The MSI PS42 is a compact notebook that measures 0.63 inches thick, weighs 2.6 pounds, and has a 14 inch full HD display and a 50Wh battery for up to 10 hours of battery life.
The starting price will get you a model with an Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB Of RAM, and 256GB of solid state storage. But higher-priced models are available with a more powerful processor, more memory and storage, and NVIDIA graphics.
Here’s a run-down of the three configurations currently available from Newegg.com:
- Core i5-8250U/Intel UHD 620/8GB/256GB for $899
- Core i5-8250U/NVIDIA GeForce MX150/8GB/512GB for $1099
- Core i7-8550U/NVIDIA GeForce MX150/16GB/512GB for $1299
The laptop is also available from ExcaliberPC for the same prices.
Each model has an aluminum chassis, a backlit keyboard, a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C ports, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an SD card reader, headset jack, and HDMI port.
MSI built a fingerprint sensor into the touchpad, and the power button is in the center of a speaker above the keyboard.