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MSI Summit E14 Flip convertible offers excellent performance, but it's a little heavy

MSI Summit E14 Flip convertible offers excellent performance, but it's a little heavy
MSI Summit E14 Flip convertible offers excellent performance, but it's a little heavy
MSI's latest 14-inch convertible is strong on all fronts from its bright 500-nit DCI-P3 touchscreen and Core i7-1260P CPU that actually performs how it should be. At 1.6 kg, however, this isn't a very light convertible at all.

MSI recently sent us the 14-inch Summit E14 Flip Evo equipped with the latest Intel 12th gen Core i7-1260P CPU. During our time with the unit, we found CPU performance to be very good especially for a subnotebook convertible where processor performance can sometimes be throttled more heavily than on their clamshell counterparts. Graphics performance is also top notch with results that are 15 to 20 percent higher than the average laptop in our database equipped with the exact same Iris Xe 96 EUs GPU. It's clear that MSI wanted to preserve performance as much as possible when designing the Summit E14 Flip.

Unfortunately, maximizing performance often means drawbacks elsewhere on the system. The Summit E14 Flip is both larger and heavier than many 14-inch convertibles in its $1500 USD price range including the Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1, LG Gram 14T90P, and even the Asus Zenbook Flip 14 which uses an even more demanding H-series CPU. Though some of the differences can sometimes be marginal, they're actually quite noticeable when handling the model in tablet mode or when traveling. If you want to maximize portability at the cost of a little processor performance, then something lighter like the Samsung Galaxy Pro 360 13 or LG Gram 14 may be worth considering instead of the MSI.

See our full review on the MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo to learn more about what the model has to offer.

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Allen Ngo, 2022-07-19 (Update: 2022-07-18)