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[REVIEW] Work Hard, Play Hard: MSI PRO DP20Z, PRO DP21 & PRO DP130

Taking a look at MSI’s range of business desktop computers that are meant to be easily set up and flexible to be used in a variety of business situations.


MSI PRO DP20Z 5M-025 / MSI PRO DP20Z 5M-026

SRP: RM2,099 / RM2,999



The MSI Pro DP20Z 5M comes in a small form factor, suitable for businesses as the last thing a busy worker needs is to deal with a bulky desktop taking up space either on the table or next to their feet. These desktops are even VESA mountable, taking up even less space if you’re able to mount them onto your monitors if you have the appropriate mount.


But don’t let the small size fool you, this desktop packs a punch as well. Powered by AMD Ryzen 3 5300G on the baseline model and AMD Ryzen 5 5600G on the souped up model. This desktop is able to support up to 4K Resolution and with the various IO Ports, you’d be able to connect the devices you need to make sure you’re able to do the work you want to do without any hassle.



It’s not just the hardware that’s easy to use but the software is convenient for the consumer as well. With TPM Module Support, businesses are able to store their sensitive information with encryption keys for advanced security. MSI’s patented MSI Center software makes optimizing the hardware to run the programs you need with a few clicks of the button.


At the end of the day, when you need something that you can comfortably buy and set up without too much hassle as well have the leeway and flexibility to support a wide variety of uses. You can’t go wrong with the MSI PRO DP20Z 5M.



MSI PRO DP20Z 5M-025 / MSI PRO DP20Z 5M-026 Specifications

Processor

AMD Ryzen™ 3 5300G / AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600G

RAM

SO-DIMM DDR4 8GB (8GB*1)

Graphics

AMD Radeon Graphics

Operating system

Free upgrade to Windows 11*

Connectivity

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 / Intel® AC 3168

Dimensions

85 x 160.55 x 193.3 mm

Weight

1.52kg



MSI PRO DP21 11MA-241 / MSI PRO DP21 11MA-242

SRP: RM2,099 / RM2,499



But I hear you telling us, “I’m a die-hard Intel fan!” Don’t worry, MSI has you covered as well with the latest DP21 series of desktops. The MSI PRO DP21 has similar specs and IO ports as the DP20 but with a slightly thinner form factor compared to the square-ish DP20 and is able to be mounted onto Vesa compatible monitors as well. This desktop weighs slightly more than 1kg at 1.27kg.



The DP21 comes with either Intel’s10th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-10105 or 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-11400 processors. These processors are very comparable to the DP20’s AMD processors, so the only difference between the DP20 series and the DP21 series comes down to form factor and whether or not you want to go Blue or go Red.

And similarly to the DP20, it comes with TPM Module Support for added security and MSI Center for optimization.


MSI PRO DP21 11MA-241 / MSI PRO DP21 11MA-242 Specifications

Processor

Intel® Core™ i3-10105 / Intel® Core™ i5-11400

RAM

SO-DIMM DDR4 8GB (8GB*1)

Graphics

Intel® UHD Graphics

Operating system

Free upgrade to Windows 11*

Connectivity

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Dimensions

204 x 208 x 54.8 mm

Weight

1.27 Kg



MSI PRO DP130 11RK-236 / MSI PRO DP130 11SA-235

SRP: RM2,499 / RM3,399



The MSI PRO DP20 and MSI PRO DP21 are great for day to day office work but what if you’re someone a bit more creative and need the extra horsepower as you’re working on your next artistic masterpiece or editing the next blockbuster in 4K. Then the MSI PRO DP130 is for you.


The DP130 comes installed with Intel’s 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-10105F or 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-11400F processor and has a bulkier form factor this time around due to the additional Nvidia GeForce® GT 1030 or GeForce® GTX 1650 graphics card. This model weighs in at around 4.53kg and is twice the size of the DP21.



There are slightly more IO ports compared to its less powerful cousins with the ability to connect up to 3 monitors using the additional Display Port added to this model. It also supports U-DIMM RAM compared to the SO-DIMM RAM of the other two models for faster memory access.


This model also comes with a similar suite of software like TPM Module support and MSI Center and is able to handle much more content heavy software with the additional GPU.


MSI PRO DP130 11RK-236 / MSI PRO DP130 11SA-235 Specifications

Processor

Intel® Core™ i3-10105F / Intel® Core™ i5-11400F

RAM

U-DIMM DDR4 8GB (8GB*1)

Graphics

GeForce® GT 1030 2GD4 LP OC / GeForce® GTX 1650 4GT LP

Operating system

Free upgrade to Windows 11*

Connectivity

Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 / Intel® Wi-Fi AC 3168

Dimensions

97 x 430.2 x 340 mm

Weight

4.53 kg



You can purchase these desktops now from MSI’s official stores linked below.


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