MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo and Summit E14 Flip Evo launched with Alder Lake-P 28 W and Tobii Aware user tracking
MSI is launching several upgrades to its business and productivity laptops lineup at today's MSIology event. Among these are the Summit E13 Flip Evo and the Summit E14 Flip Evo based on Intel's latest 12th gen Alder Lake-P offerings and the Evo 3 platform.
As we've been seeing with recent MSI business laptop offerings, the Summit E13 and E14 Flip series continue to offer the Golden Ratio 16:10 display aesthetic. Since they are based on Intel's latest Evo 3 platform, features such as Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E (via the Killer AX1675 2x2 adapter) are available along with claimed less-than-a-second instant wake and battery life north of 9 hours. Also available is fast charging, which MSI says can achieve four hours of usage with just a 30-minute charge or 1.5 hours with a 15-minute charge.
This year's Summit Series also features Tobii Aware tracking to blur the screen when the user is away. Also available is the Tile desktop app that can help locate both the laptop and a connected smartphone in case of loss or theft.
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo
This year's MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo is based on the Intel Alder Lake-P 28 W platform with configurations starting the include Core i5-1240P, Core i7-1260P, and the Core i7-1280P. The Summit E13 Flip Evo has dimensions of 11.82 x 8.75 x 0.59 inches and weighs about 1.35 kg. You get a 13.4-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 120 Hz IPS-level touchscreen that covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut. The display also carries a FHD IR camera with noise reduction, ambient light sensor, and quadruple microphones.
The Summit E13 Flip Evo can be configured with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5-4800 RAM. Of course, this means that the RAM is non-upgradable. Storage can be configured with up to 1 TB of PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD and can be further augmented with a microSD card, which now comes in a tray design that sits flush with the chassis. The Summit E13 Flip Evo offers two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A port, a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, 1x HDMI-out, and a combo audio jack.
An MSI Pen comes included with the package. The MSI Pen supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt, and can be charged via USB-C. It also doubles-up as a presentation remote. An 83-key white backlit keyboard is available. A 4-cell 70 Whr battery powers the innards.
The MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo will be available in Ink Black and Pure White color options starting from US$1,399 and going up to US$1,699 depending on CPU, RAM, and storage selection.
MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo
The MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo sports largely similar specifications as the Summit E13 Flip Evo with primary differences being with respect to the display and battery. The Summit E14 Flip Evo measures 12.56 x 8.62 x 0.63 inches and weighs about 1.6 kg. It sports a 14-inch QHD+ (2800 x 1800) 16:10 60 Hz IPS-level touchscreen that covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
Port selection includes 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, an open slot microSD card reader, 1x HDMI-out, and a combo audio jack. The Summit E14 Flip Evo comes with a 99-key white backlit keyboard, MSI Pen, and a 4-cell 72 Whr battery.
Pricing starts from US$1,499 and goes up to US$1,799 depending on the chosen configuration.
MSI Press Release