MSI Prestige 14 A10SC-009 laptop review: Comet Lake for content creators

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The MSI Prestige proved to be a contradicting laptop in our test. Performance is good, but it drops a bit more strongly than in our hands-on in September 2019. The display is already excellently calibrated out of the box and also has a good contrast ratio, but the slightly increased black value and the partly better competition cloud this point a little bit too. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports are also very good in terms of port configuration, but the fact that one of them is blocked by the charger and that the remaining USB Type-A ports are only designed in 2.0 versions is again not that great. Since there is no HDMI port, both Thunderbolt ports will be blocked in extreme cases, whereby a corresponding docking station will naturally remedy this. 

The MSI Prestige 14 packs a lot of power. But buyers also have to put up with compromises.

But all of this is nitpicking. The Prestige 14 is equipped with good performance for its size and offers a lot of hardware for its price. There are hardly any maintenance options available, and the compromises that have to be made, for example, in the battery life with the 4K display, can be evaluated by any prospective buyer for themselves. Those who choose to buy this laptop will not be disappointed, but it’s also recommended to take a look at the competition.

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