MSI Prestige 14 gains Tiger Lake processors, Iris Xe Graphics and an Intel EVO edition
MSI has launched a Tiger Lake refresh of the Prestige 14. The Comet Lake-U generation of the series impressed us when we reviewed it earlier this year, so the refinements that Intel's Tiger Lake architecture brings should give the Prestige 14 a healthy performance boost. The Prestige 14 will be available in three colours and measures 319 x 215 x 15.9 mm. The machine weighs 1.29 kg and includes a 3-cell 52 Wh battery. According to MSI, the Prestige 14 can be charged at up to 90 W.
The Tiger Lake refresh comes with a choice between the Core i5-1135G7, Core i7-1165G7 and Core i7-1185G7. All three processors come with Intel's new Iris Xe Graphics. These processors are paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU with 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and LPDDR4X-4267 dual-channel RAM. There is also an M.2 2280 SSD onboard, along with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, a backlit keyboard, two Thunderbolt 4 ports and an IR 720p webcam. The Prestige 14 will be available with FHD or 4K panels. Both are 60 Hz and IPS-level, although only the 4K panel covers 100% of the Adobe RGB colour space. By contrast, the FHD model covers 72% of NTSC.
The Prestige 14 is expected to be available from October, but pricing remains unknown. However, MSI will also release a Prestige 14 EVO, which is based on the Intel Evo Platform. You can read more about the platform here, but it is worth noting that the EVO edition has a different display. The panel is IPS-level again, but it is a 60 Hz FHD one that covers 100% sRGB and draws 1 W of power. The EVO edition also loses the dedicated NVIDIA GPU, but all other specifications are identical to the regular Prestige 14.