MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VF
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VF
The MSI Stealth 14 Studio isn’t the best of the lot and has some room for improvement, and I am confident the company will look into the feedback. Those looking for a compact 14-inch gaming notebook should also consider options like the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14, or the upcoming Lenovo Legion Slim 5. In fact, the model that I reviewed is listed at Rs 1,94,990, which is in the vicinity of the 2023 Zephyrus G14 featuring the same RTX 4060 GPU, but an AMD CPU at its heart. That said, the Stealth 14 Studio comes across as a good refresh in terms of design when compared to older MSI notebooks, even though the overall finish and quality could’ve been better. The display looks excellent and performs well for all kinds of applications. Even the performance is quite adequate considering it is a small 14-inch notebook. Overall, MSI has made an honest attempt at making a portable yet powerful notebook for a wide range of audiences, and for that, the Stealth 14 Studio deserves consideration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
You'll find a versatility in the MSI Stealth 14 Studio that isn’t matched by many content-creator laptops we've tested of late. The small frame allows you to (potentially) work from anywhere with an outlet and, if noise isn’t a concern, run your most demanding of programs, thanks to some powerful hardware inside. The MSI Stealth 14 Studio is an attractive and powerful option if you want a portable laptop to be the center of your content work setup, and it comes from a brand trusted by our readers, but its compact size works against it in some areas, particularly battery life and a tighter keyboard than we'd like.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Stealth 14 Studio is an almost complete about-face for MSI's thin-and-light gaming line. It's got a striking new design, updated internals and a handful of welcome quality-of-life upgrades – all in a chassis that's easy to carry around; I've already made multiple cross-country trips with it and it hasn't let me down yet. In fact, the Stealth 14 Studio has basically everything I look for in a great all-rounder – well, except for maybe an OLED screen or an SD card slot (though you do get one on the larger 16-inch model). But if those aren’t deal breakers for you, MSI has delivered a system offering a stunning build and solid performance for gaming or anything else you might need.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 87%
Source: Laptop Mag
The MSI Stealth 14 Studio is a do-it-all, content-creation, doc-pushing mainstream laptop that packs potent specs in an angular-styled lightweight design. It does a great job at whatever tasks you throw at it and can go from office work to home gaming battle stations with ease. The only thing holding this great laptop from earning our Editor’s Choice award is the battery life, which is the MacBook Pro 14’s strong suit along with its powerful performance but can become seriously pricey depending on the configuration. Overall, the Stealth 14 Studio is a fantastic laptop I would recommend to creatives at every skill level, but just be sure to stay near an outlet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 8 GB GDDR6 (128 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost).
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i7-13700H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks with up to 5 GHz. Compared to the i9-13900HK no easy overclocking supported, but instead full vPro management feature-set.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
79.25%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.