GET IT FOR: Rs 1,23,990
HIGHLIGHT: Attractive design, decent performance
The MSI Prestige 14 has been around for some time. The company has bumped up the specs and has introduced a new Rose Gold colour that reminds of The Pink Panther Show. This laptop bets big on style. Thankfully, you may get it in white and grey colour options as well depending on the hardware configuration.
The MSI Prestige 14 A10RAS is a premium Windows 10 laptop and is in the territory of Macbooks in terms of pricing. It is targeted at content creators. The design will not attract gamers anyway. However, it is hard to differentiate the requirements of both these groups.
We used a MSI Prestige 14 A10RAS-099IN model with 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10510U processor with 16GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage and NVIDIA GeForce MX330 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics. On paper, this sounds like a decent machine for content creators who are just starting out and need a reliable system within a reasonable budget. If you are looking for a more pocket-friendly option from MSI, you may consider the Modern 14 A10RB.
The MSI Prestige 14 A10RAS comes with 14-inch 1080p Full HD IPS display which is average at best but gets the job done. The viewing angles are decent and the screen is not reflective. The display has thin bezels on the sides. The trackpad is centrally located and is quite wide. There is an integrated fingerprint scanner on the trackpad as well.
Overall, the feedback from the trackpad and keypad is good and there shouldn’t be any complaints. This laptop claims to be lightweight at 1.29kg but MSI could have done a little more to shave off some extra grams as the low-cost Moderna 14 A10RB weighs 1.19kg.
Prestige 14 A10RAS comes with Windows 10 Home operating system, out-of-the-box. As far as connectivity ports are concerned, the device offers two USB Type-C and two regular USB ports, audio combo jack, and microSD card reader. There is a HD webcam too. You can charge the laptop using the Type-C port with any charger. Battery life is average at best.
The MSI Prestige 14 A10RAS is a stylish device with slightly better specs than the affordable A10RB. It is a decent laptop for average users looking to get office work done, edit videos for their YouTube channels or play some games.
– The writer is with gadgetsnow.com