MSI PS42 Modern 8RB-221UK 14" Laptop - Silver

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  • Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz
  • 8GB DDR4 + 256GB SSD
  • 14" Full HD + WIFI
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  • Windows 10 Home

Product Description

MSI PS42 Modern 8RB-221UK 14" Laptop - Silver

PS42 8RB

  1. Up to latest 8th Gen. Intel Core i7 processor
  2. Thin bezel IPS-level panel
  3. Ultra-light 1.19kg, Ultra-slim 15.9mm
  4. Cooler Boost 3
  5. Up to 10 Hours Battery Life
  6. Fingerprint sensor to login


Up to 8th Gen. Intel® CoreTM i7 processor and ultra-fast SSD offer excellent computing capability and instant boot up time.


The 5.7mm thin bezel resulted in a high screen-to-body ratio in a 14" chassis. Enjoy the magnificent view across the FHD IPS-Level anti-glare display.


Crafted in ultra-light hair-brushed aluminum chassis, the PS42 is made portable and durable wherever you go!

Ultra-light 1.19 kg

Ultra-thin 15.9 mm


Exclusive Cooler Boost 3 with 2 dedicated fans and 3 heat pipes, stands out among the competition. Keep your laptop cool even in intense usage.


A 50Wh lithium-polymer battery supply up to 10 hours of on-the-go usage. Whether for work or for entertainment, the PS42 accompanies your non-stop lifestyle.

*Tested by MobileMark® 2014 standard. The battery life will vary from specifications and system configuration.


Built-in fingerprint sensor is designed for high privacy protection and business security. Logging in is as simple as a touch of your fingertip.


  • Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz
  • Turbo boost up to 3.4GHz
  • 6MB Cache
  • Quad Core


  • 8GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • 1 x SODIMM

Hard Drive

  • 256GB M.2 SSD

Optical Drive

  • Not Included


  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64bit (Pre-installed)


  • 14" IPS Level Full HD Display
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080


  • NVIDIA GeForce® MX150, 2GB GDDR5


  • 2 x 2W Speakers

Input Devices

  • Keyboard and touchpad


  • WiFi: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth v4.2

Power Supply

  • 4 Cell 50 Whr Battery
  • Li-Polymer


  • Width 322 mm
  • Height 15.9 mm
  • Depth 222 mm
  • Weight 1.19kg


  • 2 x Type-C USB3.1 Gen1
  • 2 x Type-A USB3.1 Gen1
  • 1 x SD (XC/HC)
  • 1 x (4K @ 30Hz) HDMI
  • 1 Mic-in/Headphone-out Combo Jack

Warranty / Misc

  • 1 Year Standard Warranty
  • HD type (30fps@720p) Webcam


Technical Specification

MSI PS42 Modern 8RB-221UK 14" Laptop - Silver


Speed 2400 MHz
RAM 8 GB (1 x 8 GB)
Max RAM Supported 16 GB
Technology DDR4 SDRAM
Rated Speed 2400 MHz
Form Factor SO-DIMM 260-pin
Slots Qty 1
Empty Slots 0


Product Type Notebook
Operating System Windows 10 Home

Processor / Chipset

CPU Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) 8250U
Number of Cores Quad-Core
64-bit Computing Yes


Main Storage 256 GB SSD - (M.2) PCIe - NVM Express (NVMe)


Type 14"
LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Widescreen Yes
Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
Features MSI Matrix Display, MSI True Color Technology 2.0, narrow-bezel design

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Video Memory 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Camera Yes - 720p
Frame Rate 30 frames per second
Sound Stereo speakers, microphone


Type Keyboard, touchpad
Keyboard Backlight Yes
Features White LED backlight


Wireless 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1


Technology 4-cell lithium polymer
Capacity 50 Wh
Run Time Up to 10 hours

AC Adapter

Output 65 Watt

Connections & Expansion

Interfaces 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ¦ 2 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 ¦ HDMI ¦ Headphone/microphone combo jack
Memory Card Reader Yes (SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card)


Software Included MSI BurnRecovery, Norton Internet Security (60 days trial), MSI Remind Manager, MSI Battery Calibration, MSI System Control Manager, Norton Studio (Metro UI), Microsoft Office 2016 (30 days trial), MSI True Color 2.0, MSI Help Desk, MSI Dragon Gaming Center 2.0, Nahimic Audio Enhancer 3


Colour Aluminium silver
Security Fingerprint reader
Features Cooler Boost 3 technology, MSI SHIFT Technology
Theft/Intrusion Protection Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Security Slot Type Kensington security slot
Included Accessories Power adapter

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxDxH) 32.2 cm x 22.2 cm x 1.59 cm
Weight 1.19 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Limited warranty - 2 years

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External HDD

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