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MSI Stealth 14 Studio Series

MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VFProcessor: Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13620H, Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 2350 euro
Average Score: 78.33% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 87%, display: 83%, mobility: 61%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 73%

 

MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VG

Specifications

MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VGNotebook: MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VG
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 74.25% - average

Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Reviews

Can MSI Compete at 14"? MSI Stealth 14 (2023) Review
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2023
The MSI Stealth 14 Studio might be the most improved gaming laptop of 2023
Source: Engadget English
After being disappointed with last year's model, for 2023 MSI has given its thin-and-light gaming laptop line a complete overhaul and the result is fantastic. Not only does the Stealth 14 Studio feature a stunning new magnesium-aluminum chassis, but it also got a spec bump and a ton of handy additions like the physical shutter for the webcam. You can choose between an FHD+ 165Hz IPS display or an optional QHD+ 240Hz panel, with an Intel Core i7 chip and up to an RTX 4070 GPU. Despite its strong performance, the Stealth 14 Studio weighs just 3.75 pounds, which is almost half a pound lighter than similarly sized rivals. MSI even upgraded the system's battery life, which now lasts an hour longer than before. The only small downsides are a low-res 720p webcam, a slightly large chin and thermals that can get a bit toasty under load. But perhaps the best part is that if you don't fancy a 14-inch gaming laptop, the Stealth Studio is available in a 16-inch model as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2023

Foreign Reviews

MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V, preparado para jugar con su RTX 4070
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; powerful hardware; beautiful display; good gaming performance; great connectivity; comfortable keyboard; HD IR webcam; good cooling and silent system. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2023
80% Recensione MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V: fenomenali poteri cosmici in un minuscolo spazio vitale!
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% display: 80% mobility: 65% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 75%
Msi Stealth 14 Recensione: Un Piccolo Concentrato Di Potenza Con Rtx 4070
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful processor; great dedicated graphics card; excellent display; long battery life; good cooling system. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2023
80% Test du MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V : les créatifs sont servis
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
60% MSI Stealth 14 Studio (RTX 4070)
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
77% Recenzja MSI Stealth 14 Studio. Kompaktowy i wydajny, ale potrafi narobić hałasu
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 70%

 

MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VE

The latest to join the MSI family is none other than the MSI Stealth 14 (RTX 4050). As far as its design is concerned, the device looks quite elegant but has a tendency to show quite a few fingerprint marks. Furthermore, for a gaming laptop, this design is actually quite reserved as the dragon logo on the lid is the only thing that draws attention to the device series. However, there are some additional lighting elements which can be activated via the MSI Center located on both of the corners, as well as the Stealth logo, which can also be illuminated. Unfortunately, it is worth noting that the lighting's colour or intensity is not modifiable. On the other hand, the case itself is made from a magnesium-aluminium alloy and the base unit is extremely stable as it cannot be bent or twisted and there are no creaking noises as well. The same unfortunately cannot be said for the device's lid as it is more flexible and can even be bent ever so slightly, leading to audible creaking noises.
In terms of its connectivity, the Stealth 14’s ports are in the middle on both sides of the device, although there are only three on each side. While it is possible to find the most necessary connections, it is commendable that the laptop's ports are at least up-to-date, as it includes Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI 2.1 ports. Having said that, unfortunately there is no SD card reader and Ethernet port included. This simply means that one will have to rely on an adapter for such connections. As for the keyboard, it can be counted as one of the laptop’s flaws, as its key lift is very shallow and the keys have quite a rickety feel to them. Despite that, tapping the keys does end up being quite precise. However, users might need some time to get used to the layout as it has a single-line enter key and the "|<>" key is in a slightly unusual spot. It is worth mentioning that each individual key's lighting can be adjusted using the Steelseries software. In addition, the smooth click pad (12 x 7.5 cm) works well for everyday use.
As far as its display is concerned, this model has been incorporated with a 14-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. The main highlight of this display has to be its 240-Hz refresh rate as well as its fast reaction times. However, the overall picture quality is not quite impressive though. While its sharpness levels are good, the dark areas tends to look a little as if they have a grey veil hanging over them. In terms of its processor, this device has been equipped with Intel's current bread-and-butter processor, their Core i7-13700H - designed for multimedia and gaming laptops paired with RTX 4050 for its graphics portion which caters for a stable gaming performance. Overall, it is a great device to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VENotebook: MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VE
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 2350 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Reviews

MSI Stealth 14 Studio Review: Lukewarm First Attempt At 14-Inch Gaming
Source: Lowyat.net English
While it is nice to see a company like MSI entering the realm of 14-inch gaming laptops with the Stealth 14 Studio, it is, unfortunately, far from a decent first attempt. I understand why the company went with Intel’s 13th Gen mobile processors, and as powerful as CPUs like the Core i7-13700H is, it has been proven on more than one occasion to be less than stellar when it comes to power efficiency. Hopefully, and assuming MSI is willing to continue developing the Stealth 14 Studio into the next generation, the brand will go the way of its rivals and maybe adopt better, more efficient performance-per-watt processors from Intel’s red rival. Of course, if it does continue down the path of the blue chipmaker, one can only hope that Meteor Lake will be exponentially better in that department and based on what we’ve able to see, it sure as heck looks promising.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2023
MSI Stealth 14 Studio REVIEW - Gaming & Creator Laptop! [14” 240Hz RTX 4050/70]
Source: The Tech Chap English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2023

 

MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VG, i7-13620H

Specifications

MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VG, i7-13620HNotebook: MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VG, i7-13620H
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13620H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 91% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

91% MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VG, análisis y opinión: pequeña gran bestia
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VF

Specifications

MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VFNotebook: MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13VF
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 79.25% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Reviews

70% MSI Stealth 14 Studio A13V review: a power-packed portable notebook
Source: 91mobiles English
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%
80% MSI Stealth 14 Studio Review
Source: PC Mag English
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%
87% MSI Stealth 14 Studio review: A redesign done right
Source: Engadget English
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%
80% MSI Stealth 14 Studio review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

 

Comment

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.


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 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). 

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). 

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU: Mid-range graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM (96 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Raptor Lake-H:

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.

i7-13620H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 4 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 16 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.8 to 4.9 GHz and supports vPro.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00:

14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact. 

In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers. 

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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78.33%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-07- 2 (Update: 2023-07- 2)