Backlight Keyboard (Single-Color, White) Backlight Keyboard (Single-Color, White)
WIRELESS LAN & BLUETOOTH 802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v4.2 802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v5 802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v4.2
SPEAKER 2x 2W 2x 2W 2x 2W
TYPE-C USB3.1 GEN1 2x 2x 2x
TYPE-A USB3.1 GEN1 2x 2x 2x
CARD READER 1x SD (XC/HC) 1x SD (XC/HC) 1x SD (XC/HC)
HDMI 1x (4K @ 30Hz) 1x (4K @ 30Hz) 1x (4K @ 30Hz)
BATTERY (CELL) 4-Cell 4-Cell 4-Cell
BATTERY (TYPE) Li-Polymer Li-Polymer Li-Polymer
BATTERY (WHR) 50 50 50
AC ADAPTER 65W adapter 90W adapter 40W adapter
DIMENSION (WXDXH) MM 322 x 222 x 15.9 mm 322 x 222 x 15.9 mm 322 x 222 x 15.9 mm
WEIGHT (W/ BATTERY) 1.19 kg 1.19 kg 1.18 kg
STORAGE 1x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA) 1x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA) 1x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA)
DIMENSION (WXDXH) 322 x 222 x 15.9 mm 322 x 222 x 15.9 mm 322 x 222 x 15.9 mm
COMMUNICATION 802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v4.2 802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v5 802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v4.2
AUDIO 2x 2W Speaker 2x 2W Speaker 2x 2W Speaker
I/O PORTS 2x Type-C USB3.1 Gen1
2x Type-A USB3.1 Gen1
1x SD (XC/HC)
1x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI
2x Type-C USB3.1 Gen1
2x Type-A USB3.1 Gen1
1x SD (XC/HC)
1x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI
2x Type-C USB3.1 Gen1
2x Type-A USB3.1 Gen1
1x SD (XC/HC)
1x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI
AUDIO JACK 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack

The PS42 8RB in the video can be found for sale HERE at £1259.92

The PS42 8M can be found for sale HERE at £1099.97

 

Gallery of the MSI P65:

Specifications of MSI PS65: 

PS65 8RF (White limited edition) P65 8RE P65 8RD
CPU Up to 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Up to 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Up to 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
OS Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
STORAGE 1x M.2 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3)
1x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA)
1x M.2 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3)
1x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA)
1x M.2 SSD slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3)
1x M.2 SSD Combo slot (NVMe PCIe Gen3 / SATA)
COMMUNICATION Gb LAN
802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v5
Gb LAN
802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v5
Gb LAN
802.11 ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v5
AC ADAPTER 180W Slim adapter 150W adapter 150W adapter
DIMENSION (WXDXH) 357.7 x 247.7 x 17.9 mm 357.7 x 247.7 x 17.9 mm 357.7 x 247.7 x 17.9 mm
DISPLAY 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), 144Hz, 7ms, IPS-Level 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), IPS-Level 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080), IPS-Level
CHIPSET Intel® HM370 Intel® HM370 Intel® HM370
GRAPHICS GeForce® GTX 1070 With Max-Q Design, 8GB GDDR5 GeForce® GTX 1060 With Max-Q Design, 6GB GDDR5 GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5
MEMORY DDR4-2400
DDR4-2666 Memory Type
2 Slots Number of DIMM Slot
Max 32GB Max Capacity
DDR4-2400
DDR4-2666 Memory Type
2 Slots Number of DIMM Slot
Max 32GB Max Capacity
DDR4-2400
DDR4-2666 Memory Type
2 Slots Number of DIMM Slot
Max 32GB Max Capacity
WEBCAM HD type ([email protected]) HD type ([email protected]) HD type ([email protected])
KEYBOARD Backlight Keyboard (Single-Color, White) Backlight Keyboard (Single-Color, White) Backlight Keyboard (Single-Color, White)
WEIGHT (W/ BATTERY) 1.88 kg 1.88 kg 1.88 kg
AUDIO 2x 2W Speaker 2x 2W Speaker 2x 2W Speaker
BATTERY 4-Cell
Li-Polymer Battery (Type)
82 Battery (Whr)
4-Cell
Li-Polymer Battery (Type)
82 Battery (Whr)
4-Cell
Li-Polymer Battery (Type)
82 Battery (Whr)
AUDIO JACK 1x Mic-in
1x Headphone-out (HiFi)
1x Mic-in
1x Headphone-out
1x Mic-in
1x Headphone-out
I/O PORTS 1x Type-C (USB3.1 Gen2 / DP / Thunderbolt™3)
2x Type-A USB3.1 Gen1
1x Type-A USB3.1 Gen2
1x RJ45
1x (4K @ 60Hz) HDMI
1x Mini-DisplayPort
1x Type-C USB3.1 Gen1
3x Type-A USB3.1 Gen1
1x RJ45
1x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI
1x Mini-DisplayPort
1x Type-C USB3.1 Gen1
3x Type-A USB3.1 Gen1
1x RJ45
1x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI
1x Mini-DisplayPort

The PS65 Creator 8RE can be found HERE for £1700

The PS65 Creator 8RF (White edition) can be found HERE for £1899.95

The PS65 Creator 8RD can be found HERE for $1500 

Kitguru says: Our first impressions of the professional series from MSI are pretty positive. We look forward to getting our hands on the full retail samples so we can run some benchmarks and test how well they perform. 

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