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MSI Summit E14 Series

MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M, i7-1260PProcessor: Intel Alder Lake-P i5-1240P, Intel Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, Intel Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, Intel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.295kg, 1.3kg, 1.584kg, 1.6kg
Price: 1050, 1500, 1600, 1900 euro
Average Score: 80.04% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)
performance: 86%, features: 67%, display: 84%, mobility: 70%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 84%

 

MSI Summit E14 A11SCS

Specifications

MSI Summit E14 A11SCSNotebook: MSI Summit E14 A11SCS
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4096 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.295kg
Price: 1900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 83% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

82.3% MSI Summit E14 laptop review: GeForce GTX graphics without the GeForce GTX weight | Notebookcheck
The Summit E14 may look like an ordinary Ultrabook, but it manages to house a full-fledged GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q to offer significantly faster graphics performance than the best that Intel Iris Xe and AMD Vega can currently do. There are some costs to be aware of, however.

Foreign Reviews

83% Test Msi Summit E14 A11SCST-069NE
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Test Msi Summit E14 A11SCST-069NE
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

MSI Summit E14 A11SCST-069NE

Specifications

MSI Summit E14 A11SCST-069NENotebook: MSI Summit E14 A11SCST-069NE
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 4096 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 83% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

83% Review MSI Summit E14 A11SCST-069NE
Source: L&B TechReview English
MSi Summit E14 is a delicious little ultrabook for the office, home office and an everyday life with travel and meetings as we remember it. The hardware is so ample that you get things out of hand in places to sit and fret about waiting for a slow computer. It seems almost superfluous to have sacrificed a mediocre GeForce graphics card on it when the Intel Iris Xe graphics that come with the processor is almost as fast. All in all, though, you get quite a bit of PC for the money, and the touch screen justifies a price that is a little higher than the cheapest competitors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-050

Specifications

MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-050Notebook: MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-050
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i7-1280P
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 83% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

83% Test MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M : Un ultrabook compact mais à perfectionner
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90%

 

MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo A12MT

Specifications

MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo A12MTNotebook: MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo A12MT
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i7-1260P
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixels
Weight: 1.584kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 75% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

Reviews

86.1% MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo A12M convertible review: A legit alternative to HP, Dell or Lenovo | Notebookcheck
Having already cracked the gaming space, MSI is continuing its efforts to carve into the lucrative office and business segment with its Summit series of prosumer devices. The Summit E14 Flip is one of the best models in its family thus far with build quality rivaling that of bigger OEMs.
90% MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo Laptop Review
Source: Techradar English
We can see the MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo performing exceptionally well as a business laptop, as regardless of your workflow, it could fill a gap and add beneficial functionality. The standout element of this device is its ability to adapt to many scenarios without skipping a beat. The build quality is excellent, the battery is good, the performance is solid, and the added features work well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo Laptop Review
Source: Techradar English
We can see the MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo performing exceptionally well as a business laptop, as regardless of your workflow, it could fill a gap and add beneficial functionality. The standout element of this device is its ability to adapt to many scenarios without skipping a beat. The build quality is excellent, the battery is good, the performance is solid, and the added features work well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo review: A powerful 2-in-1 that challenges the best in class
Source: XDA Developers English
During my time with the MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo, I found it difficult to put it down during work hours. It's a neat system that packs a lot of power and has enough battery life to get you through a workday of basic tasks. The keyboard is also comfortable to use, although the trackpad sucks. Overall, it will be difficult to send it back after my 90-day loan period.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2022
MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo review: A powerful 2-in-1 that challenges the best in class
Source: XDA Developers English
During my time with the MSI Summit E14 Flip Evo, I found it difficult to put it down during work hours. It's a neat system that packs a lot of power and has enough battery life to get you through a workday of basic tasks. The keyboard is also comfortable to use, although the trackpad sucks. Overall, it will be difficult to send it back after my 90-day loan period.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2022
60% MSI Summit E14 Flip review: Speed, battery life hold it back
Source: Digital Trends English
The Summit E14 Flip is a well-configured laptop that suffers from inconsistent performance and below-average battery life. Its touchpad is also a weakness, while its display and keyboard are competitive. The problem is that there are so many good 14-inch laptops available today, and the Summit E14 Flip is already competing against several excellent 2-in-1 laptops. It’s a bit expensive as well, which doesn’t help, and overall, the laptop is hard to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% MSI Summit E14 Flip review: Speed, battery life hold it back
Source: Digital Trends English
The Summit E14 Flip is a well-configured laptop that suffers from inconsistent performance and below-average battery life. Its touchpad is also a weakness, while its display and keyboard are competitive. The problem is that there are so many good 14-inch laptops available today, and the Summit E14 Flip is already competing against several excellent 2-in-1 laptops. It’s a bit expensive as well, which doesn’t help, and overall, the laptop is hard to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-051

Specifications

MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-051Notebook: MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-051
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i5-1240P
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1050 euro
Links: MSI homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Review MSI Summit E14 EVO A12M: Laptop Tipis 12 Core Paling Murah
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; great gaming performance; good cooling system; bright display; 2 Thunderbolt ports; Wi-Fi 6E; Bluetooth V5.2; nice cameras; high security; attractive price. Negative: Noisy under loads; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2022

 

MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M, i7-1260P

Specifications

MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M, i7-1260PNotebook: MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M, i7-1260P
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i7-1260P
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-021NL Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
User Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2023
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.


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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops that uses a Turing TU117 chip without raytracing and Tensor cores. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop GTX 1650 Ti to achieve a much lower power consumption (35 versus 50 - 80 Watt).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops that uses a Turing TU117 chip without raytracing and Tensor cores. Should be slightly faster than a GTX 1650, but is also available in different variants with a TGP ranging from 55 - 80 Watt (and two packages).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

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


Intel Tiger Lake:

i7-1185G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock around 3 - 4.8 GHz. Produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel process.

Intel Alder Lake-P:

i7-1280P: The flagship Alder Lake-P CPU featuring 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This i7 is designed for use in ultra-light laptops; its performance cores feature the thread-doubling Hyper-Threading technology for whopping 20 threads in total. The CPU runs at 1.3 GHz to 4.8 GHz and has an "Enterprise" tier vPro feature set. Core i7-1280P has a Base Power of 28 W and the 96 EU Iris Xe iGPU.

i7-1260P: An upper mid-range Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This 28 W SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. Core i7-1260P's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. This 12th Gen CPU runs at 1.5 GHz to 4.7 GHz and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features. Last but not the least, Core i7-1260P has a built-in 96 EU Iris Xe GPU, not unlike certain 11th Gen Tiger Lake-UP3 processors.

i5-1240P: A mid-range 28 W Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. The i5's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. Core i5-1240P runs at 1.2 GHz to 4.4 GHz; it has a built-in 80 EU Iris Xe GPU and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features.

» 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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80.04%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP EliteBook 840 G10, i7-1360P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-P i7-1360P
MSI Commercial 14 H A13
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H
Panasonic Toughbook 55 Mk3
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-P i7-1370P
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G4, i7-1355U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U
Dell Latitude 14 7440, i7-1355U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U
Dell Latitude 14 5440
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U
HP Elitebook 1040 G10, i7-1355U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G4
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U
Acer Aspire 5 A514-56M
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U
HP Elitebook 840 G10
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s G4 i7-1365U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1365U
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5 i7-1355U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U
HP Pavilion Plus 14-eh0004ns
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H
Asus Vivobook S 14 K3402ZA, i7-12700H
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G11, i7-1355U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U
Asus Zenbook 14 UX3402VA, i7-1360P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-P i7-1360P
MSI Modern 14 C13M, i7-1355U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U
Huawei MateBook 14s 2023
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H
Acer Swift 14 SF14-71T-75UX
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer TravelMate P6 TMP614-53
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U, 1.1 kg
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400, i7-1265U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1265U, 1.01 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Asus Vivobook 15 X1504VAP
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U Core 7 150U, 15.60", 1.7 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A517-58M
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U, 17.30", 2.09 kg
Dell Inspiron 5330
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-P i7-1360P, 13.30", 1.3 kg
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1502CB, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 15.60", 1.69 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E16, i7-1355U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U, 16.00", 1.97 kg
Dell Latitude 5540
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1365U, 15.60", 1.61 kg
Dell Latitude 3540
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U, 15.60", 1.81 kg
Infinix INBook Y3 Max
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 16.00", 1.8 kg
Current Prices
MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M, i7-1260P
MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M, i7-1260P
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MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-051
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MSI Summit E14 Evo A12M-050
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MSI Summit E14 A11SCST-069NE
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Stefan Hinum, 2021-10- 6 (Update: 2021-10- 6)