The lack of touch support is especially glaring, since it’s offered on all of the PS42’s main Windows competitors. Weighing in a mere 1. Jefferies , Dec 21, , in forum: Become a fan of PCMag. Full size keyboard included. From ho-hum styling to lackluster audio output to a minuscule touchpad, the PS42 fails to make a compelling argument for why you should choose it over more-established competitors.

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Noisy, hard-to-press mouse buttons. The touchpad below the keyboard is woefully small. The Best Laptops for No, create an camdra now. The display on our review unit is the only option. Anything less than 3 pounds is in the vanguard for this category.

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But the PS42’s very bright matte display still manages to display crisp text and vivid colors. Before that, he worked for PCMag’s s Like its peers, it uses a 6-cell battery 58Wh that gives it a little bit of extra height at the back.

This disabling feature is not quite as comforting as a physical door to people who are worried about webcam snoopers, but it’s better than just hoping that the camera is off. You mmsi unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time.

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The PS42 scored an excellent 3, on this test.

This decreased pressure allows you to go on typing for hours while feeling mdi but the smooth and natural flow of the EDS keyboard experience. Your name or email address: The chiclet keyboard is another of the PS42’s bright spots. StormJumper Dec 28, at 9: Is the MSI a lot better than the Acer?

WillJitsuSep 23, You can certainly find thinner inch machines; the gorgeous Acer Swift 7 is just 0. In testing, the MSI Wind12 U’s 6-cell battery, used in tandem with unit’s Turbo Battery mode, achieved a battery life of 4 hours—twice the stamina of standard 12″ notebook batteries.

HP EliteBook x G3. Matte finishes are common on gaming laptops but rare on ultraportables, which tend to support glossier screens that make colors appear more vivid.

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Nor does the MX offer better performance on specialized tasks like editing photos or rendering video. The PS42 is an admirable effort from the Taiwanese PC maker, and it gets a lot of things right, including a well-designed keyboard and an excellent display. According to the video encoding score 3: A diminutive touchpad isn’t unique to the PS42, since the Spectre 13 also suffers from this problem, but it’s especially acute if you can’t use a touch screen as a fallback input option.

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An ultraportable from gaming-PC maker MSI, the PS42 offers mid-level graphics performance in a very slim package, but it suffers from a stodgy design and a tiny touchpad.

Has anyone seen the difference in quality between these webcams? Its battery life may not inspire frequent travelers, but the U is equipped with many parts that typical netbooks don’t give you.

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The PS42 boasts upward-facing speakers that occupy a significant amount of space above the keyboard, camdra their lackluster quality is about what you’d expect from a thin-and-light laptop.

Not many netbooks can claim those specs. With the boost in power, however, four hours of battery life is all you get.

It’s still a inch widescreen, but the screen real estate seems wider because the resolution is rated at 1,by; the others have a 1,by resolution.