|Premier Pro Recommended System Requirements||Specifications of MSI Creator 15M A10SE Notebook|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 or newer||Intel Core i7|
|GPU (GPU)/VRAM||4 GB||6 GB|
|RAM/Amount of RAM||16GB RAM for HD media;
32 GB for 4K media and more
|Hard disk space||· Fast internal SSD storage for application installation and cache;
· Optional high speed media drives.
|· SSD drive;
· Total storage capacity: 512 GB.
If you are looking for a laptop that will do great editing at a minimal price, check out the MSI Creator 15M A9SE.
This is not a professional review — the description is based only on my feelings and personal experience.
In order to understand why MSI suited me, you need to know what exactly I am mounting.
These videos are usually no more than 15 minutes long, using stabilization, nesting (combining several frames into one sequence), with a fairly large number of audio and video sources, and as a result, at least 3 audio and 3 video tracks.
In general, not a simple sequential installation, but nothing supernatural either. Roast medium, so to speak.
A laptop for those who want powerful, but inexpensive
Finding a device with as high a specification as possible, but as cheap as possible, was my main concern when choosing a laptop. And to be pretty.
Let’s start with a simple life hack. How to understand what characteristics are needed for a laptop? View the system requirements for the program in which you are going to work.
I edit in Adobe Premiere Pro. We go to the page with system requirements and compare with the characteristics of our laptop.
In conclusion, the MSI characteristics correspond to the system requirements of the program, and in some cases even exceed the performance.
On the same page, pay attention to the list of recommended video cards. Our MSI — NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 — is just one of those listed.
1. Power and performance
My old dream is to have Premiere “fly” on a laptop. She came true.
Stabilization, nesting, several audio and video tracks — everything works smoothly. Compared to my previous Lenovo for 36 thousand rubles, which not only couldn’t cope with the editing, but fell into a coma, the flying Premiere on MSI is a balm for my editing heart.
However, of course, there is a limit to everything.
An example so you understand the edges:
Video for 12 minutes, 3 video tracks, 3 audio tracks with a huge amount of sounds and video sources, footage, transitions and speed-ups — the moment when the system slows down and says “Stop, I need to think.”
So I collected this video in pieces: I edited the parts separately and collected everything in a common sequence.
8 minutes is ok, 12 is too much. Does not hang, does not fly out, but thinks for a long time. Well, we’re not editing The Avengers.
Bright, great color reproduction.
Normal, not quiet and not loud, slightly voluminous.
4. Stylish minimalist design
For me, design is an important criterion. A laptop is my main working tool, so the more comfortable and pleasant it is to work on it, the more work will be done.
MSI Creator 15M A9SE is a gaming laptop. And gaming laptops have an aggressive, gaudy design — lines, lettering and backlighting — everything that requires the soul of a real gamer. And also a weighty, powerful body.
Among laptops of the right price and features (which were mostly gaming laptops), our model was the most attractive to me.
Minimalist design, reminiscent of the style of a Mac laptop, with a matte gray body and an unprinted logo on the lid. It looks neat and concise, despite the thickness of the case.
1. Flimsy case
The touchpad wobbles, and the laptop case feels like cheap Chinese plastic in terms of tactile sensations — after Lenovo, which is strong in this respect, the first press of the touchpad button was a rather big disappointment from the purchase.
This does not apply to the keyboard — typing on the keys is a pleasure.
For me, the noise of a laptop has always been a sign that a friend is overworked and needs to rest.
MSI makes noise always and everywhere, when it is good and when it is bad, even when the lid is closed and no work processes are running.
Initially, this scared me — I was afraid that the laptop could not cope with the load. And at night, when you forget to turn off the device, you wake up from the noise, as if there is a snowstorm outside, and you forgot to close the window.
It turned out that this is the norm.
3. Gets hot
It happens that the laptop heats up when you just type in Word — it’s annoying. It’s not like it should always be a cool sea breeze, but it gets hotter than usual compared to other laptops.
4. Poorly holds a charge + heavy power supply
Discharges pretty quickly, and the charging cord is quite large and weighty. Therefore, for those who would like to work outside the home or take a laptop, for example, to university for couples, this may not be the most suitable option.
5. No SD card slot
And, as a result, the need to purchase a card reader.
So is it worth buying MSI for editing?
Initially, I did not understand at all how to choose a computer, so I decided to take the easy way — to buy a MacBook. It had a reputation for being the most powerful laptop that is ideal for mounting. For the price, I could afford a little, so I settled on the MacBook Pro 13.
But then I decided to analyze the characteristics and realized that for that kind of money (130 thousand rubles) you can buy something more powerful.
I am satisfied with the purchase of a laptop from MSI. It satisfies my performance requirements. Not even talking about editing, I can have a lot of programs open: WhatsApp, Telegram, two or three browsers with several tabs in each, Word documents, PDF and photos, and playing music in parallel — everything is fine.
The design is pleasing to the eye — it’s nice to bring it with you to a coffee shop and enjoy your work: tapping on strong keys and editing, looking at a bright, clear image.
The ambiguous situation with a flimsy case and touchpad, as well as the fact that the laptop discharges quite quickly, makes noise and heats up more than it should, may alert you.
For 122 thousand, of course, I would like everything at once. But, I repeat, for me the main thing was the price + performance + nice appearance. Obviously, for everything else today you need to pay extra.
It was my first independent choice of a laptop and I think that in general I managed. The ideal gadget can only be chosen through trial and error, so next time I will pay attention to the strength of the case and the severity of the charging unit. In the meantime, you can forget about the problem of buying a laptop for at least a year.