[Video Review] MSI Prestige 15 (A12Ux) – best business-productivity laptop contender


MSI Prestige 15 (A12Sx / A12Ux) in-depth review

Workhorse laptops don't need to look ugly, or boring. The MSI Prestige 15 (A12Ux) is here to show us how and why. Ultimately, the Prestige series has always advocated for style and productivity. This puts it in a weird position, where it has competitors from both the gaming, ultrabook, and business segments.This year, it looks like the odds have turned in MSI's favor, as Intel has released the Alder Lake P-series processors. They offer a nice balance between the H-series and the low-voltage U-series. Nevertheless, we're going to check this more in-depth down below, so be patient.In ad[...]

Pros

  • Two Thunderbolt 4 ports (either of which can charge the laptop) and a MicroSD card reader
  • A backlit keyboard with big keycaps, and a huge touchpad
  • 2x M.2 NVMe drives
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (Innolux N156HCE-EN1)
  • Has a good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (Innolux N156HCE-EN1)
  • 96% sRGB coverage and great color accuracy thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile (Innolux N156HCE-EN1)
  • Thin and light aluminum body
  • 13+ hours of Web browsing on battery
  • IR face recognition scanner + fingerprint reader

Cons

  • Gets pretty warm when gaming
  • Quiet speakers
  • Soldered memory

MSI Prestige 15 (A12Sx / A12Ux) - Specs

  • Innolux N156HCE-EN1
  • Color accuracy  5.2  1.5
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 16000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 1x 2280 M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 32GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 82Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 356.8 x 233.7 x 18.9 mm (14.05" x 9.20" x 0.74")
  • Weight
  • 1.69 kg (3.7 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card reader
  • MicroSD
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive

All MSI Prestige 15 (A12Sx / A12Ux) configurations

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